The Cook You Want to Be by Andy Baraghani
Join Seaport and Bon Appetit’s Andy Baraghani in presenting his debut cookbook, The Cook You Want to Be: Everyday Recipes to Impress. Starting at 6:30pm on June 29th, Andy will be in conversation with his friend Ariel Foxman inside The Paseo at 111 Harbor Way. Following the conversation, Andy will be signing copies of his book.
To have a book ready at the event, please pre-order here through our neighborhood bookstore Porter Square Books: Boston Edition. Books will also be available to purchase on-site at the event.
About Andy Baraghani:
A child of Iranian immigrants and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Andy had an interest in food from a young age, which evolved into a deep obsession. At 15, he joined the kitchen at legendary Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, and then acclaimed New York restaurant Estela. After spending years in professional kitchens, Andy pivoted to become a food writer and test kitchen cook at outlets like Saveur and Tasting Table, before joining Bon Appétit as a longtime senior editor and viral video host (notably of Bon Appetit’s Andy Explores series that has millions of views).
At Bon Appétit, Baraghani created a bevy of viral recipes—from Tahini Ranch to Fall-Apart Caramelized Cabbage—that became household staples. Here, he follows up with more umami-rich dishes, beautiful and restaurant-worthy meals (that take half the time), and well-known dishes recast in utterly delicious ways. Among his debut cookbook’s 100 recipes, new surefire hits include Caramelized Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter Harissa; Sticky, Spicy Basil Shrimp; and Tangy Pomegranate-Chicken. Cooks will find inspiration to riff on, quick meals for hurried weeknights, condiments galore, and memorable meals to impress dinner guests. In essays throughout the book, Baraghani shares convictions (why everyone must make his beloved Persian egg dish, kuku sabzi) and lessons to live by (the importance of salting fish before cooking it).
The Cook You Want to Be is a trove of go-to recipes and knowledge, stunning photographs, and delicious, simple home cooking for modern times.