Get Cooking

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Do you want to eat really well - not just once in a while, but all the time - yet you don't know where to begin?

Are you tired of pizza, much as you like it, and broke from buying take-out?

Do you love good food - the straightforward homemade kind - but feel challenged to set up a kitchen, shop for decent groceries, and tap into a few basic skills that can put a simple roast chicken or vegetarian casserole on your dinner table?

If your answers to these questions are "yes," then GET COOKING is for you. GET COOKING is the first in a series of cookbooks for beginners of all ages from Mollie Katzen, the bestselling author of Moosewood Cookbook and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. Here are 150 foolproof , basic recipes for soups, homemade pasta, roast chicken, burgers, vegan specialties, chocolate chip cookies-and more-that anyone can enjoy making, no matter how inexperienced in the kitchen.

GET COOKING will be accompanied by the launch of a companion website that will offer cooking lessons via a series of state-of-the-art cooking videos. These videos will be instructive and entertaining, illustrating everything from knife-sharpening to tofu-grilling. The book will include gorgeous, full-color photographs of each recipe taken by Mollie herself!

 

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  • Gaby @ Starting Fresh

    Get Cooking takes the beginner through all the steps, clearly and briefly, from how to study a recipe to make sure that you have all the ingredients and tools and to understand the whole process of preparing the food to getting it on the table on time. Each chapter begins with the essential facts about the type of food, the tools and ingredients that you will most often use, and even an assessment when the inexpensive or moderately priced tools and ingredients will suffice and the times when the added expense is worthwhile. Katzen describes the cuisine as "'Big Tent,' accommodating a broad base of tastes and needs, vegetarian, meat-loving and everything in between." Most of the dishes are familiar - the items that you'd find at a party, picnic, or enjoy at home.

    We've made the teriyaki chicken thighs and the poached salmon - which were both easy and tasty! I am eager to try the recipes for carmelized balsamic-red onion soup with cheese-topped croutons, linguini with clam sauce, linguine with spinach and peas, green pea and feta quiche, and deeply roasted cauliflower. The three bean salad, mac and cheese, spaghetti with meatballs, pasta with tuna, white beans, and artichoke hearts, chinese-style peanut noodles, chocolate-chip mint cookies and intensely chocolate brownies are sure to become regulars at our home.

    Get Cooking would be excellent for someone just learning to cook - it gives you the essentials of cooking in simple steps and offers tasty rewards for your effort.

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