Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking – Book Review
Last year I had the pleasure of travelling – via armchair – to the Miraval Resort & Spa when I reviewed the book Mindful Living by Miraval. As I flipped through the pages of that book, I remember vicariously partaking in all kinds of amazing experiences, but the one thing that stood out to me – as an armchair traveler – was the amazing food.
So – I could barely contain my excitement when I learned that the Miraval Resort & Spa’s Executive Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy had thrown open the doors of their kitchen and created a cookbook that brings the culinary delights of the Miraval into our own homes!
I now hold that book – Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking – in my hands and it is every bit as magical as I imagined it would be!
The first thing I want to share with you, as I flip through the recipes, is how good – how fresh – how re-creatable these recipes are. Sometimes, when you visit a fancy restaurant, you find strange dishes on the menu that you really have to be an adventurous eater to partake in. Not so with this book! If I had to characterize the recipes, I’d say the cookbook contains a lot of creative twists on everyday classics!
And the recipes themselves? They will make your mouth water! My husband cannot wait to try the Venison Chili and the Veal with Caramelized Pears and Sage. I’m looking forward to savoring the Roasted Corn Soup, the Roasted Vegetable and Sweet Potato Strudels, and the Trail Mix Cookies!
To sample a recipe, check out these Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes!
The book opens with some useful information from the chefs on:
- The Best Equipment For Sweet And Savory Cooking
- Kitchen Tips and Helpful Hints
- The Sweet And Savory Cooking Pantry
The recipe sections are divided as follows:
- Kim’s Breakfast Treats, Quick Breads, And Yeast Breads
- Justin’s Soups, Salads, And Appetizers
- Justin’s Main Dishess
- Miraval Basics, Accents, And Side Dishes
- Kim’s Cookies, Bars, And Baked Goods
- Kim’s Cakes, Custards, And Other Desserts
The recipes provide clear instructions and include serving sizes, calorie information, and nutritional breakdowns. The recipe photography is spectacular!
If you are looking for a cookbook that brings the delights of spa cuisine into your home – I highly recommend Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking to you!
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
About Justin Kline Macy and Kim Macy
Executive Chef Justin Macy and Executive Pastry Chef Kim Macy are not only partners to create delicious spa cuisine for our guests each day, they are also husband and wife. This dynamic duo leads the entire culinary team with a quiet confidence and genuine love for creating healthful dishes that don’t sacrifice flavor or texture. Justin and Kim have been featured in publications such as EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Epicurious.com, SpaFinder.com, Fitness Magazine, and SHAPE Magazine. Plus, they’ve been a part of television show filmings such as Giuliana & Bill, The Tennis Channel’s Fit to Hit, and The Dr. Oz Show.
For More Information:
- Visit the Miraval Resort Website.
- Connect with Miracal on Twitter.
- Miraval’s Sweet & Savory Cooking is available on Amazon.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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