Tunisian Soup with Bird Tongues, new books for the cook — 15 Comments

  1. Not fair, I skip reading if you’d warn it was about a cookbook I’d want to buy … and I was really looking forward to how/where you’d come up with bird tongues 😉 soup looks wonderful right now.
    Now I’ll try to forget Cook’s Illustrated: The Science of Good Cooking and avoid amazon for a week …

  2. It’s called birds’ tongue in Egypt as well. I am so trying this soup. I don’t like tomato soup much, but this sounds delicious. Check out my blog as well please.

  3. So? Do copper bowls really make a difference whisking eggs? 🙂

    Soup sounds wonderful but I’m not sure where I’d be able to buy preserved lemons by me. Where we recently moved from, yes. But out here…I dunno. I do want to try this though. It looks delicious.

  4. Tanna, is really is a great book for anyone who wants to know what and why something works…. Sorry.

    I did, Heather – loved the lamb stew.

    Ina, if spring doesn’t come soon I may run out of soup. I’ll just have to make more…..

    nighstmusic, you can make them really easily – just lemons, water and salt. As to the copper bowls….Yes, they do make a difference (more volume, less ‘eggy’ flavor) but are not necessary.

  5. I have plenty of cookbooks too — not as many as you, though — but have pretty much stopped buying them. I feel like I have access to just about any recipe I could possibly want, and also don’t use recipes that much anymore. But sometimes I feel like I should sort through them, get rid of some, and start buying some more. I would hate to contribute to the demise of the cookbook.

    Tell us the truth — how many cookbooks do you have?

  6. Hi Kate….will try it on the Menu tonight…the local yokels down here in somerset would eat it even if they WERE real birds tongue…lol Ali

  7. Betty, too many… But I hate to get rid of any of them. I have some ‘series’ cook books I bought years ago in the US and some really old, turn of the century. They’re fun to page through just to see the changes. Sad to say, I can’t find my ‘Jello’ cook book…. more than 200 last count, which was years ago. Now I’m into ethnic and technical books

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