Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need

Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need

by Jessica Battilana


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Simple, stunning recipes for home cooks, from the writer of the "Repertoire" column for the San Francisco Chronicle

Home cooks don't need dozens of cookbooks or hundreds of recipes. They just need one good book, with about 75 trustworthy, versatile, and above all, delicious recipes that can stand alone or be mixed-and-matched into extraordinary meals.

That's what Repertoire is: Real recipes, from real life, that really work.

After nearly two decades in the kitchen and writing about food, this is the way San Francisco Chronicle writer Jessica Battilana really cooks at home. These are her best recipes, the ones she relies on the most—for a quick weeknight supper, a special dinner party, when a friend drops by for a drink and a snack, for the chocolate cake that never fails. The knowledge, freedom, and flexibility that comes from cooking these recipes is all you really need in the kitchen.

With a salad for every season, pantry pastas, many meatballs, chewy cookies, and more, Repertoire puts the perfect dish for every occasion within reach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316360340
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 591,973
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jessica Battilana writes the "Repertoire" column for the San Francisco Chronicle and is the author of Corn, from Short Stack Editions. The coauthor of several other cookbooks, her work has appeared in Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Gastronomica, Saveur, Sunset, and multiple editions of The Best Food Writing. A Vermont native, she lives in San Francisco with her wife and children.

Table of Contents

Building a Repertoire 13

Cooking by Heart (Or, A Little About Me) 15

A Word About Ingredients 17

Ways to Start

The Greenest Green Salad 22

Sam's Spring Fattoush Salad 24

Gribiche with Asparagus 27

Mr. Ellis's Tomato Tart 28

Bean Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Aioli 32

Fancy Toasts

Garlicky Broccoli Rabe and Provolone 36

Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta 37

Pea Smash and Marinated Feta 37

Sweet Corn Fritters 40

Roasted Carrots with Burrata and Salsa Rustica 42

Chicory Salad with Maple-Roasted Squash and Blue Cheese 45

Avocado and Citrus Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette 47

Creamy Onion Tart with Olives 48

Seeded Rye Gougères 51

Pretzel Rolls 54

Fried Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp 58

Cheater's Tortilla Espanola 61

Scottish Oatcakes with Butter and Dates 65

Twice-Baked Magic Soufflés 66

Duck Rillettes 69

Ultra-Crispy Potato Pancakes 72

Negronis and Potato Chips 77


Flank Steak with Salsa Verde 80

Harissa and Honey Chicken Thighs 82

Spaghetti Niçoise 85

Grilled Leg of Lamb with Green Onion Flatbreads 86

Grilled Tahini Chicken 93

Halibut Kebabs with Grilled Bread 97

Rigatoni with Roasted Tomatoes, Ricotta, and Mint 98

New Eggplant Parm 100

Summery Sausage Bake 103

Panko-Parmigiano Chicken Cutlets 107

Pork Saltimbocca 109

Tortilla Soup 112

Garlic-Butter Roast Chicken 115

Curry Noodles with Beef and Sweet Potatoes 118

Broccoli Rabe and Mozzarella Calzones 121

Lamb Ragù with Creamy Polenta 124

Red-Chile Braised Beef 127

Pantry Pastas

Cacio e Pepe 130

Bucatini all' Amatriciana 133

Aglio e Olio 134

Hot-Dog Fried Rice 137

Meatballs Many Ways

Beef Albóndigas 139

Vermicelli Noodles with Lemongrass Pork Meatballs 143

Beef-and-Pork Meatballs in Tomato Sauce 145

Brown-Butter Gnocchi with Crispy Prosciutto and Sage 148

Rustic Seafood Stew 152

Cider-Braised Chicken with Fall Vegetables 155

Three Ways with Beans

Maine Truck Stop Baked Beans 158

Beans and Greens 161

Basic Black Beans 165

Chicken and Herbed Dumplings 166

Candy Pork 170


Apricot-Nectarine Crisp 174

Sour Cherry Hand Pies 177

Strawberry Sundaes 180

Pavlova with Lime Curd and Blue Berries 182

Coconut Cream Party Cake 187

Repertoire Chocolate Cake 190

S'Mores Tart 194

The Three Greatest Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 196

Chewy Molasses Cookies 199

Cocoa-Oat Cookies 201

Ultimate Chocolate Ice Cream with Cinnamon Bread Crumbs 202

Creamsicle Affogato 206

Vanilla Bread Pudding with Cognac Prunes and Dark Chocolate 208

Rice Pudding with Citrus and Pistachios 211

Glazed Gingerbread Cake 212

Maple-Blueberry Cornmeal Cake 215

Sweet and Tart Lemon Bars 216

Perfect Tarte Tatin 218

Acknowledgments 223

Index 225

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has been a refreshing cookbook! There are recipes in here that have become favorites for my family (panko parmesan chicken cutlets, lemongrass pork meatballs with vermicelli, flank steak with salsa verde) and recipes that have stretched what I thought were the limits of my abilities (coconut creme party cake, which came out PERFECTLY because I followed the directions). I feel like the author is talking to me as a friend would, sharing a recipe I've asked for after eating it at her house. A lovely book with nice stories before and delicious results at the end of each recipe.