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Here's why I love cookbooks and think they are worth buying and giving, even as our little black box devices can call up recipes lickety split.  When I buy a cookbook I spend a few weeks cooking only from it.  I read the front parts and the back parts and I don't flip straight to recipes.  Why? Because the reason a publishing house spent tons of hours and dollars in printing and editing and testing this beauty is because this person is good at what they do. Better than me for sure, can't say about you.  Either way, if you read a cookbook and shop its recipes and cook them for a few weeks, you will grasp more deeply how to cook.  Because this chef has developed a noteworthy system of cooking that people find delicious.  There's never one single way to learn to cook, but me - I buy cookbooks and then cook from them.  I've done my best to collect ones you'll love - let me know if I'm missing any, will ya?  read@prairiepathbooks.com

Cookbooks

365: A Year of Everyday Cooking and Baking

365: A Year of Everyday Cooking and Baking

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One of The New York Times 13 Best Cookbooks of Fall 2019

Treat yourself to a year of home cooking with the help of Meike Peters, author of the 2017 James Beard Award-winning book Eat in My Kitchen.

Every home cook faces the same conundrum--what should I make today? Find a delicious answer to that question every day of the year with Meike Peters, author of the James Beard Award-winning book Eat in My Kitchen and the popular blog of the same name. These 365 new recipes are designed to complement the rhythm of your week, from quick, creative weeknight pasta dinners and colorful salads to fragrant, long-simmering weekend stews and cozy cakes. Try the Winter Caprese with Blood Orange, Beet, and Mozzarella; Riesling Mussels with Grapes and Tarragon; Raclette and Onion Spaetzle; and Tahini-Date Cake. Featuring the author's signature style of cooking, rooted in German and Mediterranean flavors and making the best of each season's lush produce, this new home-cooking bible will inspire you in the kitchen the whole year and beyond.

Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln's Life and Times

Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln's Life and Times

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Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen is a culinary biography unlike any before. The very assertion of the title--that Abraham Lincoln cooked--is fascinating and true. It's an insight into the everyday life of one of our nation's favorite and most esteemed presidents and a way to experience flavors and textures of the past. Eighmey solves riddles such as what type of barbecue could be served to thousands at political rallies when paper plates and napkins didn't exist, and what gingerbread recipe could have been Lincoln's childhood favorite when few families owned cookie cutters and he could carry the cookies in his pocket. Through Eighmey's eyes and culinary research and experiments--including sleuthing for Lincoln's grocery bills in Springfield ledgers and turning a backyard grill into a cast-iron stove--the foods that Lincoln enjoyed, cooked, or served are translated into modern recipes so that authentic meals and foods of 1820-1865 are possible for home cooks. Feel free to pull up a chair to Lincoln's table.
Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories: Foreword by Alice Waters

Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories: Foreword by Alice Waters

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A cookbook and culinary memoir about growing up as the daughter of revered chef/restaurateur Alice Waters: a story of food, family, and the need for beauty in all aspects of life.

In this extraordinarily intimate portrait of her mother--and herself--Fanny Singer, daughter of food icon and activist Alice Waters, chronicles a unique world of food, wine, and travel; a world filled with colorful characters, mouth-watering traditions, and sumptuous feasts. Across dozens of vignettes with accompanying recipes, she shares the story of her own culinary coming of age and reveals a side of her legendary mother that has never been seen before. A charming, smart translation of Alice Waters's ideals and attitudes about food for a new generation, Always Home is a loving, often funny, unsentimental, and exquisitely written look at a life defined in so many ways by food, as well as the bond between mother and daughter.

Sandy: This book is perfect for a foodie in your life - maybe you! Most lovers of food know of the Berkeley chef Alice Waters who almost literally created the restaurant farm-to-table movement with her unalterable insistence on fresh-grown and sourced ingredients.  Not only is her restaurant Chez Panisse famous, she’s created educational gardening programs for schools across the country and penned and cooked her way to over a dozen cookbooks. This is her story seen through the eyes of her only child, Fanny.  It is tender but true, and packed with recipes and art-worthy photographs. I loved it - and you and your foodie will too. The perfect WOW gift.

 

Swaddled in dish towels and set inside a huge salad bowl, newborn Singer (co-author, with Waters: My Pantry, 2015) was a regular visitor at Chez Panisse, her mother’s famed Berkeley restaurant, while Waters conferred with the manager or tasted dishes. “I don’t remember this, of course,” Singer writes, “but I feel like my disproportionate love of salad might have something to do with my early kitchen cribs.” Singer’s charming narrative, interwoven with Lacombe’s painterly black-and-white photographs, bursts with sensuous descriptions of tastes, fragrances, and textures as she recounts her “very rich and full and just a little bit unconventional” young life. Her remarkable school lunches featured greens with vinaigrette, kiwi in orange juice, and garlic toast that her classmates coveted. At home, even breakfast was transcendent: “a perfectly soft-boiled blue Araucana egg, with a marigold-hued liquid center into which I would delight in plunging buttered toast ‘soldiers.’” Instructions for making this dish, along with 59 other recipes—her mother’s garlicky noodle soup, her grandfather’s special pancakes, and, not surprisingly, several salads—add delectable details to the colorful narrative. Singer’s culinary adventures with her parents took her to the south of France as well as on a research trip of France’s great restaurants and wineries and because neither parent spoke French, Singer, who went to a bilingual French school, served as official interpreter at age 9. Waters, who has been the subject of much media attention and multiple books, including her own memoir, Coming to My Senses (2017), is lovingly portrayed throughout Singer’s book.

American Girl Baking: Recipes for Cookies, Cupcakes & More

American Girl Baking: Recipes for Cookies, Cupcakes & More

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2020 IBPA Awards Winner!

Bake Like You Mean it! Williams-Sonoma and American Girl have partnered to bring you American Girl Baking - the perfect book for the girl in your family. It's packed with 40+ delicious, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion, or just because you wanted to bake something!

It's easy to understand why baking is so much fun. There's nothing quite as satisfying as measuring and mixing ingredients, putting dough or batter into a hot oven, watching - and smelling!- the transformation during baking, and finally removing delicious sweets from the oven. But the best part is sharing the treats you made with love with your friends and family. American Girl Baking provides delicious, easy to follow recipes that everyone will love.

Cookies: From cookie flower pops and cinnamon-sugar snickerdoodles to pinwheel icebox cookies to ice cream sandwiches - find something for every craving.

Cupcakes: With kid-favorites flavors like PB & J, s'mores and snowball, and more adult flavors like carrot cake, red velvet, and white chocolate and raspberry, there's something for every family member.

Madeleines: Honey or orange, chocolate or vanilla, no matter what flavor they are- madeleines are a delicious and dainty treat!

Baking: A wide range of sweets as diverse as chocolate truffles, rocky road fudge, fruity turnovers, caramel-glazed blondies, and everything in between.

Whether you follow each recipe step-by-step or add your own unique twist, baking is a great opportunity to let your personality shine and to create mouthwatering goodies.

The American Girl Baking book goes with the exclusive line of bakeware products from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, but these delicious recipes can be made with the utensils you already have in your home.

American Girl Cookies

American Girl Cookies

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From the well-loved American Girl brand comes a favorite topic: baking cookies! With more than 60 recipes for mouthwatering creations, Cookies will be a go-to guide for aspiring young bakers in search of sweet inspiration--whether looking to create delectable treats for after-school snacks, holiday gifts, or weekend get-togethers with friends.

Cookies features 60+ recipes for one of America's favorite sweet treats, from classic favorites to fresh, fun, and contemporary creations. Chewy, crunchy, gooey, or crumbly, choose from a delectable collection of drop cookies, sandwich cookies, cut-out cookies, brownies, and bars--like cinnamon-y snickerdoodles; chocolate sweetheart sandwiches; lemon squares studded with coconut; brownies covered in gooey chocolate frosting; rainbow sugar cookies; and cookie cutouts decorated with every kind of sprinkle!

In addition to essential baking tips and safety knowhow, discover fun skills like piping and flooding icing, making natural food dyes, and rolling and storing dough like a pro.

Whether you want to bake the perfect after-school snack, fun desserts for a party, or a dozen special treats to gift and share, this beautifully photographed collection of recipes will inspire you to bake cookies for any and every occasion. This guide has everything you'll need to become an expert cookie maker in no time. So grab your friends, your rolling pin, and get baking!

Sample recipes include:

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Triple-Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Cinnamon-Sugar Snickerdoodles
Vanilla and Chocolate Sugar-Cookie Cutouts
Black-and-White Cookies
Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Triangles
Rainbow Cookies
Jam Swirls
Homemade Oreos
Chocolate Sweetheart Sandwiches
Vanilla Spritz Sandwiches
Crispy Ginger Snaps
Stained Glass Cookies
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Squares
Coconut-Lemon Bars
Frosted Chocolate Brownies

American Girl Cooking: Recipes for Delicious Snacks, Meals & More

American Girl Cooking: Recipes for Delicious Snacks, Meals & More

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Now a 2016 Parents' Choice Award(R) winner!

The second book from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, American Girl Cooking, is packed with great recipes fit for any occasion! Learn how to whip up tasty treats for movie nights, picnics, fiestas, family dinners, and more! Filled with delicious snacks, soups and salads, main dishes, and side dishes, you'll be on your way to becoming the best chef in town.

Cook up some fun with American Girl Cooking--the perfect cookbook for the emerging chef (and American Girl fan) in your family. Packed with great, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion, this new title will inspire young cooks to get in the kitchen and create delicious, wholesome dishes and give a great sense of accomplishment.

Being able to cook good food is a skill you'll enjoy and benefit from your entire life. With this book as your very own cooking coach, learn how to make tasty and nutritious snacks, soups, salads, main dishes, and more to share with your friends and family.

Snacks: From caprese kebabs to lemony hummus to hot cheese dip, these recipes are perfect for sharing and satisfying between-meal cravings.

