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Must Read: 2009 Food & Wine Annual Cookbook

Must Read: 2009 Food & Wine Annual Cookbook

Food & Wine magazine is one of my favorite glossies. I love it so much that at the end of the month I page through each issue and rip out interesting and delicious recipes.

Little did I know that the fabulous folks over at Food & Wine have already done the dirty work for me! Every year they release an annual cookbook ($29.95) with an entire year's worth of recipes.

Lucky me: I got my hands on 2009's copy. To find out what I thought of the compilation of over 700 recipes,

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Pros:

  • The book reduces paper waste. Now I don't have to rip out of the magazine or print up a recipe from online.
  • It's like a nostalgic look back on the year. Many of the recipes I've already made or remember thinking I wanted to try them.
  • No topic is left uncovered. There are recipes for everything from vegetarian starters to Thanksgiving dinners to pitcher cocktails.
  • Each recipe has a different author resulting in a wide range of cuisines and culinary point of views.

Cons:

  • There's something lacking in terms of organization. While it's broken up into sections (including breads, pizzas, and sandwiches; breakfast and brunch; and beef, lamb, and game), they're hard to navigate.
  • With so many recipes, sometimes the pages feel crowded.
  • Without the accompanying magazine story or headline, some recipes seem out of place.

Recipes: The recipes are written in Food & Wine's straight forward, easy-to-follow style. Here are some I hope to make:

  • BLT salad with blue cheese
  • Creamy asparagus soup
  • Sticky marmalade-glazed baby-back ribs
  • Pop-open clams with horseradish Tabasco sauce
  • Warm potato salad with arugula
  • Sour-cherry gin slings

Imagery: Not every recipe has a picture, but the book's smooth pages are filled with photos. Each image is in color. Some are full sized, while others take up only a quarter or half of the page.

Overall: If you're a fan of the magazine, you'll enjoy this book. Because there is a year's worth of recipes, it also makes a good basic cookbook.


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Eleuthera Eleuthera 8 years
My criticism, which you have already voiced, is that oftentimes one forgets why the recipe looked good in a group of other complementary foods. Sitting by itself in the food groupings, it perhaps doesn't strike one's mood as well.
spacebear spacebear 8 years
what a nice cook book! i'll have to look for it soon
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