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- Author: JeanMarie Brownson
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Agate Surrey (November 3, 2015)
- ISBN-10: 1572841788
- ISBN-13: 978-1572841789
- Cover price $29.95
Since 2007, Brownson has chronicled her life of cooking in this bimonthly column, featuring inventive and easy-to-make recipes that readers adore. Now she has carefully handpicked and collected her favorites in one convenient, versatile volume. Readers will find recipes that are perfect for weekday family dinners as well as dishes for parties with friends and loved ones.
In this full-color cookbook organized by course (including chapters on party snacks, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and more), Brownson also includes 20 dinner menus to help readers plan their next gathering. Brownson’s charming anecdotes and behind-the-scene tales of the food world complement the recipes and make this book a fine addition to any home cook’s regular rotation.
In addition to co-authoring three books with Chef Rick Bayless, Brownson is currently the culinary director for Frontera Foods and Frontera Media Productions. Her three-decade career in food journalism and in both home and professional kitchens is evident in this book.
Author JeanMarie Brownson believes that cooking and eating meals together as a family strengthens the family bond. She find a lot of inspiration from walking through farmers markets. The recipes in this cookbook are her family’s favorites, which her children now share with theirs. The cookbook includes a lot of history and story, along with the recipes.
Chapters in this cookbook include
- Notes And Tips From A Lifetime In The Kitchen
- Menus For Your Dinners (And Other Meals) At Home
- Party Snacks
- Soups, Stews And Salads
- Sandwiches, Pastas And Pizzas
- The Main Dish
- Vegetables And Other Sides
- Holiday Dinner At Home
- Breakfast For Dinner
- Sweets And Baked Goods
- Condiments, Rubs And Sauces
Each of the chapters contains its own table of contents, making the cookbook very easy to both browse and use. Many of the recipes include a large, color photo. Readers will find prep and cooking time, along with the number of servings, listed clearly at the top of each recipe. These things also help determine how reader-friendly a cookbook is. The author has included many tips, helpful hints and variations throughout the book. Sweet Crepes With Lemony Grapefruit Curd, Cucumber And Ginger Pickles, Sauteed Scallops With Chermoula, Lemon-Garlic Grilled Portobellos With Burrata And Tomatoes, Smokey Grilled Delmonico Steaks, and Chocolate Cherry Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are just a few of the recipes you’ll find included in this cookbook. This cookbook would be appropriate for anyone wishing to expand their recipe collection or learn how to make or put a different spin on popular dishes.