Last-Minute Kitchen Secrets

Last-Minute Kitchen Secrets
Last-Minute Kitchen Secrets

Last-Minute Kitchen Secrets

128 Ingenious Tips to Survive Lumpy Gravy, Wilted Lettuce, Crumbling Cake, and Other Cooking Disasters
By Joey Green


240 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.99 (CA $22.99) (US $16.99)

ISBN 9780912777580

Rights: US, CA & MX

Chicago Review Press (Aug 2018)


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Bestselling author Joey Green takes on how to survive disasters in your kitchen
In this book of astonishing kitchen secrets, Joey Green explains inventive ways to avoid and salvage cooking disasters, store and prepare ingredients, keep appliances running smoothly, clean cookware, and prepare food-based folk remedies. These ingenious kitchen hacks may sound quirky and unusual at first, but they really do work—and you’ll love putting them to the test. You’ll learn how to revive hardened brown sugar with a slice of bread, slice cake with dental floss, clean a copper pot with catsup, rescue burnt gravy with peanut butter, and much, much more! Last-Minute Kitchen Secrets presents the unique and impeccably researched tips arranged by category. Flip to any page and you’ll discover a fascinating and surprising kitchen tip, along with detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs that explain how to put each tip into action in just minutes. Overflowing with interesting sidebars and boxes, loaded with “Strange Facts,” and jam-packed with little-known cooking tips, this handy book reveals amazingly simple tricks of the trade, clever shortcuts, and ingenious secrets that can turn cooking disasters into gourmet-level rescues, using nothing but what you’re most likely to have on hand. This perfect combination of simplicity and ingenuity makes a great gift and a practical guide for anyone looking for simple ways to cook up some magic.


"Beginning cooks often despair when recipes fail or foods burn. Versatile Green…comes to the rescue with hundreds of tips to overcome just about any sort of kitchen disaster, from a missing ingredient to wilted greens…Even experienced home chefs may find new insight here."—Booklist  

Author Biography

Joey Green is the author of more than 50 books, including Last-Minute Survival SecretsLast-Minute Travel Secrets, The Electric Pickle, and Vacation on Location: Midwest. He has written for Rolling Stone, National Lampoon, Time, and more. He lives in Los Angeles, California.