2016: a year of reviews

My Cookbook Addiction reviews


My office is where I write my cookbook reviews.  Actually, I call it my cookbook room as an office implies I am working, and for me writing reviews is not work but rather a learning experience.

Each book I review is a journey with stories being told by the recipes. This past year I strolled through Monet’s kitchen gardens (Monet’s Palate), had afternoon tea (The Royals), ventured into cooking Chinese recipes (Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees), met the farmers in l’îsle d’Orléans (Farmers in Chef Hats), made fig preserves (Preservation Society Home Preserves), baked star cookies in memory of a great pastry chef, Gina Di Palma (Dolce Italiano), made seafood stuffed pasta shells (Per la Famiglia) for the first time, and baked the most delicious molasses cookies (Crosby’s Simple Fare). I have also added a few special items to my kitchen which I use daily (Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide).

You can read about these experiences, by browsing through the Cookbook Reviews and Other Products sections of this blog.


Food Bloggers of Canada cookbook reviews

I also write cookbook reviews for the Cookbook Corner section on the Food Bloggers of Canada website which features Canadian authored cookbooks.  Not only did I experience cooking some of the best recipes, I also learned about the diversity of Canadian cuisine and its culture.

Just click on the links below the books to read the reviews.

2017 Reviews

Come and join me on my journey when I will be exploring the cuisine of  Egypt, Sicily, Cuba, Persia and the Medieval era, experiment cooking with exotic spices as well as bread making and lots of baking for My Cookbook Addiction.

Sitting at my desk, I am surrounded by shelves packed with cookbooks I have been collecting for years and the overflow are stacked on one side of my desk and on the floor.  My dog, Maya, has to maneuver around them to find a spot to nap. This is heaven!

I wish you all a Happy New Year and thank you for joining me on my cookbook adventures.

2016 Cookbook Giveaway 

People often ask me what my favourite cookbook is.  It’s difficult to answer as each cookbook has its own unique story and recipes, but Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky is definitely one of my favourites.  This is one cookbook you want on your bookshelves.  Thanks to Appetite Random House, I have an extra copy to give away.

Giveaway Rules

Giveaway open to Canada and US residents only.

Winner will be required to answer a skill-testing question.

To enter

Reply to the question in the Rafflecopter below.  Good luck!

Winner will be announced on My Cookbook Addiction Facebook Page on January 8th, 2017.


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32 Responses to 2016: a year of reviews

  1. Blake Kaplan December 31, 2016 at 8:40 pm #
    I have not made flapper pie. My favorite pie is Kentucky Derby pie, pecan pie with chocolate chips in it.
    • Liliana January 2, 2017 at 11:45 pm #
      I never tasted Kentucky Derby pie, but I must one day. Who can resist a pie with pecans, chocolate and bourbon?
  2. Mona C December 31, 2016 at 8:47 pm #
    Unfortunately I've never made flapper pie before. My favourite pie is Coconut Cream Pie :)
    • Liliana January 2, 2017 at 11:43 pm #
      If you love Coconut Cream Pie, you will love the Flapper Pie. They're both cream based.
  3. Jessica December 31, 2016 at 11:36 pm #
    I have no idea what a flapper pie is but I guess I'll figure it out if i win the cookbook 😊
    • Liliana January 2, 2017 at 11:40 pm #
      I didn't know what it was until I reviewed the cookbook. It's a Canadian Prairie speciality you would love!
  4. Mildred January 1, 2017 at 6:50 am #
    I have never made a flapper pie myself, but I have had a slice when another family member made one. My favorite pie to bake is an apple pie from scratch
    • Liliana January 2, 2017 at 11:38 pm #
      Apple Pie from scratch is my favourite pie too!
  5. Silvana wilson January 1, 2017 at 6:13 pm #
    I want this book!
    • Liliana January 2, 2017 at 11:46 pm #
      It's a great cookbook. I'm sure you will love it!
  6. Jonnie January 1, 2017 at 9:56 pm #
    I have never tried Flapper Pie. My favorite is lemon meringue.
  7. missbobloblaw January 2, 2017 at 6:55 am #
    I have never made a flapper pie. I love homemade apple pie- yum!!
  8. Amy Heffernan January 2, 2017 at 10:51 pm #
    No I have never. Apple pie is my fav! Thanks!
  9. Susan D January 3, 2017 at 4:21 am #
    No, I have not made a Flapper Pie. My favorite pie depends on the time of year. For example, if peaches are in season, peach pie is a favorite choice to bake, while at apple harvest time, apple pie it is!
  10. Bridget Oland January 3, 2017 at 2:06 pm #
    I love the retro feel of this book. I received a copy at FBC2016 but gave it away through work. I'd love to have my own copy :)
  11. Steph January 3, 2017 at 3:56 pm #
    I have no idea what a flapper pie was!! My fav pie is cheesecake (it's a pie!!)
  12. Carolsue January 4, 2017 at 8:17 am #
    I have never even heard of a Flapper Pie, but it sounds good. I like strawberry rhubarb pie!
  13. Stephanie January 5, 2017 at 4:31 am #
    I've never made a flapper pie before but I really want to try! My favourite pie is a coconut cream pie, or a pecan pie. :)
  14. francesca January 5, 2017 at 7:56 pm #
    the one thing I have learned to master is custards! I could use a piece right about now, especially being 7 months pregnant and craving sweets ;)
  15. Jennifer Essad January 5, 2017 at 7:56 pm #
    I've not made a flapper pie or heard of one before reading your posts. I've always loved apple pie, deep dish with a crumb topping
  16. filippo January 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm #
    I'm not sure what a flapper pie is, but I haven't met a pie I don't like! this would be a neat recipe book!
  17. Elizabeth January 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm #
    Flapper pie? Sounds amazing to me! I neeeeed to try it!! Would love to try it out and let you know how it turns out!
  18. gaetano January 5, 2017 at 8:22 pm #
    my favourite pie is apple-pie a' la mode! warm pie with cold vanilla ice cream. I'm curious to see what other kinds of pies are out there.
  19. Evelyne CulturEatz January 5, 2017 at 8:48 pm #
    I wanted thi book at FBC but did notr get it. Fingers crossed. nope no flapper pies crossed my kitchen. I love pecan and REAL blueberry pies.
  20. Jessica January 5, 2017 at 10:18 pm #
    I've never made flapper pie, but I hope to some day! My absolute favourite pie is a fluffy banana cream pie.
  21. Annamaria January 6, 2017 at 2:18 am #
    My favorite pie is Apple, like most people on this blog. This book would be a great addition to my library.
  22. claudia January 6, 2017 at 2:35 am #
    i have many dessert cookbooks but none on pies! i would love to get this
  23. elizabeth January 6, 2017 at 3:25 pm #
    this sounds like a great book! who doesn't like pies?
  24. gaetano January 6, 2017 at 3:26 pm #
    my favourite is apple pie a la mode - the cold ice cream on the warm pie is the best! this book will be well used.
  25. Margie Hunter January 6, 2017 at 11:11 pm #
    I never heard of a Flapper Pie until I read your post. I love love love learning new cooking and baking things! My favorite pie is key lime.
  26. Erika Chilton January 6, 2017 at 11:46 pm #
    I have never made a Flapper Pie, but I'm willing to try it! My favorite pie is a strawberry cream pie.
  27. Lushka Smith January 7, 2017 at 3:27 pm #
    I've never made a flapper pie or even tatsted one. My favourite is pumpkin pie.

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