"Well worth the wait"
— Tom Colicchio
"The core of Stir is the story of a woman who saved herself from a dead-end life with the power of cooking. Any chef who goes from stealing buses to creating some of the best food on the eastern seaboard is someone I always want to hear from. Distinctive dishes, generous spirit, and a genuine cook are all bound up in this wonderful book."
— Michael Ruhlman, author, Ratio
"In the American culinary stratosphere, Barb Lynch stands out as a national treasure. Stir gives the home chef her cooking keys and secrets to the kitchen kingdom."
— Art Smith, James Beard Award-winning chef and best-selling author
"To look inside this book is akin to looking into the soul of one of America's greatest chefs. Though Barbara Lynch's food is contemporary and smart, it's refreshing to see that her cuisine is remarkably grounded. There is so much of this that I can't wait to cook"
— John Besh, Chef/Owner Besh Restaurant Group, New Orleans
"Honest and straightforward, Stir will be your new best friend in the kitchen."
— Nancy Oakes, chef-owner, Boulevard
"I didn't think it would be possible to capture all that is bold, brash, ballsy, and Bostonian about Barbara Lynch on paper but somehow she has done it! I love this book!"
—Suzanne Goin, chef-owner Luques
"Barbara Lynch's first cookbook was well worth the wait. Her grit, drive, and signature good humor shine through in this collection of elegant, user-friendly recipes."
— Tom Colicchio, Chef-Owner of The Craft Restaurants
"[Lynch] has mastered her art, and the results are evident in this gorgeous, mouth-watering book..."
"...gutsy and sophisticated...Lynch's refreshing point of view covers every page." —Tasting Table
"At long last, Barbara Lynch ... has written the cookbook her admirers have been waiting for. Her contemporary French/Italian food is refined but approachable." —Fine Cooking