Food52 A New Way to Dinner

Food52 A New Way to Dinner

A Playbook of Recipes & Strategies for the Week Ahead

Book - 2016
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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
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.

& Taylor

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

Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399578007
Branch Call Number: 641.59 HES 2016
Characteristics: pages cm
Additional Contributors: Stubbs, Merrill - Author


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The Food52 folks are back with another cookbook, this one geared towards solving the eternal dilemma, "What's for dinner?"  But truthfully, this book isn't just about dinner.  It attempts to remove the mystery from meal planning by combining seasonal shopping, weekend cooking, and leftover utilization to not only get dinner on the table, but brown bag lunches out the door as well.  The cookbo… (more)

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Mar 08, 2018

I could not find much useful in this book, unless you want someone to tell you - again - how to roast a chicken or a pork butt. The idea behind the planning of a week's meals for your weekly shopping is good but, honestly, how common is 'ramps' as a vegetable?

Most of the meal planning and recipes are poorly executed in the book, and I feel like anyone with a budget probably does better for their family than they'd manage by following the book ideas.

Also, this book assumes that you have nothing better to do on the weekend than cook - sure, you're busy during the week - but, weekends, you'd be willing to spend hours and hours in the kitchen preparing food for your next week of family meals? I don't know about you but... no.


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