Soups & Salads: Featuring comforting favorites like chicken noodle soup and creamy tomato soup with cheese toasts and lighter fare like taco and BLT salads, there's something here for everyone.

Main Dishes: A wide range of impressive-yet-easy dinners, such as rosemary roast chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, and fish tacos with slaw, are both nourishing and delectable.

Side Dishes: Buttery peas with mint, creamiest mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, cheesy garlic bread, and more round out any meal.

American Girl Cooking goes with the exclusive line of cookware products from Williams-Sonoma and American Girl, but these delicious recipes can also be made with the utensils you already have in your home. This companion title to American Girl Baking will be a staple in the kitchen for your little chef.

American Girl Cupcakes: Delicious Treats to Bake & Share

American Girl Cupcakes: Delicious Treats to Bake & Share

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Whether your preference runs towards the classic like Triple Chocolate Cupcakes, the fruity such as Mini Strawberry Cupcakes, or the whimsical as in Unicorn Cupcakes, American Girl Cupcakes has you covered with more than 50 eye-catching, super delicious recipes.

This beautifully photographed volume of inspired cupcake recipes, the latest title in the best-selling American Girl collection of cookbooks, begins with a range of trusted cake and frosting options, then offers easy ideas for the many creative ways in which cake and frosting can be combined, added to, and embellished according to preference and the occasion.

American Girl Cupcakes features more than 50 fabulous recipes, from the classic to the fantastic. Try carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, devil's food with easy chocolate ganache, or cupcakes with flavors like rocky road, cookies-n-cream, chocolate banana cream pie, salted caramel, blackberry coconut, cinnamon roll, and brown butter-honey. Once baked, you'll find ample inspiration when it comes to decorating, including everything from a simple swipe of frosting and scattering of sprinkles, to toasted coconut, marshmallows, fresh fruit, edible flowers, colorful glazes, crunchy nuts, ice cream, and more.

The latest title in the best-selling American Girl Cookbook collection, American Girl Cupcakes appeals to novice and experienced bakers alike with easy-to-follow directions, beautiful full-color photography, and simple ideas for decorating. You'll also find everything you need to create cupcakes with ease, from a list of useful tools and baking tips to suggested frosting-cake combinations and step-by-step instructions for decorating.

Table of Contents
Favorite Cupcakes

Double Vanilla Cupcakes
Yellow Cupcakes
Vanilla Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes
Devil's Food Cupcakes
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Gingerbread Cupcakes
Pink Velvet

Fruity Cupcakes
Triple Berry Cupcakes
Toasted Coconut Cupcakes
Apple Crumb Cupcakes
Lemon Blueberry Crunch Cupcakes
Tropical/Pina Colada Cupcakes
Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Blackberry Coconut Cupcakes
Banana Split Cupcakes
Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Mini Chocolate-Mint Cupcakes
Triple Chocolate Cupcakes
Molten Chocolate Cupcakes
Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
Rocky Road Cupcakes
Peppermint Mocha/Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Cookies-n-Cream Cupcakes
Chocolate Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes

Specialty Cupcakes
Birthday Cake Cupcakes
Sundae Cupcakes
Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Unicorn Cupcakes
Piñata Cupcakes
Watermelon Cupcakes
Funfetti Cupcakes
Easter/Speckled Egg Cupcakes
Brown Butter-Honey Cupcakes
Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Frostings, Glazes & More
Basic Buttercream
Buttercream Flavors
Cream Cheese Frosting (w/ flavor variations)
Marshmallow Frosting
Meringue Frosting
Whipped Cream Frosting
Rich Chocolate Glaze
Gooey Chocolate Glaze

Vanilla Glaze (w/ flavor variations)
Easy Chocolate Ganache
Caramel Drizzle
Sugared Flowers & Petals

American Girl Holiday Baking: Sweet Treats for Special Occasions

American Girl Holiday Baking: Sweet Treats for Special Occasions

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The ninth book in the bestselling series from American Girl, American Girl Holiday Baking features over 45 delicious recipes for young chefs to bake for the holidays. Inspiring photography, ideas for planning festive celebrations, and plenty of helpful cooking tips make this book the perfect gift for the budding chef in your life.

During the holidays, there's no more cozy way to spend an afternoon than in the kitchen baking treats for your family and friends! And with more than 50 enticing recipes for sweet treats to mark the season, American Girl Holiday Baking is the perfect inspiration for young chefs everywhere.

From mouthwatering Thanksgiving pies to spectacular Christmas cookies, winter-themed cupcakes, chocolate candies, and nut brittles, there's a special treat to celebrate every occasion during the winter season. In these colorful pages, aspiring young chefs will find fantastic ideas for home-baked gifts that are perfect for sharing, plus decorating tips, packaging ideas, and super-fun ways to be creative--while filling the home with the wonderful aromas of holiday baking.

Sample recipes include:
Snowy Gingerbread Trees
Hot Cocoa Cookies
Peppermint Swirl Macarons
Pumpkin-Spice Snickerdoodles
Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Pie
Chocolate-Raspberry Tartlets
Holiday Star Tart
Snowflake Cupcakes
Sticky Toffee Puddings
Sugar-and-Spice Popovers
Candy Cane Bark
Chocolate Walnut Toffee

In addition to essential baking tips and safety knowhow, discover fun skills like piping and flooding icing, transforming sugar cookies into ornaments, frosting cakes, and rolling dough like a pro. The recipes can be made with everyday cookware and kitchen utensils.

Whether you want to make spectacular cookies for a cookie exchange party, seasonal cakes and tarts for a special dessert, or homemade candies and confections for gifts, this beautifully photographed collection of recipes will become a new holiday treasure and tradition.

American Girl Parties: Delicious Recipes for Holidays & Fun Occasions

American Girl Parties: Delicious Recipes for Holidays & Fun Occasions

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Featuring 40 recipes and eight party themes, complete with fun crafts and decorating ideas for each, American Girl Parties will inspire young chefs and parents alike.

In this third cookbook from Williams Sonoma and American Girl, aspiring chefs will discover bite-sized delicacies like chocolate-dipped strawberries and butterfly-shaped cheese sandwiches, along with fare such as chicken-apple sausages on a stick, baked sweet potato fries, and caramel-dipped apple slices for holidays like 4th of July and Halloween, paired with clever serving ideas, fun theme-driven crafts, and colorful party favors.

Sweet treats include s'mores ice cream sundaes, raspberry jam sandwich heart cookies, cinnamon-sugar monkey bread, peppermint brownie bites, hot chocolate cookies

Savory dishes include mac & cheese cups, grilled cheese hearts with tomato-star orzo soup, bite-sized broccoli-cheddar quiches, mini corn on the cob with lime butter, biscuit-wrapped veggie hot dog "mummies"

Refreshing drinks such as melon-mint agua fresca, spooky smoothies, milkshakes, and fruity "tea"

Party themes:

Sweetheart Party/Valentine's Day

Garden Tea Party

Springtime Party/Easter

Summer BBQ/4th of July

Sleepover Breakfast Party

Burger Bar Birthday Party

Spooky Party/Halloween

Holiday Cookie Party

The delicious recipes, fun ideas, and colorful images in American Girl Parties will captivate young cooks and can be made with everyday cookware and kitchen utensils; this companion title to American Girl Baking and American Girl Cooking will be go-to resources for your little chef.

American Girl: Around the World Cookbook: Delicious Dishes from Across the Globe

American Girl: Around the World Cookbook: Delicious Dishes from Across the Globe

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Featuring more than 50 recipes for kid-friendly dishes from different countries, American Girl Around the World Cookbook will inspire young chefs to taste and learn about new cuisines while perfecting kitchen skills.

In this fifth cookbook from Williams Sonoma and American Girl, aspiring cooks will expand their culinary knowledge and palate--and discover a world of savory and sweet delicacies like mini meatballs from Sweden; fresh spring rolls from Vietnam; pad thai from Thailand; tikka masala from India; paella from Spain; kiwi and berry pavolvas from New Zealand; sticky toffee pudding from Great Britain, and so much more.

The easy-to-follow recipes are organized by type and span the globe--from France to Brazil, Turkey to Argentina, Italy to India and beyond--giving kid cooks an opportunity to learn how people eat all over the world. An illustrated map with flags, colorful illustrations featuring passports, and party ideas for sharing these worldly recipes with friends round out the collection.

Small Plates & Snacks
Bite-Size Falafel (Middle East)
Vietnamese Veggie Spring Rolls (Vietnam)
Tex-Mex Chicken & Black Bean Nachos (Mexico)
Swedish Meatballs (Sweden)
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce (Southeast Asia)
Roasted Red Pepper Humms (Middle East)
Tzatziki with Pita Triangles (Greece)
Tandoori Chicken Wings (India)
Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Brazil)
Beef Empanadas (Latin America)
Asian Veggie Dumplings (China)
Veggie Sushi Hand Rolls (Japan)
Souvlaki (Greece)
Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Skewers (Morocco)
Potato Latkes (Eastern Europe)
Cheese Fondue (Switzerland)

Soups & Sandwiches
Veggie Banh Mi (Vietnam)
Ramen Noodle Bowl (Japan)
Chicken Shawarma Pita Pockets (Middle East)
Smorrebrod (Denmark)
Tomato Gazpacho (Spain)
Pasta & Bean Soup (Italy)
Tortilla Soup (Mexico)
Avocado & Black Bean Tortas (Mexico)
Cubanos (Cuba)
Matzoh Ball Soup (Eastern Europe)

Rice & Noodles
Pad Thai (Thailand)
Japchae (Korea)
Bucatini all'Amatriciana (Italy)
Simple Fried Rice (China)
Arroz con Pollo (Latin America)
Couscous with Apricots & Almonds (North Africa)
Chicken Chow Mein (China)
Hawaiian Fried Rice (Hawaii)
Pasta with Pesto (Italy)
Chicken Tikka Masala (India)
Chicken, Broccoli & Cashew Stir-Fry (China)
Vegetable Paella (Spain)

Drinks & Desserts
Mexican Chocolate Pudding (Mexico)
Hawaiian Shave Ice (Hawaii)
Kiwi & Berry Pavlovas (New Zealand)
Pineapple-Coconut Smoothie (Southeast Asia)
Black Forest Cake (Germany)
Chai Milkshake (India)
Tres Leches Cakes (Latin America)
Sticky Toffee Pudding (Great Britain)
Watermelon-Lime Refresher (Mexico)
Krembo (Israel)
Mango Lassi (India)
"Marshmallow" Pudding (South Africa)
French Apple Tart (France)

ANIMAL FARM BUTTERMILK CKBK

ANIMAL FARM BUTTERMILK CKBK

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The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook Recipes and Reflections from a Small Vermont Dairy offers 100 recipes, from sweet to savory, designed to showcase the best that buttermilk can contribute to food, all set in the context of what it is like to live and work on a small Vermont artisanal dairy.

