Faith Durand, Columbus based managing editor of the popular website The Kitchn has written a great new cookbook. Not Your Mother’s Casseroles is a new look at the one-dish baked meal and as well as easy dinners it also contains a lot of tempting breakfast casseroles. There are lots of new takes on traditional casseroles, including a reinvention of green bean casserole but also plenty of fresh ideas.
I wanted to try one of the recipes before I posted about the book and this week I made the baked risotto with pancetta and caramelized onions, substituting Thurn’s double smoked bacon for the pancetta. The recipe was a success, although (I hesitate to admit) that it said it fed six and two of us ate the whole thing.
The recipes, of which there are over 200, are clearly written with detailed descriptions and lots of handy tips about ingredients and equipement. The book is mostly baked casseroles, although there is also a section entitled ‘while it bakes’ with salads, breads and soups. After my initial foray, I’m looking forward to trying more of the recipes, especially the breakfast dishes.
We have a copy of Not Your Mother’s Casseroles to give away. To enter please leave a comment telling us about a casserole your mother made or a childhood casserole memory. To enter you must live in the United States. Entries close 10pm Thursday February 3rd.