The Art of Fermentation
An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World
Hardcover ISBN: 160358286x
"'The Art of Fermentation' is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners. While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and eveneconomics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information--how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more. With full-color illustrations and extended resources, this book provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself. Readers will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises. Sandor Katz has introduced what will undoubtedly remain a classic in food literature, and is the first--and only--of its kind"--
The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking
200 Nourishing Recipes That Cook Carefree, for Everyday Dinners and Weekend Feasts
Paperback ISBN: 1558328793
Paleo goes slow in this cookbook inspired by global cuisine. In The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking, well-respected and widely read paleo blogger Natalie Perry focuses mostly on main courses for dinner, but there are breakfast, lunch, snack, and sweets/desserts ideas as well. The more than 200 recipes in the book include appetizers and snacks, soups and chilis, poultry, beef, pork and lamb, fish and seafood, vegetable sides, desserts, and pantry basics. The recipes are creative and new incorporating global flavors with roots in Asian, Latin, and Middle Eastern cuisines. Most of these recipes have never before appeared in print.
Nature's Cure-All for Health and Nutrition, With Delicious Recipes for Broths, Soups, Stews and Risottos
Paperback ISBN: 1911127179
Nourishing, restorative and comforting, bone broth is the concentrated meaty elixir with a clear, bright, essential flavour. It's a pick-me-up with curative powers that you can drink on the hoof and is good to go. And it combines the magic of prehistoric times with the scientifically proven nutritional benefits of our modern age -- it transcends cultures, generations and centuries. Whether you call it broth, bouillon or brodo, it's good for your health, your gut, your immune system, your bones, joints and skin, and is a simple route to enjoying optimum health and wellbeing. This innovative book explains why bone broth is so healthy and nutritious and how you can harness its essential goodness in your everyday diet. The delicious recipes can be used by people who are detoxing or following the Paleo Diet as well as the 5:2 Diet (especially on fasting days). All the broths, soups and stews featured are easy to prepare and do not require any specialist skills, making them accessible and user-friendly for even the most basic and inexperienced cook. With over 100 recipes for soups, stews and casseroles, risottos and sauces, each with a health-giving broth at its core, this is an essential guide to harnessing the curative powers of broth and improving your digestive health.
The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs
An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World
Hardcover ISBN: 0062375237
The Emmy-nominated host of Top Chef presents an A-to-Z compendium of spices, herbs, salts, peppers and blends that combines sumptuous photography with culinary lore and advice. 30,000 first printing.
Give a Girl a Knife
Paperback ISBN: 0307954919
A beautifully written food memoir chronicling one woman’s journey from her rural Midwestern hometown to the intoxicating world of New York City fine dining—and back again—in search of her culinary roots Before Amy Thielen frantically plated rings of truffled potatoes in some of New York City’s finest kitchens—for chefs David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten—she grew up in a northern Minnesota town home to the nation’s largest French fry factory, the headwaters of the fast food nation, with a mother whose generous cooking dripped with tenderness, drama, and an overabundance of butter. Inspired by her grandmother’s tales of cooking in the family farmhouse, Thielen moves north with her artist husband to a rustic, off-the-grid cabin deep in the woods. There, standing at the stove three times a day, she finds the seed of a growing food obsession that leads her to the sensory madhouse of New York’s top haute cuisine brigades. But, like a magnet, the foods of her youth draw her back home, where she comes face to face with her past and a curious truth: that beneath every foie gras sauce lies a rural foundation of potatoes and onions. Amy Thielen’s coming-of-age story pulses with energy, a cook’s eye for intimate detail, and a dose of dry Midwestern humor. Give a Girl a Knife offers a fresh, vivid view into New York’s high-end restaurants before returning Thielen to her roots, where she realizes that the marrow running through her bones is not demi-glace but gravy—thick with nostalgia and hard to resist.
Scraps, Wilt + Weeds
Turning Wasted Food into Plenty
Hardcover ISBN: 1455536156
Presents over one hundred recipes that emphasize sustainability by utilizing leftover food material, including carrot top pesto, fried fish scales, pumpkin skin powder, and fallen fruit dessert.
Cooking in a Small Kitchen
Hardcover ISBN: 1250128382
Cooking in a Small Kitchen is a four-star cooking guide that shows you how to cut loose like a cordon bleu chef in a kitchen the size of a closet. If cramped quarters have stifled your menu or limited your company for dinner, Arthur Schwartz, expansive Daily News food editor, tells you how to prepare delicious, sophisticated cuisine in a pinch for yourself and any number of guests. A devotee of the small kitchen himself (“the small size of your kitchen actually dictates a few of the basic rules of good, basic cooking and sensible easting
Modern Meat Kitchen
Hardcover ISBN: 1849757267
Miranda Ballard, of the Modern Meat Shop in London, provides the ultimate guide to cooking meat at home. She recommends the cuts of meat to choose for different types of dish, as well as what questions to ask your butcher. There is advice on buying according to the season and informative charts of all the cuts. With the increased popularity of high-welfare meat, there is a wealth of information about sourcing meat that is farmed responsibly. Learn the basics behind animal-husbandry and you will feel well-equipped knowing what to ask your butcher when buying meat. There are more than 90 recipes for classic dishes and innovative ideas, ranging from quick and easy lunches to impressive evening meals. Cook The Perfect Steak for a quick midweek meal, put together a hearty Coq au Vin when you have more time at the weekend, or opt for a Slow-cooked Lamb Shoulder when you have the family round for Sunday lunch. There are also wonderful suggestions for using up leftovers and preparing the perfect accompaniments, from Yorkshire Puddings and Gravy to Frites and Slaw. Whether you want to get the best out of an inexpensive cut, use up some leftovers or find accurate cooking times for your Sunday roast, this is an invaluable resource for today’s modern meat-eaters and a celebration of preparing and cooking meals at home.
What She Ate
Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories
Paperback ISBN: 0143131508
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2017 One of NPR Fresh Air's "Books to Close Out a Chaotic 2017" NPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2017’s Great Reads “How lucky for us readers that Shapiro has been listening so perceptively for decades to the language of food.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR Fresh Air Six “mouthwatering” (Eater.com) short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking, probing how their attitudes toward food can offer surprising new insights into their lives, and our own. Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives—social and cultural, personal and political. Yet most biographers pay little attention to people’s attitudes toward food, as if the great and notable never bothered to think about what was on the plate in front of them. Once we ask how somebody relates to food, we find a whole world of different and provocative ways to understand her. Food stories can be as intimate and revealing as stories of love, work, or coming-of-age. Each of the six women in this entertaining group portrait was famous in her time, and most are still famous in ours; but until now, nobody has told their lives from the point of view of the kitchen and the table. What She Ate is a lively and unpredictable array of women; what they have in common with one another (and us) is a powerful relationship with food. They include Dorothy Wordsworth, whose food story transforms our picture of the life she shared with her famous poet brother; Rosa Lewis, the Edwardian-era Cockney caterer who cooked her way up the social ladder; Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and rigorous protector of the worst cook in White House history; Eva Braun, Hitler’s mistress, who challenges our warm associations of food, family, and table; Barbara Pym, whose witty books upend a host of stereotypes about postwar British cuisine; and Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan, whose commitment to “having it all” meant having almost nothing on the plate except a supersized portion of diet gelatin.