Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Book Review: Dishing Up New Jersey: 150 Receipes from the Garden State from John Holl

Title: Dishing Up New Jersey: 150 Recipes from the Garden State
Author: John Holl
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781612126661
Release: May 17, 2016
Pages: 288
Genre: Cookbook
Format: Paperback
Source: NetGalley

NetGalley: New Jersey native John Holl searched from Sussex County to Cape May to find the best recipes New Jersey has to offer, and the result is this rich and unique cookbook celebrating the foods, flavors, cultures, and traditions of the Garden State. These 150 recipes include dishes featuring New Jersey's own produce -- tomatoes, corn, cranberries, blueberries, apples -- along with deep-fried boardwalk treats, late-night diner bites, and recipes contributed by casinos, bison and dairy farms, food trucks, old-school delis, famous bakeries, and more… Beautifully photographed, this collection is the ultimate tribute to New Jersey's best.

Mine: Let me start out by saying I’m not a great cook – but I love to read and look at cookbooks.

I especially like regional cookbooks to see what is popular in a certain area.

In looking at Dishing Up New Jersey, I realize it is near the ocean so there was a lot of seafood (scallops, oysters, clams) recipes, but then there were a nice variety of ethnic recipes and other recipes using local goods.

They highlighted small area farms and shops throughout the book along with recipes from some of these locations. The photography was fantastic.

My favorites dished were: Boardwalk Fudge, Rosemary-Citrus Soda Syrup and Cucumber Dill Salad.

*I received a free ARC of The Dishing Up New Jersey from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

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Nonfiction Reading Challenge 2016 (The Introverted Reader)
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2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)
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