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Apres All Day

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This book was beautiful.  I don't know that I will be making any of the recipes described here, especially since I was reading this in the middle of summer, but I quite enjoyed reading it.
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Living in a high altitude area with dozens of close ski resorts, I was intrigued with Après All Day: 65+ Cozy Recipes to Share with Family and Friends by Kelley Epstein. It hit home even more when I realized that I live in the same area as the author, so I paid attention to this excellent cookbook. Actually, I’m blown away by not only the recipes which are varied, unique, and mouthwatering, but also the beautiful photographs which are of the food (most of the recipes are pictured) and also the stunning ski areas.

One thing that is helpful is that every recipe includes directions for high altitude cooking, something that is necessary when you live in an area like this. The recipes are written in a succinct, easy-to-follow manner, and anyone – from beginning cooks to experienced cooks – can easily follow the recipes with spectacular results. Although not all of the recipes are quick and easy, they are doable and call for ingredients that are available at any grocery store – no requirement for making special trips to multiple places. 

Anyone who plans to cook at a remote cabin near a ski resort, or who just lives in a high altitude area near snow will love this cookbook. The recipes turn out picture-perfect (I’ve already tried several and have a queue a mile long for new ones to try out), and they are recipes that real people actually will want to cook. This is one that will be used over and over. It also will make a great gift for ski bums everywhere.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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Beautifully photographed and including sprinkles of mountain-living wisdom and high-altitude tips.  I'm not a snow-sports kind of gal, but I do live in a cold climate, so there are many recipes here that are perfect "apres" or comfort foods.  Especially after shoveling two feet of snow.
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Apres All Day by Kelley Epstein is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early July.

Sunny, flavorful, comforting, homey dishes to cook and activities to enjoy in the mountains/high altitudes, plus sharp, colorful photography and easygoing, familiar narration from Epstein.
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This book centers around great food in cold weather (although that isn’t a requirement!).
I love how Kelley has tied all of the recipes together with her and her families love of all things snow! Not only does she have simple, easy to follow recipes using normal ingredients you can find in any grocery store, she also provides interesting side chats for snow lovers – her favorite mountains to ski, fun things to do in the snow for the family, etc.

Some of my favorite recipes from the book (and there is a lot) are Early Bird Granola, Pumpkin Crumb-Top Muffins, No-Bake Snickers Granola Bars, BackCountry Banana Bread Cookies, Chairlift Chickpea Salad, Mulled Cranberry Mimosa and White Russians. (I'm basically licking my lips as I'm typing this review and it's summer....in Florida!)
The photographs are beautiful! Not just of the food but of the mountains and little ski towns. So pretty!
This would make a great Christmas gift for cooks/bakers that love winter and snow. It’s such a fun theme!

Thank you to #ChronicleBooks and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Apres All Day is a wonderful, cozy take on Alpine food. Everyone knows that one of the best parts of skiing is the après and this book takes that idea and turns it into a lifestyle. It is also a great resource for high altitude baking/cooking. 

The photography in the book was really stunning - it transported me quickly to the cozy, mountain top and made me wish I could do a quick ski vacation in the middle of summer! I found the recipes and ingredients to be simple and accessible - these could be enjoyed by anyone. While I didn't find anything in the cookbook to be particularly new or out of the box, I think it offered great versions of recipes that can quickly become family favorites. 

A few standouts for me included No-Bake Snickers Granola Bars, Bluebird Veggie Wraps (the sundried tomato spread got me excited about this), and Chairlift Chickpea Salad. 

I appreciated that the recipes covered a range of light to heavy - this book definitely proved that mountain or cold weather food doesn't have to be heavy.
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While this book is not for me, I liked it. The recipes are varied, so there is something for everyone, and the ingredients are typical grocery items, nothing too weird. There's a lot more alcohol than I would have expected, but I'm not going to lie, some of those drinks look good. This would make a great book for a cabin.

*I live in the desert, I don't ski, and I have several dietary restrictions. :)
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I loved this cookbook. There was a simple recipe for everyone, plant-based, fish, vegetarian, you name it, there was a recipe for it. They all looked so delicious.
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In her introduction to ‘Après All Day’, Utah native Kelley Epstein (who blogs at Mountain Mama Cooks) describes some of her fondest childhood memories as building snow forts, having epic snowball fights with the neighborhood kids, sledding with her brothers, and snowmobiling to the family’s remote cabin in Wyoming. 

She writes: “We played outside until we couldn’t feel our toes, our gloves were soaking wet, and our eyelashes were miniature icicles. It was the best. But you know what I loved even more? Heading indoors to warm up by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate and a handful (or two) of mini chocolate chip cookies. I suppose I learned to appreciate the art of après from a very young age!”

Epstein and photographer, Ren Fuller, have collaborated to create a sumptuous cookbook filled with easy to follow recipes and vivid, enticing photographs.

‘Après All Day’ includes savoury or sweet comfort food for everyone. Here are delicious meals, snacks and ‘thirsty après’ designed with minimum preparation times, using equipment and ingredients most people will already have in their kitchen.

