Thursday Thank You

Thursday Thank You

Gourmet circa 2004

… to one of our cooking idols, Ruth Reichl, who along with her then staff at Gourmet Magazine, sifted through 50,000 recipes to come up with a collection of 1,200 which we refer to as the “yellow Bible.”  One of us (Cynthia) would not be the culinary goddess that she is at Thanksgiving (and throughout the year!) without it.

Green Beans and Roasted Squash

The recipes for Green Beans and Roasted Squash with Sherry Soy Butter and the Sausage Fennel Stuffing have become holiday staples at her house and these dishes never disappoint…  So much so, there are never any leftovers!

Sausage Fennel Stuffing

Do you have a “go to” cookbook or kitchen Bible?

Photos via Speak Up and epicurious

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10 Comments

  • Reply The Zhush December 1, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I don’t…but after reading/seeing this, maybe I should!

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources December 1, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I adore Ruth Reichl and Comfort Me with Apples is one of my favorite books. xx

  • Reply pretty pink tulips December 1, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Mmmmmm…this looks good! I adore all of Ina Garten’s cookbooks and also Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything!!!!

    But, I might be branching out after seeing this!!

    Happy December!!
    xx

  • Reply Decor Arts Now December 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I swear by Marcella Hazen!

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann December 1, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Looks delicious! I think I need to add that to my cook book shelf! My go-tos are usually the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks — I’ve never had a Barefoot recipe fail on me yet!

  • Reply kathysue December 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Yum, now I am hungry!! I use the internet a lot now! My Mom on the other hand has a collection of every kind of cookbook imaginable, she reads them like a novel, dreaming of all the dishes she could make, but never does, hehe. She is a wonderful cook so she really enjoys the whole process!!
    Merry Christmas ♥
    Kathysue

  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign December 1, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I really love Ina Garten’s cookbooks – her recipes always turn out beautifully. These sound amazing though – think I’m going to have to check them out!

  • Reply stitchfork December 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Mom’s box of collected recipes is the go-to around here! Could really use a dish of those greens beans and squash right now tho…
    xo Cathy

  • Reply quintessence December 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I have this book as well but must admit I haven’t made many things from it – clearly I need to revisit that!!

  • Reply Kelly Market December 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Those do look delicious! I’m an America’s Test Kitchen girl…I love their explanations and “Best Recipes.” I need to explore Gourmet more obviously! xxKO

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