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  1. 5 out of 5

    Alyson

    Revisiting now that I have Cooked a few things from this book. Omg. Molly Baz shows you that you don’t need a million fancy ingredients to make something delicious. She also writes her recipes in a way that is so easy to follow and shop for. And the FLAVORS of all of her recipes- WOW. This book is a must for all home cooks!!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lydia Poer

    This book is SO instructional and reads SO well in Molly’s voice. I was a huge fan of the BA test kitchen and still follow Molly’s pages. I haven’t made anything in the book yet but will update once I do! The educational bits at the beginning and end explain everything I’ve been trying to learn from online recipes for the past year or so, when I got into cooking for myself. This woman is incredible and I’ll buy anything she writes!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    I buy a LOT of cookbooks. And love reading them, and getting inspired, but to be honest...rarely do I make more than 2-3 recipes from any one book. Cook This Book is immediately going on the "priority" cookbook shelf in the kitchen - that small collection of 15 books that I reach for again and again. Molly's palate is impeccable, and I've made a dozen recipes from this already, with another dozen still flagged to cook through in the coming weeks. Most recipes, I don't even make adjustments too - I buy a LOT of cookbooks. And love reading them, and getting inspired, but to be honest...rarely do I make more than 2-3 recipes from any one book. Cook This Book is immediately going on the "priority" cookbook shelf in the kitchen - that small collection of 15 books that I reach for again and again. Molly's palate is impeccable, and I've made a dozen recipes from this already, with another dozen still flagged to cook through in the coming weeks. Most recipes, I don't even make adjustments too - another cookbook rarity for me. Molly's expertise in writing recipes for home cooks who don't want to stand in the kitchen for hours is really on display in this volume. Oh, and if you need more Molly - do go join her patreon. Fresh new recipes weekly are another bonus inspiration, and there's already been a few that are put into the regular rotation, as they are so very good. Buy this book! Then Cook This Book!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Lagerfeld

    I love Molly Baz's recipes and this book is exactly what I would expect her to produce. There is a great mix of recipe types in this book from difficulty level to the types of foods presented. The recipes are creative and delish and Molly was able to organize it in a way that cooks with any level of skill will be able to master these meals. I truly detest cookbooks that require obscure ingredients that can only be found in specialized stores in one region of one city in the country and this book I love Molly Baz's recipes and this book is exactly what I would expect her to produce. There is a great mix of recipe types in this book from difficulty level to the types of foods presented. The recipes are creative and delish and Molly was able to organize it in a way that cooks with any level of skill will be able to master these meals. I truly detest cookbooks that require obscure ingredients that can only be found in specialized stores in one region of one city in the country and this book does not do that. All the recipes in this book are accessible and you can easily change an ingredient or two to your taste to make these recipes yours. Also the graphics of this book are beautiful and flipping through it makes me so happy. So far I have made 4 recipes and each one was better than the last.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jodi

    The introduction and recipes themselves were very much set up in an "explain it to me like I'm 5" way, which was probably tedious for some people and made me (a dummy) stoked. I appreciated every time she told me to make sure my plate was lined with a paper towel because I am one of those people who will literally just do what the instructions tell me to do. Then my boyfriend will walk into the kitchen and say "that's very clearly not what they meant." Well, I didn't have to guess what Molly mea The introduction and recipes themselves were very much set up in an "explain it to me like I'm 5" way, which was probably tedious for some people and made me (a dummy) stoked. I appreciated every time she told me to make sure my plate was lined with a paper towel because I am one of those people who will literally just do what the instructions tell me to do. Then my boyfriend will walk into the kitchen and say "that's very clearly not what they meant." Well, I didn't have to guess what Molly meant! And if I did, there was a QR code to show me how to do it. There's only a few recipes I'll actually repeat, but I learned a lot!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    I've followed Molly for a couple of years now, after discovering her from the BA kitchen. I read the entire book cover to cover before cooking anything and was really excited to try some recipes. The intro portion was a bit tiresome for me since I don't consider myself a beginner in the kitchen, so I already knew all of that info, but I did appreciate her fun tone and think it would be very helpful for those who are beginners. But the food... MOLLY. KNOWS. FLAVORS. So far I've made the Hot 'n' Cr I've followed Molly for a couple of years now, after discovering her from the BA kitchen. I read the entire book cover to cover before cooking anything and was really excited to try some recipes. The intro portion was a bit tiresome for me since I don't consider myself a beginner in the kitchen, so I already knew all of that info, but I did appreciate her fun tone and think it would be very helpful for those who are beginners. But the food... MOLLY. KNOWS. FLAVORS. So far I've made the Hot 'n' Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Kimchi Ranch, the Charred Brussels with Soy Butter & Fried Garlic, and Raw & Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Sesame and Lime. They were ALL out of this world... Molly's flavors in all recipes I have made from her (including online recipes) are so freaking balanced it's insane. Even my boyfriend who is a fried chicken fiend (and hardly gets it, so anytime he does he is very happy) loved the brussels sprouts more (and he hardly cares for those normally)! I'd say that's a win in my book - I'm very much looking forward to cooking more from this book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Shelley

