Buckwheat Kasha with Caramelized Mushrooms from Samarkand

Buckwheat Kasha with Caramelized Mushrooms from Samarkand

I recently reviewed Samarkand, a book devoted to recipes from Central Asia and The Caucasus. That’s a huge land mass with mountains, grasslands, and huge lakes — an area rich in geography and history. Most people live off the land, herding and farming. But there...
Mushrooms Stuffed with Lemon

Mushrooms Stuffed with Lemon

Oh the difference between a mere recipe title and the recipe details. In her last book, 1000 Spanish Recipes, Penelope Casas offered an army of wonderful recipes, many of them tapas, and all of them regional, authentic, and delectable. If you just skim the book and...
Porcini-Braised Beef with Horseradish Mascarpone

Porcini-Braised Beef with Horseradish Mascarpone

Yesterday’s post was for Horseradish Cream: https://cookingbythebook.com//recipes/horseradish-cream-from-curtis-stone-and-beyond/ The cream is a dream unto itself, useful in myriad ways atop proteins or salad. Heck, you can use it instead of mayo in that next roast...