Time to crack open the ol' 1876 meats encyclopedia. Vintage cookbooks: ever use them for restaurant recipe inspiration?
- Jennifer Plank
- Cleveland, Ohio
God yes... you need to look back into the basis of the food revolution, or back to the roots of a cuisine to truly understand its nature some times. Yeah its easy for chefs now a days to say they cook "French" but in reality the way most of us American chefs work almost all of our food is a mash up of different cultural draws. Reading the backbone cookbooks is key to developing knowledge of the style you are researching.
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- Nate Hamilton
- Chef de Cuisine
- Madison, WI
I inherited a bunch of old cookbooks - handwritten - from my grandmother. I like to dig through them for pickle recipes.