How often do you find yourself in the situation where you've got the entree decided, and its OK, but it feels like you're coming up short? So you have to try to come up with a side dish that rounds things out into a memorable meal. You guessed it! The always inventive Jean Pare' has a cookbook that has the answers to your prayers. Its 150 pages of great side dishes that give your menu that extra bit of excitement that you always want for your family and guests.
Some of these are old stand-bys like the Three Bean Salad or the Stuffed Peppers - both of which make for a very attractive table. But if you're looking for something more adventuresome, there's lots of great ideas here. I was attracted to the Golden Asiago Potatoes, which is sliced potatoes with grated Asiago cheese, garlic butter, and rosemary, and the Roasted Beets with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and tarragon. There's lots of ideas for side dishes of salads, rice, and pasta that are quick and easy. What more could you ask for? It's another great cookbook from Company's Coming in Canada.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our June, 2008 issue.