Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites by Deb PerelmanSmitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites by Deb Perelman

Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant & Unfussy New Favorites

byDeb Perelman

Hardcover | October 24, 2017

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Deb Perelman, award-winning blogger and New York Times best-selling author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, understands that a happy discovery in the kitchen has the ability to completely change the course of your day. Whether we’re cooking for ourselves, for a date night in, for a Sunday supper with friends, or for family on a busy weeknight, we all want recipes that are unfussy to make with triumphant results.

Deb thinks that cooking should be an escape from drudgery. Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites presents more than one hundred impossible-to-resist recipes—almost all of them brand-new, plus a few favorites from her website—that will make you want to stop what you’re doing right now and cook. These are real recipes for real people—people with busy lives who don’t want to sacrifice flavor or quality to eat meals they’re really excited about.

You’ll want to put these recipes in your Forever Files: Sticky Toffee Waffles (sticky toffee pudding you can eat for breakfast), Everything Drop Biscuits with Cream Cheese, and Magical Two-Ingredient Oat Brittle (a happy accident). There’s a (hopelessly, unapologetically inauthentic) Kale Caesar with Broken Eggs and Crushed Croutons, a Mango Apple Ceviche with Sunflower Seeds, and a Grandma-Style Chicken Noodle Soup that fixes everything. You can make Leek, Feta, and Greens Spiral Pie, crunchy Brussels and Three Cheese Pasta Bake that tastes better with brussels sprouts than without, Beefsteak Skirt Steak Salad, and Bacony Baked Pintos with the Works (as in, giant bowls of beans that you can dip into like nachos).

And, of course, no meal is complete without cake (and cookies and pies and puddings): Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake (the icebox cake to end all icebox cakes), Pretzel Linzers with Salted Caramel, Strawberry Cloud Cookies, Bake Sale Winning-est Gooey Oat Bars, as well as the ultimate Party Cake Builder—four one-bowl cakes for all occasions with mix-and-match frostings (bonus: less time spent doing dishes means everybody wins).

Written with Deb’s trademark humor and gorgeously illustrated with her own photographs, Smitten Kitchen Every Day is filled with what are sure to be your new favorite things to cook.
DEB PERELMAN is a self-taught home cook and photographer; and the creator of the award-winning blog, She lives in New York City with her husband and their children. The author lives in New York City.
Title:Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant & Unfussy New FavoritesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.4 × 8.3 × 1.3 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:Appetite by Random HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0449016714

