With 50 recipes to choose from, guided by affrontingly creative navigational prompts, both meat-eaters and vegetarians can get cooking and leave their indecisive selves behind.
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.
The New York Times bestselling winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award.
A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes, illustrated in full color.
Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)―and use a foolproof method that works every time?
As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new―but simple―techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.Over 1000 color photographs