Margaritaville Cookbook Review

Margaritaville Cookbook Review

Title: Margaritaville: The Cookbook: Relaxed Recipes For a Taste of Paradise
Author: Carlo Sernaglia and Julia Turshen
Published: May 1, 2018, St. Martin’s Press
No. of Pages: 352
Cover Price: $32.50 Hardcover, $16.99

Anyone who has heard the iconic song, Margaritaville, by Jimmy Buffet, has most likely dreamed of laying on the beach, drinking margaritas, and eating beach food. With Margaritaville: The Cookbook: Relaxed Recipes For a Taste of Paradise, anyone can do just that, no matter where they are. The book has dozens of drink recipes for exotic drinks that would be good at the beach or around a pool, but it also has recipes for beach food – from beaches everywhere – that are truly mouthwatering. Breakfast dishes include a scrumptious Pineapple and Coconut Milk Smoothie and South Florida Eggs Benedict. There are great appetizer recipes like Volcano Nachos and Warm Asiago Crab Dip (very addicting), both perfect for outdoor entertaining. Luxurious Lobster Bisque (and it is) and Lobster rolls are featured, as well as a decadent Cheeseburgers in Paradise with Paradise Island Dressing. There are dozens of excellent seafood dishes – something for almost everyone – and beautiful and scrumptious desserts. Baked Florida is a take on Baked Alaska with flavors reminiscent of Florida beaches, and the Coconut Tres Leches Cake is not difficult, but is worth every minute it takes to prepare it.

One of the best features of this cookbook is that there are beautiful photographs that make it even more tempting to prepare every recipe.

Besides the recipes, the book features a forward by Jimmy Buffet himself, and also has his stories and vignettes throughout. These serve to set the mood and inspire everyone to want to go to the beach.

Anyone who wants a fun cookbook to add to their collection will want to pick up a copy of Margaritaville: The Cookbook: Relaxed Recipes For a Taste of Paradise. It’s fun, the recipes are fairly easy and straightforward, and the results are mouthwatering.

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

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