Frank Stitt's New CookbookThursday, December 04, 2008
Yay! This week, I got Frank Stitt's new cookbook, Bottega Favorita : A Southern Chef's Love Affair With Italian Food - and guess what? It is *wonderful*.
The cookbook is named for his restaurant Bottega in B'ham, which is always-always busy.
Warren St. John, who wrote Rammer Jammer, did the foreword which is nice too. And in the cookbook, there's mention of special suppliers - Coosa Valley Milling & Hardware's cornmeal and grits (which we know & buy as McEwen's), Wright Dairy (where Av and I used to drive all the way there, outside Anniston, for their buttermilk and non-homogenized milk), and people/businesses I wasn't familiar with before, like Henry Fudge's pork and Snow's Bend Farm. More sources are in the back of the book. Can't wait to look up some of the other ones I didn't know before.
Anyway, tonight Frank Stitt will be at the Williams-Sonoma at the Summit in B'ham to sign copies bought there at 6pm. My friend Kathy is the shop manager, so it will be wonderful!