March 2011

The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia Romagna

a cookbook for people who love to eat

A good cookbook really is a thing of beauty, combining photos, recipes, and on rare and lucky occasion, incorporating anecdotes, history, observations, and sometimes even folklore. So when I discovered that Lynne Rossetto Kasper of The Splendid Table fame has written cookbooks highlighting some of the cuisine she's spent so many years celebrating on her syndicated weekly radio show produced by American Public Media, I immediately went in search. I found a copy of The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia Romagna, The Heartland of Northern Italian Food at the local library‐only to discover that this twenty-year-old cookbook actually has a waiting list at my local library. That immediately seemed like a good sign, so I promptly put my name on that waiting list.

300 Under 300 Is Finally Here!

So if you have ever been into healthy cooking, or joined Weight Watcher's over the past few years you have heard all the rave about Hungry Girl and her website. Not only is Hungry Girl sponsored by some great healthy eating products, but the content on her site is just wonderful! Her newest book is now available at book stores and online everywhere and if you can guess by the title it is breakfast, lunch and dinner meals under 300 calories! Of course the Weight Watcher Points Plus Value is given for all the recipes. There is such a wide variety and I cannot wait to try all of these new recipes.

There is nothing more satisfying then a meal that you know is healthy but tastes damn good!

I went through and picked a couple of my favorites in the new 24 chapter book. (Did I mention the tour for the book right now, check out the Official Site and see if it is stopping near you. There are tons of prizes and food give aways!)