Friday, September 28, 2007

Mayonnaise, Part Two

Just one more thing about the Boston Cooking-School Cook Book and I promise to find something new to talk about. I feel compelled to mention, after my failure with mayonnaise making, that in the preface to this book there is a list of fifty basic recipes intended "FOR STUDENTS AND BEGINNERS" (uppercase original). Three guesses what the number 22 recipe is. What? What's that? Hard boiled eggs? Biscuits? Chocolate chip cookies? No, no, and no.

Mayonnaise.

Right before number 23, green salad. One apparently must learn how to drizzle oil precisely into eggs before learning how to you know, chop lettuce and add cucumbers and tomatoes to it.

3 comments:

Lisa Kendrick said...

I've been tempted for awhile now to make my own mayonnaise. I'm curious to see what else is on the list of things cooks should now how to make. Could you post all 50 of them? Thanks!

Me said...

I think that's a great idea. I am going to post a couple things about other cookbooks but check back soon and you'll find the list! Thanks for the suggestion.

Gretchen said...

I need to catch up on KGV's blog...I am so behind! I have been doing too much housework. I thank HH and you for your guidance and wisdom in all things domestic.