Saturday, December 22, 2012

Mouth Watering Pictures, Tasty Food: Not Just for Teens: Teen Cuisine: New Vegetarian by Matthew Locricchio

Whether you're a vegetarian, or even a cook, Teen Cuisine: New Vegetarian is a book you'll enjoy. What grabbed me first was the quality of the book and the pictures. This book could be displayed in your living room. The pictures are so tempting you find yourself wanting to try the recipes.

I have to admit I'm not much of a cook, so the recipes laid out in simple steps are perfect for me. They will also be good for teen cooks, or other novices. Recipes are laid out in three sections: On Your Mark, Get Set, and Cook. If you follow the steps exactly as presented, it's hard to make a mistake, and you end up with gourmet dishes.

The commentary on each recipe is interesting. I particularly liked the sections on Waldorf Salad and ketchup. I never actually thought about making ketchup, but the recipe is so well laid out I plan to try it. Another valuable feature is the Chef's Tip. The tips give useful information on how long it will take to prepare the dish, for example should you start some parts an hour or so before doing the rest of the preparation.

I did try a couple of recipes and can recommend the red, white and blue cheese potato salad and the smart bars. Both were delicious. I highly recommend this book for teen cooks, or anyone else who likes vegetarian food.

I reviewed this book for the Amazon Vine Program.