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A Washington Post bestselling cookbook Become the favorite family chef with 100 tested, perfected, and family-approved recipes. The healthy cookbook for every meal of the day: Once upon a time, Jenn Segal went to culinary school and worked in fancy restaurants. One marriage and two kids later she created Once Upon a Chef, the popular blog that applies her tried-and-true chef A Washington Post bestselling cookbook Become the favorite family chef with 100 tested, perfected, and family-approved recipes. The healthy cookbook for every meal of the day: Once upon a time, Jenn Segal went to culinary school and worked in fancy restaurants. One marriage and two kids later she created Once Upon a Chef, the popular blog that applies her tried-and-true chef skills with delicious, fresh, and approachable ingredients for family-friendly meals. With the authority of a professional chef and the practicality of a busy working mom, Jenn shares 100 recipes that will up your kitchen game while surprising you with their ease. Helpful tips on topics such as how to season correctly with salt, how to balance flavors, and how to make the most of leftovers. Great recipes for easy weeknight family dinners kids will love, indulgent desserts, fun cocktails, exciting appetizers, and more. Jenn Segal is the founder of Once Upon a Chef, the popular blog showcasing easy, family-friendly recipes from a chef's point of view. Her recipes have been featured on numerous websites, magazines, and television programs. Fans of Chrissy Teigen, Skinnytaste, Pioneer Woman, Oh She Glows, Magnolia Table, and Smitten Kitchen will love Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook. With 100 tested, perfected, and family-approved recipes with helpful tips and tricks to improve your cooking. Breakfast favorites like Maple, Coconut & Blueberry Granola and Savory Ham & Cheese Waffles Simple soups, salads and sandwiches for ideal lunches like the Fiery Roasted Tomato Soup paired with Smoked Gouda & Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Entrées the whole family will love like Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders Tasty treats for those casual get-togethers like Buttery Cajun Popcorn and Sweet, Salty & Spicy Pecans Go-to sweets such as Toffee Almond Sandies and a Classic Chocolate Lover's Birthday Cake


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A Washington Post bestselling cookbook Become the favorite family chef with 100 tested, perfected, and family-approved recipes. The healthy cookbook for every meal of the day: Once upon a time, Jenn Segal went to culinary school and worked in fancy restaurants. One marriage and two kids later she created Once Upon a Chef, the popular blog that applies her tried-and-true chef A Washington Post bestselling cookbook Become the favorite family chef with 100 tested, perfected, and family-approved recipes. The healthy cookbook for every meal of the day: Once upon a time, Jenn Segal went to culinary school and worked in fancy restaurants. One marriage and two kids later she created Once Upon a Chef, the popular blog that applies her tried-and-true chef skills with delicious, fresh, and approachable ingredients for family-friendly meals. With the authority of a professional chef and the practicality of a busy working mom, Jenn shares 100 recipes that will up your kitchen game while surprising you with their ease. Helpful tips on topics such as how to season correctly with salt, how to balance flavors, and how to make the most of leftovers. Great recipes for easy weeknight family dinners kids will love, indulgent desserts, fun cocktails, exciting appetizers, and more. Jenn Segal is the founder of Once Upon a Chef, the popular blog showcasing easy, family-friendly recipes from a chef's point of view. Her recipes have been featured on numerous websites, magazines, and television programs. Fans of Chrissy Teigen, Skinnytaste, Pioneer Woman, Oh She Glows, Magnolia Table, and Smitten Kitchen will love Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook. With 100 tested, perfected, and family-approved recipes with helpful tips and tricks to improve your cooking. Breakfast favorites like Maple, Coconut & Blueberry Granola and Savory Ham & Cheese Waffles Simple soups, salads and sandwiches for ideal lunches like the Fiery Roasted Tomato Soup paired with Smoked Gouda & Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Entrées the whole family will love like Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders Tasty treats for those casual get-togethers like Buttery Cajun Popcorn and Sweet, Salty & Spicy Pecans Go-to sweets such as Toffee Almond Sandies and a Classic Chocolate Lover's Birthday Cake

