Hilfreichste positive Rezension
Nice Book - Unique Recipes - Definitely Gourmet
am 15. Januar 2000
This is a very nice book. I bought this book (The Gourmet Prescription) along with another book by F. McCullough. This book by D. Chud, "The Gourmet Prescription" presenting very unique approaches (especially home smoking) to improving flavor in low-carb, low fat dishes. The recipes are unique and probably not found elsewhere. However, I probably would use this book for "special occasions", not everyday use. Many of the recipes are longer, require more ingredients, and/or require that the you have prepared special condiments and sauces (the book tells you how to prepare these condiments, usually using the smoker). Now doubt the recipes are high in flavor, and very unique (i.e. you aren't going to find techniques like these in other books). The downside is that the recipes are time-consuming (considering you have to prepare the condiments ahead of time). The pictures are beautiful --its definitely gourmet(many ingredients might be hard to find for those not living in urban centers). I also don't know if kids would like this kind of food if they aren't used it eating "gourmet restaurent" type food. I found the McCullough book to be more practical and down-to-earth. Another book I like very much for low carb people is "The Complete Meat Cookbook" by Bruce Aidells and Denis Kelly which tells you everything you want to know about selecting and purchasing the best in beef, pork,lamb and veal for easy to prepare dishes, both classic expensive cuts (how to get the best out of an expensive cuts) as well as how to make tender dishes out of the cheaper cuts. Since the Aidells book isn't particularly oriented to low-carb, some of the side dishes are high carb. All three boooks have a place on my bookshelf, since there are occasions when I'll want to prepare a special meal using the high flavor techniques described in this book, "The Gourmet Prescription".