A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste
Paperback ISBN: 0143128094
A professional journalist describes how she left her job to enter into the world of wine tasting, as well her attempts to understand wine culture and what makes people obsessed with this type of drink.
Hardcover ISBN: 0711238545
'Beautifully simple recipes from one of Britain's unsung culinary heroes.' (Nigel Slater Observer Food Monthly) 'If you only buy one cookbook this year, it should probably be this one.' (Telegraph Magazine) Clarke's is the legendary Notting Hill restaurant that pioneered seasonal fine dining in British cuisine. To mark the restaurant's 30th birthday year, Sally Clarke, the award winning chef, restaurateur and author has chosen a handful of recipes for each of her favorite 30 ingredients. The simple idea of cooking with the freshest and best market produce, Sally Clarke's vision for thirty years, is at the heart of her new book of ninety-five recipes.
An Amateur's Adventures As Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-quoting Butcher in Tuscany
Paperback ISBN: 1400034477
A staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Among the Thugs offers an exuberant, witty account of his entry into the world of a professional cook-in-training, documenting his experiences in the kitchen of Mario Batali's acclaimed restaurant Babbo, his apprenticeships with Batali's former teachers, his relationship with Batali, and his immersion in the world of food. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Unlocking Culinary Genius - with Wisdom, Inspiration, and Ideas from the World's Most Creative Chefs
Hardcover ISBN: 0316267805
How does one get to be a great cook--the kind who can walk into a kitchen and create a dish from scratch and know exactly how to make it taste delicious? In this extraordinary new exploration of culinary greatness, Karen Page reveals the secrets and techniques that the best chefs use to create memorable, delicious meals. For professional and home cooks alike, Page shows how we can all answer a universal question: How do I cook something new tonight? As Page shows, good cooking is not just the right recipe or ingredients: it's a mental approach we can all cultivate--and on the subject of such "food IQ," Karen Page's insight is unrivaled. She will supplement her two decades of culinary experience with more than a hundred interviews with leading chefs from around the world. Page's books display a profound intelligence and intuition about the world of food, chefs, and cooking-and they are supported by an extraordinary set of personal and professional connections. Page has anticipated or created culinary trends from her very first book, and KITCHEN CREATIVITY will lead cooks of all kinds to greater skill and creativity.
Consider the Fork
A History of How We Cook and Eat
Paperback ISBN: 0465056970
"Wilson's book offers a novel approach to food writing, presenting a history of eating habits and mores through the lens of the technologies we use to prepare, serve, and consume food. This book tells the history of food through its tools across different eras and continents to present a fully rounded account of humans' evolving relationship to kitchen technology"--
Gastronomy of Italy
Hardcover ISBN: 1862059586
Revised, updated, and illustrated with new photography, this is the seminal work on Italian cooking—its regions, ingredients, and techniques This classic book leaves no stone unturned in its exploration of Italian gastronomy. Anna del Conte, the doyenne of Italian cooking, defines the country's regions, ingredients, dishes, and techniques for a new generation in her comprehensive explanation of its culinary terms. The 200 recipes include the great dishes from every major region of Italy. Variations on the classics—pasta, polenta, gnocchi, risotto, and pizzas—sit alongside Anna's recipes for versions of Italian favorites, such as peperonata, lamb fricasee, and ossobucco. Specially commissioned photographs of the dishes and illustrations of the ingredients and techniques make this a truly unique and invaluable book. Includes dual measures.
Blood, Bones & Butter
The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Paperback ISBN: 0812980883
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Blood, Bones & Butter follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years: the rural kitchen of her childhood, where her adored mother stood over the six-burner with an oily wooden spoon in hand; the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, where she was often fed by complete strangers and learned the essence of hospitality; Hamilton’s own kitchen at Prune, with its many unexpected challenges; and the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law, who serves as the link between Hamilton’s idyllic past and her own future family—the result of a prickly marriage that nonetheless yields lasting dividends. By turns epic and intimate, Gabrielle Hamilton’s story is told with uncommon honesty, grit, humor, and passion. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
History, Terroirs, Varieties
Paperback ISBN: 0228100275
An updated edition of the "World's Best Tea Book" acclaimed by the 2014 World Tea Awards. This widely praised bestseller has been updated to incorporate the changing tastes of tea drinkers, developments in production, the impact of climate change, and an expanded and more highly developed tea market. This third edition improves Tea with this revised and extended content plus new photographs. TeaTime Magazine called Tea "the reference work we've been waiting for", noting its value to students. Library Journal praised Tea as a "definitive guide to tea (that) will appeal to die-hard tea enthusiasts." Tea House Times found Tea "impressive, well researched, and complete." Tea takes readers on an escorted tour of the world's tea-growing countries -- China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa -- where they will discover how, like a fine wine, it is "terroir" (soil and climate) that gives a tea its unique characteristics. The authors own the popular Camellia Sinensis Tea House in Montreal which imports teas directly from producers in these countries. Each author focuses on specific tea regions where they travel every year to work with growers and producers, discover new teas and keep abreast of developments that might, for example, remove a tea from the tea house's menu. The book covers black, green, white, yellow, oolong, pu'er, perfumed, aromatic and smoked teas and includes: - An overview of the history of tea - Tea families, varieties, cultivars and grades - How tea is grown, harvested and processed - The tea trade worldwide - Profile interviews with tea industry personalities. Special features that loyal tea drinkers will especially enjoy are: - Local tastes and methods of preparing tea (e.g. macha) - Tasting notes and infusion accessories - Teapot recommendations - Caffeine, antioxidant and biochemical properties of 35 teas - 15 gourmet recipes using tea - A directory of 42 select teas.
The Best American Food Writing 2018
Paperback ISBN: 1328662241
“Food writing is stepping out,” legendary food writer Ruth Reichl declares at the start of this, the inaugural edition of Best American Food Writing. “It’s about time…Food is, in a very real sense, redesigning the world.” Indeed, the twenty-eight pieces in this volume touch on every pillar of society: from the sense memories that connect a family through food, to the scientific tinkering that gives us new snacks to share, to the intersections of culinary culture with some of our most significant political issues. At times a celebration, at times a critique, at times a wondrous reverie, the Best American Food Writing 2018 is brimming with delights both circumspect and sensuous. Dig in!
24 Hours on the Line
Paperback ISBN: 0804177899
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME The back must slave to feed the belly. . . . In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. Here readers will find all the details, in rapid-fire succession, of what it takes to deliver an exceptional plate of food—the journey to excellence by way of exhaustion. Told in second-person narrative, Sous Chef is an immersive, adrenaline-fueled run that offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the food service industry, allowing readers to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors, in real time. This exhilarating account provides regular diners and food enthusiasts alike a detailed insider’s perspective, while offering fledgling professional cooks an honest picture of what the future holds, ultimately giving voice to the hard work and dedication around which chefs have built their careers. In a kitchen where the highest standards are upheld and one misstep can result in disaster,Sous Chef conjures a greater appreciation for the thought, care, and focus that go into creating memorable and delicious fare. With grit, wit, and remarkable prose, Michael Gibney renders a beautiful and raw account of this demanding and sometimes overlooked profession, offering a nuanced perspective on the craft and art of food and service. Praise for Sous Chef “This is excellent writing—excellent!—and it is thrilling to see a debut author who has language and story and craft so well in hand. Though I would never ask my staff to read my own book, I would happily require them to read Michael Gibney’s.