30 review for Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes (Easy Healthy Cookbook, Family Cookbook, American Cookbook)

  1. 4 out of 5

    ☮Karen

    This was a LibraryThing.com win for me, and I read it the day it arrived in the mail (today!). And I am sure I'll read it many times over again when looking for something simple, attractive, and healthy to make. I know I'll be trying Joanne's Refrigerator Dill Pickles as I'm always on a quest for the perfect dill. Also am intrigued by the Maryland Crab Cakes and Spanakopita Rolls. The dinner rolls and all of the soups sound amazing, as does the Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut dressing. These are t This was a LibraryThing.com win for me, and I read it the day it arrived in the mail (today!). And I am sure I'll read it many times over again when looking for something simple, attractive, and healthy to make. I know I'll be trying Joanne's Refrigerator Dill Pickles as I'm always on a quest for the perfect dill. Also am intrigued by the Maryland Crab Cakes and Spanakopita Rolls. The dinner rolls and all of the soups sound amazing, as does the Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut dressing. These are things I usually let someone else make for me, but Segal makes them look so easy. I will update this review as I try some of the recipes. (Haha, we'll see!)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Paula

    I first found Jennifer Segal’s recipes on line and found every one was excellent. I’ve been cooking for many years, and stopped buying cooking books with all the great on line recipes, but I made exception for this book because of the quality, consistency, and ease of her recipes and the genuine warmth of her as a person that comes across in her writing. There are recipes in there for both entertaining and impressing your guests as well as everyday meals with your family. Plus, the photos are gr I first found Jennifer Segal’s recipes on line and found every one was excellent. I’ve been cooking for many years, and stopped buying cooking books with all the great on line recipes, but I made exception for this book because of the quality, consistency, and ease of her recipes and the genuine warmth of her as a person that comes across in her writing. There are recipes in there for both entertaining and impressing your guests as well as everyday meals with your family. Plus, the photos are great, including the one on the dust cover. It’s so colorful and attractive I have it on a book stand on my kitchen counter. This book would make a nice gift for a friend or yourself.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lizzie D

    Definitely my most cooked-from cookbook in 2018! Good homey food, nothing too crazy, beautiful pictures. Some favorite recipes at our house: Pasta e Fagioli, Honey Chipotle Black Bean Salad, Gumbo, Almond Biscotti.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Thelma Fountain

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. This cookbook is full of a variety of recipes. There are also pages of special instruction. The photo's are great with step by step photo's and instruction on recipes that require a process such as rolling dough, cutting dough. The instructions are easy to follow. I would recommend this book and I think it would be an awesome idea for a gift book for a bridal shower.

