Open Kitchen: Inspired Food for Casual Gatherings by Susan Spungen

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  • Baltiville on March 07, 2020

    The Toasted Mushroom and Farro is delicious. Balsamic is just enough acid to balance out the richness of the Mushroom “gravy”.

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  • Rosey harissa chicken

    • Maefleur on March 30, 2020

      This recipe also ran in the March 2020 issue of Food and Wine Magazine, which I used with chicken thighs. I used the option of paprika for the rose harissa seasoning, using a mix of sweet, hot and smoky paprika. Delicious dish.

  • Grill-roasted chickens with herbes de Provence and extra lavender aka house chicken

    • Maefleur on March 30, 2020

      I adapted for a single butterflied chicken on a gas grill. After preheating grill, switched middle burner off and outer two to medium wtth wood chip packets over outer two. Cooked to temp. The smoking method worked great, resulting in a juicy, herby, wonderfully smoky bird.

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  • ISBN 10 0525536671
  • ISBN 13 9780525536673
  • Published Mar 03 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 336
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Avery

Publishers Text

Simple, stylish recipes for fearless entertaining from the renowned food stylist, New York Times contributor, and founding food editor of Martha Stewart Living.

As a professional recipe developer, avid home cook, and frequent hostess, Susan Spungen is devoted to creating perfectly simple recipes for good food. In Open Kitchen, she arms readers with elegant, must-make meal ideas that are easy to share and enjoy with friends and family.

An open kitchen, whether physical or spiritual, is a place to welcome company, to enjoy togetherness and the making of the meal. This cookbook is full of contemporary, stylish, and accessible dishes that will delight and impress with less effort. From simple starters such as Burrata with Pickled Cherries and centerpieces such as Rosy Harissa Chicken, to desserts such as Roasted Strawberry-Basil Sherbet, the dishes are seasonal classics with a twist, vegetable-forward and always appealing. Filled with practical tips and Susan's "get-ahead" cooking philosophy that ensures streamlined, stress-free preparation, this cookbook encourages readers to open their kitchens to new flavors, menus, and guests.

Perfect for occasions that call for simple but elevated comfort food, whether it's a relaxed gathering or a weeknight dinner, Open Kitchen shows readers how to maximize results with minimal effort for deeply satisfying, a little bit surprising, and delicious meals. It is a cookbook you'll reach for again and again.


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