The Founding Farmers Cookbook: 100 Recipes for True Food & Drink from the Restaurant Owned by American Family Farmers to review. Founding Farmers is apparently a restaurant in the Washington, D.C. area which is owned by family farmers, according to its website. So basically- classic American food, served restaurant style.
The cookbook is designed simply and beautifully, with full-page photos of most of the recipes and simple, strong fonts that make it easy to read. Comparing the book to the current menu posted online, I'm sure this restaurant has loyal fans who are very excited to see this cookbook. Not knowing the restaurant, perusing this cookbook makes me want to visit. All of the food looks so great!
I decided to try the Chicken Pot Pie recipe. Chicken Pot Pie is one of those things that many restaurants do, but few do really well. They are either too small, too dry, or too bland. This recipe is certainly none of the above, providing generous portions and lots of flavor and fat- maybe a bit too much fat. More on that in a minute.
The recipe first has you make a veloute with some veggies and aromatics, and then straining the veggies and stuff out of it. That made a really yummy veloute but also was a time-consuming and slightly difficult process, especially straining, because the veloute was thick.
|Fresh from the oven|