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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design (May 20, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062255401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062255402
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

The author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking shows you how to love your kitchen and learn to make creative, delicious food without breaking your budget.

You can become a confident cook—even if the drawer with the take-out menus is the only part of your kitchen you currently use! Kate Payne shows you how to master basic cooking techniques—boiling, baking, and sautéing—and simplifies the process of fancy ones, like jamming and preserving, dehydrating, braising, roasting, infusing, and pickling. With this straightforward and fun guide, you can stock up your kitchen with the ingredients, tools, and appliances you'll actually use. You'll also learn how to decode recipes and alter them to make them gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan.

The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen includes advice and instructions on how to make both classic meals and foods that are typically bought, such as yogurt; ice cream; flavored salt; oil and vinegar infusions; kimchi; aioli; jam; granola; bread; and fruit leather—even liqueurs, iced teas, and vegetable juices. With fun line drawings, sidebars full of tips and tricks, and lists of resources, Kate Payne sets you up for success and shows you how to unlock your inner kitchen prowess.

About the Author

Kate Payne is a former nanny, after-hours poet, occasional painter, and writer. She is the founder of the Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking website, author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking, and a frequent contributor to Edible Austin magazine, AOL's Kitchen Daily, and a number of DIY, décor, and cooking websites. She teaches classes at culinary institutions and Whole Foods Market.

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She has GREAT advice & tips.
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I think this book would make a great gift for someone just starting out on their own.
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I love Kate Payne's style of writing - it's like we've met before.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AnneB on June 7, 2014
Format: Paperback
This isn't your typical cookbook. There are not a lot of recipes in it and their are no beautiful color photographs of delicious food. At first I was disappointed but then I started to read this book and I ended up really liking it.

The book is filled with great kitchen tips that both the beginning cook and the more experienced one will find helpful. The book begins with the staples of getting your kitchen set up with the best cookware and utensils. Payne lists essentials and additional things that are just nice to have on hand when you are cooking. There is a great section on getting fresh food, why it is important and how to buy fresh food as economically as you can. There are then sections on cooking skills every cook needs to know about for both cooking and baking. The final part of the book discusses entertaining and I found that one very helpful.

I think this book would make a great gift for someone just starting out on their own. It has so many great tips and ideas for getting the new cook started. Even though I have been cooking for a while I still learned some new tricks in this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hector Mexicanity on August 8, 2014
Format: Paperback
More than a guide for hip girls, this is a book for anyone that wants to gain confidence in the kitchen and be a graceful host.
The kitchen is the home's heart and Kate guides you in easy steps not to dominate, but to be more comfortable there and make it your ally whenever you want to procure something delicious for yourself and your loved ones.
This book is a valuable resource for anyone transforming a house into a home. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daria Lay on September 6, 2014
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I love Kate Payne's style of writing - it's like we've met before. Odd, yes. I know. I would recommend her books to any one of my friends - as we are all kind of oblivious when it comes to running a house. She is able to put things into easy-to-follow steps and tells it like it is. Thank you for writing this book, Ms. Payne. It is more than a blessing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dsAustin on July 7, 2014
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Lucky to live in Austin & to be able to take classes with Kate. I canned my first tomatoes last summer! ;) She has GREAT advice & tips. I'm giving this to all my young friends heading off to college &/or married. A great companion in the kitchen!
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More About the Author

Kate Payne is an author, grant writer, part-time nanny, after-hours poet, occasional painter, committed doodler, drive-by trash collector, big-time procrastinator, tea, toast and jam obsessed Austinite-in-Brooklyn. She collects old typewriters; some of them still work. She studied anthropology and sociology in the Sonoran Desert. She worked on a tomato farm once, and paper-mached gigantic thumbs once, too.

The creator of the Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking website, she is the internet's go to girl for domestic advice--an expert on thrift stores, flea markets, and Craigslist, and a frequent consultant for design, decorating, cooking, crafting, and urban living sites--as well as a creative writing instructor with the New York Writers Coalition where she leads writing workshops for all ages, from adults to elementary and middle school-aged children, and frequently uses her students to test out her new recipes. Most recently, they fell in love with her honey whole wheat bread.

Kate rotates her time between Brooklyn, NY and Austin, TX.

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