Everyone who knows me knows that I love to collect cookbooks. I especially love vintage ones but am pretty open to any cookbook. I was given a copy of Meat and Potatoes: Simple Recipes that Sizzle and Sear to review. It’s a cookbook so, hello! Yeah! I was sort of expecting an average American cookbook, but this isn’t like that at all.
The cookbook is soft cover with nice glossy pages and features over 200 recipes. Recipes are categorized into 6 topics: beef, pork, poultry, lamb, game, and one-pot meals. There’s a nice introduction in the front of the book by author Rahm Fama, who grew up o a cattle ranch in New Mexico. Rahm gives advice on buying and storing meat, essential kitchen tools, and cooking guidelines.
Recipes are featured in meal format, meaning you have your main dish recipe, plus side dish recipes. Some examples are 5-B Burger with Smoked Paprika Parsnip fries and Asparagus with Mint Hollandaise, Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloins with Granny Smith Apple Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Fennel Ragu, Turkey Kebabs with Tzatziki Couscous Salad and Eggplant Caviar, Grilled Lamb T-Bones with Sauce Vert and Parsnip Croquettes and Poached Leeks, Roasted Quail with Gingersnap Stuffing and Parsnip Poutine, and Lamb and Mushroom Stout Pot Pie.
I was expecting a more basic cookbook judging by the name, but clearly the recipes are more modern. They all seem really delicious, but honestly I don’t think anyone in my family would try them. At least not the side dishes. I did get some great ideas for cooking meat, but overall this isn’t my kind of cookbook. If your family enjoys more modern dishes, this cookbook would be great for you!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.