Book Review: Caramel, Caramel and More Caramel! by Michal Moses and Ivana Nitzan
Review by Dawn Thomas
Publisher: Imagine by Charlesbridge
Cooking, Food & Wine, Sauces & Toppings, Confectionery
I love cookbooks. Every time I open one, I am immediately drawn into a world of wonderful pictures and endless possibilities. This book did not let me down. The authors are founders of Petit Gateau, a catering company that creates pastries, graphic design and food styling. They also co-wrote Cupcake Nibbles and Organic Sweets & Treats. I knew I was in for treat when I opened the book.
There are over 50 recipes in the book. They range from sweet and savory so there is something for everyone. The opening line is “Who Doesn’t Love Caramel?!” and I have to agree. The photography in the book is wonderful. The food jumps off the page at you. The recipes are easy to follow and most have simple ingredients. There are many sweet dishes but also savory dishes with chicken, onions and salmon. I never expected to find those items in a caramel book but the recipes sound intriguing.
It was hard to pick out just one favorite from this book. I liked the strawberry lettuce salad with caramelized balsamic dressing. The two varieties of caramelized pecans were very good. The spicy version has a nice kick to it. I had never tried an onion tart and I was surprised by how easy it was to make. I love banana pancakes and the peanut butter caramel sauce was a great addition. My goal is to try a new recipe every week and with so many to pick from, I will be busy for a long time.