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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.
I'm still working my way through these recipes. I've had a few misfires, but overall I think its a great book. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Kyle Mathews
I find this cook book to be a valuable, go to book. Lots of great recipes with interesting ideas and stories. Reads like a favorite travel novel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Beaudry
I have tried some cookbooks by celebrity chefs that are pretty to look at but do not deliver the goods. This is not one such book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Curious Onlooker
if you made a recent transition into cast iron cooking and dutch ovens, its a must read.
It details the science behind cooking, which is amazing ! Read more
If you want to learn to cook, buy this book. If you want to be a better cook, buy this book. Want to reduce the $$$$ you spend at the grocery store? Read morePublished 1 month ago by sophiegirl
Every recipe I've made from this book has been delicious. Not only are the recipes great, there's all sorts of valuable information about shopping for the foods to be braised. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jaycee
The technical parts of the book are good. She explains the whys but the recipes are not that good. I made two recipes both were bland.Published 1 month ago by GiGiB
This was a Christmas gift for my husband who is learning to cook. It's very good about explaining the science of braising as well as having delicious recipes!Published 1 month ago by Diane O'Neill
I received a set of enamel-coated cast iron pots for my anniversary two years ago and purchased this book to learn some great recipes to use with them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B. Hall