Every day is earth day here in the cookery. I’m rummaging through a stack of used cookbooks I found at the library. Instead of chucking these dusty volumes into the dumpster, someone placed them on the “Help Yourself” cart at a local library. Some are great, others not so great. But what’s old can be new again. Marguerite Patten was preparing healthy meals in under 30 minutes back in 1968. Her “Speedy coq au vin?” 20 minutes!
When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our