This book is beautiful. The photographs accompanying each recipe are mouth-wateringly spectacular. The recipes are well-written and include all the detail you need to replicate the dishes at home.
So, why couldn’t I get into it?
I mean, I’ve had this cookbook for over a year and haven’t gotten around to writing a review until now. It doesn’t make sense because, again, this book is beautiful.
Ultimately, I think it comes down to the fact that I don’t need to produce beautiful plates at home. I need to put a delicious, well-rounded family meal on the table. This book is not intended for that purpose.
This book falls into that category of “know what you’re getting.” If you want to elevate your home cooking (as the tagline of the book suggests you will), I believe that cooking from this book will do that. If, howver, you are like me, and you need to make dinner in under an hour each night, well… this book isn’t for you.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.