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30 review for Tasty the Cookbook

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    Unlike some other cookbooks I've received recently (Chrissy Teigen's and Ayesha Curry's), I am unable to give this one 5 stars. There are some things I wish could have been done better. But overall, I am pretty happy indeed with this cookbook. This is a crazy one to review because it is customizable: you get to choose 7 sections from a list of sections of recipes, ensuring that every customer will get a cookbook unique to them. Every section has 7 randomly chosen recipes within it, so the cookboo Unlike some other cookbooks I've received recently (Chrissy Teigen's and Ayesha Curry's), I am unable to give this one 5 stars. There are some things I wish could have been done better. But overall, I am pretty happy indeed with this cookbook. This is a crazy one to review because it is customizable: you get to choose 7 sections from a list of sections of recipes, ensuring that every customer will get a cookbook unique to them. Every section has 7 randomly chosen recipes within it, so the cookbook has 49 recipes total, chosen from the "favorite" most popular recipes people have loved from Tasty this year. I always see the delicious-looking Tasty videos on my Facebook homepage feed, and so I really wanted to purchase this to make at home. Thoughts below. Sections I picked: Best Desserts Ever, Appetizers, Pastas and Bakes, Salads and Sides, 5 Items or Less, Quick Eats, Proper Tasty. I wanted a well-rounded cookbook experience, so I included appetizers, sides and desserts. I'm not a super experienced cook (basically a rank amateur but trying to improve myself) and I don't have a ton of time to spend daily in the kitchen, so pastas, 5 ingredients or less, and quick eats appealed to me. I am also hugely interested in the foods of other cultures, so I chose Proper Tasty (recipes from England) to explore. Things I Really Liked: - The look. The cookbook is beautifully put together, hardcover on a spiral ring binding (or a cheaper, still-nice paperback option if you prefer), and the pictures and text layout are really appealing. Gets me excited to cook when I look at it! - The ability to choose my own sections. I haven't seen any cookbooks that are customizable before, and I loved that idea. I could have chosen sections with recipes that highlight specific ingredients (cheese, egg, avocado), sections for specific dietary preferences, recipes for kids, etc. - The variety of sections to choose from. You could choose 7 sections, but the list had about 15 different types of sections. I really liked that the customizability meant my book didn't have to include a vegetarian section when I'm not a vegetarian, just so Tasty can cover the people who are (not being a huge vegetables-only recipe fan, I'm glad I didn't get stuck with 7 recipes I wouldn't use much - I like my meat). And I liked that if I was a vegetarian, that was an option to choose! - The instructions and ingredients lists themselves were clear-cut and easy to follow. What do you need for this recipe? Boom, listed on the left. What are the steps to make it? Boom, in the center with a number list, straight and to the point. They also look extremely easy to follow, and won't intimidate less experienced cooks like myself! - The recipes have both a reasonable number of ingredients and feature usual ingredients that can be found in any grocery store. No spending ten million dollars on ten million ingredients or breaking the bank on a fancy ingredient you won't be able to use in anything else. Even recipes not in the "5 Items or Less" section don't have too many more ingredients. - I especially love that because the recipes were chosen from among the most popular Tasty recipes, they correspond to a Tasty video you can easily look up online. For those who don't know, Tasty videos are the videos you see on your feed where they show the entire recipe being cooked in fast-motion. I am super grateful for this, because if something isn't clear in the directions or you don't know how to do something, you can find the video and watch them do that step, and copy... I may or may not have had to look up a video as far as what the heck to do with peeling an avocado. - Yummy food! The few recipes I've made thus far from those included in my edition have been both easy and delicious. Things I Wish Could Be Improved in Future: - I wish I had been able to pick the actual recipes themselves from an offered list. While I appreciate the idea of Tasty making it easier on themselves production-wise by randomly selecting recipes for customers based on the most popular recipes, since there are only 7 recipes in each section I'd want to curate them myself. That way I could control for ingredients I dislike. I don't like artichokes, so there's one of my 7 Quick Eats recipes I won't be making. My boyfriend won't eat mushrooms, so that's an appetizer choice gone. We're not super fond of peanuts, so a pasta is now out of the equation. And with only 49 recipes, that pares it down quite a bit in the long run. - Similarly, choosing my own recipes controls for accidental similarity in the random choices. When I chose the "Quick Eats" and "5 Ingredients or Less" sections, I was envisioning simple pastas or chicken dishes or something to make for a weeknight dinner. I got a few of those, but mostly what I ended up getting was types of "breakfast cereal bars" or "chocolate covered strawberries". It's true that those are quick and have 5 ingredients or less, but I already chose the dessert section, so half my cookbook ended up basically being desserts. I love desserts, but I was really in this more for the meals and was disappointed with some of the random selections. - I would have loved to have seen more options for foreign food sections. The options were "Proper Tasty", which is English food, "Tasty Bien", which is Spanish, and "Tasty Demais", which is either Brazilian or Portuguese. I'm pretty sure from google searches that had I selected either the Spanish or Portuguese sections, the recipes would have been IN Spanish or Portuguese, leaving England as my only option. And I can see from the back of the book that they have Tasty teams in France, Japan, and Germany too. Why not make those cuisines options?? I would definitely have gone with one of those over Shepherd's Pie and other English-type food. Especially when one of those England recipes turned out to be Cheeseburger Cups. Like, I'm American. I've had plenty of cheeseburgers, thanks. - Because this is their first mass cookbook venture, there are small spelling misprints and the like that are kinda annoying in a finished product. Such as "Chicken Ceasar Pasta Salad". Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times on the floor of the Roman Senate; the least you can do is spell his damn Salad namesake correctly? ... I'm probably the only person who will ever be bothered by this. - Customer service. Again, this is their first cookbook venture, so they're getting all the kinks worked out. I sent a question to customer service about the foreign food section choices (the names are listed but not explained as to which type of cuisine they are. "Tasty Bien" - the word "bien" is used in both French and Spanish! What is "Tasty Demais"?? How would I know if I want it in my book? I only get to pick 7 sections; every choice is precious, people!). I got an automated reply back that they received my question, waited 3 days and resent it, got an automated response back like "here's what to do about shipping issues!" that in no way answered my question. It was only on my third (somewhat aggravated) try that I got an actual human who answered my actual question. I also saw all over Twitter that people were not getting their cookbooks shipped or they had gone missing in transit, or whatever. None of that happened to me, and part of it is probably also due to it being the Christmas season when I saw all of that, but something to keep in mind when purchasing and that Tasty should work on for future. Super long review! But to me, a good cookbook is threefold: it shouldn't be rocket science to make the food, it shouldn't cost an arm and a leg (either for the cookbook or for the ingredients), and the most important end result should be tasty food. All three of these were satisfied for me, so with the format improvements that need to be made above, my final rating rounded out to 4 stars. Would recommend with some reservations.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Zwart Raafje

