My New Roots by Sarah Britton is everything a cookbook should be. The pictures are stunning, the recipes unique, and it lays open well which is pretty important in my opinion! It is full of plant-based recipes and is divided by seasons. It's perfect for leafing through for inspiration but it also has an index in the back so you don't have to remember what "season" the recipe you want is from.
The book is brimming with information on different ingredients and I was thrilled to see charts on how to cook more types of grains and legumes than I knew existed. It has step by step instructions for making nut butters, sprouting grains, making your own Ghee and more. That and the pictures was enough to make me fall in love. Everything about it makes me want to go to a farmer's market and cook my way through the seasons.
Now that I've said what I love about this book I need to mention one other thing. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet. I found all sorts of dishes that I want to make but most of them require produce I may not always have on hand or grains that aren't at my normal market. I'm slowly collecting ingredients and I see myself using the charts and basic instructions regularly but most of the recipes will be for special occasions or when I am in the mood for something fresh and new.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to cook with the seasons and explore new flavors (or anyone like me who gets excited by illustrated instructions on how to prepare chickpeas).
I received a copy of this book to review from Blogging for Books.