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Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs (Hardcover)

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By Julia Turshen, Gentl + Hyers (Photographer), Ina Garten (Foreword by)
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Moving to a tiny house? This articulately voiced cookbook would satisfy as the only one you need for a decade. It's hard to break into the cookbook market without a television show or a hot restaurant, but this is the book that is worthy. Turshen has helped develop recipes for both Ina Garten and the PBS show "The Kimchi Chronicles".Still have most of your bottle of fish sauce, or an old can of chickpeas, or have you noticed that mussels at the supermarket are a lot cheaper than king crab legs? With all of her recipes, Turshen includes treasured tips ("small victories") and improvs ("spin-offs") that will make you feel you got your time, money, and tastebuds' worth with each recipe.

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"I can't wait to cook my way through this amazing new book," Ina Garten writes in the foreword to this cookbook of more than 400 recipes and variations from Julia Turshen, writer, go-to recipe developer, co-author for best-selling cookbooks such as Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good, and Dana Cowin's Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, and author of her forthcoming next cookbook Feed the Resistance. The process of truly great home cooking is demystified via more than a hundred lessons called out as "small victories" in the funny, encouraging headnotes; these are lessons learned by Julia through a lifetime of cooking thousands of meals. This beautifully curated, deeply personal collection of what Chef April Bloomfield calls "simple, achievable recipes" emphasizes bold-flavored, honest food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. More than 160 mouth-watering photographs from acclaimed photographers Gentl + Hyers provide beautiful instruction and inspiration, and a gingham spine elevates this entertaining and essential kitchen resource into a covetable gift for both beginners and accomplished home cooks.

About the Author

Julia Turshen is the bestselling author of Feed the Resistance, named the Best Cookbook of 2017 by Eater, and Small Victories, named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2016 by The New York Times and NPR. She has coauthored numerous cookbooks including It's All Good with Gwyneth Paltrow, and hosted the first two seasons of Radio Cherry Bombe. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, T Magazine, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Saveur, and SELF. Epicurious has called her one of the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time. Julia lives in the Hudson Valley with her wife and pets. Ina Garten is a cookbook author and host of Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. She lives in East Hampton, New York, and Southport, Connecticut.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781452143095
ISBN-10: 1452143099
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English