First of all, this book is gorgeous. Beautifully bound, illustrated, and printed - it is an excellent addition to your cookbook collection. It would also make a lovely "coffee table" book.
Instead of the traditional approach to a cookbook and meal planning, authors Amanda and Merrill have created a very strategic way to multi task. Taking some ingredients and dishes than can largely be prepared a head, they provide a game plan, your shopping list, thoughts and ideas about the recipes, approximate prep and cook times, and much more. The strategy is also geared towards utilizing items that are in season and many can be frozen for later use.
I really can't say enough about the cleverness of this book! I was so impressed. Additionally, when you throw in the incredibly useful and well researched information, and then include some delicious sounding meals - this concept and cookbook is a total win. Bon Appetit!
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.