The Modern Proper

Simple Dinners for Every Day (A Cookbook)

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Pub Date 05 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 15 Apr 2022
Simon Element, S&S/Simon Element



“Simple and elegant is the name of the game here. Holly Erickson and Natalie Mortimer have created the ultimate use-everyday cookbook…If the veggie-forward, beautiful, make-able recipes don't convince [you] to dive in, the luscious photography surely will.” —Food & Wine

Get the most out of your time in the kitchen with these 100 fast, instant-classic dinners that everyone will love.

For pretty much everyone, life gets busy—but you still want to cook up a good meal, ideally one that’s accessible, efficient, and doesn’t sacrifice any of the delicious flavors you love. The creators of the popular website The Modern Proper are all about that weeknight dinner, and now, they’re showing you how to reinvent what proper means and be smarter with your time in the kitchen to create meals which will bring friends and family together at the table.

The Modern Proper will expand your “go-to” list and help you become a more intuitive, creative cook. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, a busy parent or a workaholic, this book will arm you with tools, tricks, and shortcuts to get dinner on the table. Every ingredient is easy to find, plus you’ll find plenty of swaps and options throughout. Each of the 100 recipes (some all-time fan favorites and many brand-new) includes prep time, cook time, and quick-reference tags.

These include:
-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Mozzarella and Creamy Kale
-Stir-Fried Pork Cutlets with Buttermilk Ranch
-Sweet Cider Scallops with Wilted Spinach
-Tofu Enchiladas with Red Sauce
-And more!

With recipes to feed a crowd, an entrée for every palate, a whole chapter of meatballs, and plenty of pantry essentials, The Modern Proper is the new essential cookbook for any and all food lovers.

“Simple and elegant is the name of the game here. Holly Erickson and Natalie Mortimer have created the ultimate use-everyday cookbook…If the veggie-forward, beautiful, make-able...

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Elegant recipes made easy or easy recipes dressed up to be elegant? Either way you can't go wrong when you pick up this book for some dinner inspiration. Packed with beautiful food images and written in a supportive "you can do this" tone, The Modern Proper is the cookbook you need to re-invigorate that over-rotated dinner menu.

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Thank you to NetGalley & Simon Element for giving me a preview of this cookbook. This cookbook carries through the beauty & elegance of "The Modern Proper" recipe website. I thoroughly love how easy to comprehend all of the recipes in this book are! I'm moving in with my boyfriend soon, and will definitely be referencing these recipes to cook together after a long day of work. I truly appreciated the "Meatless" section as well, which I feel isn't usually featured in regular cookbooks that aren't advertised as vegan or vegetarian—everyone should try to cook a meatless meal now and again & I appreciate all of the thought that went into curating these recipes. The photography in the book is mouth watering & makes me so excited to get in the kitchen. All in all, this recipe book is a total staple piece for your kitchen (who doesn't love a recipe for "Clean-Out-The-Pantry Pasta!?) & a must-read!

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The Modern Proper cookbook is a book for the way I want to eat and cook. The food is simple yet elegant; easy enough for family weeknight dinners, but special enough to use for gatherings. I'm a fan of The Modern Proper's blog and instagram feed; I find myself constantly saving and pinning their recipes. It will be nice to have this collection of favorites in book form. For vegetarians and meat-lovers alike - this will be a great addition to everyone's cookbook library.

Thank you to Simon Element and NetGalley for this ARC.

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An all-around cookbook, there's something for everybody. Eggs, check. Chicken, check. Pork & beef, check. Seafood, check. Ooh even meatless recipes, check! I'm going to try the Saucy Grilled Cheese with Asparagus, yes you read that right. Also included: meatballs and soup. Would be a good gift for your loved ones who likes to endlessly expand their cookbook collection.

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