An accessible, mouthwatering collection of more than 80 recipes for small bites, tapas, and charcuterie spreads
“Graze is the most useful cookbook I’ve seen in a long time. It’s perfect for the way we eat now: simple food, big platters, big flavors.”—Diana Henry, author of Simple: Effortless Food, Big Flavours
Grazing is an enchanting way to eat. It means skipping from dish to dish, tasting different things without committing to a single one. It’s about creating multiple dishes that work together as a meal, that all share a theme, an aesthetic. When she entertains, or even pulls together a quick dinner for just two, food stylist Suzanne Lenzer enjoys this tapas-style of eating—and with her guidance, you can too.
In Graze, chapters are organized by level of involvement, from simply slicing veggies (“Mostly Chopping”) to cooking up lavish spreads (“Worth the Effort”). Whip up fast and easy Prosciutto, Asparagus, and Arugula Rolls and Three-Tomato Panzanella on a busy weeknight or indulge in Flaky Cheddar Biscuits with Heirloom Tomatoes and Peaches, Shredded Potato Cakes with Ramps, and Lemon-Tarragon Chicken Skewers on the weekend. And to finish off the meal, try desserts like Brown Butter Brownies and Lemon-Lavender Posset.
Making delicious, beautiful dishes and snacks for grazing, whether for two or twelve, doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. With simple, no-nonsense tips on how to stock your pantry, sample menus, and easy-to-modify recipes, Graze is the ultimate resource for preparing healthy, wholesome, and appetizing food without spending hours in the kitchen.
About the Author
Suzanne Lenzer is a New York City-based food stylist and writer and the author of Truly, Madly Pizza. Her styling has appeared in magazines, on television, and in over two dozen cookbooks while her writing has been featured in Tin House and The New York Times, among other publications. Suzanne lives with her husband in Manhattan and Connecticut.
“Suzanne has always been one of my favorite cooks because she gets what makes home cooking so great—not fancy tools or exotic ingredients, but just the act of being in the kitchen, cooking for those she cares about, taking good ingredients and letting them shine. I love this book because it’s exactly how I cook—and how I love to eat.”—Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything
“In Graze, Suzanne dreams up lush as well as simple concoctions from everyday ingredients, taking full advantage of her pantry, fridge, and freezer. Graze is a lesson in shopping as well as cooking. Using the best that markets have to offer and with minimal effort, Suzanne dazzles us with endless combinations and stunning pictures, creating interesting and delectable small plates.”—Jacques Pepin, author of Jacques Pepin: Heart and Soul in the Kitchen