This is a cookbook of sorts, as cleverly stated on the front of the book. Joe Beef has been the book I can not put down this week. Located in a neighborhood in Montreal, Joe Beef is at the center of the city’s growing reputation as a culinary destination. I have seen many mentions of it over the last few years, and it is on the top of our list of places to try when we visit Montreal.
With 135 unforgettable recipes showcasing Joe Beef’s unconventional approach to French market cuisine, I am just not sure which one to start with first. Advocating the use of ingredients from local or family-owned producers, this collection of hearty dishes delivers.
This cookbook (of sorts) is packed with personal stories, which is what makes it so memorable as well as entertaining. Exquisitely photographed, it is a guide to living an outstanding culinary life, as seen through the eyes of Joe Beef.