Sunday, January 15, 2017

One to Five by Ryan Scott

One to Five: One Shortcut Recipe Transforms Into Five Easy Dishes
by Ryan Scott [641.55 Sco]

I really liked the idea behind this book (which I obtained an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of), and the general format of it. Basically, the author, Ryan Scott, would pick a key ingredient (say, rotisserie chicken) and create a base recipe with that ingredient. Then, he would create five different dishes around that one key ingredient. It’s a fabulous concept! And the fact that there’s an intro from Rachel Ray filled me with the idea that this must be a qualified chef. (I’d never heard of him before.) The bummer is that I’m a rather picky eater, as are my kids… so I wouldn’t end up making the majority of the items in the cookbook. The blame for this, in my opinion, does not fall to the writer of the cookbook; rather it falls to me and my kiddos for being afraid to step outside our comfort zone. Overall, I think many people would appreciate this cookbook!

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Delicious Dump Cakes : 50 Super Simple Desserts to Make in 15 Minutes or Less, by Roxanne Wyss.]

[ official One to Five book trailer on YouTube ] | [ official Ryan Scott web site ]

Recommended by Tracy T.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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