Nuts: 50 Tasty Recipes, from Crunchy to Creamy and Savory to Sweet

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Single-topic cookbooks are not very useful for most cooks, and Patrick Evans-Hylton’s small-format cookbook Nuts is no exception. We were hoping this would be particularly good for vegans and vegetarians since one of their predominant protein source is nuts. But no luck: many of the recipes contain non-vegan and many non-vegetarian ingredients. This is a pretty cookbook nicely illustrated with professional photos. In the introduction Evans-Hylton gives a good discussion about nuts, also preparing them in the kitchen that most home cooks and bakers already know. The recipe collection is not exciting, and neither is the many sidebars scattered throughout the text. This also applies to his recipe head notes lacking interesting or useful information for most home cooks. Most of the recipes you are likely to find in one of your cookbooks in similar forms and many are standard: banana bread, granola, rum balls, bread pudding, peanut brittle and so on. The author likes to give strange titles to his recipes like Comatose by Chocolate Brownies, Nutty Fella Martini. These make searching for something to prepare difficult. Recipe layout is good for most, but in many the instructions inconveniently spill on overleaf pages. The Index is not cross referenced.

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Author Patrick Evans-Hylton
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 133 pages
Publisher Sasquatch Books
Publish Date 2015-Aug-25
ISBN 9781632170217
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Issue November 2015
Category Cooking, Food & Wine


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