Thursday, May 21, 2015

Twenty Dinners by Ithai Schori, Chris Taylor with Rachel Holtzman

Happy Day before Friday!
 Today , I am excited to share with you this awe-inspiring cookbook,"Twenty Dinners".

Is the style of your entertaining one, where you want your guests to feel relaxed; that they can step through your door, leave the busyness of the world, to unwind and slow down; where you like to sip a drink, savor a great meal, while enjoying the company of dearest family and friends?

That is the focus of this wonderful cookbook; to not only cook for company, but with them. This is what caught my attention. The writers of this cookbook, one; a member of an Indie rockband 'Grizzly Bear', who learned his cooking techniques from his mother, the other a photographer, who is an ex-chef, that worked in high end restaurants.  With the help of their friends, they put together this cookbook, to evoke the feeling of enjoying the simpler things in life! What could be more simple, than great tasting food and our dear loved ones.
I couldn't wait for the book to arrive, and as I opened it up, I loved it, from the gorgeous photographs, to my favorite thing in the world, is the attaching of a personal story to a recipe. This is what connects a reader and pulls you in, and helps you to feel a part of the author's world.  
Authors: Ithai Schori and Chris Taylor
Hardcover: 272 pages
Book size: 8.2 x 1 x 10.3 inches

3 Things I like about this book:
  • If you are like me, and are a more visual person, then the gorgeous photographs will not only make you fall in love with the cookbook, but will really make you feel like you are actually a dinner guest, enjoying the meals before you; from a simple meal like spaghetti and meatballs, and egg framed toast, to comfort food like PorkChops and Charred Applesauce, to meals that sound a little more complicated like Crisp Brick Chicken, but with their techniques, turns an ordinary meal into something extraordinary.
  • Does this happen to you? What do I serve with this and what time of year is the best for this? This book is amazing, because it not only provides full course menus from appetizers to desserts and either with a drink recipe or a wine pairing, but it is divided into the four seasons; for example there is an excellent Summertime grilling menu, with potato salad, hamburgers, and cabbage slaw. Again, simple things, given a great taste.
  • Ok, here's a combo of two things, only because they are both important to me. The recipes, themselves have personal stories attached to them; stories that remind you of home, a comforting meal and of simpler times. I am planning on making, one of the desserts in the book *wink* it's a surprise! Then in the back of the book there is a great resource section of cooking techniques, a list of some favorite cooking tools, how to shop for fresh ingredients, and how to simplify your pantry. Which would it surprise you that I have 4 Pumpkin Spice containers??
To read more reviews about this book, Twenty Dinners at Amazon via the picture link below.

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Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this honest review.

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