So I was listening to the Bon Appetit foodcast like I regularly do, and they had a former employee, now cookbook author, on their June 20th podcast to discuss her cookbook, Dining In. Voted the best cookbook of 2017 by a multitude of media outlets, the book rocketed her to stardom, and apparently, made her one of the first chefs to use viral marketing for a cookbook.
Her Salted Butter and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread cookies are something of a phenomenon on instagram. (seriously, just look her up. Everyone is making them) According to the podcast, she does her best to comment on every picture churned out by budding American cooks across the country that are helping themselves to her cookbook that promises she will never make us cook something in more than one pan unless absolutely necessary. Thanks, Alison. Can I call you that?
Needless to say, I ordered Dining In literally while listening to the podcast. It’s our July cookbook of the month to explore together. If you follow the Eating Normal facebook page before July 4th, you might get a copy yourself! I’m giving away a second copy to the people that follow the page as a thank you to the folks that are helping me build a fun hobby.
I have selected the following four recipes to definitely cook this month, but I may dive into more before I give you my final verdict on Dining In. Will it live up to the hype and accolades? Find out with me. Pick it up for yourself, or pray you’re lucky enough to get my second copy.
Dishes to Try this Month:
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