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Chez Panisse Desserts
Chez Panisse Desserts
Paperback      ISBN: 0679755713

Lindsey Shere, pastry chef at Chez Panisse since 1971, shares recipes for basic pastries, cookies, cakes, and creams grouped around their dominant ingredient--from apples and berries to dried fruits, chocolate, wine, and spirits. The subtle, surprising results complement seasonal menus.

Making & Using Flavored Vinegars: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-112
Making & Using Flavored Vinegars
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-112
Paperback      ISBN: 0882665561

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

The Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean: 215 Healthy, Vibrant, and Inspired Recipes
The Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean
215 Healthy, Vibrant, and Inspired Recipes
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0060166517

Winner of the James Beard Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2: A Cookbook
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2
A Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0394721772

The beloved sequel to the bestselling classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume II presents more fantastic French recipes for home cooks. Working from the principle that "mastering any art is a continuing process," here Julia Child and Simone Beck have gathered together a brilliant selection of new dishes that will bring you to a yet higher level of culinary mastery. They have searched out more of the classic dishes and regional specialties of France, and adapted them so that Americans, working with American ingredients, in American kitchens, can achieve the incomparable flavors and aromas that bring up a rush of memories--of lunch at a country inn in Provence, of an evening at a great Paris restaurant, of the essential cooking of France. From French bread to salted goose, from peasant rago ts to royal Napoleons, recipes are written with the same detail, exactness, and clarity that are the soul of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

The Complete Book of Soups and Stews
The Complete Book of Soups and Stews
Paperback      ISBN: 0671438646

Bernard Clayton, Jr.'s, first book, "The Complete Book of Breads," won the coveted Tastemaker cookbook award and was praised by Craig Claiborne as perhaps the best book on the subject in the English language. Of Clayton's "The Complete Book of Pastry," which also received a Tastemaker award, Claiborne said: "One of the most important cookbooks of this year if not this decade." Now this highly respected author turns his attention to soups and stews.

From his travels around the world, Clayton has put together an eclectic collection of 250 soup recipes and 50 stew recipes, adding to the clear instructions personal anecdotes and historical background throughout. He covers a wide range of soups, from Asparagus-and-Crab to Peach-Buttermilk. American classics such as New England Chowder, Burgoo and U.S. Senate Bean Soup share the spotlight with such international gems as Japanese "Shabu-Shabu," Nigerian Peanut Soup and Scottish Cock-a-Leekie Soup. After a thorough discussion of the many kinds of stocks, from Brown Stock to Vegetable Stock, Mr. Clayton includes, for those of us who are lazy, the pros and cons of homemade versus storebought stock, along with tricks and tips to improve the later.

With recipes that are well written and easy to follow, Clayton shows that soup-making is neither time-consuming nor difficult, and in any case is well worth the effort.

Pedaling Through Provence Cookbook
Pedaling Through Provence Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0761102337

There's no better way to get to know the land, the people, and the food-especially the food-of Provence than on a bicycle. It's an experience that Sarah Leah Chase, author of "Nantucket Open-House Cookbook" and Cold-Weather Cooking and, since college, a bicycle tour "Guide for Butterfield & Robinson," celebrates in "Pedaling Through Provence Cookbook." Like its sister book, "Pedaling Through Burgundy," this personal cookbook contains a select but dazzling selection of recipes and is illustrated throughout in full color. Peppered with anecdotes, travel writing, cooking tips, and wine notes, it brings to life the sunny, olive-oil-based cuisine of Southern France: Sweet Potato Aoli, Roasted Eggplant Soup with Rouille, five lamb dishes including Roast Rack of Lamb with Lavender Honey and Herbes de Provence, and Bountiful Berry Clafoutis.
36,000 copies in print.

Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris
Between Meals
An Appetite for Paris
Paperback      ISBN: 086547236x

New Yorker staff writer A.J. Liebling recalls his Parisian apprenticeship in the fine art of eating in this charming memoir, Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris.

"There would come a time when, if I had compared my life to a cake, the sojourns in Paris would have presented the chocolate filling. The intervening layers were plain sponge."

