Dinner at Home: 140 Recipes to Enjoy with Family and Friends

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With so many cookbooks available on American cuisine, why would anyone want to publish yet another cookbook? Part of the reason is that American grocery stores now carry ethnic foods. In addition, Indian, Chinese and other ethnic stores (most of which carry ethnic foods) now proliferate the American landscape. What is not available in some areas can arrive at your doorstep in a few days courtesy of internet shopping. It is only natural that these foods would find their way in American cuisine. The recipes in this cookbook retain a contemporary American pallet while introducing flavors from other ethnicities.

The nine substantive chapter of recipes are divided by course. The index is useful if readers know the name of the dish they are interested in. Hence finding the desired recipe requires some browsing and guessing. Sidebars – when discussing recipe variations or cooking tips rather than relating personal stories – are helpful. The pictures show readers what the dish should look like – but the dish I tried did not look like the corresponding picture in this book. The recipes are not for the novice chef, however the flavors are rich, the taste is complex, the meals are delicious, and the book encouraging to personalize each dish. That is true American cuisine.

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Author JeanMarie Brownson
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Surrey Books
Publish Date 2015-Nov-03
ISBN 9781572841789
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Issue December 2015
Category Cooking, Food & Wine


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