Country Kitchen Cookbook Review

Country Kitchen Cookbook Review

Title: Country Kitchen Cookbook: A Collection of Traditional American Home-Cooked Recipes
Author: Jennifer Boudinot
Published: August 24, 2021, Chartwell Books
No. of Pages: 256
Cover Price: $14.99 Paperback

There is something comforting about eating simple, unassuming country cooking, and Jennifer Boudinot has introduced dozens of down home comfort foods from all regions of America in her excellent cookbook, Country Kitchen Cookbook: A Collection of Traditional American Home-Cooked Recipes. Although it’s fun to savor a gourmet recipe once in a while, most of us are happiest when eating something simple or traditional. These are recipes that will appeal to everyone in the family, but they are good enough that they can also be served to company.
The recipes are written in a succinct, easy-to-follow format, making it possible for all cooks, beginning to advanced, to create picture perfect dishes that everyone will love. The fact that there is a beautiful photograph of every recipe is very appealing and makes this cookbook a cut above. The variety of recipes is great, and almost everyone will find themselves cooking from this book often, and most will have a queue of “must try” recipes that will keep them busy for months. Most of the recipes call for basic ingredients that most of us have around on our pantry shelves or fridge or freezer. Otherwise, they can be found at any regular grocery store.
Although the recipes represent “country” cooking from all regions of the US, there seems to be an emphasis on southern style recipes, some traditional and some a bit different.

This is a fun cookbook to curl up in a corner and read – it will make you hungry, though - and the vignettes and recipe notes are interesting. For those who like simple delicious meals, this is a cookbook that will be used over and over.

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

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