Cookery
Consider the Oyster
Consider the Oyster
Paperback      ISBN: 0865473358

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 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.

Give a Girl a Knife: A Memoir
Give a Girl a Knife
A Memoir
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.
Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food (Indian Cookbook, Books about Indian Seasoning, Beautiful Cookbooks)
Season
Big Flavors, Beautiful Food (Indian Cookbook, Books about Indian Seasoning, Beautiful Cookbooks)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452163995
"Quite simply beautiful food-wide-ranging, inspiring, and infused with an enlivening and generous sensibility."--Nigella Lawson, author of At My Table

Includes 100 easy-to-cook and delicious recipes: Season by Nik Sharma features delicious and intriguing recipes plus 270 of the most beautiful photographs ever seen in a cookbook. The bold flavors of Indian cooking combine with familiar ingredients and recipes of the American South and California in fresh ways. Rest assured there is nothing intimidating here. Season, like Nik, welcomes everyone to the table
  • The James Beard Nominee 2019 for Best Cookbook Photography.
  • Stunning photography brings the dishes and overall experience to life in a charming and enticing way.
  • More than a modern Indian cookbook, it walks readers through the range of healthy ingredients, techniques, and cooking with spices including turmeric, saffron, and za'atar in the warm and clear style familiar to fans of Nik's award-winning food blog, A Brown Table.
  • This beautiful cookbook will be a go-to for not only exploring the bold flavors and seasoning of Indian cooking, but also to admire the inspiring photographs.
Named Best Cookbook by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Food Network, Bon Appetit, Food52 (Piglet Finalist), Edible Communities, The BBC, The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The National Post, and The New Zealand Listener.

Season introduces home cooks to a new way to prepare dishes and think about flavor.

Intriguing and easy recipes include Deviled Eggs with Creamy Tahini and Za'atar, Caprese Salad with Sweet Tamarind Dressing, Steak with Orange Peel and Coriander, Roasted Young Carrots with Sesame, Chili, and Nori, Chat Masala-Grilled Pork Chops, Spicy Chocolate Chip-Hazelnut Cookies, Apple Masala Chai Cake, Pomegranate Moscow Mule, and many more.

Nik Sharma is the writer, photographer, and recipe developer behind the critically acclaimed blog, A Brown Table. His meteoric rise in the food scene has brought him two IACP Digital Media Awards and a Saveur Best Food Blog Award finalist spot.
The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well
The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook
A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well
Paperback      ISBN: 1611802296
Eat delicious seasonal food, balance the body, and heal the gut with simplified, traditional Ayurvedic wisdom and over 100 simple recipes designed to get you cooking in the kitchen.

Even the simplest Ayurveda practices complement Western medicine because of their focus on righting imbalance before it creates disease. Keeping digestion on track is the key to health in Ayurveda, and eating natural, homemade foods in accordance with personal constitution and changes in environment is often all that is needed to bring a body back into balance. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook inspires yogis and nonyogis alike to get into the kitchen and explore this time-honored system of seasonal eating for health and nourishment.

Ditching processed food and learning to eat well at home are the first steps you can take to relieving imbalance. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook removes many of the obstacles by showing you how straightforward and accessible preparing your own delicious, seasonal meals can be. Season by season, learn how the changing weather and qualities in your environment both mirror and influence your body and appetite. Lifestyle advice on meal planning, self-care regimens, and how to ensure health during the change of seasons is included throughout. And the no-fuss recipes will get you eager to cook.

