Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Groove Book Report: Scrumptious by Chelsea Winter
Her Cajun Chicken salsa with mango and Haloumi, the roasted Brussels and bacon and the winter (no pun) rice comforter are all excellent and really easy to do. The coconut-poached Chicken Noodle salad is a real winner.
Most of the recipes are pretty straight forward and uncomplicated. That's because her philosophy is all about easy ingredients and good. I can remember my grandmother making brandy snaps the old fashioned way - bending them over a spoon to get the curl and filling the with cream. Chelsea must have nicked her recipe and done away with the fluffy bit. Overall it's good cooking without the BS 'chefy' stuff and I like that. Better still the recipes are generous and forgiving (you don't have to be pinpoint accurate on the measurements). So she might look like a model but everything here is genuine and authentic, and real!