Saturday, January 17, 2015

Review: The Kitchn Cookbook

The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your CookingThe Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking by Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by how wonderful this cookbook is ... I've never read the Kitchn blog but I think I may now. This cookbook is so much more than a traditional cookbook - it has elements that are rare in a cookbook but so great to have. This is really a resource book PLUS a cookbook and it offers something for everyone.

In addition to almost 150 pages of recipes, this book offers sections on setting up a kitchen, an overview of cooking tools and equipment, caring for the kitchen (cleaning/organizing), stocking the pantry & planning meals, and a fantastic cooking school section with 50 essential skills. As you can tell, this is so much more than 'just' a cookbook. It's a fantastic resource to both new and advanced home cooks!

The book itself is well constructed - sturdy cover, great photographs and heavy paper pages. Really nice cookbook to hold in your hand. It opens easily and feels heavy (but not too heavy). My only complaint is that I wish there were a photo for every recipe - it drives me crazy when cookbooks only show some of the dishes.

As for the recipes, there are so many different options for any and all sorts of meals. I'm really interested in the following recipes -

Breakfast Pizza
Sticky Lemon Rolls
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
Slow Cooker Carnitas
Risotto with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and Parmesan Cheese
Greenest Green Goddess Salad
No Bake Banana and Peanut Butter Caramel Icebox Cake
Meyer Lemon Bars

All in all, this is a fantastic resource for any home cook. I highly recommend this one if you need/want a comprehensive guide to all things cooking!

NOTE: I received this cookbook from the publisher for an honest review.

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