This book is a New York Times Bestseller. The author Deb Perelman is a famous food blogger and the founder of smittenkitchen.com. Deb learned how to cook in her tiny Manhattan kitchen. Deb presents more than 100 recipes with great illustrations. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook includes innovative recipes such as asparagus blanketing a pizza; ratatouille dressing up a sandwich and cauliflower masquerading as pesto. It also covers how to lose your fear of cooking for a crowd and the essential items required for your own kitchen.