The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

2012 Best Non-Fiction Book – Memoir/Autobiography, American Society of Journalists & Authors

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“If you are going to read one book to change your diet and your life, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School is it.” – Associated Press

“This could be the most important book you’ll ever read”
—Morgan Spurlock, Filmmaker Super Size Me

“A life-changing book—entertaining, inspiring, and deeply educational.”
—Erica Bauermeister, author of The School of Essential Ingredients

“…Like Julia Child before her, Flinn aims to demystify rarefied culinary know-how and bring basic cooking lessons to the simplest level.
Publishers Weekly

People magazine

Inspired by a supermarket encounter with a woman loading up on processed foods, Flinn decided to use her culinary training to help nine novice cooks find their cooking confidence. The Kitchen Counter Cooking School takes these lessons and provides practical, healthy tips to boost your culinary self-confidence, and strategies to get the most from your grocery dollars, as well as simple recipes to get you cooking.

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New Day Northwest: How to save valuable time in the kitchen this holiday season (12/4/12)
83 Degrees: Kathleen Flinn: Sharpen Your Knife, Cook Fearless (11/13/12)
Tampa Bay Times:5 ways to be a better home cook …. (10/31/12)
San Diego Living: Become a Fearless Home Cook (10/16/12)
Dining Around: Radio interview (10/13/12)
Let’s Talk Live: Live TV segment (10/10/12)
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Making the cut: Author writes about whipping nine home cooks into shape (10/10/12)
Eye on Books: Audio interview (10/8/12)
The Georgetown Dish:
Cooking Boot Camp with Kathleen Flinn Oct. 9 (10/2/12)
Feed You With A Kiss: Kitchen Counter Cooking School Tasting Event at the Book Larder (9/27/12)
Seattle Met: Kathleen Flinn to Release Third Book (9/20/12)
Seattle Weekly: Why Kathleen Flinn Wants You to Taste Salt (9/17/12)


3 responses to “The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

  1. Gloria J

    I got an ARC copy of this book at ALA in New Orleans this year. I absolutely love it! I wish I had it 30 years ago. I can’t wait for my daughter, in Grad School, to read it. It is just what she needs right now. thank you sooo much for writing it, I can’t wait to try more recipes (yes I’ve tried many already)

  2. Good places to eat, I’ve got plenty. As for lodging, not so much. Seeing how I live here, I don’t spend much time in Toronto hotels. if you want to browse around. I’d volunteer to be your guide if it wasn’t a little … creepy!

  3. Ken

    My partner got a galley of this book since he’s a bookseller and I’ve got to say that these quotes are not over the top, but TRUE. This book really changed how we both think about shopping and eating. It has a cute cover, but the subject is qutie serious. I liked the first book, but this one made it clear that you’re not just a food writer but a food journalist.