This marks the first in what I plan to have as a regular feature–a monthly cookbook review.
Berries: Sweet & Savory Recipes
By Eliza Cross
Retail19.99 Also available at discount on Amazon and for 9.99 as a kindle book
Photography by Stacy Cramp
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Gibbs Smith (March 7, 2017)
Eliza Cross has written 13 books. Just in time for the berry season, Cross treats us to a new set of recipes and insights into a delightful group of fruits—the berries. This book continues Cross’ tradition of excellence, offering an insightful, helpful introduction to berry selection, use, health benefits, and substitution followed by a set of recipes that cover drinks to desserts. Although the book does cover savories, (I would have liked to have seen a few more in this category), it reaches its peak in the sweets—cakes, cookies and a berry celebration of the return of the custard pie to cooking fashion. After all, enhancing the natural sweetness of berries with cream, more sugar and butter—what could be better? The wonderful photos are an enticement to try each and every one of the pictured creations. This book would make a wonderful gift for anyone who loves berries and who wants to expand into savories with fruit.