Amid an ocean of anonymous online recipes, food blogs and perilously incomplete t.v. chef segments, Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101
is that rarest of things: a cookbook that can actually make you a better cook! Far from a simple "recipe" book, Sara Moulton's latest release teaches and demonstrates the basic techniques that will improve all of your cooking (although yes, there are loads of really appetizing and rock-solid recipes!) This is no easy task, but Sara's confident and kind instruction hits every important mark, and draws on her practiced mastery of the basics to communicate lessons with absolute clarity. A substantial and achievable selection of recipes is chosen to illustrate the lessons for the home cook. And additional insight is offered by a stellar line-up of Guest Chefs, including Rick Bayless, Amanda Cohen, Hiroko Shimbo, Jacques Torres, Joanne Chang, and Marc Vetri.
Nine chapters include:
- The 10 Basics of Great Home Cooking
- The Good Cook's Pantry
- Soups and Salads for Supper
- Quick & Quicker Entrees
- Meal in a Pan
- Vegetarian & Vegan
- Cooking When You Have More Time
- On the Side
- Something Sweet
Helpful indices on metric equivalents, seasonal produce, recipes and subject, as well as Sources and Guest Chefs are also included. Loads of excellent photography is intelligently chosen to instruct as well as inspire.
Sara Moulton's words empower home cooks of all levels, but more than that, her book delivers. If you really want to graduate from "typical home cook" to a legitimately good cook
, Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101
is a great place to start!
By Sara Moulton. Published by Oxmoor House. Hardcover. 368 Pages.