Synopses & Reviews
Cook anything without a recipe -- just let the ingredients lead the way Author Phyllis Good of Fix-It and Forget-It fame and her circle of friends who love to cook are here to help. No Recipe? No Problem offers tips, tricks, and inspiration for winging it in the kitchen. Each chapter offers practical kitchen and cooking advice, from an overview of essential tools and pantry items to keep on hand to how to combine flavors and find good substitute ingredients, whether it's sheet pan chicken, vegetables, pasta, grain bowls, or pizza for tonight's dinner. Freestyle Cooking charts provide a scaffolding for building a finished dish from what cooks have available, Kitchen Cheat Sheets lend guidance on preparing meats, vegetables, and grains with correct cooking times and temperatures. and stories from Good's Cooking Circle offer personal experiences and techniques for successfully improvising for delicious results, such as how to combine flavors that work well together or how to use acid to draw out the sweetness in unripened fruit. Readers will feel like they are in the kitchen with a trusted friend or family member who is truly a good cook, delivering valuable information in a friendly, encouraging way. With new kitchen confidence, they'll be inspired to pull ingredients together, dream up a dish, stir in a little imagination, and watch something delicious take shape.