Mastering My Mistakes In The Kitchen: Learning To Cook With 65 Great Chefs And Over 100 Delicious Recipes by Dana CowinMastering My Mistakes In The Kitchen: Learning To Cook With 65 Great Chefs And Over 100 Delicious Recipes by Dana Cowin

Mastering My Mistakes In The Kitchen: Learning To Cook With 65 Great Chefs And Over 100 Delicious…

byDana Cowin

Hardcover | December 30, 2017

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An uproarious, inspiring cookbook from the longtime editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, in which the first lady of food spills the secret of her culinary ineptitude, while learning—finally—to cook, side-by-side with some of the greatest chefs working today, from David Chang to Alice Waters to Thomas Keller.

For years, Dana Cowin kept a dark secret: From meat to veggies, broiling to baking, breakfast to dinner, she ruined literally every kind of dish she attempted. Now, in this cookbook confessional, the vaunted “first lady of food” finally comes clean about her many meal mishaps. With the help of friends—all-star chefs, including April Bloomfield, 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 them special. With every dish, she attains 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 showcases Cowin’s plentiful cooking mistakes, inspiring 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.

Dana Cowin,Food & Wine’seditor-in-chief since 1995, has been covering the world of food, wine, style, and design for more than thirty years. She sits on the board of directors of City Harvest, a New York City hunger-relief organization; Wholesome Wave, dedicated to providing access to sustainable foods; and Hot Bread Kitchen, an organi...
Title:Mastering My Mistakes In The Kitchen: Learning To Cook With 65 Great Chefs And Over 100 Delicious…Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 10 × 8 × 1.03 inPublished:December 30, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062305905

ISBN - 13:9780062305909

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from A bit ridiculous The premise is good: a "newb" home cook pairs up with various well-known chefs (Thomas Keller, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Tom Colicchio, among others) to get their help troubleshooting dishes she'd prepared that didn't turn out, and to get their tips for home cooks. Dana Cowin's writing style is fun and engaging, but the reason it feels a bit absurd to me is that she has been the editor of Food & Wine magazine for 20+ years! I'm no chef, but there are things in this book that are so basic I am shocked she didn't know- including the most fundamental things like having all your ingredients at room temperature when baking, and... drum roll... read the recipe before you begin. Earth shattering! The photos are gorgeous, but there's nothing in here that I felt enthusiastic enough to make me want to keep the book.
Date published: 2018-03-02

Editorial Reviews

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