The Can't Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld ~ Cookbook Review

Book Summary:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Deceptively Delicious, an essential collection of more than 100 simple recipes that will transform even the most kitchenphobic “Can’t Cooks” into “Can Cooks.”

Are you smart enough to dodge a telemarketer yet clueless as to how to chop a clove of garlic? Are you clever enough to forward an e-mail but don’t know the difference between broiling and baking? Ingenious enough to operate a blow-dryer but not sure how to use your blender? If you are basically competent, then Jessica Seinfeld’s The Can’t Cook Book is for you.

If you find cooking scary or stressful or just boring, Jessica has a calm, confidencebuilding approach to cooking, even for those who’ve never followed a recipe or used an oven. Jessica shows you how to prepare deliciously simple food—from Caesar salad, rice pilaf, and roasted asparagus to lemon salmon, roast chicken, and flourless fudge cake. At the beginning of each dish, she explains up front what the challenge will be, and then shows you exactly how to overcome any hurdles in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.

Designed to put the nervous cook at ease, The Can’t Cook Book is perfect for anyone who wants to gain confidence in the kitchen—and, who knows, maybe even master a meal or two.

Purchase a copy at Simon & Schuster Canada

About the Author:

Jessica Seinfeld is the author of two New York Times bestselling cookbooks and the President and Founder of Baby Buggy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing clothing and equipment to New York’s families. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.

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My Thoughts:

Do you know someone that isn't the best in the kitchen? Do you have trouble making dinner meals other than the basics? Here is a fabulous book that will help out everyone feel more comfortable in the kitchen. I have Jessica's first book as I thought it would help get some extra veggies into my kids food and it was a lot of help to avoid the power struggles at the dinner table. Jessica has done it again with a great How-To cookbook for anyone that wants to learn or improve their kitchen skills.

This book is a very thick cookbook on rings. It isn't like your everyday cookbook. This book is FULL of pictures! I am a very visual learning and the minute I opened this book I was in love with it. I shared it with hubby right away as I knew he would enjoy it also. My son one day was asking me how he would know how to cook when he lives on his own. I told him I would teach him before he moves on his own and also this book can be his. He is super excited. Remember though that my son is only 7!

The book starts with a great table of contents which is broken into small categories for the recipes. Then you will have an intro to what gear you need, stocking your kitchen and great HOW-TO on chopping, peeling, washing etc your foods. This section is absolutely awesome! I learned a few things I didn't know like how to peel and devein shrimp. Another great thing about this book is there are videos online that you can go check out for more help. Jessica is going to make sure everyone reading this book will be able to cook.

Each recipe has two pages and some even have a flip out page. The left side is usually a big picture of the finished dish. The right page is the recipe that is layout with time, actual work time, how many servings, ingredients and instructions along with more pictures of prepping the meal.

Recipes for every kind of meal - breakfast, fish, chicken, meat, pasta, pizza, vegetables, grains, beans, salads, desserts, quickies. So many great dishes to choose from. At the back of the book you will find three helpful additions - What's in Season?, Meat Temperatures and Storage Guidelines and Food Safety Pointers. These are very helpful and easy to read. Another great cookbook added to my collection that will be handed down when the time comes.  

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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