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The Philadelphia Cookbook
Member Name: hollywoodmum
The Philadelphia Cookbook
Advantages: great dishes, very easy to use, great photography, wipes clean
Ok I guess by now most people have seen the advert for Kraft Philadelphia Cheese, the one with the two angels, one of them has made a pasta dish from Philly that looks like the others hair.
If you wish to know how it's made than this is the book that will tell you.
In all honesty I thought that using Philadelphia with pasta was fine but didn't even imagine it would be so versatile I'd be able to use it any other dishes so I was really surprised when I spotted this book.
History Of Philly
The first cream cheese was made in 1872 by a Dairy Farmer, William Lawrence, actually in New York not Philadelphia. 8 years later the name Philadelphia was adopted by the distributers as Philadelphia was judged to be the home of quality food at the time. In 1903 the Phenix Cheese company ought the cream cheese business and later still in 1928 the company merged with Kraft. Philadelphia came to the U.K in 1960 and now is availaible in 80 different countries.
Chive and Onion
Garlic and Herb
Cracked Black Pepper
Strawberry (I have yet to lay eyes on this)
Philly can also be purchased in Regular (full fat), Light and Extra Light varieties.
Discover the secret of cooking with Philly when you try these heavenly recipes and ideas!
The Philadelphia cook book has over 100 delicious and inspiring recipes for everyday cooking or special occasions: from party bite, bagel classics, soups and light lunches, to salads and main meals, along with sweet treats and divine cheesecakes.
Simple easy to follow, step by step instructions for Philly novices and cooking experts alike.
Beautiful colour photography throughout.
Versitile recipes and ideas for every occasion.
The front cover of this book looks basically like a pack of original Philly, tha silvery grey background colour with the Philadelphia logo front centre, although so simple it is very eye catching. On the back is a pic of one of the wonderful creations (the layered Greek Salad) that can be found inside (although it wouldn't look like that if I made it).
Soups & Light Lunches
Breads and Bagels
10 second Cheesecake ideas
As some of you may know I work in my local ASDA store, about 4 to 6 weeks ago Philadelphia was on special offer (2 for £1.50 if I remember correctly) loads of the stuff was flying off the shelves through my checkout on the first day of the promotion and I spotted a a flavour that was new in our store. Basil flavour Philly (yum). I decided that after my shift ended I really needed to try the Basil Philly as I'm such a big pesto fan I felt sure I would love it.
After clocking off I head straight for the Philadelphia but what caught my eye fist was this book placed on a stand next to the Philly. I picked it up straight away and had a flick through, it looked really good especially as the only thing I used Philly for are bagels and pasta. what was even better was the price of the book £3.00.
So armed with my Philly and my new cookbook off I trotted home very happy with my latest bargain.
Like I said this experience was only around 6 weeks ago so I haven't yet tried all the recipes in the book, I'm not a great fish lover either so I will probably never get round to making and y of the fish dishes but what I have made from this book so far has been delicious.
The actual recipes are really easy to follow. Underneath the title of the dish the book tells you how many the dis will serve, preparation time and cooking time.
The list of ingredients are listed to left of the page while the step by step guide is so very clear and concise you can't really go wrong. There are alos handy little tips under each recipe and at the bottom of the page really helpful info like engery per serving, carbohydrate per serving, fat per serving and salt content.
All the pages are glossy and wipe clean very easily, which is handy for me cos I'm a bit like the chef from the Muppet show.
There aren't photographs on every page, the dishes that have been photographed have obviously been styled but look very mouth watering and they do make you want to try out the recipes.
One thing that I did find though some of the recipes I have tried so far, the book has stated that you need to used the regular full fat Philadelphia but I always opt for the light or extra light version and it hasn't seemed to make any difference to the meals I have made. Also even though Philadelphia is probably the best quality cream cheese I do only tend to buy it if it's on offer the rest of the time I will buy the shop's own brand and use that instead.
My Favourite Recipes (So Far)
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweetcorn And Spring Onion Fritters
Beef And Horseradish Salad
Bacon & Tomato Lasagne
Herby Philly Chicken And Parma Ham
Creamy Mushroom Risotto
Pork And Mushroom Stroganoff
I love this cook book, it's so simple to follow, the dishes are tasty and best of all it was a huge bargain.I would highly recommend.
Not so great if you don't like Philadelphia though, I suppose.
Published By: Ebury Press
ASDA (While stock lasts) £3.00
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Summary: Not just for bagels and cheesecakes