  5. 5 out of 5

    The Which

    Really beautiful food photography, but not a cookbook for the cookbook obsessed. There are no recipes in here that you will not find elsewhere, and seasonings tend to be on the minimalist side (an "ancho brown sugar spice rub" is literally just ancho chili powder, cumin, and brown sugar, for example). I might recommend this for someone looking for a variety of solid but basic recipes.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Jennifer Segal went to culinary school and worked in professional kitchens, but found the professional kitchen atmosphere very stressful and overwhelming. She stopped cooking professionally once she had children, but still loved to cook. After starting a children's cake business she decided to start a blog and use her professional cooking skills to help others learn to cook quick, but good meals. Once her blog took off she had the opportunity to create this cookbook. And there are SO MANY great Jennifer Segal went to culinary school and worked in professional kitchens, but found the professional kitchen atmosphere very stressful and overwhelming. She stopped cooking professionally once she had children, but still loved to cook. After starting a children's cake business she decided to start a blog and use her professional cooking skills to help others learn to cook quick, but good meals. Once her blog took off she had the opportunity to create this cookbook. And there are SO MANY great recipe ideas that this is one I might have to buy! There are so many easy, but delicious looking recipes I want to try. The cookbook is organized like many cookbooks with starters/snacks, salads, main dishes, etc. but with each recipe there are "pro tips" and "sourcing" ideas for how to source the best quality ingredients. There are also a few pages between each chapter with "pro tips from my kitchen" talking about something that is common knowledge to professional chefs, but might not be to home cooks. Overall, a VERY impressive cookbook. I'm looking forward to trying some of these recipes!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Segal who once worked in restaurants and then started her blog, once upon a chef, wrote this cookbook to provide really good recipes to home cooks like those who regularly read her blog. She starts with an equipment primer that is good for the beginning cook. Recipes tend to the basic as do the color pictures that appear with most dishes. Recipes are clearly written and very specific but not rigid. She might tell you about how many pulses in the food processor but will also suggest that popcorn Segal who once worked in restaurants and then started her blog, once upon a chef, wrote this cookbook to provide really good recipes to home cooks like those who regularly read her blog. She starts with an equipment primer that is good for the beginning cook. Recipes tend to the basic as do the color pictures that appear with most dishes. Recipes are clearly written and very specific but not rigid. She might tell you about how many pulses in the food processor but will also suggest that popcorn can be done on the stove or microwave. Segal includes pro tips and sourcing advice with most recipes. Pictures showing techniques are also included for more complex techniques. And, where possible, she utilizes store ready ingredients like store bought pesto, which make some dishes super easy if not particularly special (some people might balk at a grilled cheese “recipe” that includes Gouda, bread, pesto and butter). Practical cookbook that doesn’t require much in the way of previous cooking experience, prep or time.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Finkelstein

    I was introduced to Jennifer Segal's baking through her grandmother's recipe for mandelbrot/biscotti. I thought biscotti was hard to make, but Segal's recipe was easy to follow. After I made a modified version of her late summer plum cake, I decided to take a look at her cookbook. Just about all of her recipes are straightforward and delicious. Even the more "exotic" dishes are down to earth -- like the Thai crunch salad with peanut dressing, whose ingredients you can find in any good supermarke I was introduced to Jennifer Segal's baking through her grandmother's recipe for mandelbrot/biscotti. I thought biscotti was hard to make, but Segal's recipe was easy to follow. After I made a modified version of her late summer plum cake, I decided to take a look at her cookbook. Just about all of her recipes are straightforward and delicious. Even the more "exotic" dishes are down to earth -- like the Thai crunch salad with peanut dressing, whose ingredients you can find in any good supermarket. Even the more time-consuming dishes, such as the Maryland-style crab cakes with quick tartar sauce (I make these cakes with cod) and the fiery roasted-tomato basil soup, do not require a hunt for ingredients you've never heard of before. The recipes will appeal to seasoned home cooks as well as to beginners. One of Segal's most scrumptious meals is probably the easiest to make: Smoked gouda & pesto grilled cheese sandwiches. Wish I could eat it every day.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Luv

    I found Jenn Segal from Amazon Kindle Daily Deal. I don't care for ebook cookbooks so I passed but decided to check out her blog. OMG her recipes are fabulous!!!! The chocolate muffins are to die for. Deep rich chocolate flavor without being overly sweet. Those are my husband's favorite. He begs me to make those muffins. The blueberry muffins are mine. Overflowing with blueberries and unbelievably tastes just as good the next day. How many muffins taste just as good the next day? Hers do. Her re I found Jenn Segal from Amazon Kindle Daily Deal. I don't care for ebook cookbooks so I passed but decided to check out her blog. OMG her recipes are fabulous!!!! The chocolate muffins are to die for. Deep rich chocolate flavor without being overly sweet. Those are my husband's favorite. He begs me to make those muffins. The blueberry muffins are mine. Overflowing with blueberries and unbelievably tastes just as good the next day. How many muffins taste just as good the next day? Hers do. Her recipes turn out EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. Nothing more disappointing than trying a new recipe and it either taste meh or it's a failure. This chick can cook! She can make you a rock star at meal time. Her Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing is another new family favorite. I loved her recipes so much I went back and bought the book in hardback. Check out her blog if your bookshelves are overflowing with unused cookbooks. Try a few recipes and then come back and buy the book.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Karen Householter

