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Alice's Cookbook (New Voices in Food) Paperback – April 1, 2011
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“I love this book. I love everything about it: the recipes, the tone and, as importantly, Alice's warmth.”
―Sophie Dahl, author of Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights
“Thoroughly modern and irresistible recipes. Full of meals for good times with friends. Makes you hungry just reading it.”
―Diana Henry, author of Pure Simple Cooking
“Alice's Cookbook brings the food of hip London chef Alice Hart to our shores, with an emphasis on dishes that are seasonal, crowd-friendly and uncomplicated. Hart . . . pairs flavors that make sense; they make complete palettes. . . . A relatively inexperienced, 30-something cook can pull off Hart's recipes and will appreciate [their] modern sensibility.”
“Alice Hart . . . should feel very proud of what she's done. This is a compact paperback volume which is just the right size to carry around and study to tab all the great recipes. I try to test each book I own with at least one recipe, and for this one, it was the brownies. She boasted they are the best ever, and my husband concurs! The rest of the book is laid out around occasions in which you might prepare a certain meal– picnic, around the fire, Sundays, etc. I found this organization to be helpful not just for thinking of meal planning, but also in getting into narrative of the book and feeling as though I could relate to Alice's lifestyle and how food fits into it. Some of the recipes are a bit involved, but every so often, it's good to make an extra effort in the kitchen. I really like this book, a lot. With superb photography by Emma Lee, it is definitely on my list of favorites!”
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The book is set up in menus, brunches and picnics, all with a very European , modern flavor.
It includes, breakfast and brunch, picnics and happy camping, seasonal Sunday lunch, supper and lunch to share, and party. Recipes included are camelized baby roots, feta, and sweet lemon dressing, cumin-spiced fish, curd rice. Some ingredients are not that familiar to Americans like cranberry beans and elderberry flower heads.
There are hardly any pictures of the prepared dishes, and those that exist are not included with the recipe or identified. Some short recipes do not give you a recipe list, but instead have the ingredients as you use them. Most irritating of all many of the recipes do not state very clear or even say how many they serve.
There are some pages with quick ideas for breakfast, or camping ideas such as green curry paste. It's not your run of the `meal' cookbook. For those that want a modern different, not too difficult collection of recipes this is it.
I have tried most of these ideas. I mixed them with my own, used them as help. I used them to try something new [when I didn't know how to handle it and was too chicken to try on my own]. All of these "recipes" worked great for me. Great taste, happy friends and family + gazillion likes if I post them on FB....- I would recommend.
My favorite recipes so far are the Blackberry-Granola Muffins and the Lemongrass Pork Bun Bowls - get this book for those recipes alone!