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Just got this book, and have not yet made any of the recipes, but looking forward to it. The only reason for the lack of the fifth star is 1) total lack of pictures, so you have no idea what the finished dish should look like* 2) specific references to a particular blade (usually 'blade c') with no definition of what that means. There is reference to the fact that there are many types and brands of spiralizer available, yet the only reference is to, apparently, the original Spiralizer. If you own a different brand you are forced to guess what 'blade c' does - IE: spaghetti, linguine, wide curls etc. In the absence of any pictures it would have been helpful if, in the opening section at least, there had been a brief description of what each of the available blades did, so the book owner would know what to use with their own brand.
With those caveats I still can recommend the book as worth owning if only for the lovely collection of salad dressings. Perhaps down the road the author might consider making the additional blade info as an update. *I do understand that for the price it would be too much to expect pictures of every dish, but perhaps a few - maybe one per section, would be a nice addition as well.
I have purchased quite a few of author Emma Katie's recipe books over the past several years. I've always found them to be original, well-written, and full of varied and delicious choices.
I pulled up her author page to see what she's released recently and was tickled to find a Spiralizer Recipe book. I have a spiralizer and don't use it for lack of inspiration. Problem solved.
This cookbook has hundreds of recipes that are divided up between salads, soups and stews, entrees, vegetables, and even desserts. I've made several so far and can't wait to continue on these spiralizer adventures. Well done.
Just downloaded this book on Kindle Unlimited. Have not had a chance to try any of the recipes; but agree with other reviewers in lack of Spiralizer blade code explanation for those who do not have the "Spiralizer" brand. (I have an attachment to my Kitchenaid stand mixer). Found the description on Google as follows:
On the Paderno Spiralizer, Blade C is the Blade with the smallest triangles and makes spaghetti-like noodles. Blade B is the blade with the larger triangles and makes thicker spaghetti-like noodles. Blade A is the blade with no triangles and creates ribbon-like noodles, similar to a pappardelle.
Also agree with the reviewer who mentioned lack of index. With so many recipes, ingredient indexing would be extremely helpful in, for example, getting a list of recipes you can make with that lone zucchini.
Purchased the book in spite of the above and look forward to making the recipes and increasing my vegetable intake.
This cookbook contained good recipes that our family enjoyed. It opened up a lot more spiralized recipes than the other cookbooks. It contained simpler ingredients that weren't as expensive as the other spiralized cookbooks.