The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook
- Publish Date: 2012-10-30
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Deb Perelman
The New York Times bestselling, IACP award-winning cookbook (and aÂ Cooking Light Top 100 Cookbook of the Last 25 Years) from the celebrated food blogger and founder of smittenkitchen.com.
Look for Deb Perelmanâs new book, Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites, coming October 24, 2017.
Deb Perelman loves to cook. She isnât a chef or a restaurant ownerâsheâs never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was, at least at first, for special occasionsâand, 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? Youâll get more than three million results. Where do you start? What if you pick a recipe thatâs downright bad?
With the same warmth, candor, and can-do spirit her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, is known for, here Deb presents more than 100 recipesâalmost entirely new, plus a few favorites from the siteâthat guarantee delicious results every time.
Gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs, The Smitten Kitchen CookbookÂ is all about approachable, uncompromised home cooking. Here youâll find better uses for your favorite vegetables: asparagus blanketing a pizza; ratatouille dressing up a sandwich; cauliflower masquerading as pesto. These are recipes youâll bookmark and use so often they become your own, recipes youâll 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.