The Pretty Dish: More Than 150 Everyday Recipes and 50 Beauty DIYs To Nourish Your Body Inside and Out

Rodale. Mar. 2018. 336p. photos. index. ISBN 9781623369699. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781623369705. COOKING
Merchant (blogger, How Sweet Eats; Seriously Delish) prefaces each recipe with a brief, personal introduction and selects recipes that are focused on fresh, on-trend ingredients and styles (breakfast and dinner bowls, coconut oil, and blood oranges are well represented). Abundant, full-page photographs show off the dishes, while the writing focuses on themes such as nostalgia, how millennials cook, and the importance of creating delicious food with minimal prep time. The sections on book club-ready snacks and cocktails are useful for party planning, as is a list of suggested menus for a variety of gatherings. Food recipes are complemented by suggested playlists and a selection of recipes for homemade products (masks, exfoliants, and moisturizers).
VERDICT This well-illustrated, clearly written book will appeal to fans of Merchant's blog as well as those looking for quick, on-trend recipes.
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