"I've had the privilege of working with Dawn and am so excited to learn more about her cooking philosophy in this wonderful book. If you're starting out, this is the ultimate guide to literally everything you want to and should be making. If you're already a pro, she teaches you how to be a more efficient cook.”
– Antoni Porowski, television personality and home cook
"I wish I had Ready, Set, Cook when I was just becoming serious about cooking and needed a friend like Dawn Perry to tell me — gently but assuredly, never dogmatically — what to do, what not to do, and how to be the best cook I could be. Dawn knows what makes food look and taste great, but she also knows from experience how kids, schedules, moods, and a lack of ingredients often get in the way. So regardless of your family size, kitchen setup, or appetite for spending time at the stove, Ready, Set, Cook offers you myriad solutions and real talk. Dawn is charming, unpretentious, funny, and — best of all — skilled at combining a pro chef’s knowledge with a busy home cook’s need for speed and ease. Through the pages, she stands by your side and cheers you on."
– Claire Saffitz, New York Times bestselling author of Dessert Person
"In Ready, Set, Cook, Dawn Perry speaks to just the type of simple, straight-to-pleasure cooking that, thankfully, is also easy to pull off no matter your skill level. Her advice reads like your best friend coming over to get your life in order, but in this case, it’s to help you get prepared so you can always have an easy delicious dinner in less time than it takes to wait for delivery. Her recipes make the food work with your life and not the other way around."
– Ben Mims, cooking columnist for The Los Angeles Times
“Having READY, SET, COOK in your kitchen is like having your best, most knowledgeable friend on a 24-7 personal hotline. Yes, Dawn Perry has cooked in fancy restaurant kitchens and created recipes for major food media brands, but her genius lies in knowing how to spin gold from the most basic ingredients to create unfussy, delicious, extremely satisfying dishes for her family. Perhaps most appealing? She also seems to have the most fun doing it.”
– Jenny Rosenstrach, New York Times bestselling author of Dinner: A Love Story and The Weekday Vegetarians
"In this gorgeous book simple prep yields complex flavor, something only a cook as talented as Dawn Perry can pull off. She replaces stress with strategy, serving up dinner-ready recipes you’ll return to again and again."
– Adeena Sussman, author of Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen
"An outstanding guide to quick, appetizing meals through clever utilization of one’s pantry...Perry’s tutelage is a culinary windfall that will pay big dividends for busy home cooks."
– Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)