For my birthday this year Bolt got me “On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen” by Harold McGee. He’s good, this was an astute gift that appeals strongly to my geeky side. Also, just go ahead and read the reviews. “Most widely quoted culinary work in English” “one of the most interesting books I’ve ever opened” The word bible comes up a lot as folks try to explain how they feel about this book. However, it is not the kind of book you just sit down and read. It is dense and sort of… academic.
So, it’s not the sort of thing that you curl up on the couch with and read from cover to cover. So Bolt and I have decided to approach it as a sort of “bible study”. We’re going to try to take on one major heading from each chapter per week, read it, discuss it, and then come up with something to cook together for Sunday dinner, based in some way on the ideas that we discuss. We’ve already done the first of those, and we’ll write something about that soon. Who knows. Maybe we’ll tie these blog posts together into a smashingly successful novel and they’ll make a movie about us when this is done. I suggest Me and Harold McGee as a title.