The New Moosewood Cookbook is my Driving Miss Daisy, my Jerry McGuire of cookbooks. Everyone raves about this book/movie, expectation are subsequently almost impossibly high, and hopes are dashed. And I end up feeling like, "Why I don't like this, everyone loves it."
The things I've made seem lacking in flavor complexity, "blah" if you will. The cookbook is so beloved that I take full responsibility for the final products, but after a few I've come to own the fact that it's just not my favorite. The cost benefit analysis of what you put into the recipe and what you get out...
- alyshock voted for the following inMon 23 Aug 2010 01:23:08 GMT
What I love about this cookbook was the exposure it granted to ingredients I had never stocked. Thanks to Raw Food Real World I believe coconuts just might save the world.
The variety of complexity of the recipes is admirable. If you want a snack, there are some beautiful, few-stepped options in here (mostly in liquid form). If you want to prepare a full raw meal from this cookbook, prepare to invest more than a day. Maybe 3 days, just to be safe.
- alyshock voted for the following inThu 29 Jul 2010 13:17:50 GMT
Maybe it's because my heritage includes Ireland. Maybe it's because my dining experience at Avoca Cafe was so perfect I bought the cookbook hoping to take as much of the experience home with me as possible. Maybe it's because I never touched potato salad until Potato and Mint (p. 37). Whatever the reason, Avoca Cafe Cookbook quickly became my go to cookbook. Avoca Cafe's ability to let ingredients shine and compliment one another continues to inspire whether using the recipe exactly or simply as a jumping off point.
- alyshock voted for the following inTue 27 Jul 2010 15:53:31 GMT