Small Victories

Small Victories

Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home-cooking Triumphs

Book - 2016
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From Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook co-writer comes a bible for healthy home cooking. Hoping to inspire recreational cooks who want accessible deliciousness and clever ideas for great cooking, Julia Turschen takes you through 95 meticulously developed and yummy recipes for weeknight dinners and indispensible crowd pleasers. Becoming a great cook means mastering one delicious thing at a time, and taking pleasure in the small victories - charming kitchen wisdom that Julia has learned from her own rich life in food. A respected, well-liked food writer and seasoned recipe developer, she's had a long, wonderful relationship with food her whole life, and this cookbook displays her love, strategic thinking and enjoyment of food and cooking for you to enjoy as well - the recipes as special and warmly authoritative as Julia herself.

Praise for Small Victories
Small Victories is so lively, so encouraging, and so filled with easy solutions that it's the perfect book for someone who loves food but is nervous in the kitchen. I'll be giving it to every young cook I know. Ruth Reichl

I've been waiting for this book! I love Julia's cooking and had a few lessons from her. She knows how to make things that are easy, delicious, and chic! Sofia Coppola

Small Victories is precisely the kind of book that I can give to two kinds of people: to my non-cooking friends to let them know they can build their game, and to my professional chef friends to prove that there is always more to learn and that simple doesn't mean dumbed-down. Mario Batali

Julia's Small Victories is a HUGE VICTORY! It is the best cookbook ever; a stunning visual memoir that you'll soon have filled with post-its and turned-down pages. Sally Field
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781452143095
Branch Call Number: 641.5 TURSHEN
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Gentl & Hyers - Photographer


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Oct 03, 2018

I had reservations due to the Paltrow connection, but they were needless. The recipes are simple, innovative and delicious. In addition, she will give variations on a recipe, encouraging new cooks to use what they have in the house instead of running out to the store for ingredients that would be infrequently used. I had thought that I would only look up new recipes online from now on; this cookbook has changed my thinking and I will be buying my own copy.

Sep 15, 2018

We cooked from this book for our monthly Cookbook Club and it was soooooo delicious! There was a great range of recipes from simple to complex, which gives a lot of needed flexibility for quick weeknight dinners or impressive weekend feasts. Although the theme of "simple victories" was a little over-done, I did like the theme in general - where every recipes teaches you a new skill to use in the kitchen. Cookbooks like this one do more than give you a great new recipe - they make you a better cook. That's a huge win!

Nov 13, 2017

This has been my go to cookbook since it was released. The recipes are easy to use and delicious. The author’s lovely personality shines through making the book a delight to cook from.


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