One Pot Feeds All

Kyle. Feb. 2020. 208p. ISBN 9780857837134. $24.99. COOKING
After an informative discussion of the best pots, pans, and sheets to use for one-pot meals, Irish chef Allen (Forgotten Skills of Cooking) jumps right into her take on a variety of delicious dishes. Don’t let her billing as the Julia Child of Ireland fool you; the recipes are international in flavor. She opens with her rendition of Middle Eastern shakshuka, and then works her way from breakfast to dinner and dessert, with offerings that range from traditional to creative. She includes meals that don’t surprise in their one-pot preparation, such as Thai chicken and noodle coconut broth, and those that in other books might involve many pots (filet of pork with mushroom, rosemary, and ginger with orzo). In her introduction to each recipe, Allen discusses options for personalization. Recipes are well designed and the photos inspirational.
VERDICT This approachable cookbook is about the food; the recipes take front and center stage with only a short introduction and a comprehensive index framing them. A treat for novice to advance cooks who want to focus on using a single pot.
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