Surznick Reads: September 2015 - The Surznick Common Room

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Surznick Reads: September 2015

You guys... this is a Surznick Reads first (and kind of a sad one). We have NO books read this month (or at least, no novels.) We're both nearing the end of the books we're currently reading, but we don't like to share our books until they're completely finished. September was an incredibly busy month for us so our books just stayed on the back burner. Oh well!

We still wanted to do a book related post for you today, so we thought it would be fun to talk about one of our newest cookbook additions to the Surznick apartment: The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson.

We received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for review. This is an awesome cookbook. Unlike many cookbooks, this one is arranged by season. Each seasonal recipe centers around ingredients that are commonly available during that time. You may remember our Grilled Corn Salad from a few weeks ago, which we described as the perfect summer dish. We got that recipe under the summer section of the book (shock!), as a recipe featuring corn (double shock!). Some other examples of foods featured in each season are apples, sweet potatoes, and eggplant for autumn recipes, and artichokes, beets, and morels for spring recipes.

Not only are the recipes delicious, but the photos are absolutely fantastic. This is such an important part of a good cookbook. Great food photography is really the first reaction we have to a food when we see it online or in a book. The name of the food is completely secondary to my initial drool over a good picture.

Everywhere you look online, you can find incredible dishes and recipes, but with the internet being so over saturated with them, it can sometimes be overwhelming to find something you want to make. It has been a refreshing opportunity to actually open up a physical book, browse the pages, and choose something that hasn't been shared and repinned one bajillion times all over Pinterest and Facebook.

Hopefully for October Sarah and I can have some book reviews ready for you, but in the meantime, I hope that this write up of one of our favorite cookbooks helps to whet your appetite for new and unique recipes!

Sarah & Nick


  1. This is so awesome! I'll have to take a closer look at this cookbook. Great food photography is a must for me :)

    1. Thanks, Kelly! You should definitely check it out!