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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TASTE OF HOME

A thoroughly modern guide to becoming a smarter, faster, more creative cook from Molly Baz, featuring fun, flavourful recipes anyone can make.

If you seek out, celebrate and obsess over good food but lack the skills and confidence necessary to make it at home, you’ve just won a ticket to a life filled with supreme deliciousness. Cook This Book is a new kind of foundational cookbook from Molly Baz, who’s here to teach you absolutely everything she knows and equip you with the tools to become a better, less stressed, more efficient cook.

Molly breaks the essentials of cooking down to clear and uncomplicated recipes that deliver big flavour with little effort and a side of education, including dishes like Pastrami Roast Chicken with Schmaltzy Onions and Dill, Chorizo and Chickpea Carbonara, and, of course, her signature Cae Sal. But this is not your average cookbook. More than a collection of recipes, Cook This Book teaches you the invaluable superpower of improvisation through visually compelling lessons on such topics as the importance of salt and how to balance flavour, giving you all the tools necessary to make food that tastes great every time. Throughout, you’ll encounter dozens of QR codes, accessed through the camera app on your smartphone, that link to short, technique-driven videos hosted by Molly to help illuminate some of the trickier skills.

As Molly says, ‘Cooking is really fun, I swear. You simply need to set yourself up for success to truly enjoy it.’ Cook This Book will help you do just that, inspiring a new generation to find joy in the kitchen and take pride in putting a home-cooked meal on the table, all with the unbridled fun and spirit that only Molly could inspire.

Reviews

Cook This Book is a syllabus for how to become a more technically-skilled cook
Epicurious
Whether you're a novice or a pro, Molly makes you think about cooking in an exciting and modern way that is foolproof and easy to follow. This book will be your guide to mastering the basics, cooking with all the right flavours, and bringing delicious meals to the table every time without the guesswork
<b>Bobby Berk, design expert and Emmy-nominated host of Netflix’s <i>Queer Eye</i></b>
The recipes in this book are dripping with deliciousness
Eat Your Books
Surprising no one, Molly has written a book as smart, stylish and entertaining as she is
<b>Carla Lalli Music, author of <i>Where Cooking Begins</i></b>
Cook This Book is devoted to teaching foundational kitchen info and basics that'll help you cook efficiently
theSkimm
Molly Baz is rethinking the way we engage with cookbooks
TASTE
This certainly ain't your grandma's cookbook. I mean, I know I used to bake special M-shaped biscuits for Molly when she was a was a little girl, but I never expected it would come to this! With rich recipes and a design that just knock your socks off, this cookbook is simply vibrant. And BOOM . . . don't even get me started about those innovative QR codes: all my technique-related fears, gone with a vid. The photographs are sooo good they make me want to eat the page! Now I may be a bit biased, but I know I'm not wrong
<b>Doug Baz, Molly’s Dad</b>
[Cook This Book is] packed with information about the principles of great flavour and instructions on technique
Salon
With its DIY approach to culinary expertise, this is a great starting point for home cooks wanting to develop flavour and technique
<b>Library Journal</b>
Cook This Book is for anyone who wants to learn kitchen skills that stick
Esquire
Filled with simple, hearty dishes like Pastrami Roast Chicken and Chickpea Carbonara . . . Cook This Book is a super approachable and friendly cookbook
<b>Lucas Oakeley, MOB Kitchen</b>
Recipe developer Baz delivers an exciting crash course in cooking fundamentals via 95 recipes that don't ask too much of the home cook
Publishers Weekly
A clever debut . . . Beloved since her days on BA's Test Kitchen, [the QR codes] are a smart way to bridge the gap between the in-print recipes and Baz's infectious online personality
Stylist