Pantry and Palate Cookbook Review

Pantry and Palate Cookbook Review

Title: Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food
Author: Simon Thibault
Published: June 11, 2017, Nimbus Publishing
No. of Pages: 224
Cover Price: $34.95

The purpose of a cookbook is, of course, to introduce new recipes and teach readers how to make those recipes. However, every once in a while, a cookbook comes along that is also fascinating to read. Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food is once such cookbook. Acadian food is a mystery to many of us, and after reading this excellent cookbook, most will want to prepare Acadian food at home and introduce it to loved ones.

This book includes Canadian classics such as French Canadian Tourtière. There is a excellent recipe for Rhubarb Custard Pie, as well as one for Cranberry Pudding which is perfect for the holidays. The recipe for Scalloped Cabbage is very good and is a perfect winter side dish. There is also a section on breads that are unique and tasty.

The recipes are easy to follow and understand. There are beautiful pictures so cooks can see what their finished dishes should look like. There are also pictures of local color as well as some antique recipes, which gives some personality to the book.

For those who may not be in the mood to cook, this is a great book to read while curling up in a warm corner on a lazy day. On days when one feels adventurous, it contains plenty of mouthwatering recipes and inspiring pictures to satisfy everyone. None of the recipes are particularly difficult, so this is a book suitable for beginning cooks all the way up to advanced; there are recipes that will appeal to everyone, and the recipes actually turn out as expected. Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food will be a nice addition to any cookbook collection.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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