November 22, 2016

A New Way to Dinner by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs - Review

I voluntarily reviewed this book

Published: October 18, 2016
Number of pages: 288
Genre: Cookbook

A smart, inspiring cookbook of 100+ recipes from the founders of the powerhouse web site Food52 showing just how they--two busy working parents--actually plan, shop, and cook for delicious dinners (and breakfasts, lunches, and desserts)--all through the week. The secret? Cooking ahead.

Finally, anyone can learn how to maximize (and enjoy) time in the kitchen. Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs start with flexible base dishes they make on the weekend, then use them in multiple ways for quick weekday meals--exactly the way they really cook for themselves and their families. Both authors tackles every month of the year, providing seasonal recipes and clever tips and strategies that yield delicious, dependable results. This indispensable cookbook lays out the building blocks of modern meal planning, encouraging readers to be creative, confident, and resourceful in the kitchen all year-round.

My thoughts:
I liked the concept of this book and the idea that you can plan your meals for a week at at time as well as cook them ahead of time. But for me the recipes were made with foods I have never heard of nor do I know where to find them. In fact I had to look up some of the things to find out what they were. There may be a recipe or two that I will try but as a whole this book was not for me. I hope that some people find this book helpful and the recipes tasty. For me I will be passing this book on to a friend who may use it more than me so it does not sit and collect dust. I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

About the author:
Amanda Hesser is the co-founder of Food52 and was previously a writer and editor at the New York Times. She wrote the award-winning books Cooking for Mr. Latte and The Cook and the Gardener. Her last book, a Times bestseller and the winner of a James Beard Award, is The Essential New York Times Cookbook. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and twins.

Merrill Stubbs is the co-founder of Food52 and has written for many food and lifestyle publications, including the New York Times. She cut her teeth in the test kitchen at Cook’s Illustrated and behind the counter at Flour Bakery in Boston before she worked with Amanda Hesser on The Essential New York Times Cookbook. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

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