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Happy 2012!!

Or as we like to think of it….the year of the cookbook.

I think word got out that Phil and I like food – both to cook and consume. Maybe people read this blog after all! We got a total of six books about cooking to take back with us to Bangkok next week and we plan on reporting back dutifully what worked and what didn’t in a kitchen in Thailand. Here’s what we’re working with:

Mark Bittman’s Food Matters Cookbook
The Siracha Cookbook: 50 “Rooster Sauce” Recipes that Pack a Punch by Randy Clemens
Dance of Spices: Classic Indian Cooking for Today’s Home Kitchen by Laxmi Hiremath
Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni
Super Natural Cooking Every Day by Heidi Swanson (of 101 cookbooks fame)
Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Micheal Pollan

Like everyone else we have our own new year’s resolution: communal dinners. We hope to host a Sunday night supper for friends in the neighborhood each week. Honing in on our cooking skills, cooking with unfamiliar ingredients (wild rice, lentils, kale?!?) and creating a bit more of a familiar community through something we do best, eating, are all things that Phil and I would like to improve in 2012. Goals for our pants fitting better I’m sure are in there too…

To all of you out there in the interwebs we hope you have a very happy and healthy 2012. Here’s to another year of mala with a fork!


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