Pros: Simple, back to basics recipes are presented in a beautiful book with delicious results
Cons: For some people, the recipes may seem a little "old school."
I recently had the joy of picking up "The German Kitchen" by Christopher and Catherine Knuth and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The book's tag line is "Traditional Recipes, Regional Favorites and that is exactly what the book offers the reader. You won't find recipes that require you to source fruits from Asia or strange grains from South America. There are no treatises on how to make a foam that holds up or on the use of hydro-colloids in cooking. What you will find though are recipes with a firm foot in both the German and European tradition. Yes, the recipes may be a little "old school" but that doesn't mean they are boring. With...(read more)