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Cooking with Avocados: Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal
Cooking with Avocados
Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal
Paperback      ISBN: 1581572514

They used to be a guilty pleasure, but now richly creamy and satisfying avocados are the star ingredient in many dishes, pairing up with surprising flavors such as peaches, chocolate, and even coconut. Researchers have found that the heart-healthy fats in the avocado are actually good for us, which has helped propel avocados into a bestselling fruit.

Here are 75 clever and delicious ways to use avocados, with recipes including:

  • Avocado Brownies
  • Peach Basil Avocado Salad
  • Quinoa with Kale, Avocado, Cilantro, and Bacon

These recipes are irresistible and healthy--a combination that can't be beat.

Vegetable Harvest: Vegetables at the Center of the Plate
Vegetable Harvest
Vegetables at the Center of the Plate
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060752440

The potager, or French vegetable garden, represents the very best of French cuisine: fresh, flavorful, and easily accessible for home cooks everywhere. In Vegetable Harvest, Patricia Wells presents a collection of recipes inspired by the garden she tends at her home in Provence.

No one has done more than Patricia to bring the art and techniques of French cooking into American kitchens. Now, in her tenth cookbook, she covers every kind of produce favored by French cooks from north to south. In addition, there are charming profiles of French farmers, home gardeners, and cooks, with sixty-five stunning color photographs.

From arugula to zucchini, Patricia offers up a wealth of dishes that incorporate vegetables, herbs, nuts, legumes, and fruits fresh from the garden. And her recipes aren't limited to summer's bounty--there are plenty for fall squash and winter potatoes, too.

The recipes in Vegetable Harvest include everything from appetizers, soups, and salads, to meats, poultry, and pasta. There are classics like Spicy Butternut Squash Soup, Roast Leg of Lamb with Honey and Mint Crust, and Pea and Mint Risotto, as well as innovative new dishes that are sure to become time-honored favorites, such as Potato-Chive Waffles with Smoked Salmon, Capers, and Cr me Fra che, Tomato and Strawberry Gazpacho, and Zucchini Blossoms Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Basil. To finish your meal with a flourish, there are decadent, fruity desserts like Pistachio-Cherry Cake with Cherry Sorbet, Rhubarb-Berry Compote in Grenadine, and Crunchy Almond-Pear Cake. In addition, there is a chapter on pantry staples that includes Patricia's recipes for Zesty Lemon Salt, Truffle Butter, and Fresh Cilantro Sauce.

And while Patricia's wonderful dishes sound sinful, they are in fact quite healthful, low in fat and calories; nutritional information is given for each recipe.

With Vegetable Harvest, you'll be eating the best nature has to offer--fresh, flavorful produce--all year round.

The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook: More Than 100 Ways to Enjoy One of the World's Healthiest Foods
The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook
More Than 100 Ways to Enjoy One of the World's Healthiest Foods
Paperback      ISBN: 1402239114

Endless Mealtime Possibilities and Spectacular Flavors

As every sweet potato lover knows, it's more than just a holiday side dish-it's one of the world's healthiest and most flavorful foods In this unique collection bursting with over one hundred recipes, you'll find easy-to-make dishes that highlight the natural and delicious flavors of this versatile vegetable.

Enjoy sweet potatoes year-round with recipes for appetizers, soups, main courses, side dishes, and even breakfasts and desserts

Tempt your taste buds with:

  • Orange Butter Sweet Potato Waffles
  • Andouille Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup
  • Sweet Potato Dumplings
  • Spiced Sweet Potato Chips
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Easy Caramel Sweet Potato Pie
  • And more

Start cooking today and you'll discover why so many people are in love with The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook.

Smitten with Squash
Smitten with Squash
Paperback      ISBN: 0873519396

The expansive squash family includes a host of versatile gourds just waiting for a creative cook's touch. Summer varieties fill gardens and overflow market tables; hardy late-season types nourish us through the winter. The burning question: what to do with all this squash?

Smitten with Squash celebrates this underappreciated vegetable, whose long-lasting season ranges from the June-August staples of zucchini and summer squash through autumn's piles of butternut, carnival, and red kuri, just to name a few. Knowledgeable and imaginative guide Amanda Paa describes the very American roots of squash, introduces readers to the vast assortment available at midwestern farmers markets, and, best of all, offers seventy-five inventive ways to enjoy squash for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

Curried Butternut Squash Hummus; Roasted Tomato, Zucchini, and Blue Cheese Galette; Moroccan Lamb and Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash; and Sweet Delicata Pie with Pecan Praline are just a few of the flavorful combinations that will inspire cooks to move beyond classic preparations of squash. Looking to explore the tasty possibilities of these often-overlooked gourds? This book is the only one you need.

In Season: More Than 150 Fresh and Simple Recipes from New York Magazine Inspired by Farmers' Market Ingredients
In Season
More Than 150 Fresh and Simple Recipes from New York Magazine Inspired by Farmers' Market Ingredients
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399161104

Based on the popular column by "New York" Magazine food editors Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, "In Season "collects more than 150 recipes from the country s finest chefs and restaurants, using fresh farmers market ingredients with essays and recipes by Mario Batali, David Chang, Michael Anthony, Anita Lo, Wylie Dufresne, April Bloomfield, Momofuku Noodle Bar, and more.

