A Generous Meal: Modern Recipes for Dinner

Penguin Canada. Feb. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9780735241596. $32. COOKING
When readers pick up Flynn’s latest cookbook (after How To Eat with One Hand), they will want to make sure they have plenty of bookmarks, as they will be marking recipe after recipe for future dinners. A Toronto-based executive chef and proprietor of Good Earth Winery and Farm, Flynn focuses on delivering flavorful meals to the table without pretension. She shares personal stories that inspired the dishes as well as tons of kitchen knowledge and a general attitude that nothing needs to be perfect. Warm and modern food photography enhances this vibe. Vegetarians will love that there is a chapter devoted to veg-based mains in addition to sides. Flynn also includes a chapter on condiments that help create pantry heroes to enhance her recipes as well as any other meal a reader might make. Whether for casual weekend entertaining or family dinner, Flynn delivers a ton of dishes that will be a hit without hours in the kitchen.
VERDICT Flynn may be Canada’s best-kept secret, with her laidback attitude, entertaining chops, and deceptively simple dishes. She will be a popular fresh new voice for cookbook shelves.
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