Happiness is a cup of coffee and a good book, so I’ve heard, and agreed. But I’m a foodie. I love trying new food, as long as they don’t aggravate my allergies, and the caveat being that I can’t cook very well. A book about food and recipes, that also tells a story, that’s something I’ve loved to read. This book is something that fell plush into that genre.
Most friends around me who do cook, they like to experiment. Roomies Foodies is the outcome of two foodies deciding to put their recipes/experiments/protocols into a book, and share those ‘eureka moments’ with the world. The book has, not just the recipes, but vignettes through which they recollect how they came to try it. And yeah, some photographs of few of those yummy dishes.
I loved the recipes, some of which are simple enough for me to try. It’s quite useful for anyone who hasn’t cooked much but want to begin. There are few ingredients that we do not like or cannot eat, and the authors have taken that into account and have suggested alternatives for those which will still keep the dish easy and yummy.
I tried the recipe for banana nuggets, which were a variation on something I’ve loved since I was a child. And that came out really nice. Most of the recipes, for me, are simple, easy to make and not very time consuming either. It’s something I’d recommend to a couple of my foodie friends for sure.
Roomies Foodies-Firstly, the cover design is very well designed-catchy title,colourful design, very attractive and striking and secondly,the contents and recipes flow beautifully-they are very creative and sound easy to the layman to follow and cook! I absolutely loved the variety and range of fun recipes that the authors Lakshmi and Meghana had come up with along with fun names too and a detailed appendix. I would highly recommend Roomies Foodies to everyone interested in trying out new recipes and in fact, have urged my twin daughters to buy it for themselves and one copy for my birthday ( Dec.27!) Well-done-much to feel good about and proud of- I feel proud to be related to Lakshmi- both brainy and creative in the kitchen( lucky husband Ashwin!) All the very best to both authors from a fellow author and illustrator of over 40 international children's books - Sheila Dhir www.shailajadhir.com 1204, Kihonua Place, Hilo, Hawaii 96720-3490, U.S.A. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loved the anecdotes before the recipes. The writing style is interesting and keeps you engaged. Really simple, easy-to-follow recipes for young people who have no prior knowledge of cooking. A definite requirement if you know someone or are planning to travel abroad and need some assistance in the kitchen.