The Flavor BibleAndrew Dornenburg & Karen Page
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The Flavor BibleAndrew Dornenburg & Karen Page
The timeless guide to culinary creativity and flavor exploration, based on the wisdom of the world's most innovative chefs Eight years in the making, The Flavor Bible is a landmark book that will inspire the greatest creations of innovative cooks and chefs by serving as an indispensable guide to creativity and flavor affinities in today's kitchen. Cuisine is undergoing a startling historic transformation: With the advent of the global availability of ingredients, dishes are no longer based on geography but on flavor . This radical shift calls for a new approach to cooking -- as well as a new genre of "cookbook" that serves no to document classic dishes via recipes, but to inspire the creation of new ones based on imaginative and harmonious flavor combinations. The Flavor Bible is your guide to hundreds of ingredients along with the herbs, spices, and other seasonings that will allow you to coax the greatest possible flavor and pleasure from them. This astonishing reference distills the combined experience of dozens of America's most innovative culinarians, representing such celebrated restaurants as A Voce, Babbo, Blue Hill, Café Atlántico, Chanterelle, Citronelle, Gramercy Tavern, the Herbfarm, Jardinière, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, the Modern, Moto, and the Trellis. You'll learn to: explore the individual roles played by the four basic tastes -- salty, sour, bitter, and sweet -- and how to bring them into harmony;work more intuitively and effectively with ingredients by discovering which flavors have the strongest affinities for one another;brighten flavors through the use of acids -- from vinegars to citrus juices to herbs and spices such as Makrut lime and sumac;deepen or intensify flavors through the layering of specific ingredients and techniques;and balance the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of cooking and serving an extraordinary meal.Seasoned with tips, anecdotes, and signature dishes from the country's most respected chefs and pastry chefs, The Flavor Bible is an essential book for every kitchen library. For more flavor inspiration, look for The Vegetarian Flavor Bible
The Lazy Genius KitchenKendra Adachi
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lazy Genius Way comes a fresh perspective for getting the most out of your kitchen! “An empowering, transformative, and slightly sassy guidebook.”—Jenna Fischer, actress, author, and producer/cohost of Office Ladies podcast You want your kitchen to be the heartbeat of the home, but you’re overwhelmed and out of breath trying to make it happen. Meals are on a never-ending loop, and you don’t have time to prepare dinner, much less enjoy it. Popular Lazy Genius expert and bestselling author Kendra Adachi is here to help! Packed with proven Lazy Genius principles, the book will teach you to: • name what matters to you in the kitchen—whether that’s flavor, convenience, or something else entirely • feed your people with efficiency and ease • apply a simple, actionable five-step process—prioritize, essentialize, organize, personalize, and systemize—to multiple areas of your kitchen, empowering you to enjoy your kitchen the way you’ve always wanted You don’t need magical recipes, fancy gadgets, or daunting lists to follow to the letter; you just need a framework that works whether you’re cooking for one or for twenty. Straightforward, strategic, soulful, and a little sassy, The Lazy Genius Kitchen will turn your hardest-working room into your favorite one, too.
Ball Complete Book of Home PreservingJudi And Lauren
The hugely bestselling Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving has been broadly updated to reflect changes over the last 15 years with new recipes and larger sections on low sugar and fermentation. Ball Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to coast. This companion to their products is this bible of home preserving from the experts on the practice which has sold more than a million copies. The book includes 400 innovative recipes for salsas, savory sauces, pickles, chutneys, relishes and of course, jams, jellies, and fruit spreads. The book includes comprehensive directions on safe canning and preserving methods plus lists of required equipment and utensils. Specific instructions for first-timers and handy tips for the experienced make this book a valuable addition to any kitchen library.
Extra Virgin Olive OilDavid M. Neuman
Properly labeled and exquisitely made Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is one of life’s greatest delights. With its great taste and health benefits, high quality olive oil empowers habitual consumers to have a higher-standard of culinary experience. Their newfound tasting expertise will allow them to find, procure, and enjoy many brands worldwide—like fine wine, an array of oils to suit their palate. In Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Truth In Your Kitchen , David Neuman documents his experiences with highly acclaimed olive oil producers who care about the oil they produce. Readers will be shocked at how egregiously certain producers behave with their oil production. Neuman’s writing sheds light on the true intentions behind many olive oil competitions and food-industry award shows, making money off olive oil producers who want to use their award for marketing. And who loses at the end? The consumer, who trusts a hangar on a bottle that says “#1 Olive Oil”. Author and food connoisseur David Neuman has written Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The Truth In Your Kitchen to be a well-rounded, simplified, solution-based resource for the consumer. Neuman hopes to educate consumers in a food category that is greatly whitewashed, offering an alternative to the shopping fatigue of endless options and trendy alternatives. He claims that if the consumer focuses on bringing an exceptional bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) into their home, they will have all they need to cook, bake and live a healthy lifestyle.
On Food and CookingHarold McGee
A kitchen classic for over 35 years, and hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn to for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious. For its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking . He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment. On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped birth the inventive culinary movement known as "molecular gastronomy." Though other books have been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques. Among the major themes addressed throughout the new edition are: · Traditional and modern methods of food production and their influences on food quality · The great diversity of methods by which people in different places and times have prepared the same ingredients · Tips for selecting the best ingredients and preparing them successfully · The particular substances that give foods their flavors, and that give us pleasure · Our evolving knowledge of the health benefits and risks of foods On Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods, and the pleasures of eating. It will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever cooked, savored, or wondered about food.
Julia's Kitchen WisdomJulia Child
In this indispensable volume of kitchen wisdom, Julia Child gives home cooks the answers to their most pressing cooking questions—with essential information about soups, vegetables, eggs, baking breads and tarts, and more. How many minutes should you cook green beans? What are the right proportions for a vinaigrette? How do you skim off fat? What is the perfect way to roast a chicken? Here Julia provides solutions for these and many other everyday cooking queries. How are you going to cook that small rib steak you brought home? You'll be guided to the quick sauté as the best and fastest way. And once you've mastered that recipe, you can apply the technique to chops, chicken, or fish, following Julia's careful guidelines. Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom is a perfect compendium of a lifetime spent cooking.
