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Emeril's Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude Hardcover – October 12, 2004
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Some reviewers might have a problem with Emeril using his spice blends in his recipes, but I find that a rather ridiculous conceit on their part. He developed these recipes, he uses these spice-blends in his cooking often, and it shouldn't come as a surprise to the buyer that they may appear in his books.
Anyway, this is my most frequently used cookbook and I can't recommend it highly enough.
There is a considerable variety of all the components of a great potluck feast: drinks, appetizers, salads, soups, casseroles, gumbos, sides, breads, desserts. There is nice section are starters like stocks and mayonnaise,etc., plus sources and restaurants.
As he relates it so well, food is about sharing and so Emeril shares some of his favorites here in the category of what he calls: comfort food kicked up as Emeril does. Many he just gives us classics and others he kicks up. Sampling the several hundred of recipes yield all kinds of ones to try and share: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie; Oysters Rockefeller Soup; Kicked-Up Spinach and Artichoke Dip; Milk Shakes For Grown Ups; Courtney's Kicked-Up Fiesta Loaf; Paul's Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy; Chicken Chili With Cornbread Topping; Cowboy Chicken Casserole; Retro Ambrosia.
There is something great for everyone's tastes and culinary skills to make and serve and share at all kinds of eating events. This is great potluck collection, not difficult at all in techniques or ingredients. Many will be blessed using this.
What works for me about this particular cookbook:
*All the handy tips that are given about various food items
*If an item is difficult to find, a substitute is given - and there aren't many of these.
*The majority of the recipes are ones that can be used in my own kitchen
*All seasons are covered
What doesn't work for me is one thing only. As much as I like Emeril, I would really have liked to have seen more pictures of the finished dishes rather than all of them be him.
As a collector of cookbooks, this is my first one by Emeril, but it certainly won't be my last! Great job.
I realized while reading that because this book is designed for potlucks that the recipes in the book are for larger quantities. I usually have to double most recipes that I try.
As far as the use of Emeril Essence in the recipes. I am familiar with his spice mixtures so this did not throw me off. It shouldn't put you off either. They are comprised of spices you probably have in your cabinet. If you search these terms you will find recipes for his spice blends.
Emeril Creole Essence
BAM!! (sorry couldn't help myself.)
I just bought the Kindle version of this book as I have had the library book for several weeks now. I kept renewing it before I realized that this book is going to have to join my collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the recipes. Friend uses it all the time, so now I have one, too.Published 22 days ago by Riki
This is my favorite cookbook (after Heritage of Southern Cooking by Camille Glenn). I have used Emeril's Potluck recipes time and time again. Read morePublished 11 months ago by NoOceanInKansas
Not what I thought it would be. I've seen better Emeril recipes.Published 17 months ago by Elease Potter
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I bought this for my daughter in law and saw my grandson, an inspiring chef, looking through it. I bought this for him so that he would have his own copy. He was very happyPublished on February 1, 2013 by peggy buchanan
There are no real colorful pictures for you to see how the recipe should look. Being an Emeril cookbook we were expecting to see some really nice colorful pics to entice us to try... Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by D. Sconiers