"Since I met Diane over a decade ago, she has shown an unwavering dedication to her family, to her farm and livestock, and most important to the quality of butter she produces on a daily basis. And over the years, she has given me a new understanding of, and appreciation for, commitment. As with anything she undertakes, The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook is a product of thought and care.Through her recipes, devoted entirely to what she describes as the 'elixir of the human race, ' Diane draws you into the rhythms of life on a farm. It is all at once introspective and celebratory. It is a lifefilled with respect."
--Thomas Keller, The French Laundry

"The first time I tasted Diane's butter, I was blown away. And when I later sampled her buttermilk, it was a revelation: gorgeous globs of that golden butter suspended in creamy, tangy buttermilk. Of course I wanted to put it in everything! From the moment I met Diane, I've been in awe of her vision, passion, and dedication. Milking cows at dawn during those Vermont winters is not for the faint of heart! She set out to do something her way--making farmstead butter and real buttermilk--and has succeeded brilliantly. I've been lucky enough to not only know Diane, but to have visited her farm and have her cook for me--an absolute treat. She claims the dishes are simple, but those meals have become some of my favorite food memories and I always find myself eating long after becoming full at her table because everything is so delicious. This book beautifully shares both her life as a dairy farmer and artisan, and many of her incredible recipes, and will have you seeking out great buttermilk to cook and bake all year round."
--Barbara Lynch, chef/founder, Barbara Lynch Gruppo

For anyone who's enjoying a return to real food, true buttermilk remains one of the great, undiscovered pleasures. Many people enjoy organic produce, grass-fed meats, and artisan breads, but "real"
dairy has been slower to reach a wide market. In fact, dairy products have long been pasteurized and homogenized into bland tastelessness, with no regard to where the product came from or how it was made.

On Animal Farm in Orwell, Vermont, Diane St. Clair takes butter and buttermilk production to a new level. The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook explains her techniques, from animal husbandry and land management, to her creamery processes. Here you'll learn how to make your own butter and buttermilk at home, and then experiment with the fabulous ways in which buttermilk enhances food flavors and textures.

You'll also find practical but unique recipes for using buttermilk--everything from buttermilk doughnuts dipped in maple syrup, to salmon chowder, buttermilk ricotta gnocchi, and harissa buttermilk
salad dressing. Families will love the buttermilk béchamel pizza, the spicy buttermilk gingerbread, and pork chops smothered in buttermilk sauce. Buttermilk is not just for waffles anymore--although
the best waffle recipe you'll ever find is in this book!

BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOLPROOF

BAREFOOT CONTESSA FOOLPROOF

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The Food Network star and beloved home cook shares her secrets for pulling off deeply satisfying meals that have the "wow!" factor we all crave

 

Start with delicious Dukes Cosmopolitans made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus Jalapeño Cheddar Crackers that everyone will devour. Lunches include Hot Smoked Salmon, Lobster & Potato Salad, and Easy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, all featuring old-fashioned flavors with the volume turned up. Elegant Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise and show-stopping Seared Scallops & Potato Celery Root Purée are just two of the many fabulous dinner recipes. And your guests will always remember the desserts, from Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Bourbon Glaze to Salted Caramel Brownies.

 

For Ina, "foolproof" means more than just making one dish successfully; it's also about planning a menu, including coordinating everything so it all gets to the table at the same time. In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, Ina shows you how to make a game plan so everything is served hot while you keep your cool. There are notes throughout detailing where a recipe can go wrong to keep you on track, plus tips for making recipes in advance. It's as though Ina is there in the kitchen with you guiding you every step of the way.

 

With 150 gorgeous color photographs and Ina's invaluable tips, Barefoot Contessa Foolproof is a stunning yet infinitely practical cookbook that home cooks will turn to again and again.

I love Ina’s books as gifts because the recipient WILL succeed with her recipes. No chance a new cook will fret “I’m no good at cooking or entertaining, I won’t do this again any time soon!” Ina is FOOLPROOF and these recipes are perfect for anyone not wanting to experiment -- but to make great food for sure, whether for a gathering or a Wednesday night. - Sandy

BAREFOOT CONTESSA PARTIES

BAREFOOT CONTESSA PARTIES

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After more than twenty years of running Barefoot Contessa, the acclaimed specialty food store, Ina Garten published her first collection of recipes. The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook was an overnight sensation, but it's the kind of success that can only be grounded in years of experience. In it, Ina shared her ideas for familiar food but with outstanding flavor and -- most important of all -- recipes that really work.

Now, with Barefoot Contessa Parties! Ina shares secrets she has gleaned from her years not only as a caterer but as a dedicated party giver. The keyword here is fun. Ina's parties are easy to prepare and fun for everyone, including the host. Forget those boring Saturday-night dinners that just won't end. With Ina's advice, you're certain to have all your friends saying, "Wasn't that fun!"

Ina has packed Barefoot Contessa Parties! with plans for pulling off parties like a pro, stories about her own parties, and tips on assembling food (rather than cooking everything) and organizing like a caterer. In the spring you can invite your friends to a party where they all make their own pizzas. Come summer, it's into the garden for a lunch with grilled lamb and pita sandwiches that guests assemble themselves. In the autumn, when it's not Thanksgiving, Ina roasts a fresh turkey, which her friends enjoy with popovers and a creamy spinach gratin. And on a snowy winter's day, everyone is invited for a lunch buffet with seafood chowder and butternut squash and apple soup.

Ever since Ina published her first book, people write, e-mail, and stop her on the street to say how much they love the food. She's reached new heights here with recipes like sour cream coffee cake--the ultimate breakfast treat. Salads? The red lettuce, balsamic onions, and blue cheese; Chinese chicken salad; and panzanella may be the best you've ever tasted. Filet of beef is easy to make for a fancy dinner with oh-so-good gorgonzola sauce, or sliced into sandwiches and served with lobster rolls for a Superbowl party. And fans of The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook will be delighted to find the recipe for the Lemon Cake they drooled over but only saw pictured, right here in this book.

With so many great ideas and recipes in these pages for you to use, your friends will start to wonder why your parties are always so much fun.

Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?

Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That?

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Ina Garten, bestselling cookbook author and beloved star of Barefoot Contessa on Food Network, is back with her easiest recipes ever.

In Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That? Ina proves once again that it doesn't take complicated techniques, special equipment, or stops at more than one grocery store to make wonderful dishes for your family and friends. Her newest must-have cookbook is all about saving time and avoiding stress while having fun in the kitchen.

These are not recipes with three ingredients thrown together in five minutes; instead home cooks will find fantastic Barefoot Contessa recipes that are easy to make but still have all that deep, delicious flavor Ina is known for--and that makes a meal so satisfying. Think Pink Grapefruit Margaritas served with Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs--two classics with a twist. For lunch, Ina makes everyone's favorite Ultimate Grilled Cheese sandwich and Snap Peas with Pancetta. For dinner, try Jeffrey's Roast Chicken (tried and true!); Steakhouse Steaks, which come out perfectly every time and--with Ina's easy tip--couldn't be simpler; or an Easy Parmesan "Risotto" that you throw in the oven instead of stirring endlessly on the stovetop. Finally, Ina's desserts never disappoint--from Red Velvet Cupcakes to Chocolate Pudding Cream Tart.

To top it all off, Ina also shares her best tips for making cooking really easy. She leaves bowls of lemons and limes on the counter not only because they look great but because they also remind her that a squeeze of lemon in a dish brightens the flavors. She shows us the equipment that makes a difference to her--like sharp knives, the right zester, an extra bowl for her electric mixer--and that can help you in your kitchen, too.

Filled with 225 gorgeous full-color photographs, Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That? is the perfect kitchen companion for busy home cooks who still want fabulous flavor.

Sandy: This cookbook is perfect for right now, whether you're having a few over for gathering as we're allowed during this coronovirus era, or just making great food - easily! I mean, if you're making a sandwich - why not make her tuna & hummus version? All you need is tuna (in olive oil please), celery, onion, a lemon, mayo and dijon. Pickles or cornichon if you have it, and salt and pepper - duh.  She uses store-bought hummus (all praise INA) but gives a recipe for it in case you have chickpeas and tahini on hand. Our Ina does value yummy breads, but use what you have ya know?  For our Cooking Demonstration on this cookbook we served to y'all Ina's Chunky Blue Cheese & Yogurt Dip, Roasted Rosemary Nuts, Jeffrey's Roast Chicken, Ultimate Grilled Cheese and Old Fashioned Banana Cake.  I promise - you'll dog-ear every page.

Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100

Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100

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Best-selling author Dan Buettner debuts his first cookbook, filled with 100 longevity recipes inspired by the Blue Zones locations around the world, where people live the longest.

