25 May 2017

Review: The Pumpkin Cookbook, 2nd Edition by DeeDee Stovel

* Copy courtesy of NetGalley and Storey Publishing *

The Pumpkin Cookbook - 139 Nutritious Recipes for Year-Round Enjoyment by DeeDee Stovel is a gem for those who love pumpkin and those who'd like to incorporate more pumpkin into their cooking and baking repertoire.

The Pumpkin Cookbook contains a tonne of recipes (139 in fact) in a variety of categories although I was surprised to find so many recipes calling for canned unsweetened pumpkin in their list of ingredients. Very interesting.

Some of my favourite recipes included:
- Roasted carrot and pumpkin soup
- Roasted corn pumpkin chowder
- Roasted potato pumpkin salad
- Golden pumpkin corn pudding
- Pumpkin cornbread
- Pumpkin doughnut muffins
- Traditional pumpkin pie
- Graham cracker pumpkin tannies
- Surprising pumpkin-orange cheesecake
- Pumpkin rice pudding
- Pumpkin panna cotta
- Pumpkin fudge

I'm a visual person and while there are a number of stunning photographs throughout the book, I would have preferred more photographs of the finished dishes in place of photos of pumpkins and autumn scenes. The fact that there's no photo to accompany the recipe for Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins seems an absolute tragedy to me.


The Pumpkin Cookbook was a delicious read and will be published on 25 July.

My rating = ***

Carpe Librum!


(P.S. I reviewed an ebook copy of this book and realised just now that it has since expired. This means I'm unable to go back and trial any of the recipes or even look at them again. What a shame and just a little harsh in my opinion).

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