It's Sheet Pan Suppers - a breakthrough full-colour cookbook with more than 120 recipes for complete meals, snacks, brunch, and even dessert, that require nothing more than a sheet pan, your oven, and Molly Gilbert's inspired approach. The virtue of cooking on a sheet pan is two-fold. First there's the convenience of cooking everything together and having just one pan to clean up. Then there's the cooking method - roasting, baking, or broiling - three techniques that intensify flavors; in other words, food tastes better when cooked on a sheet pan (move over, slow cooker). But the real genius here is Molly Gilbert's fresh, sophisticated approach. There are easy dinners for weeknight meals - Chicken Legs with Fennel and Orange; Soy-Mustard Salmon and Broccoli; Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Squash, Apples, and Onions. Special occasion meals - Rack of Lamb with Herby Bread Crumbs and Buttered Carrots; Asparagus and Black Cod in Parchment. Meatless meals - Israeli Couscous - Stuffed Peppers.
Plus surprise extras, including in-a-snap party snacks - Baked Brie and Strawberries, Corn and Crab Cakes with Yogurt Aioli; quick brunch dishes like Greens and Eggs and Ham, and Baked Apricot French Toast; and, of course, dessert - Stone Fruit Slab Pie, Halloween Candy S'mores.
Molly Gilbert, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, is a cooking instructor, food blogger (dunkandcrumble.com), former private chef, and recipe tester in the kitchen of Saveur. She lives in Seattle.