Monday, September 12, 2011
Grandma's Back to Basics All Natural More Than Just a Cookbook
The author wrote this cookbook because she has allergies. I made the assumption that this book was going to be a healthy cookbook. It isn't at all. There are quite a few recipes that call for lard, real butter, lots of sugar, etc. But the author does try to use all natural ingredients in the recipes. She went back to grandma style cooking and this has helped with her allergies. In the introduction, she mentioned that going back to the way her grandmother cooked before preservatives has really helped her and she wanted to write a cookbook that would help others in similar situations.
I tried one of the recipes and it turned out ok. There are only about five in the book that interested me enough to try. But that may be because it leans so much in the direction of desserts and I don't eat a lot of sugar.
My main complaint with this book is the numerous typos and grammar issues. I was able to ignore them for the most part until I came to the Strawberry Milkshake. It literally looked like someone had shaken the milkshake a bit too much and it ended up all over the book. Every couple of pages the word strawberry appears in the oddest places, offsetting the type and messing up the recipes. It's very distracting. It happens again with another recipe later on in the book. This book needs an editor in the worst way.
I received this book free of charge from Dorrance Publishing Company in exchange for my honest review.