CANAL HOUSE COOKING, VOLUME N° 6, THE GROCERY STORE is a collection of our favorite recipes, the ones we cook for ourselves, our friends, and our families, using the best that grocery stores have to offer. It is filled with recipes that will make you want to run straight to the grocery store to stock up and start cooking.
We are home cooks writing about home cooking for other home cooks. Our recipes are easy to prepare and completely doable for the novice and experienced cook alike. Good cooking relies on good shopping, so we buy smoked fish to make a delicious creamy stew, and plump organic chickens to roast right on the oven rack over potatoes and vegetables. Bunches of fat local asparagus go into our shopping cart—we cook them simply and bathe them in a luscious lemon-butter sauce. We choose hearty escarole and tender young spinach and stock up on bags of frozen peas and fava beans to use in so many ways. We buy succulent rhubarb for an early spring tonic or for an Easter dessert, roasted and spooned over crisp meringues.
Canal House Cooking, Volume N° 6, The Grocery Store, is the sixth book of our award-winning series of seasonal recipes. We publish three volumes per year: Summer, Fall & Holiday, and Winter & Spring, each filled with delicious recipes for you from us. Cook all year long with Canal House Cooking!
95 delicious triple-tested recipes
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is my second copy of this great cookbook. I figured we would need a backup so we don't wear out our current copy. The used books delivered it timely, and it was as described as to condition. For contents the recipes in CH #6 are just excellent, it has the most recipes we like of all the volumes so far...
I started out with the first in their series of book/magazines and was instantly in love. I adored the workspace studio they occupy, their friendship (the two authors Christopher & Melissa, two BFF's)and their practical approach to cooking, eating, shopping, photography and writing about food.
Unfortunately the last three issues have been more and more pretentious. I do not eat this way and nor does anyone I know (even the foodiest foodies), living on filet mignon like its beef jerky and putting shaved black truffles into everything. I mean good heavens - they call themselves "home cooks" - what home? Beyonce & Jay-Z?
This is not my home certainly and I do pretty well for myself but my truffle, filet mignon and lobster budget is not really a factor.
The authors did not start out like this and I have rated the other books higher. Also since I got their new cookbook Canal House Cooks Everyday, I was disappointed to find that most of the recipes...
Very disappointed in this volume. A book titled "The Grocery Store" should fufill its promise, not simply provide an essay about one specific high-end store, adding some details about how the authors shop for each other. There was no insight for the vast majority of shoppers who must deal with "regular" grocery stores. I was let down by The Canal House authors.
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