I picked Betty Crocker’s New Cookbook for a pretty simple reason: I just got a thank-you note from a couple of friends who got married recently, and it referenced cooking. Well, this is a cookbook that I have found invaluable, particularly since I’m the one who cooks dinner for the family. You see, I know how to follow a recipe, and I know how to adapt a recipe, so arguably I know how to cook… but I don’t know how to cook a lot of the stuff that I like to eat. If you know how to follow directions, but you lack the knowledge base past “put foil on pan. Put meat on foil. Put dial on broil and wait until meat is cooked through” then this book will help you with your secret shame. It will tell you how to make lemonade – and don’t laugh; the proportions are not immediately obvious.
And so we… move… Known and Unknown: A Memoir. Am I being paid for that product placement? I wish.