Lick Your Plate: A Lip-smackin' Book For Every Home Cook

Paperback | March 29, 2016

byJulie Albert, Lisa Gnat

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Lick Your Plate is a must-have cookbook with 160 recipes that satisfy the needs of all home cooks: fast, fresh, foolproof and family-friendly. Not to mention it's like having two hilarious best friends in the kitchen with you.

Got a full plate? Really, who doesn't? Lick Your Plate is here to help by rescuing you from cooking conundrums and mealtime mayhem. With 160 original, doable and delicious recipes, you'll never again be vexed by the age-old question, "What's for dinner?" From your best friends in the kitchen, sisters you can count on for laughs and support every step (and stir) of the way, Julie and Lisa dish up quick and easy-to-follow recipes designed for the home cook. With attention given to seasonal ingredients, serving up hearty-yet healthy fare, time restraints and cooking for a crowd, Lick Your Plate is an indispensable cooking resource.
     With ten chapters that take you from appetizers through desserts (including a wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee brunch section), you'll be inspired by mouthwatering visuals, funny anecdotes and drool-worthy descriptions of every recipe. From the first lip-smacking bite to the last tasty crumb, Lick Your Plate will help you serve up easy, crowd-pleasing meals to all your friends and family.

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Lick Your Plate is a must-have cookbook with 160 recipes that satisfy the needs of all home cooks: fast, fresh, foolproof and family-friendly. Not to mention it's like having two hilarious best friends in the kitchen with you.Got a full plate? Really, who doesn't? Lick Your Plate is here to help by rescuing you from cooking conundrums ...

JULIE ALBERT and LISA GNAT are the saucy sisters behind bestselling cookbooks Bite Me and Bite Me Too. Julie attended McGill University, Keio University in Tokyo and Ryerson School of Journalism. She lives in Toronto with her husband and three kids. Lisa studied Pastry Arts at George Brown College and ran a successful baking business b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 10 × 8.1 × 1 inPublished:March 29, 2016Publisher:Appetite by Random HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0147529883

