Owning your kitchen is about being in charge when you cook—understanding how flavors work together, how to improvise with ingredients you have on hand, and, above all, how to feel confident and stress-free when making meals. In Own Your Kitchen, Anne Burrell gets you in that groove by sharing the recipes she makes when she's relaxed and cooking at home.
Anne has designed these 100 recipes to get you comfortable with dozens of essential techniques—like how to create a perfect omelet, how to butterfly a chicken for an easy roast, and how to bake a focaccia to doll up any meal. Along the way, she offers priceless tips: such as what can be made ahead (like her garlic-ginger-soy-citrus marinade that can be used with just about anything or a freezer staple like fish stock) or how to coax flavor out of a chicken with a garlic rubdown.
More than anything, though, Own Your Kitchen will build your repertoire with impressive twists on classics like Carbonara Frittata, Olive Oil–Poached Salmon, Grilled Hanger Steak with anchovy-butter sauce, and—maybe best of all—Hawaiian Pork Roast. Anne will walk you through her seasonal faves, like Zucchini Cannelloni, Wilted Romaine Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts (great crunch!), and Pumpkin-Ricotta Pancakes with Chunky Apple-Raisin Sauce. When at the farmer's market, you'll keep in mind her Spring Veggie Stew with bright asparagus and sugar snap peas (or, as Anne suggests, any combo of spring veg) and the super easy Crispy Crunchy Kale Chips.
These are recipes that will work every time. And with Anne by your side, reminding you to set up, taste, season, check, and be patient, you'll also get in on the secrets (including tricks for bouncing back from mistakes) that she's picked up over the years in some of the best restaurant kitchens and from working with people trying to be better home cooks, just like you.
So, get comfortable in your kitchen. You own it!
About the Author
Anne Burrell is the New York Times bestselling author of Cook Like a Rock Star. She was the host for many years of Food Network’s Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and is co-host of Worst Cooks in America and host of Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Anne worked at Lidia Bastianich’s Felidia and Peter Hoffman’s Savoy and taught at the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in New York City.
Suzanne Lenzer is a food writer and stylist. Her most recent collaboration is Flavor Exposed with Angelo Sosa. She has worked closely with cookbook author Mark Bittman and her work appears regularly in various publications, including the New York Times. A graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, she lives in New York City.
Praise for Own Your Kitchen: Recipes to Inspire & Empower…
"Anne Burrell continues to be the voice of a modern cooking teacher. She leaves us fearless to take risks in the kitchen and tackle an array of different ingredients--with the techniques of a professional chef and the excitement of a home cook. It's one thing to know Anne Burrell's unique voice and enthusiasm for food from her first book, Cook Like a Rock Star. It's a whole other thing when her second book, Own Your Kitchen, about tasty empowerment, delivers more of the same and then some! I love that she celebrates under-loved ingredients like squid with such passion. Brined potato chips? Yes, please. Such a great idea. I love that Anne's Italian sensibility mixes so well with her love of American ingredients. As I read the book, I hear her voice and words of encouragement throughout!"