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In the Small Kitchen : 100 Recipes from Our Year of Cooking in the Real World (Paperback) (Cara
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“A comprehensive and inspiring must-have guide for quarter-life cooks everywhere.”—Merrill Stubbs, author of The Food52 Cookbook
“Cara and Phoebe have figured what takes some of us a tad longer to realize. We can cook anywhere, anytime, with anything on any budget.”—Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of Public Radio’s The Splendid Table® from American Public Media
Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine, creators of the popular food blog biggirlssmallkitchen.com, share their kitchen prowess and tasty tips withIn the Small Kitchen: 100 Recipes from Our Year of Cooking in the Real World. Filled with delicious and resourceful recipes for daily cooking and entertaining on a budget,In the Small Kitchen is required reading for anyone who wants to put an appetizing meal on the table. More than just a guide to quarter-life cooking, this cookbook is also a wonderful ode to the people we cook and eat with, who stick with us through breakups, birthdays, and myriad kitchen disasters.
It's hard to forget your first apartment—its cramped closets, one too many roommates, and oh-so-tiny kitchen—or the first entry-level job, vibrant but hectic social life, and newfound independence that come with it. For Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine, that first small kitchen was a blessing in disguise, a haven from adulthood's worries and thrills. In the Small Kitchen, inspired by their popular website Big Girls, Small Kitchen, is their debut cookbook, filled with more than 100 delicious recipes for cooking and entertaining within the constraints of a twentysomething life. Whether you're packing Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches for a cubicle picnic, staying in with a cup of Workweek Tomato Soup and Cara's Classic Gooey Grilled Cheese, whipping up Three Onion Dip and Pimm's Cup for a cocktail party, or making Shrimp Risotto with Sweet Peas and Leeks to impress a special dinner date, Cara and Phoebe will show you how to stretch your imagination and your pocketbook to get the most out of your small kitchen without sacrificing the flavor or fun of savoring a good meal. In the Small Kitchen will get a new generation into the habit of cooking and make your kitchen a place everyone wants to be.