When I received Plated in the mail, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Plated is a cookbook from the online food delivery company Plated, similar to Blue Apron or Sun Basket. One of my favorite sections is the flavoring chapter which teaches you how to make your own spices, marinades, dressings, sauces, condiments, and infusions. This section is perfect for the home cook who loves those dyi projects instead of buying prepackaged spices and marinades.
With regard to recipes, I’m not sure if the ones in the book are similar to the ones posted online but they seem very straightforward and versatile ranging from classic American dishes to Italian, Asian, Greek, and Middle Eastern. Some of my favorite recipes are seared duck breast, beer braised pulled chicken, and steak gyros with yogurt sauce. Since cherries are in season I tried the cherry clafoutis and everyone in my family loved it. I’m already bookmarking many more recipes that I want to try. With no expectation whatsoever, I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the recipes from this book are. I highly recommend Plated to anyone new to cooking but want to try a variety of recipes.
*I received this book to review complementary of the publisher