The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

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Random House, Feb 28, 2013 - Cooking - 336 pages
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You don't need to be a chef, you don't need special ingredients, you don't even need a big kitchen. There is a half-galley kitchen in New York with just a single counter, a tiny stove, pans stacked high in the corner - yet it has conjured up stews and slaws, salsas and pestos, tatins and cheesecakes. All to-die-for.

This is Deb Perelman's kitchen. Deb is an ordinary home cook who believes food should be a pleasure and deliciousness a guarantee. So she founded, her award-winning blog, where she concocts, tweaks and obsessively tests the best imaginable recipes for the everyday cook.

These are recipes you'll bookmark, share, and make your own, whether it is Courgette Ribbons with Almond Pesto for a summer lunch, Everyday Margherita Pizza for the family, Seared Halibut with Gazpacho Salsa for a weekend dinner, or Tiny But Intense Chocolate Cake for a special treat.

'I'm a longtime fan of the blog and this is a wonderful cookbook' Rachel Khoo, Little Paris Kitchen

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User Review  - Sarah_Beaudette - LibraryThing

Approachable, delicious, unique. Once you've been cooking (or even going to a restaurant) for a while, which is probably most of us, we get used to seeing the same combinations of ingredients over and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christina Holt - Goodreads

I'm in love with this cookbook! Deb's recipes aren't so advanced to be intimidating to a new cook, like me, but are complex enough so that I'm learning something new with each one. There's a really ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Deb Perelman is a self-taught home cook and photographer; and the creator of, an award-winning blog with a focus on stepped-up home cooking through unfussy ingredients. In previous iterations of her so-called career, she’s been a record store shift supervisor, a scrawler of “happy birthday” on bakery cakes, an art therapist, and a technology reporter. She likes her current gig—the one where she wakes up and cooks whatever she feels like that day—the best. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is her first book. Deb lives in New York City with her husband and delicious baby son.

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