The first in a series of books by the trusted culinary authority Sur La Table, Things Cooks Love speaks to the love that cooks of all levels feel for their tools. Whether you’re passionate about the gorgeous copper pot you just received as a gift, a rice cooker you’ve always wanted to try, or your grandmother’s well-aged cast-iron skillet, award-winning author Marie Simmons provides inspiration to make the best use of your cookware along with delectable recipes to enhance the experience.
Things Cooks Love presents more than 100 satisfying recipes along with 125 detailed descriptions of commonly used and more unusual kitchen implements. Simmons focuses on how to choose basic cookware, and then branches out to an international array of essentials for Asian, Mexican, French, Indian, Iberian, and Moroccan kitchens. Each recipe includes preparation and cooking times, serving portions, and implements necessary to prepare the dish. Alternative cookware is offered for kitchens that aren’t stocked with the exact cookware or tools.
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