Just Add Water: Can You Boil Water? Then You Can Make 140 Deliciously Simple Recipes for Great Soups, Stews, Chicken, Fish, Pasta, Desserts, and More

Just Add Water: Can You Boil Water? Then You Can Make 140 Deliciously Simple Recipes for Great Soups, Stews, Chicken, Fish, Pasta, Desserts, and More

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by Lauren Chattman
     
 

Lauren Chattman proves that if you can boil water, you can create everything from delicious breakfasts to savory dinners to sweet deserts. Whether you're entertaining friends or simply making dinner for yourself, put a pot of water on to boil and get cooking!

The simple fact is, if you can boil water, you can poach, steam, braise, and blanch. You can also make

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Lauren Chattman proves that if you can boil water, you can create everything from delicious breakfasts to savory dinners to sweet deserts. Whether you're entertaining friends or simply making dinner for yourself, put a pot of water on to boil and get cooking!

The simple fact is, if you can boil water, you can poach, steam, braise, and blanch. You can also make coffee, boil an egg, cook pasta and other grains, and make a custard, which means that you have a world of delicious meals at your fingertips! Start with Oatmeal with Almonds and Grated Apples for breakfast, accompanied by a cup of Peppermint Hot Chocolate; pamper yourself with Fusilli with Raw Tomato-Avocado Salad for lunch; and end the day with Beef Short Ribs with Exotic Spices for dinner, topped with Rum-Vanilla Panna Cotta! Even Cod Poached in Fennel Broth, New Potatoes with Lemon Dill Pesto and Peaches with Roesmary-Red Wine Syrup are a snap once the water is boiling!Lauren Chattman proves that if you can boil water, you can create everything from delicious breakfasts to savory dinners to sweet deserts. Whether you're entertaining friends or simply making dinner for yourself, put a pot of water on to boil and get cooking!

The simple fact is, if you can boil water, you can poach, steam, braise, and blanch. You can also make coffee, boil an egg, cook pasta and other grains, and make a custard, which means that you have a world of delicious meals at your fingertips! Start with Oatmeal with Almonds and Grated Apples for breakfast, accompanied by a cup of Peppermint Hot Chocolate; pamper yourself with Fusilli with Raw Tomato-Avocado Salad for lunch; and end the day with Beef Short Ribs with Exotic Spices for dinner,topped with Rum-Vanilla Panna Cotta! Even Cod Poached in Fennel Broth, New Potatoes with Lemon Dill Pesto and Peaches with Roesmary-Red Wine Syrup are a snap once the water is boiling!

Author Biography: Lauren Chattman attended Peter Kump's Cooking School, apprenticed at Restaurant Daniel in New York, and was pastry chef at Nick and Toni's in Easthampton, Long Island. Lauren lives in Sag Harbor, Long Island.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Chattman's catchy title doesn't really give a hint of what's inside her appealing new book. The recipes in her first cookbook, Cool Kitchen (Morrow, 1998), didn't require any cooking; a chance comment from a friend who hoped her next one would be on how to boil water led to this. Here the only cooking required is boiling--though Chattman's definition is loose enough to include steaming, poaching, and simmering. The recipes are fresh and simple--Cod Fillets in Fennel Broth, Chopped Spiced Zucchini and Olives--with a few classics in the mix, too. Chattman has an engaging style. Recommended for most collections.

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ISBN-13:
9780688161880
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
8.23(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.98(d)

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