Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fine Cooking Comfort Food Cookbook

Fine Cooking Comfort Food from the Editors and Contributors of Fine Cooking
The Taunton Press
Easy to find Ingredients: Generally easy to find ingredients
Easy To Understand Directions: The directions were straight forward, easy to understand!
Lots of Pictures: Beautiful pictures for every recipe! I love seeing what I am going to make before I make it!
Extras: There were several extras, tips to add to the meal, general cooking tips for storing and freezing food or specific ingredients. The cookbook even had a list of pantry items that would be needed to make many different soups. Other tips explained what specific ingredients that are not well known are, how to choose them, how to prep or store them, and some substitutes for those ingredients. All of the recipes included nutritional information.
Final Comments: The recipes included in the Fine Cooking Comfort Food cookbook cover all types of food (main dishes, appetizers, sides and desserts) and are a mix of basic, familiar comfort foods as well as new and popular foods that are sure to become favorites. The recipes come from every region and area around the world. When specialty ingredients are needed, the recipe for that is on the same page, not somewhere else in the cookbook.
While this is not a good cookbook for someone who is just learning the basics of cooking, it is great for those who have a little knowledge and want to improve their kitchen skills and those who are avid watchers of cooking shows and have seen the various techniques but need an avenue to practice them. 

I received the galleys of this book from Net Galley for the purpose of this review.

This book comes out November 8, 2001


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