The Essential New York Times Cook Book: Classic Recipes for a New Century

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W W Norton & Company Incorporated, 2010 - Cooking - 932 pages
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Amanda Hesser, the well-known New York Times food columnist, brings her signature voice and expertise to this compendium of influential and delicious recipes from chefs, home cooks, and food writers. Devoted Times subscribers will find the many treasured recipes they have cooked for years—Plum Torte, David Eyre's Pancake, Pamela Sherrid's Summer Pasta—as well as favorites from the early Craig Claiborne New York Times Cookbook and a host of other classics—from 1940s Caesar salad and 1960s flourless chocolate cake to today's fava bean salad and no-knead bread.

Hesser has cooked and updated every one of the 1,000-plus recipes here. Her chapter introductions showcase the history of American cooking, and her witty and fascinating headnotes share what makes each recipe special.The Essential New York Times Cookbook is for people who grew up in the kitchen with Claiborne, for curious cooks who want to serve a nineteenth-century raspberry granita to their friends, and for the new cook who needs a book that explains everything from how to roll out dough to how to slow-roast fish—a volume that will serve as a lifelong companion.

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User Review  - Lynn - Goodreads

This cookbook is a wonderful read with a bit of history and the author's personal reflections on the recipes. Read full review

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User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Great cookbook to read in bed before going to sleep, but not the most user friendly to actually reference in the kitchen. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Amanda Hesser has been a food columnist and editor at the New York Times for more than a decade. She is the author of The Essential New York Times Cookbook, the award-winning Cooking for Mr. Latte and The Cook and the Gardener, and editor of the essay collection Eat, Memory .Hesser is also the co-founder of She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Tad Friend, and their two children.

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