The New American Heart Association Cookbook – Book Review
When the American Heart Association published the first edition of The American Heart Association Cookbook in 1973, they anticipated that Americans needed a trustworthy source for heart-healthy food. At the time, however, they had no idea how deep the public’s hunger for delicious, nutritional food ran – but they were about to find out.
The first edition sold so well that, in 1975, they released a new, expanded second edition of the cookbook, which only increased their readers’ appetite for more recipes.
Now, 44 years and more than 3 million copies later, The New American Heart Association Cookbook is available for your culinary consumption!
The 9th edition of The New American Heart Association Cookbook has been revised and updated, growing with each passing edition – but in many ways, the book hasn’t aged a bit! For instance, the cookbook now contains more than 800 recipes with more than 100 of them being new and 250 of them refreshed from previous editions (which means that the ingredients or cooking techniques have been updated to reflect new ingredients, spices, herbs or different cooking techniques) – but many of the recipes are still your tried and true familiar favorites.
The recipes in the New American Heart Association Cookbook contain expanded nutritional information (compared to the early versions) to help you make the best selections for your dietary needs, and the book’s overall content focuses on quick and easy cooking methods such as slow-cooker and one-pan recipes.
The most striking similarity between this new edition and previous books – and the biggest area in which the cookbook could be improved in future editions – is the complete lack of photographs, which is a major omission in a contemporary cookbook.
Nonetheless, The New American Heart Association Cookbook is a reliable cookbook whose recipes hold strong generational appeal. It deserves a place in your kitchen.
I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.
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