If you regularly visit Camino, then you may be interested in the people described and recipes included in this book. Chapter 3, A Week at Camino, is diary of the daily chores and duties involved with the running of Camino. For example, Wednesday , Becca the hostess, works a feather duster around the room. Thursday, Allison readjusts the lights. It isn’t very interesting unless you are familiar with the people and restaurant.
I was excited to find one recipe “Fried Hen-of-the-Woods Mushrooms, Scallions, and Herbs with Yogurt and green Garlic, although it contains ingredients I have yet to find. I was a little less excited to find the Pig’s Head and Trotter Fritters. I did learn quite a bit searching for the definition of ingredients like Trotters, Jaggery, Korean Perilla and Shiso. Just in case I decide to build an outdoor kitchen, there is a lesson on cooking over a wood fire.
I suspect that restaurant insiders will love this book, but I didn’t find it interesting or useful.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.