Synopses & Reviews
So many of us love the idea of whipping up a fabulous dinner during the week, but when it comes to putting the pan on the flame, we lose confidence. Do I have the skills to pull this off? Do I have the time? The answer is "yes" when you have "Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence "at your fingertips.
Award-winning cooking teacher, author, chef, and TV personality Joanne Weir demystifies cooking techniques and makes 100 delicious, main-course recipes easy and approachable. Written as the companion cookbook to her new public television show, Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence, this book will be a go-to resource for every cook, for every day, as it inspires a "you can do it" spirit in the kitchen and a confident, uncomplicated response to your daily bread: "What's for dinner tonight?"
"As a cook, as a teacher and as an author, Joanne Weir has never strayed from her firm and unassailable convictions that cooking should be pure and simple and that ingredients should be pure and fresh."- Alice Waters"Joanne Weir's bubbly personality and wit come through in every recipe. Her food sparkles with flavor, there is sensibility in products chose, and the preparation is simple and fun." -Lidia Bastianich
About the Author
Joanne Weir is an award-winning cookbook author, food writer, cooking teacher, and professional chef. She is the author of "Weir Cooking: Recipes from the Wine Country" and "You Say Tomato" and "From Tapas to Meze, " both of which were nominated for James Beard Cookbook Awards, as well as the Williams-Sonoma series Seasonal Celebrations. Her work has appeared in major magazines and newspapers. Weir teaches around the world; she is the winner of the IACP Cooking Teacher Award of Excellence and the host of the public television series Weir Cooking in the Wine Country. She lives in San Francisco.
Table of Contents
Introduction: HOW TO BE CONFIDENT IN THE KITCHEN
Chapter 1: NOT YOUR AVERAGE CHICKEN RECIPES
Chapter 2: BEYOND FISH STICKS
Chapter 3: THE MEAT OF THE MATTER
Chapter 4: BEANS, BEANS, THE MAGICAL FRUIT
Chapter 5: A GRAIN OF TRUTH
Chapter 6: EAT YOUR VEGETABLES