Last week we posted a recipe for Strawberries in Beaujolais Sauce from Sally’s A New Way to Cook, and thought: what better way to kick-off the summer than to give the book away?! And a signed first-edition copy at that. These hardcover editions with the jazzy stripe-ed covers are now out of print and hard to find.
When A New Way to Cook was first published in 2001, it completely turned the idea of “healthy eating,” on its head. Instead of telling you what you can and can’t eat, and what foods are “good” and “bad,” the book explores how to use “taboo” ingredients like butter, oil, and animal fats in often radical new ways to make healthy and satisfying dishes. It’s also the book where Sally started to play with improvising in the kitchen, years before The Improvisational Cook hit the shelves. In 2009, A New Way to Cook was voted one of the best food books of the decade by the Guardian. We know a lot of people who use it as their “basic” cookbook.
Over the years, we’ve featured some of its recipes here, including lemon-scented olive oil, root vegetable crema, and foolproof roast turkey. More recipes and the chance to peek inside the book can be found over at sallyschneider.net. But with over 700 pages of recipes and techniques, we couldn’t even begin to scratch the surface on this blog.
So, no strings attached to this one. Just comment if you’d like a copy and we will pick a winner at random on June 19th. Good luck!
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