Pulp Cookbook Review

Pulp Cookbook Review

Title: Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit
Author: Abra Beren
Published: April 4, 2023, Chronicle Books
No. of Pages: 432
Cover Price: $35.00 Hardcover, $13.79 Kindle

Love fruit? You’ll want to pick up a copy of Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit by Abra Berens, who explores the ultimate possibilities of cooking with fruit. The fruits are in separate chapters with several ways to prepare them – baked, roasted, grilled, poached, in salads, etc. The author’s sense of humor makes it a joy to read, and makes the recipes interesting, i.e., Apples in Pajamas. Everyone will notice this recipe and want to make it. The book is over 400 pages, so there are dozens of mouthwatering recipes to make with any fruit you may have on hand. The recipes aren’t just for sweets; rather they cover appetizers, desserts, soups, salads, and main dishes. The book also covers ways to select, store, and preserve the different fruits.

While there are no pictures of the basics, there are beautiful photographs of the fruit dishes, which make it difficult to know which recipe to prepare next.

One of the best things about this excellent cookbook is that the first part is dedicated to basic batters, doughs, crusts, breads, etc. that fruit can be added to. The second part of the book focuses on the fruits that can be added to these basics in the form of both sweet and savory dishes.
Those lucky enough to owns this book will want to curl up in a corner and read it; the author’s personality comes through and there is plenty of humor as well as good information to anyone who loves fruit. This is certainly a good choice to include in a cookbook collection.

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

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