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Get Cooking with DK’s Food & Drink Boutique

food-and-drink-button-185x185  With comprehensive wine encyclopedias and clear, easy-to-follow cookbooks – DK’s selection of illustrated epicurean titles in their Food & Drink Boutique will be sure to please your favourite foodie! All the books in the boutique are specially priced at 30% off for a limited time!

 As you may have noticed, I’m a bit of a foodie and I love trying out new recipes and restaurants.  I’m a little bit addicted to food. While I love eating good food, I also don’t mind flipping through gorgeous, glossy photos in a recipe book of beautiful food.  That is why I always love DK’s collection of cookbooks.  You can always count on the high quality photographs paired with the recipes.

I chose two titles from this boutique to check out, Hors d’Oeuvres and Soup, although I noticed titles included in the boutique that I have read before.

9780756698362HFrom simple quick appetizers to sophisticated creations that will really wow your guests, discover how to make tarts, blinis, frittatas, Middle Eastern mezze, Spanish tapas, and more — in DK’s Hors d’Oeuvres.

Featuring innovative assembly sequences, technique step-by-steps, and “6 ways with” spreads that take a basic style of hors d’oeuvres and give you six simple and stunning recipe ideas, Hors d’Oeuvres shows you how to create these masterpieces yourself all through fully illustrated, clear step-by-step assembly sequences, ensuring your work is never less than perfect.

The book is divided into several chapters covering ingredients, equipment, recipes, techniques and the Party.  The Recipe section is divided into 5 sub-sections: Nibbles, Dips and Dippers – Tops and Bottoms – Sticks And Skewers – Wraps And Rolls – Stacks And Cases.

The recipes are easy to follow and some include step-by-step photos of more complicated techniques, along with beautiful final photos of the finished apps.

Hors d’Oeuvres contains over 200 appetizer recipes and several meal plans to help you throw the perfect party. I highly recommended this book for those who love to entertain, and do it right!

9780756698324HMore than just warm, comforting, and nourishing, soup also helps cooks avoid waste, use up surplus ingredients, and make the most of locally produced or homegrown seasonal vegetables.

Packed with 250 recipes, organized by ingredient — from pasta and noodles to meat and winter vegetables — Soup helps turn surplus food in your fridge into mouth-watering meals.

With an illustrated techniques section, charts for seasonal vegetables and leftovers, and a series of themed recipe choosers, this innovative cookbook will help home cooks make the most of this food staple.

DK’s Soup includes a foreword by Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation.

 I love soup.  There is just nothing more comforting and yet often full of complex flavours.  I have a good collection of soups I make myself that I enjoy but I am always open to more ideas and this book is full of different recipes for soup.

As usual for DK publishing titles, this book is also full of beautiful photos of the soups themselves. 

Disclosure:  I received the above mentioned products in order to facilitate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.


kathy downey

Wednesday 1st of October 2014

I have this one on my wishlist for Christmas

kathy downey

Friday 12th of September 2014

Nice cookbooks


Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

Come the fall it is soup time again, there will always be a pot of soup on my stove, simmering

Victoria Ess

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

They have an amazing selection of cookbooks, eh?

Darlene Schuller

Thursday 5th of June 2014

I would love these books!! I am totally uninspired when it comes to meals and ideas and creativity