    I bought this while browsing in a bookstore on vacation because everything looked fresh, delicious and uncomplicated. I read it through on the plane ride home and can’t wait to try everything in it. The intros and side tips she includes are all helpful. There is nothing earth-shatteringly different in the recipes but enough variations and twists on dishes my family likes that it will definitely help me freshen up my weekly cooking rut. And so far so good. I could eat the entire platter of burrat I bought this while browsing in a bookstore on vacation because everything looked fresh, delicious and uncomplicated. I read it through on the plane ride home and can’t wait to try everything in it. The intros and side tips she includes are all helpful. There is nothing earth-shatteringly different in the recipes but enough variations and twists on dishes my family likes that it will definitely help me freshen up my weekly cooking rut. And so far so good. I could eat the entire platter of burrata and tomato salad with pesto & pine nuts by myself. My daughter easily made the chocolate croissant bread pudding as part of my mother’s day breakfast and everyone loved it. I can’t wait to work my way through so many other recipes - I can tell this cookbook will be in major rotation in my kitchen.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    I have been following Jenn Segal online for several years. I was first attracted to her blog when looking for a recipe for hearty soups. I was immediately drawn to the colourful pictures and easy to follow directions with great tips sprinkled throughout. All of the recipes I have tried over the years have turned out perfectly and were equally loved by family and friends. When Jenn announced that she was writing a cook book, many of her blog fans were very happy. This cook book does NOT disappoin I have been following Jenn Segal online for several years. I was first attracted to her blog when looking for a recipe for hearty soups. I was immediately drawn to the colourful pictures and easy to follow directions with great tips sprinkled throughout. All of the recipes I have tried over the years have turned out perfectly and were equally loved by family and friends. When Jenn announced that she was writing a cook book, many of her blog fans were very happy. This cook book does NOT disappoint! I love the "pro tips" written at the side of recipes. Jenn also give great make ahead and pairing guidelines. The pictures are wonderful and accurate. (Although mine don't have the artistic display) Great food. Great Book for the seasoned or newly minted cook. Thank you Jenn.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Dorie

    Once Upon A Chef: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes by Jennifer Segal 2018 Chronicle Books 4.0 / 5.0 Featuring Soups, Salads, main dishes, Cocktails, this also has sections for most chapters that feature tips for using scraps and general cooking tips. This is full of family, food and good recipes. I hope to try Sweet and Salty Pecans Maryland Style Crab Cakes Thai Crunchy Salad with Peanut Dressing Banana Butterscotch Cake Moroccan Style Brisket I found this free on Prime!! Definitely wort Once Upon A Chef: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes by Jennifer Segal 2018 Chronicle Books 4.0 / 5.0 Featuring Soups, Salads, main dishes, Cocktails, this also has sections for most chapters that feature tips for using scraps and general cooking tips. This is full of family, food and good recipes. I hope to try Sweet and Salty Pecans Maryland Style Crab Cakes Thai Crunchy Salad with Peanut Dressing Banana Butterscotch Cake Moroccan Style Brisket I found this free on Prime!! Definitely worth checking out.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey Thomas

    This is a beautiful cookbook filled with a variety of delicious recipes. I love that there are traditional recipes as well as twists on the classics. The first recipe I tried was the "Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon and Chives." I love to make deviled eggs as an appetizer, and this recipe was a delectable twist on a favorite. I also love that Segal includes Pro Tips in the margins, and I can't wait to work my way through this gorgeous cookbook.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jordan

    This met every expectation I have for an excellent cookbook: a photo for every recipe, a short interesting story for every recipe, side dish recommendations for each, easy to find ingredients, kid friendly, options for dairy and gluten free, entertaining ideas, cooking tips, and the book itself lies flat on the counter for easy viewing while cooking. I got it at the library, but I will definitely be getting a copy for my shelves.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tammy Freeman

    I've been following Once Upon a Chef for a few years now via her email blog/recipe posts. I was pleasantly surprised when I found this easy to use and in perfect condition cookbook in a Free Little Library (what a great way to share cookbooks) and I'll be keeping this one as the pictures, descriptions and recipes are all easy to follow and helps give some guidance to get as much processed food out ones diet. Ps. I put a different cookbook that I no longer had need for into the same FLL.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Katrina Jørgensen

