A Dish for All Seasons

125+ Recipe Variations for Delicious Meals All Year Round

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Pub Date 23 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 22 Aug 2022

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A creative approach to seasonal cooking, A DISH FOR ALL SEASONS presents 26 adaptable recipes, each with four seasonal variations, for a total of more than 100 accessible recipes for creative weeknight cooking.

This practical cookbook flips the script on recipe books organized by season. Instead of dedicated recipes to Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter—which would mean three quarters of the book goes unused for three quarters of the year—this book features 26 go-to recipes, each with four variations. Every dish includes a base recipe—such as a simple frittata, Panzanella salad, sheet pan dinner, or loaf cake—plus four adaptations based on the season. Readers will also find simple instructions and formulas for creating original dishes, giving them the tools they need to improvise based on the ingredients they have on hand. With a photograph to accompany all 100 dishes, this is a versatile, repertoire-building cookbook will be a go-to resource for home cooks looking to create delicious, healthy food all year long.

A creative approach to seasonal cooking, A DISH FOR ALL SEASONS presents 26 adaptable recipes, each with four seasonal variations, for a total of more than 100 accessible recipes for creative...

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a great cook book!

While there isn't a ton of recipes in this book, there's a lot of helpful information for cooking. The book focuses on fun staple recipes - frittatas, salads, pastas, etc. and has a recipe for each by season. There's beautiful pictures of the recipes based on season at the start of each chapter. The book has the base recipe and then different toppings, fillings, etc. by each season. There's a fun mix of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts throughout the book.

A great find that can help you eat more seasonably.

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A Dish for All Seasons is a wonderful tool for learning how to create on-the-fly based on what is available in season. This book is inspired by those who have mastered going to the farmer’s market to “see what looked good” and not be limited by the current selection. There are 25 adaptable basic recipes with many options and organized by the four-season variations. I love how all the colors pop on each page from the photos. There are helpful guides all the way through as well as great bonus tips scattered in here and there. Chapters are organized by breakfast, salads, appetizers and sides, mains, and sweets. I personally love the creativity and guides to personalize your own dishes. It is organized well and written in an easy to understand/follow format.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are solely my own, freely given.

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What an absolute delight! This is a wonderful fresh take on season-based cookbooks. I love the organization based upon general recipes followed up with several seasonal variations based heavily upon available produce. Equally appreciated, if not more so, is the fact that besides the specific variations that Pauline provides, each standard recipe comes with a “grid” of other seasonal ingredients one could swap or add in, allowing for a lot more potential variation and experimentation with just a little bit of helpful guidance.

Not only is “A Dish for All Seasons” a wonderfully handy book that can spark plenty of creativity, I definitely consider it worthy of a sequel. As plentiful as the recipes here are, there are plenty of other base dishes that I would love to see get the same treatment.

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<b> A Dish for All Seasons </b> is a cookbook that has me already planning out dishes based on fruit and vegetables that are within season and their growing patterns, as well as what would look and taste great in the Fall versus the Summer.

The cover artwork and photography is clean, showcases food in natural and bright colors and tells the reader exactly what they are going to read and dive into.

Right away, we learn the author, Pauline's motivation for writing this book and her backstory. Between the neutral color palette for the theming, the well produced and edited photography, and the way the recipes are easy to understand and straight to the point, this is definitely a cookbook that many can use and enjoy.

Recipes such as Winter Waffles that include Tahini Cream (who would have thought to try that - delicious), different Bean Salads, Quesadillas and more. The beautiful thing about the way these recipes are laid out is that there are different "grids" for each type of recipe and then a break down of it for each season which is brilliant and for someone who likes to plan, this is a great way to start. It makes locating each seasonal item a breeze. We'll be adapting this technique into our own recipe generation for our home.

5 Stars. Would recommend and will be adding a copy to our home collection. Don't even get me started on the Upside Down Cakes as they look absolutely divine. I've already laid out the ingredients to the Summer Cake to make this coming week.

Now, I'm off to create an Upside Down Cake that will make me feel like we've got everything going Rightside Up.

<b>Thanks to the publisher, Chronicle Books, the author and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC copy to read and review. Review will also be posted to my blog (www.kagoodsell.com/book-reviews), GoodReads, TikTok (@unearthingeco), as well as NetGalley reviews.</b>

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This is a must-have cookbook! It is full of delicious looking recipes! I can't wait to give them all a try! This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.

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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook. Beautiful recipes and they look easy. Can't wait to try. The photos are pretty also.

