The Spiralized Kitchen: Transform Your Vegetables into Fresh and Surprising Meals
A highly specialized cookbook, The Spiralized Kitchen is more for professionals than for home cooks. Do you have space for another piece of equipment? Do you have plenty of time to spend in the kitchen? If so, you may consider purchasing a spiralizer to create beautiful and appetizing spiralized vegetables and fruits. Author Leslie Bilderback starts the cookbook with reviewing the available spiralizers; however, in her recipes she only uses a tabletop mode, thus you might as well ignore the rest. This is an inexpensive hand-operated model, presumably easy to clean (which you need to do after each use). The recipes are nice, many photo illustrated, but they’re anything but simple. These are for special occasions when you are willing to spend extra kitchen time and can exercise your artistic skill. For example, for some recipes you need to separately spiralize four or five vegetables and keep them in bowls of water until ready to cook. Some vegetables and fruits are easy to spiralize, but wait until you try a red onion—you’ll need skill that only comes with experience. Many recipes are clearly for advanced cooks. Layout is poor for many recipes, and you need to flip pages from ingredient lists to instructions.
St. Martin’s Griffin