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Best of Bridge Comfort Food: Recipes for Family and Friends.

Best of Bridge Comfort Food: Recipes for Family and Friends

Sylvia Kong and Emily Richards, authors

Robert Rose Inc.

9780778806325, $29.95, Spiral Bound, 256pp,

"Best of Bridge Comfort Food: Recipes for Family and Friends" is a classic collection of down home comfort foods that have been adapted for home use by two Canadian inheritors of the Best of Bridge mantle. Since their beginning in the 70's, their motto has been 'Simple recipes with gourmet results.'

"Best of Bridge Comfort Food" lives up to this motto, from Breakfast and Brunch, and including Vegetarian Meals, to Sides and Breads and Sweets, with many delicious chapters and recipes in between, each recipe is clearly presented in two pages or less in clear script, with thoroughly kitchen cook friendly instructions that are outlined in red--and with important details also highlighted in red. Both standard and metric measurements are given, to the left and the right side of each listed ingredient.

Here are some favorites with very special appeal: Zucchini Chocolate Chip Loaf (p. 300, Roasted Veggie Pita Sandwiches (p. 52), Smoky Tomato Chickpea Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons (p.58), Roasted Squash and Lentil Tostadas (p.78), Oven Baked Risotto with Paprika Shrimp (p.112), Chicken Souvlake with Tzatziki (p. 124), Nonna's meat Sauce with Basil and Cheese Polenta (p. 152), Liver with Bacon and Balsamic Onions (p. 180), Poutine with Oven-Baked Fries (p.2020, and Lunar Rhubarb Cake (p. 240). There are 24 pages of full color photos of entrees and dishes in three sections in "Comfort Food."

Here are a wide variety of appealing, exciting recipes for classic daily table fare with deft, imaginative twists and flair. Many cuisines are represented and all results are scrumptious and classically comforting. "Best of Bridge Comfort Food" belongs in everyone's kitchen library.

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Date:Dec 1, 2019
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