Tuesday, 10 March 2015

"Good Food, Good Life" by Curtis Stone | Book Review

Good Food, Good Life by Curtis Stone
Curtis Stone loves food, and he wants you to be able to love it as well. For him, food isn't just something you ingest - it's an experience. Food brings people together, whether it be for drinks and a snack with friends, or for a hearty feast with the whole family. His passion for food is very clear, and he seems to genuinely want to spread love through food.

His new cookbook, Good Food, Good Life: 130 Simple Recipes You'll Love to Make and Eat, includes recipes you can make for all manner of occasions. The book is divided into the following categories: Light Meals, Dinners, Sides, Sweets, In the Morning, Snacks, and Drinks. Each chapter begins with an anecdote about what the food means to him, which is a nice personal touch.

There's a lot of variety in the recipes in this book, and most of them use ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store. I've made a few recipes so far, and all of them were pretty easy to accomplish - and they were delicious!

I made the Grilled Vegetable Salad with Curry-Yogurt Vinaigrette (p. 8), which was very yummy on its own, but I added some goat cheese for a nice variation. The Veggie Flatbread Sandwich with Feta-Yogurt Spread (p. 34), which I had on the Grilled Flatbreads with Garlic-Rosemary Oil (p. 230), was a scrumptious, refreshing sandwich that I'll probably be having often this summer. The Maple-Glazed Planked Salmon (p. 85) was so good; the maple brine soaked through the whole fillet for a beautifully sweet taste - it was a hit with my whole family.

I love a good cookbook, but there are always some recipes that work out and some that don't. With Good Food, Good Life, I've been really pleasantly surprised because everything I've tried so far has been so tasty and simple to make!

What's your favourite recipe to make at home?

*This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review.
Photos 1-2 by nikkitheknack. Banner courtesy Penguin Random House Canada.


  1. Ah those meals that you cooked look delicious! I saw this in chapters and was flipping through it and it looks like a really good read! :D Great review!

    1. I assure you they were ;D Maybe the next time you come over, we can make something! Thank you :)

  2. So delicious! It makes me want to read (and eat) my way through the rest of this book. Mmm.