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Squash & Zucchini: Pumpkin, Butternut, Musk, Hokkaido, and Zucchini
Squash & Zucchini
Pumpkin, Butternut, Musk, Hokkaido, and Zucchini
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764337793

Try wonderful squash and zucchini dishes throughout the year-from the summery, delicate flavors of the zucchini to the robust, mature qualities of autumn and winter squash. Thirty-five recipes ranging from soups, casseroles, and quiche to strudel and muffins show the diversity of these wonderful ingredients. With preparation tips and everything you ever wanted to know about squash and zucchini, this colorful cookbook includes recipes like cream of butternut soup served in a squash vessel and savory zucchini fritters. There are dishes here for every season and every palate. Enjoy baking, stuffing, pureeing, and even pickling a tasty variety of squash and zucchini.

Herbs: A Country Garden Cookbook
Herbs
A Country Garden Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0002554534

A guide for cooks who love using fresh herbs combines full-color photographs with recipes for a variety of honeys, teas, oils, and spices that contribute to such recipes as Carrot Soup with Onion and Dill Cream, Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Mustard Glaze.

Laura Werlin's Cheese Essentials: An Insider's Guide to Buying and Serving Cheese (With 50 Recipes)
Laura Werlin's Cheese Essentials
An Insider's Guide to Buying and Serving Cheese (With 50 Recipes)
Paperback      ISBN: 1584796278

'Cheese Essentials' provides a comprehensive overview in a convenient guidebook format. It acquaints readers with the cheese fundamentals: the different kinds of milk used, information on rinds and mould, and tips on cooking with cheese.

Home-Made Pickles, Chutneys & Relishes: 65 Mouthwatering Preserves with Step-By-Step Recipes and More Than 230 Superb Photographs
Home-Made Pickles, Chutneys & Relishes
65 Mouthwatering Preserves with Step-By-Step Recipes and More Than 230 Superb Photographs
Paperback      ISBN: 1780192010

This tempting cookbook offers delicious ideas for tasty pickles, chutneys and relishes. Photographs illustrate the recipes, providing easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for each.

Vegetables: Recipes and Techniques from the World's Premier Culinary College
Vegetables
Recipes and Techniques from the World's Premier Culinary College
Hardcover      ISBN: 0867309180

Features over 150 recipes for soups, appetizers, salads, entrees, and side dishes. This book also contains a chapter on sauces and relishes made from vegetables.

The Tofu Book: The New American Cuisine
The Tofu Book
The New American Cuisine
Paperback      ISBN: 0895294095

Tofu has long been at the fringes of acceptability as a food in America. The America palate just wasn't ready to completely embrace it--that is, until now. With a clear-cut mandate by the American public for less fat-saturated foods, America's love affair with tofu has just begun. Those cute little tubs of white bean curd can now be found in almost every major supermarket chain in the United States along with tofu-based ice cream, tofu burger mix, tofu franks, and tofu pizza.

Here, then, is the definitive book for people who want to use tofu in their everyday lives, but just don't know how. The Tofu Book: The New American Cuisine provides all the essential information you need to make tofu part of your balanced diet. Its highly illustrated text covers tofu's rich and celebrated past, explains why tofu is good for you, tells you how you to shop for and store tofu, and even how to make it at home. It also provides a wide range of recipes, including hundreds of delicious and nutritious ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Written by John Paino, founder and president of Nasoya Foods, and Lisa Messinger, health columnist and author, The Tofu Book is the only guide you and your family will need to make that all important move to the wonderful world of tofu.
The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook: 50 Vegan
The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook
50 Vegan "rooster Sauce" Recipes That Pack a Punch
Hardcover      ISBN: 1607744600
A vegan/vegetarian companion to the successful Sriracha Cookbook, featuring 50 inventive, vegetable-based recipes with gluten-free variations.

Devoted Sriracha addicts know that this fiery red condiment adds the perfect spicy kick to their favorite foods. But for those who want to take it to the next level, Randy Clemens shows how versatile this garlicky, pungent sauce can be when paired with the almighty veggie in everything from breakfast to dessert, and appetizers to entr es.

These delicious plant-based recipes--from Stuffed Sriracha 'Shrooms, Sriracha-Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheeze, and Cajun Quinoa Cakes with Lemon-Dill-Sriracha R moulade to Maple-Sriracha Doughnuts and Watermelon Sriracha Sangria--showcase an exciting range of fruits, grains, and veggies, without the processed fake meat found in many vegan recipes. Featuring 50 flavor-packed, inventive combinations of vegetables and Sriracha (with notes on how to adapt them for a gluten-free diet), The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook will take your rooster sauce obsession to bold, new heights.
660 Curries
660 Curries
Paperback      ISBN: 0761137874

Curry is Salmon with Garlic and Turmeric. Curry is Grilled Chicken with Cashew-Tomato Sauce. Curry is Asparagus with Tomato and Crumbled Paneer. Curry is Lamb with Yellow Split Peas, Chunky Potatoes with Spinach, Tamarind Shrimp with Coconut Milk, Baby Back Ribs with a Sweet-Sour Glaze and Vinegar Sauce, Basmati Rice with Fragrant Curry Leaves. Curry is vivid flavors, seasonal ingredients, a kaleidoscope of spices and unexpected combinations. And 660 Curries is the gateway to the world of Indian cooking, demystifying one of the world's great cuisines.

