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Biscotti: Recipes from the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome, Rome Sustainable Food Project
Biscotti
Recipes from the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome, Rome Sustainable Food Project
Hardcover      ISBN: 1892145898

The Rome Sustainable Food Project, a program devoted to providing organic, local, and sustainable meals for the community of the American Academy in Rome, has launched a delicious revolution to rethink institutional dining. Headed by chef Mona Talbott, a Chez Panisse alum, and guided by Alice Waters, the menus have given rise to a new, authentic cuisine inspired by la cucina romana, Chez Panisse, and the collective experience of those working in the AAR kitchen. Biscotti is the first book in the series. Each volume, covering a single subject, contains authentic, simple recipes for favorite dishes served at the academy's communal table, narrated with carefully explained techniques and methods-suitable for both the home cook and the institutional kitchen.

Our first bite into this book project is a sweet one, focusing on fifty biscotti and dolcetti (cookies and sweets). Subsequent volumes in the series will include muffins and scones; pasta, long and short; vegetables; preserves; and more.
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0894803123

With little skill, surprisingly few ingredients, and even the most unsophisticated of ice-cream makers, you can make the scrumptious ice creams that have made Ben & Jerry's an American legend.

Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book tells fans the story behind the company and the two men who built it-from their first meeting in 7th-grade gym class (they were already the two widest kids on the field) to their "graduation" from a $5.00 ice-cream-making correspondence course to their first ice-cream shop in a renovated gas station.

But the best part comes next. Dastardly Mash, featuring nuts, raisins, and hunks of chocolate. The celebrated Heath Bar Crunch. New York Super Fudge Chunk. Oreo Mint. In addition to Ben & Jerry's 11 greatest hits, here are recipes for ice creams made with fresh fruit, with chocolate, with candies and cookies, and recipes for sorbets, sundaes, and baked goods.
Vegan Pie in the Sky: 75 Out-Of-This-World Recipes for Pies, Tarts, Cobblers, & More
Vegan Pie in the Sky
75 Out-Of-This-World Recipes for Pies, Tarts, Cobblers, & More
Paperback      ISBN: 0738212741

Holidays? Check. Birthdays? Check. Tuesdays? Check Our research says life is 100% better any day pie is involved. There's nothing like a rich, gooey slice of apple pie straight from the oven, baked in a perfectly flaky crust and topped with cinnamon-sugar. And now it can be yours, along with dozens more mouthwatering varieties, vegan at last and better than ever.Vegan Pie in the Sky is the latest force in Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero's baking revolution. You'll find delicious and adorable pies, tarts, cobblers, cheesecakes and more--all made without dairy, eggs, or animal products. From fruity to chocolaty, nutty to creamy, Vegan Pie in the Sky has the classic flavors you crave. And the recipes are as easy as, well, you know. Serve up some:

  • Maple-Kissed Blueberry Pie
  • She's My Cherry Pie
  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Tartlets
  • Salted Pecan Caramel Pie
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
Learn how to rock (and roll) the perfect pastry crust, whether butter, graham cracker, chocolate cookie, or gluten-free almond. Luscious toppings transform your pie into a showstopper. And you'll even find handheld treats, to make getting your recommended daily allowance of pie more convenient With gorgeous color photos and Isa and Terry's irreverent commentary throughout, Vegan Pie in the Sky is the modern baker's bible for pie that's out of this world.
Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market
Seasonal Fruit Desserts
From Orchard, Farm, and Market
Hardcover      ISBN: 0767916298

Deborah Madison, author of the bestselling "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone," has enlightened millions of Americans about the joys of vegetarian cuisine. Now, after six books for the savory palate, she's finally introducing us to her spectacular fruit desserts--more than 175 easy recipes that are as delicious as they are healthful.
Have you ever bitten into a ripe, fragrant strawberry? Or a luscious peach, its juice dripping down your chin? Or a pear that explodes with flavor? Sometimes fruit, all by itself, just seems like the perfect end to a meal. Now, In "Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market, "Deborah Madison manages to improve on perfection, turning all of your favorite seasonal fruits into a cornucopia of decadent tarts, pies, puddings, and cakes.
Most of us find it difficult to incorporate enough fruit into our diets but with more than 175 recipes in this book, you'll find plenty of new, healthy and totally pleasurable ideas. Dessert doesn't need to be a complicated and time-consuming task after you have prepared a whole meal. These simple and flavorful recipes are easy to master and will delight your family and guests.
As an expert on local produce, Madison shows us the best fruit pairings for any season and where to find them all over the country. Did you know that the season for mangoes and strawberries overlap in Southern California making them a natural pair? Or that between November and April, there are plenty of citrus varieties--like Dancy mandarins, Fairchilds, Clementines, or honey tangerines--that find their way to shelves and markets? With recipes like Wild Blueberry Tart in a Brown Sugar Crust, Strawberries in Red Wine Syrup, Winter Squash Cake with Dates, Hazelnut-Stuffed Peaches and Apricot Fold-Over Pie, and even simple and beautiful combinations of fruits with the right cheeses, you will be introduced to many varieties of fruit from the exotic to the heirloom and dessert will be your new favorite meal of the day.

