Friday, March 10, 2006

The best book I ever tasted....

I have never been one of those "I'll just have a salad" kinds of girls. I love food. I love the texture, taste, smells, preparing it, growing it, buying it etc...

Up until last month, I had been stuck in a food rut. It is amazing what 4 weeks of consecutive rain will do to your palate. By the 2nd week all I wanted was warm soup, bread and oatmeal. By week 4, pretty much oatmeal was the only thing that warmed me enough to be satisfying.

Enter Ruth Reichl’s Comfort Me with Apples, a book that will convince you that you have never really taken the time to taste food. In her book, food tastes of textures, places, history, colors and emotions. Flavors peak at different places in your mouth and invoke responses usually reserved for sex and other intense emotional experiences. I greatly suspect that reading this book will increase the pleasure of every culinary experience from now until the end of time. And yes, I know I am pouring it on thicker than oatmeal on a rainy day… But trust me she deserves it.

So once again, I am in love with food

My current favorite recipe this week, is Red Snapper in Crazy Water: Acqua Pazza . I tell my significant other that it is an Italian fish soup, some how crazy water does not sound too appetizing. The flavors are simply fragrant....The perfect mix of salty fish and sweet tomato. It tastes like sunshine in the Italian Mediterranean... sigh...

3 comments:

suttonhoo said...

cookus interuptus -- the recipe links aren't working! oh nooooooooooo... and I sooooo want to try the crazy water...

enyasi said...

Sorry the links did not work, they are now fixed. I just made a version of Acqua Pazza last night with Artichoke hearts, prawns and dover sole... with this really crusty bread... yum yum

suttonhoo said...

:)