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Food52 a New Way to Dinner : A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead
by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs and James Ransom


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780399578007
  • ISBN-10: 0399578005
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds


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Cooking: Kitchen tactics

“Eat thoughtfully, live joyously.” That’s the mantra of Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, the founders of the very popular Food52 website. Their latest cookbook, Food52 A New Way to Dinner: A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead, is a perfect guide to maintaining their happy, heartfelt cooking philosophy. It’s hard to eat thoughtfully if you’re racing home from work and don’t have time to shop, let alone cook. Hesser and Stubbs have been there; they run a business and have kids. They’ve found that they need to shop and cook on weekends, and they need to be organized. Therefore, this book is arranged by season and menu, and every dinner includes recipes that can be stretched and varied. Each recipe comes with a game plan, a time-saving grocery list and tactical tips galore. With Hesser and Stubbs at your side, weeknight dinners are not only doable, they’re delectable.

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This article was originally published in the October 2016 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 
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