Thursday, October 16, 2014

Easy Gourmet

Title: Easy Gourmet: Awesome Recipes Anyone Can Cook
Author: Stephanie Le
Published: September 2nd 2014 by Page Street Publishing
Format: Paperback; Pgs 240
Genre: Cookbook
Source: Amazon Vine Program

Do not confuse Easy Gourmet with easy to find ingredients. You will still be expected to use mascarpone for pancakes, sambal oelek for an omelet and shiro miso in your tofu fries. To be fair, many of the recipes have your run of the mill ingredients, but what makes this cookbook different is Stephanie Le dummying down the processes so a non-chef type can bring tempting dishes to an ordinary table.

Accompanying each recipe is a beautiful mouthwatering photograph that shows what the dish should look like. Which is always a benefit when you do not know what you are doing.

The salmon dill chowder was very good and very easy to make with mostly on hand ingredients.

This is a good book to experiment with and to be honest I have never heard of using fresh mint leaves in a mint chocolate chip cookie, but then again, that is one of the things that makes gourmet gourmet.

One of the best things about this paperback book is the unique binding. It is designed to actually lie flat on the counter so you do not have to throw another book or rolling pin on it just to keep the darn thing open.

Overall, from an experienced cook down to a beginner, this book has something to offer anyone that is looking to expand their repertoire.

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