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I have cooked one desert, made three of the salads, three vege dishes, and cooked three of the mains in this book and every single one of these is has been DELICIOUS and healthy, and had anyone I've had over raving So much so it makes incredibly excited to cook the rest. The dishes feel filling and satisfying yet still light on the digestion and a easy and relatively quick to prepare once you have got used to each recipe. Athena's book has become my everyday cooking manual. I am enjoying more vegies than ever, eating seasonally, feeling healthy, and adding more nutrients into my family's diet while not feeling like I am on a diet at all. This means alot as I already had a very healthy diet but always felt like I was depriving myself and was never a huge fan of salads. That has changed. This book has inspired an entire change in the way I eat. It is so much more than a cookbook. Thank you Athena.
From the food styling and photography, the the layout and the colour coordination of each chapter, this book is a pure aesthetic delight.There is a beautiful simplicity to Athena’s style of food – it may be a recipe for roasted squash yet an addition of a crunchy topping or a zesty dressing elevates the dish immediately and makes your realise just how much flavour is packed into this elegantly simple plate. What I do love the most is Athena’s use of herbs – a lady who is not afraid of tarragon is the one after my own heart! As I turned each page I caught myself exclaiming some kind of a sign of pleasant surprise, fascination or curiosity – there is no single recipe in the book that is predictable, ‘trendy’ or similar to the one you’ve already read a few pages ago. However, they all feel like a part of one story for there is a coherence of style and theme running throughout. Seasonality guides the book’s form and content, but it’s also the charm of the author that makes you feel fully immersed in her beautiful universe.
Stunning book. I love Athena's fresh seasonal approach and attention to the visual aesthetics as well as taste. It's filled with beautiful photography and meals that are vibrant, exciting and full of heart and soul. I can't wait to share them with friends and family around the table. Elegant and stylish with a focus on creating beautiful moments with your loved ones.
Athena's book is filled with amazing recipes and beautiful presented food. The recipes are very easy to follow and anyone who isn't a skilled cook can follow easily. The book also have beautiful photographs and good ideas of table dressing/presentations. I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves delicious food which also looks beautiful on a plate!
I have tried about seven recipes from this book and all of them have been exceptional. Athena Calderone has helped me raise my entertainment game to the next level and my reputation as a hostess has reached new heights. I am not going to pretend the recipes are easy but I am also not a cordon bleu chef so if you have the time and the inclination, you will get some amazing meals from this recipe book and the tips for the table make it a complete success.
le ricette sono divise per stagionalità, il che rende il ricettario estremamente semplice da usare e fruibile. Ho adorato i racconti di prima mano dell'autrice, che seguo e ammiro da tanto tempo. Uno dei regali più belli che mi sono fatta!