Cooking in the Moment

Cooking in the Moment

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by Andrea Reusing
     
 

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"If there’s one thing Reusing understands, it’s the power of a remarkable ingredient." – O Magazine

"[A] must-have title for both new and experienced cookes." --Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)

“Her enthusiasm is infectious, her approach, inviting.”—BookPage Top Pick and Cookbook of the Month

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"If there’s one thing Reusing understands, it’s the power of a remarkable ingredient." – O Magazine

"[A] must-have title for both new and experienced cookes." --Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)

“Her enthusiasm is infectious, her approach, inviting.”—BookPage Top Pick and Cookbook of the Month

“I love Andrea Reusing’s Lantern in Chapel Hill. And her recipes in Cooking in the Moment are so approachable and her stories so insightful that they blaze a path toward great home cooking.”
—David Chang

“I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying many fine meals at Lantern. Andrea Reusing’s food is always fresh, seasonal, and as local as possible. Her recipes are creative and downright delicious.”
—John Grisham

For Andrea Reusing—an award-winning chef, a leader in the sustainable agriculture movement, and a working mother—“cooking in the moment” simply means focusing on one meal at a time. Tender spring broccoli given a smoky char on the grill, a summer berry pudding with cold cream, or a cider-braised pork shoulder served with pan-fried apples on a frosty night—cooking and eating this way allows food in season to become the foundation of a full life. Cooking in the Moment is a rich, absorbing journey through a year in Reusing’s home kitchen as she cooks for family and friends using ingredients grown nearby.

When seasonality is reimagined as a grocery list rather than a limitation, everyday meals become cause for celebration—a whole week of fresh sweet corn; a blue moon autumn asparagus harvest; a rich, spicy soup made with the last few sweet potatoes of winter. Reusing seamlessly blends down-to-earth kitchen advice with delicious, doable recipes, including childhood favorites (chicken and dumplings), simple one-pot dinners (shrimp, pea, and rice stew), as well as feasts to satisfy a crowd (roast fresh ham with cracklings). And while the action takes place in North Carolina, the kinds of producers and places that animate these pages—farmers, ranchers, cheesemakers, butchers, bakers, orchards, backyard henhouses, and fishing holes—can be found all over, producing the flavors that we crave.

With gorgeous photography throughout and more than 130 recipes, Cooking in the Moment will inspire cooks everywhere to embrace the flavors and bounty of each season.


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ISBN-13:
9780307889744
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
35,560
File size:
35 MB
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strawberry ice cream

makes 2 quarts

1 quart ripe fresh strawberries
¾ cup sugar, or more to taste
Pinch of kosher salt
1½ cups buttermilk, preferably full-fat
1½ cups heavy cream

Hull the strawberries, place them in a large bowl, and add the sugar and salt. With a potato masher, coarsely crush the fruit, combining it with the sugar. Stir in the buttermilk and cream, and combine well. Freeze in an ice cream maker.


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Meet the Author

ANDREA REUSING creates Asian flavors with local and seasonal ingredients at her acclaimed restaurant Lantern, one of Gourmet’s Top Fifty Restaurants. A James Beard Award nominee, she serves on the boards of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and the Chefs Collaborative. Reusing lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and their two children. This is her first cookbook.


From the Hardcover edition.

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This is a must for Chefs and Home Cooks to have. Experience the Latern if you are every in Chapel Hill N.C.....