Far Afield - places or areas other than the nearest or most obvious one.
is a book that crosses over cultural, ethnic and geographical borders.
Far-away cultures are brought to life by the sharing of food. Shane
Mitchell does a beautiful job of telling their stories. Stories are
accompanied by vibrant photography. A very interesting read that will
keep you mesmerized for hours.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafes, and Hole-in-the-Wall was not a typical recipe book. Rather it was a story, comprised of the people that make up the London food scene. Her vignettes of their lives are fascinating, if not moreso, than the recipes itself.
I loved it. The story about Ottolenghi's master thesis was hilarious. Who knew he was an academic? I loved getting a glimpse of the lives of London's chefs, many I look up to as role-models.
The book itself was exquisite, filled with scrumptious photos and mouth-watering recipes. Recipes were suprisingly do-able at home. I can't wait to try them!
Note: I received a complimentary copy for a review via Blogging for Books, but the opinions expressed are mine.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Cookbook Review for Lucky Peach Presents Power Vegetables: Turbocharged Recipes for Vegetables with Guts
This book was a fun read! Very kitschy and in-your-face, but in a good way. The book is not vegetarian. Yay! It does include fish and dairy. And fruits are considered vegetables (I told you it was kitschy). I appreciated the chapters dedicated to explaining more exotic ingredients, such as Kombu. Lots of exotic recipes I've never seen before, such as Leek Vinaigrette Terrine. I'm excited to test it.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Inspiralize Everything is a beautiful cookbook, filled with great, healthy recipes. The chapters are categorized by vegetables or fruit and they are clear and easy-to-follow. I love the layout, there is a guide at the top of each recipe that describes whether the recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, low-cal or saves well. So useful! I can't wait to try such recipes as Tahini Beet Noodle Bowl with Falafel, or Tandoori Chicken over Sweet Potato Rice.