Saturday, May 14, 2016

Essential Home Cookin' Recipes {Book Review}


This week I have been exploring the book "Home Cooked" by Anya Fernald and Jessica Battilana.

From a graphic design perspective, I LOVE this book! The photography is wonderful, the spreads are well-designed and the copy isn't just about how to cook the food — each recipe is a story in itself.

The recipes vary in difficulty and include the step-by-step process along with beautiful accompanying pictures. For non-gourmet chefs like me, there are simple yet delicious such as the Asado Potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Buttery Piecrust recipes. Plus, there are plenty of more complicated recipes for the advanced cook.

Today my husband made the Asado Potatoes for lunch. Did I mention he's an awesome cook?!


The ingredients were simple: potatoes, butter, salt and pepper. After slicing the potatoes, he arranged them in a spiral in our cast-iron pan. He poured half of the butter over the potatoes and then seasoned with salt and pepper before roasting.


The potatoes were roasted until they were tender, brown and crispy on top, about 45 minutes. After adding the remaining butter, they were ready to serve.


Yum. This recipe was a great way to use up some of the many potatoes sitting in our pantry! My only wish is that the pages of the book were butter-resistant. We got a little on the Asado Potatoes page spread...

  I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own. 

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