Building on decades of research, longevity expert Dan Buettner has gathered 100 recipes inspired by the Blue Zones, home to the healthiest and happiest communities in the world. Each dish--for example, Sardinian Herbed Lentil Minestrone; Costa Rican Hearts of Palm Ceviche; Cornmeal Waffles from Loma Linda, California; and Okinawan Sweet Potatoes--uses ingredients and cooking methods proven to increase longevity, wellness, and mental health. Complemented by mouthwatering photography, the recipes also include lifestyle tips (including the best times to eat dinner and proper portion sizes), all gleaned from countries as far away as Japan and as near as Blue Zones project cities in Texas. Innovative, easy to follow, and delicious, these healthy living recipes make the Blue Zones lifestyle even more attainable, thereby improving your health, extending your life, and filling your kitchen with happiness.

Bread & Butter: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes to Fill Your Bread Basket

Bread & Butter: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes to Fill Your Bread Basket

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At long last, the holy grail of gluten-free vegan baking: airy, light, and tender breads, from Erin McKenna, founder of BabyCakes NYC and Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC and the visionary who also cracked the code of vegan frosting

For two decades, a gluten sensitivity forced Erin McKenna to ignore the bread basket that accompanies dinner at her favorite restaurants. Brunch was even worse: flaky croissants, biscuits, bagels . . . As an act of self-preservation, she tried to pretend they didn't exist. After pioneering vegan and gluten-free dessert baking at her beloved bicoastal bakery, Erin set about righting this wrong, tackling the beautiful treats in those forbidden bread baskets. The result is all the savory bread a gluten-free vegan guy or gal could want and more, including English Muffins, Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Sweet Potato Sage Rolls, Pizza Dough, Corn Tortillas, Puff Pastry Dough, Pretzels, Scallion Pancakes, even a simple and perfect Sandwich Bread. And since you can't say "bread" without saying "butter," she created a rich and creamy vegan butter unlike anything else, too. The world's bread basket just got a whole lot fuller.

Canal House: Cook Something: Recipes to Rely on

Canal House: Cook Something: Recipes to Rely on

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Learn to cook well with this Joy of Cooking for the Instagram generation from James Beard Award-winning cookbook studio Canal House, "the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue of the food world" (Bon Appetit), with 300 simple recipes to rely on for the rest of your life.
Canal House's Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer are home cooks writing about home cooking for other home cooks. From a lifetime of making dinner every single night, they've edited their experience down to the essentials: 300 simple and genius recipes that reveal the building blocks of all good cooking, and are guaranteed to make you a better cook.
Each chapter of Cook Something helps you master a key ingredient or powerful technique, moving from simple (a perfect soft-boiled egg, and how to make it uncommonly delicious) to ambitious (a towering chocolate souffle). Recipes for salad dressings, sauces, braises, roasts, meatballs, vegetables, and even perfect snacks and sweets help novice and experienced cooks alike reach for the perfect dish for any occasion. Inside, you'll find:
  • Poached salmon with lemon-butter sauce
  • Fettucine with ragu bolognese
  • Oven-braised chicken with gnocchi
  • French onion soup
  • Canal House's classic vinaigrette
  • Classic Italian meatballs
  • Caramelized apple galette
  • And so much more.
  • Filled with step-by-step photographs and indispensable kitchen wisdom, it is a perfect gift for beginners and an ideal reference for confident cooks.
    Cook. Cook something. Cook something for yourself. Cook something for others. It will satisfy you more than you know.
    Cocktail Party: Eat Drink Play Recover

    Cocktail Party: Eat Drink Play Recover

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    THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THROWING THE PERFECT PARTY--FROM ONE OF TODAY'S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER CATERERS.

    When A-listers want to host a standout event, they call New York caterer Mary Giuliani. Her motto? Eat. Drink. Play. Recover. She prefers a "simple yet special" approach to entertaining but still manages to make the ordinary extraordinary. Now Mary is sharing all her secrets, along with tried-and-true planning tips, inventive menus, whimsical recipes, and delicious stories--everything you need to know to get your ducks in a row--and your pigs in their blankets!--to stage the perfect party for a range of special occasions, including

    - New Year's Eve: Banana Pancake Bites, Mini Kale and Fontina Breakfast Pies, and Champagne Jell-O
    - Game Day: MACO (Mac and Cheese Taco) with Guacamole, Banoffee Cream Pie in a Mug, and Beergaritas
    - Awards Season: Chicken Satay, Edamame Dumplings, and Easiest Champagne Drink Ever
    - Cinco de Mayo: Spicy Pigs, Sweet Quesadilla Bites, and Grapefruit-Jalapeño Margaritas
    - Thanksgiving: Turkey with Cranberry on Mini Pumpkin Muffins, Mashed Potato Popovers with Mozzarella, and Tipsy Turkey Martinis
    - Christmas: Mini Grilled Cheese with Fontina and OTTO Black Truffle Honey, Baked Italian Mini Doughnuts, and Italian Eggnog

    Each party theme comes with a festive Snacktivity that turns your favorite foods and toppings into an eye-popping set piece (think frittata bar, soup-sipping station, DIY grilled cheese party). Mary also offers up Big Stories to get the conversation flowing, a Party Calculator to plan how much to buy and prep per guest, and advice for stocking your Party Closet so you can quickly turn a casual drop-by into a fabulous time. Whether you host get-togethers once a week or once a year, this handy guide has all you need to eat, drink, and be, well, Mary.

    Praise for Mary Giuliani and The Cocktail Party

    "All-encompassing but never fussy, clever but never pretentious, Mary's approach to food and entertaining is warm and familiar without ever sacrificing on quality and sophistication."--Ariel Foxman, editorial director, InStyle

    "Mary pulls it all together with effortless panache, and all I can ever remember the next day--besides the fact that I drank too much--is how delicious everything was and how much fun I had."--Jonathan Van Meter, author and contributing editor, Vogue and New York

    Cold-Weather Cooking

    Cold-Weather Cooking

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    Whether your winter blows with snow and rain or is just a sunbelt state of mind, a trove of delicious, soul-warming fare awaits in COLD WEATHER COOKING, from the author of The Nantucket Open-House Cookbook with over 214,000 copies in print. Guided by a sense that winter is the season for seasonings-from ginger, garlic, and rosemary in Mixed Winter Squash Provencal to the cilantro and walnut crust on a dazzling Roast Rack of Lamb-this gifted cook and author provides dishes that are even gutsier than her summertime favorites. She pays special attention to the late harvest, helps cooks make the most of fall fruits and vegetables, offers chapters on winter grilling and cooking over the hearth. More than 300 recipes range from bracing drinks for the first sign of autumn to glorious spring dishes for an Easter celebration. Warm Tomato Pie. Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Oyster Bisque. Pasta with Gorgonzola and Spinach. Plus Scallops in Sweet and Hot Lime Sauce, Deviled Beef Ribs, Broccoli with Toasted Hazelnuts and Pancetta, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Pumpkin Bread Pudding, Chestnut Mousse Cake, and Christmas Truffle Tart. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books
    Consider the Oyster

    Consider the Oyster

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    M.F.K. Fisher, whom John Updike has called our "poet of the appetites," here pays tribute to that most delicate and enigmatic of foods---the oyster. As she tells of oysters found in stews, in soups, roasted, baked, fried, prepared à la Rockefeller or au naturel--and of the pearls sometimes found therein--Fisher describes her mother's joy at encountering oyster loaf in a girls' dorm in he 1890's, recalls her own initiation into the "strange cold succulence" of raw oysters as a young woman in Marseille and Dijon, and explores both the bivalve's famed aphrodisiac properties and its equally notorious gut-wrenching powers. Plumbing the "dreadful but exciting" life of the oyster, Fisher invites readers to share in the comforts and delights that this delicate edible evokes, and enchants us along the way with her characteristically wise and witty prose.
    Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks

    Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks

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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Cook with confidence no matter how much experience you have in the kitchen with the help of the beloved Food Network star

    "Garten has kicked things up a level, this time encouraging readers to try more ambitious recipes that are still signature Ina: warm, comforting, homey."--Chicago Tribune

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - Food Network - Food & Wine - PopSugar - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Country Living - The Feast - Eater - The Kitchn - Delish

    In this collection of foolproof recipes, Ina brings readers' cooking know-how to the next level by answering questions, teaching techniques, and explaining her process right in the margin of each recipe--it's as if she's in the kitchen by your side guiding you through the recipe. When you make her Cauliflower Toasts with prosciutto and Gruyère, she shows you the best way to cut a cauliflower into perfect florets without getting them all over the kitchen (from the stem end, with the head turned upside-down!) and when making her Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs, Ina shares a fantastic tip for keeping your stovetop clean (roast the short ribs in the oven rather than browning them in a pan on the stove!). You'll discover dozens more ingenious tips and shortcuts throughout, such as how to set up an elegant home bar, how to peel two heads of garlic quickly, how to use a paring knife to create a pro-worthy pattern on her decadent Chocolate Chevron Cake, and the key to making unbelievably creamy Truffled Scrambled Eggs (add the eggs to the skillet before the butter melts--who knew?!).

    Both beginners and advanced cooks will love this book filled with new dishes that will become part of your repertoire and practical cooking advice that will give you more confidence in the kitchen. Your friends and family will be so impressed!

    Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat: A Cookbook

    Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat: A Cookbook

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    A thoroughly modern guide to becoming a better, faster, more creative cook, featuring fun, flavorful recipes anyone can make.

    "Surprising no one, Molly has written a book as smart, stylish, and entertaining as she is."--Carla Lalli Music, author of Where Cooking Begins

    If you seek out, celebrate, and obsess over good food but lack the skills and confidence necessary to make it at home, you've just won a ticket to a life filled with supreme deliciousness. Cook This Book is a new kind of foundational cookbook from Molly Baz, who's here to teach you absolutely everything she knows and equip you with the tools to become a better, more efficient cook.

