A beginner's guide to cooking, featuring recipes from the famous Buttercake Bakery in Los Angeles. Cooking can be intimidating, but with the right equipment and a few great recipes, it doesn't have to be. The Kitchen Decoded is a fun new cookbook with chapters organized according to gadgets and appliances, and accompanying recipes that can be prepared with each tool. Designed to arm every would-be cook with an arsenal of time-tested equipment and foolproof dishes, The Kitchen Decoded is packed with meals guaranteed to impress guests and loved ones. Logan Levant, owner of LA's famous Buttercake Bakery for ten years, spent countless hours showing friends how to use the kitchen tools they received as gifts...?nd thus the idea of The Kitchen Decoded was born. By following Logan's professional tips and simple how-to guides, anyone can learn how to make the most of their kitchen-or simply whip up an impressive batch of Buttercake Bakery lemon bars (with the help of a KitchenAid stand mixer and a microplane, that is). Other tools featured include the Cuisinart food processor, the Le Creuset stock pot, cookie sheets, measuring tools, and other basic and advanced gadgets of all sorts. Pair any gift of amazing-but-mysterious kitchen equipment with The Kitchen Decoded to ensure that your thoughtful present is put to good use. This book is a must-have for every home cook! Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.