Cooking at Home Cookbook Review

Cooking at Home Cookbook Review

Title: Cooking at Home: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave): A Cookbook
Author: David Chang, Priya Krishna
Published: October 26, 2021, Clarkson Potter
No. of Pages: 400
Cover Price: $35.00, $14.99 Kindle

David Chang and Priya Krishna have teamed up to write a very unique cookbook, Cooking at Home: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave): A Cookbook. This cookbook is for everyone who doesn’t like to follow a recipe, bur still wants to prepare fabulous food. This innovative cookbook shows cooks how to prepare different things, such as pork butt, and then several ideas on how to use it. Not only does it introduce great main dishes, but also ideas for leftovers that are completely unlike the main dish.

The book is colorful, and upbeat. The chapters introduce cooking techniques and ideas that will appeal to almost everyone. Also included are beautiful photographs. The ideas are unique and have flavors from all over the world. There is nothing boring in this cookbook, and it will appeal not only to advanced cooks, but also beginning cooks. Most of the dishes are easy to put together, and the dishes from the leftovers are also easy.

Although the “recipes” aren’t written in traditional form, the ideas are easy to follow and will give way to more ideas. Included are instruction for purchasing ingredients, putting together condiments, how to season food, favorite ingredients to keep on hand, and suggested equipment. There is an excellent chapter on cooking meat that can be used in dozens of dishes.

All told, this is a great book and it’s fun to read. It gives a different perspective on cooking that will be very appealing to many cooks.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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