Full disclosure: I work at the publishing company that’s putting out this beautiful, full-color cookbook by Cupcake Wars champion and total babe Chloe Coscarelli. She of the endless brown locks and honey eyes. That said I’m not going to review it, per se, but I do want to let you know, from a totally objective and not at all biased whatsoever perspective, Chloe’s Kitchen (Free Press) is excellent and you should pre-order it immediately or pick it up in stores on Tuesday, March 6, when it publishes. (There’s an ebook, too, and I guarantee you it’s good. My group worked on it!)
Truly, this book is gorgeous. There are full-page, color photos for many of the recipes, plus photographic demos for several of the little things I often scratch my head over (rolling sushi, anyone?). The recipe instructions are straight-forward, and the dishes a mix of healthy (Minted Couscous with Arugula, Butternut Squash, and Currants) and indulgent (Double Drive-Thru Burgers, Sea Salt and Vinegar French Fries) and everything in between (Sweet and Sour Party Meatballs that can be made gluten-free!). Look out for a review of Chloe’s Kitchen by my hilarious co-blogger, Andrea, coming soon.