    In het Nederlands bij Uitgeverij Kosmos verschenen als Tasty kookboek - alles wat je nu wilt maken. Wat me als eerste opviel was dat dit een ander boek is geworden dan ik had verwacht. Net als vele anderen leerde ik Tasty kennen via de filmpjes die soms in mijn Facebook-feed opduiken. Eén van hen (hun Witte Chocoladefudge met Oreokoekjes) maak ik zelfs af en toe op verzoek klaar voor vriendinnen. Mijn verwachtingen van dit boek waren dan ook gebaseerd op basis van van deze korte, uitnodigende fil In het Nederlands bij Uitgeverij Kosmos verschenen als Tasty kookboek - alles wat je nu wilt maken. Wat me als eerste opviel was dat dit een ander boek is geworden dan ik had verwacht. Net als vele anderen leerde ik Tasty kennen via de filmpjes die soms in mijn Facebook-feed opduiken. Eén van hen (hun Witte Chocoladefudge met Oreokoekjes) maak ik zelfs af en toe op verzoek klaar voor vriendinnen. Mijn verwachtingen van dit boek waren dan ook gebaseerd op basis van van deze korte, uitnodigende filmpjes die het best zijn samen te vatten als eenvoudig, makkelijk én snel. De recepten in dit boek zijn stuk voor stuk haalbaar maar sommige van hen bleken uitvoeriger te zijn dan ik had verwacht. Enkele van deze uitvoerige omschrijvingen zorgen er ook voor dat een recept omslachtiger lijkt dat het is en dat is nu net het tegenovergestelde van wat ik had verwacht op basis van de bekende, beknopte filmpjes die zo eigen zijn aan Tasty. ... Mijn volledige recensie kan je hier terugvinden.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Eleanor

