Kitchen Confidence Cookbook Review
|Published:||October 6, 2019, Matador|
|No. of Pages:||104|
|Cover Price:||$7.99 Kindle|
It’s always fun to find a cookbook with really different recipes. Kitchen Confidence by Catherine Sloman, British cooking teacher and food blogger, not only includes recipes that are decidedly different from the American norm, but introduces recipes that are very typical of those actually prepared and eaten in British homes. This book is meant to give those without much experience in the kitchen confidence to prepare good meals and be comfortable when preparing simple meals.
Anyone who has spent time in the UK, will recognize many of the dishes Sloman has included in this fun cookbook. Examples include a fabulous recipe for Toad in the Hole with Onion Gravy, Classic Kedgeree, Victoria Sponge, and Scones (fabulous and easy to make). There are also excellent recipes for Shepherd’s Pie (or Cottage Pie if beef is used), A Classic Fry Up, and a decadent Devil’s Food Cake with Malteasers Frosting. There are other recipes that aren’t so British too, such as a Ginger Stir-Fry, Salmon Chowder, and crispy-on-the-outside-soft on-the-inside Roast Potatoes.
While the recipes are in metric, they are easily converted to US measurements, especially for those with a good kitchen scale, which should be in any kitchen. There are also conversion charts online. Britain gets a bad rap for their food, with critics saying that their food is terrible; anyone who has tasted it and has eaten in some of the world-class restaurants located in Britain, will definitely disagree and the dishes in this cookbook prove otherwise. There are also beautiful photographs of every dish, which makes the book even better.
Anyone who likes the British culture and is willing to convert a few ingredients to metric, will enjoy this cookbook. The recipes are well-written and easy to follow, so anyone who want to add a little confidence to their kitchen experience should enjoy this book.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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