Cooking from Scratch

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 30 May 2019

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Sasquatch Books does it right when it comes to cookbooks, and Cooking from Scratch is no exception. The photography is beautiful, the 120 recipes organized by meal are healthy and scrumptious, compiled by one of Seattle’s most fave grocers, PCC Community Markets. There are even hints for shopping, storing and cooking. A delicious treasure. 5 of 5 Tasty Stars! 

Grateful to the author, Sasquatch Books and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are fully mine. Pub Date 18 Sep 2018. #CookingFromScratch #NetGalley
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This is an all encompassing cookbook, not only is it full of delicious recipes that can be made from fresh produce but it also has nutritional and storing information to allow you to ensure the fresh ingredients you buy last as soon as possible and helping to reduce food waste.
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Gorgeous photos and lots of good, healthy and interesting recipes.  I especially like the Easy Weeknight Meals section.  Everything looks gourmet but not complicated.
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I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I love to cook and this cook was something I wanted to read to add new tricks to my skill set. There are 120 recipes and they are broken up into several sections. Some of the sections are Drinks, Breakfast, and Side dishes. The recipes are very easy to follow and there are step by step instructions. I enjoyed using it and discovering some dishes that I did not know about.
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This is a beautiful book, filled with bright, appealing photos that will make you salivate!  You'll find everything from old favorites such as shrimp and grits, along with some new, lip-smacking concoctions such as Ginger-Cranberry Kombucha and Kimchi Bloody Marys.  In addition to the regular index, there's a 'Cooking by the Season' index as well.  This would make a great gift for someone else, or even for yourself!  #CookingFromScratch #NetGalley
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Really loved this book. I think it did an excellent job of highlighting fresh ingredients and simple recipes to cook dishes from scratch.
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I was really excited to receive a copy of this book from NetGalley earlier this year.

Have you ever considered or tried to make food for scratch? If you have and don't have much experience this book is for you. There are a lot of mouth-watering, easy to cook recipes in here for every meal of the day. From stir fried cabbage with fried eggs, to roasted leg of lamb stuffed with roasted herbs and garlic.  The recipes are all delightful. 

While I think that more experienced cooks can also enjoy this book, it wasn't really written for them. I was looking for more things like how to cook my own pasta from scratch, or more things of that sort. I cook from scratch about 90% of the time and I was definitely looking for more of a challenge from this book.

My only big complain about this book is it's lack of accessibility. This cookbook is written for those who can afford to buy grass-fed beef, and all organic food as well as more exotic ingredients like hibiscus flowers. I really dislike it when cookbooks are geared mostly towards the upper middle class. 

In the end I gave Cooking From Scratch 3 stars.
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From the great bit of PCC history at the start of the book to recipes designed to take advantage of wholesome, seasonal ingredients, this PCC cookbook is mostly what I thought it would be. I took one star off because it fell into the trap that all *almost* excellent cookbooks fall into: there's not a photo for every single recipe. I'd say about 80% of the recipes have a corresponding photo.
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A gorgeous cookbook full of delicious, healthy, easy recipes. A perfect gift for yourself or anyone on your list. Can't wait to make that Emerald City salad for my holiday table. 

Many thanks to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for my ARC. All opinions are my own.
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Even though this book is not vegetarian/vegan, it is chock full of vegetable centric recipes.  And they all sound delicious.  It even has two recipes with rhubarb which is a bit unusual but one of my favorite flavors.  I’m looking forward to making several of these like the Perfect Protein Salad and the Sicy Tofu and Spelt not to mention the Finnish Buttermilk Cake and Roasted Rhubarb and Strawberries.  It also has a feature called Flavor in Five where it lists out the five steps of making different types of food or cooking techniques with recipes following the steps.  For instance, there’s one about Stir frying and another one on Sangrias.  There are also sections sprinkled throughout providing information about the ingredients.  This would be a great addition to anyone’s collection.
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Great cookbook, nice ideas and beautiful pictures. 
I personally think it is a nice book for beginners, since i didn't see anything in it that anyone that is already cooking for a while would not know already or have found somewhere else, but if you are someone getting into cooking or starting your cookbook collection this is defiantly a nice book to look at!
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Best of the current netgalley cookbook offerings which usually are most compelling in the spring time.. I found several recipes I wanted to make because of the relative descriptive ease of preparation and use of non exotic ingredients that I acutually like.  Well photographed
without the Instagram look, especially enjoyable notes and cider and wine pairings make the cookbook a resource to keep.
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PCC Community Markets is a co-op located in Seattle, with a focus on organic, non-GMO, sustainably sourced foods. The co-op was formed in 1971, and now features a deli and bakery as well as classes on cooking, frugal living, and cooking skills. > Cooking from Scratch: 120 Recipes for Colorful, Seasonal Food from PCC Community Markets is their cookbook containing recipes from their deli and bakery, as well as their publications.

