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The written word has always been a joy for me.  I can not remember a time in my life when I did not have books. Before I was able to read them, my mother read books to me. As soon as I could read independently I was never without a book in my hands or very nearby.  As years passed, writing developed into a passion for me as well. I tried novel writing while home with my two children during their early years and was challenged to focus on the craft.  I never gave up the love even when I had to give up the pursuit.  Now, with grown children and the fact I am sitting on the other side of fifty I can pursue my dream of writing.  I have continued the reading quest but now the writing is attainable as well.

Friday, May 20, 2016

America's Best Breakfasts

Another cookbook, I know,  but I love them so....I try to read a variety of books for my blog but I do so love cooking!  This installment is a book by Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman titled, America's Best Breakfasts.
I love to eat out any meal but I would have to say that breakfast is my ultimate favorite.  In America's Best Breakfasts, Schrager and Sussman visit breakfast eateries throughout the United States to showcase the best offerings available from local recipes coast to coast.
I would like to live vicariously as them for this endeavor, as I would adore eating all those breakfasts in their original locations; however, thanks to their book I can recreate them in my own home.

America being the melting pot that it is, breakfast consists of many various offerings, not just bacon, eggs, and toast or cereal.  In America's Best Breakfasts there are so many options to tempt the morning palate.  A small sample of items are: hubbard squash puree with soft scrambled eggs from the Boulettes Larder in San Francisco, California, breakfast spaghetti with clams and crab  from Little Goat Diner in Chicago, Illinois, biscuits with country ham and redeye gravy from Black Smith in Houston, Texas or even malawach which is a Yemenite fried bread with resek and charif (condiments offered with the malawach) served at the 27 Restaurant in Miami, Florida.

Of the recipes in the book I created a variation of avocado toast with pickled red onions and poached eggs.  I added a few ingredients I had on hand and omitted a few that I did not have in my pantry but essentially came up with a very tasty option that was inspired by the recipe from the Plow restaurant in San Francisco, California.  So not only are the recipes in the book enticing and easy to recreate, they also spark creative ideas for additional breakfast eats.

I have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying Schrager and Sussman's book, America's Best Breakfasts, and I encourage everyone to peruse their book, enjoy their adventure as they highlight the foods and locales of some of the finest breakfast eating houses and then recreate the experience in their own kitchen.

FTC disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review