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The Seasonal Detox Diet: Remedies from the Ancient Cookfire
The Seasonal Detox Diet
Remedies from the Ancient Cookfire
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819820

A dynamic program for using healing fasts to detoxify, tone, and restore the body for optimum energy and performance.

- Includes vegetarian recipes designed around seasonal changes and geared toward individual health concerns.

- Enables the body to detoxify from daily exposure to chemicals, additives, and pesticides.

- Increases energy levels, aids overall digestion and weight loss, revitalizes the skin, and cleanses the internal organs.

A unique blend of dietary world wisdom, The Seasonal Detox Diet provides readers with a dynamic program for using healing fasts to detoxify, tone, and restore the body for optimum energy and performance. Traditional cultures worldwide have wisely followed the art of eating according to the natural rhythms of the changing seasons. Keeping the body in peak condition requires occasional fasts, periods of rest for the body's hard-working systems. Today, faced with exposure to an increasing array of chemicals, additives, and pesticides, our bodies need these healing respites more than ever. Unlike modern notions of fasting, Carrie L'Esperance's concept of this practice emphasizes dietary alteration rather than abstinence. She offers recipes designed around seasonal changes and geared toward individual health concerns, including fatigue, digestive disturbances, and excess weight gain. You will increase your energy levels, aid digestion, revitalize your skin, and cleanse your internal organs with a rich variety of delicious recipes from Banana Coconut Ice Cream and Big Scene Salsa Salad to Curry Potato Salad with Kidney Beans and Japanese Soba Noodles with Sesame Miso Sauce. The author also includes instructions for healing herbal baths and cleansers to round out your home healing program.
Hot Pasta
Hot Pasta
Paperback      ISBN: 0898158575

Accented by full-color photos and drawings, Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison's Hot Pasta offers tips on how to make your own from scratch (it's not as hard as you'd imagine ) and how to identify all of the different pasta shapes.

It also includes fifty easy pasta recipes from the authors of the bestselling Hot cookbook series. Dishes featured:

- California Lo Mein
- Mediterranean Pasta with Seared Tuna
- Pan-fried Pasta with Clams
- Pasta with Olives
- Southwest Lamb Lasagna
- Thai Primavera with Coconut Chiles and Limes
- Tomatoes and Artichokes
The Dinner Doctor
The Dinner Doctor
Paperback      ISBN: 0761126805

A marriage of the fast and fantastic, The Dinner Doctor proves that it's possible to cook meals for your family that taste great--and require little time, preparation, or hassle.

This is cooking that's not only about coping, but about pleasure. The first and most important step is choosing ingredients wisely. For the Dinner Doctor, that means prepared foods, whether canned, frozen, jarred, dried, or fresh from the salad bar or deli counter. Then comes the doctoring.

Jarred roasted red peppers are pur ed with canned chicken broth and sour cream, and garnished with fresh chives for a memorable chilled soup for a summer dinner party. Bagged coleslaw mix is dressed up with nuts, bottle ranch dressing and pre-crumbled cheese for a Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Apple Slaw. Jars of marinara turn into Linguine with Red Clam Sauce (just add a can of clams, dry white wine, and parsley) or a zingy Saturday Night Fever Pasta--with the help of black olive paste and capers.

Even deli potato salad, as tasty as it often is, can take on a variety of personalities--enhance it with crumbled cooked bacon, or prepared horseradish, or curry powder and chopped scallions and shredded carrots. And bland chicken tenders--those saviors of quick cooking--are reinvented as Chinese Chicken, Chicken Piccata, and Curried Chicken and Apple Stew.

Making excellent use of slow cookers, embracing myriad shortcuts, boosting flavor and freshness with hundreds of ideas and quick touches, The Dinner Doctor brings all the joy of serving from-scratch meals into harried lives.
The America's Test Kitchen Cookbook
The America's Test Kitchen Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 093618454x

The recipes, cookware ratings, and food tastings that entertain American cooks each week on the public television series America's Test Kitchen are now available in a new cookbook. Included are more than 200 recipes and the surprising results of unbiased kitchen tests.

Creepy Crawly Cuisine: The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects
Creepy Crawly Cuisine
The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects
Paperback      ISBN: 089281747x

An introduction to the world of edible insects, complete with recipes and color photographs.

Includes an historical look at the use of edible insects in indigenous cultures.

Provides information on where to obtain insects and how to store and prepare them.

Includes over 60 gourmet recipes, complete with stunning color photographs.

The most wholesome source of protein on earth cannot be found in any supermarket in the United States, but it can be found right in your backyard Insects have been a staple food of almost every indigenous culture, not only because of their delicious flavor but also because they provide a more complete protein than soy, meat, or fish, and are concentrated sources of calcium, niacin, magnesium, potassium, the B-vitamins, and many other nutrients. As the world heads for food shortages in the next century insects can help meet humanity's growing nutritional needs.

Creepy Crawly Cuisine tells you everything you need to know to make insects a part of your diet. It includes an overview of the use of edible insects by indigenous cultures, information on where to obtain insects and how to store and prepare them, and over 60 gourmet recipes, complete with stunning color photographs, that let you take the cooking of insects to dazzling culinary heights. As practical as it is unique, Creepy Crawly Cuisine is the ideal gift for followers of the Diet for a Small Planet, adventurous epicures, and cooks who think they have seen it all.
New York Times Cookbook
New York Times Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060160101

Since it was first published in 1961, The New York Times Cook Book, a standard work for gourmet home cooks, has sold nearly three million copies in all editions and continues to sell strongly each year. All the nearly fifteen hundred recipes in the book have been reviewed, revised, and updated, and approximately 40 percent have been replaced.

