Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen
The Must-Have Book That Will Teach You How to Cook
Learning to cook has never been simpler—or more delicious—thanks to The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School. Each of the book’s nine chapters centers on a key lesson: in the eggs chapter, readers will learn about timing and temperature while poaching, frying, and scrambling; in the soups chapter, they will learn to layer flavors through recipes like Green Curry with Chicken. The rigorously tested recipes—including wholesome lunches, dinner-party showstoppers, and delectable desserts—will become part of readers’ daily repertoires. Beautiful photographs show both the finished dishes and the how-to techniques, and helpful illustrations offer further guidance.
Author Alison Cayne is the owner of Haven’s Kitchen, a cooking school, café, and event space in New York City. Alison started Haven’s Kitchen as a place to inspire and educate people on food and sustainability issues. She serves on the boards of Edible Schoolyard NYC and the Food and Environment Reporting Network and has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Domino, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Goop. She has a master’s in food studies from New York University, where she is now an adjunct professor. Alison lives in New York City with her five children.
“A must-have for aspiring home cooks. So many people come to me and ask what book they should buy if they want to ‘learn how to cook.’ Until now, there really hasn’t been a book I could point them towards, but . . . Ali’s book offers a range of approachable recipes to help inspire and encourage the aspiring home cook to get into the kitchen and just do it.”
“Straightforward preparation instructions, stunning photographs (many step-by-step), and a cohesive graphic design that’s easy to navigate. VERDICT: Encouraging and accessible, this collection would make a wonderful gift for anyone who’s expressed an interest in learning to cook.”
—Library Journal, starred review
Simple, clear graphic design makes the book approachable, and Cayne’s straightforward, friendly directions give would-be cooks confidence. . . . This book will remain a staple in kitchens long after readers have mastered the basics of boiling an egg and searing a steak.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This [book] makes cooking feel much less overwhelming if you’re a novice, or just want to get out of your roast-chicken rut and learn new techniques. Many cookbooks aimed at beginners are infantilizing; the language and tone here is smart and direct. . . . Approachable and stress-free.”
“Cayne brings both a teacher’s mindset and a student’s questions to The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School. Each chapter, based upon a type of ingredient or dish, imparts a core technique and master recipe. Beans and grains are a lesson in ‘cooking with purpose’; soups teach the layering of flavors; salads composition, etc. The book’s magazine-like layout makes learning knife skills, frying, poaching eggs, and more easy. Even the simpler recipes are saved from being basic. . . . The recipes for sauces and dressings add up to a complete arsenal of fresh basics.”
—Bon Appétit, 11 Spring Cookbooks You’ll Actually Cook From
Hardcover - Number of pages: 384
Publication date: April 04, 2017
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