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Straight Up Tasty: Meals, Memories, and Mouthfuls from My Travels Hardcover – May 12, 2015
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Adam begins by stating that he is not a chef - but he knows and loves food. For that reason, he decided to write a cookbook with recipes he cooks at home or has developed that were inspired by his travels. These recipes are down to earth with ingredients that all kitchens have - or can easily find. That's the kind of cookbook I enjoy!
The cookbook has recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks and small plates, dinner, side dishes and condiments, and of course, sweets. I have a long list of recipes I want to try from all of the sections, but the first up ones are these.
Both his recipes for Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and Oatmeal Pancakes sound simple and delicious. I love the idea of Tortilla Soup with Guacamole Wontons! Brilliant. Along similar lines, his recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwich Dumplings sounds like a winner for winter nights.
Straight Up Tasty is the perfect combination of straight forward recipes, enticing pictures, and short stories that explain how and why these recipes came about. If you're looking for a cookbook written by someone who truly loves good food, check out Adam's new cookbook. I'm sure you'll find a new favorite or two!
Please note that I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Adam Richman is a traveling TV foodie who offers up an quite an eclectic collection of culinary delights in "Straight Up Tasty: Meals, Memories, and Mouthfuls from My Travels." This book features over 100 unique recipes that are a combination of favorites from his family and friends as well as regional and international favorites from his travel experiences from around the world. According to Richman this book is a "road map to great eating." It is also a heck of a lot of fun. With the look and appeal of a personal scrapbook, each recipe contains notes and reminisces on the food as well as interesting facts.
I loved the section on "Leftover Holiday Candy" recipes. Who has not found themselves in a spot like this, trying desperately to avoid just diving into the candy and polishing it all off in one swoop? The recipes in this section offer tasty ways to pace yourself while slowly eliminating that excess chocolate baggage.
With recipes to suit all tastes and budgets, some of the offerings include: Bacon and Cheddar Frittata, Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled-Cheese Sandwich Dumplings, Chili-Frito Sloppy Jose with Sliced Avocado and Crunch Pickled Onions, Wild Mushroom Tart, Salted Caramel Candy Apple Tarts, and Oh, Hell Yes Cheesecake (and who does not love that name?)
This is a well-organized cookbook with large, colorful photos, and written in a conversational tonal.Read more ›
The much anticipated first cookbook from Adam Richman, the irrepressible host of Man vs Food and NBC’s Food Fighters, delivers what his fans have been waiting for: a heaping helping of over-the-top flavors with a side order of the erudite humor that is his trademark.
Having eaten his way from coast to coast and around the globe, Adam Richman has learned more than a little bit about what makes food taste good. He draws on all that knowledge and his lifelong dedication to seeking out memorable flavors and eating experiences in this high octane collection of dishes that are, quite simply, straight up tasty.
The more than 100 diverse, dazzling, and downright delectable recipes reflect the flavor combinations, techniques, and ingredients Adam has encountered in his nonstop travels, all translated into easy-to-use recipes perfect for the home cook, and all given a distinctive Richman spin. But Straight Up Tasty is much more than a scrapbook of Adam’s culinary expeditions; it offers the perfect foodie flavor bomb for every occasion from a crowd-pleasing spread for game day to a turbocharged holiday feast.
Along the way he holds forth on topics as diverse as where to encounter the nation’s best burgers and why the best thing on a restaurant menu isn’t always what you might think; delivers helpful advice on kitchen prep in haiku form; and recounts the history of chocolate in rhyming couplets. And did we mention Candied Bourbon Bacon? You’ll find those delectable tidbits and oh so much more in Straight Up Tasty, a cookbook that could only have come from the passionate palate and irrepressible enthusiasm of America’s ambassador of flavor, Adam Richman.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book by Adam Richman. It is full of fun recipes of his adventures with traveling! Wonderful colorful photos of most of the recipes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Allison Nowaczyk
I am one of the many people who has enjoyed watching the famous food show "Man Vs. Food" so when I heard that a cookbook was made by the true Man Vs. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amanda
I am a cookbook fan - I love to learn something new from someone who loves to cook, whether presented by a well-trained and placed chef, or by a next-door casual cook. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Linda
Traveling TV foodie frontman Adam Richman serves up an eclectic culinary collection in "Straight Up Tasty: Meals, Memories, and Mouthfuls from My Travels". Read morePublished 10 months ago by Virginia Campbell
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I have always been a fan of Adam Richman, and Man vs. Food. Read more