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Milk Street: The New Rules: Recipes that Will Change the Way You Cook

With Milk Street: The New Rules: Recipes that Will Change the Way You Cook, Christopher Kimball (Tuesday Nights) ushers in a new normal: one in which home cooks stop pureeing their pesto; where they steam, rather than boil, their eggs; where they create creaminess with corn kernels; where they bloom their spices.

Kimball presents 75 such "rules," along with more than 200 creative recipes, applying them to delicious dishes from around the globe, like Brazilian Fish Stew, Oaxacan Refried Black Beans, Turkish Poached Eggs, Malaysian-Style Noodles and West African-inspired Black-Eyed Pea Fritters.

A founder of both America's Test Kitchen and Milk Street, Kimball offers precise instructions with vibrant photography. Even seasoned home cooks will likely pick up tips--increase lift in a frittata with baking powder!--and Kimball's recipes will surely delight carnivores and vegetarians, casual chefs and home cooking pros. --Katie Weed, freelance writer and reviewer