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The Bare Bones Broth ook ook

Au­thors: Kather­ine & ryan har­vey Pub­lisher: harper Wave Price: rM129.90

This en­ter­tain­ing book of­fers plenty of in­for­ma­tion on the ba­sics of mak­ing bone broth. It also con­tains loads of use­ful in­for­ma­tion about the nu­mer­ous health ben­e­fits and cook­ing tech­niques as­so­ci­ated with broth. An added bonus? The amaz­ing recipe selections in the book – which range from pure broths to dishes which in­cor­po­rate broths into their core, like the de­li­cious sound­ing stuffed poblano pep­pers with chile sauce. While it would be great if there were more ac­com­pa­ny­ing pic­tures for the recipes, it’s easy to for­give this slight mis­step, be­cause the book is so darn easy to nav­i­gate. If you want a user­friendly ini­ti­a­tion to bone broth, this is highly rec­om­mended.

Brodo: A Bone Broth ook ook

Au­thor: Marco canora Pub­lisher: Pen­guin ran­dom house Price: rM94.90

Canora has some re­spon­si­bil­ity to bear for the bur­geon­ing bone broth trend and it’s clear he takes his du­ties se­ri­ously. Prob­a­bly the purest of all the bone broth books in the mar­ket, Canora’s ap­proach is easy to un­der­stand and his tech­niques easy to fol­low. The recipes show­case bone broth in all its glory, mak­ing use of mul­ti­ple cuts of poul­try, red meat and seafood, with plenty of pic­tures to sup­ple­ment what he’s say­ing. There’s even a recipe for his now- fa­mous best- sell­ing Hearth Broth! While some of the in­gre­di­ents – like stew­ing hens, might be hard to source, Canora al­ways of­fers al­ter­na­tives, which makes his cook­book even more re­lat­able. If you want to dip your toes in the bone broth craze, this book eases you into it with lit­tle fuss and fan­fare.

The Bone Broth Se­cret

Au­thors: Louise hay & heather dane

Pub­lisher: hay house, Inc Price: rM114.14

What’s im­pres­sive about this book is the fact that co- au­thor Louise Hay ( founder of Hay House) was 89 when the book came out. What’s less im­pres­sive is the book it­self. Al­though it does con­tain use­ful in­for­ma­tion about bone broth and has some great recipes from con­tribut­ing chefs, the in­tro­duc­tion is wishy- washy and full of all sorts of hippy- dippy trope. While it’s hard to knock the pos­i­tiv­ity of a woman who has ac­com­plished so much, it would be great if she and co- au­thor Dane could at least try to rein in all the wit­ter­ing so that read­ers can ac­tu­ally get to the meat of the mat­ter. Read this if you like pos­i­tive af­fir­ma­tions or are will­ing to dis­re­gard that part to get to some sur­pris­ingly good recipes.

Heal Your Gut With Bone Broth

Au­thor: robin Westen

Pub­lisher: ulysses Press Price: rM78.64

There are no pic­tures in this book. Not a sin­gle one. While Westen does go into great lengths about the ben­e­fits of bone broth, and has a cou­ple of recipes and a whole detox pro­gramme planned out, the in­for­ma­tion is dry and hard to ab­sorb. Also, the book is filled with all sorts of pos­i­tive mantras and in­for­ma­tion about jour­nal writ­ing and med­i­ta­tion and home reme­dies for clean­ing car­pets (!) that have lit­tle to noth­ing to do with bone broth. Westen’s ap­proach is more about lead­ing a holis­tic life­style, so if you only want to read the bits about bone broth, you’ll have your work cut out for you.

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