I had a hard time posting this giveaway; I wanted to keep it for myself so bad.
A few weeks ago, Ann shared some of her tips for learning to cook better. She mentioned a book she received for Christmas that was helping her to do just that: Ruhlman’s Twenty, by renowned chef and best-selling author Michael Ruhlman. (For those of you who read food-related books, Ruhlman’s best known work is The Soul of a Chef.)
Ruhlman’s Twenty is a cookbook organized around 20 essential techniques and tools every home cook should know. The chapters are short and easy to read, very informative and helpful — and the photos add to the usefulness and beauty of the book.
If I won this cookbook, I’d use it as a mini–home cooking course for myself, since I’m so inconsistent in the kitchen. Flipping through it, I found many chapters that piqued my interest: “Salt,” “Water,” “Braise,” “Poach” — and, of course, “Butter.” Even if you don’t use it as a how-to guide, the recipes alone look delicious and fun to try.
Many thanks to Adam Schwartz at Chronicle Books for sending us a copy of Ruhlman’s Twenty for this SlowMama giveaway! To enter, please leave a comment answering the following question: What one skill would make you a better cook? One entry per person, please. I’ll choose a winner on Monday. This giveaway is open to all readers in North America. Good luck!
Image: Chronicle Books