The Moosewood Cookbook 40th Anniversary Edition by Mollie Katzen (book review)

The Moosewood Cookbook has inspired generations to cook simple, healthy, and seasonal food. A classic listed as one of the top ten best-selling cookbooks of all time by the NeYork Times, this 40th anniversary edition of Mollie Katzen’s seminal book will be a treasured addition to the cookbook libraries of fans young and old.moosewood cookbook

I love cookbooks that have recipes that teach to cook healthy yet simple, the Moosewood cookbook is just that & has fast become a cookbook I can grab to show my girls (& boys) how to cook a favorite dish or side. I love the nostalgic feeling of books from my youth the cover has, it takes me back just like the recipes inside. My 14-year-old daughter is really into cooking & loves to get in the kitchen with me & cook & even to teach the 2 younger kids to cook. So she always gets excited about new cookbooks & opens them & gets lost in them like they are novels. So by the time I got to open & check out the Moosewood cookbook she already had pages marked for recipes she is going to try right away.

I found these recipes marked by her, Basic Corn Bread page 114, Samosas page 170, Gado Gado page 180, Apple Custard Pie page 202 & Yogurt Cream Cheese Pie page 210. Ultimately the Basic Corn Bread won out & is the recipe she made first, the reason she gave is corn bread sounded great to go with turkey & rice.

But before I get to the cornbread recipe let me tell you a bit more about the book, you will not find photos but there are drawn pictures like charcoal drawing & I love that, it fits perfectly with the feel of this book. This is the 40th edition & in the cornbreadIntroduction section there is a great story on the history of the Moosewood cookbook. The other contents of the book are Pantry notes – Some useful tools – Table of contents – Soups – Salads – Sauces & dips – A few baked things & sandwiches – Entrees – Desserts – Index.

Now to the corn bread, it is an easy recipe that has 2 variations, Mexican Corn & Cheese bread – Blueberry corn bread. My daughter did a kinda mix between the Basic corn bread & the Mexican because she added the corn to the Basic. Turn cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, yogurt, egg, honey, butter & corn into an amazing corn bread that did indeed go well with turkey & rice.

Overall I think this is a great cookbook to recommend to my fans, & I am happy to add it to my collection to pass down to my kids & I know it will be used a lot for teaching my kids & for enjoying time together cooking.

More info on the Moosewood Cookbook 

Written by Mollie Katzen


“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”

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