Cookbook Review: Cherry Bombe Cookbook

Sunday, October 8, 2017

I was excited to review the Cherry Bombe Cookbook given the preface that all the recipes are contributed by some of the most interesting chefs, bakers, food stylists, pastry chefs, and creatives on the food scene today.  Having not read the magazine, I had no preconceived notions of the cookbook.  The book includes 100 recipes from 100 contributors and I only recognized a handful of the names like Jeni Britton Bauer, Melissa Clark, Jessica Koslow, Padma Lakshmi, Elisabeth Prueitt, Chrissy Teigen, Molly Yeh, and Aran Goyoaga.  

The cookbook is very straightforward in term of recipes but I wish there was a bit more information as to why these women are at the top of their games.  I wanted to know more about their stories and why these recipes are so meaningful to them rather than just a snippet about the recipe.  With regard to the recipes, the beet ricotta dumplings really stood out so I tried it first.  They were light and pillowy as promised and so tasty.  Another recipe that I really liked was the easy crab roll with avocado.  I didn’t have any hot dog buns but brioche bread which turned out really good.  The last recipe that I attempted was the red cabbage salad with sesame anchovy dressing which was my least favorite recipe.  I liked the salad dressing minus the anchovy.  Overall I really enjoyed the Cherry Bombe Cookbook and learning about these inspiring women and can’t wait to try more recipes from it.       

*I received this book to review complementary of the publisher        

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