Thursday, January 16, 2014

BOLD: A Cookbook of Big Flavors and Hearty Portions by Susanna Hoffman; Victoria Wise


Book: BOLD: A Cookbook of Big Flavors and Hearty Portions
Author: Susanna Hoffman; Victoria Wise
Narrator (if applicable): n/a

Release date (if applicable): Published

Synopsis: From

Bold brings together the beloved American tradition of delicious, plate-filling meals with the lively global flavors that infuse our culture and cuisine.This is comfort food that s been given an exuberant 21st-century makeover slow-cooked roasts and braises, generous steaks, brimming soups, heaping platters of salads and vegetables, hearty pastas and grains, wild game, and rich desserts.This is Bold Stuffed California Pork Rolls. Buffalo Chili with Black Bean and Corn Salsa. Meat and Potatoes Korean Style with Quick Kimchee. Leg of Lamb with Spicy Pecan Pesto. Chicken Pot Pie Under a Filo Crust. Crowded Corn Chowder with Cod, Shrimp, and Corn. Lime Curd Coconut Meringue Pie with a Macadamia Nut Crust. The book boasts a vibrant design that complements the recipes. Sidebars throughout offer cooking tips and advice, highlight people and places, and explore food history and traditions. Bold is America on a plate. 

My rating: 4 Stars
My opinion: This was a gorgeous cookbook with a variety of ethnic and cultural influence brought into the recipes. To boot, it had some awesome pictures included.

I found this to be a really unique cookbook with some interesting ingredient combinations. Some might not do well with the palate challenged. The book contained very different meat selections such as elk, buffalo, venison, rabbit,etc. A whole lot of lamb recipes that didn't do a whole lot for me. Some of these meats might be a bit more difficult to obtain without going to a specialty butcher.

I thought some of the supplemental ingredients might be difficult to obtain as well. 
Source: Publisher for review
Would I recommend? : Although I would not purchase this cookbook, I did recommend it to people with a bit of a more expansive palate than mine. 
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone

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