    Absolutely love this cook book, the pictures are bright and grab your attention. Its really easy to follow and has some amazing recipes.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Gulisane

    Most recipes were too ingredient intensive or too work intensive to be worth attempting. I love Tasty's suggestions, but these recipes don't transfer well to a family dinner routine. Most recipes were too ingredient intensive or too work intensive to be worth attempting. I love Tasty's suggestions, but these recipes don't transfer well to a family dinner routine.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Miss.Nerdstagram

    Tasty ist ja vor allem in den Sozialen Medien sehr bekannt für ihre einfachen Koch- und Backvideos. Ein paar davon habe auch ich schon in der Vergangenheit ausprobiert. Als ich dann das „Ultimativ Tasty“ Buch gesehen habe wusste ich es, dass ich es in meinen Besitz bringen muss. Ihr müsst dazu natürlich wissen ich bin keine sehr große Köchin. Ich habe es auch schon geschafft Wasser anbrennen zu lassen. Fragt bitte nicht wie… Dieses Kochbuch ist einfach ideal für Helden wie mich. Denn hier wird all Tasty ist ja vor allem in den Sozialen Medien sehr bekannt für ihre einfachen Koch- und Backvideos. Ein paar davon habe auch ich schon in der Vergangenheit ausprobiert. Als ich dann das „Ultimativ Tasty“ Buch gesehen habe wusste ich es, dass ich es in meinen Besitz bringen muss. Ihr müsst dazu natürlich wissen ich bin keine sehr große Köchin. Ich habe es auch schon geschafft Wasser anbrennen zu lassen. Fragt bitte nicht wie… Dieses Kochbuch ist einfach ideal für Helden wie mich. Denn hier wird alles Schritt für Schritt erklärt. Es gibt sogar noch extra Erklärungskästchen zu bestimmten Fachbegriffen oder Tipps zu bestimmten Techniken, was sich schon als sehr hilfreich für Anfänger wie mich erwiesen hat. Als ich das Buch erhalten habe, habe ich natürlich erst Mal nur durchgeblättert und mit Haftmarker markiert welche Rezepte ich unbedingt ausprobieren will und ein paar davon habe ich auch schon getestet und würde euch gerne mal von meinem ersten Eindruck erzählen. Zuerst wollte ich natürlich mit etwas ganz Einfachem anfangen, wo am besten nichts schief gehen kann. Idealerweise mit wenigen Zutaten und wenig Aufwand. Das perfekte Rezept dafür war „Einfacher Makkaroni Käse-Eintopf“, mit sieben Zutaten, wovon vier davon Stammgast bei uns zu Hause sind und nur vier Schritten zum Erfolg, war es das ideale Rezept. Ich hielt mich an der Anleitung und es lief alles wie geschmiert. Die Käsemakkaronis sind super lecker und cremig geworden. Nur eine Sache hat mir nicht so ganz gefallen, der Käse wurde bröselig, sobald sich die Makkaronis abgekühlt haben. Das sah irgendwie nicht ganz appetitlich aus und hat auch nicht sonderlich gut geschmeckt. Auf dem Rezept steht ja auch, dass mit den angegebenen Mengen angaben, sechs Personen gefüttert werden können. Dies war auch definitiv der Fall. Ich habe für zwei Personen gekocht und hatte also noch reichlich über, da ich es sonst immer gewohnt war, zum Beispiel wenn ich mit Maggi-Fix Produkten gekocht habe, die Angabe 3 Personen/Portionen nur „Me, Myself and I“ sein konnte. Nun da das erste Rezept gelungen war und das Wochenende nahte, dachte ich mir „Pancakes zum Frühstück wären doch mal nicht schlecht!