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I gave it three stars due to the wonderful background antidotes that Tanis gives for each recipe. I truly appreciated the education. The introduction has additional advice from Tanis on selecting olive oil, anchovies, olives, bread, etc. It isn’t earth shattering advice; but the locations for sourcing the olive oil and anchovies was new to me.
Overall, the recipes are straight forward and simple. I can’t rave about it because many of the recipes didn’t interest me. The section I most enjoyed was
If I rated this I would give it two stars = It was OK. But I’m not rating it, because it’s most likely a fantastic cookbook. But not for me. Not for Peoria.
Quail eggs. Seaweed salad. Chrysanthemum Greens with Silken Tofu. Red Beet Salad. (<<–grated raw beets. Um, no thanks, I’m good.)
The pictures were lovely. Reading this on Kindle for PC was vastly better than on the Kindle itself. I don’t think Kindle and Cookbook are compatible terms.
I kept reading to the end and was rewarded with th
I picked up One Good Dish hoping to find some simple dinner ideas and found it to be hilariously above my sophistication level. I’m certain that high class foodies would love this as it presents the recipes in such a simple, straight forward manner that I even considered if it would be possible to find fresh clams in my area. (The answer is no, in case you were wondering.) Someday, I may make the Cream Filled Dates (cut open a date, put cream inside) or Caipiroska (vodka flavored with sugar coat
I did enjoy Tanis’ educational blurbs before each dish. They gave cultural details of the backgrounds and flavors incorporated in whatever recipe he was presenting. Also, it is fun to experience someone discussing a subject that they find engrossing and, for Tanis, that is clearly food. I saved my favorite quotation from the text:
Freshly dug new potatoes are a real turn-on. A cheap thrill perhaps, but a thrill nonetheless.pg 56
Ah, well. I wish that I was more adventurous in the kitchen because, if I was, this book would have been so easy to love.