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Supper for a Song: Creative Comfort Food for the Resourceful Cook Hardcover – March 23, 2010
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Day-Lewis also believes in buying in bulk, by splitting an animal between 2-3 friends. In other words, taking a high quality animal and then sharing it for high quality meat a low quality meat prices. As a result of her philosophy, she includes recipes for ground meat. Meat loaf, Shepherd's Pie, Cottage Pie (leeks, anchovies, tamari/soy sauce, tomatoes, etc), and Meatballs stuffed with Mozzarella. She also has a fair number of rice recipes, like Risotto, Paella, stuffed peppers, stuffed calamari, Afghani orange-scented lamb with rice, chickpeas, and yogurt, and then braised chicken with orange saffron almond pistachio rice.
Also included are lots of recipes using bread as an ingredient, like summer and winter panzanellas, soup with bread to thicken and flavor, etc. Of course, how to make the bread (not my favorite recipe) and also how to make Pizza.Read more ›
There are sections and recipes in the book that try to save you money by using the bits and pieces of extra chicken or potatoes; however many of the ingredients are not cheap. By reading the table of contents one can see that she is attempting to save money and food. The contents are: how to cook a chicken...again and again, the Saturday bake, potluck, single pot luck dinners, happy food, use your loaf, supper for a song, the fruit glut, something out of nothing suppers.
You will be hard pressed to find many of these ingredients in normal American grocery stores; oxtails and quail eggs are just not in the standard inventory. There are many colour pictures; but normally Tamasin Day-Lewis gives more help. She never explains how to poach a chicken. You really need to already know how to cook to use this book and want to cook what are "exotic" comfort recipes. I can highly recommend her Autumn vegetable lasagna as a great comfort dish that is easy to prepare. You will not have a run of the mill table if you use these recipes