I won this book through Goodreads to give an honest review, and I’m sharing with you what I thought of this cookbook.
This cookbook was written by a chef of the Del Posto restaurant in New York. The introduction explains the concept of the restaurant as well as it’s creation and background.
Things I liked about it:
The cover was beautiful, as were the pictures within the book. Everything looked appetizing, and the pictures of the actual restaurant looked exciting.
Each recipe came with a detailed description of any special tool required to make it, and it sometimes offered an alternative tool that might be more common in a normal kitchen.
At the back there was an allergen guide that covered almost every possible food allergy (nuts, soy, gluten, eggs, shellfish, etc.) for each recipe so the reader can quickly consult a list to decide what they can or can’t have. This would be faster than going recipe by recipe individually.
Many of the recipes have origin stories and wine pairings.
Things I didn’t like:
Not all of the recipes are set up in the traditional step by step format. This could be difficult for novice cooks. These recipes were also based on the what the restaurant creates. This means they are small “tasting” dishes, often made with ingredients not used on a normal basis. It’s definitely not something I would pull out for a normal weekly family dinner, maybe just special occasions.
Although the pictures were beautiful I was sad there wasn’t more of them. A lot of the recipes did not include pictures of the finished product which could create confusion.
Overall I enjoyed this book, but I don’t think it is for everyone.
You can purchase at The Del Posto Cookbook at this link from Amazon.