Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Goldy's Kitchen Cookbook by Diane Mott Davidson

First Sentence: In the early 1980s, I started to write about a character named Goldy.

Ms. Davidson is the author of 17 books whose protagonist is Goldy Schulz, a caterer with a troubled son. She is also a domestic abuse survivor, and a solver of mysteries. Ms. Davidson didn’t grow up in a “food” household, but she was exposed to a woman who cooked from scratch, and she was fascinated.

This is a delightful book. It truly is an amalgamation of Ms. Davidson’s memories, personal philosophies, and of delightful recopies. Each section begins with a personal story, and each recipe has a small tip or personal notation at the top.

The recipes are a blend of those perhaps not seen in other places and/or a twist on a recipe one knows. Dessert lovers should be particularly attracted by this book as nearly the last third of it is desserts, both chocolate and non-chocolate.

What’s nice, however, is that none of the recipes is overly complex or beyond the level of a basic cook. In fact, although there are no illustrations, the recipes are so well written, one does not feel for the lack of them.

Goldy’s Kitchen Cookbook” is a delight for fans of Ms. Davidson, Goldy fans, cooks, and those who simply enjoy reading cookbooks.

GOLDY’S KITCHEN COOKBOOK (Cookbook/Autobiography) – VG
Davidson, Diane Mott
Wlm. Morrow – Sept 2015

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