Brodo: A Bone Broth Cookbook by Marco Canora

25614851No one has been more responsible for the recent explosion of interest in bone than New York City chef Marco Canora.  After completely revitalizing his health by integrating bone broth into his diet, Marco began to make his nourishing broths available by the cupful to New Yorkers from a small window in his East Village restaurant, drawing sell-out crowds virtually from the beginning. No longer just a building block for soups and sauces, bone broths are now being embraced for their innumerable health benefits, from cultivating a healthier gut to greater resistance to colds and other illnesses.  In Brodo, Marco shares the recipes for his flavorful, nutritious broths and shows how to serve them year round as well as incorporate them into recipes and as a daily health practice.  Perfect for stirring into a broth bowl or a pot of risotto, as a more gentle, supportive alternative to the afternoon caffeine fix, and an immunity and health booster any time, the homey bone broths in Brodo should be a part of every well-stocked pantry. – Goodreads

I’ve been waiting to post this review because I wasn’t entirely sure how to go about it in a fair way—after all, the book itself is good, the problem lies with me.

See, I learned something while reading, reviewing and trying recipes from this book: I don’t like bone broth.

I desperately want to be on the bone broth bandwagon, you see. I have gut issues, and I know that bone broth is amazing for helping with leaky gut, digestive issues, etc. So when I saw this on Blogging for Books, I was stoked. I ran out to my closest health food store to find some bones, and I patiently waited for the book to come in the mail.

Marco is a bone broth badass. There are so many great recipes to choose from in this handy little book, complete with photos.

The recipes are easy — the most difficult part is finding the bones. Luckily Marco gives you all of the tools you need to find bones, tools, and techniques. It was easy to understand and follow.

I made beef broth (using grass-fed beef bones). I followed the basic recipe so I knew I couldn’t mess it up. It smelled great, but skimming the fat made me want to vomit. I ultimately couldn’t keep down more than a sip because I’m a total weenie when it comes to that. I did use the broth for a beef stew, though, and it was great. But as far as a sipping broth goes? Count me out.

In all, this is a handy little book to keep around if you’re interested in trying out the magical healing qualities of bone broth.

I rated this a 5/5 — the photos were gorgeous, the book was laid out great, it featured plenty of tips and techniques, and the directions were easy to follow for beginners.

L

I received a free copy of Brodo from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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