David Tanis Market Cooking Cookbook Review

David Tanis Market Cooking Cookbook Review

Title: David Tanis Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient
Author: David Tanis
Published: October 3, 2017, Artisan
No. of Pages: 480
Cover Price: $40.00 Hardcover, $9.99 Kindle

Although most of us have special ways to prepare our favorite vegetables, same old-same old can get a bit boring. However, celebrated chef David Tanis has released a cookbook that will take away any boredom and make mundane ingredients exciting. David Tanis Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient is an excellent cookbook and is organized by ingredient rather than by course. This makes it easy to look in the fridge, or see what looks good at the market, and then prepare something new and exciting. In addition to favorite alliums (garlic, onions, shallots, etc.), vegetables, and herbs, there is a chapter on Seasoning and also Kitchen Essentials which includes basics such as cooking eggs, as well as some basic breads and Asian noodle dishes. There are also recipes for basic sauces such as an easy and fabulous Harissa as well as a Classic New Mexican Green Chile Sauce. Tanis shows (through excellent photographs) how to make mayonnaise, Crème Fraîche, Fromage Blanc, and Clarified Butter. There is also a section on preparing perfect rice.

One thing that sets this book apart from similar cookbooks is that the recipes are quite innovative and unique – there are dozens of recipes for transforming plain vegetables into mouthwatering showcase dishes. Although the main ingredients are vegetables, he uses them in dishes with chicken, meat, and seafood, so this isn’t just for vegetarians.

David Tanis Market Cooking is a beautiful cookbook; the photos are gorgeous, the recipes are mostly simple and suitable for cooks of all experience levels, and it is definitely one that belongs in every cookbook collection. Highly Recommended.

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

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