Brilliant Bites Cookbook Review

Brilliant Bites Cookbook Review

Title: Brilliant Bites: 75 Amazing Small Bites for Any Occasion
Author: Maegan Brown
Published: September 12, 2023, Rock Point
No. of Pages: 200
Cover Price: $22.49 Hardcover, $11.9 Kindle

Everybody loves little finger foods that can be picked up and eaten in one or two bites. Maegan Brown has taken this concept a bit further and created one of the most fun cookbooks, Brilliant Bites: 75 Amazing Small Bites for Any Occasion, which has dozens of unique and mouthwatering tiny “bites” that are perfect for everything from tea parties to football get togethers to holiday buffets. These aren’t your mundane cocktail sausages; rather, they are unique flavors and mini dishes, such as bacon macaroni and cheese stuffed in jalapeño peppers, Cinnamon Sugar Cruffin Bites, Avocado Toast Bites, and Pad Thai Bites. The variety is unbelievable.

The recipes are written in the traditional manner with the ingredients listed first, followed by step-by-instructions that are easy to follow. There are well-written and helpful notes before each recipe. In some cases, Brown utilizes convenience foods such as refrigerated crescent rolls and Rolo candies. Most of the recipes are fairly easy and can be made by both beginning and advanced cooks.

One of the best things about this cookbook is that there are beautiful, professional photographs of the dishes. This makes it hard to decide which dish to make next. Incidentally, Brown has featured both sweet and savory, light and heavy small bites, and most readers will want to make several for every occasion. Brown has an imagination, and a talent for beautiful, delicious dishes. Highly recommended.

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

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