Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Cookbook: Better Home Cooking Hardcover – 6 Apr 2010
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The recipes have stories, pictures and step by step instructions that are easily followed. At times when an ingredient or a technique is used in a surprising way, like brown and white sugar on frizzled leeks, or Matzoh flour for extra crispiness on fried chicken, there is always a story of why it makes a difference. The "make ahead" or "will hold on the counter" tips are super helpful.
For the everyday cook, there are plenty of recipes to keep your family happy and fed, with a little twist; like Cripsy Cornish Game Hens and Really Good Brisket For the adventurous cook, you can't go wrong; their famous Marrow Bones with Oxtail Marmalade recipe is included in the book. You can really knock your guests socks off with these simple but impressive dishes.
Besides the great recipes and the "blue ribbon wisdom" snippets (that give great tips) I think what I loved most of all was the humility and thankfulness the Bromberg brothers showed when incorporating the personal stories about the Chef's, cooks, family and friends that were there along the way.
If you love to cook, this one is for you. I can't wait to begin making some of these dishes. This will be one of my most used cookbooks.
I also can't wait for my next trip back to NYC, for another late night at The Blue Ribbon on Sullivan! It's a welcoming place where "dinner" at 2am feels like 10pm, the place is so respectfully lively.
One example of the type of recipe found, is our family's favorite that also uses up our garden squash, is simple and yet impressive for company: arugula and butternut squash salad.
There are a few sources for ingredients and an index by ingredient, name and photograph.
The sections covered are: snacks, appetizers, soups and salads, main dishes, vegetables and sides, desserts, breakfast and brunch, sandwiches, sauces, stocks and condiments, including a great and easy recipe on how to make garlic dill pickles.
In total, it's a good cookbook, interesting and even better if you are a fan of the Bromberg's restaurants