Plated by Elana Karp & Suzanne Dumaine is a book filled with weeknight dinners, weekend feasts, and everything in between. It has gorgeous glossy pages with beautifully arranged photos. I love everything about this book except that most of the recipes just don’t seem appealing to me. However, I know people out there that would be all over this book in a heartbeat. Pork Shoyu Ramen p. 129-130, Roasted Peking Duck p. 132-133, and Whole Salt-Baked Fish p. 134-136 are a few of the recipes that don’t interest me, but I know others will be anxious to try.
There were a couple recipes that I want to try, like the Pesto-Grilled Chicken Kebabs p. 84-85 and Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken p. 126-127. The last chapter of the book is called “At the End” which features desserts. This is where I found several more recipes I want to make. I’m absolutely dying to try the Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Bowls on p. 222-223. I recommend this cookbook to those wanting to challenge themselves and want to make dishes most folks have never heard of.
I am thankful for Blogging for Books who sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.