Reading is one of the things that pulled me out of the dark hole of grief, and I love hearing about others’ take on the titles I’ve read. To that end, I’m pulling over one of my reviews from Goodreads each week. If you’ve read the book, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below. Please note links in this article are affiliate links.
This week’s review: Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less by Jessica Fisher
I borrowed this from the library and was very impressed. It’s a beautiful cookbook with an easy-to-read font, something I find crucial for successful cooking!
What I like most is that the book is set up with menus rather than individual recipes. That’s perfect for me since I love trying new recipes but struggle with creating the right pairings. While the menus are helpful, the book is broken down into sections that didn’t always feel intuitive to me. I had a fairly good idea of what to expect in the “grilling” and “company dinners” sections, but “something meatier” and “stretching it” are a bit more vague.
I tried out the Ale-Braised Pork Roast, Fransconi Potatoes and Maple Fried Apples. The pork roast wasn’t anything to write home about although it was a perfectly good roast. The potatoes and apples were a hit all around. Since prices can vary significantly from area to area, I didn’t even bother pricing out the meal to see if it was actually only $10. But I am sure it was for me since I used almost all ingredients I had on hand.
Overall, the book was enjoyable to read, and the food was tasty to eat. Ended up being one I bought and added to my cookbook collection!