Discover quick, easy, and flavorful recipes that can be made with pantry ingredients you have on hand, from the brilliant mind of Nancy Silverton—star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table and the only person ever to win James Beard awards for both outstanding chef and outstanding pastry chef.
As one of America’s top chefs, Nancy Silverton’s restaurant dishes are legendary, innovative, and delicious. In A Twist of the Wrist, she shares 137 quick and delicious gourmet recipes for home cooks—perfect alternatives to takeout or frozen food. Using her favorite pantry products that come in jars—and cans, bags, and boxes—Nancy has created easy-to-follow recipes that require less than thirty minutes to prepare.
From salads to pasta to meats and desserts, here are new sure-to-be-favorites such as Cumin Shrimp and Chickpea Salad with Roasted Carrots; Orzo with Dried Porcini Mushrooms, Radicchio, and Aged Balsamic Vinegar; Boneless Pork Chops, with Creamy Polenta and Fennel Pollen; and Warm Brandied Prunes with Vanilla Ice Cream and Butter Wafer Cookies. In addition to Nancy’s own creations, she includes recipes concocted with prepared ingredients from other luminaries of the culinary world, including Gabrielle Hamilton, Tom Colicchio, Ruth Reichl, and Suzanne Goin.
A charming and utterly indispensable cookbook for any type of cook—whether you’re an on-the-go gourmand or you just love flavorful, accessible weeknight meals—A Twist of the Wrist fits is the perfect book for cooking at home.
About A Twist of the Wrist
Award-winning chef Nancy Silverton has conquered the gourmet world as the original dessert chef at Spago and founder of the celebrated La Brea Bakery. Her recipes are legendary, innovative, and delicious. However, in the last few years, there has been a great shift in cooking toward the Home Meal Replacement (HMR), better known as “takeout.” It’s impossible to spend hours in the kitchen after a hard day’s work, so more people are buying prepared foods and frozen meals, compromising taste for convenience. Realizing that people’s hectic workdays don’t afford everyone the time to re-create her epicurean triumphs, Nancy has come up with the perfect solution . . .
Enter, the jar!
Compiling a list of her favorite products that come in jars—and cans, bags, and boxes—Nancy has created easy-to-follow recipes that require less than thirty minutes to prepare. With this book there’s no need to sacrifice flavor, sophistication, and taste just because you’re spending less time chopping, cleaning, cooking, or baking. Nancy’s shortcuts not only allow us to produce quick and easy meals at home, they let us bring back the pride and the joy of creating gourmet meals for our family and friends.
A Twist of the Wrist contains 137 quick and delicious gourmet recipes from salads to pasta to meats and desserts, such as:
Cumin Shrimp and Chickpea Salad with Roasted Carrots Creamy Corn Soup with Bacon and Cheddar Crostini Orzo with Dried Porcini Mushrooms, Radicchio, and Aged Balsamic Vinegar Boneless Pork Chops, with Creamy Polenta and Fennel Pollen Seared Rare Tuna with Tomato-Olive Salsa Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pie with Hot Fudge Sauce, Cajeta, and Salty Spanish Peanuts
In addition to Nancy’s own creations, she includes recipes concocted with prepared ingredients from some of her chef friends, including Sara Foster, Tom Colicchio, Charlie Trotter, Mario Batali, Suzanne Goin, Ruth Reichl, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
There is also a pantry section, telling us where to get—by the Internet and mail order—the best of all things canned, jarred, and bottled.
This charming and utterly indispensable cookbook is suited for any type of cook, whether you’re an on-the-go gourmand or you just love flavorful, accessible meals at home. A Twist of the Wrist fits perfectly into today’s modern lifestyle and is a must-have for the contemporary kitchen.