I am such a sucker for pretty cookbooks. I’ll be honest and say that’s the reason why I picked this one out. Plus once I got to reading the actual book, you could feel how genuine the husband and wife team are.
I had heard of Camino before – a nationally known restaurant in Oakland that gets and keeps the foodies buzzin. The photography in this cookbook is gorgeous, but that’s probably where it ends for me. The recipes in the book require a wood fired hearth (UMMM, WHAT??), and some have you making recipes for your own vinegar. The recipes look incredibly time consuming and difficult, even if you did happen to have a hearth within your reach.
The book does have an interesting read about the operations of the restaurant, and like I said, you can genuinely feel from the book how passionate they are about their craft. However, for just the run of the mill cook at home chef, I’d definitely skip over it.
Unless you like to look at very pretty (GORGEOUS) pictures of food.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.