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review 2020-04-16 17:57
Review: Eating Vegan by Dianne Wenz
Eating Vegan: A Plant-Based Cookbook for Beginners - Dianne Wenz

Reviewed for Wit and Sin

 

Eating Vegan is a great starter cookbook for anyone looking to incorporate vegan meals into their lifestyle. If you’re worried about an author coming across as preachy, then Dianne Wenz is here to set you at ease. She’s got an easy, non-judgmental way of writing and a touch of humor when it comes to preconceived notions about vegans.

There are no hard-to-find, high-end, or artificial ingredients in Eating Vegan, which I really appreciated. Instead you’ll find plant-based alternatives to classic recipes that will please the palates of dedicated vegans and non-vegans looking to diversify their meals. There are a lot of meals I couldn’t try because of specific food allergies I have, but everything in here looks simple and easy. This cookbook won’t blow you out of the water, but it’s useful, practical, easy to follow, has good tips and quick allergy information, and the recipes I’ve tried taste good. For me that’s everything I need for a cookbook to be a staple in my kitchen.


FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Source: witandsin.blogspot.com/2020/04/review-eating-vegan-by-dianne-wenz.html
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review 2019-12-12 17:50
Mixtape Potluck Cookbook
Mixtape Potluck Cookbook - Questlove
I liked the idea about this cookbook and in the introduction, it is explained in detailed how this cookbook came about. It’s a song inspired potluck. A song is selected and individuals are invited to prepare/cook something as the tune played. The dish didn’t have to reflect what they were listening to, it was just a reflection of the person preparing the dish. This sounded like an entertaining way to prepare some food, get friends together and get to know one another.
 
I was entertained with the music choices for some of the individuals chosen for the book. Martha Stewart’s Grape Focaccia’s was paired with Snoop Dog’s “Life of Da Party” and a cocktail prepared by Dave Arnold called Red Skies at Night featuring white run, wildberry honey, red chile flakes and vegetable glycerin that was paired with “Sounds of Silence” by the Beastie Boys. This cocktail looked good until I read the ingredients, as it reminded me of a drink I used to drink, the Slow Comfortable Screw. I guess I got tired of the orange juice.
 
It’s a very organized cookbook: with the recipes broken down into categories and there is even a list of guests that are included in the book. There’s an index and some tips on how to create your own playlist. Every recipe in the book has an illustration and I enjoyed reading the little paragraphs that accompanied each recipe about how the song was chosen. It was an interesting and fun cookbook and I enjoyed reading the Afterward and Introduction. Unfortunately, the recipes were nothing that I would fix. Spinach Pie, Tuna Pasta a la Popowendy, Thit Kho Tau, Bourbon Raspberry Tea- those are just a few random pages of the book. I did enjoy the book; the idea was fantastic but the recipes were not of my liking.

 

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review 2019-10-27 13:22
Rose Murray's Comfortable Kitchen Cookbook
I love this cookbook. From the recipe I chose to make, to the one of the skillet Shepherd's Pie on the cover of the book, there is so many recipes I am going to try. 
I have dog-earred 19 different pages. And those are just the ones I want to try right away!
I decided to go with a muffin recipe. I've been eating them at breakfast time lately, and loved the combination in the recipe, so it was a good fit.
 
Raspberry Walnut Muffins

 

I made Raspberry Walnut Muffins. Man, they were scrumptious, and so easy to make too! There were a perfect flavor match for my moring routine! I felt like they didn't last long enough though so maybe next time I need to double the batch.

I can't wait to make more from the book though. The hubby is asking for the Shepherd's Pie since the book arrived, and I do have a beautiful new cast iron skillet that needs to be used....
 
 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2019/10/rose-murrays-comfortable-kitchen.html
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review 2019-10-16 17:18
The Tuscan Sun Cookbook
The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen - Frances Mayes,Edward Mayes
I do love my cookbooks! When a message about cookbooks, popped into my inbox, I immediately started looking at my local library to see if they had any of them, as I like to sample them before I actually buy them. They had 4 of them so I felt very lucky. The Tuscan Sun Cookbook looked promising but I wondered how complicated the recipes were and how exotic the ingredients might be, but I remained hopeful. After looking through the book though, I was surprised at my finding.
 
First off, let me say, that the pictures inside this book are beautiful. Imagine a nice summer day, you’re in the hills of Italy enjoying lunch with your friends. A photographer has stopped by to take some shots and now, those pictures are inside this book. Although there aren’t pictures of every recipe in this book, the ones that are there, look very appealing.
 
Each recipe does come with how many it serves, the ingredients list and step-by-step instructions. Accompanying each recipe, is a small paragraph or two that describes a bit about that recipe. The book consists of recipes that would actually be served in Tuscany according to the authors. The book is broken up into many sections. The Essential section had a few recipes that I enjoyed. Tomato Sauce (with bay leaves -I love bay leaves!), a Soffritto (looks delicious), Besciamella, a Brine, and Pesto. The Antipasti section contained appetizers. The Primi section was pasta and it began with making pasta and Giusi’s Ragu which looked nice and hearty. Angry Pasta? Oh yes, black olives and red pepper flakes made this recipe stand out. Lasagne with Ragu, using the same ragu, as mentioned before but adding it to a lasagna. Next was the Second section which was meats and I found Chicken Under a Brick and Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes. The Contorni section was salads and vegetables and the last section was Dolci which consisted of desserts. There is an Aperitivi E Digestivi section which is the closer for their meals: the bitter elixirs. There are 2 recipes in this section (Nocino and Riccardo’s Limoncello) which accompany the author’s comments on this topic
 
What I didn’t find in this book was exotic ingredients or complicated recipes. That was a win for me. I did come across some new words, such as Fascicles of Summer Vegetables but as the author pointed out in their paragraph, fasces in Latin actually means a bundle of iron sticks. The author continued on in their comments, talking about Emily Dickinson’s fascicles of poems. Strawberry Semifreddo? I’d never heard of Semifreddo before but I learned that this dessert is not gelato or sorbetto but that it’s easy to make and doesn’t require a fancy machine. I did find some recipes that wouldn’t work for me but might for others. Recipes that included ingredients like fish, lamb, veal, and rabbit.
 
All-in-all, this cookbook was a great find for me. If you’re into Tuscan dishes or want to try something different, this is one cookbook you should check out.

 

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