More Is More: Get Loose in the Kitchen

Clarkson Potter. Oct. 2023. 304p. ISBN 9780593578841. $35. COOKING
Baz picks up where she left off in Cook This Book in this book focused on helping readers become better cooks and filled with kitchen rules, tools, and pantry must-haves that are invaluable for beginners and the experienced alike. The “Cook Smarter Not Harder” section highlights kitchen organization and is accompanied by a helpful salt spectrum for common pantry items. Clever recipe design includes QR codes that link to videos and audio guides with step-by-step instructions on cooking techniques; bolded wavy text in recipes refers readers back to Baz’s basic rules for success. Recipes cover various flavors and uses from quick weeknight meals to show-stopping spreads. Drink recipes are sprinkled throughout, and recipes give pairing suggestions, making menu planning a breeze. Bold layout colors and bright food photography reflect Baz’s fun, casual LA vibes, and her distinctive voice, familiar to fans, is encouraging and lively. Filled with recipes home cooks will revisit again and again, this book will be a fan favorite and lure patrons to cookbook shelves.
VERDICT Baz delivers fresh, approachable, and delectable recipes that provide plenty of instruction for beginners and spunky flair and big flavor for all kitchens.
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