NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER • Change the way you think about cooking! In this epic guide to better eating, the chef, recipe developer, and video producer Sohla El-Waylly reimagines what a cookbook can be, teaching home cooks of all skill levels how cookingreallyworks. “The book I wish someone had handed me when I began my own journey as a cook.”—from the Foreword by Samin Nosrat,New York Timesbestselling author ofSalt, Fat, Acid, Heat
“A book to return to again and again and again.” —Yotam Ottolenghi, New York Times bestselling author ofPlentyandOttolenghi Simple
A practical, information-packed, and transformative guide to becoming a better cook and conquering the kitchen,Start Hereis a must-have master class in leveling up your cooking.
Across a dozen technique-themed chapters—from “Temperature Management 101” and “Break it Down & Get Saucy” to “Go to Brown Town,” “All About Butter,” and “Getting to Know Dough”—Sohla El-Waylly explains the hows and whys of cooking, introducing the fundamental skills that you need to become a more intuitive, inventive cook.
A one-stop resource, regardless of what you’re hungry for,Start Heregives equal weight to savory and sweet dishes, with more than two hundred mouthwatering recipes, including:
Crispy-Skinned Salmon with Radishes & Nuoc Cham
Charred Lemon Risotto
Chilled Green Tahini Soba
Lemon, Pecorino & Potato Pizza
Masa & Buttermilk Tres Leches
Packed with practical advice and scientific background, and an almost endless assortment of recipe variations, along with tips, guidance, and how-tos,Start Hereis culinary school—without the student loans.
ABOUT SOHLA EL-WAYLLY
SOHLA EL-WAYLLY is a culinary creator, writer, video producer, and community advocate who has been featured in The New York Times and Bon Appétit and on Food52 and Serious Eats.