“. Gesagt, getan. Das Rezept „Fantastisch fluffige Pancakes“ sollte das nächste Versuchskaninchen sein. Das Rezept sah viel versprechend aus, fast alle Zutaten nutzte ich auch für die Pancakes, die ich sonst immer gemacht habe, nur mit anderen Mengen angaben. Selbstverständlich habe ich mir auch hier dabei nichts gedacht und habe blind dem Rezept vertraut, naja bis zu dem Zeitpunkt, an dem ich das Backpulver hinzugegeben habe. Denn 45 Gramm Backpulver stellten sich als ganz schön viel heraus und das Rezept, dass ich gewöhnlicher Weise nutzte, verlangte für zwei Portionen nur einen halben Teelöffel Backpulver. Außerdem war in diesem Rezept auch kein Zucker gefragt. Dennoch handelte ich nach dem Rezept und zwar Schritt für Schritt. Der Teig sah wirklich fluffig aus, schmeckte aber furchtbar stark nach Backpulver, wie ja eigentlich schon bereits erwartet wurde. Dennoch machte ich weiter. Genau nach Anleitung wurde der erste Pancake 15 Minuten lang gebacken, im Rezept stand nichts davon, dass man es mal wenden sollte, als ich aber mal den Boden nach 10 Minuten gecheckt habe und es langsam verbrannt zu riechen begann entschied ich mich, den Pancake zu wenden und auf der anderen Seite weitere 5 Minuten zu backen. Beim Probiertest viel der erste Pancake leider durch, denn trotz dass er 15 Minuten gebacken wurde war er nicht durch. Der zweite wurde dann 20 Minuten gebacken, beim Probiertest viel auch der durch, wir haben ihn noch mal 10 Minuten backen lassen und er war dennoch nicht durch. Von dem Geschmack ja mal ganz abgesehen, denn man schmeckte quasi nur Backpulver. Nach zwei weiteren Versuchen entschied ich mich dann dafür, dass ich zu hungrig bin, um es weiter zu versuchen. Das dritte Rezept, dass ich ausprobiert habe, war schon etwas anspruchsvoller, zwar lief es mit den Pancakes ja nicht so super, aber ich wollte dennoch gerne etwas Neues ausprobieren. Da meine Familie an Ostern zu Besuch kommen sollte, wählte ich also eine Nebenspeise, die sich auch ganz gut als Finger-Food eignen sollte. Die „Frittierte Teufelseier“ hatte ich schon etwas länger im Blick und deshalb wurden sie erwählt. Die Vorbereitung ging sehr schnell vom Tisch, doch ich hatte in meinem Leben noch nie was paniert, es dann noch zu frittieren hatte mich leicht überfordert. Meine Mutter kam mir also zur Hilfe, sie frittierte, während ich panierte und das lief wirklich super! Zwar hatte ich sehr komische klumpige panierte Finger am Ende und ich hätte euch das Bild gerne gezeigt, doch eins zu machen war natürlich mit den schmuddel Fingerchen nicht möglich. Die Eier kamen super gut an, die Idee gekochte Eier zu frittieren fanden alle sehr neu und erfrischend und brachte mir einiges Lob. An dieser Stelle schon mal Dankeschön Tasty, ich wurde zum ersten Mal von meiner Familie, fürs kochen gelobt! Wow! Fazit: Das Tasty Kochbuch ist wirklich sehr schön gestaltet, die Bilder und Infokästchen, konnten mich beim Kochprozess super unterstützen. Es ist eine Ansammlung von verschiedenen einfachen Rezepten, aus verschiedenen Küchen, von der Vorspeise bis zum Nachtisch ist für jedem etwas dabei. Die Rezepte sind sehr übersichtlich gestaltet und einfach gehalten. Natürlich ist es immer schade, wenn ein Rezept misslingt, aber das kann ja an den verschiedensten Faktoren liegen. Als jemand der früher mal Wasser anbrennen lassen hat glaubt mir ich kenne den Frust nur zu gut. Das Pancake Rezept hat mich hier zwar wirklich enttäuscht, aber dafür haben andere Rezepte mich um so glücklicher gemacht. Ich werde das Kochbuch auf jeden Fall weiterhin verwenden und so auch hoffentlich meinen eigenen Koch und Back Horizont etwas erweitern können.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Nease

