Eastside Road, Healdsburg, February 6, 2009
IT'S FROM DEBBIE'S book, Lindsey said. Which one, there are so many, I said. The big one, she said.
That would be Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, which needs only the first word of the title dropped to make this the single cookbook you might well restrict yourself to. (So many candidates: earlier today, in a grocery store, I mentioned Ada Boni's Italian Regional Cooking.)
Soak the split peas. Brown an onion and a couple of carrots and some garlic in olive oil. Add chopped parsley, marjoram, rosemary,paprika, and pepper; then the peas some salt, and a couple of quarts of vegetable stock. Simmer until the peas are completely cooked through.
Lindsey omitted the first word, and began with a little bit of crumbled bacon. Green salad, of course.
Leftover red wine