The Yummy Mummy Kitchen: 100 Effortless and Irresistible Recipes to Nourish Your Family with Style and Grace Cookbook Review


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I checked this out from the library during one of my periodic attempts to add some new dishes to my repertoire. I liked the emphasis on fresh, whole foods and (mostly) meatless meals. Plus, the book is simply gorgeous to look at. Attractive food photography makes a big difference in how likely I am to actually try any recipes, and this book’s food photography is top-notch, so I ended up trying several and photo-copying a bunch more for my “To Try” folder.

The recipes I’ve tried so far were all relatively simple and easy to make, and very tasty. The Crispy Baked Fish and Chips recipe was a family favorite that’s now entered our regular rotation, and we liked the Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, too, though we preferred our old Moosewood standby, Pasta al Cavolfiore. However, some of the other recipes contained unusual ingredients or things that I don’t think I could realistically get my 7 year old to eat. (By kid standards, she’s only moderately picky, but that’s still plenty picky enough.) I would recommend this book more for families with kids who have somewhat more mature and/or naturally adventurous palates.

My rating: (3.5 / 5)