Jeremy Scheck has charmed a new generation of home cooks with his simple yet remarkably tasty recipes and his reliable culinary know-how. Now, in this stunning and personal book brimming with approachable recipes and step-by-step guidance, Jeremy shares the building blocks of what he calls culinary literacy: understanding why a recipe works and empowering readers to cook with confidence every day. Recipes are designed to minimize single-use ingredients and equipment (for example, all baking recipes are no-mixer-required), encouraging versatility with easily available essentials and Jeremy's favorite kitchen staples. Organized by course, recipes include:
- Honey Lemon Chicken, Coca-Cola Braised Brisket, Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, Maple Za'atar Carrots, Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon and Veggies, Mac and Cheese Orzo, Pretzel Blondies
Invaluable primers throughout offer simple explanations of age-old techniques and food science facts, such as how to get the perfect creamy pasta sauce, how to make leftover veggie soup without a recipe, why you need brown butter in your life (and in your cookies!), and why a little sweetness is the secret to the best roast chicken. With this must-have kitchen companion, everyone can learn the basics of cooking simple but delicious food, whether it's your first cookbook or it's joining a full shelf of dog-eared and sauce-stained classics.
Jeremy Scheck is the creator of Scheck Eats and shares his recipes and insights with millions of home cooks via his blog and social media. While working at a bakery in high school, Jeremy started developing his own recipes and sharing them on a blog. In 2020, he began creating instructional cooking videos to accompany his recipes, all while studying Spanish, Italian, and various food science topics at Cornell University. Jeremy has since garnered a combined following of over 2.3 million on TikTok and Instagram. He has been featured in numerous publications and broadcasts including People, theTODAY show, BBC Radio, BuzzFeed, Tasty,USA Today, and theWashington Post. He graduated from Cornell in 2022 and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Scheck will be in conversation with Aviva Goldfarb. Aviva Goldfarb is a longtime DC food maven and author. She directs marketing and media relations efforts for numerous restaurants, bars and bakeries in the DC area. She is the founder of The Scramble meal planner (sold in 2016), and a four-time cookbook author.