the Essential New York Times Cookbook

Amanda gave me one the Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century that she wrote hot off the press.  The book becomes available on Oct 25th.  I hugged the book like a treasured prize. 

Friday night I was home alone and I snuggled up with the book for about six hours.  I read every page as if it were a novel.  Not only is the book amazing with an incredible host of recipes, there is no doubt that this cookbook should be and will be part of everyone's kitchen library.

Each recipe has been tested over and over again.  There is a little history written up on each one.  Tips from Amanda that are helpful and hilarious at the same time.  She didn't miss a thing.  Each recipe is paired with others to make a meal.  At the end of the book there recommendations for entertaining.  Options for substitutions too. 

I am investing in Amanda's company Food52 and have got to know her over the past year.  The book is very Amanda.  She has crossed every t and dotted every i and probably went back at least five times to make sure that was the case.  She writes as if she is sitting right next to you telling the tale.  Her words are simple and elegant and funny at the same time.  For such a little person she packs a powerful punch. 

I would bet anyone that this cookbook becomes a household staple and home chefs bible for years and years to come.