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Kitchen: The Essential Guide To The Kitchen by Michele Cranston

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  • Pumpkin mash

    • j_h on January 09, 2015

      This is a good side dish for Lemony leek meatballs from Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi - http://www.eatyourbooks.com/library/recipes/928882/lemony-leek-meatballs

  • Leek and chickpea soup

    • trentendnz on October 06, 2015

      Pleasantly surprised, was looking for a leek soup without potatoes and saw this, recipe looked more interesting than exciting but turned out great. Much deeper sweeter flavour than I expected and quick too. Will deffo make again.

  • Pear and honey smoothie

    • ithyt on April 17, 2016

      4.16 I found this really runny - and added some chia seeds.

  • Pasta dough basics

    • ithyt on October 06, 2015

      5.13 Easy - just make sure pasta separated well with flour to prevent chunking together.

  • Greek salad

    • ithyt on October 06, 2015

      12.13 Yum yum yum! Substituted red onion w red caps. Feta a must have - dressing perfect.

  • Beef marinade

    • ithyt on October 06, 2015

      7.13 Used for beef to use on crostini - great.

  • Blini basics

    • ithyt on January 05, 2016

      1.16 I substituted whole-meal spelt flour for the buckwheat flour - divine - great blini recipe just start a day in advance.

  • Leek and pumpkin risotto

    • ithyt on October 06, 2015

      6.13 Wasn't quite long enough to cook pumpkin so just turned off and let steam which seemed to work. Quite tasty.

  • Scone basics

    • ldockel on July 17, 2016

      Faultless Make Verbatim

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  • ISBN 10 1552856291
  • ISBN 13 9781552856291
  • Published Sep 03 2005
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Whitecap Books
  • Imprint Whitecap Books

Publishers Text

The ultimate companion for the cook who wants to master the basics.


Rustling up a stir-fry is easy, but making real stock or a good pizza dough is not. Kitchen is the essential toolbox that every cook needs to be successful.


From breakfast to lunch to dinner to dessert, this book is packed with the necessary techniques, classic recipes and essential tips for stress-free kitchen creativity. The more than 1,000 fabulous recipes include:

  • Pear and Walnut Salad
  • Duck and Mango Rolls
  • Leek and Chickpea Soup
  • Lemon and Thyme Lamb Cutlets
  • Peppered Beef with Pumpkin Mash
  • Raspberry Ripple Cake


Beautifully photographed and produced, Kitchen will inspire and satisfy with its simple and fresh approach to food and entertaining.



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