Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try
My first impression of Coming Home - it is a beautiful book. The brilliant color photos throughout this delightful book are amazing to look at. Each photo is very inviting. I adore the format of Coming Home. The book is presented in sections by seasons. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Spring features the newness of regrowth with flowers and greenery. Decorating for Spring after spring cleaning of course, in gorgeous pastels. The recipes for spring include fresh vegetables, pork dishes and a scrumptious looking Coconut Cream Pie.
Focusing on Summer means simplicity and taking time out to travel. Enjoy where ever your day takes you. Recipes here include salad recipes, light pastas and incredible drinks. Fall is my favorite tradition time of year. I look forward to the fall holidays of Halloween, then transitioning into Thanksgiving. The colors of fall allow an abundance of decorating ideas. Rosanna includes many of her favorite recipes for Thanksgiving. She even shares her Mother's Apple Dumplings recipe and it looks very tasty. Winter is filled with family recipes from cookies to rich family dinners. In browsing the pages of Coming Home, I felt like I was part of the family! I enjoyed this book cover to cover and plan on making quite a few recipes.
You can purchase Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditionsat your local bookseller, directly from Abrams, or from Amazon and a great savings price. The book price is $27.50.
Coming Home: A Seasonal Guide to Creating Family Traditions
Authors: By Rosanna Bowles; Photographs by John Granen
Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Publishing Date: 3/1/2010
Trim Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Page Count: 184
Cover: Hardcover with jacket
Illustrations: 200 color photographs; more than 50 recipes
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Disclosure: I received a gratis copy for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.