In his nostalgic review of his Rabelaisian initiation into life's finer pleasures, Liebling celebrates the richness and variety of French food, fondly recalling great meals and memorable wines. He writes with awe and a touch of envy of his friend and mentor Yves Mirande, "one of the last great gastronomes of France," who would dispatch a lunch of "raw Bayonne ham and fresh figs, a hot sausage in crust, spindles of filleted pike in a rich rose sauce Nantua, a leg of lamb larded with anchovies, artichokes on a pedestal of foie gras, and four or five kinds of cheese, with a good bottle of Bordeaux and one of Champagne"--all before beginning to contemplate dinner.

In A.J. Liebling, a great writer and a great eater became one, for he offers readers a rare and bountiful feast in this delectable book.

With an introduction by James Salter, PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of A Sport and a Pastime

The Juicing Book
The Juicing Book
Paperback      ISBN: 089529253x

Complete guide to using juices to maximize health and vitality. Offers up-to-date information on the value of juices in relation to the body's needs. Included are comprehensive charts, delicious recipes and instructions on using various juicing equipment.

The Spice of Vegetarian Cooking: Ethnic Recipes from India, China, Mexico, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe
The Spice of Vegetarian Cooking
Ethnic Recipes from India, China, Mexico, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813997

Martha Rose Shulman--former food editor with Cosmopolitan and winner of the Tastemaker Award--brings her expertise to this inspired selection of vegetarian recipes from India, China, Mexico, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Each dish is characterized by its unique combination of spices--the ingredients that have for centuries given ethnic food its distinctive allure.

Louisiana Real and Rustic
Louisiana Real and Rustic
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0688127215

"Nowhere else have I found the passion for flavor that encompasses the lives of Louisianians, day in and day out," writes Emeril Lagasse. In Louisiana Real & Rustic, the prize winning New Orleans chef, cookbook author, and television cooking personality presents the great dishes of his adopted state in 150 down-home recipes--authentic versions of some of Americas favorite regional dishes, gathered from generations of Louisiana cooks. Fricassees, itouffies and grillades, meat pies and oyster fries, red beans and rice, and jambalayas and gumbos in endless, mouthwatering variety--each recipe is spiced with the unabashed joy of cooking and eating that makes every Louisiana meal a feast.

On a delicious tour of back roads and bayous, from country cabins in Acadia to the refined town houses of Creole aristocracy, Emeril, accompanied by co-author Marcelle Bienvenu, finds that Louisiana is more than a geographical state--it's a culinary state of grace.

Louisiana's colorful history has made it an extraordinary culinary crossroads, where the cooking customs of France, Spain, Africa, and the Caribbean meld into a unique New World Cuisine. In charming tales and tempting recipes, Emeril traces the roots of Creole and Acadian (or "Cajun") dishes, and honors the pioneer cooks who blended traditional tastes and techniques with the region's native ingredients. He shows how gumbos can use French roux, African okra, or fili from the indigenous Indians and he features Chicken and Oyster, Duck and Wild Mushroom, Shrimp and Okra, and Rabbit, or even collards, kale, mustard, and turnips. Emeril's explorations reveal that the spirit of culinary improvisation still thrives today.

"Nowhere else have I found the passion for flavor that encompasses the lives of Louisianians, day in and day out," writes Emeril Lagasse. In Louisiana Real & Rustic, the prize winning New Orleans chef, cookbook author, and television cooking personality presents the great dishes of his adopted state in 150 down-home recipes--authentic versions of some of Americas favorite regional dishes, gathered from generations of Louisiana cooks. Fricassees, itouffies and grillades, meat pies and oyster fries, red beans and rice, and jambalayas and gumbos in endless, mouthwatering variety--each recipe is spiced with the unabashed joy of cooking and eating that makes every Louisiana meal a feast.

On a delicious tour of back roads and bayous, from country cabins in Acadia to the refined town houses of Creole aristocracy, Emeril, accompanied by co-author Marcelle Bienvenu, finds that Louisiana is more than a geographical state--it's a culinary state of grace.

Louisiana's colorful history has made it an extraordinary culinary crossroads, where the cooking customs of France, Spain, Africa, and the Caribbean meld into a unique New World Cuisine. In charming tales and tempting recipes, Emeril traces the roots of Creole and Acadian (or "Cajun") dishes, and honors the pioneer cooks who blended traditional tastes and techniques with the region's native ingredients. He shows how gumbos can use French roux, African okra, or fili from the indigenous Indians and he features Chicken and Oyster, Duck and Wild Mushroom, Shrimp and Okra, and Rabbit, or even collards, kale, mustard, and turnips. Emeril's explorations reveal that the spirit of culinary improvisation still thrives today.