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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Recipes to match every mood, situation, and vibe from the James Beard Award–winning author of Where Cooking Begins
ONE OF THE TEN BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: San Francisco Chronicle • ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time Out, Glamour, Taste of Home
Great food is an achievable part of every day, no matter how busy you are; the key is to have go-to recipes for every situation and for whatever you have on hand. The recipes in That Sounds So Good are split between weekday and weekend cooking. When time is short, turn to quick stovetop suppers, one-pot meals, and dinner salads. And for the weekend, lean into lazy lunches, simmered stews, and hands-off roasts.
Carla’s dishes are as inviting and get-your-attention-good as ever. All the recipes—such as Fat Noodles with Pan-Roasted Mushrooms and Crushed Herb Sauce or Chicken Legs with Warm Spices—come with multiple ingredient swaps and suggestions, so you can make each one your own. That Sounds So Good shows Carla at her effortless best, and shows how you can be, too.
About the Author
Carla Lalli Music is the author of the bestseller Where Cooking Begins and the host of Carla’s Cooking Show. Formerly the food director of Bon Appétit, she lives in Brooklyn with her family.
“Paging through Carla Lalli Music’s scrapbooky That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-Life Recipes for Every Day of the Week (Clarkson Potter, $35) is like hanging out at the home of a happy multigenerational Italian American family where a pot of ragu bubbles on the stove and a nectarine crisp cools on the counter.”—New York Times
“That Sounds So Good will encourage even the most harried home cook to think more flexibly—and more than any one thing to eat, being confident and adaptable in the kitchen is what sounds so good right now.”—Eater
“Bursting with flavor and potential, these everyday recipes are far from everyday.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)