Friday, November 19, 2010

Let's Eat! by Denise Burroughs

Denise Burroughs grew up in a large Italian family, and in Let's Eat!, she shares her heritage and love of food in a series of recipes reflecting that tradition.  The book begins with several useful pages.  There are 10 Tips From The Kitchen, an equivalency measure (How Much Of This Equals That?), a page of Baking Tips, Baking Substitutions, a page on Preparing Marinades And Sauces, and a page called Is It Done Yet? which helps the cook determine doneness of various foods.

The recipes are organized into main dishes, salads, desserts and drinks, and there are plentiful entries in each category.  The recipes are simple enough that the novice cook can feel comfortable attempting them while the experienced cook will welcome meals that are nutritious, appealing, and don't take hours to cook.  Burroughs is a professional woman, so understands the limited cooking time many households have each day.  The color photos spread throughout the book are quite enticing.

This book is recommended for all cooks.


Marjorie said...

Love that Italian food, sounds like a great Christmas gift for me.

Sandie said...

Marjorie, please send me an email at I'd like to send this one on to you!