And the Beat Goes On….Another Great Old Cookbook

January 27, 2016

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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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