When I heard about Michael Symon’s new cookbook, “5 in 5 For Every Season”, I couldn’t WAIT to get my hands on it. You might have heard that Michael Symon is a Clevelander. #ThisIsCLE. Being a Cleveland girl, I am ALL about supporting those amazing CLE talents! And being an amazing chef with some of my favorite restaurants (Lola, Lolita, B Spot…) in Cleveland, he also rocks it on The Chew!
The FIRST thing I noticed/loved is how the book is broken down into seasons. Brilliant, Symon. The best recipes with the season’s fresh produce are showcased. Why hasn’t someone thought of this before?
The SECOND thing I noticed/loved was that Symon shows you how to use 5 (main) ingredients that take about 5 minutes of heat. This isn’t going to take too long to prep some really delish dishes.
My first “5 in 5” from scratch meal I made was the White Bean Crostini with Arugula. And yes, it was as yummy as it sounds.
Just a little grilling of the bread…a little bit of heat cooking up the beans…and voila.
THIS is a cookbook that you need to own. You can be a beginner in the kitchen but will look like you are a top chef.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review but all opinions are my own.