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Throughout, Stevens's offers sensible, rewarding counsel. "If it comes down to a matter of cooking or not cooking dinner for your family," she says, "I recommend buying commercially raised chicken [as opposed to locally produced or other naturally raised poultry]. Make a satisfying home cooked meal, and sit down and enjoy it with your family." In other words, Stevens is wise. "The act of cooking on a regular basis will make you a better cook," she concludes, "and will improve the quality of your life and of those around you." --Arthur Boehm --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Good cookbook, excellent prolog on what the hows of braising. I've prepared a couple of the recipes already and I can see that this will be a winter favorite.Published 22 days ago by Elizabeth Duckworth
I've really liked every recipe I've tried. You can tell she's actually cooked all these dishes. She also includes additional information on ingredients and certain cuts of meat. Read morePublished 29 days ago by deal finder
Very pleased with the way the clear writing entices you to cook and coaches you through complex ingredient lists and recipes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter Clement
I'll admit, I haven't yet made any of the recipes. But I'm a recipe book reader. And I really, really loved reading the recipes in this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eliza
I love cookbooks that successfully present the "why" and how-to" of cooking, while providing solid recipes, and this book certainly qualifies. Read morePublished 2 months ago by pe-00
great book with simple but very valuable recommendations with great outcome when using it. I would recommend it to everybody who is interested in braising technique. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Barbara L.
I enjoyed this book because it goes into detail about the cooking process -- very educational. That said, I haven't yet tried any of the recipes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lisa Cleveland