Top 5 Cooking Books

Top 5 Cooking Books

The Can’t Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified!

Top 5 Cooking Books
Top 5 Cooking Books

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Deceptively Delicious, an essential collection of more than 100 simple recipes that will transform even the most kitchen-phobic “Can’t Cooks” into “Can Cooks.”

Are you smart enough to dodge a telemarketer yet clueless as to how to chop a clove of garlic? Are you clever enough to forward an e-mail but don’t know the difference between broiling and baking? Ingenious enough to operate a blow-dryer but not sure how to use your blender? If you are basically competent, then Jessica Seinfeld’s The Can’t Cook Book is for you.

If you find cooking scary or stressful or just boring, Jessica has a calm, confidence-building approach to cooking, even for those who’ve never followed a recipe or used an oven. Jessica shows you how to prepare deliciously simple food—from Caesar salad, rice pilaf, and roasted asparagus with lemon salmon, roast chicken, and flourless fudge cake. At the beginning of each dish, she explains up front what the challenge will be, and then shows you exactly how to overcome any hurdles in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.

Designed to put the nervous cook at ease, The Can’t Cook Book is perfect for anyone who wants to gain confidence in the kitchen—and, who knows, maybe even master a meal or two.

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Cook It in Cast Iron: Kitchen-Tested Recipes for the One Pan That Does It All

(Cook’s Country) Paperback

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Top 5 Cooking Books

Learn to cook it all in cast iron! 

The cast-iron skillet is a sturdy, versatile, traditional kitchen workhorse that 85% of us own but far fewer of us reach for daily, mostly because we have one or two recipes we use it for and otherwise it stays in the back of the cabinet. In this new cookbook, the editors of Cook’s Country will show you everything you need to know about cast-iron cookware and the many (and often surprising) dishes you can cook and bake in this multitasker of a pan, from the classic dishes everyone knows and loves like steak, perfectly fried eggs, and cornbread, to innovative and inspiring recipes like skillet apple pie, pizza, and cinnamon swirl bread. Learn about this cast iron’s history and what makes it uniquely American and let us show you how to shop for, season, care for, and clean this perfect pan.

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101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: Discover a New World of Flavors in Authentic Recipes Paperback

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Named one of the Top 10 Cookbooks of 2017 by the Los Angeles Times!

Authentic Asian Cooking Made Simple for Everyone

Jet Tila knows a thing or two about authentic Asian cuisine. From a kid growing up in LA in a Thai and Chinese family to a prominent chef, restaurant owner and judge on Cutthroat Kitchen, he brings his years of experience and hard-earned knowledge together in this breakthrough book. Step inside Jet’s kitchen and learn the secrets to making your favorite Asian dishes taste better than takeout. Here are some of the recipes you’ll learn to master:

-Korean BBQ Short Ribs on Coke
-Jet’s Famous Drunken Noodles
-Beef Pho
-Miso Roasted Black Cod
-Panang Beef Curry
-Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich
-Sweet Chili Sriracha Hot Wings

And if you haven’t made your own Sriracha yet, Jet’s killer recipe will change your life. All in all, you get Jet’s 101 best Asian recipes to impress your friends and family, not to mention all sorts of chef-y tips on flavor, technique, history, and ingredients that will make you a better cook. Time to kick ass with your work, Jet Tila–style!

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The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab and Go Paperback

 

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This book takes you from just thinking about eating healthy to actually doing it! Filled with helpful tips, meal plans, shopping lists, storage solutions, and recipes, Toby shows you the way to eat well no matter how busy life gets!”―Ellie Krieger, MS, RDN, award-winning author, and host of Ellie’s Real Good Food

It’s easy to reach for frozen and microwavable meals when you’re short on time, but being too busy shouldn’t mean that you can’t have balanced and delicious meals. Learning how to meal prep properly will not only save you time and energy, but it will also help to make sure that you and your family eat homemade and nutritious meals. Providing practical and simple solutions with easy to follow instructions, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook shows you how simple it is to enjoy fresh and flavorful meals on even the most hectic days.

The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook features:

  • 3 flexible 2-week meal plans for ready-to-go healthy meals without the hassle of prep
  • More than 100 simple, wholesome recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, complete with nutritional breakdowns and portion control to keep calories in check
  • Practical weekly shopping lists with easy to find ingredients to prepare your pantry for the week
  • Convenient illustrated guidelines on how to freeze, thaw, and reheat your meals to keep food fresh, safe, and tasty

As a working mom and nutritionist, Toby Amidor knows how difficult it can be to carve out the time for healthy home cooking. Applying her 15 years of experience as a nutritionist, blogger, and recipe developer here in The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook, Toby shares her tricks and tips to efficient and enjoyable meal prep.

Master the art of meal prep and serve up nutritious, ready-to-go meals every day of the week.

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The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook: Simple Family-Friendly Recipes for Everyday Home Cooking Paperback

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Top 5 Cooking Books

Cooking from Scratch as Simply as Possible

The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook is the perfect way to get dinner on the table quickly and easily with recipes for tasty main dishes and flavorful side dishes, plus a sprinkling of sweet treats. The recipes in this book are made from scratch and each chapter conveniently separates them by cook time: 15–25-minute meals, 30–45-minute meals and 5–10-minute prep (meals cook on their own in the slow cooker or oven).

Looking for dinner ideas at the last minute? Your whole family will love Sweet Chipotle Chicken Bites, and they’re on the table―start to finish―in barely fifteen minutes. If you have just five minutes now and you need dinner in a couple of hours, prep Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf and dinner will be ready when you are. Want a delicious slow cooker meal you can start now and have ready to eat tonight? Try Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork and pile the juicy pork into sandwiches, burritos or a tempting taco salad. With a few extra minutes but little effort, you can wow your family or guests with Creamy Balsamic Skillet Chicken or Red Chile Beef Enchiladas.

Whatever your occasion, there is a recipe here to help you get a fresh, great-tasting meal on the table in no time. Each entrée provides notes for side dishes as well as tips for adapting the recipe. Many recipes are gluten-free or suggest gluten-free substitutions. With this cookbook, preparing a homemade meal can be simple and stress-free, even on nights when you only have a few minutes to spare in the kitchen.

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