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Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes Hardcover – Illustrated, 14 October 2014

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  • Publisher : Ecco Press; Illustrated edition (14 October 2014)
  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 309 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0062305905
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0062305909
  • Dimensions : 3.05 x 20.83 x 25.65 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

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"Delightful...candidly humorous... accessible...sure to motivate home cooks to head fearlessly for their kitchens and try these tempting ideas. The simple and tasteful dishes are accompanied by extremely helpful tips...Cowin's culinary education makes for a charming and important book for both would-be and accomplished chefs."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"[An] ultra-accessible guide to becoming a more than passable home cook."--BookPage

"[T]his cookbook is foremost a collection of reliable recipes and straightforward advice... [that] relies on simple equipment, techniques, and ingredients."--Library Journal

"The editor of Food & Wine magazine consults dozens of great chefs and comes away with plenty of handy tips--as well as lots of manageable recipes."--New York Times Book Review

"[Cowin] promises not just cooking lessons from master chefs, but cookable recipes from them, and a few life lessons along the way. Having lived with [Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen] for over a month, I'd have to say she delivers on all counts."--Bookotron

"A hilarious, inspiring cookbook from the longtime editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, in which the first lady of food spills her secret culinary ineptitude, while learning-finally-to cook, side-by-side with some of the greatest chefs working."--Publishers Weekly, Fall 2014 Top Ten Cookbooks

"In her new cookbook, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, Cowin embarks on a journey to improve her cooking--and to give readers easy, smart tricks that will help them, too... The resulting cookbook is densely packed with advice that will turn anyone into a better cook."--Today.com

"The end result is gorgeous, simple recipes that even a rank beginner can manage. Plus, you get to see some of your favorite celebrity chefs hamming it up in Cowin's kitchen."--NPR, Best Books of 2014

"This cookbook is charming and encouraging-a breath of relief for all of us who worry about our skills in the kitchen."--The Kitchn

"[An] entertaining (and educational!) cookbook."--Seattle King 5- TV / New Day NW

From the Back Cover

For years, Dana Cowin kept a dark secret: From meat to vegetables, broiling to baking, breakfast to dinner, she ruined literally every kind of dish she attempted to make. Now, in this cookbook confessional, the vaunted first lady of food and exceptional entertainer finally comes clean about her many meal mishaps. With the help of friends--all-star chefs, including Mario Batali, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Tom Colicchio, among many others--Cowin takes on 100 recipes dear to her heart. Ideal dishes for the home cook, each recipe has a high "yum" factor, a few key ingredients, and a simple trick that makes it special. With every dish, she acquires a critical new skill, learning invaluable lessons along the way from the hero chefs who help her discover exactly where she goes wrong.

Hilarious and heartwarming, encouraging and instructional, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen will inspire anyone who loves a good meal but fears its preparation. Featuring gorgeous full-color photography, it is an intimate, hands-on cooking guide from a fellow foodie and amateur home chef, designed to help even the biggest kitchen phobics overcome their reluctance, with delicious results.

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