November 27, 2012
Lois and Roberta of KosherEye.com wrote:
"When the first volume in the Kosher by Design series of cookbooks appeared on the scene nearly ten years ago, who could have predicted how popular author Susie Fishbein would become? This New Jersey-based work-from-home wife and mother of four, who turned her passion for stylish kosher cooking into an internationally recognized brand, has just released her eighth cookbook and what she says is her most exciting cookbook yet: Kosher by Design Cooking Coach: Recipe, Tips and Techniques to Make Anyone a Better Cook.
In this cookbook, Susie shares secrets for success in the kitchen…"Recipes, Tips and Techniques to Make Anyone a Better Cook."
This hands-on, instructional book has a new approach: ten coaching sections containing “Game Plans” for refining one’s culinary skills, covering everything from meat and poultry to equipment selection and technique.
Most essential kitchen equipment
How to make can’t-miss side dishes
How to skin and pin-bone fish?
How to prep fresh herbs
Why you only need 3 primary kitchen knives
What you must know about meat and poultry
Plating and garnishing made simple
How to “reincarnate” your leftovers or leftover ingredients is a theme throughout the cookbook and is broached at the beginning of the book in the "Playbook" section. It alerts the reader to a symbol included in recipes that are part of this concept. It offers the reader different options on how to turn leftovers into different dishes, masking the idea of a “leftover” meal.
Cooking Coach presents 120 brand new recipes, for varied skill levels, along with 400 full-color photos by the talented John Uher.
This is simply a must-have addition to any cooking library. Susie’s with us at the supermarket, the housewares store and in the kitchen, sharing her expert advice and techniques. Trust us – even though we are “seasoned” home cooks, we learned so much from reading this book, cover to cover of course. Do you know about a spice called hawaiij? How to poach fish in the oven? Ever hear of a gigante bean and how to cook it? Read this book and you will!"
Susie says it best:
"Through my books I encourage home cooks to become more comfortable in the kitchen, to recognize techniques, and to think about other ways to apply them. Cooking Coach is the culmination of a decade's worth of guidance and instruction and my best time-tested ideas."
recipes on koshereye from the cookbook include: