I have taken my time to review this book, because I wanted to really delve into the pages and absorb all the information. This book is CHOCK full of useful information, techniques and flavors.
A must for anyone trying to learn to cook beyond the basics, and learn proper techniques – you won’t be disappointed! Beautiful photography, and easy to read text – this book is FABULOUS!
Gluten-Free for Good – Samantha Seneviratne
Eating gluten-free is not a necessity for me or my family, but I have many friends with intolerances so I am always on the look-out for recipes and food that can be served so we can all enjoy.
Samantha Seneviratne’s Gluten-free for Good is well laid out, beautifully photographed and has a wonderful variety of recipes.
I am in the process of making the Leek and Carrot Brown Rice Risotto – to serve for company.
The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home
This book is the real deal. So much detail, and information – it’s actually a good read (aside from the recipes). Lots of history and background and stories. I enjoyed the introduction as well!
Aimed at cooks of all levels, it has something for everyone. Well, everyone who likes pizza!
It really is the ultimate guide. Directions are clear, and the sections are well arranged by time it takes for each dough recipe to be done.
Have to say, this book really does appeal. Excellent pictures, lovely commentary and just darn good recipes.
I’ve tried the buttermilk pie and it was an instant hit! Easy to follow directions, and just good, honest, husband-pleasing food.
A lovely book to have on the shelf and refer to over and over again!
The Indian Family Kitchen – Anjali Pathak
Family recipes – backed by tradition, Anjali Pathak is the granddaughter of the Patak brand (cooking sauces, spice mixes).
She blends old methods with modern twists, and is great at explaining how things go together and why.
Love the stories and pictures of her family.
Great pictures of the recipes, and also – basic ingredients. Super helpful.
The American Heart Association Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook
I was a little skeptical about this book. After all, I prefer cookbooks to have LOTS of pictures. Foodporn, if you will.
This, however, kept me interested anyway.
With 200 tasty recipes, with smart substitutions, and plenty of nutrition analysis, this book has something for everyone!
Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook – Pearl Barrett & Serene Allison
I was surprised that they don’t provide nutritional information for the recipes!
This Is Camino – Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain with Chris Colin
5 in 5 For Every Season – Michael Symon
I usually go through books with a pack of post it notes to mark recipes I intend to try – but after the first few pages, it was obvious – just put one post-it on the front, and make all!
While most recipes including prep take long than “5” – it’s still a pretty good way to express-lane your dinner. With a bit of pre-prep, this can drastically shorten your time.
Happy Cooking – by Giada de Laurentiis
Kitchen Matrix – by Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman takes a feature ingredient, and uses it several different and exciting ways.
Most recipes have a beautiful photo, simple instructions. Features include “Masa 3 ways” “Quinoa 10 ways”, “20 ways with Thanksgiving leftovers” and my favourite “Cocktails, 12 ways”.
I particularly like the “recipe generator” sections, that have an ingredient, and optional add-ins, that complement the dish.
There’s an awesome dinner party planner matrix with components of drinks, soups, salads, finger food, meats, fish, vegetables, and desserts using cuisines in each category from Mediterranean, East Asia, South Asia and Latin America.
This book is a fabulous kitchen resource, with recipes for everyday ingredients, with new techniques!
Dessert and Booze Hacks: 75 Amazingly Simple, Tricked-Out Sweets and Drinks – By Peggy Wang
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