The author of the IACP Cookbook of the Year Around My French Table
and the James Beard Award winners Dorie's Cookies
and Baking: From My Home to Yours
, Dorie Greenspan here invites readers into her kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time, from Sweet Chili Chicken Thighs to Eton Mess (a casual dessert of crumbled meringue, fruit, and whipped cream). Each has a surprise that makes it special—mustard and walnuts in the cheese puffs; cherry tomatoes stuffed into red bell peppers and oven-charred; cannellini beans in cod en papillote
—and they are all practical, with common ingredients and easy substitutions. This deliciously illustrated first edition includes a bookplate signed by Dorie.