andrew's Profile

From: Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Joined: February 1st, 2009

About me: Welcome to Cookbooker! I've been cooking for years, and right now I'm especially interested in baking - artisan bread, pizza and various treats.

Favorite cookbook: Ad Hoc at Home

Favorite recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies


Latest review:

January 6th, 2013

Blueberry Muffins from Bouchon Bakery

These were okay muffins, but nothing special. I'd been led by the instructions to believe they would be something out of the ordinary - they have molasses, honey, lots of butter, and rest in in the fridge... read more >

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Italy the Beautiful Cookbook

By Lorenza De' Medici
HarperCollins, Advantage Publishers Group - 1999

2nd November 2009

Taglierini Alla Chitarra : page 104

Very simple, very tasty - if you use good ingredients, that is. Classic Italian cooking relies on the primacy of good ingredients and simple cooking techniques to produce potentially great food.

We use only ripe garden tomatoes or fresh market tomatoes in season to make this recipe. From looking at the ingredients: olive oil, onion, tomatoes, pancetta, basil leaves, pepper, you might think this was overly simple. But simmering them all together for an hour performs an alchemy on the ingredients and makes a wonderful, if a little wet, pasta sauce.

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