Chef Alex Guarnaschelli has a new cookbook out that will revitalize your cooking repertoire. With favorites from her restaurants, childhood and home kitchen, The Home Cook, this is a friendly, accessible volume that will point you in the right direction. Make her beef meatball soup and warm up like you mean it. 

You can see it when you take a spoonful of this soup: the little meatball, poached gently in the broth, the zing of fresh serrano chile, and the pleasantly chewy couscous. It’s a great first course that can double as a meal.

Reprinted with permission from The Home Cook