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Excellent livre de cuisine et recettes conçue pour deux ! Je le recommande fortement tout comme ses 3 autres livres: Dessert for two, Sweet and Simple et Comfort and Joy Cooking for Two ...par Christina Lane
I'm really excited to cook from this book! First, when I received it, I was surprised at how big and well made it is (cookbook quality has been declining). I went through all of the recipes and picked out quite a few that I'm excited about making. I'm REALLY happy about the chapter devoted to small batch bread! With only two people in our home, it generally has to be a special occasion for me to make bread so that there will be people around to share it. The small batch is going to be fantastic - we really do throw out more bread than I'd like when I purchase it from the store too. I'm also really excited about the small desserts since I don't like to get "stuck" eating big batches of things and will usually end up taking cakes and cupcakes to work and forcing them on anyone who stops by so that they don't go bad (or we get fat). My menu for the current week was already prepped, but I adjusted next week so that I can try a few things from this book. The broccoli calzones, turkey and apple butter grilled cheese, and bourbon glazed burgers are first up!
As the previous reviewer pointed out the quality of this book is great. And I was surprised by the size. 336 pages. It's not spiral-bound. But does lay open by itself. A full 100 pages larger than dessert for two. In addition to the recipes there's a section on economically prepping your pantry. And a section on using leftovers. I cook from the dessert for two and comfort food books A LOT. And I'm looking forward to using this one. When I take leftovers to work people say all the time "That smells good! Where did you get that?" Oh, this sausage stuffed puff pastry? This lasagna? This cinnamon roll? I made them.
"Just because you're not a family of six doesn't mean you don't get to enjoy food!"
I am delighted with this book. It is big with many more recipes than I was expecting. And they are great recipes. The chicken sausage with orzo and broccolini was a snap to prepare and made a delicious dinner for the two of us. The dinner roll recipe is fantastic and what a treat to find this section on small batch breads. The author makes yeast baking approachable, doable and flavorful. I have the two dessert books and love them. They are great for this former pastry chef who still loves to bake, but doesn’t need to make desserts for 100 or even a half dozen all that often.
I have other cookbooks for two, but this one has a huge variety of enticing recipes that make it a welcome addition to my kitchen. There is a lot of inspiration here! And the book is also beautifully produced. Great photos by the author and a quality binding that makes me glad to have own the book. It lays flat on the counter staying open to the selected recipe. There are also excellent sections on stocking a pantry and a list of recipes using leftover ingredients.
There is a lot of creativity in these recipes. And, a lot of variety. The recipes have well balanced flavors that can be made from ingredients found in any good supermarket. There is an emphasis on fresh ingredients and contemporary ideas for dinners that will appeal to millennials as well as empty nesters.
This book has it all! We are a family of four, 2 of which are very picky eaters. The portions are perfect for two grown adults plus a little bowl for each toddler. Out of the three recipes I have made so far, I am loving everything I taste and the ease of instruction. You can tell Christina put her heart and soul into every recipe. I especially love the leftovers ideas and the cook once eat twice chapters. This book is full of inspiration and would add so much to your weeknight meal routine.