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Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking (Paperback)
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An indispensable cookbook that introduces a happier, easier way to get a homemade dinner on the table and proves that it doesn't have to be difficult to be delicious. Cooking can be easy, fast, and fun!
Claire Tansey is an accomplished chef, but she's also a busy working mom. She knows how to make classic dishes by the traditional method, but after years of working, Claire has figured out a better way of cooking that doesn't take more time than it needs to. In Uncomplicated--featuring over 125 easy-to-make recipes--you'll find out how to make an unforgettable soup just by simmering lentils with a few spices; how to roast a chicken so it's golden and juicy every time; how to make delicious veggie side dishes in five minutes flat; how to make a gorgeous chocolate layer cake with just a bowl and spoon; and how to entertain at home without breaking a sweat. These and many more genius recipes, shortcuts, tips, and tricks will get you excited about cooking and take the stress out of homemade. And, every recipe is tested using a rigorous process so you know it will work just as it should.
Claire's tell-it-like-it-is, funny, irreverent tone will make you feel as though she's in your kitchen, showing you how to skip or combine steps, to invite the kids in, to host a dinner party without anxiety, and to remember that food should bring joy, above all else.
About the Author
CLAIRE TANSEY is a chef, teacher, and former Food Director at Chatelaine. She now focuses on inspiring home cooks with easy, fun, and delicious recipes and clever tips and tricks at Claire Tansey's Kitchen, on Cityline, the Toronto Star, and CBC Radio.
One of Good Life Vancouver’s “Best Cookbooks of 2018”
One of Eat North’s “12 Best Canadian Cookbooks of 2018”
"Claire Tansey has found an easier way to cook almost everything. (Her five-minute vegetables could change your life.) This is the perfect answer for everyone who thinks cooking is too time-consuming or too hard." —Ruth Reichl, James Beard Award-winning writer and author a several bestsellers including My Kitchen Year
"Uncomplicated cooking is on everyone's mind today. In her new book Uncomplicated, Claire shares delicious and easy recipes that will make any cook shine. Follow these recipes, have fun and enjoy a table full of smiles." —Lidia Bastianich, bestselling author of Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian
"Cooking in your kitchen is a breeze thanks to Claire's easy-to-follow and delicious recipes. Her effervescent personality leaps off every page, elevating simple, fresh ingredients into show-stopping family favourites." —Lynn Crawford, bestselling author of Farm to Chef
"In Uncomplicated, Claire's approach proves that cooking can be an easy way to mix art and craft to make something deliciously simple. From Everyday Granola to Soy and Garlic Grilled Flank Steak, the dishes in this book will jump off the page and on to the plate for all to enjoy!" —Graham Elliot, awarding-winning chef, restaurateur and author of Cooking Like a Master Chef
"Bravo to Claire Tansey who argues that food doesn't have to be complicated just good. She's right and demonstrates it with her straightforward, delicious recipes. She guides us from soup to dessert, breakfast to cocktails, instilling confidence and showing us of the pleasures of home cooking. Every cook, from the novice to the seasoned, should have a copy of Uncomplicated." —Jennifer McLagan, author of award-winning Bones, Fat, Odd Bits and Bitter
"This book is crammed with real-world insight and tasty recipes. Claire's wit is as sharp as her blades and her uncomplicated approach is refreshingly simple. This is how to really relax and enjoy yourself in the kitchen!" —Chef Michael Smith, bestselling author of several cookbooks including Real Food, Real Good
"Claire boldly leads the way into the kitchen and demonstrates that home cooking can be simple, approachable and rewarding. Uncomplicated is a fantastic cookbook that is as smart as it is beautiful." —Aimee Wimbush-Bourque, bestselling author of The Simple Bites Kitchen
“[Uncomplicated] is the next best thing as having Claire in the kitchen with you, guiding you through all the steps… a beautiful read with fabulous photos to go with the delicious dishes…” —Canoe