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Ladle, Leaf and Loaf: Soup, Salad, and Bread for Every Season
Houghton Mifflin Co
Published: April 26, 2000
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About the Author
Lisa Cowden is coauthor of SWEETNESS AND LIGHT. Her cut-paper illustrations have appeared in many publications, including the NEW YORK TIMES. She resides in New York.
Excerpted from Ladle, Leaf and Loaf: Soup, Salad, and Bread
for Every Season by Lisa Cowden. Copyright © 2000. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved
These breadsticks are slender and crisp, rich with the savory flavor of garlic, and they make a very attractive presentation at
the table. My mother-in-law used to say that being "thin, rich, and beautiful" was something to aspire to, and these breadsticks have it all.
1\tpackage dry yeast
1\tcup lukewarm water
4\tteaspoons olive oil
About 2 1/4 cups bread flour
or all-purpose flour
1/4\ttablespoon pressed garlic
1\tteaspoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
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Any of the dishes in this book can serve as the inspiration for a meal and set off a creative
chain of delicious possibilities. Fresh Green Pea Soup with Minted Yogurt Cheese is the perfect partner for Spiral Herb Bread with Chive Butter. Chicken Salad with Caper Dressing begs for a quick accompaniment like tender Big Buttermilk Biscuits.
Cornmeal Popovers pair up with a savory bowl of Curried Tomato Soup. Lisa Cowden provides more than two hundred recipes for soup, salad, breads, and spreads, creating a nearly limitless set of meals for every season. Her intricate cut-paper illustrations
are as artful as the food, and her meditations on art, cooking, and the seasons make this cookbook as pleasurable as it is practical.
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