Prep SchoolJames P. DeWan
An IACP Cookbook Award finalist. “A good primer for beginning cooks and an excellent reference for experienced cooks needing a refresher.” — ChicagoNow Prep School is the ultimate collection of the weekly Chicago Tribune column of the same name, written by culinary instructor and award-winning food writer James P. DeWan. This compilation is focused on teaching readers how to become better cooks, from amateurs who are learning to cook for themselves or their families to professional and gourmet chefs who are searching to perfect their technique. Illustrated with full-color photography and a plethora of simple, plainspoken instructions, Prep School is an easy go-to guide for becoming more adept at any kitchen skill. Prep School is filled with more than fifty delicious recipes, as well as insightful and straightforward tips on knife skills, preparation techniques, pantry essentials, holiday meals, and general advice on how to make your kitchen as user-friendly as possible. Before any home cook or professional chef picks up a cookbook, they should first pick up Prep School and be sure to take DeWan’s advice to heart. His recommendations on improving kitchen efficiency and ease, along with his in-depth knowledge of shortcuts and cooking common sense, make DeWan the perfect teacher for any aspiring culinary student. Finalist for 2014 International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Best Compilation Cookbook Award “From cooking with booze to conquering crab cakes, reading James P. DeWan’s column has helped me graduate from cooking like I still live in a college dorm.” — RedEye
Food IQDaniel Holzman & Matt Rodbard
In the spirit of books like Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and Food Lab, an informative, entertaining, and essential guide to taking your kitchen smarts to a higher level—from two food world professionals (a chef and a writer). A Publishers Weekly bestseller and one of the top cookbooks of 2022 (Food & Wine, The Sporkful, CBS Saturday Morning, Today Show). When food writer Matt Rodbard met chef Daniel Holzman while covering the opening of his restaurant, The Meatball Shop, on New York's Lower East Side, it was a match made in questions. More than a decade later, the pair have remained steadfast friends—they write a popular column together, and talk, text, and DM about food constantly. Now, in Food IQ, they're sharing their passion and deep curiosity for home cooking, and the food world zeitgeist, with everyone. Featuring 100 essential cooking questions and answers, Food IQ includes recipes and instructions for a variety of dishes that utilize a wide range of ingredients and methods. Holzman and Rodbard provide essential information every home cook needs on a variety of cooking fundamentals, including: Why does pasta always taste better in a restaurant? (The key to a perfect sauce is not pasta water, but a critical step involving . . . emulsification.) When is it okay to cook with frozen vegetables? (Deep breath. It's very much OK, but only with certain types.) What is baker's math, and why is it the secret to perfect pastry every time? (It uses the weight of flour as the constant and . . . we have a handy chart for you.) Rodbard and Holzman also offer dozens of delicious recipes, such as Oyakodon--Chicken and Eggs Poached in Sweet Soy Sauce Dashi, The Cast Iron Quesadilla That Will Change the Way You Quesadilla, and 40 Minute Red Sauce. Throughout this culinary reference guide and cookbook readers can expect to find both wisdom and wit, as well as stunning photos and illustrations, and illuminating conversations with notable chefs, writers, and food professionals such as Ina Garten, Roy Choi, Eric Ripert, Helen Rosner, Thérèse Nelson, Priya Krishna, and Claire Saffitz. From grilling to sous vide, handmade pasta to canned fish, and deconstructing everything from salt and olive oil to organic produce and natural wine, Food IQ is a one-stop shop for foodies and home cooks, from novices to the most-adventurous culinarians. You don't know what you don't know.
Cannabis Cookbook: Everything You Need To Know Before Cooking With CannabisThe Canna School
This cookbook is not like the other edible cookbooks out there… We think it’s better. Not only are there over 130 edible recipes in it, but there is also an entire chapter dedicated to teaching you everything you will need to know before you start cooking with cannabis. This book is stand-alone content that has something for you regardless if you are a beginner or an expert. It also happens to have enough edible recipes to keep you busy for a lifetime! We also made sure to keep the political commentary out of this. The only thing you will find in this book is helpful information! Included in this book: Chapter one will teach you everything you need to know before you start cooking with cannabis. This chapter is perfect for the beginner cannabis chef. 134 unique cannabis edible recipes. 50+ exclusive edible recipes that are only available in this book. Important terms surrounding cannabis. In-depth decarboxylation guide. Comprehensive dosage guide with easy-to-follow recommendations. How to adjust the potency of edibles A step-by-step guide to calculating the potency of edibles. How to transform recipes you have at home into edible recipes. 6 unique activated ingredient recipes. Breakfast recipes, main course recipes, appetizer recipes, snack recipes, dessert recipes, and drink recipes! We don't promote a political opinion. Only helpful information is shared. We got rid of all the fluff. Everything explained in this book will help you in one way or another. Everything you need and more to start cooking with cannabis. You will not need to visit websites, use external sources, or look elsewhere for information. FAQ's Are there pictures with the recipes? YES! For every recipe, there is an image! Are all of these recipes online? No. There are over 50 recipes in this cookbook that you will not find anywhere else! What type of recipes are in the book? We didn't want to make a cookbook that was exclusively dessert recipes or exclusively drink recipes. So we made one with breakfast recipes, snack recipes, appetizer recipes, main course recipes, dessert recipes, and drink recipes! There are all different kinds of recipes in this cookbook. Do all of the recipes use cannabis butter? Nope. The recipes use cannabis butter, cannabis milk, cannabis oil, cannabis cream, and cannabis almond milk.
From ScratchMichael Ruhlman
From the James Beard Award-winning, New York Times -bestselling author. “Through the recipes for 10 classic meals, he covers how to cook almost anything.” —Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa From Scratch looks at ten favorite meals, including roast chicken, the perfect omelet, and paella—and then, through 175 recipes, explores myriad alternate pathways that the kitchen invites. A delicious lasagna can be ready in about an hour, or you could turn it into a project: try making and adding some homemade sausage. Explore the limits of from-scratch cooking: make your own pasta, grow your own tomatoes, and make your own homemade mozzarella and ricotta. Ruhlman tells you how. There are easy and more complex versions for most dishes, vegetarian options, side dishes, sub-dishes, and strategies for leftovers. Ruhlman reflects on the ways that cooking from scratch brings people together, how it can calm the nerves and focus the mind, and how it nourishes us, body and soul. “Like a master chef clarifying a murky stock into a crystal-clear consommé, Ruhlman detangles the complex web of technique, myth, and folklore that is cooking . . . The lessons are set up in such a way that you can decide exactly how deep a dive you want to take, though with a guide like Ruhlman at your side, that’s most likely a mouth-first leap straight into the deep end.” —J. Kenji López-Alt, New York Times -bestselling-author of The Wok “He’s like a good friend joining you in the kitchen, and this book will certainly become the home cook’s trusted companion.” —Thomas Keller, chef/proprietor, The French Laundry
The Traeger Grill Bible Cookbook 2021: 365 Days of Delicious, Healthy and Tasty BBQ Recipes for Beginners and Advanced PitmastersSteven Johnson
Are you ready to master your Traeger grill and surprise your friends and family at the next cookout? Well! This cookbook will be literally a bible for you! The Traeger grill bible cookbook is more than a simple smoker cookbook: it also provides set up instructions, care and maintenance tips, grilling techniques for your new favorite recipes. everything you need to get started is right here inside this grilling cookbook! A Trаеgеr іѕ a wооd pellet grіll. It uses proprietary wood реllеtѕ аѕ fuеl. Thіѕ іѕ different frоm a wооd grіll, аnd еѕресіаllу a сhаrсоаl grіll. Wооd реllеt grills аrе one оf thе hоttеѕt trеndѕ in grіllіng rіght nоw, and Trаеgеr іѕ thе tор brand оf реllеt grіll, in fact Joe Trаеgеr іѕ thе іnvеntоr оf thе wооd pellet grіll; Hе came up wіth thе іdеа аftеr he noticed his gаѕ grill was іn flаmеѕ as hе was рrераrіng tо cook fоr his fаmіlу. So, if уоu juѕt got one оr аrе аbоut tо, уоu'vе no doubt wоndеrеd hоw tо uѕе a trаеgеr wооd реllеt grill. With a Traeger grill you don't have to worry about flareups, temperature control, or fuel; so you can concentrate on the most important thing: how to create a showstopping meal! In this book you will find: Traeger grill pellets brief history Components of Traeger wood pellet grill The tricks and tips to using your Traeger grill Traeger wood pellet grill Vs charcoal and wood grills Benefits of a pellet grill The weird foods you can cook with your Traeger The easiest way to fire up your grill and smoke Traeger beef recipes Traeger pork recipes Traeger poultry recipes Many other delicious recipes WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? THIS COOKBOOK IS JUST WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR! BUY IT NOW!
The Complete Fannie Merritt Farmer Cook BookFannie Merritt Farmer
Six of Fannie Farmer’s cook books have been compiled into this mammoth single volume, containing nearly 3,500 recipes and more than 350 illustrations! Never before has Miss Farmer’s wealth of knowledge been condensed into such a mighty single book. You’ll find dozens of recipes for soups, salads, breads, dinner entrées, desserts, etc., among others. With nearly 4 million copies of her first book, The Boston Cooking School Cook Book sold worldwide since its original publication, you can be sure that these recipes have been well-received on countless dinner tables. Fannie Farmer was known as the “Mother of Level Measures” for her recipes that took the guesswork out of measurements. Plus, this book has been thoughtfully styled and formatted to make it easy to read on your iPads and iPhones, with links between related recipes and methods, footnotes, and includes an extensive index. Whether you are searching for a favorite comfort food recipe (many consider her recipe for Brownies to be awesome), or for something different for an everyday meal, take a look inside! The Boston Cooking School Cook Book forms this work’s backbone. The other titles that have been logically incorporated (without importing duplicate recipes) are:— A New Book of Cookery, Catering for Special Occasions with Menus and Recipes , A Book of Good Dinners for My Friend , Chafing Dish Possibilities , and Priscilla Cook Book for Everyday Housekeepers , all of which are also available from the iBooks Store. Recipes that were similar to those existing in the Boston Cooking School Cook Book have been included here, with the addition of an incremented serial number to the recipe name, i.e. Boiled Dressing 3, etc. Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent , her seminal work on diet and food preparation for ill people, has not been included in this book, due to its specialized subject matter, but it too is available from the iBooks Store.
The Flavor ThesaurusNiki Segnit
"A perfect reference for the aspiring foodie." –Chicago Tribune Winner of the André Simon Award * Observer Best Books of the Year * Guild of Food Writers Best First Book Award A complete guide to the 99 most essential ingredients and their numerous flavor combinations, offering inspiration for the cook who has everything. Whether a flavor is defined by a "grassy" ingredient like dill, cucumber, or peas, or a "floral fruity" food like figs, roses, or blueberries, flavors can be combined in wildly imaginative ways. In this lively and original book, Niki Segnit identifies the 99 fundamental ingredients of food and examines what goes with what-revealing for the first time just how infinite are the possibilities in an everyday kitchen. Segnit has scoured thousands of recipes in countless recipe books, talked to dozens of food technologists and chefs, and visited hundreds of restaurants-all in her quest to uncover the planet's essential pairings. Moving from Meaty to Cheesy, Earthy to Mustardy, and more, Segnit celebrates traditional pairings such as pork and apple and cucumber and dill; points us toward contemporary favorites like goat cheese and beet; and introduces us to unlikely but delicious matchings such as blueberry and mushroom. With nearly a thousand entries and 200 recipes, The Flavor Thesaurus is not only a highly useful and covetable reference book, but the sort of book that will keep you reading, laughing, and cooking for years to come.
The James Beard CookbookJames Beard
The million-selling culinary classic from the “dean of American cookery” offers timeless and delicious recipes—a must-have for beginners to foodies ( The New York Times ). Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the best basic cookbooks in America,” The James Beard Cookbook remains as indispensable to home cooks today as it was when it was first published over fifty years ago. James Beard transformed the way we cook and eat, teaching us how to do everything from bread baking to making the perfect Parisian omelet. Beard was the master of cooking techniques and preparation. In this comprehensive collection of simple, practical-yet-creative recipes, he shows us how to bring out the best in fresh vegetables, cook meat and chicken to perfection, and even properly boil water or an egg. From pasta to poultry, fish to fruit, and salads to sauces, this award-winning cookbook is a must-have for beginning cooks and expert chefs alike. Whether it is deviled pork chops or old-fashioned barbecue, there is not a meal in the American pantheon that Beard cannot teach us to master. Enduring and eminently sensible, The James Beard Cookbook is the go-to book for twenty-first-century American home kitchens.
Double Delicious!Jessica Seinfeld
The follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Deceptively Delicious goes beyond purees and kids' foods to make family mealtime more delicious, more wholesome, and simpler than ever. In her bestselling book Deceptively Delicious, Jessica Seinfeld inspired millions of parents to improve their kids' eating habits by giving everyday classics a nutritional boost with hidden vegetable purees. Now in Double Delicious!, she's turned her attention to the whole family. Here are more of her easy, imaginative recipes that use the power of purees to make everything healthier, from a hearty Turkey Meatloaf to an irresistible Tiramisu. Again, she's raised the bar nutritionally and eliminated unnecessary sugar and fat, boosted fiber and nutrients, and cut way back on sodium to bring us more healthful food with fantastic flavor. (She's even developed a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie that nutritionist Joy Bauer loves!)
Diabetic Friendly Cooking: Easy low carb, low sugar recipesBetty Yells
Last year I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Not something I wanted to hear at all. My blood sugar was 105, which is not too bad, just a bit higher than normal. I told my doctor I was not going to give my self any kinds of shots, so don’t even suggest that to me. She laughed, and then said no, no, you don’t have to do that, nor do you have to take any pills as long as you start eating the proper foods and loose a few pounds starting now. OK, I thought, that is not so hard. She told me no more cokes, chocolate shakes, junk food, etc. She also said I could eat pasta, but a small amount. I love pasta, I love shakes and I love coke. She told me now and then is OK on that stuff, but only now and then. I was beside myself and wondered what can I eat now. I started looking through books, web sites and talking to other people who have diabetes. I have found there are a lot of substitutes out there that are just as good. Wheat bread, wheat pasta, brown rice, low fat desserts, they are out there. So I started collecting information and recipes. Soon I started creating my own recipes based on the information I had gathered. This book is the culmination of my efforts. There are 143 diabetic friendly recipes, including main dishes, soups, stews, salads, casseroles, snacks, and desserts. It’s not really so bad I am finding. By watching your weight, watching what you eat, and getting lots of regular exercise you can keep your blood sugar down. Give it a try, you won’t be sorry.
Low Fat Crock Pot Cookbook: Meals Under 400 CaloriesCeleste Wilson
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating deliciously while doing so is difficult. With that in mind I have created a no hassle, easy to follow book to help with transitioning into a better way of living. Life is sometimes hectic and whether a large family meal is in order or a single dinner is in order, crock pots (also known as slow cookers) are a fantastic tool to have. Not only are they easy to clean-up but they also don't need constant supervision. All the recipes in Low Fat Crock Pot Cookbook provide serving sizes that are under 400 calories. There are 100 recipes in all, 23 with pictures.
Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2Todd Wilbur
#1 bestselling Top Secret Recipes series! The kitchen clone recipe king is back with a new Top Secret Restaurant Recipes collection—the first since his bestselling Top Secret Restaurant Recipes , which has sold over one million copies. Wilbur takes readers behind the scenes of big-name restaurants like Olive Garden, Applebee’s, and Outback Steakhouse, revealing the key ingredients and tricks of the trade they use to keep diners coming back for more. The book will feature 150 recipes, including: • Red Lobster® Cheddar Bay Biscuits • Cheesecake Factory® White Chocolate RaspberryTruffle® Cheesecake • Romano’s Macaroni Grill® Penne Rustica® • California Pizza Kitchen® Thai Crunch Salad • Original Pancake House® Apple Pancake • Chili’s® Southwestern Eggrolls • Houston’s® Chicago-Style Spinach Dip • Tony Roma’s® Baked Potato Soup Forget takeout—with these fun recipes and blueprints, all using ingredients you can buy at your local supermarket, you can re-create your favorite restaurant signature dishes right in your own kitchen.
Vegetables UnleashedJosé Andrés & Matt Goulding
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the endlessly inventive imaginations of star Spanish-American chef José Andrés and James Beard award-winning writer Matt Goulding, Vegetables Unleashed is a new cookbook that will transform how we think about—and eat—the vast universe of vegetables. Andrés is famous for his unstoppable energy—and for his belief that vegetables are far sexier than meat can ever be. Showing us how to creatively transpose the flavors of a global pantry onto the produce aisle, Vegetables Unleashed showcases Andrés’s wide-ranging vision and borderless cooking style. With recipes highlighting everything from the simple wonders of a humble lentil stew to the endless variations on the classic Spanish gazpacho to the curious genius of potatoes baked in fresh compost, Vegetables Unleashed gives us the recipes, tricks, and tips behind the dishes that have made Andrés one of America’s most important chefs and that promise to completely change our relationship with the diverse citizens of the vegetable kingdom. Filled with a guerilla spirit and brought to life by Andrés’s globe-trotting culinary adventures, Vegetables Unleashed will show the home cook how to approach cooking vegetables in an entirely fresh and surprising way – and that the world can be changed through the power of plants.
Cooking Light The New Way to Cook LightEditors of Cooking Light
The New Way to Cook Light is the signature cookbook from Cooking Light , America's number one food magazine. This rich, visual book is a celebration of food, delivering inspiration and approachable recipes, all of which are rooted in smart cooking methods that extract maximum flavor from every food you enjoy. That includes butter and cream and chocolate and bacon, but also smoked paprika and Meyer lemons and olive oil and fresh, sweet corn. The "new way to cook light" is about getting more—more pleasure, more flavor, more satisfaction in knowing that you are cooking food that is uncompromising in taste and in promoting good health. The New Way to Cook Light contains more than 400 recipes that exemplify this new way to cook light. Readers will also find Cooking Light magazine's 10 Essentials of Healthy Eating, which have been honed to perfection through 25 years of extensive research and exhaustive kitchen testing, and more than 200 full-color photographs throughout. In addition, sidebars within the chapters focus on classic Cooking Light elements such as go-to ingredients, expert cooking techniques, and trusted nutrition information. At the touch of your fingertips… • Enlarge each recipe by tapping the title, so you can easily see the ingredient list and method––no pinching and zooming needed! • How-to photos make step-by-step instructions easy to follow. • Tap on a recipe title in the table of contents or other highlighted spots throughout the book to view that recipe––no more flipping through pages!
Keys to Good CookingHarold McGee
The answers to many kitchen conundrums in one easy-to-use volume, from the author of the acclaimed culinary bible On Food and Cooking. From our foremost expert on the science of cooking, Harold McGee, Keys to Good Cooking is a concise and authoritative guide designed to help home cooks navigate the ever-expanding universe of ingredients, recipes, food safety, and appliances, and arrive at the promised land of a satisfying dish. A work of astounding scholarship and originality, Keys to Good Cooking directly addresses the cook at work in the kitchen and in need of quick and reliable guidance. Cookbooks past and present frequently contradict one another about the best ways to prepare foods, and many contain erroneous information and advice. Keys to Good Cooking distills the modern scientific understanding of cooking and translates it into immediately useful information. Looking at ingredients from the mundane to the exotic, McGee takes you from market to table, teaching, for example, how to spot the most delectable asparagus (choose thick spears); how to best prepare the vegetable (peel, don't snap, the fibrous ends; broiling is one effective cooking method for asparagus and other flat-lying vegetables); and how to present it (coat with butter or oil after cooking to avoid a wrinkled surface). This book will be a requisite countertop resource for all home chefs, as McGee's insights on kitchen safety in particular- reboil refrigerated meat or fish stocks every few days. (They're so perishable that they can spoil even in the refrigerator.); Don't put ice cubes or frozen gel packs on a burn. (Extreme cold can cause additional skin damage )-will save even the most knowledgeable home chefs from culinary disaster. A companion volume to recipe books, a touchstone that helps cooks spot flawed recipes and make the best of them, Keys to Good Cooking will be of use to cooks of all kinds: to beginners who want to learn the basics, to weekend cooks who want a quick refresher in the basics, and to accomplished cooks who want to rethink a dish from the bottom up. With Keys to Good Cooking McGee has created an essential guide for food lovers everywhere.
Cakeballs are the Solution to your Dessert Making Dilemmas Tiny balls of cake &frosting dipped in chocolate not only taste great but are portable and easy to serve. Cakeballs look like you spent hours in the kitchen and taste sinfully good. From Tiramisu & RootBeer Floaties to Chocolate Madness and Mocha Chip,your favorite cakeball recipe is in this great collection of over 70 original recipes.
The New James BeardJames Beard
A New York Times –bestselling treasury of recipes and techniques from a world-renowned chef. James Beard became a household name teaching home chefs how to cook like culinary stars, from the Theory & Practice of perfecting processes to crafting Menus for Entertaining to fine-tuning Simple Foods . This cookbook brings together his wealth of gastronomic knowledge in one essential guide, filled with one thousand elegant recipes guaranteed to please any palate and indispensable tips for mastering the art of cooking. In The New James Beard , you can discover a fresh, flexible approach to preparing food with a focus on ingredients and simple yet inventive substitutions. With clever takes on traditional recipes, like Mexican Pot Roast and Lime and Tea Sherbet; internationally inspired dishes, such as Peruvian Eggs and Turkish Stuffed Eggplant; and instructions on how to refine classic techniques, such as making pasta or poaching eggs, you can learn how to prepare and experiment like the top chefs in the world. With beautiful illustrations from Karl Stuecklen and witty and warm chapter introductions from the guru of American cuisine himself, The New James Beard is a must-have addition to any home chef’s cookbook collection.
The Elements of CookingMichael Ruhlman
In The Elements of Cooking, New York Times bestselling author Michael Ruhlman deconstructs the essential knowledge of the kitchen to reveal what professional chefs know only after years of training and experience. With alphabetically ordered entries and eight beautifully written essays, Ruhlman outlines what it takes to cook well: understanding heat, using the right tools, cooking with eggs, making stock, making sauce, salting food, what a cook should read, and exploring the most important skill to have in the kitchen, finesse. The Elements of Cooking gives everyone the tools they need to go from being a good cook to a great one.
Emergency Food Storage & Survival HandbookPeggy Layton
Always Be Prepared What if your life was disrupted by a natural disaster, food or water supply contamination, or any other type of emergency? Do you have the essentials for you and your family? Do you have a plan in the event that your power, telephone, water and food supply are cut off for an extended amount of time? What if there were no medical or pharmaceutical services available for days, weeks, or months? How prepared are you? With this guide by your side, you and your family will learn how to plan, purchase, and store a three-month supply of all the necessities—food, water, fuel, first-aid supplies, clothing, bedding, and more—simply and economically. In other words, this book may be a lifesaver. Inside you'll find 10 steps to an affordable food storage program plus how to: •Prepare a home "grocery store" and "pharmacy" •Use what you store and store what you use •Store water safely and provide for sanitation needs •Create a first-aid kit, car kit, and 72-hour emergency kit for the whole family •And many more invaluable hints and tips "This clear, concise, step-by-step program is not only affordable and doable, it's essential in these uncertain times. Now, everyone from apartment dwellers to basement owners can store a three-month supply of the essentials, including peace of mind!" — Joni Hilton, author of Once-a-Week Cooking Plan and Cooking Secrets My Mother Never Taught Me
The Vegetarian Flavor BibleKaren Page & Andrew Dornenburg
Throughout time, people have chosen to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet for a variety of reasons, from ethics to economy to personal and planetary well-being. Experts now suggest a new reason for doing so: maximizing flavor -- which is too often masked by meat-based stocks or butter and cream. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is an essential guide to culinary creativity, based on insights from dozens of leading American chefs, representing such acclaimed restaurants as Crossroads and M.A.K.E. in Los Angeles; Candle 79, Dirt Candy, and Kajitsu in New York City, Green Zebra in Chicago, Greens and Millennium in San Francisco, Natural Selection and Portobello in Portland, Plum Bistro in Seattle, and Vedge in Philadelphia. Emphasizing plant-based whole foods including vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, the book provides an A-to-Z listing of hundreds of ingredients, from avßav? to zucchini blossoms, cross-referenced with the herbs, spices, and other seasonings that best enhance their flavor, resulting in thousands of recommended pairings. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is the ideal reference for the way millions of people cook and eat today -- vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike. This groundbreaking book will empower both home cooks and professional chefs to create more compassionate, healthful, and flavorful cuisine.
Mark Bittman's Kitchen MatrixMark Bittman
Bestselling author Mark Bittman anthologizes his popular Matrix series in a boldly graphic new cookbook featuring 400 recipes that emphasize creativity, improvisation, and simplicity as the keys to varied cooking. For years, Mark Bittman has shared his formulas, recipes, and kitchen improvisations in his popular New York Times Eat column, in which an ingredient or essential technique is presented in different variations in a bold matrix. Accompanied by striking photographs and brief, straightforward instructions, these thematic matrices show how simple changes in preparation and ingredient swaps in a master recipe can yield dishes that are each completely different from the original, and equally delicious. In Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix , Mark’s matrices come together to create a collection of over 400 flexible recipes covering vegetables, fruits, meats and chicken, and even desserts. Whether you're cooking up soup (creamy, brothy, earthy, or hearty), freezing ice pops (in fruity, savory, creamy, or boozy varieties), or preparing asparagus (steamed, roasted, stir-fried, or grilled) , following Mark’s approach to culinary improvisation will deliver stand-out results.
The New Food Lover's TiptionarySharon T. Herbst
Both experienced and novice cooks will love this A-to-Z guide packed with more than 6,000 tips, shortcuts and other culinary wisdom cookbooks never tell you. Find all the answers you'll ever need to a universe of cooking quandaries and questions on hundreds of subjects, including foods, beverages, kitchen equipment, cooking techniques, entertaining ideas and smart ways to use leftovers. Plus, there are loads of quick and easy reference charts, a handy system of cross-referencing and well over a hundred shorthand-style recipes.
See You on SundaySam Sifton
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the New York Times food editor and former restaurant critic comes a cookbook to help us rediscover the art of Sunday supper and the joy of gathering with friends and family “A book to make home cooks, and those they feed, very happy indeed.”—Nigella Lawson NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Town & Country • Garden & Gun “People are lonely,” Sam Sifton writes. “They want to be part of something, even when they can’t identify that longing as a need. They show up. Feed them. It isn’t much more complicated than that.” Regular dinners with family and friends, he argues, are a metaphor for connection, a space where memories can be shared as easily as salt or hot sauce, where deliciousness reigns. The point of Sunday supper is to gather around a table with good company and eat. From years spent talking to restaurant chefs, cookbook authors, and home cooks in connection with his daily work at The New York Times , Sam Sifton’s See You on Sunday is a book to make those dinners possible. It is a guide to preparing meals for groups larger than the average American family (though everything here can be scaled down, or up). The 200 recipes are mostly simple and inexpensive (“You are not a feudal landowner entertaining the serfs”), and they derive from decades spent cooking for family and groups ranging from six to sixty. From big meats to big pots, with a few words on salad, and a diatribe on the needless complexity of desserts, See You on Sunday is an indispensable addition to any home cook’s library. From how to shuck an oyster to the perfection of Mallomars with flutes of milk, from the joys of grilled eggplant to those of gumbo and bog, this book is devoted to the preparation of delicious proteins and grains, vegetables and desserts, taco nights and pizza parties.
The Hell's Kitchen CookbookHell's Kitchen
The official companion cookbook from the enormously popular Fox cooking competition show . Hell's Kitchen debuted in 2005 on Fox and is currently in in its 14th season. On the show, one explosive, charismatic Head Chef oversees 16 chefs as they battle it out to win a job as Head Chef of top restaurant with a total prize value of $250,000. In each episode the chefs are put to the test in a skill's-based challenge, and must follow it up by completing dinner service at the exclusive Hell's Kitchen restaurant set in Los Angeles. Now, in their first ever cookbook, readers will learn how to recreate over one hundred of the contestant's delectable, restaurant-worthy dishes in their own home and will be given access to the recipes, menus, and behind-the-scenes secrets that they've been craving!
The I Hate to Cook Book (50th Anniversary Edition)Peg Bracken & Johanna Bracken
"There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who don't cook out of and have NEVER cooked out of I Hate to Cook Book , and the other kind...the I Hate to Cook people consist mainly of those who find other things more interesting and less fattening, and so they do it as seldom as possible. Today there is an Annual Culinary Olympics, with hundreds of cooks from many countries ardently competing. But we who hate to cook have had our own Olympics for years, seeing who can get out of the kitchen the fastest and stay out the longest." Peg Bracken Philosopher's Chowder. Skinny Meatloaf. Fat Man's Shrimp. Immediate Fudge Cake. These are just a few of the beloved recipes from Peg Bracken's classic I Hate to Cook Book. Written in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn't revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy. 50 years later, times have certainly changed - but the appeal of The I Hate to Cook Book hasn't. This book is for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible.
The Oxford Companion to WineJancis Robinson
Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, this Companion presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day.
The Cheese Lover's CompanionSharon T. Herbst & Ron Herbst
While there are hundred of cheese books available, most are large, weighty tomes with cheeses arranged by country, which means readers have to know where the cheese is from or search through a confusing index to find it. THE CHEESE LOVER'S COMPANION is the most comprehensive, indispensable, user–friendly A–to–Z guide that includes everything about cheese. Included are entries from Asiago to Zamorano; cheese terminology; information on how cheese is made along with tips for pairing cheese with wine and beer. The small, handy format makes it easy to take the book along when choosing and buying cheese.
Ideas in FoodAki Kamozawa & H. Alexander Talbot
Alex Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, husband-and-wife chefs and the forces behind the popular blog Ideas in Food , have made a living out of being inquisitive in the kitchen. Their book shares the knowledge they have gleaned from numerous cooking adventures, from why tapioca flour makes a silkier chocolate pudding than the traditional cornstarch or flour to how to cold smoke just about any ingredient you can think of to impart a new savory dimension to everyday dishes. Perfect for anyone who loves food, Ideas in Food is the ideal handbook for unleashing creativity, intensifying flavors, and pushing one’s cooking to new heights. This guide, which includes 100 recipes, explores questions both simple and complex to find the best way to make food as delicious as possible. For home cooks, Aki and Alex look at everyday ingredients and techniques in new ways—from toasting dried pasta to lend a deeper, richer taste to a simple weeknight dinner to making quick “micro stocks” or even using water to intensify the flavor of soups instead of turning to long-simmered stocks. In the book’s second part, Aki and Alex explore topics, such as working with liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide—techniques that are geared towards professional cooks but interesting and instructive for passionate foodies as well. With primers and detailed usage guides for the pantry staples of molecular gastronomy, such as transglutaminase and hydrocolloids (from xanthan gum to gellan), Ideas in Food informs readers how these ingredients can transform food in miraculous ways when used properly. Throughout, Aki and Alex show how to apply their findings in unique and appealing recipes such as Potato Chip Pasta, Root Beer-Braised Short Ribs, and Gingerbread Soufflé. With Ideas in Food, anyone curious about food will find revelatory information, surprising techniques, and helpful tools for cooking more cleverly and creatively at home.
Maximum FlavorAki Kamozawa & H. Alexander Talbot
Whether you’re interested in molecular gastronomy or just want a perfect chicken recipe for dinner tonight, the authors of Ideas in Food deliver reliable techniques and dishes—no hard-to-find ingredients or break-the-bank equipment required—for real home cooks. On the cutting edge of kitchen science, Kamozawa and Talbot regularly consult for restaurants to help them solve cooking conundrums. And yet they often find it’s the simplest tips that can be the most surprising—and the ones that can help home cooks take their cooking to a new level. With this book, you’ll learn: • Why steaming potatoes in the pressure cooker before frying them makes for the crispiest French fries • Why, contrary to popular belief, you should flip your burgers often as you cook them for the best results • How a simple coating of egg white, baking soda, and salt helps create chicken wings that are moist and juicy on the inside with a thin, crackling exterior • How to cook steak consistently and perfectly every time • How to make easy egg-free ice creams that are more flavorful than their traditional custard-base cousins • How to make no-knead Danish that are even better than the ones at your local bakery • How to smoke vegetables to make flavorful vegetarian dishes • Why pâte à choux—or cream puff dough—makes foolproof, light-as-air gnocchi • How pressure cooking sunflower seeds can transform them into a creamy risotto • How to elevate everyday favorites and give them a fresh new spin with small changes—such as adding nori to a classic tomato salad Sharing expert advice on everything from making gluten-free baking mixes and homemade cheeses and buttermilk to understanding the finer points of fermentation or sous-vide cooking, Kamozawa and Talbot chronicle their quest to bring out the best in every ingredient. With a focus on recipes and techniques that can help anyone make better meals every day and 75 color photographs that show both step-by-step processes and finished dishes, Maximum Flavor will encourage you to experiment, taste, play with your food, and discover again why cooking and eating are so fascinating and fun.
Cooking at HomeChuck Williams
“A painstakingly thorough aid that has something to offer everyone, from the culinary novice to the seasoned home cook.”—Tom Colicchio, James Beard Award-winning chef/owner Crafted Hospitality For nearly 60 years, Williams-Sonoma has connected and inspired home cooks with the best cooking equipment and kitchen-tested recipes. Cooking at Home celebrates that legacy with recipes culled from its award-winning publishing program, which was guided by Chuck Williams for more than two decades. More than just a recipe collection, the book features a wealth of informative tips, techniques, and cooking know-how. Re-released and updated in celebration of Chuck Williams’ 100th birthday, Cooking at Home features over 1000 recipes from the Williams-Sonoma publishing program, which Chuck guided. In addition, the book includes 100 recipes from Chuck’s personal recipe collection. The book’s 22 chapters cover cooking topics from A-Z, making it a complete cooking reference book you can use every day, whatever you are in the mood for and whatever the occasion. Be sure to check out “Chuck’s Finds,” which highlight special merchandise that Chuck introduced in his Williams-Sonoma stores to the U.S. public. “A compilation of his favorite recipes spanning decades. These dishes are classics in their own right.”—Thomas Keller, James Beard Award-winning chef/owner The French Laundry “A visual and tactile treat containing a comprehensive array of eclectic cooking and prep tips (two per page) presented with a sophisticated aesthetic . . . a book for everyone, a beautiful gift, and a practical long-term tool for the coziest room in the house.”— Publishers Weekly
The New Food Lover's Companion, 5th editionSharon Tyler Herbst & Ron Herbst
The fifth edition of this widely praised and highly esteemed reference guide has been updated with new information to reflect the way we eat in today’s world. The authors have taken into account our healthier lifestyles and more diverse palates to include: - Over 500 new listings, including Korean, Persian, and South American additions - Updated information for hundreds of existing entries - A blood alcohol concentration chart for men and woman - An extensive breakdown of food labels and nutritional facts - Department of Agriculture recommendations for a 2,000 calorie per day food plan Among the myriad foods and culinary subjects defined and explained are cooking tools and techniques, meat cuts, breads, pastas, and literally everything else related to good food and enjoyable dining. Handy appendices cover many topics including suggestions for substituting recipe ingredients, a microwave oven conversion chart, recommended safe cooking temperatures for meats and fish, and much more. The New Food Lover’s Companion is a reference guide—not a cookbook—but it includes hundreds of cooking tips plus an extensive bibliography of recommended cookbooks. More than 7200 entries plus line art are included in this seminal work.
From the Oven to the TableDiana Henry
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'For bung-it-in-the-oven cooks everywhere, this is a must-have book: Diana Henry has a genius for flavour.' - Nigella Lawson Whether you're short of time or just prefer to keep things simple, From the Oven to the Table shows how the oven can do much of the work that goes into making great food. Diana Henry's favourite way to cook is to throw ingredients into a dish or roasting tin, slide them in the oven and let the heat behind that closed door transform them into golden, burnished meals. Most of the easy-going recipes in this wonderfully varied collection are cooked in one dish; some are ideas for simple accompaniments that can be cooked on another shelf at the same time. From quick after-work suppers to feasts for friends, the dishes are vibrant and modern and focus on grains, pulses and vegetables as much as meat and fish. With recipes such as Chicken Thighs with Miso, Sweet Potatoes & Spring Onions, Roast Indian-spiced Vegetables with Lime-Coriander Butter, and Roast Stone Fruit with Almond and Orange Flower Crumbs, Diana shows how the oven is the most useful bit of kit you have in your kitchen. Praise for How to Eat a Peach : 'This is an extraordinary piece of food writing, pitch perfect in every way. I couldn't love anyone who didn't love this book.' - Nigella Lawson '...her best yet...superb menus evoking place and occasion with consummate elegance' - Financial Times Food Book of the Year at the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 2019
BuvetteJody Williams & Mario Batali
The best of French Bistro cooking--simple yet sophisticated tastes--by the owner and chef of the celebrated New York restaurant. Buvette will celebrate and capitalize on the trend of informal eating and simple entertaining, but with delicious flair. Jody Williams, owner of Buvette restaurant, shows the home cook how to create casual, polished meals without spending a lot of money or time. She has a certain aesthetic that is a combination of Italian and French bistro cooking in that she uses sophisticated taste combinations, but prepared in simple ways to make unforgettable dishes. A comfortable and interesting table will make your meals a pleasure and Williams offers suggestions for using varied plates (from your shelves or the flea market) and helps you think creatively about serving food, like scooping ice cream into a tea cup, or serving chocolate mousse in a silver tablespoon. There will be recipes like Ricotta Fritters, Carrot Spoon Bread, Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino and Walnuts, Potato Chips with Rosemary Salt, Scallops with Caper Brown Butter, Ratatouille, Roasted Heirloom Apples Stuffed with Pork Sausage, Chocolate on a Spoon, and her special Tarte Tatin. There will be sections on Aperitifs and Cocktails and Coffees and Teas. Also included will be 25 sidebars that offer useful tips on everything from building a bar to removing wine stains. With gorgeous photography and surprisingly simple recipes, this will be the book cooks will turn to again and again.
The New Essentials CookbookAmerica's Test Kitchen
Take your cooking skills to the next level while developing a knockout repertoire of 200 essential, satisfying dishes—from simple meals to dinner-party centerpieces We’ve made improvements to well-loved dishes by incorporating innovative techniques in recipes such as Butter-Basted Rib-Eye Steak and added modern classics such as Vegetable Bibimbap and Olive Oil-Yogurt Bundt Cake. In this book, you’ll find the perfect roast chicken and a killer banana bread but also a Turkish-inspired tomato soup, luscious Chinese braised short ribs, and a set of wholesome grain bowls. A chapter on weeknight dinners offers smart paths to great flavor—from Bucatini with Peas, Kale, and Pancetta that cooks in one pot to a pizza that bakes in a skillet—including plenty of vegetarian options. Other chapters turn up the volume on breakfast and dessert standbys; try the 100 Percent Whole-Wheat Pancakes and Brown Sugar Cookies and you may never go back to the regular versions. We'll also help you pull off your next—or even your first!—dinner party with recipes guaranteed to impress (and to work), such as Braised Lamb Shanks with Bell Peppers and Harissa, Miso-Marinated Salmon, and Roasted Zucchini and Eggplant Lasagna. Most of us—not just newbies—could stand to bone up on certain culinary basics, and our methods may surprise even more experienced cooks, from seeding fresh chiles (we use a measuring spoon) to hulling strawberries (a plastic straw works well). And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of what these recipes teach. You'll discover how to “reverse sear” thick pork chops so they turn out juicy all the way through, grind meat in a food processor for the ultimate burger, and shape fresh corn tortillas without a tortilla press or rolling pin. As you progress through this book, you will also gain a deeper understanding of ingredients, better techniques, and the secrets we use in the test kitchen via sidebars called “Think Like a Cook,” which offers insights that can help in your larger culinary life—from picking the perfect avocado to cooking the perfect eggs.
What's a Cook to Do?James Peterson
From the 7-time James Beard Award-winning teacher, an invaluable reference handbook—from picking ripe produce to cooking a perfectly tender lobster. Culinary students everywhere rely on the comprehensive and authoritative cookbooks published by chef, instructor, and award-winning author Jim Peterson. And now, for the first time, this guru-to-the-professionals turns his prodigious knowledge into a practical, chockablock, quick-reference, A-to-Z answer book for the rest of us. Look elsewhere for how to bone skate or trim out a saddle of lamb, how to sauté sweetbreads or flambé dessert. Look here instead for how to zest a lemon, make the perfect hamburger, bread a chicken breast, make (truly hot) coffee in a French press, make magic with a Microplane. It’s all here: how to season a cast iron pan, bake a perfect pie, keep shells from sticking to hardcooked eggs. How to carve a turkey, roast a chicken, and chop, slice, beat, broil, braise, or boil any ingredient you’re likely to encounter. Information on seasoning, saucing, and determining doneness (by internal temperatures, timings, touch, and sight) guarantee that you’ve eaten your last bland and overcooked meal. Here are 500 invaluable techniques with nearly as many color photographs, bundled into a handy, accessible format.
Kitchen SmartsCook's Illustrated
The experts at Cook’s Illustrated magazine offer hundreds of definitive, researched, and kitchen-tested answers in this Q&A-style guide for home cooks looking to improve their kitchen prowess Does searing meat really seal in juices? Does it matter what kind of salt you use? What's the best way to measure a sticky ingredient like honey? Why does whiskey taste better when you add water? How do you actually pronounce dacquoise , and what on earth is it? In this follow up to Kitchen Hacks , the expert editors at Cook’s Illustrated magazine answer your burning questions, offering tips and tricks on how to become a better, more confident cook. Kitchen Smarts captures all the questions Cook’s Illustrated test cooks have worked through in their quest to determine the best way to do everything in the kitchen, and it does so in a fun, hip, but still very practical way. It can be a real challenge to figure out who’s right and who has no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to cooking. We are used to being able to simply Google any kitchen question—no matter how strange—the moment it arises. But how do you know you're getting the best (or even the right) answer? Silence all the noise and avoid confusion by going straight to this go-to cooking reference guide from one of America’s most trusted cooking magazines!
Kitchen HacksAmerica's Test Kitchen
Innovative solutions to everyday cooking challenges—from maximizing minimal counter space to preparing delicious meals without special appliances—from the Cook’s Illustrated team of test kitchen MacGyvers The test cooks of Cook's Illustrated have hacked their way through the kitchen—and beyond—to find innovative solutions to everyday cooking challenges. A kitchen hack is an unusual, easier, and/or better way of performing a task that often saves money and time or improves the quality of the outcome. Kitchen Hacks features over 1,000 of Cook’s Illustrated ’s test kitchen-approved tips and tricks to help you face down kitchen conundrums, such as: • Need extra counter space? Place a baking sheet on top of a pulled-out kitchen drawer. • No rolling pin to be found? Pull out a bottle of wine to flatten your pie dough. • Can’t get that sticky jar open? Fit a rubber band around the lid for a helpful grip. Throughout, you'll find fun and helpful illustrations that guide you every step of the way. Additionally, you’ll find 22 “How Did They Do That?” recipes, which include hacks like how to make the perfect vanilla ice cream without a machine, how to whip up a DIY eggless mayonnaise in no time—and much more. Become a more efficient and inventive cook and take your skills to the next level with our kitchen hacks—and have fun while doing it.
Down-Home Cajun Cooking FavoritesNeal Bertrand
Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites, Revised Second Edition Now with links to 33 food photos! "Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites," the Best Authentic Cajun Recipes from Louisiana’s Bayou Country Will Show You How to Cook Traditional Cajun Meals as if You Were Born a Cajun! "Down-Home Cajun Cooking Favorites" takes you into the kitchens of some of south Louisiana's best home cooks. It features 140 of the most popular dishes from Cajun country, carefully selected to give a well-rounded sampling of the flavors of the region. It is a collection of classic recipes from moms and dads, aunts and uncles, ma-moms and pa-pops from the south Louisiana region called Acadiana, or Cajun Country. These popular recipes were contributed by down-home folks who are tremendous cooks in their own right, who learned how to cook these dishes passed down from generation to generation. You'll find Boudin and Cracklins, Boiled Crawfish and Crawfish Etouffee, Stuffed Shrimp, Tasso, Candied Yams, Corn Maque Choux, Smothered Okra & Tomatoes, Stuffed Baked Eggplant or Mirlitons, Bouillabaisse, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, as well as a variety of sauce piquantes, fricassees, stews, casseroles, appetizers, desserts, dressings, breads, and breakfast dishes like couche-couche and pain perdu. Written in clear, easy-to-follow steps, these mouth-watering dishes are waiting for you and your family. Go ahead, try them, and you, too, will cook like a Cajun! Now with links to 33 food photos, including photos showing how cracklins are made.! Here’s a small selection of the recipes included: Beignets (Creole doughnuts) Buttermilk Biscuits Couche-Couche Cracklins (Gratons) Pain Perdu – French Toast Sirop de Gateau (Syrup Cake) Stuffed Crabs Chicken Fricassée Cajun Cake Crabmeat Au Gratin Corn Maque Choux Pecan Pralines Andouille & Tasso Catfish Courtbouillon Crawfish Etouffée Shrimp & Okra Gumbo Stuffed Bell Peppers Boudin Fried Crawfish Oyster Stew Alligator Sauce Piquante Fried Frog Legs Jambalaya Shrimp Creole Rice Dressing or “Dirty Rice” and much, much more!
