The Essential New York Times Cookbook

The Essential New York Times Cookbook : Classic Recipes for a New Century

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Amanda Hesser, co-founder and CEO of Food52 and former New York Times food columnist, brings her signature voice and expertise to this compendium of influential and delicious recipes from chefs, home cooks, and food writers. Devoted Times subscribers will find the many treasured recipes they have cooked for years-Plum Torte, David Eyre's Pancake, Pamela Sherrid's Summer Pasta-as well as favorites from the early Craig Claiborne New York Times Cookbook and a host of other classics-from 1940s Caesar salad and 1960s flourless chocolate cake to today's fava bean salad and no-knead bread.

Hesser has cooked and updated every one of the 1,000-plus recipes here. Her chapter introductions showcase the history of American cooking, and her witty and fascinating headnotes share what makes each recipe special. The Essential New York Times Cookbook is for people who grew up in the kitchen with Claiborne, for curious cooks who want to serve a nineteenth-century raspberry granita to their friends, and for the new cook who needs a book that explains everything from how to roll out dough to how to slow-roast fish-a volume that will serve as a lifelong companion.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 960 pages
  • 216 x 262 x 58mm | 2,084g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Two-colour
  • 0393061035
  • 9780393061031
  • 86,216

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"Hesser, whose witty bent permeates every page, does a more than admirable job with this stellar collection of more than 1,400 recipes, the results of which should grace the shelves of every food-lover." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The book lives up to its name. Everything is here-from straight-up meatballs and soups and roasts to obscurities like a rum omelet and the amazing Teddie's Apple Cake." -- Esquire "Wonderfully diverse...there is not another cookbook like it. It is a fitting addition to any collection." -- Kate Thornberry - Austin Chronicle "This cookbook is superb...Dare we even say it may just be the best cookbook (meaning the most useful for a home cook) that we've seen cross our desk in years?" -- Jenn Garbee - LA Weekly "A deep dive in American cooking over the last century...a fantastic resource." -- Cambria Bold - "A truly incredible collection...every [recipe] I tried was better than the last." -- Caroline Russock - Serious Eats "A tremendously appealing collection of recipes that tell the story of American cooking." -- Saveur
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About Amanda Hesser

Amanda Hesser is cofounder and CEO of Food52, as well as a former New York Times food editor and the author of several award-winning books, including Cooking for Mr. Latte. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
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