    Molly breaks the essentials of cooking down to clear and uncomplicated recipes that deliver big flavor with little effort and a side of education, including dishes like Pastrami Roast Chicken with Schmaltzy Onions and Dill, Chorizo and Chickpea Carbonara, and of course, her signature Cae Sal. But this is not your average cookbook. More than a collection of recipes, Cook This Book teaches you the invaluable superpower of improvisation though visually compelling lessons on such topics as the importance of salt and how to balance flavor, giving you all the tools necessary to make food taste great every time. Throughout, you'll encounter dozens of QR codes, accessed through the camera app on your smartphone, that link to short technique-driven videos hosted by Molly to help illuminate some of the trickier skills.

    As Molly says, "Cooking is really fun, I swear. You simply need to set yourself up for success to truly enjoy it." Cook This Book will help you do just that, inspiring a new generation to find joy in the kitchen and take pride in putting a home-cooked meal on the table, all with the unbridled fun and spirit that only Molly could inspire.

    Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

    Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

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    For America's bestselling cookbook author Ina Garten there is no greater pleasure than cooking for the people she loves--and particularly for her husband, Jeffrey. She has been cooking for him ever since they were married forty-eight years ago, and the comforting, delicious meals they shared became the basis for her extraordinary career in food.

    Ina's most personal cookbook yet, Cooking for Jeffrey is filled with the recipes Jeffrey and their friends request most often as well as charming stories from Ina and Jeffrey's many years together. There are traditional dishes that she's updated, such as Brisket with Onions and Leeks, and Tsimmes, a vegetable stew with carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and prunes, and new favorites, like Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken and Roasted Salmon Tacos. You'll also find wonderful new salads, including Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad and Kale Salad with Pancetta and Pecorino. Desserts range from simple Apple Pie Bars to showstoppers like Vanilla Rum Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel. For the first time, Ina has included a chapter devoted to bread and cheese, with recipes and tips for creating the perfect cheese course. With options like Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschettas and Challah with Saffron, there's something everyone will enjoy.

    From satisfying lunches to elegant dinners, here are the recipes Ina has tested over and over again, so you too can serve them with confidence to the people you love.

    Corn

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    Short Stack is a series of small-format cookbooks authored by America's top culinary talents. Each edition is a collectible, single-subject booklet with 20-25 recipes that offer ingenious new ways to cook our favorite ingredients. Each 48-page 4.5 x 7.5" book is printed domestically on textured cover paper and colored paper interior with a staple binding. All of Short Stack's covers and illustrations are original artwork. Short Stack Editions CORN: A fresh ear of corn is the food lover's dream: delicious when treated simply with just a touch of butter, but perfectly capable of anchoring a cooking project. This edition explores the brilliance of both ends of the spectrum, coaxing each kernel's sweet summer flavor out onto the plate.
    Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South

    Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South

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    Vivian Howard, star of PBS's A Chef's Life, celebrates the flavors of North Carolina's coastal plain in more than 200 recipes and stories.

    This new classic of American country cooking proves that the food of Deep Run, North Carolina -- Vivian's home -- is as rich as any culinary tradition in the world. Organized by ingredient with dishes suited to every skill level, from beginners to confident cooks, Deep Run Roots features time-honored simple preparations alongside extraordinary meals from her acclaimed restaurant Chef and the Farmer. Home cooks will find photographs for every single recipe.

    Ten years ago, Vivian opened Chef and the Farmer and put the nearby town of Kinston on the culinary map. But in a town paralyzed by recession, she couldn't hop on every new culinary trend. Instead, she focused on rural development: If you grew it, she'd buy it. Inundated by local sweet potatoes, blueberries, shrimp, pork, and beans, Vivian learned to cook the way generations of Southerners before her had, relying on resourcefulness, creativity, and the traditional ways of preserving food.

    Deep Run Roots is the result of years of effort to discover the riches of Eastern North Carolina. Like The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, The Art of Simple Food, and The Taste of Country Cooking before it, this is landmark work of American food writing.

    Recipes include: Family favorites like Blueberry BBQ Chicken Creamed Collard-Stuffed Potatoes Fried Yams with Five-Spice Maple Bacon Candy Chicken and Rice Country-Style Pork Ribs in Red Curry-Braised Watermelon Show-stopping desserts like Warm Banana Pudding, Peaches and Cream Cake, Spreadable Cheesecake, and Pecan-Chewy Pie.

    You'll also find 200 more quick breakfasts, weeknight dinners, holiday centerpieces, seasonal preserves, and traditional preparations for all kinds of cooks.

    Dinner Just for Two

    Dinner Just for Two

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  • Bourbon- Glazed Turkey Burgers
  • Creamy Baked Spaghetti for Two
  • Pear Pecorino Pasta
  • Sheet Pan Summer Salmon
  • Gorgeously designed with more than 100 photographs, Dinner Just for Two is destined to be a classic.

    Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking

    Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking

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    "You can almost taste the food in Bill Buford's Dirt, an engrossing, beautifully written memoir about his life as a cook in France." --The Wall Street Journal

    What does it take to master French cooking? This is the question that drives Bill Buford to abandon his perfectly happy life in New York City and pack up and (with a wife and three-year-old twin sons in tow) move to Lyon, the so-called gastronomic capital of France. But what was meant to be six months in a new and very foreign city turns into a wild five-year digression from normal life, as Buford apprentices at Lyon's best boulangerie, studies at a legendary culinary school, and cooks at a storied Michelin-starred restaurant, where he discovers the exacting (and incomprehensibly punishing) rigueur of the professional kitchen.

    With his signature humor, sense of adventure, and masterful ability to bring an exotic and unknown world to life, Buford has written the definitive insider story of a city and its great culinary culture.

    Eat in My Kitchen: To Cook, to Bake, to Eat, and to Treat

    Eat in My Kitchen: To Cook, to Bake, to Eat, and to Treat

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    2017 JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER FOR GENERAL COOKING


    Meike Peters, the author of the acclaimed cooking blog Eat in My Kitchen, presents a cookbook as inviting, entertaining, and irresistible as her website, featuring dozens of never-before-published recipes.

    Meike Peters's site, Eat in My Kitchen, captures the way people like to eat now: fresh, seasonal food with a variety of influences. It combines a northern European practical attitude, from the author's German roots, with a rustic Mediterranean-inspired palate, from her summers in Malta. This highly anticipated cookbook is comprised of 100 recipes that celebrate the seasons and are awash with color. Indulge in the Radicchio, Peach, and Roasted Shallot Salad with Blue Cheese; Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup with Caramelized Plums; Pumpkin Gnocchi; mouthwatering sandwiches like the Pea Pesto and Bacon with Marjoram; and seafood and meat dishes that introduce tasty and unexpected elements. Meike Peters's famous baked treats include everything from pizza to bread pudding, and perfect cookies to sumptuous tarts. Also included are many of her fans' favorite recipes, including Fennel Potatoes, Braised Lamb Shanks with Kumquats, and a Lime Buttermilk Cake. Six Meet In Your Kitchen features include recipes by and interviews with culinary stars Molly Yeh, Yossy Arefi, Malin Elmlid, the Hemsley sisters, and more. Followers of Meike Peters will be thrilled to have her exquisitely photographed recipes in print in one place, while those who aren't yet devotees will be won over by her unpretentious tone and contagious enthusiasm for simple, beautiful, and tasty food.

    Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers

    Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers

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    Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by Martha Stewart Living

    Magnificent illustrations add spirit to recipes and heartfelt narratives. Plan to buy two copies--one for you and one for your best foodie friend. --Taste of Home

    This collection of intimate, illustrated essays by some of America's most well-regarded literary writers explores how comfort food can help us cope with dark times--be it the loss of a parent, the loneliness of a move, or the pain of heartache.

    Lev Grossman explains how he survived on "sweet, sour, spicy, salty, unabashedly gluey" General Tso's tofu after his divorce. Carmen Maria Machado describes her growing pains as she learned to feed and care for herself during her twenties. Claire Messud tries to understand how her mother gave up dreams of being a lawyer to make "a dressed salad of tiny shrimp and avocado, followed by prune-stuffed pork tenderloin." What makes each tale so moving is not only the deeply personal revelations from celebrated writers, but also the compassion and healing behind the story: the taste of hope.

    If you've ever felt a deep, emotional connection to a recipe or been comforted by food during a dark time, you'll fall in love with these stories.--Martha Stewart Living

    "Eat Joy is the most lovely food essay book . . . This is the perfect gift. --Joy Wilson (Joy the Baker)


    Edna Lewis Cookbook

    Edna Lewis Cookbook

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    Edna Lewis was recently honored with the issuance of a postal stamp by the US Post Office. She is renowned as one of the greatest American chefs and as an African-American woman who almost single handedly revived a forgotten world of refined Southern cooking. Another celebrated American chef, James Beard, remarked: Edna Lewis makes me want to go right into the kitchen and start cooking. Lewis won many industry awards and was often referred to as the Grande Dame of Southern Cooking and the South s answer to Julia Child. Lewis (1916-2006) also had a remarkable life story. She was born and grew up in rural Virginia in an area called Freetown. She learned to cook from an extended family that included grandparents who had been enslaved. The Edna Lewis Cookbook, Lewis s first book, published in 1972, contains over 100 recipes, arranged in menu form and organized according to the season of the year: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Christmas. With its focus mostly although not exclusively on Southern food, it began the revival of true Southern cooking. Lewis went on to publish three more books: The Taste of Country Cooking (1976), In Pursuit of Flavor (1988), and The Gift of Southern Cooking, co-authored with Scott Peacock (2003). Her menus and recipes were featured in a variety of publications, including the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Cook s, House & Garden, and Redbook, among others. This edition of The Edna Lewis Cookbook marks the 100th Anniversary of Miss Lewis s birth. Evangeline Peterson studied with Edna Lewis and assisted her in compiling The Edna Lewis Cookbook. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE"

    Sandy: I've offered two Cookbook Demonstrations featuring the great Edna Lewis in the past, and her eat what you have, cook with local ingredients and do it all simply enough so you will cook everyday message is more relevant than ever. Her approach has always meant "soul food" to her, and her personal history and pride in the food of black culture makes this a must-read, must-cook right now.

