"I can't wait to cook my way through this amazing new book," Ina Garten writes in the foreword to this cookbook of more than 400 recipes and variations from Julia Turshen, writer, go-to recipe developer, co-author for best-selling cook- books such as Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good, and Dana Cowin's Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen. The process of truly great home cooking is demystified via more than a hundred lessons called out as "small victories" in the funny, encouraging headnotes; these are lessons learned by Julia through a lifetime of cooking thousands of meals. This beautifully curated, deeply personal collection of what Chef April Bloomfield calls "simple, achievable recipes" emphasises bold-flavoured, honest food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. More than 160 mouth-watering photographs from acclaimed photographers Gentl + Hyers provide beautiful instruction and inspiration, and a gingham spine elevates this entertaining and essential kitchen resource into a covetable gift for both beginners and accomplished home cooks.
Julia Turshen, co-author of such cookbooks as Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good, Dana Cowin's Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, The Fat Radish Kitchen Diaries and Hot Bread Kitchen, is a writer, recipe developer, television producer and former host of Radio Cherry Bombe, among other things. She lives in upstate New York with her wife, Grace Bonney, and dogs. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, Bon Appetit, Food Wine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Cherry Bombe. She is a regular recipe contributor to Food52.com, epicurious.com, gourmet.com, and medium.com. She was a member of the original television production crew on PBS' Spain... on the Road Again and The Kimchi Chronicles, and from May 2014 to May 2015 she hosted Cherry Bombe Radio on Heritage Radio Network. Julia's Web site and blog: http://www.juliaturshen.com/about https://weirdand-ravenous.squarespace.com/about-wr/ A recent profile of Julia, with photos: http://bonberi.com/journal/2014/4/21/chef-spotlight-julia-turshen