Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food. Is there anyone out there who doesn't love meatloaf? I didn't think so.
I was going through my shelf of cookbooks, which contains several review copies I've collected from writing foods articles. When I wrote an article last year on the classic dish, I interviewed author Maryana Vollstedt, who shared some of her favorites.
The book - Meatloaf: Recipes of Everyone's Favorite is the complete title - was published by Chronicle Books and features over 100 pages of recipes, many with gorgeous, colorful photos by Jennifer Levy. Recipes include a variety of meats - ground beef, veal, turkey, lamb, sausage and more. A few pages are dedicated to meatless loaves that use lentils, rice and pasta along with a few great side dishes recipes. A few minutes of skimming through this book and you'll get a fresh take on this classic dish and see the possibilities of adapting it to different cultural tastes and flavors. Would you have ever dreamed of making sausage-clam meatloaf? And there are many other ingredients that you would just wouldn't find in your typical loaf, but sound wonderful in combination with complimenting ingredients and look scrumptious in the accompanying photos -- spinach, cranberry sauce, tomatoes, cheese, bacon, sauerkraut, yogurt. And by the way, it's a slim paperback that will easily fit onto your bookshelf. Find it on Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/Meatloaf-Everyones-Favorite-Maryana-Vollstedt/dp/0811847179/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326327574&sr=8-1