Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Cookbooks and other exciting things
I have been asked by my good friend David Terrazas to work on a cookbook involving recipes from an old bakery here in Santa Cruz called Maddock's. I am both honored and excited to get started on the project. David arrived at my work last week with a box filled with a jumble of recipes. So here I am, excitedly sifting through these old weathered recipe cards, some with only ingredients and other with pages and pages of instruction. It's such a fascinating experience to peek inside a now over 50 year old bakery and read the baker's handwriting. The best part about the cards is the quantity! There are literally quarts of eggs and 4-5 lbs of flour! Not to worry, I will surely pare down the quantities to normal human level for those of you who want to bake them. My first recipe will be the lemon cookies! Wish me luck!