Author Leah Su Quiroga and Cammie Kim Lin, Foreword by Cal Peternell
Inspiration and stellar instruction in a groundbreaking resource for new(ish) cooks ready to level up.
Filled with recipes for impressive, craveable food—with all the guidance needed to make it—(Serious) New Cook is perfect for young adults or any new(ish) cooks who have ever found themselves drooling over a gorgeous cookbook, only to believe they aren’t skilled enough to attempt the recipes. Here, the clear, detailed instruction and stunning step-by-step photography will have readers wowing their friends and families from their very first dish. Along with recipes that are at once aspirational and totally doable, authors Leah Su Quiroga and Cammie Kim Lin use their experience as a chef from one of America’s top restaurants and an award-winning teacher and writer to deftly share knowledge, stories, and brilliant tips with humor and insight.
It’s packed with inspired takes on familiar favorites, as well as new flavors to build an expansive repertoire: crepes with compote, handmade arepas, Caesar(ish) salad, mushroom pot pie, bulgogi meatballs, classic cupcakes, dalgona milkshakes, and more. The recipes are presented in trios organized around a core technique or concept. Learn one recipe and readers will be well on their way to mastering all three. Also included are guest recipes from acclaimed chefs and authors Alice Waters, Bryant Terry, Sean Sherman, and others, ushering a new generation of (serious) new cooks into the fold. More than just a collection of recipes, (Serious) New Cook is an indispensable resource and an inspiring guide.
About The Author
Leah Su Quiroga, a former head chef at the renowned California restaurant, Chez Panisse, runs a small farm in Sebastopol, California. Her sister, Cammie Kim Lin, is a serious home cook who got her start in commercial kitchens before becoming a professor and writer. Cal Peternell, also a former chef at Chez Panisse, is a New York Times best-selling cookbook author.