    I’ll start off by saying this book won’t be for everyone, and that’s fine. She wrote the recipes the way she speaks which grates on a lot of people. But like let this woman make a book that caters to her fans and not appeal to the masses. I think what this cook book knocks out of the park is the addition of QR codes. I’m a very visual person, especially when cooking it’s such a visual activity. So it’s nice to see the techniques done in such short videos. I’m also such a picky person and this bo I’ll start off by saying this book won’t be for everyone, and that’s fine. She wrote the recipes the way she speaks which grates on a lot of people. But like let this woman make a book that caters to her fans and not appeal to the masses. I think what this cook book knocks out of the park is the addition of QR codes. I’m a very visual person, especially when cooking it’s such a visual activity. So it’s nice to see the techniques done in such short videos. I’m also such a picky person and this book(and Molly in general) has introduced me to a bunch of ingredients I usually would stay away from. And long live the Cae Sal.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    I am several generations older than the cookbook author Molly Baz so maybe that’s my problem. From the book design, the messy/sloppy arrangement of the food in many of the photos, the harsh lighting of all the photos, to the relentless slang/abbreviations and even occasional expletives, this book is way too in-your-face for me. I appreciate the author’s mission but the voice of this book is almost a complete turnoff to me. I did look at every recipe but I don’t intend to try any.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    I’m not entirely sure why I bought this book. I think it was the cover (which you should never judge by, did you know?) and the graphic design. I wish I’d had a flick through in the shop beforehand though, because this just isn’t the type of food I like to cook or eat. First off, it’s a lot of meat. Like, a lot. And dairy. The vegetable section feels more like a chapter of side dishes than anything you could eat satisfactorily as a main meal. That’s obviously my fault, though, and doesn’t reflec I’m not entirely sure why I bought this book. I think it was the cover (which you should never judge by, did you know?) and the graphic design. I wish I’d had a flick through in the shop beforehand though, because this just isn’t the type of food I like to cook or eat. First off, it’s a lot of meat. Like, a lot. And dairy. The vegetable section feels more like a chapter of side dishes than anything you could eat satisfactorily as a main meal. That’s obviously my fault, though, and doesn’t reflect in my rating, I promise. The book does not claim to be a vegan-friendly one, but I was willing to overlook that (and have loved many cookbooks that aren’t vegan) if the writing was good. Unfortunately Molly’s writing style just isn’t for me either. I’m sure she’s a genuinely lovely person, and this sweetness does come across in her writing, but I do like a bit more from my writers than describing something as “crispytown, USA”. Whilst the writing is easy to read, it borders on simple and, sometimes, childish (“flaky-flake?”). Her introductions to the recipes didn’t entice me to make them. There are also run-on sentences and comma splices which sounds pedantic but absolutely infuriates me when reading something that has been professionally edited and published. I also don’t like books that contain an entire chapter dedicated to salads. It’s not a recipe, it’s a salad. But, hey ho, on to the next one.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Cetra

    Will return to review fully once I cook some of these, but every single recipe looks incredible, and from reading through, I can tell this will be a hit for me. The QR code’s for different techniques is genius. Tbh, the author can come off as trying too hard to be quirky but the recipes themselves seem really solid & creative.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen

    The recipes look decent, but I couldn’t get past the eye-searing graphic design. It’s more appropriate for posters trying to catch your attention across a busy subway station, not for conveying detailed, nuanced information. The recipe font is too small and cramped plus weirdly formatted, which makes it hard if I need to glance quickly at the next step in the middle of preparing a dish.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mary Coder

    SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS COOK BOOK!! I just bought it for myself for mudders day!! I was inspired by @freddsters on TikTok & IG. Watching him cook Molly Bazs' recipes regularly kept me SERIOUSLY hung-a-ree!! I will update as soon as I start experimenting with it! SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS COOK BOOK!! I just bought it for myself for mudders day!! I was inspired by @freddsters on TikTok & IG. Watching him cook Molly Bazs' recipes regularly kept me SERIOUSLY hung-a-ree!! I will update as soon as I start experimenting with it!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Brittany Stevens

    I feel like I’ve cooked enough out of this book to definitively give it 5 stars. Every recipe I’ve tried has been so packed with flavor. Molly’s persona permeating through every page is just icing on the cake. I have recommended this cookbook to just about anyone who will listen.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Allie Pae

    slaps. thank you miss molly baz everything is delicious

  15. 4 out of 5

    She-Readers Book Club

    This was a little too basic for my personal cooking level but a nice book to flip through either way. Could be a great inspiration for a less experienced cook.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lauren R.

    Pretty innovative! The format is what does it for me. Molly is amazing too but generally these recipes are less ~for me~ than many other cookbooks I have. However, this book is delightful and pretty easy. She has QR codes to view videos for cooking/prep techniques. The ingredients are listed by grocery store category instead of recipe order, which is made better by the fact that the ingredient quantities are within the recipes itself! Her ingredients are usually simple AND minimal, but still uni Pretty innovative! The format is what does it for me. Molly is amazing too but generally these recipes are less ~for me~ than many other cookbooks I have. However, this book is delightful and pretty easy. She has QR codes to view videos for cooking/prep techniques. The ingredients are listed by grocery store category instead of recipe order, which is made better by the fact that the ingredient quantities are within the recipes itself! Her ingredients are usually simple AND minimal, but still unique and beyond what I’d think to put together.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Anna W.

    I was so excited to see this book as I follow Molly Baz’s Instagram and I’m constantly sending a delicious recipe to a friend captioned “I WANT.” That’s said, I’m sad to report that many of the recipes did not sound appealing to me. To be fair, I am only one of many, many readers. I *did* find a handful of recipes I’d like to try at some point, but nothing jumped into my brain as “I WANT” as much as I expected. The format of the recipe pages were easy to read and nicely laid out; I also liked th I was so excited to see this book as I follow Molly Baz’s Instagram and I’m constantly sending a delicious recipe to a friend captioned “I WANT.” That’s said, I’m sad to report that many of the recipes did not sound appealing to me. To be fair, I am only one of many, many readers. I *did* find a handful of recipes I’d like to try at some point, but nothing jumped into my brain as “I WANT” as much as I expected. The format of the recipe pages were easy to read and nicely laid out; I also liked that she included QR code’s to link to videos of certain cooking processes (ie—best way to chop an onion, delobing a pepper, etc.). Otherwise I found much of the design of the book distracting and unattractive (again, maybe this is just me!). Overall the cookbook fell flat for me. I am happy though to have a cookbook to donate to the library that others may greatly enjoy. 😊🍽

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sam Pullman

    Molly continues to amaze with a clear, concise, FUN cookbook I’ve already cooked two recipes from this book, and they have both been incredible! Every recipe is so well thought out and easy to follow, the pictures are GORG and the whole thing just reads like your best friends diary. It’s like molly is just hanging out with you and telling you how to make it through dinner. Incredible!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ashleu

    This cookbook reads like Molly is talking to you, the voice is that strong. But it's also important that it reads well for someone who hasn't followed Molly online. This would be a welcomed addition to anyone's bookshelf. This cookbook reads like Molly is talking to you, the voice is that strong. But it's also important that it reads well for someone who hasn't followed Molly online. This would be a welcomed addition to anyone's bookshelf.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    At the very beginning of this quirky cookbook there’s a really nice section for beginner-cooks to help get them organized & more prepared in the kitchen. The author also included some super helpful QR Codes throughout the book to visually assist her with some hard-to-explain techniques. I noticed from reading some of the negative reviews of this book that some didn’t like the organization and/or some of Baz’s word-use but I didn’t mind the original format or her silly words at all! I think she d At the very beginning of this quirky cookbook there’s a really nice section for beginner-cooks to help get them organized & more prepared in the kitchen. The author also included some super helpful QR Codes throughout the book to visually assist her with some hard-to-explain techniques. I noticed from reading some of the negative reviews of this book that some didn’t like the organization and/or some of Baz’s word-use but I didn’t mind the original format or her silly words at all! I think she did a wonderful job executing this cookbook and I loved that her personality shines through! My favorite thing about this was the section towards the beginning ingeniously titled “ I LOVE SALT” ~ instant 5 stars ~ where Baz emphasis the importance of seasoning aka SALTing your food while you cook it, so it doesn’t need to be salted later, and because SALT MAKES FOOD TASTE MORE LIKE ITSELF!!! ~ 5 stars!!! ~ All that being said, I’ve only made two of these recipes so far. Both the Steak au Poivre ( or Pepper Steak ), and The Cae Sal ( or Caesar Salad ) were delicious, and there are several more recipes I look forward to making & devouring soon! I can’t wait to taste the Pastrami Roast Chicken with Schmaltzy Onions & Dill, the Orecchiette with Bacon, Snap Peas & Ricotta, the Blistered Broccolini with Charred Dates, Lemon & Sesame, and the Salted WaJu Granita drink that all sound, and look from the pictures, so good! I definitely recommend this to all that like to eat🙃 and those that enjoy collecting cookbooks ( like me!).

