Author Event with Christina Lane
Meet successful food blogger and recipe artist Christina Lane at your local Dallas Flagship Half Price Books on Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm. Christina is a successful cookbook author, food blogger and social media influencer who makes it clear that the only way to learn how to cook is to just cook, and small-batch cooking is the best way to learn. She points out that just because youre not cooking for six doesnt mean you dont deserve to eat well. She'll discuss and sign copies of her latest cookbook, DINNER JUST FOR TWO.
ABOUT DINNER JUST FOR TWO:
Its the end of a long day and you just want to make dinner for you and your partner, but every recipe youve seen serves four to six people, requires tons of shopping for esoteric ingredients, and leaves you with enough leftovers to last well into the next week. Thanks to Christina Lane and Dinner Just for Two those gripes will be comfortably behind you as you sit down to enjoy your scaled-down, home-cooked dinner.
The book is broken down into logical chapters, which include Skillet Meals, Small Pots of Soup, and Bowls of Comfort.
Drawing from her newlywed days of cooking just for herself and her husband, Christina provides tips on:
How to stock a pantry for just two
What equipment you need for small-batch cooking
Which recipes can use up leftover ingredientsif you bought an entire bunch of cilantro for one recipe, she guides you to the 16 other recipes in the book that use cilantro, helping you save money and reduce waste.
While these tips are extremely useful, what really makes the book stand out are the wonderful recipes. Christina manages to make a weeknight meal feel like an event, proving that you dont need to save cooking beautiful food for entertaining large crowds. Spaghetti with Small-Batch Meat Sauce makes just enough to provide succor on a cold night, and you wont have it reproachfully glaring at you for the next three years from your freezer. Pumpkin Gnocchi exemplifies the philosophy that special recipes dont need to be saved for special occasions. Beef Bourgignon is the perfect dish to make for two on Valentines Day and a Puff Pastry Veggie Tart can provide elegance on a Tuesday night.
Dinner Just for Two provides delightful small-batch dessert recipes as well. Weve all craved a brownie and then had an entire tray sitting in the kitchen, tempting you to overindulge. Lane provides recipes like Key Lime Pie in a Loaf Pan, which is just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without making you feel gluttonous, and Cheesecake Bars with 5-Minute Microwave Lemon Curd that not only provide a delicious indulgence, but also a revolutionary way of making lemon curd.
Half Price Books Flagship (View)
5803 E. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75231
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