In this new series, I’m going to share with you some books that I thought were worth trying and I’ll write about if it was indeed worth trying. I’ll share cookbooks, design books, novels, how-to books….
First up: The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbook by Gabi Moskowitz (she also has a blog). I love her approach of sharing her wisdom for eating and cooking on a budget, she even tells you how to stock a full pantry and a full bar on a budget. While the book and recipes aren’t groundbreaking, there are several recipes perfect for weekday dinners and when you’re entertaining. The simplicity and her use of making sure to use fresh ingredients, definitely inspired me to want to cook.
1. Love her guide to stocking your pantry with all the necessaries, for only $50 she tells you everything you should have.
2. She seems to share my affinity for siracha, she showcases it in many recipes.
3. There are several recipes that call for a food processor, blender or an immersion blender. So if you don’t have one, the cookbook may not be worth it to buy.
4. She has an easy recipe for Pork Pho, one of the few foods that I crave, guaranteed, every few weeks… so that’s a plus for me.
5. Also uses lots of fresh ingredients, lots of herbs. She also uses things that you may already have in your fridge or can incorparte easily into other meals so you really are buying on a budget and not wasting food.
6. Features a lot of Mexican recipes. Huge plus for me, but maybe not for others.
7. I could see myself cooking alot of the recipes after a long of work vs. having to save the recipes for an all day affair on the weekend. She tells you long how it will take to prep and cook.
8. I do wish there was some pictures to go along with the recipes.
My Top 5 Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try:
1. Pea Soup with scallops, basil and parmesan
2. Summer Capellini with red pepper sauce
3. Chipotle cheddar burgers with cilantro aioli
4. Spanakopita burgers
5. White corn and spring onion soup
Find the book here.