You know those books that draw you in and you just can’t put them down? Yes, that happens to me with cookbooks (though I promise I read other books too! I have a whole stack I’m currently working on as proof! 😉 ).
This is how I feel about My New Roots by Sarah Britton. From the moment you break open the hardcover binding you’re drawn into the beauty that can be created from produce abundant with each season. There’s a warmth to Sarah’s view of food and approach to creating mouth-watering dishes throughout the year that makes you want to linger on every page. Her focus is creating recipes that will help you make delicious meals that also happen to be good for you with a focus on eating seasonally.
My New Roots is divided into five seasons,
- Early Summer
- Late Summer
as well as detailed educational sections featuring essential kitchen techniques (everything from cooking dried legumes and grains, to creating nut & seed milks, sprouting, and flavoring dishes) and how to stock your pantry for success.
I received my copy just in time – Spring produce was beginning to make its appearance everywhere! I quickly jumped in to creating Sarah’s Life-Changing Loaf of Bread (page 41), Black Lentil Salad with Tzatziki, Avocado, and Pea Shoots (pages 56 & 57), and the Fully Loaded Breakfast Bars (page 81) which were perfect for vacation travels!
I love sharing cookbooks with you. New ideas for delicious and healthful food, beautiful pictures, and personalities that shine through each page. Some are family-focused with bright colors and full of healthful takes on classic comfort foods that you can fix quickly, while others are soulful, leading you to a greater appreciation of the earth’s bounty and teaching you new techniques in artfully crafting a meal. My New Roots is just this kind of book – one that will draw you in, leading to a great appreciation for the beautiful bounty available to us. It’s certainly my go-to for creating a special, thoughtful, slow-cooked meal.
You can get to know Sarah further through her lovely interview with Ella Woodword on Delciously Ella.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books, however my opinions are my own.