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I'm Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking
I'm Just Here for the Food
Food + Heat = Cooking
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584790830

Blending humor, wisdom, history, pop culture, science, and basic cooking knowledge, the author presents an instructional cooking guide that features various cooking techniques accompanied by a master recipe for each technique.

The Breakfast Book: A Cookbook
The Breakfast Book
A Cookbook
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0394555295

A charming, one-of-a-kind cookbook devoted exclusively to breakfast--that most American of meals which is enjoying a comeback all over the country. Here Marion Cunningham celebrates the simple pleasures of a good breakfast with 288 irresistible recipes for traditional favorites--from scones and sticky buns and popovers and hash browns to all kinds of eggs and pancakes and muffins--as well new treats. Her Great Coffee Cake lends itself to a variety of spicy, crunchy combinations; her Raw Fresh Fruit Jams can be made in just thirty minutes (with no cooking ); and her Oatmeal Bran and Mother's Cookies are perfect for when breakfast is on the run. And for more leisurely moments and special occasions, Cunningham includes forty breakfast menus guaranteed to make the first meal of the day the best.

Cooking With Master Chefs
Cooking With Master Chefs
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0679748296

In this companion volume to the PBS series "Cooking with Master Chefs," Julia Child introduces sixteen of America's talented chefs from different parts of the country and interprets their recipes for the home cook. With the help of more than eighty color photographs we see the chefs at work in home kitchens and we learn the individual techniques that make their signature dishes so delicious -- and so workable. For example:
-- from Charles Palmer (Aureole, New York), how to sear peppery venison steaks
-- from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Border Grill, Santa Monica), how to make a spicy vegetarian feast
-- from Emeril Lagasse (Emeril's, New Orleans), how to produce an authentic crab boil and a shrimp etoufee
-- from Andre Soltner (Lutece, New York), how to cook traditional family dishes from Alsace
-- from Jeremiah Tower (Stars, San Francisco), three innovative ways with chicken
-- from Lidia Bastianich (Felidia, New York), the secrets of pasta and risotto
-- from Patrick Clark (Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington, D.C.), new ways with fish -- fresh salmon as a roulade, grouper crusty with horseradish
-- from Michel Richard (Citrus, Los Angeles), how to work with chocolate -- a mousse-filled dome, deep-fried chocolate truffles
-- from Amy Ferguson-Ota (The Ritz-Carlton, Hawaii), the special flavors of island produce -- breadfruit, ti leaves, green papayas, wok-seared ono
-- from Robert Del Grande (Cafe Annie, Houston), how to cook with chiles
-- from Nancy Silverton (Campanile, Los Angeles), the trick of a grape starter that works magic on her crusty loaves
-- from Jan Birnbaum (Campton Place, San Francisco), how to home-smoke salmon and roast sassafras-encrusted lamb
-- from Jean-Louis Palladin (Jean-Louis at The Watergate, Washington, D.C.), the technique of roasting duck breasts in a fireplace
-- from Alice Waters (Chez Panisse, Berkeley), celebrating the winter harvest in vegetable dishes and salads
-- from Jacques Pepin (chef-at-large), making puff pastry and a freestanding souffle
Julia Child writes in her Introduction that she's never known a serious cook or chef who didn't say: "Every day I learn something new " "That point of view," she says, "turns home cooking and the pleasures of the table into a wonderful adventure.' So, appetit, and enjoy the adventures that this wonderful book provides.

Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking
Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0375411518

In this indispensable volume of kitchen wisdom, Julia Child gives home cooks the answers to their most pressing kitchen questions. How many minutes should you cook green beans? What are the right proportions for a vinaigrette? How do you skim off fat? What is the perfect way to roast a chicken? Here Julia provides solutions for these and many other everyday cooking queries. How are you going to cook that small rib steak you brought home? You'll be guided to the quick saut as the best and fastest way. And once you've mastered that recipe, you can apply the technique to chops, chicken, or fish, following Julia's careful guidelines. Julia's Kitchen Wisdom is packed with essential information about soups, vegetables, and eggs, for baking breads and tarts, and more, making it a perfect compendium of a lifetime spent cooking.

Nigella Bites: From Family Meals to Elegant Dinners-Easy, Delectable Recipes for Any      Occasion
Nigella Bites
From Family Meals to Elegant Dinners-Easy, Delectable Recipes for Any Occasion
Hardcover      ISBN: 0786868694

With her charming style, delicious recipes, bestselling cookbooks, and popular cooking show, Nigella Lawson has become a household name--symbolizing all that is sumptuous and pleasurable about food. In Nigella Bites, Nigella shares her favorite recipes that are easy to make after a busy day at the office, perfect to linger over during a lazy weekend, or fun to make with kids on a rainy afternoon. All the recipes are delectable to read, dreamy to look at, and, of course, delicious to eat. Whether cooking Pasta E Fagioli or baking Orange Breakfast Muffins, Nigella knows just how to achieve maximum flavor with minimum effort.

Intercourses: An Aphrodesiac Cookbook
Intercourses
An Aphrodesiac Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0965327507

Ever since Marc Antony first fed Cleopatra grapes, sensual foods have been intertwined with romance. InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook follows suit, bringing more than 85 heart-melting dishes to the table, the bed, or wherever one might be entertaining. The array of full-color photographs reveals a new side to seemingly normal food.

