I dove into a couple of fab cookbooks for my most recent cookbook review. Molly Gilbert‘s One Pan & Done and Colu Henry‘s Back Pocket Pasta are two very approachable books from confident cooks who will help you get a tasty meal on the table in not too much time without too much work. They are making my weeknight cooking and casual dinner parties so much better! Continue reading
Happy new year! If you’ve been reading A Little Saffron for some time, you likely know I am a correspondent for the Taste section of the Tampa Bay Times. I’m kicking off 2017 with a new column for the section called Everyday Entertaining, which is a natural next step for the column I wrote for four years: In Our Kitchen. Everyday Entertaining focuses a bit more on how I cook now at home, which has changed quite a bit in the last several years. It’ll be a monthly column you can expect the first Wednesday of each month.
I’ll also continue to write cookbook reviews; you can expect those in the Times every third Wednesday of the month. Read my latest cookbook review on How to Celebrate Everything! It’s a cookbook that’s very much in the spirit of this new column.
Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck in the coming year is a Southern tradition, and a very tasty one, too. My family was more likely to eat 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve for good luck, but I have to admit black eyed peas are wholly more satisfying and enticing than a handful of fruit to be gobbled up quickly in the name of good fortune. Continue reading