The Art of Simple Food
My husband gave me this beautiful cookbook by Alice Waters (Illustrated by Patricia Curtan) a few years ago for Christmas. The Art of Simple Food is a great cookbook for those just learning to cook, but also wonderful for experienced home cooks. It covers pantry basics, essential utensils, and “foundation recipes” in the first section. These foundations discuss various basic cooking techniques for a range of foods. The second section utilizes these foundations and expands upon them, offering additional recipes including sauces, salads, eggs, vegetables, meats, desserts, and more.