03 Jun What’s Cooking @ HEPL: Ep 06
By: Heidi Herald
Welcome back to the What’s Cooking @ HEPL blog! I am Heidi Herald, a Public Services Librarian at Hamilton East Public Library. I will be reviewing one of the library’s cookbooks each month. This month, I tried some recipes from Joshua Weissman’s cookbook, an unapologetic cookbook. Many people know Joshua Weissman from his popular YouTube cooking videos. I decided to review his cookbook when the library received an advanced readers’ copy.
The recipes in the cookbook are quite varied. There are amazingly simple recipes such as salted butter & jam toast as well as much more complex recipes. Most of the recipes look like they could easily become favorites!
If you don’t have a sourdough starter, he provides detailed instructions on making one, as well as a recipe for sourdough bread from the starter.
In addition to the sourdough, the cookbook also has a lot of basic recipes that would be fun to try for cheeses and sauces.
Next, I tried potato gnocchi with pesto. This was a fun and easy dish. It was my first time making homemade pasta, and I will make this again.
Finally, in the video below I make Chicken Katsu with a spicy cabbage slaw and katsu sauce!
Watch Episode 6 Here!
I hope you will borrow Joshua Weissman: an unapologetic cookbook from our library collections! It is available in print and as an eBook through Libby/OverDrive.
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Credit goes to Danielle Acton, HEPL’s Adult Engagement Coordinator, for producing the videos and for her help and advice.