NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With 101 recipes for home chefs of all abilities, this cookbook makes a perfect graduation gift for those facing the real world (and feeding themselves) for the first time.
My name is Alton Brown, and I wrote this book. Its my first in a few years because Ive been a little busy with TV stuff and interwebs stuff and live stage show stuff. Sure, Ive been cooking, but its been mostly to feed myself and people in my immediate vicinitywhich is really what a cook is supposed to do, right? Well, one day I was sitting around trying to organize my recipes, and I realized that I should put them into a personal collection. One thing led to another, and heresEveryDayCook.Theres still plenty of science and hopefully some humor in here (my agent says thats my wheelhouse), but unlike in my other books, a lot of attention went into the photos, which were all taken on my iPhone (take that, Instagram) and are suitable for framing. As for the recipes, which are arranged by time of day, theyre pretty darned tasty. Highlights include:
Morning: Buttermilk Lassi, Overnight Coconut Oats, Nitrous Pancakes Coffee Break: Cold Brew Coffee, Lacquered Bacon, Seedy Date Bars Noon: Smoky the Meat Loaf, Grilled Cheese Grilled Sandwich, EnchiLasagna or Lasagnalada Afternoon: Green Grape Cobbler, Crispy Chickpeas, Savory Greek Yogurt Dip Evening: Bad Day Bitter Martini, Mussels-O-Miso, Garam Masalmon Steaks Anytime: The Generals Fried Chicken, Roasted Chile Salsa, Peach Punch Pops Later: Cider House Fondue, Open Sesame Noodles, Chocapocalypse Cookie
So lets review: 101 recipes with mouthwatering photos, a plethora of useful insights on methods, tools, and ingredients all written by an award-winning and influential educator and tastemaker. That last part is from the PR office. Real people dont talk like that.