Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cookbook Review - Guy Fieri

My father was looking for a recipe he saw on one of Guy Fieri's shows so I picked up his cookbook Cookin' It, Livin' It, Lovin' It.

                                                                            Source: via Ruth on Pinterest

Throughout the cookbook Guy and his friends and family give storied about his past and the guy in general.  Though the sweetest thing is that he dedicated the cookbook to his sister Morgan who he lost last year to skin cancer.  The cookbook is a total of 400 pages of recipes, stories and pictures.  Who know we almost didn't have the Guy in our lives he really didn't want to go out for The Next Food network Star but gave into pressure from his friends.  
The illustrations throughout the book and especially at the front of each section by Joe Leonard are just amazing.  

This was the best picture I could get of one.  Even if you are not sure you want this cookbook next time you are at the store pick it up just to look at the illustrations.  
Guy has a section placed before the recipes that list out what he believes to be the essentials for any kitchen. The list includes equipment, pantry items, appliances, electronics, pots and pans, and utensils.  And for those of us who dream of an outdoor kitchen the essentials for those too.  
The cookbook includes some amazing recipes not only from his show Guy's Big Bite but a few from the restaurants he owns in California and new ones for the book.  It was hard to narrow it down to just one to try this week.  I finally narrowed it down to one and might just have to try a second one before I return it to the library.  
This cookbook has gone on my wish list not to mention my father's. I have picked up a couple cookbooks from the library in recent months but they just did nothing for me good or bad.  But Guy's cookbook was amazing.  

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