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Canal House: Cook Something

Canal House: Cook Something

Recipes to Rely On

Learn to cook well with this modern-day Joy of Cooking for the Instagram generation from James Beard Award-winning cookbook studio Canal House, “the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue of the food world” (Bon Appetit), with 300 simple recipes to rely on for the rest of your life .

Cook. Cook something. Cook something for yourself. Cook something for others. It will satisfy you more than you know.

Canal House’s Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer are home cooks writing about home cooking for other home cooks. From a lifetime of cooking dinner, every single night, they’ve edited their cooking experience down to the essentials: 300 simple recipes that reveal the building blocks of all good cooking, that will make you a better cook.

Each chapter of Cook Something teaches you to master a key ingredient or powerful technique, moving from simple (a perfect soft-boiled egg, and how to make it uncommonly delicious) to ambitious (a towering chocolate souffle). Recipes for salad dressings, sauces, braises, roasts, meatballs, vegetables, and even perfect snacks and sweets help novice and experienced cooks alike reach for the perfect dish for any occasion. Inside, you’ll find:
  • Poached salmon with lemon-butter sauce
  • Fettucine with ragu bolognese
  • Oven-braised chicken with gnocchi
  • French onion soup
  • Canal House’s classic vinaigrette
  • Classic Italian meatballs
  • Caramelized apple galette
  • And so much more.
Filled with step-by-step photographs and indispensable kitchen wisdom, it is a perfect gift for beginners and an ideal reference for confident cooks.

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Genre: Cooking / Cooking / Methods

On Sale: September 10th 2019

Price: $16.99 / $21.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 432

ISBN-13: 9780316268271

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Praise

The "patron saint of seasonal home cooking... the book comprises 300 unfussy-yet-extra-special recipes, stories, and tutorials from Hirsheimer & Hamilton's collective century of cooking experience; in it, you'll find how-tos on everything from boiling an egg properly to making fresh pasta and curing salmon--and beyond. The recipes themselves range from classic to unexpected, and along the way teach us a heck of a lot about the many different ways to cook and eat."—Food52
"Based on chapters that teach readers how to master a key ingredient or powerful technique, ranging from braises and sauces to salad dressings and vegetables. You'll find Canal House's classic vinaigrette; there's also oven-braised chicken with gnocchi, all paired with step-by-step photos."—Food & Wine
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