Simple, stylish recipes for fearless entertaining from the renowned food stylist, New York Times contributor, and founding food editor of Martha Stewart Living.
Susan Spungen is a cook, food stylist, recipe developer, and author. She was the food editor at Martha Stewart Living from its founding in 1991 to 2003. She was the culinary consultant and food stylist on the feature films Julie & Julia, It's Complicated, and Eat, Pray, Love. She is the author of Recipes- A Collection for the Modern Cook, What's a Hostess to Do?, and Short Stack Editions' Strawberries. She also co-authored Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook, which was a bestseller. Susan lives in New York City and East Hampton, NY.
"Open Kitchen is an exciting collection of beautiful recipes
that are easy enough for weekday meals, but impressive enough for
entertaining. From Cassoulet Toast (yes, please!) and a Stress-less
Cheese Souffle, to Crispy Semolina Potatoes and an entire chapter
of desserts that I'm planning on baking my way through. Susan
Spungen's magnificent book celebrates freshness and takes familiar
flavors in unexpected--and delicious--directions. It's a must for
anyone who loves to cook, bake...and of course, eat." --David
Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen and Drinking
"Open Kitchen overflows with intuitive, crave-able cooking! Just like Susan Spungen herself, these recipes will lure you into the kitchen and have you chopping, roasting, and drizzling better than you ever knew you could. This is not just a book on how to make good food, it's a blueprint for how to cook with joy, confidence, and ease -- from prep to presentation!" -Gail Simmons, food expert, TV host and author of Bringing It Home