Introducing The Chef Next Door by Amanda Freitag

We are big fans of Amanda Freitag, acclaimed chef featured on The Food Network’s Chopped and Iron Chef, where she cooks up fabulous meals. But until recently, she was totally intimidated to cook at home in her tiny apartment kitchen, relating to the fears of many home cooks. As she worked to overcome her fears, she realized she wasn’t alone, and we’re thrilled that she’s chosen to share her insights in this book! The Chef Next Door, on sale September 29, teaches home cooks a wide range of confidence-instilling skills, tricks, and tips that Amanda has picked up working in professional kitchens and cooking competitively on television. In her bright, lively voice, she helps you master the basic techniques that are the foundation of good, flavorful cooking. She also teaches you how to think like a chef—to consider seasonality, balancing flavors, understanding the steps, and learning how to improvise—to create a menu and execute dishes with pro techniques, as if she were right there in the kitchen with you.

In The Chef Next Door, you’ll find everything from the basics—sauces, marinades, stocks, and rubs—to first impressions, salads, and easy dinner recipes, and will even become skilled in making “The Scary Stuff”—recipes that may seem out of reach but are not. Today we’re giving you a peek inside The Chef Next Door and some of Amanda’s delicious recipes. Pre-order your copy of The Chef Next Door today.

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