  21. 5 out of 5

    ♡Ellie

    I am not sure if my collection of words describing how much I love this cookbook will make it justice.. it is INCREDIBLE! Such unique and inviting visuals of some amazing dishes, with high quality, and accessible ingredients. A beautiful layout, from start to finish. It includes some delicious recipes (I can’t wait to try them all) each including all the tips and tricks to set you up for success. Easy to read recipes, and best of all, most recipes include a QR code that will take you straight to I am not sure if my collection of words describing how much I love this cookbook will make it justice.. it is INCREDIBLE! Such unique and inviting visuals of some amazing dishes, with high quality, and accessible ingredients. A beautiful layout, from start to finish. It includes some delicious recipes (I can’t wait to try them all) each including all the tips and tricks to set you up for success. Easy to read recipes, and best of all, most recipes include a QR code that will take you straight to a how to video.. WHAT?? So clever!! A wonderful cookbook to start beginners off on the right foot (like myself). It's more than just a cookbook, it includes so much more like what kind of essentials you need in your kitchen, in your pantry, and describes why season is important (ABS!). I recommend this cookbook to anyone who wants to learn a thing or two in the kitchen, in a fun and innovative way!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lily

    I started my journey as a home cook about 6 years ago, and I think this might just be my favorite cookbook to hit the shelves recently. After following Molly for years, I had high hopes for her debut, and this met all my expectations. She truly did think of every question one might have while going through her recipes and made sure to answer in the footnotes or QR-coded videos. The recipes are shockingly delicious for being so simple - few ingredients, few dishes, strong flavors. Little touches I started my journey as a home cook about 6 years ago, and I think this might just be my favorite cookbook to hit the shelves recently. After following Molly for years, I had high hopes for her debut, and this met all my expectations. She truly did think of every question one might have while going through her recipes and made sure to answer in the footnotes or QR-coded videos. The recipes are shockingly delicious for being so simple - few ingredients, few dishes, strong flavors. Little touches - like including ingredient measurements in the recipe instructions - differentiate this cookbook from others and demonstrate just how much thought Molly devoted to it. Finally, its visual design is unmatched. Highly recommend!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Meghan

    This book was received as an ARC from Clarkson Potter in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. This cookbook was well executed, east to follow and brilliantly put together. I love the personal stories Molly shares throughout the book and ALL of the recipes look so delicious. I especially can't wait to try the clams on toast, the broccolini with bacon and the Italian salad. I know this book will be received well with our patrons and ca This book was received as an ARC from Clarkson Potter in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. This cookbook was well executed, east to follow and brilliantly put together. I love the personal stories Molly shares throughout the book and ALL of the recipes look so delicious. I especially can't wait to try the clams on toast, the broccolini with bacon and the Italian salad. I know this book will be received well with our patrons and can definitely be a future book for our cooking demo. We will consider adding this title to our TX NonFiction collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rachael

    Unlike my last cookbook, I haven’t cooked all the recipes in this one yet. However, I’ve made about 10 of them and loved every one. More impressively, my vanilla-palate husband liked them, too. I love the graphics in the book and there is excellent information for beginner to intermediate chefs. The recipes are totally approachable but invite the reader to use ingredients he or she may not typically use, which I’ve really loved. Many people knock on Baz’s use of slang or abbreviations, but truly Unlike my last cookbook, I haven’t cooked all the recipes in this one yet. However, I’ve made about 10 of them and loved every one. More impressively, my vanilla-palate husband liked them, too. I love the graphics in the book and there is excellent information for beginner to intermediate chefs. The recipes are totally approachable but invite the reader to use ingredients he or she may not typically use, which I’ve really loved. Many people knock on Baz’s use of slang or abbreviations, but truly, it does not bother me. I’m really enjoying working my way through this book and I will for many months to come.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kim Sanders

