Kitchen Confidence

Essential Recipes and Tips That Will Help You Cook Anything

Kitchen Confidence

Host of Cooking Channel's Kelsey's Essentials and fan favorite on season four of The Next Food Network Star, Kelsey Nixon shares the essential recipes, techniques, and tools that new home cooks need in their back pocket. A young food star and new mom, Kelsey is an invaluable friend in the kitchen to everyone settling into their first kitchen of their own. Her recipes, which are broken down into simple steps, teach readers how to cook, highlighting key tools and basic techniques everyone should know. And yet her flavors are anything but basic; Kelsey gives everyone the confidence to start with the 2.0 version of a recipe instead of the boring standards. For example, she makes her house pilaf with quinoa instead of rice, and her addictive fruit salad is a savory first course instead of a lackluster dessert. With 100 recipes and 60 color photographs, Kitchen Confidence brings home all of the energy and spirit of the Cooking Channel show of the same name, making it an excellent handbook for newlyweds, recent college graduates, and those discovering their kitchens for the first time.

The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard

800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard

The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard

No matter what anyone tells you, boat cooking IS different from cooking ashore. The space is smaller, there’s no grocery store 5 minutes away, you have fewer prepared foods and electric appliances, and food storage is much different. Despite cruising different oceans, we—Jan and Carolyn--both faced the same challenges: eating well while having time to enjoy all the other great aspects of cruising. We love to snorkel, swim, kayak, explore—and just sit and admire the view. We learned with the cookbooks we both had aboard, and wished for information that wasn't available--like when Jan ended up with a frozen chicken complete with head and feet and no instructions on how to cut it up. When we couldn't get foods such as sour cream, English muffins, spaghetti sauce or yogurt, we adapted recipes to make our own. Other times, we experimented with substituting ingredients--maybe the result wasn’t identical, but it was still tasty. We ended up with over 150 substitutions and dozens of “make it yourself” options. As we traded recipes and knowledge with each other, we realized we were compiling information that became The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800+ recipes made from readily-obtainable ingredients with hand utensils, including numerous choices to suit every taste: not just one cake but 20, 16 ways to prepare fish, 10 regional barbeque sauces, and so on. Step-by-step directions to give even “non-cooks” the confidence they can turn out tasty meals without prepared foods. Detailed instructions on unfamiliar things like making yogurt and bread, grilling virtually every food imaginable, preparing and cooking freshly-caught fish and seafood, cutting up and boning meat, cooking in a Thermos and baking on the stove top, as well as lots of tips on how to do things more easily in a tiny, moving kitchen. All this in an easy-to-navigate format including side tabs on the Contents to help you find your way and extensive cross reference lists at the end of each chapter. Quick Reference Lists provide idea starters: suggestions of included recipes for such categories as Mexican, Asian, and Potluck. The Boat Galley Cookbook is designed to help you every step of the way. We hope it becomes a trusted reference on your boat, and a source of many enjoyable meals.

The Chef Next Door

A Pro Chef's Recipes for Fun, Fearless Home Cooking

The Chef Next Door

Improve your confidence and add joy to your home cooking with this beautiful, practical, full-color cookbook filled with information, techniques, and more than 100 recipes from the Food Network favorite and critically acclaimed chef of New York’s Empire Diner restaurant. Amanda Freitag is a master at knocking out fabulous meals in her restaurant kitchen and on the set of Food Network’s Chopped and Iron Chef America. But until recently, she was totally intimidated to cook at home in her tiny apartment kitchen, relating to the fears of many home cooks. She realized she wasn’t alone! She set out to help other home cooks and created a list of restaurant-quality recipes that shine in the home kitchen. The Chef Next Door teaches home cooks a wide range of confidence-instilling skills, tricks, and tips that Amanda has picked up working in professional kitchens and cooking competitively on television. In her bright, lively voice, she helps you master the basic techniques that are the foundation of good, flavorful cooking. She also teaches you how to think like a chef—to consider seasonality, balancing flavors, understanding the steps, and learning how to improvise—to create a menu and execute dishes with pro techniques, as if she were right there in the kitchen with you. You’ll find everything from the basics—sauces, marinades, stocks, and rubs—to first impressions, salads, and easy dinner recipes, and will even become skilled in making “The Scary Stuff”—recipes that may seem out of reach but are not. With The Chef Next Door, you’ll be able to dazzle friends and family with a diverse range of dishes, such as Spinach Feta Pies, Kale and Farro Salad with Aged Goat Cheese, Lusty Lemon Chicken, Pop’s Beer-Braised Bold Beef Stew, Mediterranean Potato Salad, Marinated Artichokes, Cocoa Carrot Cake, and more. Filled with beautiful color photographs that show how achievable good food really is, The Chef Next Door makes confident home cooking a breeze.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School (Enhanced Edition)

Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook

Martha Stewart's Cooking School (Enhanced Edition)

This enhanced edition of Martha Stewart’s Cooking School includes 31 instructional step-by-step videos and hundreds of color photographs that demonstrate the fundamental cooking techniques that every home cook should know. Imagine having Martha Stewart at your side in the kitchen, teaching you how to hold a chef’s knife, select the very best ingredients, truss a chicken, make a perfect pot roast, prepare every vegetable, bake a flawless pie crust, and much more. In Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, you get just that: a culinary master class from Martha herself, with lessons for home cooks of all levels. Never before has Martha written a book quite like this one. Arranged by cooking technique, it’s aimed at teaching you how to cook, not simply what to cook. Delve in and soon you’ll be roasting, broiling, braising, stewing, sautéing, steaming, and poaching with confidence and competence. In addition to the techniques, you’ll find more than 200 sumptuous, all-new recipes that put the lessons to work, along with invaluable step-by-step photographs to take the guesswork out of cooking. You’ll also gain valuable insight into equipment, ingredients, and every other aspect of the kitchen to round out your culinary education. Featuring more than 500 gorgeous color photographs, Martha Stewart’s Cooking School is the new gold standard for everyone who truly wants to know his or her way around the kitchen.

Kid Chef

The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen

Kid Chef

"There may be no better way to instill a love of good food in your kids than by having them learn to cook. Kid Chef helps them develop fundamental skills, harness their curiosity, and turn out tasty, family-friendly dishes."―Cooking Light Magazine Every parent knows that when it comes to cooking--practice really does make perfect. Unlike other kids cookbooks that dumb down recipes, Kid Chef gets kids cooking nutritious meals that engage their skills and instill confidence in the kitchen. Covering basic techniques and featuring tutorials for tasty recipes, this kids' cookbook is sure to turn any child into a chef. More than just a kids' cookbook, Kid Chef is a learning tool that includes: 75+ Healthy Recipes: easy-to-follow recipes for snacks and small bites, main dishes and desserts that parents will love Kitchen 101: learn how to stock the pantry, create a grocery list, handle a knife, and use the stove Facts and Tips: from variations on your favorite recipes to fun food facts this kids' cookbook covers everything A kids' cookbook for grown-up tastes: recipes for Homemade Granola, Mini Quiches, Minty Lamb Burgers, Rosemary Shortbread Cookies, and so much more! "This is an amazing cookbook for introducing children to the joys of cooking. I loved that instead of being just a collection of recipes oversimplified for children, it was a well-thought-out teaching tool."--Heather Columbo, Mom to a kid chef

Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101

How to Make Everything Taste Better

Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101

The ultimate everyday cookbook you'll turn to again and again. Like her mentor Julia Child, Sara Moulton believes that with the right guidance anyone can become a good cook. After all, great home cooking is in the details. Having the proper tools, understanding temperature and cooking time, and knowing how to balance flavors are simple skills that elevate everyday meals. In Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101, Sara teaches readers how to a make good dish taste even better. This invaluable guide is packed with essential techniques, expert tips, and practical advice to sharpen your sense of taste and cultivate confidence in the kitchen. With wit and wisdom, Sara guide readers through the fundamentals, then offers 150 hit recipes to illustrate, step-by-step, the time-tested methods that make each so delicious. You'll learn to navigate your stove, season like a pro, and add umami to a dish while discovering new ideas for weeknight dinners. A stellar cast of guest chefs — including Rick Bayless, Amanda Cohen, Hiroko Shimbo, Jacques Torres, Joanne Chang, and Marc Vetri — also contribute favorite recipes and in-depth lessons on everything from successful stir-frying to choosing the right steaks. Approachable for beginners and inspiring for home cooks of all levels, this is a cookbook you'll want to keep handy on your kitchen shelf.

