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Two In The Kitchen (Williams-Sonoma): A Cookbook For Newlyweds

The ultimate gift for newly married or engaged couples, Two in the Kitchen features a modern design, sprightly illustrations, lush photography, and 150 recipes for every occasion—from breakfast and brunch to cocktail hour to weeknight dinners for two to dinner parties to holidays. “We both grew up in households in which family mealtime was sacred, and the rituals surrounding eating and drinking have continued to define and unite us. Cooking together is a way of reveling in each other and in our union. We hope that you will find the same bliss in the kitchen that we do.” — Christie & JordanWith an elegant design, colorful illustrations, gorgeous photography, and a charismatic young couple, Jordan Mackay and Christie Dufault, writing friendly and helpful text, this title looks and feels like a gift and is filled with classic recipes and resonant information for modern newlyweds. Jordan and Christie draw on their experience—he’s a wine and spirits writer and she’s a sommelier and instructor at the CIA in Greystone—to add contemporary topics to the mix, such as a focus on drinks, how to set up a home bar, how to cook happily with your spouse and entertain family and friends. Additionally, five other couples from spanning the country share their secrets and tips for achieving kitchen bliss. Besides a diverse array of 150 recipes for every occasion and taste, each chapter opens with a handful of prose recipes offering inspirational ideas for quick dishes—from smoothies and scrambles to crostini and sparkling drinks—speaking to novice cooks looking for fresh and easy recipes. Practical advice like how to sharpen knives, take care of cutting boards, and store food in the freezer, and fun ideas like creating a music playlist for a dinner party are presented in short, easy-to-read sidebars throughout the front of the book. From dozens of recipes for every occasion to advice and entertaining know-how from couples who cook, this book will lead the way to happiness in the kitchen. Real couples Six couples from across America share their tricks, first-hand experience, and knowledge gained cooking together. Kitchen advice Includes practical information, from kitchen planning and equipment to stocking the pantry and buying wineglasses. Go-to recipes From breakfast and brunch to cocktail hour and weeknight dinners, a collection of recipes ideal for newlyweds.

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Weldon Owen (November 6, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1616283793

ISBN-13: 978-1616283797

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #53,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #62 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Cooking Methods > Cooking for One or Two #204 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Entertaining & Holidays #5092 in Books > Humor & Entertainment

Yes, there are some very good recipes in here but I was expecting a book dedicated to recipes for two people. This cookbook includes chapters such as Hosting Parties and Holidays. It's ok but not what I was looking for.

I bought this as a gift for couple who loves to cook together in the kitchen. They have already used it a couple times and said that they love the recipes in the book and have marked many that they plan on making in the future!

I bought this cookbook as part of a wedding gift. Before wrapping it, I started looking through the recipes and I found some great keepers! I'm not getting married, but I had to pick up a copy for myself as well. Lots of great suggestions for breakfast combinations and simple, easy to execute recipes.

THIS was a shower gift. Most couples have apartment things now a days, so money is most needed. I hate to just give a check so this book with a personal note written inside was said to personally have touched them.

I bought this for my husband as a wedding gift because he loves to cook, and I thought it would be fun to make some new meals together. Unfortunately, none of the recipes seem all that appealing to me and many of them require A LOT of work and are for more than 2 people. We have yet to make any recipe from this book, but have made dozens from the Cooking Light cookbooks we bought. I guess in the end I liked the idea of what I thought the book would be. It just wasn't that.

Got as a wedding gift and unfortunately the cover appeared to have slight water damage. Not so much that it was ruined and I still gave it as a gift because it was a last minute purchase, but would have wanted a replacement. Recipes looked tasty and easy enough for newlyweds, I liked the section about entertaining. It's definitely great if the couple has basic experience with cooking and pretty basic ingredient collection. I gave it as part of a themed gift along with some custom blended spices (because spices are expensive!) and the salt/pepper shakers from the couple's registry, but you could easily pair this with any other kitchen or food-related product for a cute, culinary themed gift. I actually liked the recipes and organization enough that I wish someone would have bought this for us when we were married!

Lovely idea of William Sonoma. As different couple newlyweds share with us their way to cook their favorite dishes, salads, soirees with friends or desserts. I like the book as perfect class of different views of how a couple can cook together and enjoy sharing by themselves or with others. The photographs are cosy as the atmosphere of each dish, i specially like its boundary with this light blue cloth.

A great find for a wedding gift for two whom really enjoy cooking together! Sure they will enjoy their gift!

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