The Don’t Panic Pantry Cookbook, Noah Galuten

The Don't Panic Pantry Cookbook, Noah Galuten

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The Don’t Panic Pantry Cookbook by Noah Galuten is a cookbook that attempts to help you take the stress out of cooking. Many of the recipes in the book are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free, and will fit with the needs of many trying to eat healthier. While this book may not solve the dilemmas that inexperienced home cooks face, it does provide a lot of insight into what items every pantry needs.

The Don’t Panic Pantry Cookbook, Noah GalutenTitle: The Don't Panic Pantry Cookbook: Mostly Vegetarian Comfort Food That Happens to be Pretty Good for You
Author: Noah Galuten
Publisher: Knopf
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: January 31, 2023
Rating: three-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

This is the book that seeks to answer the eternal question: "What am I supposed to eat?" Here the chef and writer Noah Galuten, host of the charmingly self-deprecating YouTube series "Don't Panic Pantry," serves up convenient, healthily delicious, mostly vegetarian comfort food, teaching you how to prepare meals and snacks you're genuinely excited to eat.

As the world changes around us, we are constantly vacillating between two different versions of ourselves: the one who wants to be healthier and the one who wants to be excited, or comforted, by the food that we eat. We all want to eat "better," but what does that mean? This book is here to say: Don't panic.

Don't panic about learning how to cook; or environmental sustainability; or nutrition. Don't panic about what to make for breakfast or dinner or midnight snacks, because Noah Galuten has your back! In Noah's kitchen, trying really matters, perfection is overrated, and better is good enough. Noah gives you the tools to create kitchen staples and vegetable-and-bean-centric dishes (with just a little meat too) that will become the beloved, simple, everyday meals you will make over and over in your home.

Here are recipes for a "Chef Salad" with Cheddar Croutons and Probiotic Ranch; and three different versions of broccoli pasta (vegetarian, pescatarian or with rosemary-infused sausage) that you will put on weekly rotation. There are recipes for Noah's Instagram-famous Krauty Beans; a 30-second Vegan Tahini Dressing that will become your new favorite dip; a Miso Roast Chicken with Vegetables that you can prep in advance and leave in the fridge for several hours, or even a day, that makes dinner for your entire family using a single sheet pan. But there's also--for when you really need it--the fresh herbed panko-crusted Mozzarella Marinara that made Galuten's famously funny wife, comedian Iliza Shlesinger, break down in grateful tears. Here are your pantry staples for the future, to help you make cooking at home the tastier, more convenient, don't panic option.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: The Don’t Panic Pantry Cookbook, Noah Galuten

Quite often when deciding what to make for dinner, I open the pantry and hope that inspiration will leap out at me from the shelves. Sometimes this works, but I usually just gravitate to the same old recipes. This cookbook has given me a few new options and I have also added a couple of new staples to my pantry shelves.

❀ CONTENTS: The Don’T Panic Pantry Cookbook by Noah Galuten

  • Foreword by Iliza Shlesinger
  • Introduction
  • Marcella and Camus
  • More About Thos Guidelines
  • My Pantry
  • Actual Pantry
  • Within Arm’s Reach
  • Fridge and Freezer
  • Helpful Kitchen Tools
  • Pantry Prep
  • Breakfast
  • Healthful Snacks
  • Vegetables
  • Salads and Dressings
  • Pasta and Noodles
  • Soups and Stews
  • More Things in Bowls
  • Almost Entirely Proteins

❀ Does Not Set Out to Solve How Not to Panic in the Kitchen

The Don’t Panic Pantry Cookbook by Noah Galuten has some great ideas for what to include in your pantry and a wealth of interesting recipes. While the images are stunning and the book has an easy to follow format, it doesn’t set out to solve how not to “panic” when it comes to cooking. However, it will be useful to anyone looking for pantry ideas and vegetarian recipes.

About Noah Galuten

Noah Galuten

NOAH GALUTEN is a chef, James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author, and cohost of the popular daily live-streamed cooking show Don’t Panic Pantry. After working as a food writer for publications such as LA Weeklyand Los Angeles Magazine, he became the chef of Bludso’s Bar & Que, a 120-seat sports bar and Texas BBQ restaurant, and then became the Culinary Director of the J Howard Restaurant Group. Noah lives in Los Angeles with his wife.


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19 thoughts on “The Don’t Panic Pantry Cookbook, Noah Galuten

  1. Heather B. says:

    I’m an experienced home cook, and this still sounds like a great book. Eaay and healthy recipes – yes please 😀 !

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