Review for The Nightmare Before Dinner

Review for The Nightmare Before Dinner

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

Eeeeeeeeeeeep! That is my reaction when I spotted this book on Netgalley. I am an absolutely fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas, and I just love Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands, and also some other Tim Burton movies. I just had to have this one and read it. See what kind of recipes there would be!

I didn’t even know there was a Tim Burton/Salvador Dali-inspired restaurant. Too bad I am not in the US, or I would have gone and visit, all these foods do sound delicious! And yes, I could make them myself, now at least, but I would also like to taste how a real chef makes these.

We start off with sauces (as expected, that is the one thing most cookbooks start with), and then slowly build up to the main course. If I wasn’t hungry already, well, those main courses would have made me hungry. Dang, they all sound so delightfully delicious.

I loved the introductions to each recipe, especially those with references to movies or horror stuff.

Nice that they added a Go Vegan! option. I am not vegan myself, but I still love it when cooking books go the extra mile to add something like this.

I am delighted that most of the recipes don’t use nuts. I have read many cookbooks and so many have nuts in them, this one just has a couple of them, and mostly it means almond milk, which I will be replacing with normal milk.

The recipes are all clear and easy to follow. Sometimes even with tips to make things easier or to change certain ingredients.

I was already wondering what the last chapter would be about, and but it is all about themed parties! With what recipes go well with the party, what kind of items would be best to decorate everything with. I loved it!

All in all, this was a delight! I am quite hungry now. 😛 I would definitely recommend this one to all the fans of the restaurant or, if you are like me, fans of Tim Burton!

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