Thursday, October 9, 2014

Cookbook Review: Meat and Potatoes by Rahm Fama





At first, I hesitated to order the MEAT AND POTATOES cookbook because over the course of the past six months I've changed my diet to a 'mostly vegetable' based diet. Where I used to eat meat seven days a week, I now have meat twice a week.

Which is not to say that I dislike meat...I love a good steak. Or a grilled veal chop. And bacon is still my friend....

However, my changing the frequency of eating meat has elevated its place. I expect more from the experience, I want it be special.

Which is a perfect way to think about meat's place in our health conscious diet.

And luckily for us, Rahm Fama's cookbook: MEAT AND POTATOES meets that criteria with flying colors.

Fama has created a cookbook of menus in which he takes familiar meat based dishes, puts a tasty twist on their preparation and then pares them with unique side dishes that will have you reaching for this cookbook the next time you want to impress your family with the comfort of meat and potatoes, but with healthy, taste-forward combinations.

Here's a couple menu combinations from MEAT AND POTATOES that I liked:

Five-spice (slow cooker )BBQ Pulled Pork 
Seasame Brown Rice Cakes
Curry Pear Slaw

Using a slow cooker is my favorite way to prepare pulled pork...Fama's recipe gives turns the usual BBQ flavors on their head with the use of Hoisin sauce, balsamic vinegar, and pineapple juice.
I also think that adding pear to slaw is inspired.


Waffle Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Biscuits
Maple-Bacon Collards

A fun way to combine the popular waffle and fried chicken flavor combination. And as a big fan of collard greens, I can't wait to try Fama's recipe for collards with maple and bacon.

In all, this is going to be my new go-to cookbook for the special days when I add meat into my diet.

Highly recommended!



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