ScheckEats: Cooking Smarter: Friendly Recipes with a Side of Science Cookbook Review and Giveaway

Enter our US/CA giveaway to win one of three copies of ScheckEats: Cooking Smarter: Friendly Recipes with a Side of Science by Jeremy Scheck.

Jeremy Scheck spent high school perfecting his signature cupcakes, making quiches and coffee cake by the dozen at a local bakery, and teaching cooking demonstrations at Williams-Sonoma. As a 10th grader in 2016, he began documenting his favorite recipes on a blog called The After School Bakery.

In college, Jeremy learned to make 50 gallons of ice cream in the food science lab, how to prune grape vines in the teaching vineyard, the best way to milk a cow in Northern Italy, and why film photography is an art worth saving. As a sophomore in 2020, he traded blog photos for video and became a TikTok culinary sensation.

His debut cookbook ScheckEats: Cooking Smarter: Friendly Recipes with a Side of Science shares revamped classic recipes, everyday winning recipes and what he hopes will be a new guide to cooking whether you are a seasoned cook or just beginning your journey.

These are approachable recipes with step-by-step guidance where Jeremy shares the building blocks of what he calls culinary literacy: understanding why a recipe works and empowering readers to cook with confidence every day. Recipes are designed to minimize single-use ingredients and equipment (for example, all baking recipes are no-mixer-required), encouraging versatility with easily available essentials and Jeremy’s favorite kitchen staples.

There are five online recipes to try now including the Honey lemon chicken and the4 following: .Kale salad for dinner, Aglio e olio, Maple butter roast chicken, and Za’atar roast chicken.

I love books that educate the reader on many aspects of the cooking process including braising, emulsions, marinades and more. This is a book designed to build your skill level with skill level with tried and true recipes.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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  • matag  on  December 5, 2023

    Spicy za’atar marinade

  • hillsboroks  on  December 5, 2023

    I would love to try the Engagement Short Ribs.

  • lean1  on  December 5, 2023

    Sesame Miso Dressing

  • oduong930  on  December 5, 2023

    spicy za’taar marinade

  • debbiehb  on  December 5, 2023

    Bakery coffee cake

  • trudys_person  on  December 5, 2023

    Maple butter roast chicken sounds good. I haven’t roasted a whole chicken in forever!

  • LSanders  on  December 5, 2023

    Chickpea salad

  • riley  on  December 6, 2023

    Jewish mother chicken soup

  • JRumi  on  December 6, 2023

    Chicken Thighs with Date Butter Sauce

  • Babycarrot  on  December 6, 2023

    Pretzel blondies

  • averythingcooks  on  December 6, 2023

    Maple za’atar carrots!

  • sarahawker  on  December 6, 2023

    Chicken thighs with date butter sauce

  • breakthroughc  on  December 6, 2023

    Engagement Short ribs

  • Deepg  on  December 6, 2023

    slow cooked ginger chicken

  • Laura1  on  December 6, 2023

    Chickpea salad

  • dataentrytard  on  December 7, 2023

    I would like to prepare the bakery coffee cake first.

  • stahl_amy  on  December 7, 2023

    Apple streusel muffins!!!!

  • demomcook  on  December 7, 2023

    Chicken thighs with date butter sauce

  • rmpostonmfandt  on  December 8, 2023

    When cookbooks have a breakfast section, I love to cook a breakfast recipe first. A great way to test if a cookbook is good (and it’s kinda hard to mess up breakfast!). I would have to start off with the Crispy fried eggs in Calabrian chili butter. Yum!

  • rchesser  on  December 8, 2023

    Engagement Shortribs

  • miggsy  on  December 8, 2023

    Maple butter roast chicken

  • ravensfan  on  December 8, 2023

    Bakery coffee cake

  • Kristjudy  on  December 8, 2023

    The engagement short ribs

  • BVENABLE  on  December 8, 2023

    I’d like to try Easy Green Beans.

  • BVENABLE  on  December 8, 2023

    I’d like to try the Easy Green Beans

  • rkosully  on  December 9, 2023

    I would like to make the apricot vinaigrette.

  • hirsheys  on  December 9, 2023

    I agree that the maple butter roast chicken sounds great.

  • ktrum7  on  December 9, 2023

    Maple butter roast chicken!

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  December 9, 2023

    Jammy tomato toast with soft scramble

  • ljsimmons  on  December 9, 2023

    Bakery coffee cake

  • infotrop  on  December 9, 2023

    Honey lemon chicken

  • virjeania  on  December 10, 2023

    Tangy Key lime pie with gingersnap crust

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  December 10, 2023

    Maple za’atar carrots

  • TSQ  on  December 11, 2023

    Za’atar Roast Chicken

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  December 11, 2023

    Black bean burgers

  • Otterfae  on  December 11, 2023

    Sweet chili miso Brussels sprouts! I love sprouts, and that sounds amazing.

