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This Is a Cookbook

Recipes for Real Life

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Get into the kitchen. Learn to cook real good food. Make it crazy delicious. And don’t be too worried about a little mess. In This is a Cookbook: Recipes for Real Life, brothers Max and Eli Sussman—Brooklyn-based chefs—share more than 60 killer recipes that demystify the cooking process for at-home chefs, call on everyday ingredients, and pack in tips for how to make life in the kitchen easier and frankly, more fun—no matter how small your kitchen.

Combining years of elbow grease working the fiery lines at numerous restaurants, the Sussmans currently hail from Brooklyn’s über-hip Roberta’s and Mile End. Drawing on their first-hand expertise, here they present the kind of good eating, go-to dishes they most enjoy preparing at home, with each chapter organized by a key occasion: Lazy Brunch, Dinner Party, Backyard Grub, Night In, Midnight Snacks, and Sweet Stuff.

The duo dives into familiar comfort foods from around the world and irresistible creations for any time of the day—from homey Latkes With Lots of Sauces to unusually tasty Fried Grape Salad with Hazelnuts and Blue Cheese. The Sussmans also offer up inspiration for taking on slightly more challenging DIY projects like Makin’ Bacon and Forget the Frozen Pizza, as well as crib notes for how to throw dinner a party, complete with potent cocktails (such as Call a Cab punch) and themed menus (like Some of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s Favorites).


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Customer Reviews


Ok, I REALLY love this cookbook. I have already made a few recipes so far and it is fun & delicious!! The only reason that I have not given this 5 stars is because I can not get any of the playlists on my ipad. PLEASE fix this! When I click on the playlists and it directes me to itunes, its states that the music is currently not avaible on iOS 6 version.UGH, very disappointing!! PLEASE FIX THIS ASAP!

Was great then IOS 6 comes along

This is a great book with great content, however the app is now useless, when trying to open in ipad after upgrading to new IOS now get a message unable to open book, and ibooks hangs on a grey screen. The only way to fix so far has to been to delete the whole ibooks app and the entire library and then reinstall, better make sure everything is backed up. But real kicker is that even after doing this the app still doesn't work.


The playlists won't play. You can't even see what is on them and they were one of the reasons to buy the ebook.

This Is a Cookbook
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Published: Sep 12, 2012
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen
  • Seller: Weldon Owen, Inc.
  • Print Length: 160 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book was designed for iOS and some features may not work as intended with a mouse or trackpad. To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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