Sweet Miniatures: The Art of Making Bite-Size Desserts
Sweet Miniatures
The Art of Making Bite-Size Desserts
Paperback      ISBN: 0811824462

Award-winning author and acclaimed baking expert Flo Braker knows the best things come in small packages. Now this acclaimed author is back with a revised and expanded edition of her beloved Sweet Miniatures. Winner of the IACP Single-Subject Cookbook Award, Sweet Miniatures offers rich, all-new color photography, a whimsically appealing design, and step-by-step instructions for making all kinds of delectable desserts scaled down to an irresistible one-bite size. Miniature chewy Panforte di Siena, crispy Florentine Squares, and tangy Shreveshire Tarts will whisk family and friends away on an exciting mouthwatering journey. Little sweet somethingsCandied Almond Clusters, Golden Caramels, and Toffee Butter Crunchmake a thoughtful gift during the holidays. From cheerful Chocolate Hedgehogs to a set of Midas Cups for adding that golden touch to a festive soiree, Sweet Miniatures has all the right ingredients for creating the perfect bite-size morsel to suit any occasion.

The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook: Recipes And Pairings for the Perfect Glass of Wine
The Wine Lover's Dessert Cookbook
Recipes And Pairings for the Perfect Glass of Wine
Paperback      ISBN: 0811842371

This gorgeous book is actually two in one: page after page of recipes for fabulous desserts combined with all the information anyone will need on choosing a dessert wine. Peach Tarte Tatin with an intensely flavored ice wine brings out the fruit's summery spirit in this French favorite. A full-bodied vintage port with berry flavors provides the perfect foil to an amazingly decadent Chocolate Souffl Roulade for a little piece of heaven. A user-friendly chart cross-references wine types against typical dessert flavors for quick and easy matching advice. Add to that mouthwatering photographs of the recipes and anyone can discover a whole new world of sweet wines and the desserts that love them.

Humble Pie: Musings on What Lies Beneath the Crust
Humble Pie
Musings on What Lies Beneath the Crust
Paperback      ISBN: 0740754653

In America, pie is a food--and a concept--that carries unusual resonance. In Humble Pie, Anne Dimock offers a delightful combination of memoir, pie quotes, inspiration, recipes, travel writing, and assorted philosophical, cultural, and culinary musings on this powerful yet humble dessert.

Anne Dimock grew up in a household where, she notes, A dearth of good pie was a hardship I never encountered, never knew must be borne up by most folk. When she realized that the decline of the American pie civilization might be a harbinger of even deeper cultural problems, Anne became a woman on a mission to save pie from extinction.

Dimock shares her thoughts on the Zen of making pie crust, the politics of pie, judging a man's character according to his pie protocol, state fair pie competitions, the kinship between pie and baseball, and the search for edible pie at roadside diners.

Folksy and full of humor, Humble Pie is more than just an evocative journey through a life lived in pie. It is a culinary manifesto for a pie renaissance, inviting readers to take up their rolling pins and revive an endangered slice of American culture. Dimock advises us all to Roll back the apprehension, the doubt, and enter the childlike state of grace where all things are possible and anything lost can be found again. The pie you seek resides not only in memory and imagination--your next piece of pie begins right here.
Hello, Cupcake!
Hello, Cupcake!
Paperback      ISBN: 0618829253

Witty, one-of-a-kind, imaginative cupcake designs using candies from the local convenience store, no baking skills or fancy pastry equipment required. Spotting the familiar items in the hundreds of brilliant photos is at least half the fun. America's favorite food photography team shows how to create funny, scary, and sophisticated masterpieces using a ziplock bag and common candies and snack items. With these easy-to-follow techniques, even the most kitchen-challenged cooks can: - raise a big-top circus cupcake tier for a kid's birthday
- plant candy vegetables on Oreo earth cupcakes for a garden party
- trot out a line of confectionery pup cakes for a dog fancier
- serve spaghetti and meatball cupcakes for April Fool's Day
- bewitch trick-or-treaters with eerie alien cupcakes
- create holidays on icing with a white Christmas cupcake wreath, turkey cupcake place cards, and Easter egg cupcakes

The Good Cookie: Over 250 Delicious Recipes, from Simple to Sublime
The Good Cookie
Over 250 Delicious Recipes, from Simple to Sublime
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471387916

Shares a selection of 250 recipes from around the world complete with expert instruction on how to make them. From rugged Cranberry Orange Nut Bars and Bittersweet Chocolate Biscotti to Chocolate Filled Almond Hearts, this work lets readers bake their way through basic drop cookies, hand formed cookies, sandwich cookies, and decorator cookies.

French Tarts: 50 Sweet and Savory Recipes
French Tarts
50 Sweet and Savory Recipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1885183399

Glossy, tempting, and brazenly luscious, the French tart is a scrumptious seductress. In "French Tarts, " Linda Dannenberg presents fifty of the most delectable and easy-to-prepare savory and sweet tarts from the top bakers, chefs, and great home cooks of France. The featured tarts hail from many different regions--Provence, Burgundy, Bordeaux, the Riviera, and, of course, Paris. Photographed on location throughout France, Guy Bouchet's full-color images, combined with the charming illustrations and rustic hand lettering of renowned illustrator Vavro, create the literary equivalent of an authentic French culinary experience.

Among the savory tart recipes are: a pungent Pissal-adiFre--the onion, black olive and anchovy tart so popular in Nice; the "GGteau dePommes BoulangFre, " a traditional "Baker's Wife" potato-and-goat-cheese tart; and the remarkable "Tartelettes NapolTon au Saumon FumT, " an intensely flavored smoked salmon tart.

"French Tarts" also contains recipes for sweet tarts including: a delectable version of the traditional "Tarte Tatin, " this one an upside-down apple-and-pear tart from the Anjou region of France; the "Tarte aux Framboises Proventale, " a baked raspberry-and-flan tart from the C(te d'Azur; and an exquisite "Tarte au Chocolat InfusT au Basilic"--an intense chocolate tart perfumed with basil.

Savory with cheese and vegetables or sweet and succulent with fresh fruit, nothing captures the essence of French pastry more eloquently than the tart.