Author(s): Alison Cayne
The Must-Have Manual for Every Aspiring Home 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.
This cooking class in a book is full of lessons and skills to make any reader a better cook. With 100 recipes to show off the skills learned, it's a book that every aspiring cook needs to own. From Manhattan's celebrated cooking school - the only one for casual cooks.
"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."â�¨--RealSimple.comâ�¨ "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 â�¨"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."â�¨--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."--Grub Street â�¨"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." â�¨--Bon Appetit, 11 Spring Cookbooks You'll Actually Cook Fromâ�¨ â�¨"Delicious, easy."â�¨--Vogue.com â�¨â�¨"Classical training without the tuition bill."â�¨--PureWow.comâ�¨â�¨ "Filled with invaluable lessons, recipes, guidance, and inspiration for cooks of all levels, this book is an undeniable asset for every kitchen!"â�¨--Gail Simmons, food expert, TV host, and author of Talking with My Mouth Fullâ�¨ â�¨ "The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School not only teaches the fundamentals of cooking but also shows you how to make the types of things you and yours really want to eat."â�¨--Julia Turshen, author of Small Victoriesâ�¨â�¨ "Defies the many stiff tomes in its category with succinct clarity [and] a you-can-do-this spirit. . . . It's cooking school for the real home kitchen, and lessons for a lifetime of good eating."--Amanda Hesser, cofounder and CEO of Food52â�¨ "If you have always dreamed of cooking--not just following recipes--this is the only book you will ever need."â�¨--Tom Colicchio