Cook The Part: Cookbook Review

As a food blogger it is normal to see stacks of cookbooks in every corner of your home.  With technology today, many cookbooks are enjoyed virtually.  So with your e-reader happy,  time to fill those empty spaces in your home with a new tchotchke.  So of course adding to my collection is totally normal, right?

My hubby and I love cooking together, and we love cooking with friends.  When we are cooking with a group, we each will take on a cooking task.  It is more fun cooking with a group of friends, you can make more food, and still eat at a normal time.

Cook The Part: Cookbook Review

Today I am excited to share Cook The Part: Cookbook with you.  In the book you choose which theme you want to cook.  We decided to keep the dinner light, and healthy.  With Summer upon us, grilling was our first choice to avoid turning on our oven.  So for this lovely dinner we took a trip to Athens!

Cook The Part: Cookbook Review

Greek Salad with Homemade Greek Salad Dressing

Cook The Part: Cookbook has a unique layout from your normal cookbook.  This book was designed specifically for cooking with groups of people.  First, you decide what you all are hungry for, Italian, Spanish, Athens, etc.  Then you divide your group into teams, each group is given a cooking task with step-by-step instructions.

Cook The Part: Cookbook Review

Grilled Asparagus

Each recipe shares times, and when they should be started, to ensure everything is cooked together.  For example, the Athens dinner when prepared by each team member, should take from start to finish 2 1/2 hours.  Definitely, cooking in teams means you are not stuck in the kitchen all day trying to prepare a large meal for a group.

Cook The Part: Cookbook Review

Chicken Souvlaki with a yogurt based marinade

Since you will not be stuck in the kitchen all day preparing a delicious meal, time to grab a glass of wine.  With this dinner, a white wine complimented the flavors of the lemon and oregano perfectly.  We enjoyed a Sauvignon Blanc and a Pinot Grigio, both were perfect with the meal.

Cook The Part: Cookbook Review

Glyka (Spoon Sweets)

Every dinner MUST end with dessert!  This dessert is simple to make, and filled with gorgeous flavors.  Glyka is Greek yogurt topped with caramelized walnuts, dates, and honey.  They recommend using a high quality honey for the recipe.  So I used my favorite local honey, Cloister Honey.  For the recipe I used Cloister’s Wildflower Honey, it was perfect for this recipe!

We loved using the cookbook, and found it fun to use, and so easy to follow!  I actually booked marked so many recipes I look forward to trying soon!  You can follow Cook The Part on Twitter and Facebook.

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Disclaimer: I was given this book in an ebook form to review, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

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  • Liz

    I love, love the idea of interactive cooking! What fun! And the dishes from this cookbook all look amazing. I’m especially loving that gorgeous Greek salad!

  • It sounds like a wonderful book, Terra. I love those grilled green asparagus!

  • Hotly Spiced

    All the food looks amazing but I particularly love the image of the grilled asparagus. How beautiful and green it is! I love Greek cuisine and your images make it look extremely inviting xx

  • kitchenriffs

    One can never have too many cookbooks! And this one looks wonderful — and a lot of fun to use. Love that salad!

  • What a fun cookbook! I love cooking with others even though I don’t do it too often. The hardest part is getting that timing right so that everything is ready at the same time. Need to check out this book. Thanks! Love all of the food you made!

  • Susan Pridmore

    I love this idea for a cookbook! It’s so fun to have cooking parties 🙂