Sometimes a cookbook comes out, and you look at the title and content descriptions and think a gap in the market. Too good to share with Sam Stern is such a book. 130 smart single dishes where you eat a balanced diet every day, without having to keep food on. Two dishes consecutively with a main ingredient is cooked in several ways, so you get two individual dishes although they are very different the same basic ingredient.
The book has got a nice hard cover, large sheets and beautiful pictures. Furthermore, Sam describes the pantry, which is essential and which makes sure you can prepare all meals. And also there are tips for the purchase of products such as chicken, beef, pork and much more. So you can make two meals and also you know what to look for in terms of freshness and how to buy and save money. The book is divided into eight themes involving chicken, beef, pork, vegetables and fish, but also special ingredients such as lamb, fish and sweet treats.
And not only standard dishes are covered. Off course there are those recipes in this book, but you can also encounter a Rack of lamb, pork from the oven and filo pastry with duck, feta and spinach.
The recipes made me hungry and dare you to cook a delicious meal for yourself. A great book though.
Of course I had to find out myself if the recipes were indeed as good as the pictures were suggesting and so I made from one basic ingredient (rice) two delicious dishes. We loved both I can tell you.
Recipes: spicy beef and fried rice with egg and garlic broccoli
The recipe for the spicy beef can be found via this link.
The recipe for stir-fried rice can be found here.
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