Where has this cookbook been my entire life? Luckily the author -- a descendant of the Streit matzo founder -- came up with dozens of creative Passover recipes. From breakfast treats like blueberry & cheese blintzes made with matzo meal (page 23), to Caesar salad with matzo ball croutons (41), to Moroccan matzo stuffing (57), there are modern classics like matzo brei and new creative recipes. There is a whole chapter with mouthwatering desserts, two words that rarely come to mind at Passover meals! These recipes are so good that they may just find a place at the table after the 8 day holiday is over.
A Recipe for Cooking (Morrow, $29.99) is Cal Peternell’s follow up to his 2014 book 12 Recipes. In the earlier book, Peternell teaches home cooks some basic recipes and techniques, while his newest takes these lessons to the next level. Organized by season, the meals presented here range from intimate dinners for two to banquets designed to feed a large crowd. Some of the recipes included: Savory Tart with Onions, Olive, and Anchovies; Shredded Zucchini Fritters with Basil Mayonnaise; Citrus Salad with Ginger, Cilantro, and Saffron-toasted Pistachios. With photographs and drawings, Peternell explains everything clearly and puts these tasty dishes within range of intrepid home cooks.