If you're ready to take your cooking skills up a notch, we're here to help. With this book as your guide, you'll become more confident in the kitchen as well as seriously up your cooking game, while having tons of fun along the way. This inspiring and helpful cookbook encourages you to leave any kitchen fears behind and create fabulous food with ease. Throughout these pages, we walk you through key basic cooking techniques and show how to make recipes you'll enjoy both cooking and eating. You'll master sauteing, stir-frying, frying, braising, simmering & poaching, and steaming with just a basic set of pots and pans on hand no fancy equipment is required. The lessons also reveal secrets to success, detail any tools needed, demystify confusing terms, and outline essential dos and don'ts. Think of this book as a personal cooking class, working your way through each lesson and the subsequent recipes, to gain more confidence in the kitchen. After reading the technique primers, move on to try the easy, modern recipes that are equally suited for everyday meals or to showcase your cooking to friends and family.