Ms. Adler argues that while rock star chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Rachel Ray seem to know it all, it's really the everyday cooks (like me and you) that have the magic touch. She shares her theory that we are all clever cooks and offers examples of simple cooking and everyday ingredients to encourage that notion.
I appreciate how Ms. Adler encourages cooks to trust their own instincts and to discover what is already at hand. With a handful of basic ingredients and a few not very flashy techniques, she proves that we all can eat well (very, very well) without having to buy the latest chef-labled implement or specialty ingredient. Thank you, Tamar!