Calling all busy, curious cooks (that’s all of us, right?). You’re invited to learn from a whole crew of skilled chefs. This book teaches us not just the easiest and most delicious ways to roast a chicken, but what that chicken will really look like when it’s done, how to stay relaxed while carving it, and the everyday truths about making stock. It does the same for everything from pots of beans to buttery slabs of pie crust, all gathered with busy home cooks at heart.
It's packed with helpful visuals (like brilliant doneness charts for everything from eggs to cake), illustrated step-by-step diagrams (handling hot chiles, tricking herbs into staying fresh), and myth-busting truths that make cooking so much more welcoming (no, you really don’t have to soak your beans before you cook them). More than 150 recipes and variations give you the building blocks of smart, joyful home cooking, and prove that all of us can become genius cooks when we have the right teachers.