Friday, August 11, 2006

The Cookbook Box

You know that every time you browse through the Timber Creek brochure you see that "Cook-book Box" on page 16. And you know you think it would be cool to order, but you just don't know how it works...

Well, I'm happy to explain it to you.

First of all, what kind of cook are you? If you suddenly realize that it's almost dinnertime and you haven't given it a thought all day, there are 3 possible responses: Panic; order something; or put a pan on the stove, add some butter or olive oil and then start going through the fridge to find out what dinner is going to be.

Well, it's the third category of cook that would enjoy The Cookbook Box. It's for the experienced cook who is very comfortable in the kitchen, and likes a little bit of a challenge.

This is what you get: NOT recepie cards, but a beautiful, full-color, coffee-table type cookbook to whet your appetite. Then, Tony shops for you using produce items in the book that appear frequently throughout. For example, once he sent out a gorgeous cookbook of Greek cuisine. The box that was delivered with it had artichokes, eggplant, garlic, figs, basil, lemons, fennel and so on. When our Member received the box, she would go to the back of the book -- in the index -- and look up a given item such as eggplant. There were quite a few recepies, and then all she had to do was choose which one she wanted to make, and proceed. Other ingredients for that recepie may have also been delivered, so trips to the store are not always necessary. It really depends upon what's in your pantry, what you might be able to substitute, and which of the recepies your family would enjoy. Since we really don't know which recepies those might be, we give you the basics to choose which ones you'd like to try.

It's a popular box, but not for the faint of heart. If you have ever ordered a Cookbook Box, I welcome your feedback. Feel free to post a comment here.