February 23, 2011

The Farmstead Egg Cookbook by Terry Golson Cookbook Review

It's time for this week's Cookbook Challenge.

I must say, I was really excited to pull this cookbook off my shelf - The Farmstead Egg Cookbook by Terry Golson.Small in stature at only 124 pages and 7x6 inches, this book is however, big on recipes - all having to do with eggs. From how to cook a hard-boiled egg to making challah to Avgolemono soup.

I purchased this cookbook about 3 years ago from Amazon. It was a "bargain book" and cost me under $5. I recently looked up the book and the price starts at $65! WOW!

I chose one of my favorite pasta dishes ever - Spaghetti alla Carbonara.
I have eaten spaghetti alla carbonara in different regions in Italy and each region's recipe was as different as the people from the region.I didn't have pancetta so I used bacon.And, I didn't have basil. Here is the final product.How tasty does this look?

It was delicious but I needed to hit it with some extra virgin olive oil when I plated the dish because it was a bit dry.

I can't wait to try more recipes from this cookbook. I think Ms. Golson did an awesome job!

What is your favorite dish to make using good 'ol eggs?

"Those who forget the pasta
are condemned to reheat it."
- Author Unknown


Fifi Flowers said...

Yummy! LOVELY photos! Your site isnlooking FABuLOUS!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

It looks absolutely fantastic! Now I have a craving!

Marie Anne said...

Yum! I love the photo on the book cover. My hens give me all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors too, and they all taste wonderful.

Favorite thing with eggs? Hmm ... I love a good egg salad sandwich, and of course deviled eggs are another favorite.

Jo said...

I'm kinda blown away, Carmie you COOK!,..and it looks dawg gone incredible.
Hey!...You blogHer?..I've been trying to get application approved, I'm on a waiting list.
Did you have to wait very long before you were approved for
BlogHer advertisements on your blog???

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Carmie, this looks delicious. I have only had this in restaurants. I have to try it! What a great book!


Barbara Shallue said...

Wow, it looks delicious! But even that book is beautiful - great find! (my egg choice? quiche or omelette)

Janet Ellis said...

Oh Carmie, This dish takes me back a couple of decades when my dad made this for us. It was delicious back then and every now and then when I don't know what to cook, I throw this together. It's still delicious. Great choice and thanks for the reminder that I need to try it again. I didn't even know it had a name! ☺

well-to-do said...

looks deeeeeeeelicious :) i'm a new follower from well to do blog. hope you'll stop by & see us sometime... we're giving away a SEA BAG this week!!!

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Cynthia said...

Now I'm hungry :)

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Wakela Runen said...

Hopping over here from Thirsty Thursday. I'm a new follower.

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Terry Golson said...

Thanks for mentioning my book! It's out of print. (I don't see a penny from those crazy prices on Amazon.) I'm hoping to get the copyright rights back this spring. Would like to get it back into print. Meanwhile, I post recipes once in awhile on myblog - and you can watch my hens at www.hencam.com.

EmptyNester said...

Oh! That looks delicious! I love the cover of the cookbook.

Rupper Family said...

Mmmm...I heart bacon! I just came across your blog, I'll stop by again!

Monica said...

Looks delicious, in fact, I'm going to make it tomorrow!!
I’m a new follower from “Follow Friday 40 and Older”, your site looks amazing and I’ll definitely be checking back often!! I would love it if you would follow me back!!

Tirabaralla said...

No worries, there's no trace of basil in actual carbonara ;)
This looks yummy!

Sew Poshy said...

It looks sooo yummy... You have inspired me to try a new recipe! Smooches to you

The English Organizer said...

Yes, you had me at 'Carbonara'... how can eggs, cheese and bacon be wrong? :)

Holly said...

I would love that book - that cover shot is amazing! And that recipes looks positively delightful!

Mrs. Tuna said...

Looks great. I have a similar recipe but I make it in the microwave. Stopping over from the blog hop.

alissa said...

I love carbonara but I've never made it myself - I need to give this one a try! Thanks for linking up.

Mrs V said...

This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

Angie said...

Ms. Carmie, your spaguetti looks delicious! Thank you for linking with us. and by the way LOVE the new header.

Angie @ Cocina Diary

Beauty Blogger Bri said...

Yum, looks delish! ;)

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