When I was in college…there was a cookbook I brought with me.
It was written by hand.
Who does that?
Moosewood Cookbook did. That is who.
They were a once teensy little vegetarian restaurant in Ithaca NY.
and I LOVED their recipes.
So….I brought it to school. And my roommates and friends and I used it.
I remember an old boyfriend impressing me with the cream of asparagus soup from the book…made in his ramshackle beer can infested kitchen he shared with 4 other guys.
only…he forgot to add the asparagus.
After countless moves, countless kids. well four.
I invariably lost the favorite dog eared book.
But…continued to make many of the recipes…changed, altered glorified or not
On a whim…I recently bought a used Moosewood cookbook on Amazon. Pennies on the dollar, people
And looking at the hand written recipes just shot me right back to old college apartments in old houses…The smell of stale beer…and Ratatouille.
And while I make it differently….I opened the page and chopped and sautéed and stewed away.
The smell of fresh veggies and herbs stewing….Heaven.
Try it….You’ll like it.
find it here too.
And while the old ratatouille recipe is not on here too old school? you will find some newer fresher fab recipes on their Moosewood site
Go…find ye a cheap beer…preferably in a can…cause you can crush it on your forehead maybe did anyone ever do that? naaww.