If you have been reading my Alaskan cruise blogs since last week, then you already know how much I love this cookbook from Celebrity Cruises. Say bon voyage to boring meals and go on an exciting culinary adventure that will definitely “Excite the Senses.”
The book contains frame-worthy photos and special recipes to prepare in your own kitchen, just as the chefs prepare them on board at the numerous specialty restaurants. Some of the food photos in my cruise blogs are dishes that can be found in the cookbook.
The book is not just about signature recipes, but tips from the chefs to help you perfect the art of entertaining. Inside you will find how to host elegant afternoon teas, prepare for cocktail parties that will be the talk of the town, and learn food and wine pairing. I love the tips on how to set up a party buffet at home, and how to create unique holiday foods. Reading the Thanksgiving menu alone is enough incentive to buy the book.
I was so fortunate to experience the “Excite the Senses” cruise and am looking forward to recreating the dishes I enjoyed on the cruise in the comfort of my own kitchen. I have thousands of cookbooks in my collection, and I’m excited to add this unique (and very large!) book to my shelves.