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Cookbook Review: Plenty More

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Fast Review: The master of vegetables is back at it again. And he means business.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s name is synonymous with vegetarian cooking. However, his are not the same tired dishes that you find in any average meat-free cookbook. Big, bold flavors and vibrant international seasonings make up this ‘vegi-renaissance’. While reading Plenty More you discover a world of ingredients and techniques. Once the door is opened, it becomes clear that vegetables have much more to offer than side dishes. In this fabulous follow-up to Plenty, Ottolenghi applies his wholly original approach to 150 new recipes.  Snag your copy and find out how exciting vegetarian meals can be!

Who’s Kitchen Would You Find It In: fans of Ottolenghi’s Plenty, farmers market shoppers, anyone looking to add more veg to their diet

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Cookbook Review: Salad Love

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Fast Review: Salad. It’s what’s for dinner.

We all could probably use a little more salad in our lives, but it can be hard to get excited about during these cold months. Especially when all you want is a giant bowl of mac and cheese. Salad Love is here to bring the spark of inspiration back into your salad bowl. After embarking on a year-long journey to come up with a new salad each day using seasonal ingredients, David Bez has compiled over 250 of his favorite recipes into one volume.  Pick up a set of pretty salad plates and read on for the inside scoop on these crunchy, savory meals.

Who’s kitchen would you find it in: heath conscious foodies, vegetarian and vegan cooks, busy professionals who like to pack lunches

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Cookbook Review: Food 52 – Baking

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Fast review : Never eat a store bought baked good again.

This compilation of sensational treats by Food 52 is the answer to your baking prayers. With the easy and delicious recipes in this book, homemade baked goods aren’t just for special occasions anymore. They are reliable, easy-to-execute, and won’t have you hunting down hard-to-find ingredients or breaking the bank on special equipment. Each dish has an introduction filled with kitchen wisdom to make sure you can whip up something sweet every day. Grab your copy and start pre-heating that oven!

Who’s kitchen you would find it in: food bloggers, adventurous bakers, hostess with the mostess

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Cookbook Review: The Cheesemonger’s Seasons by Chester Hastings

Fast review: Break away from the humdrum “cheese plate” and start enjoying cheese all year long with these seasonal inspired recipes.

It may seem strange to think about, but all cheese begins its life as grass. If cheese is an agricultural product, isn’t it natural to pair it with other farmers’ market treasures? Master chef and cheesemonger Chester Hastings bases his newest cookbook on this idea. The book is divided into four seasonal sections with recipes grouped by type of produce.

Hastings is also a firm believer in the old European adage—take very good ingredients and do very little to them.  Each recipe is perfectly calibrated to highlight the individual facets of the dish and every ingredient serves a purpose.  As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season starts, having an arsenal of low effort, high impact recipes like these is a total lifesaver.

With ninety unique dishes (over 80 of which are vegetarian), this book is a love letter to cheese that has recipes for any craving. Get your copy, head to the market, and get ready to have cheese for dinner!

Who’s kitchen would you find it in:  The culinary vagabond, carnivores toying with the idea of becoming vegetarian, anyone who likes cheese!

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