    As an armchair chef interested in maybe branching out into actually doing something, a cookbook with a subtitle like 'how to cook basically anything' is naturally going to appeal to me. And when that cookbook has a genuinely well-rounded selection ranging from stuff you can cobble together from microwavable frozen shit to culinary pillars like beef Wellington, and with ingredients ranging far beyond your mama's pantry, it's a damn good place to start. And given that a cookbook's lot in life is t As an armchair chef interested in maybe branching out into actually doing something, a cookbook with a subtitle like 'how to cook basically anything' is naturally going to appeal to me. And when that cookbook has a genuinely well-rounded selection ranging from stuff you can cobble together from microwavable frozen shit to culinary pillars like beef Wellington, and with ingredients ranging far beyond your mama's pantry, it's a damn good place to start. And given that a cookbook's lot in life is to sit open on a counter and get flour and water and any manner of other unholy nonsense all over it, I also feel the need to point out that the actual physical book is a good, sturdy hardcover with big square pages that can easily be opened wide. Now, it's not perfect. As someone might expect from something published by BuzzFeed, especially where food is concerned, there is a bit of Hipster-ick soaked into it -- a reference to ' 'gramming,' the occasional odd interjection of the 'awesome sauce' or 'amazeballs' variety, though I can't remember if those specifically were used; the word 'Friendsgiving' rears its ugly head right in the frontpaper -- but not too much, and maybe that appeals to ninety percent of their target audience, but I'm not one of them. On the other hand, the Hitchiker's Guide 'don't panic' tone was distinctly encouraging. So, in sum... a great starter cookbook for our times, and I would recommend to anyone interested in cooking or cooking more.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tamara Côté

    I ordered one, and I love tasty don't get me Wrong. But it cost a bit of money especially shipping to Canada, and you don't have any say in the recipes. You can choose the categories, but they include a lot so the recipes they choose aren't always great. Out of the 7 categories I chose, there may be 1 recipe in each that I would even make. Under one category over half the recipes are mostly made from 1 vegetable (chickpeas), which I don't eat, so there's a whole category almost that I can't use. I ordered one, and I love tasty don't get me Wrong. But it cost a bit of money especially shipping to Canada, and you don't have any say in the recipes. You can choose the categories, but they include a lot so the recipes they choose aren't always great. Out of the 7 categories I chose, there may be 1 recipe in each that I would even make. Under one category over half the recipes are mostly made from 1 vegetable (chickpeas), which I don't eat, so there's a whole category almost that I can't use. They should have options to avoid certain recipes that have certain items, and which items you want the recipes to have.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Daniplx

    Would have been a 4.5 cookbook, as there is a lot of recipes I want to try and they don't seem over the top crazy or hard, but it got dropped to a 4 because there were too many instances of the font being hard to read over the backdrop. Overall a great addition to my cookbook shelf. Would have been a 4.5 cookbook, as there is a lot of recipes I want to try and they don't seem over the top crazy or hard, but it got dropped to a 4 because there were too many instances of the font being hard to read over the backdrop. Overall a great addition to my cookbook shelf.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Heydi Smith