    ESSENTIALS OF CLASSIC ITA

    ESSENTIALS OF CLASSIC ITA

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    The most important, consulted, and enjoyed Italian cookbook of all time, from the woman who introduced Americans to a whole new world of Italian food.

    Essentials of Italian Cooking is a culinary bible for anyone looking to master the art of Italian cooking, bringing together Marcella Hazan's most beloved books, The Classic Italian Cook Book and More Classic Italian Cooking, in a single volume, updated and expanded with new entries and 50 new recipes. Designed as a basic manual for cooks of all levels of expertise--from beginners to accomplished professionals--it offers both an accessible and comprehensive guide to techniques and ingredients and a collection of the most delicious recipes from the Italian repertoire. As home cooks who have used Marcella's classic books for years (and whose copies are now splattered and worn) know, there is no one more gifted at teaching us just what we need to know about the taste and texture of a dish and how to achieve it, and there is no one more passionate and inspiring about authentic Italian food.

    Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace

    Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace

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    In An Everlasting Meal, Tamar Adler has written a book that "reads less like a cookbook than like a recipe for a delicious life" (New York magazine).

    In this meditation on cooking and eating, Tamar Adler weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on feeding ourselves well. An Everlasting Meal demonstrates the implicit frugality in cooking. In essays on forgotten skills such as boiling, suggestions for what to do when cooking seems like a chore, and strategies for preparing, storing, and transforming ingredients for a week's worth of satisfying, delicious meals, Tamar reminds us of the practical pleasures of eating. She explains what cooks in the world's great kitchens know: that the best meals rely on the ends of the meals that came before them. With that in mind, she shows how we often throw away the bones, skins, and peels we need to make our food both more affordable and better. She also reminds readers that almost all kitchen mistakes can be remedied. Summoning respectable meals from the humblest ingredients, Tamar breathes life into the belief that we can start cooking from wherever we are, with whatever we have.

    An empowering, indispensable work, An Everlasting Meal is an elegant testimony to the value of cooking.

    Every Day Is Saturday: Recipes + Strategies for Easy Cooking, Every Day of the Week

    Every Day Is Saturday: Recipes + Strategies for Easy Cooking, Every Day of the Week

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    Named a Best Cookbook for Spring 2019 by The New York Times and Bon Appetit

    100+ delicious easy-to-follow recipes and strategies to make weeknight cooking a breeze: From beloved cookbook author and recipe developer Sarah Copeland, Every Day Is Saturday brims with inspiration. With more than 100 beautiful recipes that make weeknight cooking simple, gorgeous food and lifestyle photography, and easy-to-follow tips for cooking delicious, healthful, sustaining food. This motivating cookbook teaches how to have the Saturday mentality of taking pleasure in cooking food for your family at any occasion, whatever the day of the week.

  • Recipes cover every course, from breakfast to dessert, including dishes perfect for the life occasions of a busy family: potlucks, picnics, lazy Sundays, and casual dinners with friends.
  • A delightful and inspiring resource in a bright and beautiful jacketed package.
  • Sarah Copeland is a wife, mother, award-nominated cookbook author, featured regularly in the New York Times. Food Network veteran, and former food director of Real Simple who believes that good food is a hallmark of a happy life.
  • "It's a worthy primer on modern, healthy family cooking." -- Julia Moskin, New York Times

    "Sarah's get-ahead suggestions, her ideas for gathering people around the table, are down to earth. With Sarah at your side, every day will be Saturday in your home, too." -- Dorie Greenspan, award-winning author of Dorie's Cookies and Everyday Dorie

  • Ideal book for weeknight cooks, weekend dreamers, and working parents who want to put great meals at the center of the family table.
  • With recipes and tips to make joyful cooking part of life with dishes that serve more than a single meal.
  • Mouthwatering recipes for every meal including Nostalgia-Wins Blueberry Muffins, Tahini Toast with Lemon and Honey, Creamy Mushroom Soup, shareable grazing platters, Braised Short Rib Supper, Flourless Chocolate Brownie Cake plus drinks, cooking project and resources, and more.
  • Flavors of Summer

    Flavors of Summer

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    A sensational collection of more than 150 colorful and vibrant recipes, celebrating the best of summer eating and drinking.

    The only cookbook you will need this summer celebrates the joy to be had when eating and entertaining in summer. Featuring over 150 delicious recipes and evocative images of sun-dappled dining, this book provides all the inspiration you need to create memorable occasions in the warmer months. Whether you are having an impromptu picnic on the beach with the kids, an al fresco lunch with a friend on a shaded verandah or a romantic dinner under a canopy of stars, you will find just the recipe you need here. The book features the very best dishes that summer's bounty of seasonal produce can create. Chapters include Snacks and Plates to Share--a selection of Mediterranean-style small dishes to share--perfect for serving with drinks on a warm evening. In Salads & Summer Soups, you'll find Courgette, Feta and Mint Salad, Spiced Thai Noodle Salad and iced Gazpacho. Best-Ever BBQ shows you how to get the best from cooking outdoors over charcoal. Try Olive-infused Chicken with Charred Lemons or Sicilian-spiced Seabass with Grilled Tomatoes and Baby Fennel. Sunshine Lunches features great ideas for light meals and picnics. Al Fresco has simple yet stunning ideas for more substantial fare for feeding a crowd in the fresh air, from simple pastas, such as Penne with Melted Ricotta and Herb Sauce to Oven-roasted Peppers with Anchovies and Basil. Finally, a chapter of fresh ideas for Desserts & Drinks includes Watermelon Sorbet, Caramelized Figs with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream, and Peach Iced Tea.

    French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence

    French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence

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    With The French Kitchen Cookbook, culinary legend Patricia Wells invites home cooks into her life in France, making the fresh and delicious recipes from her popular classes available to fans who dream of experiencing their own gastronomic adventure in the world's culinary capital.

    Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated with stunning color photos, The French Kitchen Cookbook is a compilation and reflection on what she and her students have learned. Patricia Wells's meticulously written recipes express the basics--the rules that will help anyone become a better cook, while providing the deep satisfaction that comes from creating exquisite food from the freshest ingredients.

    Here are some of her best recipes for appetizers, desserts, and everything in between, dishes inspired by the vibrant Provençal countryside and the bustle of Parisian life, including Miniature Onion and Goat Cheese Tatins, Zucchini and Basil Velouté, Fricassée of Chicken with Fennel, Capers, Tomatoes and Sausage, and Apricot Lavender Honey Sorbet.

    From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

    From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

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    An indispensable new cookbook from James Beard Award-winning food writer Michael Ruhlman

    From Scratch looks at 10 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.

    Garlic: More Than 65 Deliciously Different Ways to Enjoy Cooking with Garlic

    Garlic: More Than 65 Deliciously Different Ways to Enjoy Cooking with Garlic

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    A celebration of garlic from festivals to folklore plus a stunning collection of more than 65 delicious recipes from around the world.

    A celebration of garlic from festivals to folklore plus a stunning collection of more than 65 delicious recipes from around the world.

    Although garlic is neither an herb or a spice it has been used to enhance food as far back as when the pyramids at Giza were built. This unassuming bulb packs a powerful punch and is an essential element to recipes from around the world. Chefs and home cooks use it to enhance and intensify other ingredients or even as the signature element of a dish. Its taste varies in depth and aroma depending on the way it is cooked and the variety used. The garlic bulbs found on sale are actually dried in the sun, though we tend to consider them fresh. Smoked garlic is dried garlic that has been smoked to give it a golden hue and mellow smoky flavor. Wild garlic, or 'ramps', is a seasonal and foraged variety that, unlike common cultivated garlic, it is the leaves that are eaten rather than the bulbs.

    Jenny Linford's inspired recipes include delicious ideas for dips, snacks, meat, poultry, and fish plus pastas and breads. Master much-loved classics such as Aioli, Ajo Blanco (almond gazpacho), Spaghetti al Vongole, Garlic and Anchovy Roast Lamb, and Boeuf Bourguignon, then try some new recipes such as Garlic and Pistachio Muffins, Korean Beef Bulgogi, Stir-fried Miso Pork with Wild Garlic, and a Taiwanese Braised Pork Bao (steamed buns). In addition to the recipes, essay features give an insight into various aspect of garlic, from Health and Traditional Medicine to Folklore and from Growing Garlic at Home to Garlic festivals.

    Heather Christo's Generous Table: Easy & Elegant Recipes Through the Seasons

    Heather Christo's Generous Table: Easy & Elegant Recipes Through the Seasons

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    Heather Christo, the younger generation's entertaining doyenne, relates to the challenges facing her busy readers, women who may juggle marriage, family, careers and budgets, but who still wish to host beautiful, unique get-togethers for the people closest to them. Heather has spent a year chronicling the special occasions that season her family's life--wedding showers, baby showers, holiday celebrations, family birthdays and many wonderful meals shared with people they love--everyday celebrations that many families observe, and which many readers would like to be better prepared for. This is where her experience as a working mom of young children and her expertise as a chef and entertaining expert come together. Generous Table is more than just a cookbook. It is easy to find vast collections of great recipes. But how do you turn them into great meals, great experiences? Especially parties, of any size, where there is always added pressure to be organized, for things to look beautiful, and, of course, for the food to be completely delicious! Generous Table is a kind of "how-to kit" for people who want to be able to throw any type of party in their own home. Containing lists, instructions, menu options, and tons of photographs, it eliminates stress and confusion and removes the intimidation factor of presenting beautiful meals. Heather has taken all of the guesswork out of entertaining by offering ideas for table settings, flowers, and a menu complete with tried-and-loved recipes. Generous Table is split up into four sections corresponding to the seasons. Each section features five sample menus for a variety of fêtes from the most casual to the most elaborate, including Early Spring Dinner, Game Night, Southern Housewarming, and Snow Day Lunch, along with special events like showers, anniversaries, and birthdays. Every recipe, from Cheddar and Chive Scones with Red-onion Jam to BBQ Grilled Wild King Salmon with Apricot-mustard Glaze and Grilled Stone Fruit to Rustic Pear and Cranberry Crostata emphasizes fresh, seasonal ingredients. The book also includes Stylish Sidebars that tastefully correspond with each menu. In total, the book includes 105 recipes and about 20 sidebars with useful information such as "How to Set Up a Tasting Bar," "Glittery Decorations for a Spooky Halloween Supper," "How to Prepare a Brunch Ahead of Time." Heather is most concerned with making food that is not only beautiful to look at but tastes amazing, food that you find yourself thinking about days later that come from recipes that will last a lifetime.
    Home Cooked: Essential Recipes for a New Way to Cook

    Home Cooked: Essential Recipes for a New Way to Cook

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    A recipe collection and how-to guide for preparing base ingredients that can be used to make simple, weeknight meals, while also teaching skills like building and cooking over a fire, and preserving meat and produce, written by a sustainable food expert and founder of Belcampo Meat Co.

