I Love Meatballs!
With over 50 recipes ranging from comfortingly traditional to cutting-edge modern, Rick Rodgers expands the role of the beloved meatball inside I Love Meatballs!Â Dishes–inspired by a variety of ethnicities including Italian, Thai, Chinese, Greek, Vietnamese, Swedish, Moroccan, and Indian–are made from a full range of meats including beef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry, and even seafood. Divided into six hunger-inducing categories, I Love Meatballs! shows meatballs as appetizers and dinner entrees, inside soups and breads, and (of course) with pasta, as well as meatballs sizzling off the grill. Recipes range from Greek Keftedes with Tzatziki to Beef Meatballs in Pho, Morroccan Meatballs, Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs, and Grilled Cheeseball Sliders. In addition to sumptuous meatball recipes, readers will find helpful tips and tricks, along with 30 luscious photographs of the meatball doing much more than just sharing the spotlight with spaghetti.
Cooks&Books&Recipes Featured Cook Katie:
When I first received I Love Meatballs! in the mail, I thought it was a fun cookbook, but I wasn’t sure how useful it would be. I wondered, “How many different kinds of meatballs can there be?” Upon opening the book, I was immediately impressed by the variety of recipes it contained and all the unique flavor combinations that Rick Rodgers collected here. There are recipes for shrimp, lamb, and turkey meatballs, and Rodgers included recipes from many different culinary traditions such as Asian and Middle Eastern. However, he certainly does not neglect classic favorites: I Love Meatballs! includes recipes for spaghetti and meatballs, cocktail meatballs, and meatball hoagies. I also loved the layout of the book, with the recipes helpfully categorized by type of dish–such as starters, soups, or sandwiches–with a variety of cuisines included in each category. Additionally, most recipes are accompanied by bright, modern photos that had my mouth watering. It is not an exaggeration to say that I want to try every recipe in this book. My family may be sick of meatballs by the time I work my way through them all!
Ready to shout, I Love Meatballs! and try the recipes in the book?
We recommend that you start with this recipe for lion’s head meatballs.