Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Every Day
by Roy Finamore
As the editor of the best-selling culinary icons Martha Stewart and Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa), as well as such noted food authorities as Diana Kennedy and Anne Willan, Roy Finamore shaped many of the most popular and accessible cookbooks of our time. Finamore himself began cooking as a young boy, learning from his mother and Italian grandmother. Working alongside chef...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published July 1st 1993 by Houghton Mifflin
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I read cookbooks cover to cover, like novels. This author has a wonderfully casual tone that makes it a lot of fun to read; you get the sense that he's hanging out with you in your kitchen, giving you tips on how to throw something together. He's never pretentious, and the one recipe I've tried so far was delicious.
Mar 16, 2011 Allison Severson rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I go to this cookbook often. I mark the recipes by season, and add some of my own ingredients. Some of his recipes are very simple (Overnight oatmeal, egg salad sandwiches), and some are more complicated. There are several that will only work in the summer because of the ingredients, but if you try to eat seasonally, you'll love this book. One of my favorites is a fettuccine with corn and tomatoes, in a butter cream sauce. Amazing, and o-so simple, and the ingredients can all be purchased from t...more
Aug 09, 2010 Joanne rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended to Joanne by: AJS
Recommended by a friend, who says everything she's made from this book is wonderful. It's too fussy for me, though. Finamore is pretty picky about his ingredients (only fresh tomatos, and if you can't get summer fresh, then get this particular brand of canned ones from Italy), and recipes are often multi-step (first food process these ingredients, then add them to these, then sautee these, then....). The tone is supercilious. There are few photos and no nutritional content - I've been spoiled by...more