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The Gourmet Cookbook: More Than 1000 Recipes
The Gourmet Cookbook
More Than 1000 Recipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0618374086

For the past six decades, Gourmet magazine has shaped the tastes of America, publishing the best work of the foremost names in the world of food. To create this landmark cookbook, editor in chief and celebrated authority Ruth Reichl and her staff sifted through more than 50,000 recipes. Many were developed exclusively for Gourmet's test kitchens. Others came from renowned food writers and chefs and from the magazine's far-flung readers. Then the editors embarked on an extraordinary series of cook-offs to find the most unforgettable dishes, testing and retesting each one to ensure impeccable results.
This collection, the only one of its kind, spans a vast range of cultures and cuisines. With it, you can go back to the time when Beef Wellington ruled the table or prepare something as contemporary as Crispy Artichoke "Flowers" with Salsa Verde. And whether you're cooking a simple supper for two or throwing a cocktail party for fifty, you'll make every dish with more flavor and more flair using The Gourmet Cookbook. It includes
* 102 hors d'oeuvres, dips, chips, pates, and first courses * exciting vegetable dishes -- more than 120 in all -- using everything from artichokes to yuca * versatile recipes for every available kind of seafood, with many suggested substitutes * hundreds of simple but exceptional dinners * festive dishes for every occasion, including a perfect roast turkey with stuffings, the ultimate standing rib roast, and even a gorgeous (but easy) wedding cake * definitive versions of all the classics, from Chicken Kiev to Crcme Brulee and from Bouillabaisse to Pad Thai * more than 50 pastas and risottos, from quick everyday meals to party dishes * scores of soups, salads, breakfast dishes, and sandwiches, including the editors' all-time favorite pizza * a wealth of sauces and salsas, to transform ordinary meals into spectacular ones * more than 300 desserts: cookies, pies, tarts, pastries, buckles, crumbles, ice creams, puddings, mousses, and cakes galore, including cheesecakes and the nine best chocolate cake recipes Gourmet has ever published
With engaging introductions to each chapter by Ruth Reichl, entertaining headnotes, indispensable information about ingredients and techniques, hundreds of tips from Gourmet's test kitchens, and an extensive glossary, The Gourmet Cookbook is the essential kitchen companion for anyone who wants one-of-a-kind recipes and spectacular results every time."

Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking
Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook
Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking
Hardcover      ISBN: 158234180x

Bestselling author, TV host, and chef Anthony Bourdain reveals the hearty, delicious recipes of Les Halles, the classic New York City French bistro where he got his start.

Before stunning the world with his bestselling Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain, host of the celebrated TV shows Parts Unknown and No Reservations, spent years serving some of the best French brasserie food in New York. With its no-nonsense, down-to-earth atmosphere, Les Halles matched Bourdain's style perfectly: a restaurant where you can dress down, talk loudly, drink a little too much wine, and have a good time with friends. Now, Bourdain brings you his Les Halles Cookbook, a cookbook like no other: candid, funny, audacious, full of his signature charm and bravado.

Bourdain teaches you everything you need to know to prepare classic French bistro fare. While you're being guided, in simple steps, through recipes like roasted veal short ribs and steak frites, escargots aux noix and foie gras au pruneaux, you'll feel like he's in the kitchen beside you-reeling off a few insults when you've scorched the sauce, and then patting you on the back for finally getting the steak tartare right.

As practical as it is entertaining, Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook is a can't-miss treat for cookbook lovers, aspiring chefs, and Bourdain fans everywhere.

A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
A Cook's Tour
Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
Paperback      ISBN: 0060012781

From the star of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain's New York Times-bestselling chronicle of travelling the world in search the globe's greatest cuilnary adventures

The only thing gonzo gastronome and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, What would be the perfect meal?, Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail, and in the process turns the notion of perfection inside out. From California to Cambodia, A Cooks' Tour chronicles the unpredictable adventures of America's boldest and bravest chef.

Fans of Bourdain will find much to love in revisting this classic culinary and travel memoir.

--Dallas Morning News
Oktoberfest, Vienna, Marzen
Oktoberfest, Vienna, Marzen
Paperback      ISBN: 0937381276

Vienna, a product of the German brewing revolution is a sweet malty lager. This work offers a profile of this beer style, for both drinking and brewing.

Cold-Weather Cooking
Cold-Weather Cooking
Paperback      ISBN: 0894807528

Whether your winter blows with snow and rain or is just a sunbelt state of mind, a trove of delicious, soul-warming fare awaits in COLD WEATHER COOKING, from the author of The Nantucket Open-House Cookbook with over 214,000 copies in print.

