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Tasty food all year round
Dish a Day: 365 Recipes
Member Name: fionamcg
Dish a Day: 365 Recipes
Date: 09/07/08, updated on 20/05/09 (317 review reads)
Advantages: Whatever the season there is a dish
Disadvantages: The weather doesnt always follow the seasons which is the charm of the book
This recipe book is a great one to keep on hand in the kitchen. There is a recipe for each day of the year, including an extra one for a leap year, which follow the seasonal trends. I particularly like the variety of the dishes in the book as the recipes cover sweets, savouries, side dishes and drinks. They extend to a vast number of origins with dishes like balti prawns, Mexican seafood stew, California smoothie, bouillabaisse, rhubarb crumble and mini focaccia.
The dishes follow the seasonal trends with wintery meals in December, January and February such as beef stew with herb dumplings and lone star chilli; spring recipes in March, April and May like home-made turkey burgers and peking duck salad; fresh summery meals in June, July and August including monkfish with lime and chilli sauce and nectarine crunch and warming Autumn dishes in September, October and November such as steak and potato pies and chocolate brownie roulade.
The recipes provide great ideas to adapt and modify dishes which you may already make and provides new ones to try. I have tried a great number of these dishes and find the instructions easy to follow and very simply laid out. Almost every dish has a photograph to give you an idea of the final article. As the dishes follow a calendar style it means that the ingredients will be in season and readily available, this is great for those who grow their own fruit and veg, and will allow for some great bargain meals as the food should be cheaper in season.
Overall I think this is a great book with a variety of recipes for some inspiration, catalogued for whatever time of year you are in - or feel like!
Summary: A handy book to keep nearby when in need of a great new recipe
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