Siriously Delicious by Siri Daly
Oxmoor House (April 17, 2018)
Popular food blogger and TODAY food contributor Siri Daly shares her collection of cooking triumphs and mistakes, and delicious recipes for people who love food.
Like many of us trying to feed our families, Siri Daly is a very busy cook. As a mother of three under the age of 10, TODAY food contributor, and wife of a bicoastal traveling man, Carson Daly (“The Voice” host and TODAY show co-host), Siri often doesn’t know which end is up. Siri is not a serious cook, but she is serious about her food—and what she serves her family, friends and loved ones. Siriously Delicious is organized by how a busy mom gets through her day—breakfast, lunch, happy hour (her favorite!), dinner with sides, and dessert. Siri’s recipes are created with three goals in mind: to create food that is delicious and satisfying for both kids and adults, to prepare dishes packed with traditionally comforting flavors and ingredients (think cheese, avocado, chocolate!), and to make each recipe approachable for even a novice cook—no trips to specialty food stores are required.
Whether you’re looking for easy-to-cook recipes your kids will devour, such as mouth-watering Bacon Pizzadillas, or you’re dying to relax with a Spicy Grapefruit Cocktail when the days feel too long, this cookbook has a recipe for every occasion. Siri also includes extra tips to make your time in the kitchen easier: Siriously Simple offers a hack or time-saving tip, Siriously Sinful details how to make something even more indulgent, Siriously Nutritious explains how to make something healthier, and Siriously Mini advises how to satisfy the kiddos. Filled with Siri’s often hilarious anecdotes, Siriously Delicious will not only feed your family’s bellies but hopefully deliver a belly laugh along the way.
I have enjoyed Siri’s appearances on the Today Show and have tried many recipes that she cooked on the show. I was looking forward to checking out her cookbook. I found quite a few recipes to try from this book. Most recipes are quick and pretty simple. It has a well laid-out format, beautiful pictures, and easy to follow directions. Each recipe includes either a hack, trick, hint, or a variation for kids. Only thing lacking (for some readers) is the nutritional data. Her personality, creativity, and humor shine through making this a fun book.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (December 3, 2018)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Siri Daly was a television writer and producer before becoming a stay-at-home mom of three young kids. She started her popular food blog, Siriously Delicious, as a place to keep track of the recipes that worked for her continuously busier life. Married to Carson Daly, she is now a regular TODAY food contributor and resident comfort-food expert, often cooking on-air with her husband. They live in the greater New York area. Visit siriouslydelicious.blogspot.com for more of Siri’s wit and humor and a peek into her life as a busy mom.