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The Yogurt Cookbook is one of those great-sounding ideas you can’t believe hasn’t been done before. In fact, it has – this book is a re-issue (newly photographed and designed). It’s a far-ranging book, trotting across Central Asia and Europe, and there are a lot of good ideas. Is it a keeper? Read on to find out.
Also, my 12-year-old son has a very in-character cameo appearance in this week’s story.
On CookShelf, the cookbook-rating app this week, I’ve got a story on husband-and-wife cookbooks, as well as many more data points and analysis of The Yogurt Cookbook and all the latest cookbooks. Treat yourself to a copy of the app that’s a zine for cookbook fanatics! It’s available for both iPhone/iPad and Android device and updated every Wednesday .
Full 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.
For many more data points and analysis and recipe links of Full of Flavor – and well over 200 other cookbooks – help yourself to a copy of CookShelf, the cookbook-rating app. It’s available for both iPhone/iPad and Android device. And it’s updated just about every Wednesday with more news about the latest, greatest cookbooks – essential reading for every cookbook lover.