Last week I posted a wonderful recipe for Salsa Verde Chicken with Herbed Cornmeal Dumplings from Pam Anderson’s Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers. The week I returned home from New York City I was cooking out of her book to feed my family and boy did we feel spoiled. If you are not familiar with Pam, she is the former Executive Editor for Cook’s Illustrated magazine, currently a Contributing Editor for Fine Cooking magazine, USA Today Food Columnist, and a New York Times best-selling author of six cookbooks including this latest cookbook scheduled for release in a few weeks. She and her daughters, Maggy and Sharon, also publish a beautiful food blog called Three Many Cooks.
I had the privilege and honor of finally meeting Pam in her Bucks County, PA home where she and I both spoke at an all-day food blogging event. Part of the lovely swag we received for attending was a copy of her book. I knew the moment I thumbed through it I would love it. The book itself is beautiful. Each photo in the book makes you wish you could jump right into the page and start eating. The recipes are written clearly and some of them have footnotes for instant alternatives – got to love that! There are even wine suggestions for some of the recipes to help you take the guess work out of figuring out which wines pair best with each meal.
What I love about this cookbook aside from the beautiful food photography is how simple and doable each dish is. The recipes are inspired not only by American style comfort food, but she incorporates global flavors for maximum flavor with little effort. So far I’ve prepared three of the dishes and each one was delicious, satisfying, and memorable.
The cookbook includes favorite dishes like mac and cheese and blueberry cheese cake ice cream but also includes some fun ones such as carnita-style beef and white wine marinated strawberries. Portion sizes are generous and will likely give you some leftovers for the next day.
Would I recommend this book? Absolutely and without any reservation. These recipes would be perfect for a family dinner or feeding guests any day of the week. All culinary skill levels will enjoy cooking from this book.
Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers is available for pre-order right now.
Pam and the generous folks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing have provided me with three copies of this cookbook to giveaway. Contest is now closed. Thanks for everyone who entered.
All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite one-pot meal or your favorite Pam Anderson recipe.
If you would like an additional entry, tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the following…
” Just entered to win a copy of Pam Anderson’s new Perfect One-Dish Dinners cookbook http://bit.ly/9wmVUH #SavorySweetLife #ThreeManyCooks “
Come back here and leave an additional comment with your Twitter handle letting me know you tweeted. One copy of the book will be reserved from the Twitter entries.
Contest will close Sunday evening at 9pm PST and winners will be chosen at random (random.org) and announced shortly after. Contest is open to those with US mailing addresses.
Winners have been chosen by Random.org. Congrats Erin, Sarah, and Julia!