Saturday, July 18, 2015

Twenty Dinners: Call Your Friends for Dinner

I rarely post a picture of the inside of the book. But to be honest with you, the first time I went through this cookbook Twenty Dinners, all I did was look at the pictures. If you are a fan of Kinfolk or Oakmoss then you would love the vibe from this book. It is all about fellowship, bringing people together, making good use of natural light, and picnicing every chance you get.

Just as the title suggests, this book is a collection of twenty dinners, complete with drinks and desserts. The menu changes with the seasons so that you can use the freshest foods.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to make use of these recipes as I am trying my best to be strictly vegan and gluten free. I do recommend this book to anyone else, as I guarantee, all of these dishes would be delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about some of them.

Also, I have to warn you that this book is not for fearful beginners. Dishes such as Lavender-Infused Olive Oil-Poached Cod and Pan-Seared Squid make me feel intimidated, and I am an adventurous cook. There is also a lot of alcohol use in this book, which always leaves me with a blank stare, as I know nothing about alcohol, cooking with it, or drinking it.

But honestly, I am in love with this cookbook. The gorgeous pictures of fellowship around a dinner table inspired me. I am figuring out which weekends I am free, wanting to call friends for dinner. I am eagerly awaiting my boyfriend's return from Los Vegas by preparing a huge brunch menu, all inspired by this book.

Through Blogging for Books, I was given a free copy of Twenty Dinners by Ithai Schori and Chris Taylor in exchange for an honest review.