The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier

3.2/5, 3.2 from 12 reviews
Ree Drummond
0061997188 (ISBN13: 978-0061997181)
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  1. Angel Sweetie Pie
    Most of the recipes are meat-centric
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Sep 16, 2018
    I have to give it to Ree. In this day and age when people are starving themselves with diet and looking for food that burns fat, Ree comes out with this type of book.

    I had heard a lot about this book and went ahead and bought my copy. When I went over the recipes, I was astounded. These are hearty recipes that contain a lot of meat, cheese, fat, cream, etc. Though the title itself gives away what type of recipes the book is going to provide, I never realized it would be this much. I have no issues with cream or cheese, but most of the recipes focus on red meat.

    Besides, this book is not for vegetarians or vegans. So being a vegetarian, most of the recipes are useless to me, but my family loves it. When I prepare food based on this cookbook, I have to either starve or prepare separate food for me, which I prefer not to. Ree could have included a few more recipes that had less meat and more fruits and vegetables. The recipes also are not something new. I have come across these recipes in other cookbooks.

    This book is excellent material for newbie cooks. But for old hands like me, it was just another cookbook. I gave this book as a gift to my nephew, who loves it and tries out new recipes almost every week.