    Segal seems lucky that her "picky" family doesn't seem very picky. While these recipes weren't super complicated, they seemed more like an attempt to convince a young family to eat more upscale meals, not a recipe book made for families (they might not have a stay-at-home parent) with varied tastes and willingness to experiment. That said, I appreciated her drinks and dessert sections. I will probably use a handful of recipes out of this book so for an online deal I guess that's fine.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dianne

    This cookbook comes from the online website which I have been following for a couple of years. I pre-ordered it because her recipes are so easy to follow, and are delicious but not so super fancy that I am intimidated by them. I can’t wait to try so many of the recipes in the book, and I recommend anyone who wants to broaden their repertoire of cookbooks get this one!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    I received this cookbook as part of the Goodreads First Reads giveaway. It's a beautiful book with bright, colorful photographs. I love cookbooks that let me see what the recipe will look like (even if mine would look nearly that pretty). There are a wide range of recipes and they all look delicious. I can't wait to start cooking!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sylvia

    Beautiful cookbook with lovely pictures of each recipe. They aren't too complicated and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. The cookbook definitely has a more modern bent with ingredients like kale, pesto etc. frequently used. There are some old favorites, though, and there are definitely some keepers among the recipes.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    I was given this book as a gift. I’ve made 3 dinners from it so far with accompanying side dishes. The meals were pretty well received by my picky eaters, but I found the recipes to be a bit complex for quick week night dinners. They require lots of kitchen gadgets (blender or food processor) and I did a couple of marinates that had to be made the night before.

  21. 4 out of 5

    T

    Trained as a professional chef but not loving the pressures of being on the line, Jennifer Segal started food blogging after starting her family. Something she could do from home, on her own pace, and a love for developing recipes led to her book of sharing recipes, anecdotes and pro tips. Recipes may take some time, but they aren't fussy and are family friendly.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Theresa Smith

    Thanks to Goodreads for this giveaway! The photos in this cookbook are beautiful! I enjoyed the helpful hints provided by the author and the variety of recipes included. It's a great book for any cook, beginning or expert!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Deb

    This is a brilliantly written cook book. Do not stray from the directions and every recipe turns out perfectly. Subscribe to her blog too. She has all of her recipes cataloged. You may never need another cook book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Belinda

    A wide variety of recipes that range from the quick and easy to something a bit more complicated and time consuming. Nice pictures and I like that the ideas are fresh and the ingredients focus on healthy eating options.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lynnie

    3 1/2 stars This is a nice cookbook with a variety of dishes, none of which look impossible & many of which look delicious! I had my doubts since there aren't a ton of recipes in this book but I found several that I'm eager to cook & that were different than what I've seen before. 3 1/2 stars This is a nice cookbook with a variety of dishes, none of which look impossible & many of which look delicious! I had my doubts since there aren't a ton of recipes in this book but I found several that I'm eager to cook & that were different than what I've seen before.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    I loved this cookbook! There were plenty of photographs and most of the recipes where for something I would actually eat. Nothing too crazy or mind blowing, just good solid food. Especially loved the lemon squares and key lime pie recipes. Will definitely try a few of the cocktails as well. Enjoy!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary Burton

    No talent This is not the cookbook you were looking for , hoping it might be. Cooking is an art and this collection is boring at best. No talent, taste or passion here look else where.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    While the recipes in this book are awesome, as I matched to the site, the majority of these recipes were also on the site. This didn't help with the whopping $22 on Amazon. Nice cookbook...not worth the price though.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Richmond Heights Reads eBooks

    If you're off work or school and have a few basic ingredients, you may enjoy trying a few of these delicious and not too difficult recipes. Jennifer Segal's cookbook can be borrowed from Hoopla with a Richmond Heights Library card.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mary C

    I only add cookbooks to My Books after I have successfully tried recipes from them!!

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