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Already My Favorite Cookbook!,
This review is from: Chloe's Kitchen: 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Making the Food You Love the Vegan Way (Paperback)
I saw Chef Chloe speak last week at a local bookstore. She talked about the extensive testing process she used to make her recipes delicious, faithful to traditional non-vegan versions, and simple to make. Based on what I've made so far, she has succeeded!
In fact, this book is my new favorite cookbook. I would recommend it as THE must-have cookbook, and I have them all: Veganomicon, all of Colleen's, Kramer's, Spork-fed, Tal Ronnen, you name it. The ones I've named are great, but Chloe's Kitchen is at a higher level. The recipes are simple and incredibly delicious, and they don't use obscure, expensive ingredients or call for elaborate techniques. Most of all, they are all things I want to make!
So far I've made:
chocolate creme brulee: it is the most delicious thing I've ever made, and I've made some good stuff! And so easy. It literally takes ten minutes to prepare, and then it sets in the fridge for a while. I can't wait to impress everyone I know with this stuff! I made it a second time with vanilla instead of chocolate, and it was just how I remembered classic creme brulee to be!
baked donuts: the texture was perfect, the ingredients are common, and they are just so simple.
warm spinach-artichoke dip: I thought I had died and gone to the Cheesecake Factory. It tastes like it is full of cheese and mayonnaise, but there is none of either! And very little fat, to boot. It's like appetizer alchemy.
I guess I haven't made that much yet, but I have plans to make so much more. It is just so refreshing to see recipes with less than ten ingredients. I want to make the stuffed shells, "Orange you glad I made crispy tofu," double-decker burger, her award-winning panini, the cakes, the tomato galette.
One last thing I love is the organization of the book. There's a noodle chapter and a chapter of things you eat with your hands. It's so awesome!!