The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart
The all-in-one cooking bible for a new generation with 300 recipes for everything from simple vinaigrettes and roast chicken to birthday cake and cocktails. For Alex Guarnaschelli—whose mother edited the seminal 1997 edition of The Joy of Cooking, which defined the food of the late twentieth century—a life in food and cookbooks was almost
The all-in-one cooking bible for a new generation with 300 recipes for everything from simple vinaigrettes and roast chicken to birthday cake and cocktails.
For Alex Guarnaschelli—whose mother edited the seminal 1997 edition of The Joy of Cooking, which defined the food of the late twentieth century—a life in food and cookbooks was almost predestined. Now an accomplished chef and author in her own right (and mom to a young daughter), Alex pens a cookbook for the way we eat today. For generations raised on vibrant, international flavors and supermarkets stocked with miso paste, harissa, and other bold condiments and ingredients, here are 300 recipes to replace their parents’ Chicken Marbella, including Glazed Five-Spice Ribs, Roasted Eggplant Dip with Garlic Butter Naan, Roasted Beef Brisket with Pastrami Rub, Fennel and Orange Salad with Walnut Pesto, Quinoa Allspice Oatmeal Cookies, and Dark Chocolate Rum Pie.
A Wonderful Cookbook â it is almost like inheriting a prized book of family recipes I have been a fan of Alex Guarnaschelli from watching her as a judge on the âChoppedâ television show. I lost track of her once she became an Iron Chef and never really got to see her style of cook except for the special âjudge cooksâ show on âChoppedâ. What little I saw of her style of cooking, I thought highly of. Enough so that I bought âThe Home Cookâ sight unseen.I have a decent collection of cookbooks, most of which sit on a bookshelf in my game room and get pulled out for…
Delicious. The classics we know and love. Special dishes and humble dishes. Easy to find ingredients. Charming tone. This is a wonderful cookbook. The Home Cook, Recipes to Know by Heart is a very befitting title. They are the classics that we all know and love, with a slight skew to the Italian American end of the spectrum. There are both humble and special dishes throughout the book, but nothing overly difficult. I just bought groceries for four main dishes, two sides, and two breakfasts, and found all of the ingredients at the very average supermarket down the street. The tone of the book is charming,…
Best cookbbook ever! I am a collector of cookbooks and find most of them pretty boring. This is hands down my favorite cookbook of all. Alex is my very favorite chef so I was pretty sure I would like it. I love the way she has written the book very simple instructions and not a million crazy ingredients. I have so many recipes marked that I cannot wait to get to. It would not be good for true beginners but anyone that is a pretty good cook will love this!!!!