I Dream of Dinner cookbook plus pantry essentials

ESSENTIALS BOX

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The Essentials Box is for the busy cook seeking inspired, yet unfussy, everyday fare

The Essentials Box features cookbooks that provide everyday solutions for unfussy and delicious meals. Recipes will range from easy to medium difficulty. Paired products will help you upgrade your pantry staples with a range of artisanal products and may contain seafood or meat.

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  • Summer box – I Dream of Dinner by Ali Slagle, shipping now

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CURRENT BOX

SUMMER 2022 - SHIPPING NOW

I DREAM OF DINNER (SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO): LOW-EFFORT, HIGH-REWARD RECIPES

by Ali Slagle

Simply Julia cookbook cover on top of grey concrete background

150 fast and flexible recipes to use what you have and make what you want, from New York Times contributor Ali Slagle

With minimal ingredients and maximum joy in mind, Ali Slagle’s no-nonsense, completely delicious recipes are ideal for dinner tonight—and every single night. Like she does with her instantly beloved recipes in the New York Times, Ali combines readily available, inexpensive ingredients in clever, uncomplicated ways for meals that spark everyday magic. Maybe it’s Fish & Chips Tacos tonight, a bowl of Olive Oil-Braised Chickpeas tomorrow, and Farro Carbonara forever and ever. All come together with fewer than eight ingredients and forty-five minutes, using one or two pots and pans. Half the recipes are plant-based, too.

Organized by main ingredients like eggs, noodles, beans, and chicken, chapters include quick tricks for riffable cooking methods and flavor combinations so that dinner bends to your life, not the other way around (no meal-planning required!). Whether in need of comfort and calm, fire and fun—directions to cling to, or the inspiration to wing it—I Dream of Dinner (so You Don’t Have To) is the only phone-a-friend you need. That’s because Ali, a home cook turned recipe developer, guides with a reassuring calm, puckish curiosity, and desire for everyone, everywhere, to make great food—and fast. (Phew!)

Box contents include:

  • I Dream of Dinner with a signed-bookplate by the author affixed inside
  • Caravaglio Sicilian Salt-Packed Capers
  • New York Shuk Signature Harissa
  • Rancho Gordo French-Style Green Lentils
  • Rustichella d'Abruzzo Orecchiette Pasta
  • Las Hermanas Pimentón de la Vera, Smoked Paprika
  • Seed + Mill Garlic Tahini

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