A New Way to Dinner

A New Way to Dinner

A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead

Book - 2016 | First edition
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Random House, Inc.
A smart, inspiring cookbook showing how to plan, shop, and cook for dinners (and lunches and desserts) all through the week. The secret? Cooking ahead. 

Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, founders of the online kitchen and home destination Food52, pull off home-cooked dinners with their families with stunning regularity. But they don't cook every night. 

Starting with flexible base dishes made on the weekend, Amanda and Merrill mix, match, and riff to create new dinners, lunches, and even desserts throughout the week. Blistered tomatoes are first served as a side, then become sauce for spaghetti with corn. Tuna, poached in olive oil on a Sunday, gets paired with braised peppers and romesco for a fiery dinner, with spicy mayo for a hearty sandwich, and with zucchini and couscous for a pack-and-go salad. 

Amanda and Merrill’s seasonal plans give you everything you need to set yourself up well for the week, with grocery lists and cooking timelines. They also share clever tips and tricks for more confident cooking, showing how elements can work across menus and seasons to fit your mood or market, and how to be scrappy with whatever’s left in the fridge. These building blocks form A New Way to Dinner, the key to smarter, happier cooking that leaves you with endless possibilities for the week ahead.

Baker & Taylor
Presents meal plans, shopping lists, and recipes for weekly meals using fresh ingredients for each season of the year.

& Taylor

The founders of a popular cooking web site offer over 100 recipes that will help readers plan ahead to make flexible dishes on the weekend that they use all week, including Green Rice and Fish Baked in Foil.

Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: (eBook)
0399578005 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780399578007 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 641.5973 HES
Characteristics: 279 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm


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Jul 05, 2017

This book is brilliant. I bought my own copy.


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