April 26, 2014

Makes me hungry

I read a lot of foodie books and cookbooks but one of my most favorite books is called Katish: Our Russian Cook by Wanda Frolov.  

It is Foodie Fiction with a plausibility in real life.  It is a novel with tons of recipes sprinkled throughout.  I made nearly every one as I was reading the book, which could explain why it took me so long to read it.  I had to stop at the end of every chapter and see if I had the ingredients to make everything.   I also loved the illustrations... hand drawn and so perfect for this story.

My most favorite and most used recipes from the book are the Stroganoff and the Mushrooms in Sour Cream Sauce.  


  1. I love novels with recipes. Diane Mott Davidson gave me my favorite brownie recipe and a bar to die for (they are called Lethal Layers, LOL) from one of her mysteries. Cleo Coyle has a whole coffee and coffee dessert section at the end of each of her books. Honestly, I think most readers are foodies at heart, and vice versa!

  2. Diane, I do, too! I think you are so right about the foodie/bookish connection. I will have to check out some of these authors. I know I have seen both at the used bookstore I go to in Las Cruces. I have a lot of book credits there and will pick some up next time I go that direction. :)

  3. That seems like a great book to get inspiration from!