Has there ever been a more generous ingredient than the bean? Down-home, yet haute, soul-satisfyingly hearty, valued, versatile deeply delectable, healthful, and inexpensive to boot, there's nothing a bean can't do--and nothing that Crescent Dragonwagon can't do with beans. From old friends like chickpeas and pintos to rediscovered heirloom beans like rattlesnake beans and teparies, from green beans and fresh shell beans to peanuts, lentils, and peas, Bean by Bean is the definitive cookbook on beans. It's a 175-plus recipe cornucopia overflowing with information, kitchen wisdom, lore, anecdotes, and a zest for good food and good times.Consider the lentil, to take one example. Discover it first in a delicious slather, Lentil Tapenade. Then in half a dozen soups, including Sahadi's Lebanese Lentil Soup with Spinach, Kerala-Style Dahl, and Crescent's Very, Very Best Lentil, Mushroom & Barley Soup. It then turns up in Marinated Lentils De Puy with Greens, Baked Beets, Oranges & Walnuts. Plus there's Jamaica Jerk-Style Lentil-Vegetable Patties, Ethiopian Lentil Stew, and Lentil-Celeriac Skillet Sauce. Do the same for black beans--from Tex-Mex Frijoles Dip to Feijoada Vegetariana to Maya's Magic Black Beans with Eggplant & Royal Rice. Or shell beans--Newly Minted Puree of Fresh Favas, Baked Limas with Rosy Sour Cream, Edamame in a Pod. And on and on--from starters and soups to dozens of entrees. Even desserts: Peanut Butter Cup Brownies and Red Bean Ice Cream.
This book--beautifully photographed and engagingly written--introduces hardworking, resourceful men and women who represent an artisanal craft that has roots in Europe but has been a Wisconsin tradition since the 1850s. Wisconsin produces more than 600 varieties of cheese, from massive wheels of cheddar and swiss to bricks of brick and limburger, to such specialties as crescenza-stracchino and juustoleipa. These masters combine tradition, technology, artistry, and years of dedicated learning--in a profession that depends on fickle, living ingredients--to create the rich tastes and beautiful presentation of their skillfully crafted products.
Certification as a Master Cheesemaker typically takes almost fifteen years. An applicant must hold a cheesemaking license for at least ten years, create one or two chosen varieties of cheese for at least five years, take more than two years of university courses, consent to constant testing of their cheese and evaluation of their plant, and pass grueling oral and written exams to be awarded the prestigious title.
James Norton and Becca Dilley interviewed these dairy artisans, listened to their stories, tasted their cheeses, and explored the plants where they work. They offer here profiles of forty-three active Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin, as well as a glossary of cheesemaking terms, suggestions of operations that welcome visitors for tours, tasting notes and suggested food pairings, and tasty nuggets (shall we say curds?) of information on everything to do with cheese. Winner, Best Midwest Regional Interest Book, Midwest Book Awards
This book includes 150 recipes for creating delicious salads and dressings using organic, locally grown ingredients. Recipes include Apple and Roasted Beet Salad with Fruit, Nuts, Gorgonzola, and Watercress; Green Apple Sassy Slaw with Crisp Apple Maple Dressing; Pear and Grape Salad with Big Woods Blue Cheese and Concord Grapes; Pecan-Crusted Goat Cheese and Micro Greens with Crisp Apple Maple-Brushed Crostini; Chilled Moroccan Couscous Salad; Curry Chicken and Apricot Salad; Harvest Moon Salad; and many more. Sixty color photos and colorful illustrations from the author accompany the recipes. Sidebars and tips for green ways to prepare salads are included.
'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.
The American diet is changing--for the better--as more and more Americans are opting to go vegetarian at least a few times a week. Meatless Mondays, a nonprofit initiative launched in association with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2003 to reduce meat consumption to improve personal health and the health of the planet, has attracted a growing fan base. It has garnered the support of dozens of universities and restaurants, entire cities (San Francisco, CA, and Ghent, Belgium), and celebrities, including Mario Batali, Al Gore, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
EatingWell Fast & Flavorful Meatless Meals reports on the latest science, which shows that eliminating meat--even a few times a week--can have a host of health benefits, including improved blood pressure, decreased risk of heart disease, lowered cholesterol, and better weight control. Just replacing meat with starchy refined carbs, cream, and cheese may be "eating vegetarian"--but it's not eating healthfully. EatingWell shows you how to plan a well-balanced vegetarian diet full of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean sources of protein like tofu, beans, and eggs. Plus you'll find out why eating less meat is lighter on the environment and your budget.
This cookbook solves the problem of how to make a healthy vegetarian meal everyone in the family--from steak-lovers to dieters--will love. For nearly 20 years, every issue of EatingWell Magazine, whose motto is "Where Good Taste Meets Good Health," has featured healthy, satisfying, meatless meals, such as Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili, Mediterranean Baked Penne, and Tomato-Corn Pie. The best of those recipes can now be found in one place: EatingWell Fast & Flavorful Meatless Meals.
This cookbook dishes up 150 recipes for soups and stews, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and pizza. ere are special tarts, gratins, and other impressive dishes for entertaining--and plenty of delicious appetizers, wonderful side dishes, and divine desserts to round out all your menus. And like all the recipes from award-winning EatingWell Magazine, the healthy recipes in this book really work. Most can be prepared in less than 45 minutes and use simple, easy-to-find ingredients. And they have all been tested multiple times by the expert cooks in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. With recipes like these, you'll never miss the meat.
From one of America's most famous restaurants comes a delicious selection of eighty-seven recipes for pasta sauces, as well as thirty-six for pizza and calzone, in a collection of dishes organized by season. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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.
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.
Beautifully designed and exquisitely photographed, this unique series showcases sensational recipes that exhibit the wonderful versatility of fruits and vegetables, fresh from the garden or greengrocer's basket.