ISBN - 13:9780147529886

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Only Cookbook You Will Need In Your Kitchen! Absolutely LOVE this cookbook. In this age of online-everything, it's rare for me to pick up an actual cookbook anymore. But Lick Your Plate is the rare exception. The stunning photography is the first thing you will notice when you pick up the book. The bright colors and amazing plating will make you actually want to lick your BOOK! The recipes you will find in this book are just as vibrant as Julie and Lisa are. With incredible flavors and pairings, your taste buds will likely soar to new places! With personal stories, quotes and quirky titles, you will find yourself laughing while being inspired to try every single recipe!
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A M A Z I N G The bite me sisters have done it again - back with another amazing cookbook to add to their already amazing repertoire. Now, I am not a Michelin chef to say the least, I do like to bake from time to time but me and cooking never really go together. However, that was until I got my hands on this book! These recipes are so easy to follow and to top it off they are delicious! I also love that the sisters incorporated photos seeing as I am a pretty visual person. I am so happy I have my hands on this cookbook, now I will slowly make my way as a chef to the stars. Thank you bite me sisters, and congratulations on another amazing piece of work!
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun and vibrant cookbook for your collection! First of all, as a food stylist and photographer myself, this cookbook is a piece of artwork! The photography and creative direction is AMAZING. I have always been a fan of photographer Ryan Szulc and again I am blown away with this series. Each photo is so vibrant and I can see the recipes come alive, bringing out the character of the cookbook and of its authors. As for the recipes, they’re highly doable from the choice of ingredients, to the cooking methods used and the way everything was put together in the instructions. They really want you to focus on making that dish and eventually getting everyone to lick their plates clean! (HIGHLY recommend their Greatest Graham Cracker Marshmallow Monkey Bread!) I love the little quotes tucked in between them too! Adds a little smile as you go through the pages :) Lastly, I am "that friend" in your group that is always baking and cooking so whenever I get invited to a last minute events I find myself scrambling for recipes. The fact that this book has an estimate on the prep/cook time for each recipe is a big help for me! Overall, this cookbook will definitely get you and your guests licking the plates clean!
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DROOL I barely open cookbooks these days. They are either too "themed", boring, not practical enough, or include hard-to-find ingredients. Lick your plate is not only made up of tons of simple recipes that I would ACTUALLY cook, but it includes clear steps, adorable blurbs about each recipe, and drool-worthy pictures. I made one of the soup recipes (the soba noodle miso soup) and was expecting it to take forever, but it was ready (and absolutely delicious) in under 1 hour. I can't wait to try the breakfast cookies for a healthy alternative and will definitely be attempting some of the desserts when I'm in the mood to indulge. Highly recommend (even for beginners)!!!
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drool worthy LOVE the recipes in this book! Plus I've tried a bunch of them by now - my favourite is the Ginger Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Filling - SO GOOD! My husband likes it too and we are really enjoying working our way through all the tastes and treats inside. I hope to get to the meat dishes next since we've tried all the other sections so far. Bright pictures, easy instructions, delicious food. It's nice to hold too - the size of it is convenient to lay out on the counter while I'm making stuff. I'd recommend this book for all levels of cooks, for gifting and of course for yourself!
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have cook book! If you want a cook book that will help you grow as a chef at home, this is the cook book for you! With 160 easy to follow recipes to learn from appetizers, to soups, salads, meats, fish, brunch, desserts, and more, you will find the perfect dish to satisfy your every craving. One of my favourite parts of this cook book are the inviting, colourful pictures of the recipes that make you want to try each and every single one of them because they just look so delicious! This is a great cooking resource to have for all cooking skill levels and should be a permanent fixture in your kitchen. It will have you licking your plate in no time!
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful photography and perfect for amateur cooks! I don't cook a lot, but when I do, I have to turn to a cookbook since I can't freestyle. This cookbook is perfect for amateurs because the recipes are simple yet delicious. The book itself is a lot more fun than reading traditional cookbooks, as they have these fun little introductions and beautiful photography for each of the recipes. I'm a sucker for good photography so that I can imitate my dish to look just like the one in the cookbook. The book is fun and humourous! Plus I love how the ingredients are easily accessible - not one of those cookbooks with recipes where you have to buy a whole new pantry!
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lick the Pages I'm the type of person who reads cookbooks before bed at night, travels with them, and takes them in the bath with me. I enjoy the blurbs introducing a recipe, just as much as I love the actual recipes themselves. These ladies put heart and soul into these recipes, and add a touch of humour. The recipes are elegant enough to impress guests, but digestible and easy enough for anyone to tackle. And don't even get me started on the photography. The pages are filled with the most stunning photographs. I am only jealous I didn't get the chance to make this book first. I received my personal copy and immediately put out an order for a second one for my mom, then a third one for my sister. Beautiful book. Hilarious, gorgeous, and delicious.
Date published: 2016-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you have a kitchen, you need this book. Sometimes cookbooks are filled with pretty pictures and tantalizing dish names... requiring ingredients you can't find anywhere - or need to mortgage your home to afford. Once I cracked the cover, I knew I'd be bookmarking pages to come back to. Together with my son, we chose our favourites and started meal-planning. With simple directions, "normal" ingredients and beautiful images to inspire you, Lick Your Plate will be visited again and again and again as you try to figure out what the heck you're making for dinner.
Date published: 2016-04-06
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Date published: 2016-04-04
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Date published: 2016-04-01
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Date published: 2016-03-29
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Date published: 2016-03-29
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Date published: 2016-03-28
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Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty & Fun Recipes for the Whole Family Simple, straightforward and most importantly - NO FUSS recipes that our whole family is loving! Busy moms need uncomplicated recipes that use wholesome ingredients, are quick to prepare, and of course taste great! And just when you thought the meals couldn't get any better - authors Julie and Lisa share witty side notes for each recipe that are sure to put a smile on your face. We can't wait to eat our way through the whole book!
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Amazing! Unbelievable recipes for just about anyone! Easy to follow, beautiful pictures, kid friendly and just truly an incredible cook book! Just when we thought these ladies couldn't do more, they do!! I highly recommend this cook book to anyone! Get yours before they are gone!
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't wait! Their first two books were the perfect combination of great food, hilarious writing and beautiful images. This is going to be the cookbook of 2016.
Date published: 2016-03-01