Cooking in a Small Kitchen by Arthur Schwartz
With a new foreword by Lidia Bastianich. Cooking in a Small Kitchen is a four-star cooking guide that shows you how to cut loose like a cordon bleu chef in a kitchen the size of a closet. If cramped quarters have stifled your menu or limited your company for dinner, Arthur Schwartz, expansive Daily News food editor, tells you how to prepare delicious, sophisticated cuisine in a pinch for yourself and any number of guests. A devotee of the small kitchen himself ("the small size of your kitchen actually dictates a few of the basic rules of good, basic cooking and sensible eating"), Schwartz gives invaluable tips on how to juggle space and get double use from utensils, discusses ranges, extols food processors for the time and effort they save, and compiles "must have" lists of implements for the efficient kitchen. Ranging from the modest to the opulent, the 236 international recipes in Cooking in a Small Kitchen include entries for soups, pasta, salads, one-pot and skillet dinners, and desserts, in addition to unique sections on breakfast or brunch and dinners for two and four that provide complete menus and advise you on timing and what kitchenware to use. A creative gourmet, well versed in the world's great culinary traditions, Schwartz masterfully teaches readers how to manage a king's cuisine in a pauper's pantry.