Food Network's show "Chopped" is all about taking random everyday pantry items and turning them into a delicious coherent meal. "The Chopped Cookbook" follows the same format - delicious recipes that are designed for the everyday cook, with most items in the ingredient list being items that most people will have on hand.
What I love about this cookbook is the variety of the recipes - Singapore Chicken Fried Rice, Nacho Bake, Jerk Chicken, Sausage, and Celery Fricassee, Linguine with Bell Pepper Marinara, just to name a few. I love how the recipes are not just one genre of food.
Another awesome feature of this cookbook is that the ingredients list is usually relatively basic - I hate when I have to go to three stores to hunt down one particular, obscure ingredient. Most of the ingredients on this list are already on hand, which I appreciate. The directions are easy to follow, and simplistic.
I also really love the photos of the meals that they included with most of the recipes. Not every meal has a photo, but most do, and it really helps me to see what I'm making, and how it should look! The recipes in this book cover pasta, chicken, eggs, vegetables, beef, salads, fish, grains, and desserts, so there really is something for every cook.
Overall I would rate this cookbook a 5/5. I love the show, and I am now in love with "The Chopped Cookbook". I have already picked out about five new recipes I want to try out! I would highly recommend this cookbook.
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