REVIEW – The Chew: An Essential Guide To Cooking And Entertaining

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The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining

The Chew: An Essential Guide To Cooking And Entertaining

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Kingswell (March 29, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 1484753550
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484753552
  • Cover price $19.99
  • Purchase on Amazon

The five hosts of ABC’s hit show The Chew invite you to enjoy the fun and flavor of cooking without the hassle and expense. Just as they do everyday on the hit ABC daytime show, Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon are here to provide you with mouthwatering recipes and useful entertaining tips to make cooking for your family and friends unforgettable and manageable. In this fourth companion book, the hosts bring the wit, wisdom, and practicality shared on the show to your home. The themes that permeate the show, such as time-savers and comfort classics, can be found here along with guilty pleasures and recipes handed down from the hosts’ families to yours.

The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining will guide you through the planning, cooking and enjoyment of everyday meals with a twist.

Chapters in this book include:

  • Back To Basics
  • Comfort Classics
  • Feel-Good Family Favorites
  • Old Faves, New Flaves
  • Guilty Pleasures

Each chapter has a table of contents, making it very easy to find the recipe you’re looking for. Prep and cooking time are prominently featured at the top of recipe, a feature I love since I use time as a determining factor when deciding what recipe to make. The recipes are all clearly written and easy to understand. The ingredients were all items that I’ve seen in my local grocery stores. I believe that a cookbook should have a lot of photos. While this book has a lot of bright, color photos, many only feature the cast of The Chew instead of the recipes. I use photos to help me decide what to make, as well as to know what a finished dish will (hopefully) look like. As the book features recipes and tips from the hosts of The Chew I do understand why their photos are there, but the recipes might be better served if there were photos with the hosts serving the recipes or something similar.

This book is appropriate for anyone interested in entertaining and cooking.

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4 comments

Brandy May 14, 2016 - 9:36 pm

This looks like a great guide! I will have to check it out, I am interested in entertaining guests and certainly need to learn more about cooking!

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William Sweeney May 15, 2016 - 1:10 am

My wife loves The Chew!! This sounds like a great book, we are always having friends over.

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Dawn gibson-thigpen May 15, 2016 - 2:49 am

what an awesome guide. i am going to have to look more into this. i really need to do more cooking. its so strange i am the only one in my immediate family including my brother who doesnt love cooking.

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patricia Marsden May 16, 2016 - 3:18 am

If Clinton’s recipes deliver as much as his advice did on What Not to Wear, this book will transform meal preparers into chefs.

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