One of the books that changed my life was Tassajara Cooking. The first edition was published just before I graduated from high school. This small brown book was the guide to how to cook, not a list ore recipies. In it, I think, is advice to try every recipe multiple times, leaving an ingredient out each time. This will teach you what each item contributes to the dish. That “try it for yourself, don’t slavishly follow” was an early, important, life lesson.
At some point I lost my original copy. I’ve been looking for years to find a replacement. This search was complicated by not remembering the title correctly. Having a copy of The Tassajara Bread Book in hand, from the same era, I kept looking for The Tassajara Cook Book. That lead to other fine books, but not the one I was looking for.
Today on Amazon I noted the listings for Tassajara Cooking. Scrolling through the used offers I found one with photos of the book. Eureaka! The full description confirmed it is indeed the 1970s era printing.
I ordered. I sent feedback.
This isn’t a question. This is feedback.
Your listing for Tassajara Cooking – with the inclusion of photos and detailed description – was Fantastic! I’ve been searching for months for this exact item. The published in the 70s copy. The book that was an early guide to cooking for my college-aged self.
Thank you so much for enabling me to find this bit of nostalgia.
Yes, I could have ordered a later print run. But then there would be no plain brown cover, there would be no cover to match my copy of The Tasajara Bread Book. There would be no memories welling up as I take the book from the shelf for reading.
Thank you so much.
This is a very happy start to the new year.
P.S. Yes, it’s New Year’s Day, a federal holiday. Yet, Ceasars Mama has already replied to my feedback.
Message from 3rd party seller:
Thank you for the wonderful feedback !!
Made us so happy to hear !
Happy New Year to you and thank you !