YOU MAY EXPECT—given her resume, which includes recipe development for John Sundstrom's Lark: Cooking Against the Grain and serving as chef de cuisine at Café Juanita—Lauren Thompson to write as her first cookbook a locavore manifesto overflowing with gorgeous natural photos and pitch-perfect preparations of coveted seasonal ingredients.
Instead she wrote a comic book—which makes sense once you learn that Thompson has also taught culinary school. Cooking Comics! Simple Skills, Fantastic Food, which arrives December 6, is aimed squarely at the rote beginner, that person eager to learn scratch cooking but intimidated by the whole affair, with its constant French terminology (what, you don't lavish your pan-roasted halibut with a buttery arroser?) and necessary vagueness (cook 5-10 minutes, or until done).
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