Home cooking is all the rage these days (gee, I wonder why?) so a new cookbook is just the thing to keep boredom away from your dining table. Among the newest is one by a native son of Madison Park, Ned Baldwin, who is now a restaurateur running (after a stint at the prestigious Prune) Houseman in New York. While he may spend most of his time in the world of fine dining, this is a book for those of us with normal kitchens, explaining how to fancify the basics in simple ways. Full of delicious variations on fundamental themes, How to Dress an Egg is a culinary guide you’ll want to use right away and return to often.
—James Crossley, Madison Books, Seattle, WA