The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 9th Edition: Revised and Updated with More Than 100 All-New Recipes – American Heart Association – (Harmony Books)
Thumbing through the new updated and expanded, 9th Edition of The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 9th Edition: Revised and Updated with More Than 100 All-New Recipes, there are a couple of things that become abundantly clear, very quickly.
1. There is quite literally something for every type and variation of taste bud within the pages of this book. Like it sweet; you’re covered. Like it savory; you are good to go. Spicy is your thing; they bring the heat.
2. It is highly unlikely that as you work your way through this compendium of over 800 recipes that you will ever get bored. This book covers the gamut literally from soups to nuts.
While I a member of the anti-pumpkin establishment, having grown weary with the everything pumpkin spice foodie movement, I have to say that I was intrigued by Creamy Pumpkin Soup recipe. Like most of the recipes throughout the book it is comprised of simple, readily available ingredients that won’t take a masters hand to whip together.
The one thing that is a bit of let down is the utter lack of photography that has become the cornerstone of so many cookbooks. While the recipes might seem pretty straight forward, I can help but wonder, being a visual guy in the kitchen, does this look like it’s supposed to when all is said and cooked? At the end of the day the folks at the heart association apparently didn’t want to sacrifice the sheer volume of recipes with some pretty pictures.