To expand your cooking repertoire, you'll also learn foundational "everyday" recipes that can be adapted to any season and any dosha: once you understand the blueprint of a basic dish, you can recreate it in your kitchen year-round, using seasonal produce, grains, and flavors for health and nourishment.
Feeding a Family: Simple and Healthy Weeknight Meals the Whole Family Will Love
Feeding a Family
Simple and Healthy Weeknight Meals the Whole Family Will Love
Paperback      ISBN: 1611807433
40 seasonal meals, 100 recipes, and loads of tips and strategies to make weeknight dinners work

Reclaim the family dinner In Feeding a Family, nutritionist and mom Sarah Waldman lays out all the tools you need to break out of the mealtime rut and turn dinner into a nutritionally fulfilling and happy occasion--despite busy schedules, long work days, and picky eaters. Through forty complete meals, you'll discover hearty dinners the whole family will love, including:

- A meal for using up the best summer garden produce: Make-ahead Zucchini, Beef, and Haloumi Cheese Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce paired with Tomato, Peach, and Red Onion Panzanella and Lemon-Blackberry Custard
- A cozy and comforting dinner for a frenzied fall day: Creamy Tomato and Spinach Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons and Pear Pie in Cornmeal Crust
- The perfect meal for the busiest night of the week: Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken with Sweet Peas and Lemon-Pecan Shortbread Cookies
- A warming (and fun) winter meal: One-pot Slurpee Noodle Bowls with simple Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Date Truffles for dessert
- Sunday suppers for when you have a bit more time to play in the kitchen, such as Homemade Pasta with Heirloom Tomato Sauce and Pavlova with Blueberries

With suggestions for including older kids in mealtime prep, tips for feeding baby, and ideas for extending ingredients for "tomorrow's dinner," Feeding a Family is a playbook that includes the whole family.
Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies: 100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul
Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies
100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul
Hardcover      ISBN: 1510716297
Be a happy, healthy, wellness warrior with over 100 recipes designed to bring you vibrant health--herbal teas, lemonades, coffees, wheatgrass, invigorating juices, sensation smoothies, and so much more.

Brought to you by Jessica Jean Weston, Holistic Health Coach and Owner/Executive Chef of Superfresh Organic Caf , Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies provides readers with simple recipes that debunk the fanciful mystery of adaptogens, herbs, superfoods, and fermentation for everyday enjoyment, while still dressing to impress all those who happen to grace your kitchen space.

With several staple drinks for day-to-day consumption, medicinal shots for prevention and seasonal wellness, and fermented concoctions for an extra special probiotic-rich kick, there's something for all forms of hydration Recipes include:
  • Raspberry Chia Lemonade
  • Super-Hroine Iced Coffee
  • Chaga Chai
  • Elderberry Immune Boost
  • Watermenlon Mint Fresca
  • Kimchi Bloody Mary
  • Mocha Dream
  • Holy Cacao
  • Berry Melon Bliss
  • Orange Dreamsicle
  • Beet Kvaas
  • More

As an extra bonus, Weston has included three of her favorite cleanses for detoxing and hitting a reset button during seasonal and major life transitions: Juice cleanse

Raw cleanse, Ayurvedic-inspired cleanse.

Along with the recipes, you'll find full-color photographs of the drinks, details on the superfoods that are used to make them, and a comprehensive food glossary.
Burn the Place: A Memoir
Burn the Place
A Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 1572842679
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

A singular, powerfully expressive debut memoir that traces one chef's struggle to find her place and what happens once she does.

Burn the Place is a galvanizing memoir that chronicles Iliana Regan's journey from foraging on the family farm to running her Michelin-starred restaurant, Elizabeth. Her story is raw like that first bite of wild onion, alive with startling imagery, and told with uncommon emotional power.

Regan grew up the youngest of four headstrong girls on a small farm in Northwest Indiana. While gathering raspberries as a toddler, Regan preternaturally understood to pick just the ripe fruit and leave the rest for another day. In the family's leaf-strewn fields, the orange flutes of chanterelles beckoned her while they eluded others.

Regan has had this intense, almost otherworldly connection with food and the earth it comes from since her childhood, but connecting with people has always been more difficult. She was a little girl who longed to be a boy, gay in an intolerant community, an alcoholic before she turned twenty, and a woman in an industry dominated by men--she often felt she "wasn't made for this world," and as far as she could tell, the world tended to agree. But as she learned to cook in her childhood farmhouse, got her first restaurant job at age fifteen, taught herself cutting-edge cuisine while running a "new gatherer" underground supper club, and worked her way from front-of-house staff to running her own kitchen, Regan found that food could help her navigate the strangeness of the world around her.

