I wasn't sure what I was expecting when I received The Kitchn Cookbook. But, the cover photographs drew me in (my favorite food, PHO, is featured) and I knew I must have this cookbook. When I received it and browsed through the pages, the bold sections and beautiful photographs took me by surprise. This is more than just a cookbook, that's for sure!
I finally sat down and ended up reading this cookbook as though it were a novel. And I am so glad that I read it that way!
Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand have created a masterpiece of a guide that takes the reader on a journey through their kitchen that will not leave any nook and cranie untouched. The Kitchn is a cookbook that I could foresee taking over the classic Better Homes and Gardens cookbook as the staple in the kitchen. Let me just say, that this may be the new gift that I add to wedding presents or housewarming gifts.
This book leaves no area of the kitchen out. Tips for stocking your pantry with staple items and then how to create menus from what you have are very helpful. This along with the tools section are perfect for anyone venturing out on their own for the first time and need to get tips on how to run a kitchen in their own home. Even people like me, who have been on their own for a number of years and are comfortable cooking, can learn a thing or two from this book.
Caring for Your Kitchen was probably one of my favorites because my kitchen is very lived in and this cookbook helps me see how I can minimize the stress of cleaning and maintenance work required to keep it a well-oiled machine. There are so many wonderful things in this cookbook, such as the 50 Essential Skills that any home cook should know, but don't necessarily. Sauteing and knowing the difference between boiling and simmering water, for example are great refreshers!
Needless to say the tips are great, but the recipes are wonderful!
The pictures are beautiful, the directions are clear and concise, and by following this cookbook you will have wonderful results each and every time. I'm sure of it.
If you are looking for the first-time cook, or just need some new tips to spruce up your kitchen, The Kitchn Cookbook needs to be on your cookbook shelf!
**I received this book from bloggingforbooks in exchange for an honest review**