FoodReference.com Logo

Recommended Books Section

FoodReference.com
Cookbooks; Culinary Biographies & Memoirs; Food History, Science & References

Home       Food Articles       Food Trivia & Facts       Today in Food History       Recipes       Cooking Tips       Food Videos       Food Quotes       Who's Who       Food Trivia Quizzes       Crosswords       Food Poems       Cookbooks       Food Posters       Recipe Contests       Culinary Schools       Gourmet Tours       Food Festivals

 You are here > Home

 

CULINARY SCHOOLS
& COOKING CLASSES

From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training
Over 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online & Worldwide

 

FREE Food & Beverage Publications
An extensive selection of free magazines for Food & Beverage professionals. Subjects include food arts, beverages, restaurants, seafood, dairy foods, meats, food processing, hospitality, hotels, etc.

Chef with red wine glass

Dave's Dinners:
A Fresh Approach To Home-Cooked Meals

 

by Dave Lieberman

REVIEW
I heard a review of this book on the radio and asked for it for Christmas. Everything I have made has been quite good! Last night I made the Chicken Tikka Masala With Cardamon Basmati Rice, my first try at Indian cooking. It was wonderful! My house was filled with sweet aromas for hours. Probably had more calories than I need right now... but well worth the extra treadmill time. (this is probably why calories and nutritional information are not listed!) I have also tried the Mini Flank Steak Tortillas with Chipotle-Lime Sour Cream twice! This dish has such a depth of flavor that I had to make it twice. Can't wait to try the next dish! The illustrations are beautiful and directions are well organized. Give it a shot!
K. Wooten, North Carolina (Amazon.com)


REVIEW
   I like that Dave decided to focus specifically on dinners, because that's really the only time I ever go into the kitchen with the intent on being adventurous and spending time preparing a formal meal.
   This book does a nice job of enhancing standards by incorporating the use of fresh herbs and spices, as well as introducing new or more obscure ingredients (fennel, cardamom, mango, gemelli, etc) that make boring dishes more interesting.
   I also love that he included a number of soup recipes - I hate buying soup off-the-shelf because it is usually loaded with pasta or rice (cheap filler) or ridiculously high in sodium. Since sodium is added to enhance the flavor of canned soups that is otherwise lost, cooking soups fresh from scratch results in better flavor with less salt.
   The book is organized in a way that lets you choose a la carte drinks, entrees and desserts and covers the entire dinner experience. I've already made several of the dishes and all have been hits. If you like entertaining but don't want to be a kitchen slave in order to have a few friends over for a nice meal, this is a good collection of ideas to help you achieve that objective.
PS - the only reason I gave this cookbook 4 stars instead of 5 is that I wish it included some calorie/serving size information as well as more carb-friendly recipes, but those are just ideas for future work and not a huge detraction from this book.
Michael T. Rognlien, Seattle, Washington (Amazon.com)

 

Home       About & Contact       Food History Articles       Interviews       Cooking Contests       Other Links

Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.

For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: james@foodreference.com
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2014 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.

You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.

Please take the time to request permission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popular Pages

Free Business and Tech Magazines