Help me find my precious lasagna recipe or find a better one.
January 16, 2013 7:29 AM Subscribe
I need to cook a lasagna by Friday for a large party. But in the great book purge
, the cookbook that has the best lasagna recipe got removed! I am prepared to buy it new on Amazon, but I can't remember the title, and my fuzzy memory is supplying only generic terms. Please help me either find this cookbook, or recommend an even more awesome lasagna recipe! Clues follow.
posted by corb to Food & Drink (21 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
The book was mid-size, maybe nine inches tall and seven inches wide? I am guessing, but those are the rough proportions I remember. The cover was edged in a kind of faded red, and on the cover was a grandmotherly-looking woman, but if memory serves, in kind of old-fashioned clothes and in that kind of old-timey photograph feel. (Not black and white, but maybe in browns?)
Inside, recipes were sorted by type of dish, but each recipe came with a story about the origins of the dish, and the submitter's memory involving the dish. I recall a paella recipe that talked about a big Italian family. I think the majority, if not all, of the dishes went somewhere along the lines of "My parents/grandmother from the old country made it this way."
My fuzzy memory of the title has it as something like "Good Home Cooking" or "Good Home Country" or "Good Old Country Recipes", but I could totally be fudging that and it could be something different but along those lines.
Any awesome lasagna recipes must be for meat-eaters, and preferably, will be so heavy that someone eating a slice will not want to move for some time afterwards.
Help me save this party! I am sadly already committed and promised to provide the best lasagna experience ever, so random recipes off the internet won't do unless I want to commit to eating three lasagnas a day from now until Friday.