In 2014 Peter Miller owner of the eponymous book shop gave us Lunch at the Shop, a fresh, simple and delicious book devoted to creating lunch for those of us at work. Now he is back with a second effort, Five Ways to Cook Asparagus. If Lunch at the Shop was about eating well at work, Five Ways is about creating interesting, delicious and often simple meals at the end of the work day. Organized around groups of five (admittedly more than a bit arbitrary) Peter takes the reader through the week proceeding from simple to complicated (weekend meals). Five things to have in the larder, five ways to cook vegetables, and on. There are enough lip smacking recipes here to take the cook through many, many weeknights.
"Peter Miller makes cooking at home with dignified ingredients easy and delightful. You will laugh, be inspired, become incredibly hungry, and come away with loads of smart and useful ideas." --Renee Erickson, James Beard Award-winning chef and author of A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus
Offering a detailed plan for getting dinner on the table, no matter how busy your day has been, Peter Miller reveals five brilliant ways to cook a group of indispensable ingredients. These versatile, healthy foods--a carefully curated range of vegetables, grains, legumes, pastas, and proteins--form an adaptable toolbox for making simple, delicious meals. With five tried-and-tested methods for a wide range of common ingredients at their fingertips, busy home cooks can quickly focus on how to prepare whatever is on hand and in season.
Offering more than 90 recipes, plus menus, tips for giving new life to leftovers, and detailed advice on sourcing ingredients, Five Ways to Cook Asparagus shows you how to cook dinner with only one or two fresh ingredients and be confident that you will eat well.
About the Author
Peter Miller has operated his bookshop in Seattle for more than 35 years. He is a trained chef who contributes to Crosscut.com and Food52 and is author of Lunch at the Shop. Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton are cofounders of Canal House and the authors of many cookbooks, including Canal House Cooks Every Day.