JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER - GOOP COOKBOOK CLUB PICK - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker - Food52 - Library Journal
A modern approach to mastering the art of cooking at home from the food director at Bon Appétit, with more than 70 innately flexible recipes.
The indispensable recipes and streamlined cooking techniques in Where Cooking Begins are an open invitation to dive into Carla Lalli Music's laid-back cooking style. The food director at Bon Appétit, her intuitive recipes are inspired by the meals she makes at home for her family and friends and the joy she takes in feeding them. Here, too, is her guide to the six essential cooking methods that will show you how to make everything without over-complicating anything--and every recipe includes suggestions for swaps and substitutions, so you'll never feel stuck or stymied.
Where Cooking Begins is also the first recent cookbook to connect the way we shop to the way we cook. Music's modern approach--pick up your fresh ingredients a few times a week, and fill your pantry with staples bought online--will make you want to click on a burner and slide out a cutting board the minute you get home.
The no-fail techniques, textured recipes, and strategies in Where Cooking Begins will make you a great cook.
Carla Lalli Music is the food director at Bon Appétit, where she oversees the brand's food and recipe content across all digital platforms. She writes frequently for the magazine and its websites--bonappetit.com, Basically, and Healthyish--and is a frequent host on the Bon Appétit foodcast. Music also hosts recipe and technique videos on BA's YouTube channel, where millions of subscribers tune in to see what's cooking in the test kitchen. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.