REVIEW: Homemade – Delicious Foods To Make and Give

homemade: delicious foods to make and give

As a collector of cookbooks (and someone who loves to give homemade presents) Homemade: Delicious Foods to Make and Give is one that I return to over and over again. It even got me into making and bottling my own jams and ketchups! The recipes are a wonderful mix of traditional (chocolate cookies) and international fusion (chutneys, black bean hummus, ras-al-hanout). Instructions and techniques are clearly laid out and so far everything I have made has gotten rave reviews.

Sections include:

• Cakes
• Cookies
• Breads
• Candies & Nuts
• Jellies, Jams & Marmalades
• Syrups & Sweet Sauces
• Spiced Fruits & Chutneys
• Relishes, Pickles & Olives
• Vinaigrettes, Salad Dressings, Condiments & Seasonings
• Savory Sauces
• Snacks & Appetizers
• Drinks

Beautifully photographed and written in an engaging personal manner, this book is definitely a winner (and a keeper) 😀

Book Description:
Everyone wants to make it homemade. The gift-giver, who would rather offer a more personal present than spend time combing the shops. The food-lover, who adores preparing distinctive, delicious foods in her own kitchen. The crafts-maker, who loves to create, wrap, and decorate truly gorgeous gifts. Now the perfect book for all of them is here: Homemade, the ultimate treasury of food gifts from the heart.
Homemade is filled with an incredible variety of easy, irresistible recipes for everything from the perfect little tea cake to bring as a hostess gift to an assortment of fudge that makes a delightful Christmas present. Delicious ideas include:
?????? Unique and luscious baked treats like Hazelnut Pound Cake, Chocolate Butter Balls, and Carrot-Ginger Tea Bread

??????Jarred delights such as Spiced Candied Nuts and Strawberry-Grand Marnier Jam

??????Wonderful additions to the food-lover??????s pantry, including Proven???al Oil, Red Chile Salsa, and Thai Peanut Sauce

?????? Plus chutneys, relishes, and dressings???????even snacks and drinks
But Homemade: Delicious Foods to Make and Giveis much more than a collection of recipes. Since a big part of every gift??????s appeal is its presentation, author Judith Choate includes plenty of ideas and tips on how to wrap, pack, and ship food gifts with creativity and style. You??????ll learn how to cleverly combine food gifts into the perfect package, how to decorate jar tops, where to find beautiful bottles for condiments and flavored oils, and more.
Generously illustrated with vibrant full-color photographs, Homemade: Delicious Foods to Make and Giveshows just how easy (and fun) it is to make delectable gifts everyone will be thrilled to receive.

“The most precious gift you can give to someone you love may be a copy of this book!”
– Chef Alain Sailhac
The French Culinary Institute

“This is not merely a collection of recipes; it is an extraordinary celebration of delicious homemade gifts. Judith Choate’s generous natures and love for food infuses every page and compels us to jump into the kitchen and whip up a batch of fudge for a neighbor or friend – just for the sheer pleasure of giving.”
-Tish Boyle
food editor of Chocolatiermagazine and author of Chocolate Passion: Recipes and Inspiration from the Kitchens of Chocolatier Magazine

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