Guided by a sense that winter is the season for seasonings-from ginger, garlic, and rosemary in Mixed Winter Squash Provencal to the cilantro and walnut crust on a dazzling Roast Rack of Lamb-this gifted cook and author provides dishes that are even gutsier than her summertime favorites. She pays special attention to the late harvest, helps cooks make the most of fall fruits and vegetables, offers chapters on winter grilling and cooking over the hearth.

More than 300 recipes range from bracing drinks for the first sign of autumn to glorious spring dishes for an Easter celebration. Warm Tomato Pie. Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Oyster Bisque. Pasta with Gorgonzola and Spinach. Plus Scallops in Sweet and Hot Lime Sauce, Deviled Beef Ribs, Broccoli with Toasted Hazelnuts and Pancetta, Sweet Potato Pancakes, Pumpkin Bread Pudding, Chestnut Mousse Cake, and Christmas Truffle Tart. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books. 112,000 copies in print.

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.

Diet for a Small Planet: The Book That Started a Revolution in the Way Americans Eat
Diet for a Small Planet
The Book That Started a Revolution in the Way Americans Eat
Paperback      ISBN: 0345373669
The book that started a revolution in the way Americans eat

The extraordinary book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating is still a complete guide for eating well in the twenty-first century.

Sharing her personal evolution and how this groundbreaking book changed her own life, world-renowned food expert Frances Moore Lapp offers an all-new, even more fascinating philosophy on changing yourself--and the world--by changing the way you eat.

The Diet for a Small Planet features:
- simple rules for a healthy diet
- streamlined, easy-to-use format
- food combinations that make delicious, protein-rich meals without meat
- indispensable kitchen hints--a comprehensive reference guide for planning and preparing meals and snacks
- hundreds of wonderful recipes
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1: A Cookbook
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1
A Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0394721780
For over fifty years, this New York Times bestseller has been the definitive cookbook on French cuisine for American readers. It deserves a place of honor in every kitchen.

Featuring 524 delicious recipes and over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking offers something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine.

Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes--from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Throughout, the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations--bound to increase anyone's culinary repertoire.

"Julia has slowly but surely altered our way of thinking about food. She has taken the fear out of the term 'haute cuisine.' She has increased gastronomic awareness a thousandfold by stressing the importance of good foundation and technique, and she has elevated our consciousness to the refined pleasures of dining." --Thomas Keller, The French Laundry
Napkin Folding: 44 Ways to Turn a Square of Linen into a Work of Art
Napkin Folding
44 Ways to Turn a Square of Linen into a Work of Art
Paperback      ISBN: 051756632x

With easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations, "Napkin Folding" shows you how to create ingenious napkin fold for every tabletop occasion. Forty-four unique designs include:
- The Lily -- elegant when fanned out in a stemmed glass.
- The French Fold -- insert a place card or menu between the folds.
- The Palm Leaf -- perfect for showing off your napkin-ring collection.
- The Gondola -- ideal for serving breakfast or fruit.
James Ginders, who has a repertoire of more than 180 folds, rates each one by degree of difficulty, ranging from elementary to advanced, and also indicates which folds can be done with paper napkins as well as linen.
This handy practical guide will help you add that special finishing touch to your entertaining table.

Fruit-Sweet and Sugar-Free: Prize-Winning Pies, Cakes, Pastries, Muffins, and Breads from the Ranch Kitchen Bakery
Fruit-Sweet and Sugar-Free
Prize-Winning Pies, Cakes, Pastries, Muffins, and Breads from the Ranch Kitchen Bakery
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814497

A professional pastry chef for twenty years, Janice Feuer has translated delicious, traditional American and French bakery and sweet favorites into healthier, sugar-free alternatives while maintaining the excellent taste, lightness, texture, and appearance one would expect in fine baked goods.
Everyday favorites to celebration specialties are included, from the classic American Beauty Apple Pie, Cranapplenut Muffins, and Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread to the rich, tempting Black Forest Torte, Stawberry Custard Cake, and Raspberry Cream Roll.

The author provides over 150 recipes for pies, cakes, muffins, breads, and pastries, sweetened only with natural, nationally-available fruit sweetener and prepared using unbleached whole wheat or rice flour and fresh fruits, berries, and nuts.

Many of the recipes have nondairy options and are low in cholesterol.

Clear directions explain the tips and techniques of professional chefs to guide both the novice and the serious cook to successful results guaranteed to please both the sweet-tooth and healthy conscience in us all