Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman



My book Ruhlman’s How to Braise: Foolproof Techniques and Recipes for the Home Cook is published today, February 10. To celebrate its arrival I am giving away five signed copies.

How to Braise is the second in a series of technique-based books (the first was How to Roast). Like its predecessor, this book is short on recipes (25 or so, including the Orange-Braised Duck Leg, pictured below) and long on nuance. It includes finished shots by my wife, Donna, of every dish and many process shots of how dishes, such as a Lamb Tagine, come together, how the Braised Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps should look, or just a beautiful image of braised fennel and baby radishes.

When you know technique, you need to rely less on recipes. When you know technique, cooking is easier and more efficient and more fun. (What exactly is braise, anyway? Exactly.)

To enter this giveaway, please name your favorite braised dish in the Comments section below (I can ship only to U.S. addresses, alas).

Entries close at midnight Eastern Time Wednesday and winners will be announced Thursday.

Good luck, and happy cooking!


If you don’t want to rely on mischievous fate, you can buy How to Braise on these sites:


Barnes & Noble



© 2015 Michael Ruhlman. Photo © 2015 Donna Turner-Ruhlman. All rights reserved.


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