Homemade: New cookbook. Anyone seen/tried it?
Making my Christmas list ad trying to limit myself yto one cookbook. For reference, i like Bill Granger, Nigel Slater, and Jamie Oliver.
Has anyone else seen this? It looks really good, but I wonder if the recipes are as good as they look:
I know this is an old post, but I just bought "Home Made Winter" by the same author, Yvette Van Boven.
Haven't yet cooked from it but it looks fantastic and I am looking forward to trying many recipes over the winter from it.
Beautiful photos and illustrations, and very engaging writing.
You've probably read the reviews too, but this one, referring to the original Homemade, was enough to put me off.
" It claims to be cookbook for DIY cooks who like scratch cooking but basically it is an ordinary good cookbook with a huge variety of recipes having upscale, trendy, sometimes unheard-of ingredients."
Thank you! I'm glad I wasn't clicker happy this morning. I almost threw all three books in my amazon cart. I have to admit to falling for their "just like the one you bought" emails.
For some reason I can't recall I hesitated and thought I should ask my knowledgeable CH'ers.
Glad I did!
Ah yes, I'm afflicted with the dreaded Amazon-trigger-finger syndrome as well. I have learned to scan the reviews and it's very revealing. Sometimes a really bad review will convince me to buy! "This cookbook sucked!!! The recipes are simplistic and ordinary!!!"
Good, just what I was looking for. :-D
Actually, I have Home Made Winter and like it very much. There's a quinoa apple cake recipe in it that is fabulous. One of those dense, moist breads that is not too sweet, good for breakfast and I like that it's somewhat healthy as well.
I have to admit, the idea of a "cake" made out of quinoa put me off but I had some left over one night and figured what the hell and was very pleasantly surprised.
Based on that experience, I purchased "Home Made" as well when I saw a copy of it at TJ Maxx (discount store) and have enjoyed reading it and look forward to trying some recipes.