The City Cook: Big City, Small Kitchen. Limitless Ingredients, No Time. More than 90 recipes so delicious you'll want to toss your takeout menus (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 16, 2010 - Cooking - 288 pages
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The City Cook is an elegantly simple and eminently practical guide to fitting great cooking into a busy life and a small kitchen, including more than 90 recipes from Kate McDonough, editor and founder of

Taking you from fishmonger to cheese merchant to greenmarket and then back to your own kitchen, The City Cook makes confident, cosmopolitan cooking effortless. You’ll learn how to find the best ingredients at specialty shops and farmers’ markets, how to curate an urban kitchen, and how to entertain in the city. It will be easy to resist takeout and mediocre restaurant meals with satisfying, pulled-from-the-pantry dishes such as Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette or Spaghetti with Tomato Paste and Garlic. Deceptively simple showstoppers like Green Beans with Tomatoes and Prosciutto, Salmon Cakes with Spicy Sriracha Mayonnaise, Broiled Black Cod with Miso, and Seared Duck Breasts with Port-Shallot Pan Sauce give you exciting weeknight options. Recipes for Bloody Mary Sorbet with Crab Salad Brioche, Simple Oven-Roasted Whole Duck, and Grand Marnier Soufflé give you an excuse to host a sumptuous supper for your friends.

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Review: The City Cook: Strategies for Modern Urban Eating

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I loved this cookbook. Although the toppic is city cooking, it accurately describes the need for easy access with limited ingredients and time. This book also speaks to those with a sophisticated ... Read full review

Review: The City Cook: Strategies for Modern Urban Eating

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Environment seems to be a theme of several recent books, including “The City Cook” by Kate McDonough. McDonough, a Manhattanite who has slowly learned cooking through both classes and practical ... Read full review

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