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As somebody who has really switched over to a more seasonal approach to cooking, I really loved the concept of this book! There are ~25 "base" recipes, each with four seasonal variations that cover a broad range of flavors. I really loved the variety and unique flavor pairings--while I already have recipes for and make a lot of the base dishes, such as pasta/frittatas/sandwiches, many of the variations here were quite unique. I bookmarked a TON of recipes, and I am looking forward to making some of the Spring/Summer variations in the next few months! I really loved that every recipe had at least one photo, and I also thought it was super cool that, in addition to the base recipe + seasonal variations, each recipe has a grid at the start with other various season swaps you could make and how to cook them, to give the reader other ideas on how to customize. Tons of vegetarian recipes (I'd say nearly all of them were veggie) with several vegan/gluten-free options as well, or at least quite easy ways to make the recipes so with some easy swaps/omissions. Good mix of breakfast/meal/sides/desserts, and truly this was a really lovely and exciting cookbook.

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This is the cookbook I have been searching for! Simply dishes, beautifully prepared, with endless variation!

I can’t wait until this one is splattered with pasta sauce stains and well loved in my home

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Absolutely adore this cookbook. I'm all about purchasing seasonal foods and so this is the perfect cookbook to help you cookbooks through the 4 seasons. The photography was eye-catching and totally makes you want to try a lot of the recipes. I've already noted a few and a plan to try soon.

Definitely a book to add to the collection.

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There's a lot to love about this seasonal cookbook if you're the target audience. I love the format of taking a basic recipe -- frittatas, ravioli, slaw, spaghetti and meatballs, loaf cake, pancakes and toppings, veggie burgers, etc. -- and then providing a basic recipe and then four seasonal versions. There are also grids that tell you the best main components and mix-ins for each base recipe in each season. For instance, the loaf cake in summer might use zucchini as the base and pumpkin as the base in the fall, with berries stirred in during the summer and nuts in the fall.

The reasons the book didn't really work for me:

1. Most of my family is gluten free and some are dairy free and keto. This is a very traditional cookbook with no variations for those who are on special diets. It will require a lot of modifications for people who are vegan, gluten free, paleo, keto, etc. You can use the basic idea of the recipes, but most of us can do that anyway.

2. It's a little on the high maintenance, bougie side for me. These aren't quick weeknight recipes for the most part.

3. I appreciate the artistic value of the photos, but I really hated the aesthetic. They remind me of 1970's kitchens -- all muted colors and shades of brown. Seasonal food is so vibrant and beautiful, but the filters on these photos just made them seem unappetizing to me. This is just a personal thing but I didn't actually view any of the photos of the recipes as tasty because of the muddy colors.

All that said, it's a wonderful book for other people and I'm sure it will be very well received. Three stars for me, for liked it.

I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.

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This is one of the more unusually formatted cookbooks I’ve read. The author takes common recipes such as panzanella and salads and presents them in multiple formats based on the season. Rather than separate seasonal sections, the recipe is the method of organization.

It took me a little bit of time to fully understand and appreciate the arrangement, but as I read through the book, I realized what a brilliant move it is to arrange recipes in this way.

I wouldn't recommend this for an inexperienced cook, but someone who is flexing their cooking muscles a bit will certainly appreciate the opportunity for creative interpretation of the recipes.

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Loved all the dishes in this book and can’t wait to try the ones I haven’t had the chance to yet will be using these recipes all throughout the year!

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Beautifully done. Great inspiration for seasonal produce use. Recipes sound delicious and seem relatively easy.

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So my first impression was that this is how every cookbook should be formatted and organized. Then the thought immediately after that was how actually, this format probably only really works for a cookbook like this. I think a lot of my immediate impressions were overwhelmingly positive because this is a cookbook that works extremely well for a specific kind of cook, and I am adjacent enough to that sort of cook that it worked for me, but I can see where others are going to have problems.

Firstly, though, I loved the color coding of the seasons, I loved the base recipes and the way this cookbook encourages intuitive cooking versus necessarily following a strict recipe, I loved how for each base recipe there were at least one or two of the seasonal variations I wanted to try, and I loved that all the recipes came with gorgeous photos. I will say that even if you're not an adventurous eater, there's still likely a decent amount in this book you'll enjoy, but if you're picky, probably not so much.

I try to cook seasonally anyway, don't have any dietary restrictions, live in a very agriculturally diverse area, and enjoy cooking to varying degrees of complexity. All of this made this a reasonably accessible cookbook for me, but I also needed all of those factors for it to be that accessible. Our farmers market is HUGE, and finding these ingredients wouldn't be super difficult in their appropriate seasons. But if you're a busy cook for a larger family or group of people with particular tastes, it might be a little trickier.

Most of these can be adapted based on taste and flavor preferences, but dietary restrictions are going to be tough to sub for a lot of these without some serious deviation. If you're up for the challenge, the seasonal adaptations are varied and exciting and I think it could be worth it to make some of these dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, etc. whatever you need or prefer.

I'd say these recipes are more of a weekend treat type of thing, or maybe a cooking project with a partner or buddy chef. A little too involved for a Tuesday evening but perfect for when you have a little more time to commit to cooking and want something slightly nicer than your weeknight fare, but don't want to spend all day in the kitchen. All in all, I really enjoyed this one!

