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Blog Tour - Ally's Kitchen



About the book: Wander the world without leaving your kitchen! Popular blogger, chef, and TV darling Ally Phillips shares her favorite recipes from around the globe in this truly unique cookbook. Full of cultural background, delicious recipes, and Ally Phillips’s signature “food branching” ideas, this cookbook is guaranteed to turn your ordinary meals into memorable masterpieces.                                                                                                                                         
My review: I had a great time looking through this cookbook. I loved the way it is. It's a great big beautiful book! I loved that for every recipe Ally shares a story about where she ate that food and sometimes how she came up with the recipe. It looks like Ally has been pretty much everywhere in her life, so there are some really fun and interesting things to read about each recipe. There are several recipes in this one that I want to try, but honestly the thing I loved most about this cookbook was learning a little tiny bit about what they eat and how they cook in other cultures. This is a really fun cookbook that you won't be sorry you picked up!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

About the author: Dr. Alice D’Antoni Phillips, fondly known as Ally, grew up in “the hollers” in West Virginia dreaming of far away places. Now she visits exotic locales, both personally and virtually, on her well-traveled magic carpet. Whether she’s on stage, on location, or in the kitchen, Ally captures the essence of each experience ~ new foods, spices, and lifestyle tips ~ to bring them into her home and yours. Ally delights in dreaming up recipes on her yoga mat and transforming everyday objects into treasures.

Dr. Alice D’Antoni Phillips ~ school psychologist, actress, businesswoman, wife, mother, grandmother, awarded home chef, and prolific blogger ~ is the founder of Ally’s Kitchen and her trademarked culinary style, Bohemian Bold~thinking.fooding.living®. A Top 100 contestant in MasterChef Season 2 and winner of the 2013 Dole California Cook-Off, Ally revels in rocking the food and dining frontiers with authentic creations inspired from her life, travel, and adventures. Ally continues to create and share the magic from her nomadic bohemian kitchens on the coast of South Carolina and in the Colorado Rockies.

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