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Milk Street : cook what you have
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There is perhaps no better time for a cookbook like this than our current era, in which a double line on a test strip sends a household into temporary isolation with the accompanying panic of "but there's no food in the house!" Milk Street comes to the rescue, viewing simple pantry and freezer staples in new ways. But this is not subsistence, minimal-ingredient cooking; rather this book leads cooks to think about how to build a dish. This approach, Kimball says, can teach us how to "behave like a real cook who can make something delicious from whatever is available." And so, with some guidance and the addition of a few flavor-dense "must-haves" like tomato paste, olives, kimchi, or canned chipotles in adobo, staples like canned beans, tortillas, potatoes, and ground meat can become anything: hearty salads, soups with layered flavors, one-pot meals, or kicked-up family favorites. Substitutions are ample (we're behaving like cooks, remember?) and flavors circle the globe. Preparation times range from quick dinners to more elaborate projects and set-and-forget recipes to bake and simmer. Bits of culinary instruction are worked into many recipes, further emphasizing that this beautifully photographed and thoughtfully organized guide is a method of cooking, not just a cookbook.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. xii
Have This? Try That!p. xiv
Milk Street Must-Havesp. xxii
Canned Goodsp. 1
Not So Basic Beansp. 3
Bacon and Red Wine-Braised Kidney Beansp. 4
Black Bean-Bell Pepper Salad with Coconut and Limep. 5
Chickpea and Garlic Soup with Cumin-Spiced Butterp. 6
Cuban-Style Black Beans and Ricep. 7
Spicy Black Bean and Coconut Soupp. 8
Kidney Bean and Rice Salad with Bacon and Cider Vinegarp. 9
Chickpea and Carrot Curryp. 10
White Bean Soup with Potatoes and Greensp. 11
Pinto Beans with Bacon and Chipotiep. 12
Smashed Chickpeas with Lemon and Scallionsp. 14
Fried White Beans with Bacon, Garlic and Spinachp. 15
Turkish White Bean Saladp. 16
Egyptian-Style Pinto Beansp. 17
Quick Creamy Hummusp. 18
White Beans and Tomatoes with Anchovies and Vinegarp. 20
Pasta e Fagiolip. 21
Can-Do Tomatoesp. 23
Indian-Style Tomato-Ginger Soupp. 24
Double-Tomato Soup with Cilantro, Lime and Fried Garlicp. 25
Shakshukap. 26
Cream-Free Tomato Bisque with Parmesan Croutonsp. 27
Tomato-Rice Soup with Caramelized Onionp. 28
Pasta al Pomodorop. 29
Tomato-Mushroom Curryp. 30
Chilaquiles Rojosp. 32
One-Pot Pasta all'Arrabbiatap. 33
Pasta with Roasted Tomato and Anchovy Saucep. 35
Tuesday Night Tunap. 37
Portuguese-Style Tuna with Chickpeasp. 38
Potato Salad with Capers, Olives and Olive Oil Tunap. 39
Pan-Fried Tuna Cakes with Yogurt-Caper Saucep. 41
Spaghetti with Tuna and Mushroomsp. 42
Tuna Gochujang Noodlesp. 43
Harissa-Spiced Tuna Tartinesp. 45
Tuna Tostadas with Chipotle, Corn and Quick-Pickled Onionp. 46
Deviled Eggs with Tuna, Olives and Capersp. 47
Shelf Stalwartsp. 49
Pantry Pastasp. 51
Hoisin-Ginger Noodlesp. 52
Pasta with Fennel, Green Olive and Pistachio Pestop. 53
Couscous Cakes with Harissa and Olivesp. 54
Pasta with Parsley, Walnut and Caper Pestop. 55
Pasta with Pesto Rossop. 56
Spaghetti with Garlic, Oil and Lemon-Parmesan Breadcrumbsp. 57
Farfalle with Cabbage, Walnuts and Parmesanp. 58
Garlicky Peanut Noodlesp. 59
Toasted Pearl Couscous with Sweet Potato and Cranberriesp. 60
Pearl Couscous "Risotto" with Chicken and Spinachp. 61
Egg Noodles with Cabbage, Bacon and Sour Creamp. 62
Pasta with Chicken, Green Beans and Harissap. 63
Spaghetti with Lemon Pestop. 65
Pasta with Tomato, Onion and Butterp. 66
Go-To Grainsp. 69
Vietnamese Rice Soup with Chicken (Chao Ga)p. 70
