Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Food With Friends-A Cookbook Review

If I had only one word to share about this cookbook it would be 
I mean just look at the cover.  Who doesn't love a Deviled Egg?  
And this one is actually red.  I was fascinated by the cover photo and wanted to know how to make some myself.   

OK.  So I get it maybe your not a Deviled Egg fan.  Check out the back cover . . . 

I admit I haven't had a chance to try any of the recipes but the 
fabulous photo's beg you to give it a try.  

The inside of the cookbook is just as fabulous as the front and back cover.   It was truly a 'delight' for me to read.  

I loved how the author started with sharing a few of her Secret Ingredients.  

And follows with her Style FileI love the vintage feel of the photos.  The food is 'shot' surrounded by vintage table ware and set on vintage linens.  

After reading a few of the recipes I began to wonder how to describe this cookbook.  The word Modern came to mind.  
Many of the recipes are for foods that I've never tried or even heard of.  But the photo's make me want to try most of them except maybe the olives.  I'm not a fan of olives and really don't know anyone who is.  

As I looked at the different recipes and ingredients many I had never heard of or cooked I began to wonder a little about the author and her background.  I went back to the introduction and enjoyed reading about her style and background.

Recipes include items like: Lemon-Poppy Seed Dutch Baby (in the breakfast and lunch chapter) and Avocado & Coconut Tartlets (I never met an 
Avocado I didn't like).  I especially liked the Anything Goes Breakfast Board.  Other chapters include Teatime, Happy Hour (which is where I found the Deviled Egg recipe ) Potlucks & Picnics, Desserts and Tiny Take Aways.  

Although the book is titled Food With Friends it is filled with wonderful yummy dishes you'll want to serve to your family.  

Although I would buy this cookbook for my 88 year old mother 
(who still cooks)  I sincerely doubt she would actually try any of these dishes she would love this cookbook anyway.  She would devour the beautiful photo's.  

Food With Friends would be a great Mother's Day Gift and deserves my 5 star rating!
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.  

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The Art of Homemaking and  Share My Cup                                       


Molly the Airedale said...

Yummmm to the front cover and the back cover and we love olives - black ones, green ones and Greek ones!

Madeline's Album said...

The photos of the cook book look delicious. Being Italian I love pitted black olives. Have a blessed day. Madeline

shortybear said...

good review