Presented by the IACP award-winning Cooking Teacher of the Year (2004), Raghavan Iyer, 660 Curries is a joyous food-lover's extravaganza. Mr. Iyer first grounds us in the building blocks of Indian flavors--the interplay of sour (like tomatoes or yogurt), salty, sweet, pungent (peppercorns, chiles), bitter, and the quality of unami (seeds, coconuts, and the like). Then, from this basic palette, he unveils an infinite art. There are appetizers--Spinach Fritters, Lentil Dumplings in a Buttermilk Coconut Sauce--and main courses--Chicken with Lemongrass and Kaffir-Lime Leaves, Lamb Loin Chops with an Apricot Sauce. Cheese dishes--Pan-Fried Cheese with Cauliflower and Cilantro; bean dishes--Lentil Stew with Cumin and Cayenne. And hundreds of vegetable dishes--Sweet Corn with Cumin and Chiles, Chunky Potatoes with Golden Raisins, Baby Eggplant Stuffed with Cashew Nuts and Spices. There are traditional, regional curries from around the subcontinent and contemporary curries. Plus all the extras: biryanis, breads, rice dishes, raitas, spice pastes and blends, and rubs.

curry, n.--any dish that consists of either meat, fish, poultry, legumes, vegetables, or fruits, simmered in or covered with a sauce, gravy, or other liquid that is redolent with any number of freshly ground and very fragrant spices and/or herbs.
Eat More Vegetables: Making the Most of Your Seasonal Produce
Eat More Vegetables
Making the Most of Your Seasonal Produce
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873518527

When the farmers' markets start in earnest in April and May, Minnesotans' pent-up desire for fresh, flavorful produce is answered immediately by rhubarb, spring onions, and tender lettuces. Within just a few weeks, the bounty has expanded exponentially and, before too long, those connected to a crop share or whose market basket is perhaps a bit too accommodating may be wondering:

Just what should I do with fennel? And how can I possibly consume all of this spinach?

Tricia Cornell comes to the rescue in Eat More Vegetables, 135 recipes arranged seasonally to correspond with our northern plenty, from a refreshing cold beet soup in the heat of summer to a healthy and comforting butternut squash chili for cold winter nights; from zucchini fritters any kid will love to an adults-only melon-vodka slushie. But this book brings value far beyond creative recipes. Introductions to the many vegetables, fruits, and herbs stacked on farmers' tables and in the grocery store help home cooks see delicious possibilities in kale, cabbage, or tomatoes, while tips for preparation and storage encourage us to make the most of our growing season and extend the goods through fall and into winter, until the markets open up once again.

Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza
Flour Water Salt Yeast
The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 160774273x
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From Portland's most acclaimed and beloved baker comes this must-have baking guide, featuring recipes for world-class breads and pizzas and a variety of schedules suited for the home baker.

There are few things more satisfying than biting into a freshly made, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-and-supple-on-the-inside slice of perfectly baked bread. For Portland-based baker Ken Forkish, well-made bread is more than just a pleasure--it is a passion that has led him to create some of the best and most critically lauded breads and pizzas in the country.

In Flour Water Salt Yeast, Forkish translates his obsessively honed craft into scores of recipes for rustic boules and Neapolitan-style pizzas, all suited for the home baker. Forkish developed and tested all of the recipes in his home oven, and his impeccable formulas and clear instructions result in top-quality artisan breads and pizzas that stand up against those sold in the best bakeries anywhere.

Whether you're a total beginner or a serious baker, Flour Water Salt Yeast has a recipe that suits your skill level and time constraints: Start with a straight dough and have fresh bread ready by supper time, or explore pre-ferments with a bread that uses biga or poolish. If you're ready to take your baking to the next level, follow Forkish's step-by-step guide to making a levain starter with only flour and water, and be amazed by the delicious complexity of your naturally leavened bread. Pizza lovers can experiment with a variety of doughs and sauces to create the perfect pie using either a pizza stone or a cast-iron skillet.

Flour Water Salt Yeast is more than just a collection of recipes for amazing bread and pizza--it offers a complete baking education, with a thorough yet accessible explanation of the tools and techniques that set artisan bread apart. Featuring a tutorial on baker's percentages, advice for manipulating ingredients ratios to create custom doughs, tips for adapting bread baking schedules to fit your day-to-day life, and an entire chapter that demystifies the levain-making process, Flour Water Salt Yeast is an indispensable resource for bakers who want to make their daily bread exceptional bread.