I've always enjoyed looking through recipe books and looking for new ideas to make for my family meals. I received a copy of the book called EATS: enjoy all the seconds - 135 Colourful Recipes To Savour & Save (written by Mary Rolph Lamontagne). It was very nice of her to sign it for me.
My first reaction when I saw the book was how I was impressed by the quality of the book and the very colorful images. The recipes were easy to follow and everything looked so healthy. The "Avocado and Smoked Trout Puff Pastry Rounds" was one of my favorites. I didn't have smoke trout, but I used smoked salmon to substitute. The drink recipes looked amazing! I gotta try the "Strawberry Vodka Lemonade" sometime.
Mary says, "My inspiration for this book was a lightbulb moment while working at a bush camp in Botswana. We were low on stock and the leftovers were building up in the fridge. High paying guests were expecting a memorable meal and the rest is history…"
27 master recipes
108 alternate recipes
135 recipes in all
• Cut, peel, purée, poach or freeze 12 different fruits to take full advantage of their flavour.
• Roast, steam, bake, braise, sauté or grate 15 different vegetables to then reinvent them into other recipes.
• Learn tips and tricks to be used while cooking to reuse food items that might have been thrown out.
• Acquire tips on how to buy, why to buy and how to store 27 different fruits and vegetables.
• Pick up green tips on growing fruits and vegetables in gardens or in containers.
In addition to a diverse and colorful collection of recipes, EATS also provides practical solutions for saving and reusing ingredients to create new meals. Mary’s simple tips on reinventing leftovers will help you eliminate waste, save money, and challenge your culinary creativity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Rolph Lamontagne has been active in the food industry for the past 20 years. After graduating from Middlebury College in the US, with a BA in art History, Mary attended the Ritz Escoffier Culinary School in Paris. Married and starting a family, Mary moved back to her hometown of Montreal where she worked as an event planner, as well as a food journalist for a French Canadian magazine.
WHERE TO BUY: The EATS: Enjoy All the Seconds book is available at local book retailers and on Amazon.com
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the mentioned book from the PR firm or publisher in exchange of my review. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.