Happy June-uary! (Actually, I don’t mind the return of the Seattle rain so much…it’s good for my vegetable garden! And more sunny is right around the corner.) For this month’s cookbook challenge I decided to go with local cookbook authors. That’s mostly because I knew right off what my first pick would be, and I had to form a theme around him, naturally.
Next up is a book that I have already cooked from (the Perfect Roast Chicken recipe is foolproof), but haven’t cooked from enough, Amy Pennington’s Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen. There are plenty of simple and tasty-looking recipes in this slim volume, and I hope to test my way through several of them. I had the opportunity to meet Pennington at a food event last fall, and this is a woman who deeply cares about food.
Finally, I selected Greg Atkinson’s West Coast Cooking. I had a fair selection of local cookbooks to choose from, but I distinctly remember the day I was browsing through this cookbook in the bookstore and thought, “I want to make this…and this…and this!” Yet so far I have cooked nothing from it. What is wrong with me? What ever it is, I am to fix the problem this month.
And…a gratuitous calf photo from Cherry Valley Dairy. Yes, that is a calf licking my calf: