Put the recipes down. I’m Anthony Dias Blue with the Blue Lifestyle Minute sponsored by CUISINART. Cooking with confidence sometimes means leaving the recipe behind. That’s what Niki Segnit’s new book, Lateral Cooking, encourages readers to do. By providing the essential recipes of staple foods like bread, stews, sauces and desserts, readers can then build upon those basic blocks to create their own recipes. By the end of the book, you’ll understand why a roll and a biscuit are closer in relation than you and your second cousin. Filled with personal and professional insight, Lateral Cooking is perfect for the home cook looking for some creative freedom in the kitchen. Lateral Cooking is $40 and is available at your local bookstore or online. I’m Anthony Dias Blue sponsored by CUISINART-fine small appliances and cookware. Visit CUISINART.COM. This is the Blue Lifestyle Minute. Check out our new website at bluelifestyle.com.