Small Victories by Julia Turshen

This year for Cooktober, I am using and reviewing Small Victories by Julia Turshen.  She is a very accomplished chef and food writer, so the recipes are well-tested and not that complicated.  Her “small victories” are learning a good method or getting an understanding of how ingredients go together.  She has spin-off recipes that use the same method with a different vegetable or a different spice.  There are lots of vegetable and salad recipes which are quite inspiring with great photographs, too.  I have some friends who need food treats right now, so this book is going to really be fun to use.little-cooktober

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CAPERS celebrates COOKTOBER…Join Us

What is Cooktober?  It’s a month to celebrate great food. Have a dinner party, stock the freezer, or take a meal to a friend.  What do you do?

  • Find a new cookbook to inspire you.  CAPERS has a huge new shipment of new, beloved, and local cookbooks.  20% off through October 31.
  • Build up the pantry and the fridge.  Basics:  onions, carrots, celery, lots of parsley and other herbs, legumes, rice…what makes your mouth water
  • Pick recipes that can have some leftovers  Helps avoid take-out food later.
  • Post a photo of your best dish (or your dirty dishes) on instagram #cooktober or @capershome and be entered to win a $50 gift card.  Enter as often as you like through October 30. We’ll pick the winner October 31.

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