Monday, January 23, 2012

New Cookbooks Reviewed by Midwest Book Review

The tastes and traditions of Danish and Sri Lankan cuisine could not be more different. But today they have one thing in common: a great review from Midwest Book Review! The reviews are shared below:

Hearty fare perfect for winter menu planning.

by Arthur L. Meyer

"Hippocrene Books is a premier publisher of ethnic cookbooks drawn from the culinary traditions of communities and cultures around the world. Their latest effort is Arthur L. Meyer's Danish Cooking and Baking Traditions, a 220-page compendium showcasing more than 170 recipes, each providing clear and easy...instructions. More than just a simple collection of authentic recipes, Danish Cooking is enhanced with an informed and informative introduction to the history and development of Danish cuisine. Of special note are the 45 recipes for outstanding Danish desserts and sweets. From Buttermilk Soup; Salted Herring with Cream; Danish Ham with Madeira Sauce; and Gingered Beets to Cinnamon Sauce; Old-Fashioned Danish Black Bread; Danish Donuts; and Danish Short Bread, there are palate-pleasing, appetite-satisfying recipes for all formal and informal dining occasions, making highly recommended for personal, family, and community library ethnic cookbook collections." --Midwest Book Review

Named a New York Times Notable Cookbook for 2011!

Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking
by S.H. Fernando

"Full color photography enriches  Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking, a sumptuous cookbook detailing how to create traditional Sri Lankan dishes, and flavorful variants thereof. Curry, rice, and chutney dishes figure prominently! An extensive introduction even offers a brief primer concerning travel in Sri Lanka, as well as a detailed portrayal of Sri Lankan spices/ingredients and how to use them in cooking. The dishes include Mulligatawny (a hearty South Indian soup), Lamb/Mutton Curry, Mango Chutney, Caramel Pudding, and more. Rice & Curry is a wonderful, user-friendly addition to international cookbook collections." -- Midwest Book Review