Herbs Book Review

Herbs Book Review

Title: Herbs: Delicious Recipes and Growing Tips to Transform Your Food
Author: Judith Hann
Published: September 19, 2017, Nourish
No. of Pages: 240
Cover Price: $25.95 Hardcover, $9.99 Kindle

Cooks worth their apron strings all know how herbs can transform mundane dishes into extraordinary culinary masterpieces. And cooks who may not yet be experienced in using fresh herbs, but want to learn should surely pick up Herbs: Delicious Recipes and Growing Tips to Transform Your Food. Judith Hann, who is definitely an expert, has released an excellent book, full of growing hints, history and uses for herbs, and most importantly mouthwatering recipes using herbs.

Even busy cooks who don’t have time to fuss over meals will appreciate this cookbook, since most of the recipes are simple and easy to follow. Inexperienced cooks as well as those with years of experience will appreciate the recipes that turn out picture perfect. The photographs are very good, and make it difficult to decide which dish to make. Unfortunately, there isn’t a photograph of every dish, but most are pictured, and I took pictures of my own dishes for my personal cookbook that has a feature to add pictures.

Especially appreciated are the growing hints. Many of us have nice herb gardens, but are often unsure when one of our herbs isn’t doing well; this book will explain. It also is the reason that I added more herbs to my garden this year. Because I like this book so much, I even expanded my AeroGarden® (I now have 4 in my kitchen) so that I can grow most of my favorite herbs year round.

Some of my favorite recipes that are included in this excellent book: Veal Saltimbocca (which I substitute pork tenderloins), a perfect Bérnaise sauce, Tangy Tarragon Chicken, and an incredibly rich Minty Chocolate Mousse with Crystallized Mint Leaves. The Chive Flower Omelette was fun to serve, and we loved the Apple and Rosemary Cake.

If you are interested in adding herbs to make your cooking more exciting, Herbs: Delicious Recipes and Growing Tips to Transform Your Food is a cookbook you’ll want to add to your collection. Hann is a genius when it comes to the herbs, and the book is a delight to read. Five Stars!

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

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