Hello again, savvy savers! Today I wanted to share with you a book reivew for Slices of Life: A Food Writer Cooks through Many a Conundrum, by Laura Eskin.
To start, I first came to read the Chicago Tribune column and restaurant reviews in the Chicago Reader from the author, after seeing them mentioned on Allrecipes.com. The reviews were always spot-on, and hr recommended recipes were tangelitzes to say the least. Its also helpful to point out that I love cookbooks, I always have, since the time I could remember looking through my mother collection of several hundred cookbooks as a child. So, this genre is right up my alley. In terms of this book, Eskin’s writing style is a little hectic, in an eclectic, charmed sort of way. Her writing style is more conversational, that expletive. The recipes in this book are accurate, easy, and collected together in such a way as to help even the most novice of cooks learn a few basic recipes or prepping techniques, in a Sunday afternoon.
There are 200 recipes in the book, most more delightful than the next, and some of my favorites were the Dumpling Pillows, Ricotta Stuffed Focaccia, Chicken Paprikash, and her Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. As well, all recipes are broken down into steps, clearly explained, illustrated, and footnoted as well.
I highly recommend this book.
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In accordance with FTC regulations, I hereby disclose that I received a copy for review, of this book, by St. Martin’s Press through NetGalley. I was not compensated for this review.