Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix: More Than 700 Simple Recipes and Techniques to Mix and Match for Endless Possibilities is a cookbook that has me so excited to get back in the kitchen! Truthfully, I have been burnt out when it comes to cooking, but when I started to read and look over this amazing cookbook, I’m anxious to try many of Mark’s mix and match recipes. Each chapter is broken down by items; like in Appetizers and Entertaining you’ll see Cocktails +12 Ways, Party Dips +3 Ways, etc. He covers 12 different easy recipes for Cocktails and then 3 ways to make Party Dips. At the end of the chapter he combines all the different recipes into a matrix, where you can have different palate themes (Mediterranean, East Asia, South Asia, Latin America).
After reviewing this book, I have a renewed spirit to get back in the kitchen and try many of these recipes. These recipes seem to range from easy to more advanced and the ingredients range from things you see everyday to others that may not be on your everyday menu (lamb, paella, squid). I’m anxious to try the Watermelon +12 ways next summer, the Bell peppers +16 ways, as well as the Vegetable Soup +12 ways. I recommend this to any cook, who is feeling blah when it comes to cooking. This will give you tons of new ideas and maybe get you motivated like it has me.
I am thankful for Blogging for Books who sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.