The Basic Gourmet

100 Foolproof Recipes and Essential Techniques for the Beginning Cook


Learning to cook can be like learning to ride a bicycle. Since kitchens don’t come with training wheels, lots of people skin their knees in the process of getting started. The Basic Gourmet comes to the rescue with a wealth of valuable tips and simple techniques that make cooking both fun and productive.

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Culinate 8

Kale in the raw

Eight versions of kale salad

Eight ways to spin everyone’s favorite salad.