Local author Karen Burrell has a fulltime job as a clown, but has always loved cooking.  In her book,  “The Spirit Within :  Cooking with Fermented and Distilled Beverages,” she offers a variety of exciting recipes using various wines and liqueurs for nearly all types of foods – breads, soups, vegetables, and desserts.   One could easily construct entire meals using this cookbook.    She helpfully provides a table of non-alcoholic substitutions for the wines and liqueurs used in this book. 

I will definitely try the recipes for biscotti (made with dark rum) and Greek kourabiedes cookies with cinnamon (made with brandy).  If you like cooking with wines or spirits, you’ll probably enjoy this book.

The spirit within : cooking with fermented and distilled beverages / Karen Burrell   

641.62 BURRELL