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This is a Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life

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Get into the kitchen. Use what’s in there. And don’t be worried about f’ing it up. James Beard Foundation 2012 Rising Star nominee Max Sussman and his partner in crime, Eli, are over perfection. They care about cooking good food that tastes like you made it. Teaming up with Olive Press, these Brooklyn brothers of Über-hip New York establishments Roberta’s and Mile End have ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 10th 2012 by Olive Press (first published May 15th 2012)
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May 23, 2013 M rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
My one complaint. No table of contents at the beginning. Really. It lists the six sections of different food genres. And then turn to that page to see a list of those recipes. But no master list. I can't remember which category a dish belongs to. And makes it more difficult to browse recipes.
Jun 03, 2013 Alyssa rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-the-kitchen
"Lazy Brunch: roll out of bed & put on a Motown record. It's time for eggs & day drinking"

I'm 5 pages into this book and already I love it. These guys are quirky and interesting and real. Can't wait to finish the book & add some recipes to my box.


Finished! I absolutely adored this book and have tagged a few recipes I plan on copying before I return to the library. The authors & creators of the recipes are the type of guys you want to be friends with. If they in
Jul 24, 2014 Sara rated it liked it
Cute, quirky, non-intimidating cookbook.
T Crockett
Feb 18, 2013 T Crockett rated it liked it
Shelves: food-related
I liked the casual, speaking to the reader tone, but it felt like it was talking to someone with a more urban (possibly in their twenties) lifestyle. That's not me.

Having said that there are about 6 recipes I want to try, including Nutella Rolls, cauliflower with a tahini sauce, and their page of unexpected popcorn toppings.
Lonnie Tapia
Dec 25, 2012 Lonnie Tapia rated it it was amazing
This is one of one cookbooks that kicks you in the butt. You want to cook everything — its not the aspirational cook book that just sits on your shelf.

Try the Korean ribs. They are to die for.

The categories and chapter names are fun and realistic: what to make when you get home late after a bar crawl? This book has you covered.
Dec 30, 2013 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks-i-own
I really love this cookbook. It's full of all my comfort foods and I plan to cook my way through it quickly - from the fried rice to the chocolate peanut butter pie. Oh my!
Ivy Zheng
Aug 18, 2012 Ivy Zheng marked it as to-read
I loved cooking so this book is going to be great for me! I liked making new food and tasting food and COOKING!! YAY
Aug 24, 2012 Lynne marked it as to-read
I won this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Looking forward to reading it. Thank you.
Christoph Hellmuth
Oct 23, 2012 Christoph Hellmuth rated it liked it
Really neat recipes in here.
Some quiet simple but all tasting great
Nov 06, 2012 Janice rated it liked it
I wish there were more vegetarian dinner options.
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Looks interesting.
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