Over the holidays I was wondering through Williams Sonoma with my sis and saw Tyler Florence’s new cookbook. Perfectly titled “Tyler Florence Fresh”. I have been a fan of his for sometime now and so I was super excited to find his new book. His show on the food network “Tyler’s Ultimate” was one of the first that I started to watch. He has a great recipe for lamb and berries that I have cooked for my family a couple of times and it has become a favourite!
I love to read cookbooks like people like to read a good novel. It is extremely relaxing and calming to me to sit down with a new cookbook and a glass of wine and read it cover to cover. Looking through the pictures and ingredients and thinking about when I would I try out the recipes. Most of my books are filled with notes and ear marked pages!
This one was no different. I loved reading the beginning of his book and how he talked about how food has changed and the importance of getting back to real food. This is something that I am really interested in and I love the idea of trying to use local ingredients and buying from local farmers. Unfortunately in the City I live in, it is a bit difficult to do that in the winter. In the summers we are getting more and more farmers coming into to sell their products so Hopefully it will continue to get bigger!
I decided that I would try to make one of the recipes and post his picture of the dish and my picture! I tried the Herb Roasted Pork Loin with Bananas, Charred Onion and Herb Aioli. At first I wasn’t sure about pork and bananas but I love it! I also have never made an Aioli before, my blender didn’t work the best (I’m hoping for a Vita Mix from the hubs lol!) but for my first try, I was pleasantly surprised! The Rosemary, Sage and Thyme really came through with the pork and the Aioli!
I would definitely recommend everyone to buy his new cookbook!