A sweet way to journal, a hearty soup dinner, spring break pleasure reading
So glad to see someone else's copy of Dinner: A Love Story with a broken spine, pages falling out, etc. My copy is so loved that it falls open to the ragu page or the sausage-white bean-kale soup page depending on how I ease the book onto the countertop, and I bet you could get a sense of how a recipe will turn out by licking a couple of the aforementioned pages. A beloved and useful book!
Way back when I had a blog I posted the recipe…
Have you ever had billy weaver’s cream of mushroom soup from Friday Saturday Sunday in Philadelphia? It was to die for. It runs more light tan than gray and is one of the most delicious soups I have ever had. I make it once a year for my kids, it is pure decadence. It is best served with a good French baguette that is spread with a European unsalted butter that you dip in the soup and a spring mix salad to cut all the fat.
Loved the salad dressing recipes as well as the whole news letter today>
Thank you for sharing. Your style is comforting and encouraging.
Nice to know others write in their cookbooks!
Love this! I annotate my cookbooks too - what worked, what didn't, how I'd change it next time. My older son (now 14) loves to bake, so he makes his own annotations in my books too. I love seeing his notes in his handwriting.
it's so funny that you show the annotated cookbook page - i actually got the idea from you to start keeping track of our dinners each night this year...and lately i've been adding little life notes to them. i could never journal in the traditional way (i've just always hated writing as it feels like such a chore) but this feels so easy and natural.
This makes my heart happy
Loved the sweet annotations! I already note when cooked and wind up transferring my favorites - scaled for my family - into a series of Fox Journals. My daughter has already demanded that they pass to her. And if I go on that 6-month sojourn to Europe I can bring some home with me...
I always write in cookbooks! They are made for it - cookbooks for life.
I LOVED Writers and Lovers. I read it in April/May 2020 and I swear that it saved me. I got the chance to tell this to Lily King when I met her last fall, and it was such a delight. I just read Hello Beautiful which DESTROYED me in all the best ways. Everyone has to read it.
Last night I used DALS to make my daughter’s favorite meal: chicken and orzo soup. I’ve tweaked it and made it my own over the years (elbow macaroni so for orzo), and the soup is always a favorite. It’s what she asks for as a special meal for her birthday and today she’s getting her wisdom teeth out and asked for it as her pre-surgery meal. Anyway, I was looking through the book while I was cooking--such a great book! -- and I loved re-reading your narratives and it brought me right back to when my kids were little, which is when I got that book. Anyway, this is a long way of saying your book and its recipes are a part of my family’s life. Thank you for all of it!
Love three things posts. Jenny, did I miss the meal plan this month? Thank you
Love the way you bring out three different things every issue
Love your dressing! When I was 16, my dad took me on a guided trekking trip through the French Alps. One of the guides was a former chef, and he taught me essentially that same dressing recipe. I've been making it as my go-to for the last two decades since!
So sweet. I write in my own cookbooks, notes for future recipe iterations, but I love seeing someone use your book to journal precious family memories. What an honor to be a part of so many people's family lives. (p.s. paprika in mushroom soup always. It's the Hungarian way! Paprika and mushrooms were made for each other.)
Ah must you right on the paper?!