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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'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 26 days 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 1 month ago by amazon shopper
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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Lisa Cleveland
I'm a 26 year old guy with minimal previous cooking experience, and my girlfriend got me this book because I wanted to learn to cook. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bryan J Adams
As a person who loves to cook and has a massive collection of cookbooks and recipes from my time in culinary school, I must say this one is my favorite. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jam314
Friends gave me two days notice of their arrival, and I had already done my weekly shopping. Fortunately I had some fresh beef short ribs and the weather forecast was for snow. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wild Thing Foodie
This was my first braising cookbook and before buying it, I had never braised before. I'm surprised by how easy it is as long as you have the time to let the meat cook in the oven... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tina