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Book Review: Smorgasbowl

SmorgasbowlSmorgasbowl by Caryn Carruthers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ll start with a short anecdote. I make a really good spaghetti with meat sauce, but my homemade, home-canned sauce tends to be runny, and I don’t like how that looks on a conventional plate. I started serving my spaghetti in Fiestaware Bistro bowls to avoid that small but bothersome issue. We quickly learned to love bowl dinners, but they’ve been limited to spaghetti, chili with cheese, and the occasional homemade ramen vegetable soup. But that’s about to change.

Discovering Smorgasbowl was a delight! There’s a wide variety of recipes for every meal, including breakfast, and the photography turns each dish into an irresistible bowl of art. Many of the bowls will require a dressing, and that is a detail that hasn’t been overlooked. The dressing recipes are included, too.

You’ll also learn about components that make up a bowl-meal. Once you’ve become familiar with various ingredients, the sky’s the limit. You’ll be making your own signature bowls in no time.

Clearly, I’m going to need to buy a few more Bistro bowls. Happily, I’m as addicted to Fiestaware as I am to delicious food!

My thanks to Caryn Carruthers, Radicle Publishing, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital advance review copy of this book. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

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