Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking


Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease: 325 Inspiring Recipes from Award-Winning Chef Rozanne Gold My all time favorite cookbook Every single recipe I ve made from it has been fantastic. The best food is simply prepared food, but that doesn t have to mean it has to be unsophisticated or boring, and this book proves the point beautifully I marked about 85 percent of the non dessert recipes for the future.The book has two problems one is that you seem to need an entire at home bar to make particularly the meat dishes some spice blends are alsoesoteric The second is that substitutions are rarely suggested To follow these recipes faithfully, you d have to have gin, scotc The best food is simply prepared food, but that doesn t have to mean it has to be unsophisticated or boring, and this book proves the point beautifully I marked about 85 percent of the non dessert recipes for the future.The book has two problems one is that you seem to need an entire at home bar to make particularly the meat dishes some spice blends are alsoesoteric The second is that substitutions are rarely suggested To follow these recipes faithfully, you d have to have gin, scotch, sake, chardonnay, Chartreuse, Madeira, dry vermouth, and a bevy of other liquors and liqueurs at your disposal and surely some can be switched out for others once in awhile Not only are these expensive ingredients, they re impractical to buy for a recipe that calls for 1 4 cup of the stuff if you aren t particular to it It seems like the diversity of this type of ingredient could have been pared down to make the recipes indeed radically simple I rarely cook fish but every single fish recipe in this book had me wanting to run to the fishmonger The recipes are simple but not basic and I would like a copy of this book, please and thank you. Way too gimmicky for my taste and many of the recipes don t even sound appealing I am always leery of cookbooks with this many recipes in them, and I was right in this case the quality of the recipes seems to suffer by the sheer quantity The book needed another wide stroke of the editor s knife I also find it annoying when cookbooks carry the theme of their cookbook often the title through the recipe descriptions it seemed like every recipe in this book was a radically simple way to pr Way too gimmicky for my taste and many of the recipes don t even sound appealing I am always leery of cookbooks with this many recipes in them, and I was right in this case the quality of the recipes seems to suffer by the sheer quantity The book needed another wide stroke of the editor s knife I also find it annoying when cookbooks carry the theme of their cookbook often the title through the recipe descriptions it seemed like every recipe in this book was a radically simple way to prepare whatever ingredient it featured That kind of copy is just condescending and corny I saved a few recipes that seemed intriguing including an onion soup recipe made from whole, roasted, buttered onions and a recipe for tomato frappe , but this was overall a dud My new favorite cookbook We ve been cooking with this book for weeks in my home, and we ve been extremely pleased with the results Nothing has taken athan half an hour to cook from beginning to end, and nothing has been terribly expensive Gold is excellent at dividing her recipes up so that you can pick with the needed step for example, we love a pimento cheese that s made nearby, and although Gold s recipe for pimento macaroni and cheese includes making the pimento cheese at home, we My new favorite cookbook We ve been cooking with this book for weeks in my home, and we ve been extremely pleased with the results Nothing has taken athan half an hour to cook from beginning to end, and nothing has been terribly expensive Gold is excellent at dividing her recipes up so that you can pick with the needed step for example, we love a pimento cheese that s made nearby, and although Gold s recipe for pimento macaroni and cheese includes making the pimento cheese at home, we ve been able to add our local favorite in without confusion The recipes turn out fresh, inexpensive, relatively healthy, and fast the whole package My only complaint is the same complaint I have with every other cookbook it has an insufficient index Too few cookbooks list every single ingredient in the index so that I can look in my cupboard and look up a recipe based on something I find Nevertheless, Rozanne Gold continues to be a master Rozanne Gold s cooking style is much like I would like my own cooking style to be And I would say that these recipes really are radically simple I like that it s a hefty book, but not cumbersome I like that all of these recipes seem cookable Surely everyone has read or flipped through those cookbooks in which the food looks and sounds amazing, but the idea of actually making any of it is just too dauntingthis isn t that kind of cookbook The food looks and sounds amazing, and I can make Rozanne Gold s cooking style is much like I would like my own cooking style to be And I would say that these recipes really are radically simple I like that it s a hefty