Emphasizing the timeless nature of this collection, Craig Claiborne has included new recipes using fresh herbs and food processor techniques. He has also added more Chinese, Indian, and foreign recipes and more recipes for pasta, rice, and grains. Additional fish recipes, new salads and bread recipes, and an exceptional chili dish enhance this edition, which contains traditional American recipes and selected recipes from twenty countries. All the recipes are clearly presented and suitable for many different occasions, ranging from a wide variety of family meals to the most formal dinner party. The author also covers sauces and salad dressings, relishes, and preserves. And there are countless old favorites and those wonderful desserts.

Complete with essential cross-referencing, a table of equivalents and conversions, and an index, the revised edition of The New York Times Cook Book is a superb new cookbook to give, to own, and to use for years to come.

The Dean and DeLuca Cookbook
The Dean and DeLuca Cookbook
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0679770038

Accompanied by tips on adapting a variety of new and traditional ingredients to the needs of the modern kitchen, a collection of four hundred recipes emphasizes fresh, wholesome, and stylish foods

Cafe Boulud Cookbook: French-American Recipes for the Home Cook
Cafe Boulud Cookbook
French-American Recipes for the Home Cook
Hardcover      ISBN: 068486343x
After more than thirty years of cooking in France and America, Daniel Boulud knows what he wants.

Daniel Boulud's Caf Boulud Cookbook contains all of Boulud's creative cooking skills made accessible. By means of Dorie Greenspan's expertly written recipes, Daniel accompanies you into your home kitchen, where his inspiration becomes yours and his instructions are easy to follow. With little effort, you find yourself reproducing his magic on your own stove.

Daniel Boulud's Caf Boulud Cookbook opens wide the door of his kitchen and invites you in with 150 recipes that will unfailingly stimulate your passion for flavor while offering a healthy, easy, and modern approach to good eating. He also provides a collection of basic recipes that are used at Caf Boulud; a glossary of terms, techniques, and ingredients; and a short batterie de cuisine, a guide to pots, pans, and a few gadgets. He even provides a list of trusted suppliers so you can find the same ingredients he uses at Caf Boulud. Thirty-two pages of color photographs of finished dishes prepared personally by Daniel will allow you to see, and almost smell and taste, what you are cooking. Watch as this book becomes the extension of your own hands. Whether making a salad for one or a dinner for eight, let Daniel Boulud's Caf Boulud Cookbook be your reliable guide to great food.
Sara Moulton Cooks at Home
Sara Moulton Cooks at Home
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0767907701

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of American, Sara Moulton currently hosts the popular Food Network series Sara's Secrets. At last, Sara has penned her first cookbook--filled with over 200 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that highlight her own culinary creativity and also some of her family's favorites. 16-page color photo insert.

Roasting-A Simple Art
Roasting-A Simple Art
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0688131352

When you're hungry, roast.
When you're in a rush, roast.
When you're in doubt, roast.
When you're entertaining, roast.

Crank up the oven and throw in a chicken; roasting is simply the easiest and best way to concentrate and deepen flavor, to seal in succulence, and make robust, crusty, and sweet all kinds of meats, birds, fish, fruits, and vegetables. Roasting offers more flavor on its own than any other cooking technique. Everything you need for a lifetime of happy roasting can be found here in the pages of Barbara Kafka's ground-breaking new book. Even baby goat, a suckling pig, and loin of buffalo make it into this bible of roasting.

Roasting is absolutely essential, whether you're planning to roast a potato or leg of lamb, a turkey or a tomato, a pepper or a red snapper. Barbara's fussless high-temperature method caramelizes the surface of meat, the skin of birds or fish, or the outside of vegetables, transforming them into such savory sweet dishes as Roast Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze and Fresh Mint, aromatic Garlic Roast Pork Loin, moist and sweet Roasted Striped Bass with Fennel, and Whole Roasted Peaches with Ginger Syrup.

Nearly one hundred stellar recipes for roasted vegetables attest to the fact that Barbara Kafka's new book is not for meat eaters alone. The recipes for roasted vegetables begin where other books leave off. Try the Roasted Sliced Fennel Bulb and the Roasted Chinese Eggplant with Balsamic Marinade, the Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Garlic Marinade, and more.

Roasting is packed with indispensable tips, techniques, and innovative cooking ideas. There are great recipes for marinades, salsas, vinaigrettes, and stuffings. You'll also find an inspiring assortment of simple but original recipes for sauces that will lift your everyday roasts into perfect party fare. You'll discover, too, the many joys of companion roasting, learning when to add the carrots or the onions so they don't over- or undercook, and guaranteeing everything comes out at the same time.

Never a believer in unnecessary work, Barbara Kafka is a cook's best friend. Barbara never follows; she blazes new trails, challenging the sacred rules of roasting by never trussing a chicken or basting a turkey. She proves you can actually walk away from your oven and enjoy your food and your guests. It's all so quick and easy, most dishes don't need to go into the oven until your guests walk in the door.

Often the best part of the roast is the leftovers, and Roasting is overflowing with possibilities. In Barbara's knowing hands leftover onions become a smoky-flavored Roasted Onion Soup with Cannellini Beans; last night's roasted cod and boiled potatoes are transformed into a scrumptious Best Cod Hash; a deeply flavored Roast Duck Pasta Sauce is a rich reward to the cook for having made last night's duck dinner. Nearly one hundred recipes for leftovers show you how to build them into new meals of soups, salads, pasta sauces, hashes, fritters, fish cakes, and more.

Replete with all the tables, timing charts, and the encyclopedic wisdom that are hallmarks of every Barbara Kafka book, Roasting: A Simple Art is a dream of a cookbook, one that will soon bear the soils, stains, and well-worn pages of constant and creative use.