How popular has local and seasonal eating become? As chefs and home cooks have been discovering or rediscovering anticipating and celebrating ingredients at their seasonal peak is one of life s culinary pleasures. Farmers markets throughout the country have become mesmerizing places to browse, but what should you actually do with all those fiddlehead ferns, parsnips, and Satsuma mandarins? In this beautifully illustrated and user-friendly cookbook, editors Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld have collected fresh, unique recipes from celebrated chefs for a vast array of ingredients, all easily adapted to casual at-home cooking. With well-rounded offerings for plentiful meals and holiday menus, "In Season "is a perennial source of inspiration for experienced and novice cooks alike.

As the holidays approach, enjoy festive and delicious recipes from the country s finest chefs and restaurants such as: "Zak Pelaccio s Oyster Omelette" "Francois Payard s Brown Butter Roasted Pears" "Balthazar Bakery s Ginger Citrus Tea" "Jonathan Waxman s Pan-Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy" "Frankies Sputino s Orechiette with Horseradish and Parmesan" "Kurt Gutenbrunner s Roast Christmas Goose" "Bobby Flay s Hoppin John Risotto"

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The Joy of Rhubarb Cookbook: The Versatile Summer Delight
The Joy of Rhubarb Cookbook
The Versatile Summer Delight
Paperback      ISBN: 1591930510

Rhubarb's sweetly old-fashioned stalk, with a pucker-sour side, tastes like summer. It can be used alone in recipes, and it blends brightly with most fruits. This spirited vegetable (it's not a fruit) is for more than just pies--there are many ways to include it in a variety of recipes. Acclaimed cookbook author Theresa Millang presents more than 200 of her favorite recipes from across the country that put new zing into the familiar pie plant. Recipes range from breads and main dishes to preserves and, of course, pie. So start your morning with Rhubarb Honey Muffins. Enjoy Rhubarb Salsa and Strawberry-Rhubarb Lemonade in the afternoon. Then finish the day with Rhubarb Pork Chop Casserole. Theresa also includes tips for growing, choosing, preparing, and storing rhubarb. You'll find lots of new ways to enjoy this versatile summer treat.

Fresh from the Farmers' Market: Year-Round Recipes for the Pick of the Crop
Fresh from the Farmers' Market
Year-Round Recipes for the Pick of the Crop
Paperback      ISBN: 0811865908

Sporting a gorgeous new cover, Fresh From the Farmers' Market just got a little fresher. With more home cooks falling in love with the unbeatable flavor of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, there has never been a better time to serve fruits and vegetables at mealtime. This wonderfully useful cookbook is a celebration of market bounty with luscious color photographs and more than 75 mouthwatering recipes. Each delicious soup, salad, entre, and dessert makes the most of the season's best. Janet Fletcher guides shoppers through the market, sharing tips on selection and storage as well as advice from the farmers themselves, so readers can turn peak-season produce into delicious eating, year-round.

Glorious Roots: Recipes for Healthy, Tasty Vegetables
Glorious Roots
Recipes for Healthy, Tasty Vegetables
Paperback      ISBN: 0942361334

Glorious Roots features more than 180 recipes for roots.

Rhubarb Renaissance
Rhubarb Renaissance
Paperback      ISBN: 0873518519

Many know rhubarb thanks to a shockingly tart introduction in childhood, likely countered by dipping the stalk in sugar, or as simply "the pie plant," a worthy component of custard or mixed-fruit pastries. Why not expand the concept beyond those idyllic, long ago summer days? A s ingredients and techniques have evolved to suit modern tastes, so too have opportunities to showcase this oft-overlooked vegetable. In Rhubarb Renaissance, seasoned writer and baker Kim Ode invites us to join her in celebrating rhubarb as one of the great flavors of horticulture.

In a lively re-introduction to this versatile vegetable, more than fifty creative recipes highlight uses from savory to sweet. Notes on rhubarb's historic medicinal uses, preservation advice, and kitchen basics including foundation recipes for roasted rhubarb set up a selection of appetizers, entr es, desserts, and breads. Expand your repertoire with clever concoctions such as Rhubarb Corn Fritters, Turkey Tenderloins with RhubarBQ Sauce, Spiced Couscous with Rhubarb and Figs, or Chop-Chop Sweet and Sour Stir-fry. More familiar applications are offered with a slight--and tasty--twist: Salted Caramel Rhubapple Pie, for example, or Zucchini-Rhubarb Bread. With these delectable combinations and more, Rhubarb Renaissance reinforces memories of grandma's kitchen but also inspires delight in the stalk's place at the contemporary table.

French Fries: International Recipes, Dips & Tricks
French Fries
International Recipes, Dips & Tricks
Paperback      ISBN: 0764349651

A smorgasbord of more than 50 recipes celebrates the versatility of the deep-fried french fry. Why tear open bags and slide tasteless frozen potato sticks into the oven? Much more appetizing are home-cut Belgian hand-made french fry souffl s, extravagant tornados, or delicate spaghetti nests. Regardless of shape or thickness, whether you are looking for a quick snack or an entire meal, this book presents a palette of potato options. From prepping the perfect potato to selecting the right type of oil to serving the perfect dipping sauce, this book not only presents french fries as an accompaniment but a main course like the french fry burger or chili french fries.