    Anya Fernald's approach to cooking is anything but timid: rich sauces, meaty ragus, perfectly charred vegetables. And her execution is unfussy, with the singular goal of making delicious, exuberantly flavored, unpretentious food with the best ingredients. Inspired by the humble traditions of cucina povera, the frugal cooking of Italian peasants, Anya brings a forgotten pragmatism to home cooking, making use of seasonal bounty by canning and preserving fruits and vegetables, salt curing fish, simmering flavorful broths with leftover bones, and transforming tough cuts of meat into supple stews and sauces with long cooking. These building blocks become the basis for a kitchen repertoire that is inspired, thrifty, environmentally sound, and most importantly, bursting with flavor. Recipes like Red Pepper and Walnut Crema, Green Tomato and Caper Salad, Chickpea Torte, Cracked Crab with Lemon-Chile Vinaigrette, Veal Meatballs, Anise-Seed Breakfast Cookies, and Ligurian Sangria will add dimension and excitement to both weeknight meals and parties.

    We all want to be better, more intuitive, more relaxed cooks--not just for the occasional dinner party, but every day. Punctuated by essays on the author's approach to entertaining, cooking with cast-iron, and a primer on buying and cooking steak, Home Cooked is an antidote to the chef and restaurant books that leave you no roadmap for tonight's dinner. With Home Cooked, Anya gives you the confidence, and the recipes, to love cooking again.

    -- Saveur, Best of 2016

    Home Cooking

    Home Cooking

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    Weaving together memories, recipes, and wild tales of years spent in the kitchen, Home Cooking is Laurie Colwin's cookbook manifesto on the joys of sharing food and entertaining.

     

    From the humble hotplate of her one-room apartment to the crowded kitchens of bustling parties, Colwin regales us with tales of meals gone both magnificently well and disastrously wrong. Hilarious, personal, and full of Colwin's hard-won expertise, Home Cooking will speak to the heart of any amateur cook, professional chef, or food lover.

     

    "As much memoir as cookbook and as much about eating as cooking." --The New York Times Book Review

    Colwin's culinary reminiscences are as graceful and engaging as her fiction (Family Happiness, 1982; Another Marvelous Thing, 1986; etc.).

     

    Her little three-to-five-page pieces, each one culminating in a usable, appealing, no-frills recipe, tell of feeding friends or savoring solitary eggplant dinners in her first apartment, a Greenwich Village find "a little larger than the Columbia Encyclopedia"; of feeding Irish colcannon to homeless "ladies" at a drop-in Center; and of feeding offense-free dishes to the fussy, the variously restricted, and the allergic—as "you don't want to be the death of your guests, though sometimes is seems that they will be the death of you." Colwin rhapsodizes over English double cream, too thick to pour, and shudders to recall a genius host's repulsive but mercifully stingy casserole. She boasts of the Boston Brown Bread that "I have now made so many times I could make it under general anesthesia," and confesses to a disastrous, capriciously stuffed snapper that "finally emerged from the oven looking like Hieronymus Bosch's vision of hell." Early on, in dismissing the need for an extensive batterie de cuisine, Colwin confides that "I myself once cooked spaghetti in a champagne bucket"—a confidence that well sums up both the genteel legacy and the redeeming no-nonsense composure that inform her approach to the kitchen arts. - Sandy

    Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure

    Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure

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    This book is a map for how, day in and day out, food shapes my life for the better, in the kitchen and beyond it.
    --from the Introduction

    Start where you are. Feed yourself. Do your best, and then let go. Be helpful. Slow down. Don't be afraid of food.

    Alana Chernila has these phrases taped to her fridge, and they are guiding principles helping her to stay present in her kitchen. They also provide the framework for her second book. In The Homemade Kitchen she exalts the beautiful imperfections of food made at home and extends the lessons of cooking through both the quotidian and extraordinary moments of the day. Alana sees cooking as an opportunity to live consciously, not just as a means to an end.

    Written as much for the reader as the cook, The Homemade Kitchen covers a globe's worth of flavors and includes new staples (what Alana is known for) such as chèvre, tofu, kefir, kimchi, preserved lemons, along with recipes and ideas for using them. Here, too, are dishes you'll be inspired to try and that you will make again and again until they become your own family recipes, such as Broccoli Raab with Cheddar Polenta, a flavor-forward lunch for one; Roasted Red Pepper Corn Chowder, "late summer in a bowl"; Stuffed Winter Squash, rich with leeks, chorizo, apples, and grains; Braised Lamb Shanks that are tucked into the oven in the late afternoon and not touched again until dinner; Corn and Nectarine Salad showered with torn basil; perfect share-fare Sesame Noodles; Asparagus Carbonara, the easiest weeknight dinner ever; and sweet and savory treats such as Popovers, Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Summer Trifle made with homemade pound cake and whatever berries are ripest, and Rhubarb Snacking Cake.

    In this follow-up to Alana's wildly successful debut, The Homemade Pantry, she once again proves herself to be the truest and least judgmental friend a home cook could want.

    Homemade Pantry

    Homemade Pantry

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    "This is my kitchen. Come on in, but be prepared--it might not be quite what you expect. There is flour on the counter, oats that overflowed onto the floor, chocolate-encrusted spoons in the sink. There is Joey, the husband, exhausted by the thirty-five preschoolers who were hanging on him all day, and he is stuffing granola into his mouth to ease his five o'clock starvation. There are two little girls trying to show me cartwheels in that miniscule space between the refrigerator and the counter where I really need to be."

    In her debut cookbook, Alana Chernila inspires you to step inside your kitchen, take a look around, and change the way you relate to food. The Homemade Pantry was born of a tight budget, Alana's love for sharing recipes with her farmers' market customers, and a desire to enjoy a happy cooking and eating life with her young family. On a mission to kick their packaged-food habit, she learned that with a little determination, anything she could buy at the store could be made in her kitchen, and her homemade versions were more satisfying, easier to make than she expected, and tastier.

    Here are her very approachable recipes for 101 everyday staples, organized by supermarket aisle--from crackers to cheese, pesto to sauerkraut, and mayonnaise to toaster pastries. The Homemade Pantry is a celebration of food made by hand--warm mozzarella that is stretched, thick lasagna noodles rolled from flour and egg, fresh tomato sauce that bubbles on the stove. Whether you are trying a recipe for butter, potato chips, spice mixes, or ketchup, you will discover the magic and thrill that comes with the homemade pantry.

    Alana captures the humor and messiness of everyday family life, too. A true friend to the home cook, she shares her "tense moments" to help you get through your own. With stories offering patient, humble advice, tips for storing the homemade foods, and rich four-color photography throughout, The Homemade Pantry will quickly become the go-to source for how to make delicious staples in your home kitchen.

    How to Cook Everything--Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Simple Recipes for Great Food

    How to Cook Everything--Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Simple Recipes for Great Food

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    The ultimate kitchen companion, completely updated and better than ever, now for the first time featuring color photos

    For twenty years, Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything has been the definitive guide to simple home cooking. This new edition has been completely revised for today's cooks while retaining Bittman's trademark minimalist style--easy-to-follow recipes and variations, and tons of ideas and inspiration.

    Inside, you'll find hundreds of brand-new features, recipes, and variations, like Slow-Simmered Beef Chili, My New Favorite Fried Chicken, and Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce; plus old favorites from the previous editions, in many cases reimagined with new methods or flavors. Recipes and features are designed to give you unparalleled freedom and flexibility: for example, infinitely variable basic techniques (Grilling Vegetables, Roasting Seafood); innovative uses for homemade condiments; easy-to-make one-pot pastas; and visual guides to improvising soups, stir-fries, and more. Bittman has also updated all the information on ingredients, including whole grains and produce, alternative baking staples, and sustainable seafood. And, new for this edition, recipes are showcased throughout with color photos.

    By increasing the focus on usability, modernizing the recipes to become new favorites, and adding gorgeous photography, Mark Bittman has updated this classic cookbook to be more indispensable than ever.

    How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places

    How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places

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    Named one of the best cookbooks of the year by The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Rachel Ray Every Day, NPR and The Boston Globe.

    When Diana Henry was sixteen she started a menu notebook (an exercise book carefully covered in wrapping paper). Planning a menu is still her favorite part of cooking.

    Menus can create very different moods; they can take you places, from an afternoon at the seaside in Brittany to a sultry evening eating mezze in Istanbul. They also have to work as a meal that flows and as a group of dishes that the cook can manage without becoming totally stressed. The 24 menus and 100 recipes in this book reflect places Diana loves, and dishes that are real favorites.

    The menus are introduced with personal essays in Diana's now well-known voice- about places or journeys or particular times and explain the choice of dishes. Each menu is a story in itself, but the recipes can also stand alone.

