International and Ethnic Cookery
The 100 Most Jewish Foods: A Highly Debatable List
The 100 Most Jewish Foods
A Highly Debatable List
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579659063
"Your gift giv­ing prob­lems are now over--just stock up on The 100 Most Jew­ish Foods. . . . The appro­pri­ate gift for any occa­sion."
--Jewish Book Council

" A] love letter--to food, family, faith and identity, and the deliciously tangled way they come together."
--NPR's The Salt

With contributions from Ruth Reichl, ric Ripert, Joan Nathan, Michael Solomonov, Dan Barber, Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Colicchio, Maira Kalman, Melissa Clark, and many more

Tablet's list of the 100 most Jewish foods is not about the most popular Jewish foods, or the tastiest, or even the most enduring. It's a list of the most significant foods culturally and historically to the Jewish people, explored deeply with essays, recipes, stories, and context. Some of the dishes are no longer cooked at home, and some are not even dishes in the traditional sense (store-bought cereal and Stella D'oro cookies, for example). The entire list is up for debate, which is what makes this book so much fun. Many of the foods are delicious (such as babka and shakshuka). Others make us wonder how they've survived as long as they have (such as unhatched chicken eggs and jellied calves' feet). As expected, many Jewish (and now universal) favorites like matzo balls, pickles, cheesecake, blintzes, and chopped liver make the list. The recipes are global and represent all contingencies of the Jewish experience. Contributors include Ruth Reichl, ric Ripert, Joan Nathan, Michael Solomonov, Dan Barber, Gail Simmons, Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Colicchio, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, Maira Kalman, Action Bronson, Daphne Merkin, Shalom Auslander, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Phil Rosenthal, among many others. Presented in a gifty package, The 100 Most Jewish Foods is the perfect book to dip into, quote from, cook from, and launch a spirited debate.
Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey
Istanbul and Beyond
Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544444310
The most extensive and lushly photographed Turkish cookbook to date, by two internationally acclaimed experts

Standing at the crossroads between the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Asia, Turkey boasts astonishingly rich and diverse culinary traditions. Journalist Robyn Eckhardt and her husband, photographer David Hagerman, have spent almost twenty years discovering the country's very best dishes. Now they take readers on an unforgettable epicurean adventure, beginning in Istanbul, home to one of the world's great fusion cuisines. From there, they journey to the lesser-known provinces, opening a vivid world of flavors influenced by neighboring Syria, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, and Georgia.

From village home cooks, community bakers, caf chefs, farmers, and fishermen, they have assembled a broad, one-of-a-kind collection of authentic, easy-to-follow recipes: "The Imam Fainted" Stuffed Eggplant; Pillowy Fingerprint Flatbread; Pot-Roasted Chicken with Caramelized Onions; Stovetop Lamb Meatballs with Spice Butter; Artichoke Ragout with Peas and Favas; Green Olive Salad with Pomegranate Molasses; Apple and Raisin Hand Pies. Many of these have never before been published in English.
The Food of Northern Thailand: A Cookbook
The Food of Northern Thailand
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 045149749x
JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST - Welcome to a beautiful, deep dive into the cuisine and culture of northern Thailand with a documentarian's approach, a photographer's eye, and a cook's appetite.

Known for its herbal flavors, rustic dishes, fiery dips, and comforting noodles, the food of northern Thailand is both ancient and ever evolving. Travel province by province, village by village, and home by home to meet chefs, vendors, professors, and home cooks as they share their recipes for Muslim-style khao soi, a mild coconut beef curry with boiled and crispy fried noodles, or spiced fish steamed in banana leaves to an almost custard-like texture, or the intense, numbingly spiced meat "salads" called laap.

Featuring many recipes never before described in English and snapshots into the historic and cultural forces that have shaped this region's glorious cuisine, this journey may redefine what we think of when we think of Thai food.
The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100
The Blue Zones Kitchen
100 Recipes to Live to 100
Hardcover      ISBN: 1426220138
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.

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816699798

2018 James Beard Award Winner: Best American Cookbook

Named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2017 by NPR, The Village Voice, Smithsonian Magazine, UPROXX, New York Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Mpls. St. PaulMagazine and others


Here is real food--our indigenous American fruits and vegetables, the wild and foraged ingredients, game and fish. Locally sourced, seasonal, "clean" ingredients and nose-to-tail cooking are nothing new to Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. In his breakout book, The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen, Sherman shares his approach to creating boldly seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, at once elegant and easy.

Sherman dispels outdated notions of Native American fare--no fry bread or Indian tacos here--and no European staples such as wheat flour, dairy products, sugar, and domestic pork and beef. The Sioux Chef's healthful plates embrace venison and rabbit, river and lake trout, duck and quail, wild turkey, blueberries, sage, sumac, timpsula or wild turnip, plums, purslane, and abundant wildflowers. Contemporary and authentic, his dishes feature cedar braised bison, griddled wild rice cakes, amaranth crackers with smoked white bean paste, three sisters salad, deviled duck eggs, smoked turkey soup, dried meats, roasted corn sorbet, and hazelnut-maple bites.

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen is a rich education and a delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders.

More Mexican Everyday: Simple, Seasonal, Celebratory
More Mexican Everyday
Simple, Seasonal, Celebratory
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393081141

Rick Bayless transformed America's understanding of Mexican cuisine with his Mexican Everyday. Now, Rick returns with an all-new collection of uniquely flavorful recipes, each one the product of his evolution as a chef and champion of local, seasonal ingredients.

