Let’s Brunch: 100 Recipes for the Best Meal of the Week

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Brunch evokes the idea of relaxation, leisure, and plenty of food, and brunch recipes can range from simple to elaborate (as do the recipes in this book). Recipes are divided into nine sections, and there are recipes that could fit in more than one section. The first section contains fourteen recipes focusing on bread (eight of these are related to butter, olive oil, and spreads). The next set of thirteen recipes are on starters (appetizers). Some of these starters, when paired with one’s morning beverage, could be a satisfying (although not hearty) meal. There are nine recipes in a section devoted to eggs. The next section lumps soups, salads, and sandwiches together and offers thirteen recipes. Next, is the vegetables and sides section with ten recipes followed by pasta and casseroles with seven recipes. The main courses and meats section has twelve recipes. At the end is a section on desserts (with eleven recipes) and cocktails (with ten recipes).

While the selection may seem large, those who are vegetarians or strictly don’t consume alcohol, will find few recipes of interest. The narrative does encourage altering the recipes to suit one’s pallet (there are three variations on flavored butter). A table of contents of the recipes (even one at the beginning of each section) would be helpful, as would cross-referencing recipes. The book tried to cater to a wide variety of readers.


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Author Belinda Smith-Sullivan
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 176 pages
Publisher Gibbs Smith
Publish Date 2020-09-08
ISBN 9781423655350
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Issue November 2020
Category Cooking, Food & Wine
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