Cook With Confidence | The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School Giveaway!

Artisan Books partnered with me to support an exciting new cookbook!  Read on to learn more about THE HAVEN’S KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen by Alison Cayne (released April 4 by Artisan Books,) including an excerpt and exciting giveaway!

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As a professional chef and cookbook author, I’m no stranger to the kitchen.  One thing I still struggle with regularly, though, is figuring out what to do with leftovers.  As creative as I may be in developing a recipe, sometimes I simple just have a pinch of this and a little of that left with no clue on what I want to do!

Like recently, I had a bunch of leftover summer vegetables from our holiday celebrations.  I’d already had my fill of dips, hummus and salads.  I wasn’t quite in the mood for soup yet and didn’t have quite enough for a stir fry.  So what else to do with a small mix of carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, broccoli, cauliflower and peppers?

Cook With Confidence | The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School

Lucky for me I was in the midst of digesting THE HAVEN’s KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL book.  When the title touts that it’s full of inspiration, the author is not exaggerating!  One of the primary principles, as taught in the school and the book, is “cooking is less of a skill set and more of a mind-set—a way of thinking and problem solving that can be applied to any ingredient, dish, or craving.”

This notion really set my mind to seeing my vegetable dilemma as more of a delicious puzzle to solve.  Flipping through the pages of the cookbook, a roasted root vegetable recipe caught my attention, especially as I noticed it used celery.  My Irish roots certainly lead me to roasting delicious root vegetable every year but I hadn’t considered adding celery to the mix before.

But, hello, yum… roasted vegetables?  I had carrots, peppers, broccoli and cauliflower – all excellent for roasting.  The book suggested celery and well, why not try sugar snap peas, too?  A little olive oil, salt, pepper and roasting time and viola!  I had a delicious side for dinner!

Cook With Confidence | The Haven's Kitchen Cooking School

Everything I needed to succeed was in the book – the recipe, tips for seasoning, suggested tools and super easy to follow instructions for success.

I have to admit that roasted celery is not going to make it in my roasted root vegetables routine, but it was awesome to try and I may begin to roast it prior to adding to soup.  What truly rocked my taste-buds were the roasted sugar snap peas.  Pure awesomeness!  Who knew?  Not me!

This motivation to step outside the culinary box, the inspiration to approach cooking as an adventure and having all the information I need to still be comfortable with my decisions… well, that’s what I consider the mark of a great cookbook.  I still have much to learn from the pages of THE HAVEN’S KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL and I’m a more-than-willing student.

About THE HAVEN’S KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL

Alison Cayne takes the essential skills gleaned from her popular cooking school classes at Haven’s Kitchen into her first comprehensive teaching cookbook, The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School.

The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School includes 100 delicious recipes carefully chosen by Cayne and her expert staff with food inspired by global cuisine and a modern sensibility of how we like to eat today.

Each of the book’s nine chapters revolves around a key lesson taught through a collection of recipes to ensure that readers are not simply memorizing a canon of tried-and-true instructions; they are learning how to cook for a lifetime.

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Cayne equips home cooks with fundamental building blocks they need to feel confident and at ease in the kitchen. Those skills include:

  • How to Get Over Your Fear of Frying
  • How to Pick & Cut Herbs
  • How to Make Stock
  • How to Stock Your Refrigerator & Pantry
  • How to Boil Eggs
  • How to Make an Omelet
  • How to Make Dressing
  • How to Filet a Cooked Fish
  • How to Roast Garlic
  • How to Make Stock
  • How to Make & Store Sauces
  • How to Assemble a Galette
  • Knife Cuts: Slice, Dice, Julienne, Oblique, Brunoise, Chiffonade, Supreme
  • How to Cook Vegetables: Blanche, Braise, Sautée, Roast & Grill
  • How to Cook Proteins: Poach, Roast, Steam, Broil, & Stew

Introduction to THE HAVEN’S KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL

Excerpted from The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School by Alison Cayne (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2017. Photographs by Con Poulos.



