Cook Yourself Happy the Danish Way Book Review
|Title:||Cook Yourself Happy: The Danish Way|
|Published:||September 21, 2017, Jacqui Small|
|No. of Pages:||256|
|Cover Price:||$35.00 Hardcover, $25.44 Kindle|
Danish food hasn’t always been trendy, so many of us aren’t as familiar with it as we’d like to be. Cook Yourself Happy: The Danish Way, by Caroline Fleming is the perfect way to introduce us to some mouthwatering Danish dishes that we can actually make at home. This excellent cookbook has stories and vignettes that make us feel a personal tie with the author and her family. It’s always more fun to know the origin of what we are cooking, the explanations are interesting and well-written. The most important thing, however, is the variety of recipes that most of us will actually want to make and the fact that the photographs are beautiful. Most of the recipes are easy, so even beginning cooks will find this a cookbook that they refer to often.
Some of the dishes are simple and homey, such as the Danish Hamburgers with Fried Onions and Slow Cooked Pulled Pork and Coleslaw. Others are a bit fancier: Baked Cod with Mustard Sauce, Fines Meatballs with Red Cabbage, and Stuffed Pumpkin with Nuts and Danish Cheese. Most are family recipes, like Granny’s Kale and Bacon Soup and My Father’s Delicious Chicken Salad (which really is delicious especially served on fresh Danish rye bread like she suggests). Fleming includes some great bread recipes which I adapted to make the dough in my auto bread machine, and also some decadent desserts such as Sticky Chocolate Pudding and Cinnamon Christmas Cookies.
Cook Yourself Happy: The Danish Way gives us all a different and positive perspective on Danish food, and will keep us cooking new, delicious dishes for months.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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