We All Make Mistakes in the Kitchen, Even Food & Wine Editor Dana Cowin

published Nov 26, 2014
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The book: Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen by Dana Cowin

The angle: Tired of feeling defeated in the kitchen, Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin has turned to the top restaurant chefs for help — and you can learn right along with her.

Recipes for right now: Pork Meatball Sliders, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Caper-Raisin Sauce, Broccoli Rabe Pizza, Halibut with Red Coconut Curry

Who would enjoy this book? Cooks who secretly bury their cooking mistakes beneath the potato peels.

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Quick Facts

Who wrote it: Dana Cowin

Who published it: Harper Collins

Number of recipes: 100

Other highlights: If the editor-in-chief can admit to being a less-than-confident cook in the kitchen, I think we can too. Who among us hasn’t anxiously stumbled our way through an unfamiliar step or trusted our “instincts” only to find we’ve created an inedible dish? Yup. We’ve all been there.

In this book, Dana Cowin says enough with hiding the burnt bits and worrying about the roast — she called in 65 chefs from all over the country to help her master the kitchen once and for all. She has José Andrés teach her the best toasting methods for bruschetta and Eric Ripert show her the most humane way to kill a lobster, plus some real life lessons along the way. Cowin shares with us everything she’s learned. This cookbook is charming and encouraging — a breath of relief for all of us who worry about our skills in the kitchen.

Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen by Dana Cowin

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