FullOfFlavourCover USFull of Flavor brings up a classic cooking paradox:  Many of us like the idea of improvising more in the kitchen – of changing things up, swapping things out, being creative.  And Maria Elia wants to help, with a book that urges you to “Create…like a chef”! But there’s the rub.  If you really want to go all buckaroo in the kitchen, are you going to turn to a cookbook to tell you how?  If you really want your independence, are you going to ask someone to prescribe variations on a roast chicken for you?  Hmm. Conundrums aside, it’s a solid cookbook, and it does live up to its title.

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