The Stonewall Kitchen Cookbook: Favorite Pantry Recipes
The Stonewall Kitchen Cookbook
Favorite Pantry Recipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060197838

Ten years ago, Jonathan King and Jim Stott decided to cook up some homemade jams and sell them for extra money at a farmer's market. Those jams, along with a full line of chutneys, jellies, relishes, and other condiments, have grown into the renowned Stonewall Kitchen, whose products are now available in gift stores and specialty markets everywhere. But what to do with all these flavorful condiments besides spreading them on bread or crackers?

The Stonewall Kitchen Cookbook serves up tantalizing ways to use their ever-expanding line of jams, chutneys, dessert toppings, savory mustards, relishes, and flavored oils. More than a cookbook, it's a new concept in cooking, teaching you how to use quality condiments in your everyday cooking (and you're not limited to Stonewall Kitchen products).

This collection of 75 recipes boosts every cook's standards with a variety of delicious options. Techniques are simple. Ingredient lists are short. For example, weekend entertaining can still be elegant but a lot less complicated. Steamed sea bass is delicious served plain. Pair it with Roasted Red Pepper Sesame Sause and it becomes spectacular. Or simplify a restaurant classic by using Roasted Garlic Mustard to create Rack of Lamb with Mustard-Herb Crust. Dress up bowls of Corn-Crab Chowder with spoonfuls of spicy Corn Relish.

Apply the same concepts to weeknight family fare. Spicy Linguine with Shrimp couldn't taste better or be easier than with Roasted Garlic Oil. Use Blackberry Sage Tea Jam to glaze roast chicken. Need some quick ideas to perk up vegetables? A splash of balsamic vinegar brings out the flavor in roasted beets. A fiery spice rub does wonders for Oven-Roasted Spiced Fries.

And what meal is complete without dessert? Jams and preserves turn old standbys into uique interpretations. Try Stonewall Kitchen's version of Blueberry Ice Cream made with Wild Maine Blueberry Jam. Top Peach Melba Shortcakes with Raspberry Peach Champagne Jam for a new take.

Make your cooking easier and better than ever with The Stonewall Kitchen Cookbook.

Joy of Cooking
Joy of Cooking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684818701

Since its original publication, Joy of Cooking has been the most authoritative cookbook in America the one upon which millions of cooks have confidently relied for more than sixty-five years. It's the book your grandmother and mother probably learned to cook from, the book you gave your sister when she got married. This, the first revision in more than twenty years, is better than ever.

Since its original publication, Joy of Cooking has been the most authoritative cookbook in America the one upon which millions of cooks have confidently relied for more than sixty-five years. It's the book your grandmother and mother probably learned to cook from, the book you gave your sister when she got married. This, the first revision in more than twenty years, is better than ever. Here's why:

-Every chapter has been rethought with an emphasis on freshness, convenience, and health.

-All the recipes have been reconceived and tested with an eye to modern taste, and the cooking knowledge imparted with each subject enriched to the point where everyone from a beginning to an experienced cook will feel completely supported.

-The new Joy continues the vision of American cooking that began with the first edition of Joy. It is still the book you can turn to for perfect Beef Wellington and Baked Macaroni and Cheese. It's also the book where you can now find Turkey on the Grill, Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles, and vegetarian meals.

-The new Joy provides more thorough descriptions of ingredients, from the familiar to the most exotic. For instance, almost all the varieties of apples grown domestically are described--the months they become available, how they taste, what they are best used for, and how long they keep. But for the first time Joy features a complete section on fresh and dried chili peppers: how to roast and grill them, how to store them, and how long they keep--with illustrations of each pepper.

-An all-new "RULES" section in many chapters gives essential cooking basics at a glance: washing and storing salad greens, selecting a pasta and a matching sauce, determining when a piece of fish is cooked through, stuffing a chicken, and making a perfect souffle.

New chapters reflect changing American tastes and lifestyles:

-Separate new chapters on grains, beans, and pasta include recipes for grits, polenta, pilafs, risottos, vegetarian chills, bean casseroles, and make-ahead lasagnes.

-New baking and dessert chapters promise to enhance Joy of Cooking's reputation as a bible for bakers. Quick and yeast bread recipes range from focaccia, pizza, and sourdoughs to muffins and coffee cakes. Separate chapters cover custards and puddings, pies and tarts, cookies, cakes, cobblers, and other American fruit desserts revived for this edition. Recipes include one-bowl cakes, gingerbread, angel and sponge cakes, meringues, pound cakes, fruitcakes, 6 different kinds of cheesecake--there's even an illustrated wedding cake recipe, which takes you through all the stages from building a stand, making and decorating the cake, to transporting it to the reception without a hitch.

-Little Dishes showcases foods from around the world: hummus, baba ghanoush, bruschetta, tacos, empanadas, and fried wontons.

-AII new drawings of techniques, ingredients, and equipment, integrated throughout an elegant new design, and over 300 more pages round out the new Joy.

Among this book's other unique features: microwave instructions for preparing beans, grains, and vegetables; dozens of new recipes for people who are lactose intolerant and allergic to gluten; expanded ingredients chart now features calories, essential vitamins, and levels of fats and cholesterol. There are ideas for substitutions to lower fat in recipes and reduced-fat recipes in the baking sections.

From cover to cover, Joy's chapters have been imbued with the knowledge and passion of America's greatest cooks and cooking teachers. An invaluable combination of old and new, this edition of Joy of Cooking promises to keep you cooking for years to come.
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

Jacques Pepin's Kitchen: Cooking With Claudine
Jacques Pepin's Kitchen
Cooking With Claudine
Paperback      ISBN: 0912333871

In their first book together, Jacques Pepin teaches his daughter, Claudine, the fundamentals of cooking. Together they explore the essential elements of gourmet living -- from having the right kitchen equipment to food shopping with finesse.