Friday, June 4, 2010

Book Review

I was browsing the cookbook section of the Chicago Public Library last week and I saw Pioneer Woman's new cookbook. Now I have been known to read her blog once or twice - her photos are gorgeous; plus it seems as if everyone in the blogosphere world reads her blog. So I checked out the cookbook.

Overall impression? meh. Some nice photos and it reads like fiction and a cookbook. The recipes though...? Some seem OK. Most are just uninspiring to me. I wanted more garden fresh recipes. Fresh ingredients were sorely lacking.

I'm glad the public library owns it and not me.

I've gotten tons of inspiration from Heidi Swanson and her 101 cookbooks site recently. Thanks to my friend H.C. at CFC for turning me on to this site.

1 comment:

Jenna Gayle said...

I read her blog, too and like the recipes she posts, but I too have gathered that it's probably not the cookbook for me. I am convenced, however, that my sister-in-law is in GREAT need of this book! LOL!! Bless her heart, she's never really watched the women in her family cook and really doesn't have a firm grasp on the whole cooking thing! I was thinking it would be good for her since she is very much a visual learner. Would you reccommend the book to some one in her situation?