Jeremy Scheck, "ScheckEats-Cooking Smarter: Friendly Recipes with a Side of Science" (Harvest, 2023)


From next-gen culinary phenom and TikTok superstar Jeremy Scheck, joins New Books Network to talk about his very first book, sharing easy and delicious recipes for every day and beyond—plus expert tips to make you a better, happier cook.

Jeremy Scheck has charmed a new generation of home cooks with his simple yet remarkably tasty recipes and his reliable culinary and food science know-how.

Now, in ScheckEats-Cooking Smarter: Friendly Recipes with a Side of Science (Harvest, 2023), Jeremy shares the building blocks of what he calls culinary literacy: understanding why a recipe works and empowering readers to cook with confidence every day. Recipes are designed to minimize single-use ingredients and equipment (for example, all baking recipes are no-mixer-required), encouraging versatility with easily available essentials and Jeremy’s favorite kitchen staples.

Invaluable primers throughout offer simple explanations of age-old techniques and food science facts, such as how to get the perfect creamy pasta sauce, how to make leftover veggie soup without a recipe, and why you need brown butter in your life (and in your cookies. With this must-have kitchen companion, everyone can learn the basics of cooking simple but delicious food, whether it’s your first cookbook or it’s joining a full shelf of dog-eared and sauce-stained classics.

Interview by Laura Goldberg, longtime food blogger at

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