Sokolow's 'A Canon of Vegetables: 101 Classic Recipes' fuses recipes with folklore
Last updated 8/7/2008 at Noon
Webster’s Dictionary defines “canon” in mostly religious terms; however, I believe Raymond Sokolow means his title as part of “an accepted principle, rule, a criterion or standard of judgment and/ or a body of principles, rules, standards or norms.”
As a food historian and cookbook author for more than 40 years, he is probably more than entitled to his principles, rules, standards, et cetera. This slim yet richly endowed cookbook follows his original concept of “The Cook’s Canon: Classic Recipes Everyone Should Know.”
Setting aside his “should” (I would not want to sho...