Sunday, July 12, 2015
Straight Up Tasty: Meals, Memories, and Mouthfuls from My Travels by Adam Richman Review
The much anticipated first cookbook from Adam Richman, the irrepressible host of Man vs Food and NBC’s Food Fighters, delivers what his fans have been waiting for: a heaping helping of over-the-top flavors with a side order of the erudite humor that is his trademark.
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.
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About the Author
Adam Richman has starred on and produced numerous Discovery Channel shows, including Man vs Food and Adam Richman’s The Best Sandwich in America, and is the host of NBC’s Food Fighters. Brooklyn born and bred, Richman is a graduate of Emory University and the Yale School of Drama and is the author of America the Edible: A Hungry History from Sea to Shining Sea.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- When Adam first come on the scene, I was thrilled to watch and hear everything he was saying and doing. Now he seems old news to me. The books was not as special to me as I thought it would be and the recipes are definitely live without knowing. I think this is more Hollywood hype then actually great. At least it has a great cover!
I received a complimentary copy from blogging for books.