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The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks Hardcover – Oct 4 2011


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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult (Oct. 4 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670023000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670023004
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #301,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[A] terrific, inspiring book."--"People" (A "People" Pick)

About the Author

Kathleen Flinn has been a writer and journalist for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, USA Weekend, Men’s Fitness and many other publications. She is a proud member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Author’s Guild. She divides her time between Seattle and southwest Florida.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. -d'souza on Nov. 11 2012
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I had read the previous book and enoyed it as a good story but I found this book to be very informational and very useful. First time I read it I made a homemade carrot soup and a stew on a Sunday and the family fell on it like ravening wolves. I came to understand cooking better and stopped buying prepackaged as it is not necessary. Right now have a beef barley soup in the crockpot and baked the book's artisan bread recipe without difficulty. First time I made that bread, everyone sat down and ate it hot with butter right from the oven. I am buying three copies for Xmas gifts for people I know. So yes, an excellent purchase as a story and a cookbook all in one. It belongs in the kitchen for sure. I hope to see more.
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Really enjoyed this book by Kathleen Flynn- it helped me to organize my own thoughts for 'cooking school', and was inspiring to hear about people becoming confident because of well thought out freedom to experiment.
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By Estal on Oct. 16 2012
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I always knew how to 'cook' basic meals and follow a recipe but now, after reading Kitchen Counter Cooking School, I have the confidence and enthusiasm to "COOK". I experiment and substitute and embellish with abandon and great success, if I do say so myself. I bake my own bread exclusively (haven't bought a loaf in months), I no longer by jars of sauces or virtually anything processed, and I actually had to replenish some of my herbs and spices because - for the first time - I'd used them up!

If you have any hesitation or uncertainty in the kitchen, this is the book for you. I cook healthier, heartier, cheaper, and with more variety all because of this book.
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