The Relaxed Kitchen

How to Entertain with Casual Elegance and Never Lose Your Mind, Incinerate the Soufflé, or Murder the Guests

Brigit Binns; Photography by Christina Schmidhofer

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Did you ever have a dinner party disaster? Yes, I’m afraid so. Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew by cooking a complex main course? Well, yes.  Did you ever find yourself barbecuing a large pig in your swimsuit and sarong when uninvited porn stars show up for dinner? Uh…now wait just a minute…

If any or all of these things happened to you, fear not.  They’ve all happened to Brigit Binns, the globe-trotting expert on relaxed and elegant entertaining, and she’s here to help turn disasters into delight.  Brigit’s not afraid to admit that she’s had plenty of dinner party nightmares because she’s learned from her mistakes.  In The Relaxed Kitchen, she’s here to share some hilarious stories of her failures, her embarrassments and, happily, her triumphs; but, most importantly, she’s here to share her hard-won entertaining secrets. From a precariously balanced Napoleon dripping with deep red berry sauce – served in a pristine, just-decorated, all-white London flat – to frying an almost hallucinatory overabundance of duck breasts and potato cakes on a blisteringly hot terrace in Spain, Brigit’s learned what works beautifully and what doesn’t.  From her years as a cookbook author, she’s developed a surefire plan that insures casually elegant entertaining.  The recipes?  Well, they’re just what you'd expect from someone in love with bold, Mediterranean flavors:

- smoky shrimp escabeche
- fried almonds with turmeric
- Tuscan style artichokes
- roasted pepper and sausage torta rustica
- butterflied leg of lamb with rosemary
- roast chicken strewn with thyme branches
- chimichurri skirt steak
- grilled lobster with smoked paprika mayo

As Brigit says at the opening of the book, “I fell in love with food before I got my first bra.”  Only someone like Brigit, who is passionate about cooking, whose insatiable quest to entertain often and well has led to some questionable decisions and amusing results could persevere and arrive at a fail-safe plan for entertaining with elegance and ease.  So invite Brigit Binns home, and make your own kitchen a Relaxed Kitchen

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Praise for The Relaxed Kitchen
 
Brigit Binns’s recipes—deliciously inflected with the flavors of Italy, France, North Africa, and Latin America—are immensely friendly and appealing. And so is her writing.--James Oseland, Editor-in-Chief, Saveur magazine
 
"It's a trip around the world. It's a trip through life. Not only will The Relaxed Kitchen alter the way you cook; it may just alter the way you think--about food--and about you. Don't miss this one!"--Linda Ellerbee
 
The Relaxed Kitchen opens with a promise, and then keeps it:  using this cookbook you will enjoy your kitchen and culinary life with friends a lot more, and so will they!”--Jeremiah Tower

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Brigit Binns; Photography by Christina Schmidhofer

BRIGIT BINNS is the author of 18 cookbooks, including many titles from Williams-Sonoma, as well as The Low Carb Gourmet, The Palm Restaurant Cookbook, Polenta, and Cuisine Naturelle. She divides her time between the Hudson Valley and Topanga, CA.

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The Relaxed Kitchen
How to Entertain with Casual Elegance and Never Lose Your Mind, Incinerate the Soufflé, or Murder the Guests
Brigit Binns; Photography by Christina Schmidhofer

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St. Martin's Press
November 2013
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ISBN: 9781466857988
ISBN10: 1466857986
256 pages, Includes color photographs throughout
$7.99
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