11/22/14

Its a Non-Fiction Saturday two-fer!


Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook 
Recipes for Turkey and All the Trimmings
By -Fine Cooking Magazine
4.5 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
The holidays are a time for family and friends. They can also be a time of stress, anxiety, and slaving over a hot stove. The editors of Fine Cooking magazine know all about the problems and pitfalls of preparing a full-course holiday meal...and they are here to help! This cooking survival guide previously in hardcover as How to Cook a Turkey, presents all the reader needs to know to make things go smoothly, look great, and taste delicious. The 100 recipes cover the meal from soup to nuts. There is an entire chapter on turkey that covers everything from the different types available (organic, kosher, wild) to what to do when you find you still have a frozen bird, as well as traditional takes and inspired twists on roasting your turkey. Loaded with step-by-step instructions on techniques like how to make gravy or roll out a pie crust, Fine Cooking Thanksgiving Cookbook will become a trusted, well-thumbed resource.

FINE COOKING, based in Newtown Connecticut, features friendly, hands-on advice from America's culinary experts and provides inspiration and how-to information that enables cooks of all levels to be more confident and creative in the kitchen.

MY REVIEW -
Excellent cookbook especially if you are doing a big Thanksgiving dinner for the very first time! I would say that if you are a newbie or newly married and want to impress the new family - you should defiantly get this book. From beginning to end there are exactly instructions on how to make all things Thanksgiving.
There is your basic - What to do with a turkey - how to buy, thaw, cook and serve, its all there! Even though I have cooked many Thanksgiving dinners over the years I think this is a good reminder, something to use as a good reference.
There are recipes for potatoes, stuffings, cranberry sauces, veggies, and desserts!

There aren't pictures of everything but there are lots of nice pictures!
Thank you Taunton Press and Netgalley for giving me this e-book for my honest review!

Get yours from amazon - HERE
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Chowderland
Hearty Soups & Stews with Sides & Salads to Match
By - Brooke Dojny
5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Creamy Clam Chowder. Portuguese Caldo Verde Chowder. Northwest Salmon Chowder with Leeks and Peas. Double Corn Summer Chowder. Brooke Dojny offers 57 recipes for chowders of all kinds - some made with seafood, some with meat, and some with just veggies - plus side dishes, salads, and desserts to round out the menu. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal on a cozy winter evening or a fresh gumbo perfect for a summer lunch, you’ll turn to this delicious collection again and again!

MY REVIEW -
YUUUUUMMMM! I love chowders, soups and stews! This book is excellent! There is a very good variety, from simple to more strange combos. But everything sounds so good! I can't wait to try some of these! I have been looking for a salmon chowder and - there is one! So that's on my list.
Lots of great pictures too.
If you love fish and seafood - this is definitely a great but for you!
I checked out this author and she has lots of other great cookbooks. So I think I am going to check some out!


Thank you Storey Publications and Netgalley for giving me this e-book for my honest review!

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1 comment:

  1. OMG!!! Those soups look amaaaaaazing! Wait...I think I'm hungry. lol

    Honestly though, I think I want to add Chowderland to my cook-library thingy I have.

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