Indulge Delicious and decadent dishes to enjoy and share

Valerie Bertinelli, 1960-

Book - 2024

"When Valerie Bertinelli turned 60, she said "Enough already!" and ended her battle with the scale for good. She stopped counting calories. She stopped thinking of certain foods as good or bad. She quit saying no and began saying yes, finally learning how to enjoy the pure pleasure of being alive - starting in the kitchen. In short, she learned how to indulge. With this gorgeous cookbook, Valerie shares her secrets for indulging so you can start living your best, most fulfilling life too. Whether it's splurging on fresh produce at the farmer's market, cooking an extravagant steak dinner for one, or serving an ice cream sundae bar at a dinner party, this book is a reminder that indulging can take many shapes and form...s. You'll discover the delicious recipes she cooks for her friends and family, including favorites like Garlic Confit BLT, Oven "Fried" Okra, Sausage and Olive Cheese Bites, Spaghetti al Limone, Salmon Burgers With Quick-Pickled Vegetables, Filet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce and Chocolate Peanut Butter Dates, and more. Written in Valerie's warmhearted and intimate style-including heartfelt essays about how to savor moments big and small-this cookbook is a permission slip to enjoy food, and more importantly, enjoy life"--

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2nd Floor New Shelf 641.5/Bertinelli (NEW SHELF) Due Apr 24, 2024
New York, NY : Harvest, an imprint of William Morrow [2024]
Main Author
Valerie Bertinelli, 1960- (author)
First edition
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
345 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Let's cook. Let's eat. Let's indulge.
  • In the Kitchen Again
  • Breakfast
  • A Good Day for a Sandwich
  • Sandwiches
  • Snacks & Apps
  • Salads
  • Don't Be Afraid to Ask Questions
  • Cheese & Charcuterie
  • Planning a Menu
  • Bread
  • Soups
  • Vegetables
  • Dinner for One
  • Chicken
  • Meat
  • Potatoes
  • The Best Bottle of Wine You'll Ever Have
  • Seafood
  • Pasta
  • Good Show, Ma?
  • Dessert
  • Jams, Spreads & Honeys
  • Condiments, Dressings & Sauces
  • Indulge: The Shopping List
  • Special Ingredients
  • Universal Conversion Chart
  • Index
Review by Library Journal Review

A milestone birthday prompted award-winning actress, author, and Food Network star Bertinelli (Valerie's Home Cooking) to reexamine the role food played in her life. After much reflection, she concluded that it was time to ditch her adversarial approach to eating and to instead "indulge in the entire experience of cooking." This newfound culinary joy is superbly reflected in the collection of recipes for feel-good, classic dishes that are the heart and soul of this splendid cookbook. Bertinelli dishes up everything from the quintessential tuna salad sandwich to roasted-tomato soup with garlic bread croutons to four-cheese baked ziti, with each recipe laid out in a clear and easy-to-follow format. Sprinkled throughout the cookbook are a collection of essays on topics like "Planning a Menu" or "Dinner for One" that reinforce the hard-won culinary wisdom Bertinelli has acquired and now wishes to share with readers. VERDICT Few home cooks will be able to resist indulging in Bertinelli's latest book, which exhibits the same non-cheffy, warm, welcoming approach to cooking found in Ina Garten's and Rachael Ray's equally popular cookbooks.--John Charles

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