Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Today's favorite cookbook
My current favorite cookbook is Firehouse Food: Cooking with San Francisco's Firefighters. For those who didn't know, Ms. A's older brother is a firefighter for San Francisco.
I've tried several recipes including crab cakes, chocolate chip cookies, "free" cake, Firehouse 11 Cioppino, Bob's oven-fried chicken, red gumbo and ceasar salad. All were winners. All were incredibly flavorful and very straightforward. Take the chocolate chip cookie recipe: put everything but the chocolate chips into the bowl. Mix well. Add chocolate chips. How much easier could it be? Plus since these recipes were intended to feed a crowd they are easily multiplied.
Also the intro talks about life as a firefighter, especially the meals which appears to be a very important part. Plus, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Surviving Families Fund of San Francisco Firefighters Local 798. Tasty and heartwarming.