Goodreads Synopsis: Cooks and gardeners love combining basil, garlic, olive oil, nuts, and parmesan cheese. But why stop at basil? Author Olwen Woodier explores the full potential of herbal purées, sauces, and pastes by introducing other favorite herbs, including rosemary, mint, parsley, tarragon, and cilantro, and then moves beyond herbs to incorporate greens, chiles, and nuts in dozens of recipes for fresh sauces from around the globe. An additional 67 recipes show how to incorporate pestos into every meal of the day — even dessert!
I was so thrilled to get an ARC of this cookbook, and I’m so excited to share my review with you all today. Thank you to NetGalley!
The Pesto Cookbook is a book I fully intend to buy eventually, and I don’t say that lightly. I have a very hard time following recipes, so I generally don’t use a lot of cookbooks, despite having almost a dozen. But this book taught me so much about making pestos and purees. Before this I figured you made pestos for pasta, occasionally put it on chicken or fish and that’s about it. But this book has so many awesome uses for pesto!
Woodier formats her book in a really easy to read, easy to use way. She briefly talks about how to grow your own ingredients, and then she has recipes for the various pesto she uses. Then on top of that she has recipes for dishes to use the said pesto in! This cookbook is jam packed with tasty ideas and useful information.
Needless to say, I really enjoyed this book. I gave it four stars on Goodreads and I think anyone who wants to learn how to make better pesto will find this book extremely useful.