Cook with MeAlex Guarnaschelli
Through 150 decadent and smart recipes, the Food Network icon explores how the relationships with her family have shaped her as a chef and home cook. “Each recipe overflows with love and purpose, technique and soul, and, most of all, genuine joy for nourishing the people in your life who matter most.”—Gail Simmons, food expert, TV host, and author of Bringing it Home NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND FOOD NETWORK Growing up with a legendary cookbook-editor mother and a food-obsessed father, Alex Guarnaschelli has always loved to cook. Now, with a daughter of her own, food and cooking mean even more to Alex—they are a way for her to share memories, such as shopping in Little Italy with her father for cured meats and aged cheeses, and tasting the recipes her mom would make from the cookbooks of the iconic authors she worked with. And, more than anything, cooking is what Alex and her daughter, Ava, most love to do together. In Cook with Me, Alex revives the recipes she grew up with, such as her mom’s chicken with barbecue sauce and her dad’s steamed pork dumplings, offers recipes for foods that she wishes she grew up with, such as comforting and cheesy baked ziti, and details dishes new to her repertoire, including sheet pan pork chops with spicy Brussels sprouts and a roasted sweet potato salad with honey and toasted pumpkin seeds. From meatballs two ways (are you a Godfather or a Goodfellas person?) to the blueberry crumble her mom made every summer, Alex shares recipes and insights that can come only from generations of collective experience. These recipes reflect the power that food has to bring people together and is a testament to the importance of sustaining traditions and creating new ones.
Fäviken is an essential insight into one of the world's most pioneering restaurants, Fäviken Magasinet. Situated on a remote farm in northern Sweden, using only locally-sourced ingredients prepared within the immediate vicinity, head chef Magnus Nilsson is creating some of the most unique and inspirational food available in restaurants today. Narrative texts, photographs and recipes explain how Magnus creates a seasonal cycle of menus, using only natural methods. In addition, this book features an exclusive short film where Magnus reveals his remarkable ethos, which will fascinate and delight all aspiring chefs and lovers of good food.
100 TechniquesAmerica's Test Kitchen
The Absolute Best Way to Do Almost Anything in the Kitchen The first book on technique from America's Test Kitchen showcases 100 groundbreaking techniques that will transform your cooking life, paired with more than 200 creative, modern recipes that put the techniques into real-world, home-kitchen practice. From making the most tender burger patties to grill-roasting a leg of lamb, from making pan sauces for cutlets to simmering homemade duck confit, from griddling the fluffiest pancakes to tempering chocolate, making caramel, and baking French pastry, the test cooks of ATK shine their spotlight on simpler, smarter, foolproof strategies. The first section, Essentials Every Home Cook Should Know, covers core techniques. Learn why it's crucial to season with salt properly before and during cooking for the best Roasted Bone-In Chicken Breasts and Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp. Cook any piece of salmon to silky perfection through our high-low roasting technique. The middle section, Techniques You Didn't Know You Couldn't Live Without, includes techniques we developed from an unexpected angle of discovery. Bake crusty, golden, bubbly-topped pizza by using a skillet. Fry easy, restaurant-quality homemade French fries by starting the potatoes in room-temperature oil. The final section, The Bucket List, gives you the know-how to make dreamed-about projects come true. Barbecue true Texas beef ribs in a standard kettle grill. Cure your own bacon or gravlax in your refrigerator. Bake, assemble, and decorate a show-stopping layer cake for any special occasion.
Movie MenusFrancine Segan
Movie Menus pairs classic movies with easy recipes updated from historic cookbooks to help you create a sensational dining experience for any film genre. Both foodies and film buffs will find their passions fulfilled in this deliciously cinematic cookbook, which gathers authentic recipes from the cultures and eras portrayed in your favorite films: Old-Fashioned Southern Fried Chicken with Gravy to savor with Gone with the Wind ; Spaghetti and Meatballs with Eggplant for The Godfather; Pan-Seared Steak and Onions with The Alamo ; a Victory Garden Salad for Patton . The chapters are organized into ten distinct film genres—everything from “Pharaohs and Philosophers” and “Knights and Kings” to “The Wild West” and “Romantic Dinner for Two”—with a dozen or so recipes each. Treat your family to a complete meal served in popcorn bowls while watching Shrek , or enjoy a Renaissance feast with Shakespeare in Love . Spiced with film factoids, black-and-white movie stills, famous lines, and bloopers, Movie Menus is as fun to read as it is to use, and promises to be a classic.
The Chef's RépertoireGui Alinat
The Chef's Répertoire e-book is the perfect electronic reference for every hospitality professional, food writer/blogger, and culinary enthusiast. This user-friendly inventory describes over 1100 modern classic dishes found on American menus. This e-book makes it very easy to find information from pronunciation and origin to ingredients and techniques. Each entry describes the natural sequence of a dish in concise phrases using a chef's vocabulary. This e-book offers a convenient place to reference classic dishes that compose modern American cuisine. A complete list of dishes with hyperlinks to each entry is included. Sections: - Stocks & Base Sauces - Sauces - Soups - Appetizers - Eggs - Fish & Seafood - Meats & Poultry - Pasta - Salads - Sandwiches - Sides - Desserts From the book jacket: "Gui has created a quick-reference inventory that everyone working in the hospitality industry should own." Rick Tramonto , Executive Chef Culinary Director, Tramonto Cuisine & Tramonto Steakhouse "Chef Gui's répertoire is a short version of many international recipes which will delight professionals and cooks with basic culinary knowledge." Marie-Annick Courtier , chefmarie.com "In a flash, you are reminded of a recipe or technique that you might need to reference. This book will be attached to my kitchen counter!" Ariane Daguin , dartagnan.com "Alinat's répertoire lists the modern classic recipes chefs must have at their fingertips. This book should be on the desk of every high-end restaurant chef." J. Hugh McEvoy , President, Chicago Research Chefs "As a food columnist, blogger, and cookbook author, I am always in search of inspiration to kick-start a recipe. This book is a perfect resource." Jaden Hair , SteamyKitchen.com
The Complete Book of SpiritsAnthony Dias Blue
An indispensable follow-up to his classic Complete Book of Mixed Drinks, Anthony Dias Blue presents The Complete Book of Spirits, a comprehensive collection of history, lore, and tasting tips, along with recipes for select cocktails. Here, in one concise and easy-to-use volume, is all the information a consumer needs to shop, mix, and sip like a spirits expert. From bathtub gin to mojito madness, Blue brings the dynamic history of the spirits industry alive, demonstrating that spirit making is not only one of mankind's oldest pursuits but also perhaps its most colorful. In ten captivating chapters, readers are treated to everything they ever wanted to know about their favorite liquors, including vodka, aquavit, tequila, and whiskey. Blue also provides step-by-step instructions on how to host spirit tastings to educate your palate and to help you and your friends discover your favorite brands and blends. For every chapter and every spirit, there is also a handy tasting-notes section, with Blue's expert comments and his favorites, along with price points. If you've ever wondered about the difference between potato and wheat vodkas, or between mescal and tequila or American and Irish whiskeys, or what makes single malt Scotch so desirable, look no further. With Anthony Dias Blue, America's leading wine and spirits expert, and The Complete Book of Spirits as your guides, you will take your enjoyment to a new level.