The Don't Panic Pantry Cookbook: Mostly Vegetarian Comfort Food That Happens to Be Pretty Good for You
This is the cookbook that seeks to answer the eternal question: “What am I supposed to eat?” Here the chef and writer Noah Galuten, host of the charmingly self-deprecating YouTube series “Don’t Panic Pantry,” serves up convenient, healthily delicious, mostly vegetarian comfort food, teaching you how to prepare meals and snacks you're genuinely excited to eat. With a Foreword by Iliza Shlesinger.
"Buy [Galuten's] terrific The Don't Panic Pantry Cookbook and your kitchen skills will jump off the plate.” —Chef Nancy Silverton, author of The Mozza Cookbook and Chi Spacca
As the world changes around us, we are constantly vacillating between two different versions of ourselves: the one who wants to be healthier and the one who wants to be excited, or comforted, by the food that we eat. We all want to eat “better,” but what does that mean? This book is here to say: Don’t panic.
Don’t panic about learning how to cook; or environmental sustainability; or nutrition. Don’t panic about what to make for breakfast or dinner or midnight snacks, because Noah Galuten has your back! In Noah’s kitchen, trying really matters, perfection is overrated, and better is good enough. Noah gives you the tools to create kitchen staples and vegetable-and-bean-centric dishes (with just a little meat too) that will become the beloved, simple, everyday meals you will make over and over in your home.
Includes recipes for:
- “Chef Salad” with Cheddar Croutons and Probiotic Ranch
- Three different versions of broccoli pasta (vegetarian, pescatarian or with rosemary-infused sausage)
- Noah’s Instagram-famous Krauty Beans
- 30-second Vegan Tahini Dressing that will become your new favorite dip
- Miso Roast Chicken with Vegetables that you can prep in advance and leave in the fridge for several hours, or even a day
- The fresh herbed panko-crusted Mozzarella Marinara that made Galuten’s famously funny wife, comedian Iliza Shlesinger, break down in grateful tears.
Here are your pantry staples for the future, to help you make cooking at home the tastier, more convenient, don’t panic option.
Praise for The Don't Panic Pantry Cookbook: Mostly Vegetarian Comfort Food That Happens to Be Pretty Good for You
"Noah Galuten has a distinct perspective on how to approach cooking at home: you should be focused but not take yourself too seriously. Noah is one of those people who goes to the farmers market, fills up on whatever inspires him, heads back to his kitchen to make a plan. . . but is not afraid to freestyle in the moment. I am certain that the book that you have in your hands will be as joyful to use as the memories you will make with your friends and loved ones while cooking from it." --Chef Nyesha Arrington
"Don’t Panic Pantry!!! My friend Noah Galuten has made a good cookbook. I mean, really good. Creative, cravable and healthy recipes that you’ll want to cook and eat every day.” --Chef Jeremy Fox, author of On Vegetables
“Thrillingly practical and forward-thinking. The Don't Panic Pantry Cookbook is brimming with useful information and appealing, everyday recipes." --Lukas Volger, author of Snacks for Dinner and Start Simple
"You're excited, all revved up about the new dish you want to cook. You've seen a recipe by a famous chef and you cannot wait to make it. Tonight's the night. After studying the recipe, you go to your pantry. Oh, no! Where is anything? It's time to panic. But, wait, I have the solution, or should I say Noah Galuten has the problem solved. Run out and buy his terrific The Don't Panic Pantry Cookbook and your kitchen skills will jump off the plate. After reading Noah's book, when six people walk into your home unannounced, you'll be able to confidently say, "Let me make you dinner!" -- maybe Gruyere, Leek and Swiss Chard Pie or Chicken Milanesa -- and what a good dinner it will be.” --Chef Nancy Silverton, author of The Mozza Cookbook and Chi Spacca
"As a pandemic project, chef Galuten and Iliza Shlesinger, his comedian wife, began a streaming cooking show designed to entertain and comfort, but also to help those people who panic-bought beans, lentils, and brown rice but really didn’t know what to do with them. "Don’t panic, go to your well-stocked pantry, and cook something wonderful" is the outcome they wish for all and the message they underscore. The opening chapter, in fact, shows how to set up and maintain a pantry that will empower home cooks to handle anything. Following chapters cover all the typical courses readers expect...Some, like the sauerkraut omelet, may need the upbeat introduction the authors provide for readers to be willing to try it. Others, such as the chicken Milanesa and the turkey meatballs, could come from any modern cookbook. The major focus, though, is on vegetables and grains and making them the stars of the meal...The friendly, inspirational style makes this accessible to nearly all. For most cookbook collections." —Danise Hoover, Library Journal