I recently checked out this beautiful little cookbook called Food With Friends by Leela Cyd. Here is my Food With Friends book review.
First the images in the book are beautiful. I’m a total sucker for styled photography. Each little detail with items perfectly placed really first appealed to me about the book. Once I had the book in my hands and flipped through the pages I found exotic recipes.
The title was a little confusing because one would think a book by the name Food With Friends would offer party foods, finger foods, or things to bring for a crowd. It wasn’t really like that at all.
The recipes were all very unique with unusual spices, flavor pairings, and ingredients. Further more what I found was a book almost entirely of sugary sweets. Desserts had their own section in the book, but I dare say nearly every item was sweet or a dessert.
It was also hard to find ingredients for many of the dishes and they were a little too time intensive for the outcome. If I were more a dessert fanatic I feel I would have enjoyed the book more. However, once I find the needed ingredients to a few of the recipes I found interesting I would make them as desserts for a special occasion.
But again the photography is beautiful and the book is very much like art. The perfect coffee table book and cookbook for the adventurous one with a sweet tooth.
[disclaim]I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.[/disclaim]