Garlic Fried Rice with Chickenp. 71
Toasted Bulgur with Walnuts and Pickled Grapesp. 72
Two-Cheese Baked Farro with Kale and Tomatoesp. 73
Quinoa and Black Bean Burgersp. 75
Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Olives and Arugulap. 76
Toasted Farro and Apple Salad with Mustard Vinaigrettep. 78
Greek-Style Spinach and Tomato Ricep. 79
Farro Soup with Celery and Parmesanp. 80
Quinoa Chaufa with Mixed Vegetablesp. 82
Curried Fried Rice with Shrimp and Pineapplep. 83
Persian-Style Barley and Carrot Soupp. 84
Stir-Fried Grains with Charred Cabbage and Tomatoesp. 85
Lentils Six Waysp. 87
Rice and Lentils with Onion Tarkap. 88
Lentil Salad with Tahini, Almonds and Pomegranate Molassesp. 89
Red Lentil and Coconut Dal with Ginger-Garlic Tarkap. 90
Spanish-Style Lentil Stew with Garlic and Smoked Paprikap. 92
Braised Sausages and Lentils with Parsley-Caper Relishp. 93
Umbrian-Style Lentil Soupp. 94
Broth Boostedp. 97
Roman-Style Egg Drop Soupp. 98
Mexican Noodle Soup with Fire-Roasted Tomatoesp. 99
Pasta e Cecip. 100
Curried Rice and Vegetable Soupp. 101
Creamy Pinto Bean and Tomato Soupp. 102
Spanish Garlic and Bread Soupp. 104
Romanian-Style Cabbage and Potato Soup with Bacon and Paprikap. 105
Miso, Shiitake Mushroom and Kimchi Soupp. 106
Greek Egg-Lemon Soup (Avgolemono)p. 109
Cold Storagep. 111
Root Cellarp. 113
Baked Kibbeh with Sweet Potatop. 115
Afghan-Style Braised Butternut Squashp. 116
Spicy Kidney Bean and Sweet Potato Soupp. 117
Barley, Bean and Butternut Stewp. 119
Sweet Potato and Quinoa Stewp. 120
Sweet Potatoes with Coriander, Orange and Olivesp. 121
Agrodolce Acorn Squashp. 123
Sweet Potato Brown Rice with Soy and Scallionsp. 124
Bulgur and Winter Squash Pilafp. 125
Potato Primerp. 127
Gnocchi in an Instantp. 128
Portuguese-Style Soup with Potatoes, Kale and Sausagep. 129
Cairo-Style Potatoes with Cumin, Coriander and Cilantrop. 130
Wine-Braised Potatoes with Garlic and Bayp. 131
Potato Soup with Almonds, Garlic and Lemonp. 132
Smashed Potatoes with Red Chimichurrip. 135
Potatoes Boulangèrep. 136
Butter-Browned Potatoes with Onion and Mustardp. 137
Turmeric Potatoes with Cumin Seeds and Gingerp. 138
Potato and Pasta Soupp. 139
Bold Brassicasp. 141
Orecchiette with Broccolinip. 143
Creamy, Garlicky Cauliflower and Cheddar Soupp. 144
Cabbage, Apples and Kielbasap. 145
Stir-Fried Broccoli and Noodlesp. 146
Kale and Cheddar Melts with Caramelized Onionp. 148
Pasta with Kale Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoesp. 150
Roasted Broccolini and Chickpea Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressingp. 151
Greek-Style Braised Greens with Tomatoes and Paprikap. 153
Kale and Miso Soup with Tofu and Gingerp. 155
Pasta with Cauliflower, Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoesp. 156
Braised Cauliflower with Garlic, Bacon and Scallionsp. 157
Greens and Beans with Pecorino Crostinip. 159
Good Eggsp. 161
Eggs Fried in Parmesan Breadcrumbs with Wilted Spinachp. 162
Cheesy Tex-Mex Migasp. 163
Spanish Tortilla with Potato Chipsp. 164
Chinese Stir-Fried Eggs with Tomatoesp. 165
Egg Salad with Harissa, Olives and Almondsp. 166
Chinese-Style Vegetable Omeletsp. 168
Oven-Baked Eggs in a Hole with Toasted Parmesanp. 170
Turkish-Style Eggs and Spinachp. 171
Throw-it-Together Tofup. 173
Tofu and Sweet Pepper Scramble with Smoked Paprikap. 174
Tofu and Kimchi Soupp. 175
Salt and Pepper Tofup. 177
Stir-Fried Tofu with Ginger Green Beansp. 178
Spicy Seared Tofu with Sweet Pepperp. 180
Jamaican-Style Tofu Curryp. 181
Vietnamese-Style Tofu with Gingery Tomato Saucep. 182
Stir-Fried Cumin Tofup. 185
Tofu Katsup. 187
Chicken Winnersp. 189
Plov with Chickenp. 190
Chicken and Chickpea Taginep. 191
Red Stew with Chickenp. 193
Stir-Fried Hoisin Chicken and Bell Peppersp. 194
