Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Poetic Cookbook

The Tassajara Bread Book has been part of my library for at least ten years. Upon first purchasing this gem with its gently textured cover and hand drawn sketches, I fell in love with the poetry that Edward Espe Brown, the author, offered in the opening of this cookbook.

His words, insights, and even the recipes themselves carry with them a humbleness and gratitude towards cooking, food, and life.

I'm amazed to say that only last week did I actually used one of the recipes (page 100, Bran Muffins) and it was scrumptious--not to mention helpful in getting things flowing (if you know what I mean!).

I intend to use many more recipes in the upcoming months. Next on the list is Corn Muffins (still on page 100--I figure why mess with a good thing).

Love Much,


Today is the first day of the rest of your life!


Yogamum said...

I love that book too, although I've rarely ventured beyond the pancakes. I have my dad's old tattered copy.

shinyyoga said...

nice! perhaps you should share the bran muffins recipe as it sounds very helpful to me ... if you know what i mean ;)

oh dear! x

Everyday Yogini said...

I love that book as well! I have my Mom's old, well-worn copy!!

Happy New Year, Kris!!

rand(om) bites said...

LOL sounds like something I need to get a hold of :-)

Laura said...

I love Ed Brown! He has another cookbook (that is, sadly, now out of print) that is one of my favorites, too. His writings are fabulous. He does retreats with his partner, Patricia Sullivan (an Iyengar teacher). He does cooking lessons, she does yoga classes. On my dream vacation list...