Sunday, May 18, 2014

Simple Pleasure Sunday: An Delivery

I love receiving books I ordered on in the mail.

This latest purchase arrived sometime last week...

I don't own a TV and one of the few shows that I miss watching is Extra Virgin on the Cooking Channel. I adore hosts Debi and Gabriele as well as Tuscan food. When I heard that this lovely couple just published a new cookbook, Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen, I decided to order one as soon as I possibly could. I look forward to both reading it and cooking from it. I wanted to learn how to make my own tomato sauce anyway, and so their "Red Sauce" may just be the one I try. In fact, Debi implores the reader to "please use this book. Dog-ear the pages. Get sauce on it. Let a spray of olive oil from a vigorous drizzle mark its pages. Write your favorite notes--your own inspirations--in the margins. Let the love we put into these recipes become a part of your home" (10). With practice as well as with the wisdom from this cookbook, I hope to serve friends and family fabulous meals with love and to become a better cook for myself. So far, so many of the recipes pique my interest, plus the photography is stunningly beautiful.

In addition to the aesthetic food presentation, I admire Debi for her personal style. A handsome Tuscan man being featured doesn't hurt either.

Here's my cookbook collection...

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