It's Always Freezer Season: How to Freeze Like a Chef with 100 Make-Ahead Recipes [A Cookbook] (Hardcover)
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Transform the way you use your freezer with 100 flavorful meal prep recipes from two-time James Beard Award–winning Southern chef Ashley Christensen and cookbook author Kaitlyn Goalen.
“Ingenious . . . Ashley and Kaitlyn are leading us in the right direction to making life in the kitchen a little bit easier.”—Emeril Lagasse, chef and restaurateur
In It’s Always Freezer Season, Ashley Christensen and Kaitlyn Goalen reveal how the freezer can easily become the single most important tool in your kitchen. By turning your freezer into a fully provisioned pantry stocked with an array of homemade staples, you’ll save time and energy.
Even on a tight schedule you can now put together delicious, complex dishes such as Cornbread Panzanella with Watermelon, Cucumber, and Za’atar Vinaigrette; Potato Pierogi; Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast with Preserved Lemon–Garlic Butter; Braised Short Ribs with Cauliflower Fonduta; and Provençal Onion Tart (Pissaladière) with Tomato-Olive Relish. Christensen and Goalen also share fully prepared make-ahead dishes for every meal of the day to keep in your freezer, like Pistachio Croissant French Toast with Orange Blossom Soft Cream, Chicken and Kale Tortilla Soup, Pimento Mac and Cheese Custard, and Deviled Crab Rigatoni, plus snacks, sweets, and drinks ready to be enjoyed at a moment’s notice.
With innovative recipes, helpful technical information, and tips on stocking your new “pantry,” this book will allow you to make more delicious meals with a lot less effort.
About the Author
Chef Ashley Christensen and writer Kaitlyn Goalen are the authors of Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner. They are married and live in Raleigh, North Carolina, where they oversee the five restaurants in the AC Restaurants hospitality group.
“This book is a real celebration of the times we are currently living in! We are all cooking from home more, and Ashley Christensen and Kaitlyn Goalen have found a way to take the guesswork out of prepping and storing your food in the most creative and organized way. It’s such a good cookbook for those who love to entertain, and the title is just the best!”—Mashama Bailey, chef and co-author of Black, White, and The Grey
“In your kitchen, right now, is one of the greatest technologies humans have ever invented to keep themselves fed. But you might never have known how amazing your freezer is because it came free with your fridge. The amazing chef-and-writer duo of Ashley Christensen and Kaitlyn Goalen are here to show you exactly how your freezer can reinvent the way you cook.”—Francis Lam, host of The Splendid Table
“I thought I was a pretty enlightened cook, until Ashley and Kaitlyn opened my eyes to the power and possibilities of my own FREEZER! I am forever changed. It’s Always Freezer Season applies years of professional kitchen smarts to everyday home cooking in the most practical and accessible way, making time spent at the stove not only more efficient, but more imaginative and enjoyable too. And at just the right time! This book is the inspo we all need now!”—Gail Simmons, food expert, TV host, and author of Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating
“It’s Always Freezer Season is stone-cold brilliant. Ashley and Kaitlyn have written the book every chef has always longed to. The pros know your freezer is the single most helpful tool in your kitchen—saving time, money, and workload. And the incredible recipes are a double bonus: Italian Wedding Soup and Beef and Coconut Stew for the win. This book is the most important household upgrade you will buy all year long.”—Andrew Zimmern, chef, author, and teacher
“How incredibly lucky we are to finally have a cookbook devoted to the most underrated part of the kitchen by the country’s best chef.”—Michael Solomonov, chef and co-owner of Zahav