When I was at home over the end of year holidays, I picked up my mother's copy of the 2009 America's Test Kitchen cookbook. I have to confess to having a soft spot for this show and the publications that it produces. They get to do that fussy testing and fiddling with recipes that saves me/us all the time in the world. We just get the benefit of all of their hard work by getting all the best methodology and ingredient tips. I've discovered some new favorite recipes among the ones that they have published.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm going to be moving apartments fairly soon. So, most of my eating efforts are going towards clearing out the cupboard, freezer, and fridge. Like most people, trying to eat better and to consume more whole grains and pulses has been an on-going goal and challenge. While moving things around to find the ingredients for the cookies I made a few weeks ago, I found that I'd bought a bag of cannellini beans on one trip to the Italian market at Chelsea Market. I consulted the cookbook because I'd remembered seeing the recipe in there for Hearty Tuscan Bean Stew.