Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention
Publication date: October 2011
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
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ï¿½This collection of brilliantly conceived, seasonally driven recipes has quickly become one of my favorites. Easy to prepare and incredibly satisfying, this is inventive comfort food at its best. A must for any passionate home cook.ï¿½ï¿½Gwyneth Paltrow, author of My Fatherï¿½s Daughterï¿½Fig Snacking Cake? Stupendous Hummus? Whatever Greens Youï¿½ve Got Salad? I want all of it! Melissaï¿½s smart, welcoming style and love of food infuse this wonderful cookbook. Itï¿½s an extremely personal collection of recipes, each with its own subtle twists and original flavors, and on every page you hear Melissaï¿½s voice reassuringly guiding you around the kitchen.ï¿½ï¿½Amanda Hesser, author of The Essential New York Times Cookbook and co-founder of food52.comMelissa Clark, New York Times Dining Section columnist, offers a calendar yearï¿½s worth of brand-new recipes for cooking with fresh, local ingredientsï¿½replete with lively and entertaining stories of feeding her own family and friends.Many people want to eat well, organically and locally, but donï¿½t know where or even when to begin, since the offerings at their local farmersï¿½ market change with the season. In Cook This Now, Melissa Clark shares all her market savvy, including what she decides to cook after a chilly visit to the produce section in the dead of winter; what to bring to a potluck dinner thatï¿½s guaranteed to be a hit; and how she feeds her marathon-running husband and finicky toddler. In addition, she regales us with personal stories about good times with family and friends, and cooking adventures such as her obsessive cherry pie experimentation and the day she threw out her husbandï¿½s last preserved Meyer lemon.In her welcoming, friendly voice, Melissa takes you inside her life while providing the dishes that will become your go-to meals for your own busy days. Recipes include Crisp Roasted Chicken with Chickpeas, Lemons, and Carrots with Parsley Gremolata; Baked Apples with Fig and Cardamom Crumble; Honey-Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula and Almonds; Quick-Braised Pork Chops with Spring Greens and Anchovies; Coconut Fudge Browniesï¿½and much more.Melissa delivers easy, delicious meals featuring organic, fresh ingredients that can be uniquely obtained during each particular month. It can be a real challenge to feed families these days, but Melissaï¿½s recipes and inviting writing encourage home cooks to venture outside of the familiar, yet please everyone at the table.