Scott Mowbray, Ann Taylor Pittman
Two James Beard-Award winners show how to unlock the secrets of the global pantry and elevate all your favorite foods
Make the most succulent pot roast ever with oyster sauce. Transform a broiled salmon filet with miso. Give an irresistible kick to chicken wings with gochujang. Turn out the crunchiest French toast with panko breadcrumbs. Use Mexican chorizo to add depth to a quick skillet chili. Enliven a no-churn ice cream pie with freeze-dried berries. Impart a savory kick to shrimp and grits with sambal oelek. Add coconut milk to banana pudding--it's magical. And even your best ribs will take on a sticky new deliciousness with sweet soy sauce. In more than 120 recipes, here's how--with just a dash here or a tablespoon there--you can elevate your cooking using 65 common pantry items from around the world.
About the Author
Ann Taylor Pittman is a long-time food writer, food editor, and recipe developer who has won two James Beard Foundation Awards: one for the feature article "Mississippi Chinese Lady Goes Home to Korea" and one with Scott Mowbray, for writing The New Way to Cook Light cookbook. At Cooking Light magazine for 20 years, she rose to oversee all food content as well as the operation of the Test Kitchen, developing thousands of gold-standard healthy recipes for print, web, and video. Scott Mowbray has been a national magazine editor, columnist, book author and editorial strategist. He's the only person to have been editor of both Eating Well and Cooking Light magazines. He has won highest awards from both the American Society of Magazine Editors and the James Beard Foundation.