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Kitchen Creativity: Unlocking Culinary Genius-With Wisdom, Inspiration, and Ideas from the World's Most Creative Chefs
Kitchen Creativity
Unlocking Culinary Genius-With Wisdom, Inspiration, and Ideas from the World's Most Creative Chefs
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316267805
Unlock your creative potential with the world's most imaginative chefs. In this groundbreaking exploration of culinary genius, the authors of The Flavor Bible reveal the surprising strategies great chefs use to do what they do best.

Beyond a cookbook, Kitchen Creativity is a paradigm-shifting guide to inventive cooking (without recipes ) that will inspire you to think, improvise, and cook like the world's best chefs. Great cooking is as much about intuition and imagination as it is about flavor and technique.

Kitchen Creativity distills brilliant insights into these creative processes from more than 100 top restaurant kitchens, including the Bazaar, Blue Hill, Daniel, Dirt Candy, Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad, Gramercy Tavern, the Inn at Little Washington, Le Bernardin, Oleana, Rustic Canyon, Saison, Single Thread, and Topolobampo.

Based on four years of extensive research and dozens of in-depth interviews, Kitchen Creativity illuminates the method (and occasional madness) of culinary invention.

Part I reveals how to learn foundational skills, including how to appreciate, taste, and season classic dishes (Stage 1: Mastery), before reinventing the classics from a new perspective (Stage 2: Alchemy). Einstein's secret of genius-combinatory play-pushes chefs to develop unique creations and heighten their outer and inner senses (Stage 3: Creativity). Part II's A-to-Z entries are an invaluable culinary idea generator, with exercises to prompt new imaginings.

You'll also discover: experts' criteria for creating new dishes, desserts, and drinks; comprehensive seasonality charts to spark inspiration all year long; how to season food like a pro, and how to create complex yet balanced layers of flavor; the amazing true stories of historic dishes, like how desperate maitre d' "Nacho" Anaya invented nachos; and proven tips to jump-start your creative process.

The ultimate reference for culinary brainstorming, Kitchen Creativity will spur your creativity to new heights, both in the kitchen and beyond.
Dining in: Highly Cookable Recipes: A Cookbook
Dining in: Highly Cookable Recipes
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 045149699x
Discover the cookbook featuring "drool-worthy yet decidedly unfussy food" (Goop) that set today's trends and is fast becoming a modern classic.

"This is not a cookbook. It's a treasure map."--Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle - NPR - Epicurious - Newsday - KCRW's Good Food - The Fader - American Express Essentials

Alison Roman's Salted Butter and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread made her Instagram-famous. But all of the recipes in Dining In have one thing in common: they make even the most oven-phobic or restaurant-crazed person want to stay home and cook. They prove that casual doesn't have to mean boring, simple doesn't have to be uninspired, and that more steps or ingredients don't always translate to a better plate of food.

Vegetable-forward but with an affinity for a mean steak and a deep regard for fresh fish, Dining In is all about building flavor and saving time. Alison's ingenuity seduces seasoned cooks, while her warm, edgy writing makes these recipes practical and approachable enough for the novice. With 125 recipes for effortlessly chic dishes that are full of quick-trick techniques (think slathering roast chicken in anchovy butter, roasting citrus to ramp up the flavor, and keeping boiled potatoes in the fridge for instant crispy smashed potatoes), she proves that dining in brings you just as much joy as eating out.

Praise for Dining In

"Sorry, restaurants. Superstar Alison Roman has given us recipes so delicious, so meltdown-proof--and so fun to read--we're going to be cooking at home for a while. Quite possibly forever."--Christine Muhlke, editor at large, Bon App tit

"Anyone who wants the aesthetic, quality, and creativity of a Brooklyn restaurant without having to go to a Brooklyn restaurant will love Alison Roman's cookbook. It's filled with recipes that are both unique and approachable. Reading it, you'll find yourself thinking 'I would have never thought of making this but I want to make it right now.'"--BuzzFeed

"Dining In is exactly how I want to cook: with bright, fresh flavors, minimal technique, and no pretense. This isn't just a bunch of great recipes, but a manifesto on how one original, opinionated home cook sees the world."--Amanda Hesser, co-founder, Food52
Cravings: Hungry for More: A Cookbook
Cravings: Hungry for More
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 1524759724
Cravings: Hungry for More takes us further into Chrissy's kitchen . . . and life.

