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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook - Deb Perelman
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
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The long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen—home cook, photographer, and celebrated food blogger. Deb Perelman loves to cook. She isn’t a chef or a restaurant owner—she’s never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was, at least at first, for special... show more
The long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen—home cook, photographer, and celebrated food blogger. Deb Perelman loves to cook. She isn’t a chef or a restaurant owner—she’s never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was, at least at first, for special occasions—and, too often, an unnecessarily daunting venture. Deb found herself overwhelmed by the number of recipes available to her. Have you ever searched for the perfect birthday cake on Google? You’ll get more than three million results. Where do you start? What if you pick a recipe that’s downright bad? So Deb founded her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, on the premise that cooking should be a pleasure, and that the results of your labor can—and should—be delicious . . .  every time. Deb is a firm believer that there are no bad cooks, just bad recipes. She has dedicated herself to creating and finding the best of the best and adapting the recipes for the everyday cook. And now, with the same warmth, candor, and can-do spirit her blog is known for, Deb presents her first cookbook: more than 100 recipes—almost entirely new, plus a few favorites from the site—all gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is all about approachable, uncompromised home cooking. Here you’ll find better uses for your favorite vegetables: asparagus blanketing a pizza; ratatouille dressing up a sandwich; cauliflower masquerading as pesto. These are recipes you’ll bookmark and use so often they become your own, recipes you’ll slip to a friend who wants to impress her new in-laws, and recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time. Deb tells you her favorite summer cocktail; how to lose your fear of cooking for a crowd; and the essential items you need for your own kitchen. From salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes (or a full meal) to savory tarts and galettes; from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake, Deb knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307595652 (030759565X)
ASIN: 030759565X
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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mrmapcase
mrmapcase rated it
4.0 The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
This is a great collection of recipes brought together with a warm sense of humor. The recipes are well laid out and the ingredients list shows the measurements in both imperial and metric, something that is not often done. Her goal is just to have fun cooking, so there is no running around looking ...
Nichole ~ Bookaholic
Nichole ~ Bookaholic rated it
4.0
Some really great recipes I hope to try soon
lisa's reviews
lisa's reviews rated it
4.0
I admire Deb Perelman for being a self-taught cook, and for doing her awesome recipes in a tiny kitchen. She's an inspiration for urban cooks, and her cauliflower pesto was amazing. How are people this creative? I never could have dreamed up cauliflower pesto.
jmills01
jmills01 rated it
5.0 The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
I don't usually review cookbooks, but I had to give a good rating to this one! I've made three recipes from this cookbook this week, and all were excellent - two were, in fact, so good that I've had to add them to my list of stapes!I'm a sometimes vegetarian, so I was especially interested in the l...
Sanny
Sanny rated it
5.0 The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
”But Sometimes never is a distorted perception.”I’m so in love with this one. So here you go, my love declaration for “Sometimes Never”:Yes, it was a little rough around the edges with some minor spelling and grammar mistakes and the occasional awkward sentence structure but it reminded me so much a...
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