Trendy Tyler Florence with a Retro Looking Cookbook

Tyler This newest cookbook by Tyler Florence has a cool retro look. It’s basically a notebook style with a great elastic strap to hold the book closed or to mark a page.

Remember getting those type notebooks for school? Composition books, that’s what they were called. I love the style of this book. There are notes written on the sides of the recipes so it reminds me a working kitchen diary. There isn’t too much bling going on so you aren’t distracted from the main focal point – the photos and recipes.

Great photography and layout. The front cover features a photo of Tyler sporting some facial hair and glasses. While it’s a cookbook and one would not normally comment on the physical appearance of the chef I have to say it’s an eye catching photo. Not the usual clean cut image as if he’s a catalogue model. Like I said, nothing to do with his cooking or recipes.

120 recipes packed into this book features some old classics vamped up as well as new dishes. I am looking forward to trying his version of Shrimp and Grits Risotto, Pork Carnitas Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa Verde, and California Avocado Eggs Benedict.

Overall this is a trendy cookbook that makes a good collection piece for fans of Tyler Florence. I wouldn’t recommend it to the beginner in the kitchen. Lots of good recipes but some are a wee more complicated than your basic recipes.

Salad Nicoise Carpaccio (adapted to cook eggs in ramekins) saves time and dishes by combining on one baking sheet.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions, nice and no-so-nice are my own 🙂

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15 thoughts on “Trendy Tyler Florence with a Retro Looking Cookbook

  1. I love the sound of this but afraid my meat and potatoes gang wouldn’t be quite as adventurous. I might have to try baking eggs in ramekins, though–that’s a neat idea.


  2. I loved this book and hated it at the same time. My thing is getting some of the tools to use that he uses for some of his recipes. I love food and cooking but not everyone has that kind of money! Loved your review!


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