The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School • by Alison Cayne

Learning to cook has never been simpler — or more delicious — thanks to The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School. Each of the book’s nine chapters centers on a key lesson: in the eggs chapter, readers will learn about timing and temperature while poaching, frying, and scrambling; in the soups chapter, they will learn to layer flavors through recipes like Green Curry with Chicken. The rigorously tested recipes — including wholesome lunches, dinner-party showstoppers, and delectable desserts — will become part of readers’ daily repertoires. Beautiful photographs show both the finished dishes and the how-to techniques, and helpful illustrations offer further guidance.

Here's what some people had to say:

"If you have always dreamed of cooking—not just following recipes—this is the only book you will ever need."
– Tom Colicchio

"Filled with invaluable lessons, recipes, guidance, and inspiration for cooks of all levels, this book is an undeniable asset for every kitchen!"
– Gail Simmons, food expert, TV host, and author of Talking with My Mouth Full

"The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School not only teaches the fundamentals of cooking but also shows you how to make the types of things you and yours really want to eat."
– Julia Turshen, author of Small Victories

"Defies the many stiff tomes in its category with succinct clarity [and] a you-can-do-this spirit. . . . It's cooking school for the real home kitchen, and lessons for a lifetime of good eating."
– Amanda Hesser, cofounder and CEO of Food52

"Alison Cayne gives you every-thing you need to become not only a confident cook, but a relaxed one, too. The essentials have never been presented more deliciously."
– Christine Muhlke, editor-at-large for Bon Appétit

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