The author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking shows you how to love your kitchen and learn to make creative, delicious food without breaking your budget.
You can become a confident cook—even if the drawer with the take-out menus is the only part of your kitchen you currently use! Kate Payne shows you how to master basic cooking techniques—boiling, baking, and sautéing—and simplifies the process of fancy ones, like jamming and preserving, dehydrating, braising, roasting, infusing, and pickling. With this straightforward and fun guide, you can stock up your kitchen with the ingredients, tools, and appliances you'll actually use. You'll also learn how to decode recipes and alter them to make them gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan.
The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen includes advice and instructions on how to make both classic meals and foods that are typically bought, such as yogurt; ice cream; flavored salt; oil and vinegar infusions; kimchi; aioli; jam; granola; bread; and fruit leather—even liqueurs, iced teas, and vegetable juices. With fun line drawings, sidebars full of tips and tricks, and lists of resources, Kate Payne sets you up for success and shows you how to unlock your inner kitchen prowess.
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About the Author
Kate Payne is a former nanny, after-hours poet, occasional painter, and writer. She is the founder of the Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking website, author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking, and a frequent contributor to Edible Austin magazine, AOL's Kitchen Daily, and a number of DIY, décor, and cooking websites. She teaches classes at culinary institutions and Whole Foods Market.
Table of Contents
Part I Stocking Up: Setting the Stage for Success
chapter 1 equip your ship 3
chapter 2 pantry staples 35
chapter 3 getting fresh 59
Part II Feeding Yourself: Life's Pesky Eating Requirements
chapter 4 methodology and mad skills 97
chapter 5 kitchen kick-ass 133
chapter 6 baking and desserts 167
Part III Feeding Others: Entertaining and Sharing Food with Friends
chapter 7 using stuff up 211
chapter 8 homemade entertaining 255
chapter 9 better together 295
epilogue: a toast to you 313
appendix 1 my essential measures 314
appendix 2 good practices 315