Lone Star Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours
By Lisa Fain
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
The book is interlaced with home spun stories, colourful pictures and recipes for an entire feast.
The book contains over 125 recipes from starters, to salads, chillies and soups, mains and sweets.
I found the breakfasts to be typical American breakfasts. Too full of fats for my liking, however there were some interesting snacks and mains.
As expected, this is an American cookbook, meaning that are measurements are in imperial and need to be converted.
The selling point of the book is the family stories Lisa Fain shares that relate to the recipes which gives the book the homely feeling.
Overall there are some interesting recipes to try, but generally not a lot that is new.
American’s associate turkey with Thanksgiving, where in Australia we tend to pull out the recipe books for Christmas lunch. Either way there are one hundred recipes and cooking ideas that have been published in American magazines.
The book is well illustrated, including colour photos of what the final product should look like.
Recipes include all the sides including Soups, salads, and vegetable sides; gravy and cranberry sauces; and desserts. There are also some great recipes to use up any leftovers.
The book also offers instructions on how to perfectly carve your turkey, plus helpful microwave cheat sheets, which very few cookbooks and even less chefs will ever let you know about.
I like the variety in recipes from old classics to modern favourites. I found the dishes easy to make, with the steps logical to follow. I found a few new things to try, and have tested them on the family and visitors alike over the past few weeks.
As an eBook, this is a handy book to have in the kitchen come the celebration time of the year. Lots of ideas, and things to try that have been tested previously.
Thanks to Netgalley & Open Road Media/Hearst for my copy. This review can also be found on my blog, Books-Reviewed.