“Simple Real Food”/2nd edition by Amanda Cushman ( is a breath of fresh air in an increasingly complex and complicated world!

The author demonstrates her belief that “cooking is love” with a wide range of classic recipes drawn from several cultures, emphasizing fresh from the market seasonal ingredients and presented in simple, yet elegant fashion . These are meal ideas readers can enjoy on a daily basis as well as for entertaining or special occasions. Herman Blanke’s vivid photography nicely complements such classics dishes as Warm Beet Salad, Gazpacho, Pork Tenderloin with Soy Ginger Glaze, and Poached Pears with Red Wine Syrup.  For beginning cook or accomplished chef, “Simple Real Food” offers a lovely treasury of non-complicated recipes that satisfy the eyes as well as the stomach.

“Simple Real Food” by Amanda Cushman – Gotta Love It!