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'Dinner' - Changing the Game, by Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark's recipes make you want to get into the kitchen and start cooking all sorts of savories and sweets.  Whether through her New York Times column 'A Good Appetite' or the corresponding video series, and her previous cookbooks, Melissa Clark is one of those chefs who understands how to perfectly combine ingredients.  She is a boss when it comes to creating delicious recipes for home cooks.

Melissa's latest cookbook, 'Dinner', is due to be released on March 7th, and let me assure you when I say that you're going to want to add this publication to your culinary library, because it has everything you want from a cookbook. New recipes using flavorful ingredients and easy how-to techniques found at the beginning of every chapter, are just some of the things to anticipate from Clark's latest culinary triumph.

I absolutely love the way the main ingredient chapters are organized: chicken, meat (pork, beef, veal, lamb, duck & turkey), the grind, fish & seafood, eggs, pasta & noodles, tofu (& a touch of seitan), beans, legumes & vegetable dinners, rice, farro, quinoa & other grains, pizzas & pies, soups, salads that mean it, dips, spreads & go-withs.  Every single recipe is meant to be a stand alone dinner, but you can, of course, add to these meals and change things up a bit to suit your needs.  Melissa gives you many options.   

It isn't every new cookbook that makes me want to cook or bake from it, but Melissa Clark's "Dinner" certainly does whet my appetite.  I'm already looking forward to her Smoky Paprika Roast Chicken, the Cumin-Chicken Meatballs, the Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage, Jalapeño, and Lime Slaw, the Asparagus Frittata, the Cacio e Pepe, the Curried Chickpeas with Eggplant, the Spicy Thai Fried Rice, the Leek, Tomato & Farro Soup, and the classic Niçoise Salad with Basil Anchovy Dressing.

Preorder your book now wherever books are sold and get an extra copy for a loved one.  You're absolutely going to be inspired by Melissa Clark's 'Dinner - Changing the Game'.


  1. No doubt we will be seeing some dinner posts in the future. How many do you cook for each night on average David? We cook for 7 at our house.

    1. Mr. Home Maker, if only I could find it within me to photograph our dinners, but by the time I'm ready to serve, I am so ravenous that the last thing I want to take is photographs! :D :D :D


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