Despite what my other reviews have covered, I do have friends or occasions where special diets are needed. Vegan Brunch was just what I needed when vegan & vegetarian friends stopped over for a weekend. It’s arranged by type of food, divided up in chapters such as The Savory, The Sweet, and The Toppings. There are many tips on buying and preparing vegan ingredients, setting a table for brunch, and tips for certain recipes. The recipes are not overly complicated nor are they extraordinarily time consuming.
I must admit I have not read many cookbooks. I've read a bit on celebrity chef culture in Heat by Bill Buford, and whole-hog eating in The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating by Fergus Henderson but usually I save my recipe foraging for the internet.
Warren Brown’s Cakelove is not your average cake baking book. He doesn’t decorate standard cakes with intricately carved fondant or instruct you to dump a bottle of pink sprinkles on top to make a birthday cake for a princess. Most of these recipes call for uncommon ingredients and a dash of patience and skill. Warr
The Best Skillet Recipes is just one of many great cookbooks put out by America’s Test Kitchen. Their mission is to test recipes over and over until they find the “best” version, using blind taste tests. This particular test kitchen book has chapters on skillet basics, stovetop to oven recipes, skillet pasta, skillet suppers, pot pi
The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen is filled with recipes, craft projects, and personal stories aimed at those who want a little of the country life. Recipes are divided up into four broad categories: Breakfast, Appetizers, Lunch, and Dessert. The ingredients, measurements and directions are clearly presented, and most have interesting tidbits or helpful hints in the margins. Each recipe also lists nutritional information, if you really want to know how many calories and fat that heavy cream-filled dessert has.
This is a wonderful cookbook for people with any kind of food allergies. It is written by Erin McKenna, who developed celiacs disease after she opened her bakery in N. Y. City.
I really enjoy reading books found in the cookbook section of the library's collection. The author Sandra Lee says, "Real meals for real life". She offers organizing tips in the beginning of her book and colorful pictures throughout her book of each delicious dish! This month has been chilly and I am looking forward to trying the Roasted Tomato-Basil Soup on page 150! Also the Tropical Fruit Salad with Key Lime Yogut sounds good too on page 173.