Saturday, November 23, 2019

Epic Air Fryer Cookbook: 100 Inspired Recipes That Take Air-Frying in Deliciously Exciting New Directions

Epic Air Fryer Cookbook is a tutorial and recipe collection aimed at using air frying written and curated by Emily Paster. Due out 10th Dec 2019 from Quarto on their Harvard Common Press imprint, it's 176 pages and will be available in paperback format.

The book follows a logical format with good contrast on the pages and a readable typeset. The photography is clear and easy to follow. I would estimate roughly half of the recipes are pictured.  The introduction and background (~8% of the page content) are followed by the recipes which are grouped by type into chapters: breakfast/brunch, snacks/appetizers, vegetarian mains, meat based mains separated by protein type, veggies and sides, desserts.

The recipes have the ingredients listed bullet style in a sidebar. Measurements are given in US standard with metric measures in parentheses. Special tools and ingredients are also listed, along with yields and cooking directions. The ingredients are all easily sourced at any moderately well stocked grocery store. Yields are given in servings; serving sizes and nutritional info are not given. There is a cross referenced index including ingredients given in the back of the book.

This is an appealing, well written cookbook guide with a generous selection of wide ranging tastes from world cuisine. The recipes aren't difficult. The ingredients aren't difficult to source or 'bizarre' and they really will appeal to a family aesthetic. I like the humor and fun of this one. The author has an inviting and fun style of writing without being cutesy or unnecessarily wordy.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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