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Posted May 22, 2010
Joys of Roasting
When I received this book as a gift from my sister, I'm certain I had a puzzled look on my face: how could an entire book be devoted to the "art" of roasting? How tough could it be to turn up the oven to 500 degrees?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Thankfully, I was oh-so-very wrong.
Barbara Kafka has written a cookbook that is both entertaining and practical. But, the best part: every single recipe works perfectly. (Has anyone else found that some cookbooks produce some pretty awful results?) Family and friend stories accompany most of the recipes and you are apt to smile along with Barbara as you begin your preparation.
Beyond the short stories about how a recipe came to be are the recipes that reveal the glories of roasting. I now only my roast asparagus or carrots. Carrots are now glazed beautifully without a single teaspoon of sugar. My family of four gives the products of this book glowing reviews and my meats have never ended up so perfectly cooked - crispy on the outside, medium rare on the inside.
If you've never thought roasting to be a standard operating procedure of your kitchen, try this cookbook and you'll be converted.