It's a life of pancakes that remind you of blueberry pie, eating onion dip with your glam squad, banana bread that breaks the internet, and a little something called Pad Thai Carbonara. After two years of parenthood, falling in love with different flavors, and relearning the healing power of comfort food, this book is like Chrissy's new edible diary:

- recipes for quick-as-a-snap meals (Pan-Seared Fish with Herby Browned Butter; Jalape o Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese)
- recipes for lighter, brighter, healthier-ish living (Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad with Lime Dressing; Vegetable Noodles with Parm & Basil)
- recipes that, well, are gonna put you to bed, holding your belly (Skillet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies; Sleepytime Stew & Cream Cheese Smashed Potatoes)

And all of these delicious meals will have you hungry for more.
Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over
Nothing Fancy
Unfussy Food for Having People Over
Hardcover      ISBN: 0451497015
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The social media star, New York Times columnist, and author of Dining In helps you nail dinner with unfussy food and the permission to be imperfect.

"Enemy of the mild, champion of the bold, Ms. Roman offers recipes in Nothing Fancy that are crunchy, cheesy, tangy, citrusy, fishy, smoky and spicy."--Julia Moskin, The New York Times

IACP AWARD FINALIST - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review - The New Yorker - NPR - The Washington Post - San Francisco Chronicle - BuzzFeed - The Guardian - Food Network

An unexpected weeknight meal with a neighbor or a weekend dinner party with fifteen of your closest friends--either way and everywhere in between, having people over is supposed to be fun, not stressful. This abundant collection of all-new recipes--heavy on the easy-to-execute vegetables and versatile grains, paying lots of close attention to crunchy, salty snacks, and with love for all the meats--is for gatherings big and small, any day of the week.

Alison Roman will give you the food your people want (think DIY martini bar, platters of tomatoes, pots of coconut-braised chicken and chickpeas, pans of lemony turmeric tea cake) plus the tips, sass, and confidence to pull it all off. With Nothing Fancy, any night of the week is worth celebrating.

Praise for Nothing Fancy

" Nothing Fancy] is full of the sort of recipes that sound so good, one contemplates switching off any and all phones, calling in sick, and cooking through the bulk of them."--Food52

" Nothing Fancy] exemplifies that classic Roman approach to cooking: well-known ingredients rearranged in interesting and compelling ways for young home cooks who want food that looks (and photographs) as good as it tastes."--Grub Street
How to Grill
How to Grill
Paperback      ISBN: 0761120149

Winner of an IACP Cookbook Award, How to Grill is "the definitive how-to guide for anyone passionate about grilling, from the newest beginner to the most sophisticated chef" (Tom Colicchio).

A full-color, photograph-by-photograph, step-by-step technique book, How to Grill gets to the core of the grilling experience by showing and telling exactly how it's done. With more than 1,000 full-color photographs, How to Grill shows 100 techniques, from how to set up a three-tiered fire to how to grill a prime rib, a porterhouse, a pork tenderloin, or a chicken breast. There are techniques for smoking ribs, cooking the perfect burger, rotisserieing a whole chicken, barbecuing a fish; for grilling pizza, shellfish, vegetables, tofu, fruit, and s'mores. Bringing the techniques to life are over 100 all-new recipes--Beef Ribs with Chinese Spices, Grilled Side of Salmon with Mustard Glaze, Prosciutto-Wrapped, Rosemary-Grilled Scallops--and hundreds of inside tips.
The Vegan Planet, Revised Edition: 425 Irresistible Recipes with Fantastic Flavors from Home and Around the World
The Vegan Planet, Revised Edition
425 Irresistible Recipes with Fantastic Flavors from Home and Around the World
Paperback      ISBN: 1558328319
The now-classic cookbook that revolutionized animal-free cooking, Robin Robertson's Vegan Planet takes you around the globe with over 425 internationally inspired, straightforward recipes that show how varied, flavorful, and exciting vegan food can be.

