Friday, January 23, 2015

Recipe Weekend / Book Review: Chowderland by Brooke Dojny


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Storey Publishing, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it



And now for a book perfect for stormy Winter days...


Chowderland cover

Synopsis:

Creamy Clam Chowder. Portuguese Caldo Verde Chowder. Northwest Salmon Chowder with Leeks and Peas. Double Corn Summer Chowder. Brooke Dojny offers 57 recipes for chowders of all kinds -- some made with seafood, some with meat, and some with just veggies -- plus side dishes, salads, and desserts to round out the menu. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal on a cozy winter evening or a fresh gumbo perfect for a summer lunch, you’ll turn to this delicious collection again and again!


Review:

This new book doesn't come out until May (I know BUMMER, you really need it during the cold seasons), but it would be a great Mother's Day present (so put it on your wish list now), and I really wanted to share a great recipe from it with you! I may be Southern, but I have a Yankee/Canadian grandmother, and chowder is just comfort food to me! So I was thrilled to be able to check out this new cookbook!

The recipes over so many new variations to the tradition chowder that you think of, plus add some new ones you might not have thought of (ie Thanksgiving chowder, with your leftovers!). Plus she has included some simple side salads, side breads and great desserts! It really is a one stop meal book! There are plenty of lovely color pictures of the recipes, to leave you drooling and hungry (do NOT read this book on an empty stomach! LOL). If you are looking to vary your chowder recipes, or just to have some great ones on hand, check out this new book when it comes out!

Here's a sample of a GREAT recipe from the book that is perfect for this time of year, and is an easy variation of your traditional Shrimp Chowder!

Shrimp, Fennel and Red Potato Chowder:

Chowderland shrimp fennel and red potatop chowder recipe


About the Author:

Brooke Dojny is an award-winning food journalist and cookbook author who specializes in writing about New England food. She is the author of Lobster!The New England CookbookThe New England Clam Shack Cookbook, and Dishing Up® Maine. Dojny writes regularly for thePortland Herald. She lives on the Blue Hill Peninsula in Maine.

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