Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by chadwick2016 Great Collection of Recipes
I've long waited for a new cookbook from Alton. Since this book was not created for a Food Network show, Alton was able to have full creative control over the content and not meet some network agenda. The cookbook features some of his best recipes. It provides great tips and Alton shares his top cooking gadgets. You'll note that some of the other people who reviewed this book gave it a poor rating because of the way Alton provides measurements. Don't let that stop you. As long as you have a kitchen scale you'll be fine. In my opinion a scale is a must have for any kitchen. Some recipes have ingredients listed in grams. Simply pop a bowl on your scale and measure it out. The mashed potato french fries are simply amazing.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lenasmom DISAPPOINTED
I agree with other viewers. This book is not for everyday cooking. It's poorly written and the measurements were crazy. Had to pay postage to send it back. That's ok, I can't pay for a cookbook I won't use
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ranch Mom Not Recipes I would Make
These recipes were a little out there, there wasn't one I would probably make.
Rated 2 out of 5 by frankiep alton brown everydaycookbook
Not a very good cookbook, there is not much left to say.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Asheville Annie Hard to read and uses gram measurements!
Very poorly edited cookbook. (1) Alton's own facebook account admits there are a number of mistakes in this cookbook. (2) Many of the recipes are printed on top of photos (some of which are very dark or very busy), making it hard to read. (Some are even printed in white on top of light, light gray!!) (3) Sometimes he uses American measurements (ozs and lbs) and others he uses all grams. Make up your mind, Alton! And it's not that all the "baked goods" are shown in grams. Some are, some aren't, and some are a mix! I want to know in teaspoons or tablespoons, not grams, how much baking soda, baking powder, sugar, etc. is needed. I also want to know in teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups how much coconut milk, almond milk, maple syrup, etc., is needed. I don't want to have to figure out how much 12 grams of maple syrup is or how much 75 grams of coconut milk is. In the same recipe, though, he'll call for 1/4 tsp. vanilla. Go figure.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jeanne in OH For the "Foodie"
My local library had just gotten this book in so I decided to check it out & if it was something I wanted to add to my collection of cookbooks then I would buy it. Boy, am I glad I did. While there are some recipes that I would love to make, I cannot. As another reviewer stated, most of the recipes call for grams & ounces of simple ingredients like flour & sugar. Sorry but I'm not used to cooking/baking like that & I'm not going to purchase a scale to do so. If you are a serious cook then you may have many of the spices in your pantry along with a smoker, scale, large cast iron skillet & big cast iron dutch oven. My arthritis prevents me from using very heavy pots/pans. I enjoy Alton & his "reasons" for cooking things a certain way. I just wish it was more practical for this "senior".
Rated 3 out of 5 by goliarh not what I expected
Was not what I had thought. Agree with other review. Not everyday meals and many spices are not available in my city. Very disappointed in the book. Going back tomorrow.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MadMaxx65 Great Cookbook
Really enjoyed reading about his must have pantry items, kitchen equipment, and cooking methods. If you have all the pantry items listed in the front of the book you can make any recipe in the book. Now some of those items may not be at your local store so I am going to be doing some online shopping for some of the ingredients. Also fun to see the things Alton cooks at his own home. Some really great recipes I look forward to making.