Food with Spirits Cookbook Review

Food with Spirits Cookbook Review

Title: Food With Spirit: Alcohol-Infused Recipes
Author: Alicia Shevetone
Published: September 26, 2023, Gaudium Publishing
No. of Pages: 124
Cover Price: $39.99 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

Sometimes alcohol makes dishes taste better, adds unique flavors, and even tenderizes. If you’d like to try recipes containing different types of spirits, you’ll want to pick up Alicia Shevetone’s cookbook, Food With Spirit: Alcohol-Infused Recipes. This excellent cookbook contains dozens of appealing recipes that are flavored with different types of spirits. Some of the recipes are cooked, so the alcohol cooks out; others are not, but the actual alcohol dissipates and are in minimal amounts, if you are worried about serving alcohol to teetotalers or children.

The recipes are written in the traditional manner with the ingredients listed first, followed by step-by-step instructions to prepare the dish. Shevetone has also added comments and helpful hints at the beginning of each recipe which are helpful. Most of the recipes are fairly quick and easy. They call for ordinary ingredients that are easy to find at any mainstream grocery store. It is unfortunate that some of the recipes call for frozen whipped topping, which is a major food crime, and many cooks (including me) refuse to use it. I substituted heavy cream whipped with a little powdered sugar in a couple of recipes and they turned out well.

Shevetone has included beautiful, professional, mouthwatering photographs that will tempt anyone to prepare several of these recipes.

All told, anyone who doesn’t mind using spirits of many kinds will want to prepare these yummy recipes. It’s a fun and unique cookbook to add to your cookbook collection.

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

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