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Small Victories

Small Victories

Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs


By Julia Turshen, Photography by Gentyl + Hyers, Foreword by Ina Garten


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"I can't wait to cook my way through this amazing new book," Ina Garten writes in the foreword to this cookbook of more than 400 recipes and variations from Julia Turshen, writer, go-to recipe developer, co-author for best-selling cookbooks such as Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good, Dana Cowin's Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, and author of cookbook Feed the Resistance.

The process of truly great home cooking is demystified via more than a hundred lessons called out as "small victories" in the funny, encouraging headnotes; these are lessons learned by Julia through a lifetime of cooking thousands of meals. This beautifully curated, deeply personal collection of what Chef April Bloomfield calls "simple, achievable recipes" emphasizes bold-flavored, honest food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. More than 160 mouth-watering photographs from acclaimed photographers Gentl + Hyers provide beautiful instruction and inspiration, and a gingham spine elevates this entertaining and essential kitchen resource into a covetable gift for both beginners and accomplished home cooks.

More Details

Size: 8 x 10 in;
Pages: 304 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2016
ISBN: 9781452143095
Julia Turshen is the bestselling author of Feed the Resistance, named the Best Cookbook of 2017 by Eater, and Small Victories, named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2016 by The New York Times and NPR. She has coauthored numerous cookbooks including It’s All Good with Gwyneth Paltrow, and hosted the first two seasons of Radio Cherry Bombe. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, T Magazine, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Saveur, and SELF. Epicurious has called her one of the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time. Julia lives in the Hudson Valley with her wife and pets.

Gentl + Hyers are food, travel, interior, portrait, and beauty photographers based in New York City.

Ina Garten is a cookbook author and host of Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. She lives in East Hampton, New York, and Southport, Connecticut.

Media Reviews

“Ms. Turshen is a self-deprecating, warm and charming writer—not unlike that other, more famous, Julia.” —The Wall Street Journal

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