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The Eclectic Table: Timeless Recipes For The Eclectic Palate by James Sklar shares mouthwatering recipes with readers and reveals the author's passion for food, cooking, and bringing people joy through eating. His recipes show his passion for food and he uses food to make an empowering statement. The recipes are from many lands and he gives good options for breakfast, lunch, brunch, drinks, dinner, and desserts. The 40 recipes suit every taste and diet and are all easy to prepare. The author also speaks about he got into cooking and the recipes also show how his extensive travels have influenced his culinary skills.
James Sklar's experience as a chef and restaurant owner is palpable and the recipes are fun to try out. The recipes come under sections - breakfast, brunch, bread, appetizer, soup, entrée, dessert, cocktail, drink, sauce, and side - and are a real treat for all food aficionados. What makes The Eclectic Table special is mainly because the recipes shared are simple and can be tried without much difficulty. The pictures of the recipes shared look yummy and inviting and will encourage many readers to try out the recipes shared by the author. There are also gluten-free recipes for all those with food sensitivities, and on the whole, it is a book that will excite the palates of all readers because of the choices, simplicity when it comes to trying them out, and health angle.