Jessica Battilana writes the "Repertoire" column for the San Francisco Chronicle and is the author of Corn, from Short Stack Editions. The coauthor of several other cookbooks, her work has appeared in Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Gastronomica, Saveur, Sunset, and multiple editions of The Best Food Writing. A Vermont native, she lives in San Francisco with her wife and children.
"Repertoire is a treasure trove of realistic recipes for real cooks. Packed with helpful tips and clear instructions, and gloriously illustrated with both how-to photography and finished dishes, it's a comprehensive and inspiring must-have guide for the home cook. To a fellow La Varenne alumna, in the words of our mutual mentor, Anne Willan, I say, 'Well done!'"--Virginia Willis, James Beard Award-winning author of Lighten Up, Y'all "Like your favorite skillet or the spatula that fits perfectly in your hand, Repertoire is a kitchen staple that you'll always want nearby. It's a delicious collection of greatest hits that are primed to become your new favorite go-tos. (And it's got hot dog fried rice!)"--Molly Yeh, author of Molly on the Range "Ingredient-based cooking, tinged with global flavors yet not fussy, is my favorite kind of cooking. Jessica Battilana's Repertoire is truly a collection of things that I'd like to make (and eat)... and that are destined to become part of my repertoire. With this book, they'll be part of yours, too!"--David Lebovitz, author of L'Appart and My Paris Kitchen "Repertoire is a modern-day Joy of Cooking. Every kitchen should have one on the shelf! Jessica's techniques suit our busy lifestyles and please our palates, delivering satisfying results through simple techniques. Use this book when you are planning a party, cooking a weeknight dinner, or hanging with your family. You can't go wrong with Negronis and potato chips or the fancy toasts, and every birthday should feature Jessica's coconut cream cake."--Amanda Freitag, author of The Chef Next Door "A treasure trove of delicious tried-and-true recipes for the home cook--a gift for anyone who wants to add to their own repertoire."--Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer, James Beard Award-winning authors of Canal House Cooks Every Day "I may have to steal some of Jessica Battilana's clever ideas and add to my own repertoire. Her celebration of ingredients and approachable cooking techniques are what every home cook needs in their box of tricks."--Yotam Ottolenghi, New York Times bestselling author of Jerusalem "I'd like to think Jessica Battilana and I are kindred spirits. Neither of us cooks separate meals for our kids, but we both believe in the sanity-saving power of a customizable bowl of noodles. We enjoy Negronis, full-fat dairy, and Sunday worship at the farmer's market. And we strive to write recipes that tell a story while teaching something new. In Repertoire, Jessica does even more than that: she inspires you to cook beyond her recipes, giving you the confidence to build your own repertoire. Her knack for empowering home cooks makes this book sing."--Vivian Howard, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Run Roots "Repertoire is a magical book of insanely delicious keeper recipes you can trust with your life. Guard it like it's made of gold. This is more than a gorgeous cookbook: it's a beeline to a better life, one that's delicious, stylish, and tons of fun. You'll get so much more out of these recipes than you put into them. But Jessica's best trick isn't her stunning apple tart or amazing garlic butter chicken. It's how she helps you make her repertoire your own, turning you into a more confident, improvisational cook along the way."--Samin Nosrat, New York Times bestselling author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat "When I flipped through Jessica's new cookbook, Repertoire, I found the sorts of comforting, intimate recipes I love."--New York Times Magazine "San Francisco Chronicle food columnist Battilana delivers 75 classic recipes in this valuable cookbook, arguing that home cooks don't need a collection of hundreds of recipes to be well-rounded... [Repertoire is] accessible and promises to boost home cooks' confidence."--Publishers Weekly