    It’s a book that is utterly delightful to read, and I love her approach to the recipe format, the QR codes, and the aesthetic. Every recipe including a photo? Yes. Love this, even if it means fewer recipes, give me a visual cue! The variety of recipes and ingredients is also hugely appealing. I’ll update my review once I’ve cooked more of these dishes to see if the reading of it aligns with the utility. But given the success of the recipes I’ve made from her ‘club’ on patreon, I’m excited to dig It’s a book that is utterly delightful to read, and I love her approach to the recipe format, the QR codes, and the aesthetic. Every recipe including a photo? Yes. Love this, even if it means fewer recipes, give me a visual cue! The variety of recipes and ingredients is also hugely appealing. I’ll update my review once I’ve cooked more of these dishes to see if the reading of it aligns with the utility. But given the success of the recipes I’ve made from her ‘club’ on patreon, I’m excited to dig in.

  26. 4 out of 5

    David

    I didn't learn anything new here at all and I enjoyed it anyway. I liked that there really wasn't any fluff and she got straight to the point with explaining modern cooking, and I think it would be a solid choice for a beginner cook. I know her peers give her a lot of shit for over-seasoning her food, and looking at the amounts called for I would tend to agree with that criticism. Salt is hugely important and most people under-season to be sure, but I would stick with the advice to continuously I didn't learn anything new here at all and I enjoyed it anyway. I liked that there really wasn't any fluff and she got straight to the point with explaining modern cooking, and I think it would be a solid choice for a beginner cook. I know her peers give her a lot of shit for over-seasoning her food, and looking at the amounts called for I would tend to agree with that criticism. Salt is hugely important and most people under-season to be sure, but I would stick with the advice to continuously taste and make your own adjustments as needed. Overall very fine.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jorge Mora

    Everything you expect from Molly as we got to know her in the now infamous Bon Apetit YouTube channel is beautifully captured in this book. Her funny yet meticulously easy way to explain a recipe translates incredibly well into book form. As a designer, I have to say, apart from delicious easy recipes this book delivers on the design aspect, I dare to say, the graphic design and the photography of this book is almost as delicious as the recipes themselves. 10/10 everything I was expecting from M Everything you expect from Molly as we got to know her in the now infamous Bon Apetit YouTube channel is beautifully captured in this book. Her funny yet meticulously easy way to explain a recipe translates incredibly well into book form. As a designer, I have to say, apart from delicious easy recipes this book delivers on the design aspect, I dare to say, the graphic design and the photography of this book is almost as delicious as the recipes themselves. 10/10 everything I was expecting from Molly and more!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Julie Kramer

    Are you someone who just does not know how to cook but still wants to impress others with culinary skills, then this is the cookbook for you? Baz's developed recipes that are easy enough for anyone to make but that have complex flavors to make you think that it is a dish from a restaurant. Fun, fresh, and inviting! Look for the QR codes that link to how-to videos to help out even the clumsiest of cooks. Definitely my favorite cookbook of the year. Are you someone who just does not know how to cook but still wants to impress others with culinary skills, then this is the cookbook for you? Baz's developed recipes that are easy enough for anyone to make but that have complex flavors to make you think that it is a dish from a restaurant. Fun, fresh, and inviting! Look for the QR codes that link to how-to videos to help out even the clumsiest of cooks. Definitely my favorite cookbook of the year.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    This cookbook is an absolute mess. The layout is horrible. The photos do no favors for the recipes. The recipes encourage you to use QR codes (that might be helpful for some). The pages 35-36 in bold letters tells you to stop and I’d advise that you heed that advice. There are a few recipes that are okay but even the titles of them are off putting. But the author gets 2 stars - she wrote a cookbook and got somebody to publish it. That’s more than a lot of people have accomplished.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    While I appreciate all of the tips throughout this cookbook, I am glad I got it from the library instead of buying it. It is very meat and dairy heavy, so be aware if you have any dietary restrictions. I also didn’t jive with her writing style (when people abbreviate “sandwich” or “salad” I have to roll my eyes). I like that she has video components for certain techniques, and she talks about seasoning food well. Overall though, this just wasn’t for me.

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