13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
useful day to day cookbook,
This review is from: Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can't Wait to Make (Hardcover)
I've had this book for a week and already cooked a dozen recipes out of it. My husband and I have liked everything; the kids have liked most everything as well, and I didn't even choose the more kid-friendly recipes. I like the fact that the author clearly enjoys experimenting with different flavors, and there are quite a few really novel recipes. You might want to browse through before buying, as some ingredients that show up often (coconut makes a strong showing in everything from soups to desserts) might not appeal to everyone. On the other hand, she provides so many alternatives to every recipe that there are of ideas for improvising with ingredients you prefer. Everything I've tried was quick to prepare (except for the fact that I always get distracted by the prose and want to keep reading before I get to the actual cooking!)and if you live anywhere that has a few ethnic grocers, you should be able to find most of the ingredients. And if you don't, don't sweat it- I'm sure the author wouldn't.