Excel Japanese Cooking

Get into the Art of Japanese Cooking

Excel Japanese Cooking

LEARN THE CULINARY ART OF JAPANESE COOKING Konnichiwa! Japan - what a beautiful country filled with rich history, extraordinary culture, and most of all, exotic food. If you have ever eaten at a Japanese restaurant, you know just how exquisite the food is. The displays, the flavors, the textures – all like a fresh burst from heaven! Experiencing Japanese cuisine is not merely another dining experience. It’s a journey, a lifestyle, and something that you never forget. How would you like to create that experience for yourself at home? Whenever you are looking for a new way to cook for your family, why not give Japanese cooking a try? Now you can with "Excel Japanese Cooking," which will give you all the tools and information to get started today. It won’t be long before you’re whipping up delicious dishes that you never thought you could make! Here's a sample taste of what you'll get: - Japanese Dining Culture and Etiquette. Knowing these will help you when you are eating out at a Japanese restaurant as well as when you are cooking. - Craftsmanship for Japanese Chefs. There are many specialized kitchen essentials needed for the Japanese chefs that will be covered. - Essential Breakfast Basis. The healthy Japanese version of breakfast that will get you going. Plus, the one most complicated recipe not for the faint of heart. - Follow-up Lunch Basis. The heartier follow-up meal to the lighter breakfast that will fill you up and energize you to keep going throughout the day. - Transition Dinner Basis. The guilt-free side of Japanese cuisine where the items are more varied and appetizing for dinner to end the long day. ...and that's just for starters. As you can see, this is not only some list of Japanese recipes thrown together. It’s a whole introduction to Japanese cuisine and culture. You’ll learn all sorts of things that you never knew before to be well-rounded in the art of Japanese culinary. Whether you are interested in getting into Japanese cooking or you want to impress your friends and family with an impressive meal, "Excel Japanese Cooking" is for you! Itadakimasu!

The Rookie Cook

The Rookie Cook

Each recipe in "The Rookie Cook" has been carefully tested and promises impressive results for even the newest of cooks. The directions are clearly written and easy to follow in this varied selection of hearty main courses, side dishes, desserts and more. There's even a section dedicated to planned leftovers - a truly economical time saver for busy households. Coaching tips appear throughout the book to answer possible questions that might come up while making a recipe. "The Practical Pantry" at the beginning of the book is a helpful listing of key ingredients needed to create a well-stocked kitchen. An illustrated guide to kitchen cooking gadgets is also a good teaching reference, and a glossary of typical cooking directions can help new cooks understand common recipe directions.

Betty Crocker Learn with Betty

Essential Recipes and Techniques to Become a Confident Cook

Betty Crocker Learn with Betty

Aimed at both new as well as more experienced cooks who want to take their cooking to the next level, Learn with Betty teaches readers how to cook by presenting 62 delicious, on-trend recipes, each with a technique key to the recipe. Once the technique is mastered, readers can move on to five more recipes using that skill. Learn how to make Cold Brew Coffee, then create Cold Brew Coffee Pie and Cold Brew Coffee S’More Squares. Cross-references point readers to other techniques they may need in the recipe, so they can create dishes like a pro. The new cook will have success with every recipe—such as making salad dressing from scratch; an experienced cook will enjoy the fresh flavor ideas for the oils and vinegars, and new salad combinations to wake up this everyday dish. No matter what the reader’s level of expertise, Learn with Betty meets them where they are, and deliciously expands their cooking expertise.

The Blue Apron Cookbook

165 Essential Recipes and Lessons for a Lifetime of Home Cooking

The Blue Apron Cookbook

The Joy of Cooking for a new generation: A collection of easy-to-make, delicious, and original recipes from the kitchens of Blue Apron—the beloved national meal-delivery service—featuring 165 step-by-step, technique-driven dishes that will transform novice cooks into confident home chefs and will excite experienced cooks too. Named for the uniform of apprentice chefs in professional kitchens, Blue Apron has made its mark from its exemplary meal-delivery service, but its true passion is culinary education—a value that infuses their commitment to providing healthy, sustainably sourced, seasonal foundations for creative cooking. Now in The Blue Apron Cookbook, this trusted national brand steps into the kitchens of home cooks everywhere, taking its familiar step-by-step instructional style to a new level in a technique-driven cookbook intended to build confidence and expertise through meals that are as beautiful to look at as they are mouth-wateringly delicious to enjoy. Organized around essential meals that explain both the "how" and the "why" of cooking techniques, The Blue Apron Cookbook excites, educates, and inspires. With the help of 800 stunning color photographs and unparalleled step-by-step instruction, amateur home cooks will grow into competent home chefs, perfecting and creating variations of classics ranging from roast chicken to risottos, pastas, soups, salads, and desserts. Each chapter starts with the basics and builds from there—as you cook through the recipes, even experienced cooks will appreciate the basics in a new way, learning how one dish or technique can be transformed into many others. Today’s cooks are hungry for real culinary expertise, and eager to cook smarter and better. A cookbook that reflects the tastes and trends of the moment while honoring the traditional methods and flavors chefs have perfected for centuries, The Blue Apron Cookbook is poised to become the go-to resource for anyone looking to truly master home cooking.