Review ~ Plated Cookbook


The more than 125 inventive, repertoire-building recipes in Plated will help you cook and eat food you love without having to think so hard about it. Every dish here will work no matter how much (or little) time you have to cook, whether it’s quick dinner on a Monday for two or a backyard barbecue for a crowd.  The recipes are all rooted in a core technique—think One-Pan Roasted Chicken, Slow-Simmered Turkey Chili, or Cheesy Baked Penne—but can also be customized according to peak produce and just what you’re in the mood for. Step-by-step prep instructions and menu ideas take the stress out of cooking, so you know exactly what to do and when. Here, too, are ways for you to stretch these recipes, like basic marinades and spice rubs that can be used on almost anything, reinventions for leftovers, big-batch make-aheads, company-worthy feasts, and perfect sides. Plated is sure to become a well-loved, sauce-splattered staple in your kitchen.

When I got this cookbook, I was very impressed with the layout and the easy of use. I didn’t even know that “Plated” was a home meal delivery service. This is a beginner through advanced cookbook. It gives you a recipe and how to cook it, but also gives you an extensive list of quick sauces, marinades, rubs, dressings, drink, meals and desserts. It start with the basic cooking tips, cookware must haves and what to have in your pantry. It has been a fun cookbook to have, because in my family we have beginner, intermediate and advanced cooks and this book have provided us with various recipes that anyone of us can easily make, without being intimidated.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


Letty is the other half to a multicultural family. Mother to Jonah and wife to Jonathan. Blogger at Desafio In The City a Lifestyle blog, focusing on green living, recipes, DIY, reviews and giveaways. Letty enjoys reading, dancing and crocheting.