Flavor+Us: Cooking for Everyone

4 Color May 2023. 240p. ISBN 9781984860569. $29.99. COOKING
Inventive, curious cooks who love trying new flavors and exploring new stores will especially welcome Bisseret Martinez’s first cookbook. A runner-up on Top Chef Junior, she shows an exemplary ability to make recipes that are easy to follow as well as delicious. The recipes in this book are inspired by global flavors; from the Caribbean to China, Mexico to British teatime, there is something in here for both the adventurous and the cautious cook. Bisseret Martinez’s youthful enthusiasm permeates each page, with her passion for exploring her culinary heritage mixing perfectly with her curiosity for international ingredients and techniques. Bisseret Martinez specifically mentions a passion for Afro-Caribbean and Mexican food, the foods of her childhood, and finding corollaries in other cuisines, which can be seen in recipes like her mole verde maitake mushroom tacos. With enthusiasm and technical skill, Bisseret Martinez reminds cooks to approach food with curiosity and joy.
VERDICT Reading this book is a joyous exploration of the world through food and is an essential addition to cookbook collections nationwide.
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