Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Food52 Genius Recipes, a review

Genius Recipes is, well... genius.  The idea for these recipes come from the Genius Recipes column* of the Food52 website (in itself worth bookmarking immediately!).

Genius recipes are those which rethink cooking techniques, solve problems, and I believe make even simple food outstanding.  The most experienced cook will find all kinds of new ideas. At the same time, many of the recipes given are simple enough to make quickly for a weeknight meal.  There is a good balance of simple and complex in the variety of recipes given.

If you are a true foodie, you will be excited by the collection of recipes from well known cooks and chefs.  This book is like having numerous chefs together in one room, sharing their favorite recipe and how to make it.

I like that the cookbook is easy to read, the recipes are easy to follow, and there are beautiful photographs.  The two pages of photos on how to cut up a butternut squash had me from the very first perusal!

The recipes are divided between Breakfast, Snacks & Drinks, Soups & Salads, Meaty Mains, Meatless Main, Vegetables, and Desserts... making it very easy to take this book off the shelf when looking up a needed recipe... or just perusing through particular sections for an idea.

This is one of those books for the beginner as well as the cookbook collecting experienced foodie.  Highly recommended!

This book was provided by Blogging For Books but the review is my own opinion.

*The Genius Recipes column from Food52 can be found... here.

For a peak inside this book, click on over to Amazon.com... here.**
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1 comment:

Vee said...

Wonder if it would be helpful with a Blue Hubbard squash. I had one that I used for decor all the way through Easter...wonderful color. Anyway, it needed to leave so I decided to feed it to the birds and squirrels. It ate my giant blade knife! Buried it to the hilt. John suggested that I just drop it on the ground. Wise guy!

Nothing like reading cookbooks. We have a church supper to attend this weekend so I have been reading crockpot recipe books. Great fun!