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Make It Ahead

In this book, I tackle the number one question I'm asked by my readers: "Can I make it ahead?" If you’ve ever found yourself stuck in front of the stove at your own party, scrambling to get everything to the table at just the right moment, I'm here to let you in on the strategies and tips I've learned thanks to twenty years of running a specialty food store and fifteen years writing cookbooks. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply making dinner on a hectic weeknight, Make It Ahead will provide you with delicious recipes that taste just as good—or even better!—when they’re made in advance. And, each recipe includes clear instructions for what you can do ahead of time, and how far in advance, so you can cook with confidence and eliminate last-minute surprises.