ISBN - 13:9780449016718

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great! so many amazing recipes that were pretty easy to follow!
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good cookbook, not as good as her first I love the blog, and purchased the first cookbook at a book signing event, and was eager to acquire this one as well. I still use it, there just aren't as many recipes in it that I return to regularly as other cookbooks.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just okay Didn't like this one as much as the first. A little too many steps for my liking. Some new ideas but not worth the whole book.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delish! I love Deb Perelman's last cookbook and her blog, so my expectations for this cookbook were high. But those expectations were met! Lots of great recipes, mostly straightforward
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent xmas gift I love these recipes, as it inspires me to do extra for my family
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not really "everyday" recipes I've been reading and cooking from Deb's blogs for years, going back to probably 2007. I have her first cookbook and enjoyed the recipes in it. I expected this book to have recipes that were realistic for a family with two small kids to pull off, as Deb now has a family of four. She pegs the book as "recipes for real people with busy lives". I haven't found it to be that way. Cabbage risotto, fried green plantains, cucumber yogurt gazpacho.... Not titles that scream kid-friendly to me. I've owned the book for since October and it's now March, and I've only been bothered to make two of her recipes. The first, One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes, is actually from her blog and I've been making it for years anyhow. The other, Quick Sausage, Kale, and Crouton Saute, was a bit of a flop. The croutons got all soggy after adding all the other ingredients, and the amount of kale was pretty slim for me to consider it a well-balanced meal. Overall, I'm disappointed in the book and will continue to simply make recipes from her blog. The only highlight is Deb's characteristic writing style and humour, so reading the recipe headers is enjoyable.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good recipes Most recipes are pretty straightforward and tasty. Her blog also has lots of good ideas
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My fave Classic and comfort, I really love the combination. The recipes are easy to follow and delicious.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty Pretty good recipes, easy to follow and easy to find ingredients
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice great easy recipes to follow and cook!
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Liked some recipes. Others not so much.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice! Some great recipes in this book #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book great book for any cooks, you'll love all the recipes :D
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fresh Ideas I love Smitten Kitchen's blog online. She's one of my go to sites for recipes and they always come out great. This book won't let you down. Great fresh ideas to serve. Love the photos. #plumreviews.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Like it Good book to learn cooking
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great book Loads of easy recipes simple ingredients
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great reipes! I love the smitten kitchen and all the cooking ideas I get from there.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not so much I felt more that I was being lectured on how I do certain things then on helping me do things.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this book - and all books by Deb! Deb is always a good bet for delicious, unfussy, but exactly what I’m craving but can also feed my family with and not feel any sacrifice! On top of the book being beautifully photographed, it’s the stories along with the recipes in her signature voice that draw you in and assuage any hesitation - maybe pizza beans weren’t exactly what I expected to find, but soon enough they were on the table and I can now feed beans to my daughter with no guff! Thank you Deb for another reliable book, full of your Deb-ness :-) I've so far made the Perfect Blueberry Muffins, Cacio e Pepe Potatoes Anne (3 times) and the Caramelized Pears Baked Oatmeal - all exactly as promised and this is easily a book I can wander through, dream through and open to nearly any page and be inspired - and know that it will be a winning dish without fail. Deb's Smitten Kitchen recipes are my go to on my days - need a frosting recipe? SK. The best granola ever? SK. A perfectly idyllic idea of how to use up summer tomatoes? SK. Fab book - highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was waiting for this! Just received this in the mail, after pre-ordering it a month ago. Another great collection of recipes that always work out and taste delicious!
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great recipes and lots of new ideas for meal planning.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Like the Title The title of this cookbook caught my attention.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from interesting book, added to collection interesting book, added to collection
Date published: 2017-10-06

Editorial Reviews

“This is the kind of book you could easily cook out of for a month straight without tiring of it. You could also simply sit down and read it cover-to-cover, thanks to Perelman’s honest, funny, and at times charmingly self-deprecating personal anecdotes that introduce each recipe. Where Perelman really shines is in coaxing big flavors out of minimal ingredients. The irresistible sauce for her miso-maple baby back ribs, for instance, contains just three ingredients and is dead-simple to put together. As with her first book, she shot all the photos herself in her own home kitchen, further adding to that sense of aspirational approachability. And really, that’s the Smitten Kitchen magic: recipes that are ingeniously creative but so accessible that they leave you thinking, ‘Why the hell didn’t I think of that?’” —Eater   “No one delivers recipes inspired by equal parts curiosity and appetite quite like Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman, and in this follow-up to her wildly popular The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, she celebrates the ‘unfussy but triumphant’ recipes that make her . . . really excited to cook and eat. Try getting through the book without flagging the Jam-Bellied Scones, Bacony Baked Pintos with the Works, and Lemon Meringue Pie Smash, and we’ll be amazed.” —Epicurious   “Perelman leads by example to show that cooking for your family doesn’t have to be stressful or agonizing, especially when it includes jam-filled scones, sheet pan meals and sandwiches that boldly declare themselves dinner.” —Tasting Table   “A joyous cookbook, filled with delectable, creative possibilities for every meal. . . . Perelman’s latest is packed with tempting, well-written recipes that promise delicious meals for the whole family.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)   “Perelman manages to improve upon her wonderful first cookbook, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, in her second. . . . These recipes are meant to minimize home cooks’ strife and maximize the enjoyment they can share with appreciative others. . . . This is one to enjoy cover to cover.” —Booklist (starred review)“Whether you’re seeking an indulgent, impromptu breakfast, a speedy dinner culled from pantry staples and canned goods, or a bake sale best seller, you’ll find something to love.” —Library Journal (starred review)“This is the book that every cook needs in their kitchen.” --David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris“Approachable recipes with great flavor.” - -Bonnie Stern, National Post“You’ll be smitten, indeed.” --Amanda Hesser, co-founder and CEO of and author of The Essential New York Times Cookbook“If I had to pick up just one book for a sophisticated new cook, it’d be this.” --Chris Nuttall-Smith, The Globe and Mail“Deb Perelman didn’t set out to become a famous cook, a professional photographer, or the author of an award-winning blog, but she is all of these things now.” –NPR