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The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen
     

The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen

by Alison Cayne
 

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The Must-Have Book That Will Teach You How to Cook
Learning to cook has never been simpler—or more delicious—thanks to The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School. Each of the book’s nine chapters centers on a key lesson: in the eggs chapter, readers will learn about timing and temperature while poaching, frying, and

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The Must-Have Book That Will Teach You How to Cook
Learning to cook has never been simpler—or more delicious—thanks to The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School. Each of the book’s nine chapters centers on a key lesson: in the eggs chapter, readers will learn about timing and temperature while poaching, frying, and scrambling; in the soups chapter, they will learn to layer flavors through recipes like Green Curry with Chicken. The rigorously tested recipes—including wholesome lunches, dinner-party showstoppers, and delectable desserts—will become part of readers’ daily repertoires. Beautiful photographs show both the finished dishes and the how-to techniques, and helpful illustrations offer further guidance.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 04/03/2017
Cayne, the founder of the Haven’s Kitchen cooking school in New York City, targets beginners in the kitchen with this handy cookbook. Simple, clear graphic design makes the book approachable, and Cayne’s straightforward, friendly directions give would-be cooks confidence. Each chapter pairs a lesson with a collection of recipes that help develop the idea or skill. Cayne starts off with lessons in preparing grains and beans, foods that many cooks find difficult to prepare properly. A recipe on how to cook white rice leads to farro risotto with mushrooms, a variety of one-bowl meals, and a basic black bean recipe that will be used in other dishes later in the book. Most importantly, by the end of the chapter, readers will understand the how and why of grain and bean cooking. The book is filled with classic recipes such as eggs benedict, ribollita, and sole meunière, and there are also up-to-the-minute recipes such as quinoa broccoli patties, which push readers to get over their “fear of frying” and teach good knife skills and the importance of mise en place. This book will remain a staple in kitchens long after readers have mastered the basics of boiling an egg and searing a steak. (May)
From the Publisher

“A must-have for aspiring home cooks. So many people come to me and ask what book they should buy if they want to ‘learn how to cook.’ Until now, there really hasn’t been a book I could point them towards, but . . . Ali’s book offers a range of approachable recipes to help inspire and encourage the aspiring home cook to get into the kitchen and just do it.”
—RealSimple.com

“Straightforward preparation instructions, stunning photographs (many step-by-step), and a cohesive graphic design that’s easy to navigate. VERDICT: Encouraging and accessible, this collection would make a wonderful gift for anyone who’s expressed an interest in learning to cook.”
Library Journal, starred review

“Simple, clear graphic design makes the book approachable, and Cayne’s straightforward, friendly directions give would-be cooks confidence. . . . This book will remain a staple in kitchens long after readers have mastered the basics of boiling an egg and searing a steak.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This [book] makes cooking feel much less overwhelming if you’re a novice, or just want to get out of your roast-chicken rut and learn new techniques. Many cookbooks aimed at beginners are infantilizing; the language and tone here is smart and direct. . . . Approachable and stress-free.”
—Grub Street

“Cayne brings both a teacher’s mindset and a student’s questions to The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School. Each chapter, based upon a type of ingredient or dish, imparts a core technique and master recipe. Beans and grains are a lesson in ‘cooking with purpose’; soups teach the layering of flavors; salads composition, etc. The book’s magazine-like layout makes learning knife skills, frying, poaching eggs, and more easy. Even the simpler recipes are saved from being basic. . . . The recipes for sauces and dressings add up to a complete arsenal of fresh basics.”
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“Delicious, easy.”
—Vogue.com

“Classical training without the tuition bill.”
—PureWow.com

“Filled with invaluable lessons, recipes, guidance, and inspiration for cooks of all levels, this book is an undeniable asset for every kitchen!”
—Gail Simmons, food expert, TV host, and author of Talking with My Mouth Full 

The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School not only teaches the fundamentals of cooking but also shows you how to make the types of things you and yours really want to eat.”
—Julia Turshen, author of Small Victories

“Defies the many stiff tomes in its category with succinct clarity [and] a you-can-do-this spirit. . . . It’s cooking school for the real home kitchen, and lessons for a lifetime of good eating.”
—Amanda Hesser, cofounder and CEO of Food52

“If you have always dreamed of cooking—not just following recipes—this is the only book you will ever need.”
—Tom Colicchio
Library Journal
★ 05/15/2017
New York's Haven's Kitchen offers recreational cooking classes, a café, catering private events, and other services. In her first cookbook, founder and entrepreneur Cayne strives to reconnect readers with the pleasures of making a meal. In nine chapters of lessons on cooking fundamentals (e.g,. "Vegetables: A Lesson in Seasonality," "Eggs: A Lesson in Timing and Temperature), she shares 100-plus educational recipes such as mixed vegetable tempura, beef bourguignon, fresh tomato sauce, and lemon curd tart. These and other dishes feature straightforward preparation instructions, stunning photographs (many step-by-step), and a cohesive graphic design that's easy to navigate. VERDICT Encouraging and accessible, this collection would make a wonderful gift for anyone who's expressed an interest in learning to cook. Cal Peternell's Twelve Recipes is another great choice, but this volume is more comprehensive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579656737
Publisher:
Artisan
Publication date:
04/04/2017
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
140,599
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Alison Cayne is the owner of Haven’s Kitchen, a cooking school, café, and event space in New York City. Alison started Haven’s Kitchen as a place to inspire and educate people on food and sustainability issues. She serves on the boards of Edible Schoolyard NYC and the Food and Environment Reporting Network and has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Domino, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Goop. She has a master’s in food studies from New York University, where she is now an adjunct professor. Alison lives in New York City with her five children. Find her on Instagram @havenskitchen.

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