There are recipes for every meal including Crispy Kahlúa French Toast as pre-ski fuel, Tater Tot Nachos, a.k.a. ‘Tatchos’ for an indulgent snack on the couch, Classic Beef Stew with Cheesy Garlic Bread for a family potluck, and a well-deserved Oatmeal Bourbon Crème Pie to end the day.

The magic Epstein and Fuller weave leaves me feeling that there is nothing I would rather do than curl up under a blanket with a mug of Almond Joy Hot Cocoa in a chalet surrounded by mountain slopes covered in sparkling snow. 

‘Après All Day’ is an ode to life in the mountains for food lovers, armchair travelers, skiers, hikers and anyone who lives in places with cold winters.

A huge thank you to @NetGalley and @ChronicleBooks for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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A great cookbook with just the right combination of beautiful pictures, creative and tasty recipes, and cooking tips/extra information.
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Apres All Day is a beautiful cookbook with a wide variety of recipes, ranging from homemade snacks and cocktails to hearty and warming dinners. I think this assortment is appealing to a wide audience and not just people who ski and/or have experience with apres.

I found Kelley Epstein's voice to be very soothing; she gave just the right amount of background for each chapter and each recipe. I also liked how she included specific guides for cooking and baking at high altitude as well as providing recipe variations. The instructions were written clearly and they were easy to follow, even with ingredients and techniques the average home cook may not be familiar with. The organization and photography in this book are both excellent. It was visually appealing on all fronts.

I'm looking forward to trying out some of Epstein's recipes! I'm especially interested in Ski Soup, No-Bake Snickers Granola Bars, Mountain Mama Trail Mix (and the Salted Pretzel Puppy Chow), Mexican Beer Fondue, Sweet + Spicy Apres Snack Mix, Pull-Apart Garlic Cheeseburger Sliders, French Onion Chicken Meatballs, Espresso Carmelita Bars, Full Send Triple Chocolate Brownies, and the Mocktail Mule. Needless to say, I really enjoyed reading this cookbook!

Thank you to Netgalley and Chronicle Books for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I loved Apres All Day by Kelley Epstein! The recipes are inspired by the ski slopes in Utah. A variety of hearty foods are made from enticing ingredients. The photography throughout is gorgeous! I loved the focus of satisfying dishes after a hard day of skiing. There are even recipes for cozy hot drinks and fun cocktails. Highly recommended!

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
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Really nice set of recipes (whether you ski or not!).
They are warm and hearty and a very good mix of recipes. 
I really enjoyed it. 
To be honest, I am more of a diver than a skiier, but actually  would like most of those recipes after a dive as well. 
What they have in common is that warm hug you need after a day in the cold, the ability to bring our energy levels back up, and the feeling that it is a meal best shared with friends.
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Love the recipes.  I have not been skiing in a while but will be taking some of these recipes to the cabin the next time my family and I go skiing.  I highly recommend.
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Beautifully photographed, well-conceived collection of winter-themed recipes, from cinnamon rolls to hearty soups to warming drinks.  The guidance for adapting recipes to high-altitude cooking is worth the price of the book, and the drink recipes have non-alcohol alternatives so everyone can join in the fun.  This would be a terrific gift for a ski/snowboard enthusiast or anyone who enjoys cold-weather coziness.  

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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A very interesting book with perfect recipes for cold months. I have certainly kept some of them to try during the winter. I really enjoyed the little facts about the cooking tips in altitude and the beautiful pictures included in the book.
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I received Apres All Day as part of a NetGalley giveaway.

Apres All Day features recipes perfect for skiiers and winter sports enthusiasts to enjoy any time of day. Interspersed throughout are information and tips on hills, supplies, and terminology for those new to the hobby. The recipes tend to be on the easier side, even featuring tools like slow cookers, which is probably for the best if you're in a remote, snow-covered resort. Obviously, they also tend to be warm and hearty dishes, or snacks that are dense and pack a large nutritional punch.  Even though I'm not a winter athlete, I'm looking forward to trying some of these out come fall and winter.
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This cookbook has a full menu of delicious, warm and hearty meals, all well-earned after a day on the slopes,.  They can easily scale up to feed a cabinful of friends and family, as well.  This book would be the perfect gift for a ski-lover or a friend hosting you for a ski weekend.
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Loved the photos in this book and a lot of the recipes were very appealing. Can't wait until winter when it's cooler to try some of the heartier ones, but many a number would work in the summer too. Lovely niche cookbook.
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I must applaud the writer of this book. As the wife of a skier, who has spent almost every winter in the snow at least one week a year,this should be in every chalet, condo, winter home. It’s a easy read and the recipes follow the premise of munching all day long . I tried several of the recipes while we were in Telluride and the good news is that the ingredients were resort town friendly. A long distance from the days of butter rum by the fire and mulled wine. The recipes transcend the slopes to home on a wintry night with a fire in a brazier in the back yard. Fun !
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