Spectacular Spreads Cookbook Review

Spectacular Spreads Cookbook Review

Title: Spectacular Spreads: 50 Amazing Food Spreads for Any Occasion
Author: Maegan Brown
Published: September 28, 2021, Rockpoint
No. of Pages: 288
Cover Price: $28.00 Hardcover, $12.99 Kindle

Spreads have become the modern way to entertain, and Spectacular Spreads: 50 Amazing Food Spreads for Any Occasion is yet another of hundreds of new cookbooks on the market today. The author, Maegan Brown has a good imagination, so this book includes more good ideas than some of those other cookbooks.

This excellent book covers spreads for cocktail parties, breakfasts and brunches, special occasion spreads, and desserts spreads. Brown presents spreads that most of us will want to serve or participate in. There are organized lists of what goes into each spread, and easy-to-follow recipes for the main parts. The book also includes beautiful photographs of the spreads and most of the recipes, which is an essential element of a good cookbook. One of the drawbacks of a spread is keeping the foods warm and cold; Brown has ideas on this that make sense. Many of the themes presented have been popular for years, but Brown has organized them and made them beautiful.

Anyone who wants to set up beautiful spreads can learn how with the chapters on the whole planning process including shopping, quantities, best locations, preparing, and serving your spread. Essentially, these spreads are mini buffets that can be put in dozens of places in your home and presented at many occasions. There are plenty of hints for beautiful presentations, and food ideas that will appeal to almost everyone. This is definitely a fun book and makes a good addition to a comprehensive cookbook collection.

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

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