The Clever Cookbook

The Clever Cookbook : Get-Ahead Strategies and Timesaving Tips for Stress-Free Home Cooking

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Just because you're short on time doesn't mean you have to sacrifice healthy, flavourful homemade food. Thanks to Emilie Raffa's The Clever Cookbook, readers can cut down on cooking time while still creating delicious, complex meals. Emilie's tips and tricks include prepping veggies ahead of time, using seasoning blends instead of individual spices, infusing butter and oil with garlic and other herbs, using make-ahead basics like stocks and stir-fry sauces, marinating meats as they freeze and thaw and much, much more. Her healthy, homemade recipes range from 30- Minute Chicken Piccata to Teriyaki Beef, Roasted Vegetable Salad with Goat Cheese, One-Pot Baked Risotto, Jambalaya and more. Emilie's classic culinary training, knack for creative recipes and savvy shortcuts will help readers prepare mouthwatering, homemade meals without spending all their time in the kitchen or grocery store.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 203 x 228 x 13mm | 600g
  • Essex, United States
  • English
  • 80 colour photographs
  • 1624142168
  • 9781624142161
  • 432,948

Review quote

"This cookbook is beyond 'clever'--it's genius! The tips, ideas, luscious photos and truly simple recipes will make you want to stay in the kitchen."
--Ally Phillips, author of Ally's Kitchen & the popular website

"The Clever Cookbook is an inspiring collection of healthy, tantalizing recipes and smart, practical hints and observations on how to keep [your cooking] real and tasteful, no matter how hectic life is."
--Erik Murnighan, president of the International Culinary Center

"Taking the stress out of cooking delicious meals every night, Emilie weaves in organizational tips with flavor-inspired recipes to ensure your cooking is more joy than chore."
--Julie Resnick, co-founder of feedfeed

"...loaded with time-saving tips, make-ahead strategies and meals that stretch the whole week through. The gorgeously photographed and well-developed recipes keep every level of cook in mind, saving time in the kitchen to make room for the rest of your day."
--Heidi Larsen, creator of

"Getting back to the basics of home cooking is exactly what I, and so many busy homemakers, crave. Emilie is just the person to show us how."
--Dana Shultz, creator of

"This is a must-have book. Emile's love for genuine, simple and healthy food is contagious, and no doubt you will find yourself wanting to cook absolutely everything from this book."
--Silvia Colloca, bestselling cookbook author and TV host

"Emilie has gotten to the heart of what we all wish we had more of: time to create wonderful meals for our families. She will have you planning ahead and making delicious flavorful recipes for your family in no time."
--Jocelyn Delk Adams, author of Grandbaby Cakes
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About Emilie Raffa

Emilie is founder of The Clever Carrot (, a popular, healthy comfort food blog. The blog has more than 12,000 Facebook followers. Emilie has a degree in Classic Culinary Arts from the French Culinary Institute. She has worked as a private chef, recipe developer and food stylist. Emilie lives on Long Island, New York with her husband and two sons.
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Rating details

45 ratings
3.4 out of 5 stars
5 16% (7)
4 33% (15)
3 29% (13)
2 20% (9)
1 2% (1)
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