book, but not cumbersome I like that all of these recipes seem cookable Surely everyone has read or flipped through those cookbooks in which the food looks and sounds amazing, but the idea of actually making any of it is just too dauntingthis isn t that kind of cookbook The food looks and sounds amazing, and I can make most of it without too much effort These recipes are balanced, and that is Gold s philosophy If the ingredients are many or hard to find, then the time and technique aren t too complicated If there are just a few ingredients, then the time invested might be a bitAnd if the technique is a littlecomplicated, then the ingredients are pretty simple And there arethan a few recipes in which the ingredients, time, and technique are all easy There are several recipes that I want to try okay, like a couple dozen strike my fancy right away I need to make a few of them before it s due back at the librarywhich, this is totally a cookbook worth buying One complaint I have is that when going over her food philosophy in the beginning, she says that a dish should be visually pleasing and references a recipe that she considers especially stunning and gives the page number for itI flipped to that page, and there is no picture of that particular recipe Hmm But the photos that are sprinkled throughout the book are stunning..even the simple roasted radishes are stunning Visual appeal and presentation do make a difference in how enjoyable a dish is So, I like that she gives tips for garnishes and serving Of course, as with many cookbooks, I might have to change my rating once I have actually tried a recipe or twobut just after reading them, I can tell these are going to be good ones Throughout her culinary career, chef Rozanne Gold has given much thought to the notions of simplicity and sophistication in cooking Now, after years of experimentation, she has come to this conclusion Simplicity is the art of combining a few essential ingredients with a minimum of effort in order to create food that neither looks or tastes like a shortcut food that is authentic enough to serve with pride and savor with pleasureIn Radically Simple Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease, Gold demonstrates this art to its fullest, manipulating the interplay of time, technique, and number of ingredients to create bold, sophisticated dishes bursting with global flavors She offers an entire chapter of elegantminute salads delectable soups that take less thanminutes to prepare and others with such depth of flavor they taste like they ve been simmering all day Her opinionated take on roast chicken yields a peerlessly moist and tender bird without so much as a sprinkling of salt and pepper, while her recipe for pineapple flan transforms sugar, eggs, and bottled juice into a creamy and decadent taste of the tropics From aminute mustard sauce for her last minute gravlax to a Peking pork shoulder that slow roasts under a savory blanket of hoisin and scallions, these dishes are truly stunning in their ease of preparation, yet never sacrifice on flavor or presentation Even Gold s procedures are revolutionary All are conveyed inwords or lessWith hundreds of signature recipes that you will return to time and again, Radically Simple provides both the tools and the inspiration to make memorable meals on a nightly basis and rediscover the satisfaction that comes from time well spent in the kitchen Wonderful cookbook I have cooked professionally, catered, and spent 50 years behind a stove This book is special Try the Asian Beef I simply put a sirloin into a baggie, poured fish sauce over it, marinated it 1 2 hour and grilled probably the best tasting steak I have ever had Last night I made the Za atar Roast chicken again, out of the ballpark in flavor with very little work I am looking forward to plumbing the depths of the rest of the book Highly recommended I I tried several recipes and they really are easy to make.Recipes I tried and really liked Carrot Marmalade I had it with the OO Biscuit Delicious Olive Oil Biscuit Left out the sprinkling of salt on top there really is no need forsalt, I think Angel Hair with Ginger Butter Chives I replaced chives with green onions I made it several times already As the author states, it s really good with fish seafood.Capellini with Spicy Fish Sauce Marinara Super easy I tried several recipes and they really are easy to make.Recipes I tried and really liked Carrot Marmalade I had it with the OO Biscuit Delicious Olive Oil Biscuit Left out the sprinkling of salt on top there really is no need forsalt, I think Angel Hair with Ginger Butter Chives I replaced chives with green onions I made it several times already As the author states, it s really good with fish seafood.Capellini with Spicy Fish Sauce Marinara Super easy Cannot praise enough this wonderful book, I am so glad I got it Every recipe in the book makes me want to stop reading and start cooking, which is the mark of a great cookbook The author s writing style is fun, personable, and the recipes are simple to prepare, but always have some twist to make them special I can t recommend it highly enough.


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