Monday, August 13, 2012

Rozanne Stevens "Delish" (book review)...

"Delish"
by Rozanne Stevens

Paperback (194 pages)

Chapters: Foreword by Pat Kenny, The story of Ish, Pantry palls, Freezer treasures, Fresh friends, QR codes with top fruit, South Africanish, Irish, Thaiish, Frenchish, Italianish, Marrakeshish, Chineseish, Mexicanish, Greekish, Spanish, P(M)Sish, Kitchen kit.


I have to admit that after living on The Green Isle for over 6 years now I have never heard of Rozanne Stevens before... Well I'm glad I finally did :) Her book IS a good one. The style that it's written in is very easy and nice to read. Her recipes are easy to follow and the ingredients aren't difficult to get (most supermarkets, ethnic stores would stock them). Some of the recipes are just a simple marriage of everyday ingredients, a great combination that you may not necessary thought of before...
The recipes aren't over complicated, aren't 'chefy' (which I find in some of the cookbooks) just honest food. Everyone will be able to cook from this book and actually enjoy it too :) You'll find a wide selection of main dishes, sides, vegetarian meals and some desserts too. The book is nicely written, with good, easy to follow and checked recipes. Mouth watering photos and inviting description of dishes really encourage you to cook.
The book covers quite a selection of different cuisines (you get 10 on average recipes in each chapter). In my personal opinion I think that there could be less cuisines, but they could be covered better, a wider selection of recipes in each. I think that Roz wanted to show her personality and diversity in cooking skills, hence the big number of different cuisines from around the world.

Some of the recipes I've already tried:

Ginger sweet potato mash 
- 6 sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked and roughly mashed
- 50 g butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons grated ginger
- salt and pepper
Melt the butter in a pot, add the honey and gently fry the ginger. Add everything to the potatoes, season with salt and pepper and serve as a side dish.

About the author:
South African by birth, Rozanne has lived in Ireland for more than 10 years. Rozanne qualified as the youngest ever lecturer for the prestigious Cape Wine Academy. She then branched into complimentary therapy by studying iridology, herbal medicine and nutritional therapy. She combined these disciplines to treat clients in her Dun Laoghaire clinic, Green Living Health and Lifestyle Clinic. Her studies have enabled her to create delicious wholefood, healthy recipes without compromising on taste or enjoyment.
Today, Rozanne uses her extensive food and health knowledge to teach classes and also to give one on one lessons on cooking, menu planning and healthy lifestyle choices. Particularly popular are her ‘Kitchen Detox’ days where she revamps your kitchen cupboard with useful, tasty and healthy staples to help you whip up healthy meals in minutes according to her recipes and planned menus.
Rozanne is a keen baker and very knowledgeable about alternative grains such as spelt, rye, buckwheat etc. She believes in reigniting an interest in traditional crafts such as baking your own bread and bottling your own jams and preserves. She incorporates these skills in her ‘Kids In The Kitchen’ lessons, to encourage kids to take an interest in good food, where it comes from and different cultures. - by rozannestevens.com


I received a free copy of this book to review from Glenisk. All thoughts and opinions stated in this post are 100% mine.

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