155. I am very sentimental about certain cookbooks. They remind me of special times and special meals in my life. When I was newly married, my honey and I discovered a wonderful cookbook called The Silver Palate Cookbook written by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. It was delightfully "gourmet". From the hand drawn sketches to the exotic ingredients. Back then I could only dream of what these flavors tasted like.
We read this cookbook, cover to cover and both came to love the recipe for "Asparagus-Parmesan Souffle". We bought a souffle baking dish and began to collect the ingredients. And crazy us...we made this as a side dish for company without ever testing the recipe. It turned out beautifully, not a surprise. As we found every recipe from this wonderful cookbook to be a treasure!
Have you tackled a souffle'? They are not as hard as you think. I decided this year on Easter we would make this wonderful recipe and my honey, daughter and I worked together. There are many steps and it is smart to have everything ready to go when you need it.
Here is a link to the actual recipe on line: Asparagus-Parmesan Souffle
"You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook's year. I get more excited by that than anything else."