Cookbook Club

7 Delicious Reasons to Pick Up a Copy of Small Victories ASAP

May 12, 2017

We already knew our community loved Julia Turshen's Small Victories before it was chosen as this month's book for our Cookbook Club, because you all chose it as a Piglet Community Pick earlier this year, too.

One reader, who considers herself "an advanced and prolific cook" was pleasantly surprised by "how many of the tips and techniques were game-changing," like adding a drop of water and covering eggs while frying them for fully cooked whites without flipping. Readers couldn't really think of anyone who couldn't benefit from this book, and that's proven true in the Cookbook Club as well. One member started out the month saying that'd she'd never use the cookbook, but after a second look found several that she wanted to try, as evidenced by a photo of a heavily-flagged copy of the book!

To experience those game-changing discoveries yourself, pick up a copy of the book and then scroll down to see what members have been cooking up so far this month—it just might help you decide what to make first.

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klrcon May 13, 2017
I've yet to find a bad recipe in this book - everything I've tried has been delicious and super simple to make. Just polished off the kimchi avocado toast and it was so much more than the sum of its parts.
Daniel U. May 13, 2017
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alygator May 12, 2017
I love this book. And it just happens to contain the most perfect pancake recipe that I will use forever and ever!
Julie May 12, 2017
I'm not usually a cook book person (partially because I don't often cook from recipes and partially because I end up reading them in bed and making myself hungry at 1 AM), but you've inspired me to hunt this one down. :)
Caitlyn S. May 12, 2017
LOVE me some Small Victories. Changed the way I made roast chicken! I was trying it out via the library to see if I wanted to buy it and the roast chicken recipe alone improved my go-to recipe so much that I HAD to buy it.