From the acclaimed author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking, The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen presents a hit the ground running approach to making friends with your kitchen, and using it to create meals that are as fun to make as they are affordable and delectable. The world is filled with what is commonly known as food porn: glossy photographs of mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres, exotic dinners, fabulous birthday and holiday cakes. But let's face it: the instructions to make these mouth-watering foods won't do you a lick of good when you're in the kitchen. Maybe you're afraid of messing things up, maybe you don't have the expensive tools or fancy ingredients to even attempt these projects. Whatever the case, you can love cooking, love cookbooks, and love food, but if you don't know how to use your kitchen effectively, the drawer with the take-out menus is going to be the most popular utensil you have. In The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen, author Kate Payne bestows kitchen confidence. The straightforward advice featured inside, complete with her encouraging yes-you-can attitude divides the book into three sections: 1. Stocking Up: Setting Up Your Kitchen Without Winning the Lottery 2. Feeding Yourself: For Life's Pesky Eating Requirements 3. Feeding Others: Entertaining and Sharing Food With Friends In these sections, Kate reveals what tools you really need, how to employ different cooking methods, and how to cook both for yourself and for your friends. Included in these sections is guidance to create foods and condiments you didn't even know could make at home: yogurts; ice-cream; salt, oil, and vinegar infusions; aioli and flavored mayos; pesto; no sugar, healthy popsicles; granola bars; bread; fruit leather; even things like Kvass, a hip and healthy vegetable juice. In addition to exploring basic methods of cooking (e.g. boiling, baking, and sautéing), Kate teaches jamming and preserving, dehydrating, infusing, and pickling. She also advises on how recipes can be made gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan. The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen is the perfect book for those of us who have little time and have to budget wisely. Like The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking, it will be two-color with fun lining drawings and Tips and Tricks sidebars, as well as a list of additional resources at the end of each section.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 20th May 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.8 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.56