When I heard Anne Burrell was finally coming out with a cookbook, I couldn’t get my hands on it fast enough. I pre-ordered a copy of Cook Like A Rockstar and waited impatiently by my doorstep. Ripping open the box when it arrived, my initial flip through the book proved my anticipation was worth it. The book is great!
I was already planning a menu for dinner with friends, so I cracked open the book the day I got it and found her Baked Ricotta starter. The secret is good quality ricotta cheese, blended with lots of fresh lemon zest, olive oil and chopped fresh rosemary. It’s baked in the oven and viola! Spread this stuff on a crostini and you’ve got one awesome appetizer. I foresee myself making many more dishes from Cook Like A Rockstar. Recipes are written in truly unique Anne style. They are whimsically simple, well-organized and always with a purposeful technique to learn. Just good food. Who knows, this one might make my “Playing Favorites“ list.