In Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101, Sara helps answer that eternal question, "What's for dinner?" This must-have resource combines 150-plus all-new recipes with time-tested methods that elevate meals from everyday to extraordinary.
Sara guides readers every step of the way, from including detailed instructions in every recipe to ensure the dish comes out perfectly every time to tips about selecting ingredients and balancing flavors . Bright color photographs and straightforward techniques show how easy it is to build flavors in a pan for a one-dish dinner, bake seafood in parchment for a quick healthy meal, and turn fresh seasonal produce into scene-stealing side dishes.
Readers will find recipes to please every palate, including a whole chapter of vegetarian and vegan options. Enjoy fresh-tasting classics such as Sauteed Lemon Chicken with Fried Capers, Steak with Pickled Salsa Verde, and No-Knead Walnut Rosemary Bread, along with inspired new dishes such as Smashed Crispy Jerusalem Artichokes and Seared Scallop Salad with Spicy Watermelon Vinaigrette.Home Cooking 101 also features contributions from some of Sara's favorite fellow chefs, including Rick Bayless, Amanda Cohen, Hiroko Shimbo, Jacques Torres, Marc Vetri, and Grace Young.
Sara's signature mix of energy and warmth makes this invaluable resource a joy to cook from, proving that even a quick weeknight meal can be fun and easy.
About the Author
Sara Moulton kicked off her fifth season as host of public television's "Sara's Weeknight Meals" in October of 2015. It was the latest milestone in a storied career that stretches back more than 30 years. A protegee of Julia Child, Sara was the founder of the New York Women's Culinary Alliance, executive chef of "Gourmet "magazine, Food Editor of ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," and the host of several well-loved shows on the Food Network during the channel's first decade.
Sara's three cookbooks prior to "Home Cooking 101" are "Sara Moulton Cooks at Home" (2002), "Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals" (2005), and "Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners" (2010). In August of 2012 Sara began writing "The Healthy Plate," a weekly column for the Associated Press. In January of 2015, she replaced that column with a new one called "KitchenWise." A teacher at heart, Sara's mission has remained the same for decades to help the home cook land a tasty dinner on the table every night."
"I have admired and learned from Sara Moulton for years. She is first and foremost a teacher, and expert in balancing concrete advice with inspiration and encouragement. Without ever talking down to the home cook, Sara imparts her imitable wisdom, and makes readers say, "YES. I want to do this, too!." In short, if you want to become a smarter, better, more confident cook, you need to buy this book."--Katie Workman, author of Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook "Sara Moulton knows how to break it all down for you in your kitchen...[she] takes can-do to a whole other level. In this book she excites and empowers the home cook. Can do! Will do! You can't wait to cook your next dish! Sara is a rock star in the kitchen. You can be one, too! Chop on."--Rachael Ray "Full of good basic information and techniques, from tossing salad to shelling lobster or beating egg whites, this opinionated, pragmatic, and personal book will enhance your cookbook collection considerably."-- Jacques P pin "[Moulton] goes back to the basics of good home cooking, empowering novices to learn by doing with recipes designed to sharpen skills...home cooks will find much to savor in this approachable, elegant collection of recipes."--Publishers Weekly "A master class in maximizing flavor for cooks of every caliber... Step-by-step photos, visits with guest chefs, and 'genius tips' all add shine to this sensational seminar."
--BookPage "Moulton's latest is sure to be popular in most public libraries."
--Booklist "Every now and again, a cookbook makes its way out of the heap to become a resource. Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better is definitely one of those. It was published only last week, and I already have a dozen recipes marked."
--Memphis Commercial Appeal ..".a user-friendly teaching manual for home cooks that embodies her lifetime of experience in the kitchen."
--Southern Seasons "Moulton...provides explanations and techniques that will encourage beginning cooks to stretch and intermediate ones to expand their skill sets."
--Seattle Times "Other than my own mom and grandmother, this is the person who taught me to cook. I'd buy her book based on sentimental value alone, but it's also full of brilliant, basic, useful cooking instruction."
--Parnassus Books, Musings Blog "'Cooking, to me, is about sharing and family dining - not competition, ' she says. 'It's about nurturing, context. A life.' That's certainly reflected in the new Home Cooking 101, in which Moulton shares tips and techniques via 150 recipes."
--Washington Post "A welcoming how-to manual for home cooks...filled with step-by-step instructions and photos and generously sprinkled with tip boxes of time-savers, simplified techniques as well as make-ahead versions of recipes."
--New Orleans Times-Picayune "The book is lavishly illustrated and, unlike many cookbooks, invites cover-to-cover reading for its many sidebars containing tips would be worth the $35 list price alone."
--Napa Valley Register "Extremely useful to the home cook. [Looks] like a textbook, albeit...with fabulous food photos and enticing recipes."
--Huffington Post "It is the perfect gift this time of year with graduates and newlyweds in need of a go-to beginner cooking manual. It is also an attractive purchase for an experienced home cook because of the well-tested recipes."
--Raleigh News & Observer "Sara's a class act, a consummate pro, a dedicated chef, and a wizard when it comes to teaching and communicating with her fans. With Sara's latest cookbook to guide you, you feel as if she's in the kitchen beside you sharing one-on-one cooking lessons you'll never forget. Her upbeat personality shines through on every page and the recipes she dishes up are both impressive and global... Every cook, every kitchen needs Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101, which as its subtitle promises, teaches you How to Make Everything Taste Better.