This cookbook contains mouthwatering recipes complete with beautiful photographs. The recipes are simple, well-written, and easy to follow. The dishes are for foods that real people will actually want to prepare. Some of the recipes are innovative, others are new variations of recipes that we’ve been making for years. The Rhubarb Cardamom Muffins turned out perfectly and were delicious. There is an easy recipe for Heavenly Scones that was easy to make and turned out scones that were perfect. The Cauliflower-Cheddar Soup reminded me of the classic English Cauliflower Cheese. The rub on the Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops was scrumptious and the chops made for a very easy dinner on a recent grilling night. Other recipes that are in the queue are a Sesame-Ginger London Broil, Pomegranate Molasses Grilled Chicken, and Garlicky Green Beans and Shrimp. 

Quite honestly you can’t go wrong with this excellent cookbook. It features beautiful, delectable desserts, as well as main dishes, soups, breakfast delights, and an impressive array of fabulous salads.

Highly recommended, > Cooking from Scratch: 120 Recipes for Colorful, Seasonal Food from PCC Community Markets is a cookbook book that every cook will use again and again. 

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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This is a gorgeous cookbook, chock full of healthy recipes with an emphasis on local produce, sustainable food practices, and seasonal foods. I bookmarked approximately 90% of the book as a must try recipe, as there are options for every meal and season. The photographs are stunning. There are also sections on cooking, storing, and shopping tips. I’m all about cooking from scratch and this cookbook will help me use up the bounty from my garden, in addition to items I haven’t thought to use before from the farmers market. Thank you @sasquatchbooks for this advance reader in exchange for my honest review.
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Cooking From Scratch was filled with mouthwatering healthy recipes with helpful tips for any home cook. We have been trying to cook more healthier food and incorporating fruits and veggies in all three meals of the day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as well as finding some healthy snacks that can keep us fueled and filled ready to take on the day. The photos were captured so beautifully that I actually have some recipes to try such as the preserved lemon and anchovy salad and the tarragon corn chowder.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. This title will be a hit on our TX Nonfiction collection in the library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
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This is a very nice cookbook. The recipes are easy to follow and all ingredients can be found in most grocery stores. The pictures in this book are nice and look true to the recipes. I especially like the section at the back that shows the recipes by season. As we know, this will help make these recipes not only convenient to make but affordable.
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This cookbook is fantastic. Whether you have been to PCC or not, it has plenty of delicious recipes in store for you. I have made the Finnish Buttermilk Cake 3 times, and I plan on making it again this weekend. You have not lived until you have eaten Steph’s Tofu. And many many more. Beautiful color photographs, a great layout, and delicious recipes - what more could you really want?
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This book has lots of beautiful pictures and  recipes, some of which I already use in my home. 
There's great tips sprinkled throughout the book. A great starter book or addition to a collection. 

There's a few times ingredients are called for that I consider "splurge" ingredients, but google is your friend, almost anything can be substituted or in some cases eliminated completely.
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Love this recipe book, the rhubard cardamon muffins are my favorite! I love that the opening pages of the book gives various pages full of helpful tid bits such as what not to freeze and how to adapt the recipes in the book. This is also one of the first recipe books that I've seen with nutritional analysis guidelines and I find it very helpful for someone who is conscious about their diet. As with many recipe books they are more readable in actual print versus an ebook format.
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Beyond its gorgeous photography, the recipes are well organized by meal type with every 2-3 recipes having a photo. There are illustrations interspersed with tips like making your own pomegranate molasses. At the bottom of each recipe is a complete macro breakdown and the cooking instructions include both cooking time and temperatures of meats. There are occasional suggestions for recipe or drink pairings, like a friend popping in to give good advice. The food and photos are vibrant yet balanced and reflect the Puget Consumers Co-op mission of “responsibly sourced, environmentally friendly, wholesome, well-seasoned food.” Fun extras include a sustainability glossary (bycatch, Non-GMO vs Non-GMO Project Verified, rBGH) and pages like the one teaching you how to make a basic chowder and letting you choose your style. 

Recipes I will make again: pomegranate molasses chicken and asparagus with white beans and hazelnuts. 

Pictures on instagram: @Mandkilleen
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