    The title of the book refers to how Italians end a meal in the summer, when it's too hot to cook. The host or hostess just puts a bowl of peaches on the table and offers glasses of chilled moscato (or even Marsala). Guests then slice their peach into the glass, before eating the slices and drinking the wine.

    That says something very important about eating - simplicity and generosity and sometimes not cooking are what it's about.

    In Pursuit of Flavor

    In Pursuit of Flavor

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    The classic cookbook from "the first lady of Southern cooking" (NPR), featuring a new foreword by Mashama Bailey, star of Netflix documentary series Chef's Table.

    Decades before cornbread, shrimp and grits, and peach cobbler were mainstays on menus everywhere, Edna Lewis was pioneering the celebration of seasonal food as a distinctly American cuisine.

    In this James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame-inducted cookbook, Miss Lewis (as she was almost universally known) shares the recipes of her childhood, spent in a Virginia farming community founded by her grandfather and his friends after emancipation, as well as those that made her one of the most revered American chefs of all time. Interspersed throughout are personal anecdotes, cooking insights, notes on important Southern ingredients, and personally developed techniques for maximizing flavor.

    Across six charmingly illustrated chapters--From the Gardens and Orchards; From the Farmyard; From the Lakes, Steams, and Oceans; For the Cupboard; From the Bread Oven and Griddle; and The Taste of Old-fashioned Desserts--encompassing almost 200 recipes, Miss Lewis captures the spirit of the South. From Whipped Cornmeal with Okra; Pan-Braised Spareribs; and Benne Seed Biscuits to Thirteen-Bean Soup; Pumpkin with Sautéed Onions and Herbs; a Salad of Whole Tomatoes Garnished with Green Beans and Scallions; and Raspberry Pie Garnished with Whipped Cream, In Pursuit of Flavor is a modern classic and a timeless compendium of Southern cooking at its very best.

    Jacques Pépin Poulets & Légumes: My Favorite Chicken & Vegetable Recipes

    Jacques Pépin Poulets & Légumes: My Favorite Chicken & Vegetable Recipes

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    From the world-renowned chef and celebrated artist, a must-have collection of everyday and elegant chicken and vegetable recipes

    The legendary cooking teacher whom GQ calls "the most impactful living chef in America" shares his favorite chicken and vegetable recipes from a half-century career spanning two continents. Some, like Poulet à la Crème and Baker's Wife Potatoes, recall the country French dishes of his childhood, while Chicken with Cognac Sauce and Velvet Spinach come from his days in fine French restaurants. Most, though, are born in his contemporary Connecticut kitchen. All have that trademark Pépin touch: made with just a few steps but sublime enough for company, from Roast Split Chicken with Mustard Crust to Caramelized Tomatoes Provençal. Charmingly illustrated with Pépin's paintings, this little compendium is perfect for revitalizing every cook's repertoire.

    Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking: A Cookbook

    Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking: A Cookbook

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    "A celebration of African American cuisine right now, in all of its abundance and variety."--Tejal Rao, The New York Times

    JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER - IACP AWARD WINNER - IACP BOOK OF THE YEAR - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - The New Yorker - NPR - Chicago Tribune - The Atlantic - BuzzFeed - Food52

    Throughout her career, Toni Tipton-Martin has shed new light on the history, breadth, and depth of African American cuisine. She's introduced us to black cooks, some long forgotten, who established much of what's considered to be our national cuisine. After all, if Thomas Jefferson introduced French haute cuisine to this country, who do you think actually cooked it?

    In Jubilee, Tipton-Martin brings these masters into our kitchens. Through recipes and stories, we cook along with these pioneering figures, from enslaved chefs
 to middle- and upper-class writers and entrepreneurs. With more than 100 recipes, from classics such as Sweet Potato Biscuits, Seafood Gumbo, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Pecan Pie with Bourbon to lesser-known but even more decadent dishes like Bourbon & Apple Hot Toddies, Spoon Bread, and Baked Ham Glazed with Champagne, Jubilee presents techniques, ingredients, and dishes that show the roots of African American cooking--deeply beautiful, culturally diverse, fit for celebration.

    Praise for Jubilee

    "There are precious few feelings as nice as one that comes from falling in love with a cookbook. . . . New techniques, new flavors, new narratives--everything so thrilling you want to make the recipes over and over again . . . this has been my experience with Toni Tipton-Martin's Jubilee."--Sam Sifton, The New York Times

    "Despite their deep roots, the recipes--even the oldest ones--feel fresh and modern, a testament to the essentiality of African-American gastronomy to all of American cuisine."--The New Yorker

    "Jubilee is part-essential history lesson, part-brilliantly researched culinary artifact, and wholly functional, not to mention deeply delicious."--Kitchn

    "Tipton-Martin has given us the gift of a clear view of the generosity of the black hands that have flavored and shaped American cuisine for over two centuries."--Taste

    Kathryn at Home: A Guide to Simple Entertaining

    Kathryn at Home: A Guide to Simple Entertaining

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    Beyond pulling a room together with great fabrics and furniture pieces, Kathryn M. Ireland has an extraordinary talent for pulling together stunning tabletops and delicious meals. Here she celebrates good friends and great food in the French countryside and in southern California. In an elegant scrapbook style, she shares her notes and advice on entertaining, particularly outdoors. Join Kathryn and her talented friend Ithaka for a breakfast, lunchtime picnics, a candlelight dinner, afternoon tea, a barbecue, and a wedding--all interlaced with signature Kathryn M. Ireland fabrics.

    Kathryn M. Ireland is an interior designer, textiles designer, and consummate entertainer. She has published five previous books with Gibbs Smith, including Summers in France and Inspired By . . . She was a star on Bravo TV's Million Dollar Decorator. Her work has been seen in Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Luxe, Coastal Living and California Homes, among others.

    Ithaka Roddam is a photographer living in London.

    KEEPERS NEW/E

    KEEPERS NEW/E

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    Whether they're parents, married without kids, or single, most people want to do better at mealtime--they want to put good, nutritious food on the table, they're looking for a more diverse repertoire of dishes to prepare, and they'd like to enjoy the process more. The problem is they don't believe they have the time or ability to do it night after night. But it can be done, and Keepers will show them how.

    Drawing from two decades of trial-and-error in their own kitchens, as well as working alongside savvy chefs and talented home cooks, Campion and Brennan offer 120 appealing, satisfying recipes ideal for weeknight meals. There's an array of master recipes for classic dishes with options for substitutions, updated old favorites, one-pot meals, international dishes, super-fast ones, and others that reheat well or can be cooked in individual portions. Along with timeless recipes, Keepers is filled with invaluable tips on meal planning and preparation, all presented in an entertaining, encouraging, and empathetic style.

    Keepers

    gives cooks all of the tools they need to become more efficient, confident, and creative in the kitchen. It will help them survive the Monday-to-Friday dinner rush with their sanity and kitchens intact, and also have some fun along the way.

    Let's Cook French, a Family Cookbook: Cuisinons Francais, Un Livre Pour Toute La Famille

    Let's Cook French, a Family Cookbook: Cuisinons Francais, Un Livre Pour Toute La Famille

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    2016 IACP Award Finalist!

    According to Jacques Pepin, "the moment for a child to be in the kitchen is from the moment they are born." Previously published under the title Kids Cook French, Let's Cook French, written by his daughter Claudine Pepin, is a fun, interactive, bilingual family cookbook that introduces the art and joy of French cooking--featuring 30 classic recipes, along with notes on French culture and suggested menus for your next family soirée.


    With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and hands-on preparation, Let's Cook French offers a total immersion in French culinary culture. Each left-hand page in English is mirrored in French on the right and food terms are called out bilingually throughout, creating the perfect format for language learning. Featured are authentic French recipes that are easy for young chefs to follow, including starters, main courses, sides, and desserts. Sweet illustrations by Claudine's father, legendary chef Jacques Pépin, and daughter Shorey, add charm to the pages throughout.

    Prepare with your family:

  • Vichyssoise
  • Boeuf Bourguignon
  • Salade Niçoise
  • Spinach in Bechamel
  • Crème brûlée
  • Crêpes
  • With this interactive cookbook and cultural guide, your child's imagination and creativity will be sparked, as will your deeper connection with them.

    Also available in this series: Let's Cook Spanish and Let's Cook Italian.


    Selon Jacques Pepin, « la place d'un enfant dans la cuisine doit se faire dès sa naissance ». Écrit par sa fille Claudine Pepin et précédemment publié sous le titre Les enfants cuisinent à la française, Cuisinons français est un livre de recettes familiales amusant, interactif et bilingue et une introduction à l'art et au bonheur de la cuisine française - il comprend 30 recettes classiques, des anecdotes sur la culture française et des suggestions de menus pour vos prochaines soirées en famille.

    Avec un accent mis sur les ingrédients frais et des préparations pratiques, Cuisinons français offre une immersion complète dans la culture culinaire française. Chaque page de gauche rédigée en anglais est traduite en français sur celle de droite, les termes culinaires sont mentionnés dans les deux langues tout au long du livre, ce qui crée le format parfait pour un apprentissage bilingue.
    Sont mises à l'honneur des recettes françaises authentiques faciles à suivre pour les jeunes chefs, contenant des entrées, des plats, des accompagnements et des desserts. De savoureuses illustrations réalisées par le père de Claudine, le légendaire chef Jacques Pepin, et Shorey, sa fille, ajoutent du charme au fil des pages.

    Préparez en famille:

  • Une Vichyssoise
  • Un boeuf bourguignon
  • Une salade niçoise
  • Des épinards à la béchamel
  • De la crème brûlée
  • Des crêpes
  • Ce livre de recettes et guide culturel ludique éveillera l'imagination et la créativité de vos enfants et vous rapprochera encore plus d'eux.

    Également disponible dans cette série: Cuisinons espagnol et Cuisinons italien.