Cookbook Recommendation: Roast Figs Sugar Snow
This time of year is filled with all things good for the soul – family, vacation, cozy clothing and, of course comfort food. The exceptionally talented Diana Henry delivers promising fall and winter food in her gorgeous book, Roast Figs Sugar Snow, a reissue of her 2009 publication. Folded between the pages are lush dishes, such as tartiflette – sliced baked potatoes with crème fraiche and chunky bacon lardons – and pumpkin tarts with spinach, nutmeg, Gorgonzola and parmesan. Diana serves up a beautiful farmer’s salad, colored with potatoes, blood sausage, pancetta (or bacon) and fried eggs, and dishes a savory beef pie with wild mushrooms and red wine. In researching this book, Diana toured through some of the world’s snowiest climates, including Vermont, Quebec, Russia, Switzerland, Scandinavia and northern Italy. She uses these global influences – like quinces and juniper berries – in this charming read. At $30, Roast Figs Sugar Snow is your remedy to this year’s winter blues.