About the Author of THE HAVEN’S KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL

Alison Cayne is the owner of Haven’s Kitchen, a cooking school, café, and event space in New York City. Cayne started Haven’s Kitchen as a place to inspire and educate people about food and sustainability issues. She serves on the boards of Edible Schoolyard NYC and the Food and Environment Reporting Network and has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Domino, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Goop. She has a master’s in food studies from New York University, where she is now an adjunct professor. Cayne lives in New York City with her five children. Find her on Instagram @havenskitchen.

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  • The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School (deliciously educational!)
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Comments

  1. I would like to learn how to make tender pie crusts as opposed to hard pie crusts.

  2. Julie Wood says:

    I would like to learn how to cut onions properly. I would love to learn on how to cook steak properly and my pies from scratch.

  3. Derrick Johnson says:

    I would like to learn more about baking layer cakes.

  4. I’d like to learn more about gourmet cooking for two.

  5. I would like to learn how to cook a perfect steak

  6. Jessica To says:

    I would like to learn how to marinate meat.

  7. This looks like a great book and I need to sharpen up on knife skills

  8. This looks like a great book as I need to sharpen up my knife skills

  9. I’m a pretty darn cook now, thanks to all the southern men and ladies in my family.
    And, I love to cook and experiment with ingredients.
    Therefore, this cookbook is right for me..leaning to cook with out a recipe ..love that.
    I made a New Years resolution this past year to master yeast and breads..rools, pastry..etc.
    That’s what I’d pick.
    Thanks!

  10. I would love to learn more about frying. I don’t do it very often and would like to be more confident when I do.

  11. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d like to learn how to make reasonably priced meals.

  12. Cynthia C says:

    I do pretty well in the kitchen but I’d like to learn more about Asian cooking techniques.

  13. Kelly Kimmell says:

    I’d like to learn how to saute things without burning them.

  14. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I would like to learn knife Skills (the different types of cuts, Different types of knives, how to hold a knife, how to sharpen a knife, etc.)

  15. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I want to learn how to make pie crust quickly and easily.

  16. Keri justice says:

    I would love to learn more homemade sauces and dressings! I would love to make my own pasta sauces and salad dressings.

  17. I’d love to learn how to make a great steak.

  18. Julie Bickham says:

    I would love to learn how to make a good pork dish.

  19. clickclickmycat says:

    I want to learn how to cook with a wok.

  20. Linda Kish says:

    I learned how to cook for 6-8. I’d like to be able to pare down for 1-2 people.

  21. knife skills and cutting properly

  22. Denise B. says:

    I would like to learn some more ethnic cooking.

  23. paige chandler says:

    I would like to learn how to bake cakes and pies

  24. Susan Smith says:

    I’d love to learn how to make a pie.

  25. davisesq212 says:

    I need to break out of my shell and stop making my safe dishes.

  26. TheresaJenkins says:

    How to Get Over Your Fear of Frying
    How to Pick & Cut Herbs
    How to Make Stock I’ve never made fried chicken and we all love it; I do grow herbs, would love to learn the ins and outs; I don’t know how to make stock but we eat a lot of soup

  27. I’d really love to learn how to make a great pie crust and also how to cook scallops well!

  28. mami2jcn says:

    I’d like to learn knife cuts.

  29. shelly peterson says:

    I would like to learn more about cooking chicken thoroughly and marinating meat.

  30. Wendy R. says:

    Cooking with my pressure cooker would be helpful for me!

  31. Audra O'Hara says:

    I’d like to learn how to cook meat properly. I’m terrible at overcooking everything!

  32. Kim Avery says:

    I would love to strengthen my baking skills! It’s one thing I haven’t mastered!

  33. I don’t know how to filet a fish. Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

  34. I would like to learn more about cooking different proteins to perfection.

  35. Natalie says:

    I would love to learn how to properly cook an omelet. I can never seem to get it right!

  36. Karen A. says:

    Making soups

  37. DEBIJOT says:

    I would like to learn more about baking from scratch.

  38. Stephanie Larison says:

    How to make an omelet for sure. It’s kind of embarrassing that I don’t know how to.

  39. I’d like to learn to make homemade chicken stock.

  40. I want to learn how to make homemade chicken stock.

  41. I would like to improve my meat cooking skills.

  42. I would like to learn more healthy cooking techniques on a budget.

  43. Ashley B. says:

    All of them. I just suck at cooking in general haha

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