Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers (Hardcover)
If, like me, you love to cook but are not so great at using up a recipe’s leftover ingredients (I see you, 3/4 bunch wilted parsley and languishing handful of mushrooms), this cookbook will change your life. Organized by meal, the shopping lists make themselves—and each section ends with multiple ideas for how to use (and totally transform) the leftovers, with minimal effort, and using ingredients you most likely already have (i.e. that third of a bag of rice hidden in the back of the cupboard). Julia Turshen is that unicorn of a home cook—someone who does indeed cook at home each night for herself and her wife, but who has also worked on scores of celebrity chef cookbooks and keeps an element of foodie fantasy intact. Simply delicious.— Bethany Strout, Director of Buying
In Now & Again you'll find more than 125 delicious and doable recipes and 20 creative menu ideas help cooks of any skill level to gather friends and family around the table to share a meal (or many!) together. In this new cookbook by the author of Small Victories, fans and newcomers alike will delight in Julia Turshen's funny and encouraging voice as Now & Again is brimming with good stuff, including:
• Can't-get-enough-of-it recipes, including the popular Applesauce Cake with Cream Cheese.
• Inspiring menus for social gatherings, holidays and more.
• Helpful timelines for flawlessly throwing a party.
• Oh-so-helpful "It's Me Again" recipes, which show how to use leftovers in new and delicious ways.
• Tips on how to be smartly thrifty with food choices.
Now & Again was named one of the most anticipated cookbooks by Eater, Epicurious, Food & Wine, Delish, MindBodyGreen and was selected a New York Times notable pick. It was also selected as one of the Top 10 Jew-ish Cookbooks by The Forward, and nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Cookbooks 2018.
Now & Again will change the way we gather, eat, and think about leftovers, and, like the name suggests, you'll find yourself reaching for its pages time and time again.
About the Author
Julia Turshen is the bestselling author of Now & Again, Feed the Resistance, named the Best Cookbook of 2017 by Eater, and Small Victories, named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2016 by the New York Times and NPR. She has coauthored numerous cookbooks and hosted the first two seasons of Radio Cherry Bombe. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Saveur. Epicurious has called her one of the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time. She is the founder of Equity At The Table (EATT), an inclusive digital directory of women and non-binary individuals in food. Julia lives in the Hudson Valley with her wife and pets.
David Loftus is a food and lifestyle photographer based in the UK.
"I am so excited about this book because Julia is very, very good at throwing unpretentious, cozy meals together and I know this because I've been shamelessly stalking her plates and picnics on social media for years, hoping to glean ideas. This book will save me a lot of snooping in the future and I don't care that it's only August, I'm making the Not-Kosher Jewish Christmas menu first." -DEB PERELMAN
"Julia invites us to broaden our taste buds with her fresh, approachable, never-fussy cooking. Now & Again leaves no dish and no one behind: garlicky shrimp with tequila and lime will turn the next day to shrimp and kimchi pancakes; cucumbers with sumac and warm pita are a no-brainer for even the most novice of cooks; matzo ball soup and Passover tradition aren't abandoned; and a wife's birthday cake will leave no spouse unsatisfied." -YOTAM OTTOLENGHI
"Julia Turshen's new book is a rich compendium of recipes that are reassuringly do-able, full of inviting flavour, designed to make life easier and bring pleasure to the kitchen as much as to the table. This would be quite enough, but added to this, Turshen elaborates on the recipes, adding advice as to how the various components of a recipe can be tweaked and turned into other dishes and - this is always a joy to the home cook - how leftovers can be refashioned into further meals."—Nigella Lawson, author of At My Table
"Let's be honest. If all you're looking for is a recipe, the internet's got you covered. But if like me you read a cookbook to make friends over food with the person who wrote it, then Now & Again is perfect. Julia's personal stories, approachable recipes, and conversational tone suggest that you're sitting at her kitchen counter shelling peas or peeling carrots. She makes you feel like you're a part of things. Plus Julia sheds light on two skills I need to hone: reinventing leftovers and delegating." -VIVIAN HOWARD
"No one is better than Turshen at coming up with unpretentious, delicious, and approachable recipes for home cooks of varying skill levels. An essential purchase for circulating cookbook collections."—Stephanie Klose, Library Journal Starred Review
A Washington Post Best cookbook of 2018!
A Goodreads Choice Award nominee for Best Cookbook 2018
"Now & Again is a kitchen essential tool. Julia Turshen shares a definitive plan to help you think differently about leftovers with delicious recipes the first time and second time around."-CARLA HALL