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A Twist of the Wrist

Quick Flavorful Meals with Ingredients from Jars, Cans, Bags, and Boxes: A Cookbook

Nancy Silverton, Carolynn Carreno


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Discover quick, easy, and flavorful recipes that can be made with pantry ingredients you have on hand, from the brilliant mind of Nancy Silverton—star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table and the only person ever to win James Beard awards for both outstanding chef and outstanding pastry chef.
As one of America’s top chefs, Nancy Silverton’s restaurant dishes are legendary, innovative, and delicious. In A Twist of the Wrist, she shares 137 quick and delicious gourmet recipes for home cooks—perfect alternatives to takeout or frozen food. Using her favorite pantry products that come in jars—and cans, bags, and boxes—Nancy has created easy-to-follow recipes that require less than thirty minutes to prepare. 

From salads to pasta to meats and desserts, here are new sure-to-be-favorites such as Cumin Shrimp and Chickpea Salad with Roasted Carrots; Orzo with Dried Porcini Mushrooms, Radicchio, and Aged Balsamic Vinegar; Boneless Pork Chops, with Creamy Polenta and Fennel Pollen; and Warm Brandied Prunes with Vanilla Ice Cream and Butter Wafer Cookies. In addition to Nancy’s own creations, she includes recipes concocted with prepared ingredients from other luminaries of the culinary world, including Gabrielle Hamilton, Tom Colicchio, Ruth Reichl, and Suzanne Goin.
A charming and utterly indispensable cookbook for any type of cook—whether you’re an on-the-go gourmand or you just love flavorful, accessible weeknight meals—A Twist of the Wrist fits is the perfect book for cooking at home.

Knopf, 9781400044078, 272pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2007

About the Author

Nancy Silverton is the author of Nancy Silverton’s Pastries from the La Brea Bakery (recipient of Food & Wine Best Cookbook award in 2000), Nancy Silverton’s Breads from the La Brea Bakery (nominated for Julia Child and James Beard cookbook awards), Nancy Silverton’s Sandwich Book, and Desserts. She will soon be opening a new restaurant in Los Angeles, Mozza, with Mario Batali. She lives in Los Angeles.

Carolynn Carreño is a James Beard Award-winning journalist and the coauthor of 100 Ways to Be Pasta (with Wanda and Giovanna Tornabene), Fresh Every Day (with Sara Foster), and Once Upon a Tart (with Frank Mentesana and Jerome Audureau). She lives in Los Angeles and New York.