I bought this without reading about it, because I adored her previous cookbook about Paris. Honestly, I was not expecting quite so many asian recipes here. There is Salmon Sashimi, Yuzu Scallops on sesame seaweed, shrimp in coconut broth, shrimp with sesame oil and black rice, tofu soup with bok choy, spicy thai pumpkin soup, cold vietnamese shrimp and noodle salad, Asian coleslaw with sesame soy dressing, Asian mixed nuts with kaffir lime dust, Curried Walnuts, Vietnamese Dipping Sauce, Homemade Curry Powder and homemade Curry Paste. There are 10 recipes for sorbet.
Then, some of the other recipes feel like an insult. There is "Walter's Breakfast Egg" - a microwaved egg. Seriously. And "Walter's Salt and Pepper Steak" calls for steak, salt, pepper and lemon wedges. I am not impressed.
I got excited about recipes like Onion and Gruyere Bites - but then I read it and the onions are STEAMED (!) and placed on buttered brioche toasts - really? Not even caramelized in butter for flavor?
This is going back.