Ever pick up a book then go “oh… this definitely wasn’t what I thought it was going to be!” Well I’m guilty of that quite a lot lately- I’ve been hasty with my book choices. I thought this book was going to be kind of a Man vs. Food cookbook since that is what I know him from. I was wrong! Was that a bad thing? Keep reading to find out!
Having eaten his way from coast to coast and around the globe, Adam Richman has learned more than a little bit about what makes food taste good. He draws on all that knowledge and his lifelong dedication to seeking out memorable flavors and eating experiences in this high octane collection of dishes that are, quite simply, straight up tasty.
The more than 100 diverse, dazzling, and downright delectable recipes reflect the flavor combinations, techniques, and ingredients Adam has encountered in his nonstop travels, all translated into easy-to-use recipes perfect for the home cook, and all given a distinctive Richman spin. But Straight Up Tasty is much more than a scrapbook of Adam’s culinary expeditions; it offers the perfect foodie flavor bomb for every occasion from a crowd-pleasing spread for game day to a turbocharged holiday feast.
Along the way he holds forth on topics as diverse as where to encounter the nation’s best burgers and why the best thing on a restaurant menu isn’t always what you might think; delivers helpful advice on kitchen prep in haiku form; and recounts the history of chocolate in rhyming couplets. And did we mention Candied Bourbon Bacon? You’ll find those delectable tidbits and oh so much more in Straight Up Tasty, a cookbook that could only have come from the passionate palate and irrepressible enthusiasm of America’s ambassador of flavor, Adam Richman.
In the end- I really like this cookbook. There are about 100 recipes & many are quite unexpected. There are some really cheap eats in here too which I always like! I’m a budget bites fan! The way this is set up is unique- kind of like a cooking life scrapbook? I enjoyed learning more about him with tasty recipes in between. There was much more reading than I was expecting but I enjoyed it!
Do you watch Man vs Food or any of his other shows? We love watching when he goes to familiar cities like Vegas! The food is outrageous!