Regan cooks with instinct, memory, and an emotional connection to her ingredients that can't be taught. Written from that same place of instinct and emotion, Burn the Place tells Regan's story in raw and vivid prose and brings readers into a world--from the Indiana woods to elite Chicago kitchens--that is entirely original and unforgettable.
Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes
Keys to Good Cooking
A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes
Paperback      ISBN: 0143122312

The answers to many kitchen conundrums in one easy-to-use volume, from the author of the acclaimed culinary classic On Food and Cooking

Harold McGee is our foremost expert on the science of cooking, advising professional chefs worldwide. Now he offers the same authoritative advice for food lovers everywhere in Keys to Good Cooking. A companion volume to recipe books, a touchstone for spotting flawed recipes and making the best of them, Keys to Good Cooking is a welcome aid for cooks of all types--translating the modern science of cooking into immediately useful information. Taking home cooks from market to table--and teaching them the best way to select, prepare, and present an amazing array of food--Keys to Good Cooking is an invaluable resource for anyone who prepares food and wants to do it well.
Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook: A Cookbook
Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525573348
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER - GOOP COOKBOOK CLUB PICK - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker - Food52 - Library Journal

A modern approach to mastering the art of cooking at home from the food director at Bon App tit, with more than 70 innately flexible recipes.

The indispensable recipes and streamlined cooking techniques in Where Cooking Begins are an open invitation to dive into Carla Lalli Music's laid-back cooking style. The food director at Bon App tit, her intuitive recipes are inspired by the meals she makes at home for her family and friends and the joy she takes in feeding them. Here, too, is her guide to the six essential cooking methods that will show you how to make everything without over-complicating anything--and every recipe includes suggestions for swaps and substitutions, so you'll never feel stuck or stymied.

Where Cooking Begins is also the first recent cookbook to connect the way we shop to the way we cook. Music's modern approach--pick up your fresh ingredients a few times a week, and fill your pantry with staples bought online--will make you want to click on a burner and slide out a cutting board the minute you get home.

The no-fail techniques, textured recipes, and strategies in Where Cooking Begins will make you a great cook.

Praise for Where Cooking Begins

"An ideal tool kit to transform a timid cook into an adventurous and confident improviser."--Helen Rosner, The New Yorker

" Carla Lalli Music] is like everyone's favorite aunt, the one who shows up and makes surprising things happen. Her superpower is that she believes in you as a cook. . . . Where Cooking Begins is her 250-page argument that you should believe in yourself, too."--Julia Moskin, The New York Times

"Carla Lalli Music knows how to help with ingredients, strategy and technique, but most important of all, she understands how to help you become confident as a cook."--Nigella Lawson

"A gorgeous new cookbook from Bon App tit's former food director Carla Lalli Music, Where Cooking Begins presents a beautiful guide to truly modern cooking. Laid back and built to share, these simple but sophisticated recipes are the kind you accidentally memorize and learn to live by."--The Chalkboard

"If you loved Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, this is the next book for you."--PureWow
More with Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple
More with Less
Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611804701
2019 James Beard Award Nominee (Health & Special Diets)

A sophisticated, yet simple take on cooking with whole foods--filled with creative combinations that use fewer ingredients to elevate everyday fare into something extraordinary.

This is not your average healthy cookbook.
This is slow food fast.
This is high-impact flavor in ten ingredients or less.
This is clean eating for the modern palate and schedule.
This is food you want to eat.

Think of the recipes as simple equations. Using a few ingredients + easy preparations + homemade condiments, author Jodi Moreno gives you the tools you need to create complex flavors with little effort. This food is perfect for a busy day but sophisticated enough to share.

With foolproof recipes like:
Coconut + Ginger + Turmeric + Oats
Honey Roasted Nectarines + Kale + Pine Nut + Oat Croutons
Harissa + Coconut Milk + Delicata Squash + Lentils
Salmon + Broccoli + Spicy Ginger Sesame Mustard
Apple + Miso + Date Crisp

Elegant, delicious, nourishing. This is More with Less.