Seattle-based chef and cookbook author Kathleen Flinn recently published her second book, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School (2011 Viking), based on a project she led about what kinds of culinary lessons make an impact on inexperienced cooks. Inside, find simple recipes for healthy, easy meals based on her "chefternal" instinct to trade everyday processed foods for fresh ingredients. Try her chilled rosemary soup for a weekend lunch or pasta pomodoro (pictured above) for a family-friendly dinner.
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