Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Choosing Sides: From Holidays to Every Day, 130 Delicious Recipes to Make the Meal

Choosing Sides: From Holidays to Every Day, 130 Delicious Recipes to Make the Meal by Tara Mataraza Desmond is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and BooksAMillion.

The Blurb
Choosing Sides includes 130 fabulous recipes for side dishes to complement any entrée and complete meals for every occasion.

Choosing Sides, a cookbook devoted entirely to side dishes, honors the standards and offers fresh ideas for new favorites. It capitalizes on our obsession with accessorizing meals using quality ingredients in inspired, varied, and memorable recipes. Every recipe offers multiple entrée suggestions and helps cooks design an entire meal. Instead of tagging bland afterthoughts on your plate at the last minute, you can create exciting combinations.

The chapters offer a range of recipes for broad appeal, crossing cuisines, techniques, and complexity. You’ll find recipes for breakfast, intimate gatherings, picnics, holidays, and more. Coconut Cilantro Toasted Israeli Couscous, Pumpkin Cozy Rolls, Honey Balsamic Peaches and Burrata, and Sesame Braised Bok Choy are just a few. A helpful chart, organized by main entrée, gives you a quick look at what to serve with chicken, beef, fish, and the like. Choosing Sides is a singular source for answering the mealtime question, “What should I serve with this?”
My Review
Choosing Sides: Classic to Creative Recipes for Completing Every Meal by Tara Mataraza Desmond
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for a review. There's an allotted lending period and mine expired before I could test all the recipes that my family wanted to try but what I did try was either hit or miss - some recipes were great, while others weren't to our tastes.

There's a ton of recipes here, so everyone should be able to find something they like. Each recipe comes with suggestions for pairings with other recipes included in the book but only select dishes are accompanied by a photo.

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