From the creator of TheCityCook.com, advice, encouragement, and more than eighty sophisticated but approachable recipes for urban cooks who want to stop ordering takeout and start using their small kitchens to serve delicious meals to family and friends.
- A wide audience: More than half of Americans live in cities, and while no two cities are alike, urban professionals everywhere want to return to home cooking. The City Cook provides the advice and inspiration they need to make dining at home easy and pleasurable--despite the obstacles of small kitchens or busy lives.
- A devoted following: Since the 2007 launch of TheCityCook.com, McDonough has garnered fans across the nation who share her love for cooking and entertaining at home. They appreciate her commitment to seasonal cooking and sustainable ingredients and understand the thrill of finding the very best farmers’ markets, local artisans, and specialized merchants have to offer.
- For novice and experienced cooks alike: The book is filled with essential information, including tips for everything from indoor grilling to getting that fishy smell out of a poorly ventilated apartment. There is extensive advice on when and where to shop, how to choose ingredients, and what to keep on hand in a really small pantry, as well as a list of the best urban merchants in the country and most important, more than eighty recipes that work everyday and for special occasions. Both instructional and inspirational, The City Cook helps readers eat better, save money, and make delicious, sophisticated meals.