Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Great American Slow Cooker Book by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

The Great American Slow Cooker Book by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

I was very excited about getting this book, but while it was good and have many recipes it kind of fell short. There were plenty of recipes and they're written wonderfully and look easy to follow. I think my biggest problem with this cookbook is that there were not enough pictures of the food. The book is 512 pages long and there are only 16 pages of pictures of the food. Most cookbooks generally have at least one picture for every recipe so that the reader can see what the dish is supposed to look like. I think that the writers may have overextended themselves when it came to the amount of recipes.
The recipes themselves are beautifully written and sound delicious. I went through the book and I found so many that I want to try. The Spicy Garlic Shrimp (p. 368) and the Fudgy Brownie Cake (p. 461) are two recipes that really stood out to me and that I can't wait to try. I'm not a big soup person, but the soup section made me reconsider my stance on soups. I only really eat tomato soup and there was a great recipe in the soup section for Creamy Tomato Soup (p. 57) that I wan to try very soon.
The book is set up well and the set up of the sections makes sense. Starting with Breakfast all the way through Dessert. The cover of the book is enticing ut not busy and you can clearly see what the book is about. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book is you learn easier by reading. However, if you're more of a visual learner it might not be for you.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

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