COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK | January 5, 2010

Whitewater Cooks at Home | Book Review

Whitewater Cooks at Home by shelley adams

If you bought the first cookbook of Shelley Adams, you are here for a treat. Her second cookbook is even better. What I like about it is that it is made for home cooking and entertaining.

grilled vegetable stacks :: Whitewater Cooks at Home

It follows my cooking philosophy. Complicated food techniques or passing all day in the kitchen is not necessary to impress your friends and family. You simply need tasty recipes. This is what Whitewater Cooks at Home is all about.

oven-cooked halibut from the Whitewater Cooks at Home cookbook

Shelley gathered recipes for friends, family, local celebrities and favorites from Fresh Tracks Café. The cookbook is divided in 5 sections: starters, salads, soups and sides, dinners and desserts. Each recipe is well documented with easy to follow step by step instructions. Each step starts with a verb written in bold.

You will not have any problems to reproduce the beautiful way she plated her dishes. The recipes rely on easy to find, often inexpensive, ingredients. This cookbook fits within our time. The culinary world is experiencing a resurgence of using every day ingredients over luxurious ingredients.

goat cheese and sun-dried tomato terrine from the Whitewater Cooks at Home cookbook

It is early to tell but Whitewater Cooks at Home has what it takes to become one of my favorite cookbooks of 2010. One thing for sure, I will use their recipes a lot for potlucks.

+ her latest cookbook: Whitewater Cooks at Home $23.06 CAD
+ her first cookbook: Whitewater Cooks $19.76 CAD

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of  Whitewater Cooks at Home for review.

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3 Responses to “Whitewater Cooks at Home | Book Review”

  1. hey Kim, So glad to see you review Shelley’s book – she’s a friend of mine! Her books are great and she’s a very sweet person. We are lucky enough to live in the home that her she and her husband built. I am going to send her this review right now!

  2. I love those grabbing photos.

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  4. 4 Bonnie said:

    I am making the Chocolate Clementine cake and it calls for 4 oranges and then later it says you should have 2 cups of pulp. Four oranges only make 1 cup. I don’t know if I need 1 or 2 cups?? Anyone made this??