Sep 042017
 

Guy Fieri Family Food by Guy Fieri

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks (October 11, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062244736
ISBN-13: 978-0062244734

The Food Network superstar and New York Times bestselling author dishes up flavorful All-American family-friendly meals for weeknights and weekends alike.

As one of Food Network’s biggest stars, Guy has taken America on a cross-country tour in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. He’s challenged great home chefs at their culinary expertise in Guy’s Grocery Games. He’s shared his greatest hits in Guy Fieri Food, and went all out in the great outdoors in Guy on Fire. Now, in Guy Fieri Family Food, he brings fun to the table with delectable dishes everyone will love.

Family meal planning couldn’t be easier with Guy’s tips, fun-filled ideas, and best-loved recipes. Influenced by his Californian background, this full-color cookbook is packed with fresh, flavorful recipes, fabulous photos, and, of course, Guy Fieri flair. Every family favorite is here, from burgers and sandwiches to grains and greens to pasta and noodles. Guy even includes chapters like One for the Week, a budget-friendly big weekend cook “that keeps on giving through the hectic workweek”; All Hands on Deck, with Kebab Night, Pizza Night, and a Chili Bar that get the kids involved; and Under Pressure, where hearty dishes are made in the pressure cooker in a fraction of the time they usually take.

Whether it’s Turkey and Roasted Poblano Burger with Crushed Avocado, Fire-Roasted Fieri Lasagna, Buffalo Chicken Soup, Sweet Italian Pepper Poppers, Balsamic BBQ Short Ribs, or Deep Fried Ice Cream “Boulders,” Guy Fieri Family Food includes tasty, crowd-pleasing meals that make weeknights easier, weekends more fun, and everything more delicious!

Guy Fieri Family Food is illustrated with color photos throughout.

Thoughts
I love Guy Fieri. I’ve been watching him from when he first started out on tv. He’s funny, likable, and is very entertaining. I also love his books.

But…this book didn’t interest me much at all. I didn’t find many recipes that I wanted to try, and that shocked me. Was it  just the mood I was in? Maybe, but I love food so I don’t know. Was it the long lists of ingredients and too many steps? I like the opposite.

I did love the cooking info,  family photos, and the stories about his family. I may pick this book up again sometime in the future to try it again because I have loved every book by Guy before this one.

  16 Responses to “Book Review:
Guy Fieri Family Food by Guy Fieri”

  1. I’ll bet it’s a fun book.

  2. Aw, too bad it didn’t meet your expectations.

  3. Vicki,
    Thank you for your honest review. Even though the recipes didn’t tempt you, it sounded like you enjoyed this book, overall.

  4. I’m intimidated by lengthy recipes but the rest of the book sounds worth a look-see!

  5. Hi Vicky, I’m so glad you reviewed this book. I’m a fan of Guy too, and I’ve been waning to check the one out. Have you been watching his current special series on Food Network? It’s a road trip with his family that includes some interesting food stops – of course. Check it out if you can.

  6. Doesn’t sound like one for me either. I like his shows, but long ingredient lists and lots of steps are usually just not worth it for me.

  7. I like cooking with family.

  8. Bummer. Too bad the recipes didn’t call to you. I think I’d like to look through it for the stories and photos, though.

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