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Cookbook Love Podcast

May 16, 2019

Welcome back to another episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast. Today’s episode was inspired by a Mother’s Day meal we shared with our son and his girlfriend. They both work at high-end restaurants in Cincinnati. It's not uncommon that when we get together we talk about the restaurant and their favorite dishes on the menu. The conversation recently turned to a cold sliced pork dish with tuna sauce. They absolutely adored the dish and the new-to-them pairing of pork and tuna. As a cookbook collector may do after a conversation like that, I turned to my cookbook collection to find the recipe. I found a recipe in Marcella Hazen’s Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, for Vitello Tonnato - Cold Sliced Veal with Tuna Sauce. As I searched for this recipe in four of my Italian cookbooks, I was struck by the abundance of recipes and cookbooks we have at our fingertips.


On the internet and in our cookbook collections we can find almost anything. Despite this abundance, we feel like we’re still missing the secret, out of alignment with what we have, like we’re missing out, overwhelmed, and in general, everything being hard from planning, prepping, shopping, cooking, and doing the dishes. On the podcast today, I explore this: why do we feel negative when we have so much recipe, how-to, and cookbook abundance? I think it’s because of how we’re thinking about it, and that in order to feel better, we don’t need more information and cookbooks, we need to change the way we think about what we have. Tune in to hear my 6 tips to work with Recipe and Cookbook Abundance to learn something new and create new results in your kitchen.

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