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This is a great cookbook full of fresh recipes. I really liked how every dish had a variation for each season!

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If I could give this cookbook more than 5 stars I'd do it. I loved reading this cookbook. The way it's organized makes it so easy and fun to read. The recipes are organized by season and they are very flexible, however the author gives you specific recipes to follow. This is the best of both worlds, in my opinion. It does have some recipes with meat, but it's very vegetable-centric. If you're interesting in seasonal eating, are a member of a CSA, vegan or vegetarian this cookbook is for you. If you eat meat with every meal and like vegetable sides this cookbook is also for you. It's simply fantastic!

Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle books for an Advanced Reader Copy.

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Definitely want to start cooking more seasonally, better for me, my wallet, and the environment. Offers base recipes and different seasons and abilities to swap for what is available. Good not just for recipes, but also learning to cook more seasonally.

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This cookbook stands out amongst others by doing something unique that I personally haven't seen before and hope other cookbook authors consider.

Do you love a particular recipe but have a hard time finding fresh ingredients in different seasons? Well worry no more, this cook book gives you a recipe with 4 variations depending on the season! It's such a fun idea!!

My only real complaint is I do wish more of the recipes were geared towards quick family dinners, some of these have a long process, and I more than bet they are delicious, but, I don't really have the time to dive into intricate meals most nights.

Photos are gorgeous and made me want to eat ever page. Highly recommend if you are looking for a unique take on a cookbook.

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This wasn't the usual sort of cookbook. I liked how the recipes had variations for each season, as well as helpful grids with ingredient variations for each season.

I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Love the layout of this cookbook and the photography is stunning! Healthy, veggie-packed recipes all with variations on how to change them up based on which items are in season.

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I received an ARC of this cookbook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is an interesting and creative cookbook that will allow you to enjoy your favorite foods all year round. And the pictures were great too!

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This was a very fun book to see how you can cook seasonally, Also is a huge help on how to pick out your produce and to know what is seasonally. The recipes definitely looked delicious but I wished there was a bit more variety to it other wise very well written.

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Perfect cookbook which you will use all the time. I have a few dishes that I make every week and this wonderful book gives you ideas of how to change them according to the season. Every recipe comes out exactly as expected, which is delicious, and healthy to boot. Beautifully illustrated it makes a great gift as well.

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A Dish for All Seasons is exactly the type of cookbook you'll want to reach for if you've been looking to move toward cooking with produce that is in season. This book will encourage you to go to the grocery store or farmers market, buy what looks good, and then bring it home and make something that tastes great. There are 25 base recipes that are adaptable with variations for the time of year. I love the concept and will be buying a hard copy for myself and friends. Gorgeous photos accompany many of the recipes, too.

"Make what you want when you want it with what you have." This book is a game changer!

Thank you to Chronicle Books and NetGalley for this ARC.

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A Dish for All Seasons is such a fun cookbook for anyone trying to cook with seasonal produce! It is organized well and I like that it gives 4 seasonal variations for each dish. Super helpful in coming up with different ideas for the same dish. Before each dish, the author has a seasonal produce grid listing what would work well in the dish for which season. The only thing that could have been improved is to have a bit more variety in the produce that is suggested.

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I love cookbooks that write and center their book around seasonal foods. Using foods when they are in season is not just a money saver but good for the environment and healthier for the body to be using foods at that optimum time.

A Dish for All Seasons by Kathryn Pauline is a book of course that is divided into the four seasons. What I most enjoyed about this cookbook were the unusual, not same ol same ol recipes. Such as Shakshuka (delicious by the way) The book also layers which I hadn't seen often but like such as grids. In each grid was a season depending on the food type such as Frittatas, Salads, Soups, Panzanellas, etc. on and on. I think twenty-five different groups like this but then seasonal variations of each one.

Did I have favorites, you betcha I did. I loved the up-side down cake, tart and fish taco season variations. The book is loaded with ideas! Absolutely loaded. One of my favorite things about Kathyrn Pauline is she likes the unusual and she is drawn to the same produce that I am.

Did I mention her produce photos are stellar? All of the photos are the recipes, food, produce but the produce photos are my favorite.

My favorite was the fish taco grid.

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Thank you to Netgalley and Chronicle Books for the ARC.

This is a beautiful cookbook. One of the things I really like about this cookbook. For me I'm newer to cooking. I have some familiarity since my mother was a cook for many many years. But I get overwhelmed easily by the information of cooking. This breaks down for example one recipe and variations of it that can be applied for the different seasons. So in other words you can have the same recipe but you utilize different foods that are in that season fall, winter, spring, summer. So I really appreciate the breakdown of how they organize it. The photography is gorgeous.

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This is a great concept for a cookbook with 26 recipes that are easily adapted to each season of the year. Each recipe starts with a base recipe and then four different variations, one for each season. I've enjoyed cooking with these recipes and have learned to make adaptions of my own.

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