    This is a gorgeous book but I had very little interest in the recipes in this book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mel

    This was a much better cookbook than their first. The recipes were pretty easy to follow, and well written.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    Books like this are exactly why I'm so thankful for libraries. Out of the whole book, I only ended up finding eight recipes even remotely interesting. Books like this are exactly why I'm so thankful for libraries. Out of the whole book, I only ended up finding eight recipes even remotely interesting.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Deborah

    3.5 The blue font used for some of the commentary is hard to read.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Lots of simple and delicious recipes that do not disappoint!

  14. 5 out of 5

    afewsocks

    Everything Tasty does is 👌🏼

  15. 5 out of 5

    ananyaa

    I've always loved Tasty's videos, but this is even better! Love how images are incorporated into it. Great recipes that are authentic, ameteur friendly, and TASTY! I've always loved Tasty's videos, but this is even better! Love how images are incorporated into it. Great recipes that are authentic, ameteur friendly, and TASTY!

  16. 4 out of 5

    TISHA

    This book is amazing. Everything sounds delicious. I can't wait to try out these recipes. This book is amazing. Everything sounds delicious. I can't wait to try out these recipes.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Trish

    All types of recipes for many different cooks.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Paula

    Many recipes beyond my interest but I did find a few to try, specifically Cranberry Brie Pull apart Holiday Bread, pg 290.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    I ordered the Tasty Cookbook on a whim. Probably because I see all of those recipes on social media ALL THE TIME. I basically had to buy it. I didn't like that I couldn't see reviews ahead of time. And the book is so customizable that everyone probably got different combinations. These are the sections I picked: light meals, salads and sides, one pot wonders, five items or less, quick eats, avocado and vegetarian meals. I was waffling on picking an egg section. I almost skipped the vegetarian sec I ordered the Tasty Cookbook on a whim. Probably because I see all of those recipes on social media ALL THE TIME. I basically had to buy it. I didn't like that I couldn't see reviews ahead of time. And the book is so customizable that everyone probably got different combinations. These are the sections I picked: light meals, salads and sides, one pot wonders, five items or less, quick eats, avocado and vegetarian meals. I was waffling on picking an egg section. I almost skipped the vegetarian section because I figured it would be all cheese. What I liked: It is COOL to be able to pick your sections. I would have liked a vegan section. Or more choices. Dairy free, for example. Or to choose the recipes. Maybe next year? The book itself is bound well. It's heavy and opens easily. So points for printing and just being a good book. There are lots of pictures. (Plus) I marked 5 or six recipes I want to try (about normal for a cookbook for me). I've had it for about 3 weeks and have tried one recipe that was okay. (Chocolate chip banana pancakes). Also, it's good that the recipes contain easy to find ingredients. I hate spending a fortune on ingredients I've never heard of and will never use again. I missed the recipe explanation that most books have on top. What this recipe is for (rainy days) or what it was inspired by (college drunk experiment). This book has none of that and I'm not really wowed by recipes and feel like some might have mistakes in them, like a breakfast recipe that says it serves 12-14, when it looks like it serves 4-6 to me. We'll see how the recipes turn out. They look OKAY to me (not too crazy or off by a long shot in how to prepare.) I don't really think it was worth the $29 I paid for it, but I've seen worse cookbooks.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mohamed Gamal

    I ordered and it has been 9 weeks and it did not arrive. a very bad client service and zero contact. waste of time and money

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Vincent Fisher

  22. 4 out of 5

    Larilyn

  23. 4 out of 5

    Osa Nguyen

  24. 4 out of 5

    Roy Robinson

  25. 5 out of 5

    Maddie

  26. 5 out of 5

    Shelby McGinnis

  27. 4 out of 5

    Maya

  28. 5 out of 5

    May

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jenna Fisher

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