More Mexican Everyday teaches home cooks how to build tasty meals with a few ingredients in a short amount of time. Cooking Mexican couldn't be easier, or more delicious. Rick generously reveals the secrets of his dishes--the salsas and seasonings, mojos and adobos he employs again and again to impart soul-satisfying flavor. He explains fully the classic techniques that create so many much-beloved Mexican meals, from tacos and enchiladas to pozole and mole. Home cooks under his guidance will be led confidently to making these their go-to recipes night after night.

"Everyday" Mexican also means simplicity, so Rick dedicates individual chapters to illustrate skillful use of the slow cooker and the rice cooker. Also included are a special variation of the classic chicken-and-rice pairing, Arroz con Pollo, with an herby green seasoning, and an addictive roasted tomatillo salsa that's flavored with the same red chile seasoning brushed on his lush Grilled Red-Chile Ribs.

Rick loves to highlight the use of seasonal, diverse vegetables. The heart of this cookbook is devoted to modern creations that range from a J cama-Beet Salad inspired by Mexico's classic Christmas Eve salad to a sweet-and-tangy butternut braise. Rick's flexible imagination also transforms breakfast into a meal for any hour. His Open-Face Red Chile-Chard Omelet is as great for Wednesday night dinner as it is for Sunday brunch. Not to be forgotten is Rick's array of show-stopping desserts, among them Mexican Chocolate-Pumpkin Seed Cake and Fresh Fruit with 24-Hour Cajeta and Bitter Chocolate. In all his recipes, Rick carefully guides you through every step, suggesting ways to invent, adapt, and simplify without sacrificing flavor.

More Mexican Everyday invites you into Rick's creative kitchen to enliven the way you cook and eat with friends and family.

Ottolenghi: The Cookbook
Ottolenghi
The Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 160774418x
Available for the first time in an American edition, this debut cookbook, from bestselling authors Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi of Plenty and Jerusalem, features 140 recipes culled from the popular Ottolenghi restaurants and inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean.

Yotam Ottolenghi's four eponymous restaurants--each a patisserie, deli, restaurant, and bakery rolled into one--are among London's most popular culinary destinations. Now available for the first time in an American edition and updated with US measurements throughout, this debut cookbook from the celebrated, bestselling authors of Jerusalem and Plenty features 140 recipes culled from the popular Ottolenghi restaurants and inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean.

The recipes reflect the authors' upbringings in Jerusalem yet also incorporate culinary traditions from California, Italy, and North Africa, among others. Featuring abundant produce and numerous fish and meat dishes, as well as Ottolenghi's famed cakes and breads, Ottolenghi invites you into a world of inventive flavors and fresh, vibrant cooking.
Pride & Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet
Pride & Pudding
The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet
Hardcover      ISBN: 1743367384

Let Regula Ysewijn's Pride and Pudding take you to the heart of Britishness in this beautiful part-recipe, part-fascinating culinary history book of the British pudding that Heston Blumenthal would be proud of.

In Pride & Pudding, food photographer and writer Regula Ysewijn takes you on a journey through the fascinating culinary history of Great Britain. Hailed as "a truly wonderful thing of beauty...a very tasty masterpiece" by Jamie Oliver, Regula's Pride and Pudding contains over 80 recipes that give the reader an insight into the life and times of the Great British Pudding in its various sweet and savory forms.

With a distinctly gothic-romance aesthetic, Regula recreates the well-known puddings such as Haggis, Black pudding, Bakewell pudding and Queen of puddings, to the lesser known (yet once popular) puddings such as Snake fritters, Cabinet pudding and Mock plum pudding ice for the 21st century kitchen.

With stunning photography and fascinating facts along the way (did you know the Jam Roly-Poly was nicknamed 'Dead Man's Arm' due to the custom of it being boiled in an old shirt sleeve?), Pride and Pudding is a refreshingly different kind of cookbook that's a must for anybody who delights in British history and British food.

Appetites: A Cookbook
Appetites
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062409956

Anthony Bourdain is a man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series Parts Unknown, he has made a profession of understanding the appetites of others. These days, however, if he's cooking, it's for family and friends.

Appetites, his first cookbook in more than ten years, boils down forty-plus years of professional cooking and globe-trotting to a tight repertoire of personal favorites--dishes that everyone should (at least in Mr. Bourdain's opinion) know how to cook. Once the supposed bad boy of cooking, Mr. Bourdain has, in recent years, become the father of a little girl--a role he has embraced with enthusiasm. After years of traveling more than 200 days a year, he now enjoys entertaining at home. Years of prep lists and the hyper-organization necessary for a restaurant kitchen, however, have caused him, in his words, to have morphed into a psychotic, anally retentive, bad-tempered Ina Garten.

The result is a home-cooking, home-entertaining cookbook like no other, with personal favorites from his own kitchen and from his travels, translated into an effective battle plan that will help you terrify your guests with your breathtaking efficiency.

The Korean Kimchi Cookbook: 78 Fiery Recipes for Korea's Legendary Pickled and Fermented Vegetables
The Korean Kimchi Cookbook
78 Fiery Recipes for Korea's Legendary Pickled and Fermented Vegetables
Paperback      ISBN: 0804848602
  • Kimchi is enjoying a surge of popularity as health-conscious diners and adventurous eaters add this spicy super-food to their diets
  • This comprehensive celebration of Korean cuisine includes a cultural and historical overview of Korea's national dish
  • An appetizing way to include more vegetables with probiotics, vitamins, and enzymes in a balanced diet
  • Organized by season to emphasize prime ingredients