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Downtime: Deliciousness at Home: A Cookbook

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Blurring the line between everyday and special occasion cooking, Nadine Levy Redzepi elevates simple comfort food flavors to elegant new heights in Downtime.

When you're married to Noma's Rene Redzepi you never know who might drop by for dinner...So Nadine Redzepi has developed a stripped-down repertoire of starters, mains, and desserts that can always accommodate a few mo
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 24th 2017 by Pam Krauss Books
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Jillian Doherty
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It might seem initally curious to read a cookbook all the way through in a sitting, but once i began to understand what this was about I waned to share and remember it!
It's designed for truly the every day chef, from the novice to the cultivated connoisseur in how it's designed.
where some cookbook can be stuffy Downtime was engineered for the people who love everything about food and it's preparation - standing around in the kitchen, drinking wine while you pour over the menu, it's processing,
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Kym
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
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Although the recipes sounded interesting, they also seemed pretty "cheffy." Not really what I'm looking to cook for "downtime." Some people really love this kind of cooking, so this book is for them! The recipes are also for those without any diet restrictions. Plenty of pastas and calorie-dense ingredients are represented. Delicious for sure, healthy for everyone, not so sure. Maybe this is more of a special occasion cookbook.

The photos are lovely. Be prepared to have to turn the page while coo
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MountainsInMyHead
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This is an amazing book. Not only about food, recipes and dishes.
Through her explatation we have the chance to understand how Nadine started to love cooking and also how cooking, food and recipes are a huge part of her life with her husband, daughters, family and friends. We also love the way René talks about her. Not to mention that the pictures are amazing.
Each recipe feels like a story told to the reader with tips that can be sooooooo helpful.
This book is the best recipes book ever, this i
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Emmeline
Dec 03, 2020 rated it liked it
More of a reference book than an instruction manual, for burned out home cooks with an intermediate knowledge of cookery, and a creative block on presentation/weeknight meal ideas. Though photos are gorgeous (perhaps even worth a couple thousand words), details are conversational/non-technical, and measurements are imprecise. Reading Redzepi is akin to having a friend/relative share their favorite recipes by word of mouth. You'll have to tweak and improvise-- it's best to come armed with an eye ...more
Claudia
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately not at all what I expected - the recipes do sound delicious, but are far too fancy for my version of downtime, and take too much effort and skill to make (for a halfway unskilled cook like me, I wouldn´t even make them for guests). The title and the super pretty cover just caught my eye, and I thought I´d get a cookbook with rather easy recipes to enjoy on a lazy night in. But to be honest, I wouldn´t make little cups out of brusselsprouts and fill them with salmon roe for that occ ...more
Hannah
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Definitely geared towards folks who find solace in cooking or making food for others. Some recipes are deceptively simple, while others require significantly more care, attention and time. Some decent ideas, but nothing really new -- just simple home goodness. Not being a fan of home made potato chips, or some of the other comfort foods here, only 3 stars, but solely based on the utility of the book for personal use.
Magda Lulu
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Reading the book was nice, although I got annoyed pretty easily by all the copy paste regarding certain prep steps.
Editing aside, when I finally picked some recipes and tried them, I got really disappointed.
Underseasoned, overly sweet desserts, unbalanced.
Picked some interesting ideas from it, but overall, would not recommend this book.
Maija
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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A really nice book filled with great recipes that ONE CAN ACTUALLY COOK FROM. Will use this plenty.
Jennifer
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This cook book was reviewed on my blog at https://annaandeleanor.com ...more
Janet
Jan 31, 2020 rated it liked it
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Fun to read, interesting recipes, a few good finds, but generally not something I would refer to often.
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