Sunday, March 2, 2014

March 2014 cookbook review

The cookbook that I reviewed for January was a specialty cookbook, with recipes for different types of candy.  The  cookbook for February was a cookbook in the style of a 'church cookbook' and contains lots of different types of recipes.  The contributors were business owners in an area called Aggieville near the campus of Kansas State University.  The cookbook chosen for March is a book called   Debbbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook.

Debbie Macomber is an author of romance novels and the Cedar Cove series is a group of her stories set in the fictional town of Cedar Cove.  In the series is a group of characters that have recurring roles in many of the stories.  One of the characters takes the reader of the cookbook on a tour of some of the kitchens in Cedar Cove with a few recipes from each location.  It is a different presentation for a cookbook and along the way the main character shares little tidbits about the other characters in the series.

The book is attractively put together.  Where the Aggieville cookbook had photos of Aggieville but no photos of food this cookbook has is full of colorful drawings and photos of the recipes.  Each recipe page has a border on it and each new chapter has a new pattern and color to the border.  Each chapter is about a different eatery or hostess from the town.There are lots of illustrations of kitchen or food items and each chapter has several full page photos of a prepared recipe from the chapter.  The last four chapters are a chapter on Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas with a group of recipes suitable for holiday meals. 

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