And the Beat Goes On….Another Great Old Cookbook

January 27, 2016


My friend Robin swears by this book, which she’s had since it first came out in 1968.  She says in those days she’d cook dinner for a dozen for ten bucks.

Still, I have to admit I opened The Yogi Cookbook with few expectations.  The hippie books I remember from back then were boringly preachy. This one, on the other hand, is a delight to read. Here’s a beginner’s curry; be sure to read the note at the end.


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FullSizeRender (72)I love the simplicity of this lemon rice.  (The author suggests cooking rice in copious amounts of boiling water – like pasta – and tasting constantly so that it’s still a bit al dente when you finally drain it.)

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And, of course, there’s dal:

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FullSizeRender (73)There are so many wonderful recipes in this book.  But since I’m on St. John, and okra is in abundantly in season, this one caught my eye:

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