Completely revised and updated, including 50 fantastically flavorful new recipes, Robin covers the expanded range of available whole grains; popular super greens, such as kale and chard; and ways to cook with minimal use of oils (including many recipes with no oil at all). She has added master recipes for ingredients such as vegan sausage and vegan cheese sauces, making it possible for you to avoid processed foods.

After a full review of the basics of vegan cooking, find a world of delicious recipes for plant-based: appetizers; soups; salads and slaws; sauces and dressings; chutneys, salsas, and other condiments; pasta; stews and chilis; pizza; main dishes; sandwiches, wraps, and burgers; breads, muffins, and biscuits; desserts; smoothies, shakes, and other drinks; and breakfasts.

Whether you are a new or experienced vegan, or are just looking to add more plant-based food to your diet, you will enjoy making and eating:
  • Scallion Pancakes with Sesame Seeds
  • Chilled Ginger-Peach Soup with Cashew Cream
  • Five-Spice Moroccan Couscous Salad
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Choron Sauce
  • Sweet Noodle Kugel with Apples and Almonds
  • African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew
  • Hoison-Drenched garlic Seitan with Baby Bok Choy
  • Fresh Tomato Pizza with Basil Pesto
  • Easy Jackfruit Tacos
  • Ginger-Spiced Scones with Cashews and Dates
  • Chocolate Layer Cake
In this ultimate vegan cookbook, discover the spirit of adventure and of culinary creativity that has cemented Robertson's reputation at the top of the vegan pantheon.
The Good Carbs Cookbook: 100 Vibrant, Smart Energy Recipes for Every Day
The Good Carbs Cookbook
100 Vibrant, Smart Energy Recipes for Every Day
Paperback      ISBN: 1743368178

Good carbs are essential. They supply the feel-good, taste-good fuel to keep you strong, boost your energy and help you stay healthy. The Good Carbs Cookbook helps you choose the best fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, lentils, seeds, nuts and grains and explains how to use them in 100 refreshingly nourishing recipes to enjoy every day, for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert. The recipes have short ingredients lists, are easy to prepare, quick to cook, long in flavour and full of sustaining goodness, so you feel fuller for longer. There is a nutritional analysis for each recipe and there are tips and helpful hints for the novice, nervous, curious or time-starved cook.

Summer Cooking
Summer Cooking
Paperback      ISBN: 1590170040

For the great English food writer Elizabeth David, summer fare means neither tepid nor timid. Her stress is always on fresh, seasonal food-- recipes that can be quickly prepared and slowly savored, from Gnocchi alla Genovese ("simply an excuse for eating pesto") to La Poule au Pot to Gooseberry Fool. Divided into such sections as Soup, Poultry and Game, Vegetables, and Dessert, her 1955 classic includes an overview of herbs as well as chapters on impromptu cooking for holidays and picnics. Chockablock with both invaluable instructions and tart rejoinders to the pallid and the overblown, Summer Cooking is a witty, precise companion for feasting in the warmer months.

The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion
The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook
Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316221899
Bestselling author, vegan goddess, and comfort food queen Isa Chandra Moskowitz is back with her biggest book ever -- to prove that making festive vegan food for any occasion can be easy, delicious, and super fun.

Gone are the days of stressing over how to please family and friends with different dietary needs. Bursting with knock-your-socks-off, mind-bogglingly tasty vegan recipes for Cinnamon Apple Crepes, Cheeseburger Pizza, Biscuits and Gravy, Churro Biscotti, and so much more, The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook will make everyone at your table happy-even meat eaters and the gluten challenged.

Isa provides everything you need to get your party started, from finger food and appetizers to casseroles, roasts, and dozens of special sides. Then comes a throng of cakes, cookies, cobblers, loaves, pies, and frozen treats to make you feel like the best dang vegan cook in the world.

You'll start with New Year's, stop for Valentine's Day on the way to Easter and Passover, party down from Cinco de Mayo through the Fourth of July, and cook through Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas. And with more than 250 seasonal recipes, you'll mix, match, and remix for every celebration in between -- filling your life with holiday cheer the whole year round.
The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World
The Art of Fermentation
An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 160358286x

Winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, and a New York Times bestseller, 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 even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information--how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more.

With two-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.