5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Ratatouille and more!,
This review is from: Don't Sweat the Aubergine: What Works in the Kitchen and Why (Paperback)
Everyone thinks I'm joking when I say I finally learned how to make mashed potatoes. After prior cooking disasters (with aubergines, potatoes, chickens...) where the cookbooks assume you know things or remember from your home economics class, I avoided that and many others. But I love aubergines and a friend lent me her copy of this book. So now, I can bake an aubergine and it tastes great! That led to ratatouille (and red sauce). This week, I'm going to try making stock with chicken wings, then bbq-ing the chicken. It is all the basics I ever wanted and has inspired me to really learn to cook the basics. Nick explains things really well and I like that he explains why he chooses another method when contrasting methods with another cook. It helps me understand where things can be changed. Love love love this book. Finally I can cook.