How many of you watch Food Network? I'm guessing there are quite a few of you that do! One of my favorite shows to watch is Chopped, so I was excited to get to review The Chopped Cookbook. I do have a recipe planned to make from this book to share with you soon. I am hoping to get caught up on my cookbook review recipes by the end of next week. I have a recipe ready from each book to share with you, just need more time in the day!
One of the neat things about this book is that the recipes all seemed to have easy to find ingredients, so nothing crazy like the show. The book begins with a pantry list of items that are good to have on hand. There is a good variety in the cookbook with chapters on a variety of meals. The chapters that are included in the book are: Pasta Night, Chickens Gone Wild, Eggs after Breakfast, Flash in the Pan (meaty entrees), Completely Fun Ways to Cook Vegetables, All Things Ground: Beyond Beef, Big Salads: Hearty and Fresh, Fishing for Compliments, Great Grains and Short and Sweet: Easy Desserts.
One thing I really enjoyed were these go-to guides included along the book. One entitled Ten Fun Pan Sauces, helps you to create tasty sauces to go along with your dish. Then another is called Vinaigrettes & Salad Dressings, giving some quick recipes for making your own dressings. The third is called Cooking Grains and gives you different styles and ways of cooking grains, as well as recipes for several different types. Another section is called Getting Good Vegetables and lists a variety of vegetables. This guide helps you know what to look for, how to store the veggie and even what nutrients are prominent in the veggie. These sections were a great addition to the cookbook, especially for beginner cooks who might need more information.
If you love Chopped and the Food Network, I think you would enjoy having this cookbook in your collection. Lots of good ideas in here for meals that generally aren't very complicated. If you would like more information go here.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. However, these opinions are my own.