Breaking away from books on homes or libraries, I read Supper of the Lamb yesterday by Capon; but only because I really wanted to read it and had to return it to the library. Now, its difficult to read books about food. Throughout the entire book I wanted to eat everything Capon wrote about; even the lamb stew and I don’t like lamb.
Capon is an Episcopalian who loves food. That is essentially what the book amounts with, though with lots of good things in between. For instance, his chapter on knives or contemplating the onion. He brings new insights into cooking that I hadn’t thought about before. For instance, best ways for thickening sauces and soups without adding flour. And how to stretch out that piece of meat the longest. And why eating is wonderful. What was also great was that he had a sense of humor. It was hard reading this book quietly because I just kept laughing. Really, we can laugh and enjoy this world around us? Yes!
The result of this book, I bought a spaetzle maker. All I can think about is his description of homemade spaetzle and how wonderful it sounds. So next week we’re having spaetzle (have to wait for Amazon to deliver). I can’t wait.
And read this book! I cannot recommend it enough (and if you’re not a fan of contemplating onions, just wade through the chapter, it is great).