“Cooking For Two – Your Cat & You!” is a practical yet entertaining cookbook. Previously reviewed in this column, the book bears revisiting during this holiday season of feasting and entertaining. “Cooking For Two – Your Cat & You!” would make a great gift for both cat-owners and non-cat owners, for individuals just learning to cook or for more experienced cooks, and for both vegetarians and meat-eaters.
Author Brandon Schultz sets out to educate cat lovers on ways to safely cook for and share their own meals with their feline buddies. The recipes contained in the book are suitable for even beginning cooks, but cover a variety of appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts. Casual and holiday meals are included, as are vegetarian recipes. Very small, simple modifications enable both human and cat to share basically the same meal; recipes are unpretentious, and each recipe has uncomplicated instructions and ingredient lists for both human and feline diners.
Author Schultz provides lists of which foods are and are NOT safe for cats, suggests resources for making day-to-day cat food, and explains food techniques such as blanching and ribboning. Metric and imperial conversion charts are included, as are great fun photos and facts about cats.
- Pumpkin soup
- Scrambled eggs with rice
- Sweet potato omelet
- Breakfast frittata
- Thanksgiving dinner
- Vegetable stir-fry
- Spinach and quinoa side salad
- Banana fool (yes! Banana fool!)
- and many, many more
This would make a great holiday gift and will appeal to anyone who likes to eat, likes to cook, likes cats, likes striking photos of cats, and/or enjoys interesting quotes and facts about cats. Most recently, this author whipped up pumpkin soup using the recipe in this cookbook, and the (independent contractor) taste-testing cat horked it down at a somewhat alarming rate.
“Cooking for Two – Your Cat and You!” can be ordered from Amazon and is available in hardcover and Kindle format.