Sunday, October 17, 2010

BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY: LET'S EAT COOKBOOK-REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS SUNDAY'S
"BRUNCH WITH BINGO DAY"
FOOD BOOK CHOICE IS.....
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LET'S EAT
BY DENISE BURROUGHS

ABOUT THE COOKBOOK:
Denise Burroughs combines her rich Italian heritage with years of southern tradition in Let’s Eat!, her debut cookbook. Her love for cooking shines through in this comprehensive book, suitable for all levels of cooking experience. Let’s Eat! provides readers with simple, inexpensive dishes.

Recipes range from “Potato Flake Chicken” to “Chocolate Italian Cookies.”

Her strong Italian background shines through in many recipes, combining her love of tradition and her passion for rich flavors.

Burroughs’ unique dishes have been cultivated through years of experience, filling the hearts and stomachs of her friends and family. She writes: “Enjoy what you do! Your kitchen is your way of self expression and the heart of your home.”

In Let’s Eat!, Burroughs goes on to share cherished childhood memories of her family cooking authentic Italian meals. Burroughs recalls: ” Back when my great grandmother used to make pizza they called it ‘Tomato Pie’. It was not like pizza we get today. It was square and had sauce, oregano, and grated cheese on top.”

Burroughs includes helpful cooking tips for first-timers and some useful veteran secrets. She takes great pride in her recipes and is excited to share them for the very first time. She is confident these recipes will satisfy your family and friends.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Denise Burroughs was raised in the sun, she came from a large Italian family with very strong ties to their heritage. She was born in Rome, NY and moved to Miami, Florida in December of 1969 with her mother. Raised in South Florida, she attended school until 1983. Having two daughters from her first marriage, she remarried in 1995 and in 2004 moved to Tallahassee, Florida where she currently resides.

She’s the owner of a paint and body shop and a member of NAPEW (National Association of Professional & Executive Women 2007-2008). A love for cooking and a desire to share wonderful family traditions was put to paper to create Let’s Eat. There have been so many people who have inspired her in her life, but no one inspired her more than her mother. Many of the recipes in this book have been served many times over and enjoyed by family and friends. She is happy to share them all with you and hopes you enjoy every bite as they were all made with lots of love.
You can visit Denise at www.deniseburroughs.com.

MY REVIEW:
LET'S EAT by Denise Burroughs is a very simple cookbook that I think would be great for young cooks starting out. Just married, or living on your own for the first time? Here is a handy cookbook to help make lots of yummy things in very simple ways. I liked that in the beginning of the book, Denise gives her "10 Tips from the Kitchen" which may seem to a seasoned chef/cook to be taken for granted. TRUST ME! These are things cooks starting out, as well as some of us who don't cook that often, can benefit from. Some are practical like "Add sugar to water when cooking corn on the cob. It sweetens the corn", while some are more philosophical like #10 which includes "...enjoy what you do! Your Kitchen is your way of self-expression and the Heart of your Home".

Burroughs also includes a page on "How Much of This Equals That?" which ALWAYS helps me as I NEVER remember! EX: One pound of sugar equals 2 1/2 cups.  Another useful page is "Baking Tips".  Warning about opening an oven while baking a cake, Denise writes, "Cold air can interfere with the rising of the cake".  "Baking Substitutes" is valuable part of LET'S EAT, such as if you don't have one teaspoon of baking powder, you can use one-half teaspoon of baking soda plus one-fourth teaspoon of cream of tartar".  I, myself, would have the baking powder more so than cream of tartar, but maybe others might not. Hints for "Preparing Marinades and Sauces" and "Is It Done Yet?" (I really need this part as I tend to over cook) are also invaluable to any level of cooking. 

Recipes range from Denise's way to fry up chicken, to Grandma's Zucchini Stew, a yummy Manicotti, and fabulous Chocolate Italian Cookies. What fun for me to find a recipe for Tuna Casserole like I used to make over 37 years ago when my husband and I were first dating. I hadn't made it in ages and tried her recipe and it brought back many memories. Easy-peasy!

Lastly, Denise has several wonderful desserts but her funnel cakes and fried dough caught my interest (is there anyone who doesn't love them at the fair?). Denise's Grandmother used to visit her and make it and she talks about that as well as "Growing Up Italian". Her Great Great Grandmother passed down so many recipes she learned and enjoyed growing up like calamari over linguini, and Baccala, an unusual cod fish dish they made and ate on Christmas Eve. LET'S EAT is not a large cookbook but I think the practical hints and recipes are the kind of things we all can give a try and be successful with. As Denise says at the end of her book, "Mangiamo"!

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO TRACEE AND PUMP
UP YOUR BOOK PRODUCTIONS,
I HAVE TWO COPIES OF THIS YUMMY
COOKBOOK TO GIVE AWAY

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HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
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GIVEAWAY ENDS
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 1
GOOD LUCK!

140 comments:

debbie said...

I like that it has simple recipes to try. I would enjoy reading through her tips.
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Sounds like a fun book. I'd enjoy adding it to my collection and cooking from it even though I'm a veteran cooker. I do enjoy Italian.

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My husband is Italian and I am not and I would love to have a cookbook that helps me make food such as his mother and grandmother. She seems to have some of the things that he would love.
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throuthehaze said...

The recipes sounds great! I would love to try the Chocolate Italian Cookies
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I'd love this, my husband likes Italian cooking

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I would like to win this cookbook because the recipes are for all levels of cooking experience, the dishes are simple and inexpensive, and helpful cooking tips are included. The recipes are "tried and true". I, too, want to try the recipe for funnel cakes and fried dough. Yummmmmmmm.......

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I love Italian food, yummy!! and since I'm not the greatest cook in the world I can appreciate that this is for all levels of cooking experience.
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The Potato Flake Chicken recipe looks delicious, so I think other recipes in the book would be ones I would like to try.

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LAMusing said...

I love that it has simple recipes - I make more complex meals a few nights a week, but some nights simple is all I can manage :)
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Norma said...

I like it includes substitutions. I had no idea about adding sugar to water you boil corn in!
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I would like to win a copy because I love to cook Italian food. Also, I see to have a lot in common with Denise I also grew up in Miami Fl and attended college in Tallahassee where she resides.
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pancak said...

I'd enjoy this cookbook because I am a fan of Italian cooking. So many of their dishes look involved but are so easy, and taste wonderful with fresh ingredients.
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Simple recipies that look like we would all njoy is something this household needs right now. Between work and play the time nessasary to produce a gourmet meal are gone.
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Italian is our favorite type of food and simplicity is key with my family of five and the face I am fighting cancer right now
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I would like to win because the combo of Italian and Southern cooking intrigues me---and I love cook books.
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She had me at "Potato Flake Chicken"!

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