American Regional Cookery
A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine
Hardcover ISBN: 1579657389
American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee, who, like Anthony Bourdain or Gabrielle Hamilton, is as much a writer as he is a chef, that first surprising bite is just the beginning. What about the people behind the food? What about the traditions, the innovations, the memories? A natural-born storyteller, Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating narratives from every corner of the country. There’s a Cambodian couple in Lowell, Massachusetts, and their efforts to re-create the flavors of their lost country. A Uyghur café in New York’s Brighton Beach serves a noodle soup that seems so very familiar and yet so very exotic—one unexpected ingredient opens a window onto an entirely unique culture. A beignet from Café du Monde in New Orleans, as potent as Proust’s madeleine, inspires a narrative that tunnels through time, back to the first Creole cooks, then forward to a Korean rice-flour hoedduck and a beignet dusted with matcha. Sixteen adventures, sixteen vibrant new chapters in the great evolving story of American cuisine. And forty recipes, created by Lee, that bring these new dishes into our own kitchens.
The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook
Local Food, Local Restaurants, Local Recipes
Hardcover ISBN: 0760347107
With The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook, you can recreate delicious local dishes, as prepared at some of the state's most beloved restaurants and cafes. Locally grown food can't be beat for flavor, nutrition, or beauty. From the Twin Cities to the North Shore and in between, many of Minnesota's best restaurants use locally grown produce and meats to create their finest dishes. The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook celebrates the best of our state with 100 local recipes from the state's finest restaurants, cafés, and bed and breakfasts, using incredibly fresh ingredients from regional farmers, markets, and organic producers. Restaurant profiles will tempt those who want adventures on the road as well as in the kitchenâ??you'll find yourself planning a trip to taste these inspired dishes. Local favorite recipes range from breakfast to dessert and include: Lois's Buttermilk Pancakes, Wild Mushroom-Tomato Bisque, Barbecue Bacon Elk Burger, and Norwegian Rommegrot Cream Pudding. The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook is beautifully illustrated with full-color, full-page photographs of the finished dishes, the ingredients, Minnesota landscapes, and the chefs and producers themselves. This new edition is updated with 30% new material and restaurant information.
The Cooking Gene
A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
Paperback ISBN: 0062379275
A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom. Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the most provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine. From the tobacco and rice farms of colonial times to plantation kitchens and backbreaking cotton fields, Twitty tells his family story through the foods that enabled his ancestors’ survival across three centuries. He sifts through stories, recipes, genetic tests, and historical documents, and travels from Civil War battlefields in Virginia to synagogues in Alabama to Black-owned organic farms in Georgia. As he takes us through his ancestral culinary history, Twitty suggests that healing may come from embracing the discomfort of the Southern past. Along the way, he reveals a truth that is more than skin deep—the power that food has to bring the kin of the enslaved and their former slaveholders to the table, where they can discover the real America together. Illustrations by Stephen Crotts
A Cook's Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup
Hardcover ISBN: 1517904706
A beautiful, delicious celebration of two natural sweeteners in irresistible recipes Honey and maple syrup might be better for you than sugar. They might be better for the environment. But even better, and sweet as anything, is how these natural ingredients taste and the wonders they do for a dish. James Beard Award–winning cookbook author Beth Dooley and gifted photographer Mette Nielsen make the most of these flavors in this celebration of honey and maple syrup in traditional kitchens as well as cutting-edge food culture. Full of easy ideas that include honey and maple syrup in foods both savory and sweet, this book features a wide range of irresistible recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for snacks and salads, condiments and vegetables, entrées and desserts, syrups, cocktails, and elixirs. Sweeten your table with rosemary honey butter, green tomato chutney, curry marinated herring, brown butter honey popcorn, savory maple black pepper biscotti, oven-roasted chicken thighs with pomegranate molasses, honey-glazed salmon salad, maple vanilla half-pound cake, elderberry throat coat, bourbon maple smash, and more. With its innovative recipes, practical tips, conversion charts, historical and scientific facts, information on nutritional value, suggestions for storage and sourcing, and above all Mette Nielsen’s remarkable photographs, Sweet Nature invites us to fully enjoy these two iconic ingredients from nature’s pantry.
Edible Twin Cities
Hardcover ISBN: 1402785577
The Edible series travels to the Twin Cities! There, eating local is a way of life, resulting in one of America's largest sustainable food communities. Meet the area's chefs, growers, and shop owners, who uphold organic ideals, and savor more than 100 locavore recipes like Butternut Squash Pancakes, Layered Vegetable Torte, Salsa Verde Beef Stew, and more!
Gluten-Free Girl American Classics Reinvented
Hardcover ISBN: 0544219880
Shares a collection of gluten-free recipes for classic comfort food from cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting and chicken-fried steak to New England clam chowder and baked artichoke dip.
Dry Aged -- Live-fired --pure Beef
Hardcover ISBN: 0399580964
"The be-all, end-all guide to cooking the perfect steak--from buying top-notch beef, seasoning to perfection, and finding or building the ideal cooking vessel--from the team behind the acclaimed and best-selling book Franklin Barbecue. Aaron Franklin may be the reigning king of brisket, but in his off-time, what he really loves to cook and eat at home is steak. So, in this follow-up to his New York Times best-selling book Franklin Barbecue, the pitmaster extraordinaire teaches readers how to cook his favorite food to absolute perfection. With their trademark rigor and expertise, Franklin and coauthor Jordan Mackay go deeper into the art and science of cooking steak than anyone has gone before. They travel the world--beyond Franklin's native Texas to Spain, Scotland, California, and Japan--to uncover global steak preparations and traditions. They demystify cattle breeds, explore the technique of dry-aging, and even teach readers how to build custom, backyard grill setups inspired by the best steak chefs in the world. For any meat-lover, backyard grill-master, or fan of Franklin's fun yet authoritative approach, this book is a must-have"--
Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook
A Guide to Selecting and Preparing the Best Local Produce with Seasonal Recipes from Chefs and Farmers
Paperback ISBN: 0760344868
Your roadmap to all of Minnesota’s beloved farmers markets and the incredible meals you can make using quality local produce. The Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook is organized alphabetically by vegetables, fruits, and other foods sold at markets across the state. Each entry includes tips for choosing, storing, preserving, and preparing fresh, ripe, top-quality produce—including heirloom and other exotic varieties. Author and local food writer Tricia Cornell provides time-tested kitchen shortcuts, tips on choosing each food in season, and plenty of advice on how to turn the fresh bounty of the farmers market into easy, delicious meals. The centerpiece of the cookbook is a collection of 80 recipes contributed by local chefs and farmers. For those who want to become more familiar with Minnesota markets, there are also hand-drawn maps of market locations in the state and the metro area, a short history of Minnesota markets, and plenty of mouth-watering photographs of the produce and the prepared dishes. The Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook not only lets you enjoy Minnesota’s unique, renowned farmers market culture, but helps you make the most of it in your home kitchen.
Christopher Kimball's Milk Street
The New Home Cooking
Hardcover ISBN: 031643728x
The first cookbook connected to Milk Street's television show delivers more than 125 new recipes arranged by type of dish—from grains and salads, to a new way to scramble eggs, to simple dinners and 21st-century desserts—in a book that includes recipes for Mexican Chicken Soup, Thai-style Coleslaw, Rum-soaked Chocolate Cake and more. 150,000 first printing.