Twofer For the Holidays - Inside The Cookbook
This month I'm sharing two wonderful cookbooks with the readers of Night Owl Reviews.
"European Cookies for Every Occasion" by Maksai, offers lots of exciting recipes that you won’t find in everyday cookie books. I absolutely love the way she has added pictures, not only of the finished product, but of the process--step by step. Maksai has even broken the recipes down by level of difficulty, a great item of information for us novice bakers. The graphics are bright and enticing, while the design is beautiful as well. I like the picture of the author on the back cover, along with the short biography. I highly recommend this cookbook to those who make the same holiday cookies year after year. Open this cookbook randomly and try something new. You’ll be glad you did!
The second book I have to share is The Soup Bible (4 Stars).
The layout of "The Soup Bible" is wonderful. Soup is an extraordinary meal in itself and everyone loves to partake of them during cold weather. I love that this cookbook begins with how to make your own stock. Using canned stock is not appropriate for homemade soups and making your own is becoming a lost art. The progression from light to creamy soups and then hearty and one-pot meals is fantastic. Beautiful, full-color pictures will help you decide which recipe you’d like to try. The step-by-step directions, with pictures, are easy to follow. I have to say, the presentation of each dish is so appealing. Serving the soup in different types of bowls is a great way to make dinner fun. There are over 200 recipes for soup in this cookbook and there is something for everyone. If you don’t believe me, check the index!
Columnist Pamela Robinson: Pamela is an author and reviewer.