  • MarciK  on  December 13, 2023

    Jammy tomato toast with soft scramble

  • scoutycat  on  December 13, 2023

    Chickpea salad

  • jluvs2bake  on  December 14, 2023

    Brown butter zucchini

  • sayeater  on  December 14, 2023

    Sweet chili miso Brussels sprouts

  • Lora724  on  December 14, 2023

    Sweet chili miso Brussels sprouts

  • chefmichael  on  December 16, 2023

    Honey lemon chicken

  • janv  on  December 18, 2023

    The Engagement Short Ribs

  • JenjiD  on  December 20, 2023

    Jammy tomato toast with soft scramble

  • tarae1204  on  December 20, 2023

    Aunt Rachel’s infinitely adaptable ginger chicken soup

  • ChicagoJen  on  December 22, 2023

    Roasted broccoli and cauliflower

  • Gree  on  December 22, 2023

    I’d like to try the maple butter roast chicken. Chicken and maple? Yummers!

  • ozfoodie  on  December 22, 2023

    Engagement short ribs. Yum!

  • tucsonsandy  on  December 22, 2023

    Spicy za’atar marinade

  • BMeyer  on  December 22, 2023

    engagement short ribs

  • roxlet  on  December 23, 2023

    Apple streusel muffins

  • LaurenE  on  December 23, 2023

    Spicy za’atar marinade

  • Ren23  on  December 23, 2023

    Apricot Vinaigrette

  • Dannausc  on  December 24, 2023

    Bakery coffee cake

  • JACQUELINEM  on  December 27, 2023

    The first recipe.

  • agvickery  on  December 27, 2023

    I would love to try the Engagement short ribs!!

  • Shelley.b  on  December 28, 2023

    Maple za’atar carrots

  • clairew137  on  December 31, 2023

    Sesame Miso Dressing

  • JACQUELINEM  on  January 1, 2024

    Bakery Coffee Cake.

  • antpantsii  on  January 1, 2024

    Why not engagement short ribs?

  • betsyradelow  on  January 1, 2024

    Aglio e olio

  • teamkies  on  January 3, 2024

    Za’atar roast chicken

  • Karla123  on  January 4, 2024

    Crispy spiced chickpeas!

  • caliwoo  on  January 4, 2024

    I am making the Marry me Kale Salad this week.

  • meowpossum  on  January 5, 2024

    The fried eggs in chili butter recipe is making my mouth water right now!

  • Pamyoungvb  on  January 5, 2024

    Orzo macaroni and cheese. My grand daughter and I are cooking together and this is something she could do with an ingredient new to her.

  • tucsonsandy  on  January 5, 2024

    Sesame Miso Dressing

  • cellenly  on  January 6, 2024

    apple streusel muffins

  • katryna  on  January 7, 2024

    Grandma Karen’s twice baked potatoes

  • feliciakw  on  January 7, 2024

    Twice baked potatoes!

  • sarahteertzah  on  January 7, 2024

    Black bean burgers

  • rivergait  on  January 11, 2024

    Peanut ginger dressing…always handy to have o hand for the solo eater.

  • orchidlady01  on  January 14, 2024

    Chicken thighs with date butter sauce

  • RSW  on  January 15, 2024

    Sweet chili miso salmon

  • Bookstack  on  January 15, 2024

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  • AnnaZed  on  January 17, 2024

    Maple za’atar carrots

  • txbktxbk  on  January 18, 2024

    Lemon pepper broccoli

  • elysedc  on  January 20, 2024

    Jammy tomato toast with soft scramble

  • NatalyaM  on  January 24, 2024

    There’s a better way to make Aglio e Olio? Sign me up!

  • artthecat  on  January 26, 2024

    Aunt Rachel’s infinitely adaptable ginger chicken soup

  • JEWGAL777  on  January 29, 2024

    Bakery coffee cake

  • elschneider  on  January 29, 2024

    Crispy fried eggs in Calabrian chili butter

  • soffner  on  January 29, 2024

    Leek risotto

  • Pizzacat13  on  January 30, 2024

    The Cranberry Carrot Cake

  • banba1  on  February 2, 2024

    Jammy tomato toast with soft scramble

  • elsid22  on  February 6, 2024

    Engagement Short Ribs

  • t.t  on  February 7, 2024

    Apple streusel muffins

  • dprice  on  February 9, 2024

    I would try the Honey lemon chicken first, since hubby and I love anything chicken!

  • Jenjeanh  on  February 10, 2024

    Chicken thighs with date butter sauce, or what is pictured on the cover, that looks delicious

  • munki  on  February 11, 2024

    the za’atar roast chicken

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