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Cookbooks in the Pantry: Inspiralized


Inspiralized, by Ali Maffucci (2015)

Why I've kept it: Did you buy a Spiralizer when it was all the rage a couple of years ago? Do you make zoodles (zucchini noodles) instead of spaghetti? Did you know you can turn other vegetables into noodles, like celeriac and rutabaga and beets and chayote?

Until I picked up this book, I never made noodles out of anything except zucchini. Inspiralized opened my eyes. The recipes are imaginative, healthy, and visually beautiful, combining colors, textures and the interesting shapes that spiralized vegetables add to the plate. And the notes in the front section provide invaluable tips and techniques for processing different types of vegetables.

If you're finally tackling your holiday gift list in earnest, consider this cookbook paired with a Spiralizer or mandoline

Bookmarked, to try next: halibut en papillote with butternut squash, jicama-stuffed peppers with asiago, chicken banh mi with Sriracha Greek yogurt.

Do you have Inspiralized on your cookbook shelf?

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Ali also has a weekly email-Inspiralized. I have gotten some great ideas watching these videos. She could probably Inspiralize an M&M!

Would it take an electric powered one to do a celeriac? I would think would have to be quite fresh for manual one.
How about one of her unusual recipes ? Will she permit?

A downsizing friend gave me an Inspiralizer... and it's sitting on the kitchen counter, intimidating me. I did look at Ali's website, which has lots of her recipes. Now, am I 'Inspired'?

follow up: I gave the device to my daughter, who was thrilled!

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