Chicken Braised with Sweet Peppers and Tomatoesp. 195
Chicken Paprikashp. 196
Bulgur and Chicken Salad with Pomegranate Molassesp. 198
Chicken and Potato Traybake with Garlic, Lemon and Parsleyp. 199
Cabbage and Chicken Salad with Gochujang and Sesamep. 200
Miso-Garlic Slashed Chickenp. 201
Chicken with Apples and Cider Vinegar Saucep. 202
Tandoori-Inspired Chicken Kebabsp. 203
Sausage Solutionsp. 205
Tomato and Sausage Ragù over Polentap. 206
Harissa-Spiced Beef with Couscous and Scallionsp. 207
Risotto with Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomatoesp. 208
Italian Sausages with Grapes and Wine Vinegarp. 209
Weeknight Lahmajounp. 210
Pinto Beans with Sausage, Kale and Eggsp. 212
Spicy Pork and Oyster Sauce Noodlesp. 213
Sausage, Potato and Sweet Pepper Traybakep. 214
Lebanese-Style Beef and Spinach Stewp. 215
Eight-Ingredient Beef and Bean Chilip. 217
Vietnamese Pork and Scallion Omeletp. 218
Syrian-Style Meatball Soup with Rice and Tomatoesp. 219
From the Freezerp. 221
Frozen Vegetablesp. 223
Japanese-Style Rice with Corn, Butter and Soy Saucep. 224
Lemon and Green Pea Risottop. 225
Spaghetti with Broccoli-Miso Sauce and Toasted Walnutsp. 226
Fettuccine with Corn, Tomatoes and Baconp. 228
Spinach, Ham and Cheddar Stratap. 229
Curried Broccoli and Cilantro Soupp. 230
Rigatoni Carbonara with Peasp. 231
Chilean-Style Bean, Butternut and Corn Stewp. 233
Turmeric-Spiced Spinach and Potatoesp. 234
Baked Butternut Squash Risottop. 235
Corn and Coconut Soup with Ginger and Scallionsp. 236
Fried Rice with Peas, Corn and Baconp. 237
Shrimp Suppersp. 239
Spanish-Style Shrimp with Garlic and Olive Oilp. 240
Stir-Fried Chili Shrimpp. 241
Tuscan-Style Shrimp with White Beansp. 242
Veracruz-Style Rice and Shrimpp. 243
Shrimp Fra Diavolop. 245
Broiled Shrimp with Garlic, Lemon and Herbsp. 246
Vietnamese-Style Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimpp. 248
Thai Stir-Fried Shrimp with Garlic and Black Pepperp. 249
Shrimp and Cheese Tacos (Tacos Gobernador)p. 251
Seafood in a Snapp. 253
Fish Baked with Tomatoes, Capers and White Winep. 254
Miso-Glazed Broiled Salmonp. 256
Cod and Chickpeas in Tomato-Rosemary Saucep. 257
Salmon with Matbuchap. 258
Salmon in Coconut-Curry Saucep. 260
Greek-Inspired Fish Soup with Rice and Lemonp. 261
Oven-Fried Fish Sticksp. 262
Seared Cod with Peruvian-Style Olive Saucep. 264
Sesame-Crusted Salmon with Black Pepper and Lime Saucep. 266
Iraqi-Inspired Broiled Salmon with Tomatoes and Onionp. 267
Salmon and Kimchi Burgersp. 269
Flour Poweredp. 271
Bread Boxp. 273
Panzanella with Roasted Tomatoes and Olivesp. 274
Bread and Tomato Soup with Spinach and Parmesanp. 276
Kimchi Grilled Cheese with Hamp. 277
White Bean Bruschette with Lemon, Parsley and Caper Relishp. 278
Cheddar, Roasted Onion and Apple Tartinesp. 280
Frittata with Toasted Bread, Cheese and Caramelized Onionsp. 283
Bread, Bacon and Tomato Hashp. 284
Tortilla Twistsp. 287
Turkish-Inspired Beef Wraps with Tomato-Onion Saladp. 289
Pizzadilla with Tomatoes and Olivesp. 290
Chicken and Tortilla Soupp. 291
Oven-Fried Potato and Cheese Tacos Doradosp. 292
Ham and Cheese Quesadillas with Pickled Jalapenosp. 293
Refried Bean and Cheese Tostadasp. 294
Enfrijoladasp. 295
Sugar & Spicep. 297
Cupboard Confectionsp. 299
Mixed Berry Crumble with Spiced Oats and Almondsp. 300
Streusel-Topped Jam Tartp. 301
Coconut Bars with Almonds and Chocolatep. 303
Meringue Cookies with Salted Peanuts and Chocolatep. 304
Yogurt Cake with Citrus and Spicep. 306
Tahini and Browned Butter Cookiesp. 307
Banana-Cashew Hand Piesp. 308
Chocolate Pudding with Brown Sugar and Misop. 310
Italian Almond Crumb Cookie (Fregolotta)p. 311
Indexp. 312
Acknowledgmentsp. 322
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