Deb Perelman’s second book, the Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites, is a fantastic addition to any home cook’s kitchen bookshelf. It’s a keeper.
This is the perfect cookbook for the pace of modern life. It understands that real people can’t spend 3 hours laboring over a hot stove after a day at the office.
This Smitten Kitchen cookbook focuses on food that you can make quickly and easily and which tastes great.
Breaking New Ground
This is also a cookbook with a huge amount of intelligence.
We’re not dragged over old ground and trying to simplify classics but rather Deb has come up with a ton of brand new recipes that are going to motivate you to make them when you get home at the end of a hard day.
There’s a certain thrill to new tastes that can really brighten up your life and things like the “Magical Two-Ingredient Oat Brittle” (yes, really two ingredients – even my kids can make this) and “Everything Drop Biscuits With Cream Cheese” are simply sublime.
It’s not all carbs either. Check out the Beefsteak Skirt Steak Salad and the Mango Apple Ceviche with Sunflower Seeds.
They’re absolutely delightful and brighten up your palate as soon as you get a hint of them.
Some good-old home-cooked food will improve any occasion. Deb Perelman has made it easy for us all to get into the kitchen and create something nutritious and tasty after even the most hectic day.
This has to be a good thing for everyone, if you want to eat better, this book is a must have purchase.
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