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The Burgermat Show
The Burgermat Show
Paperback      ISBN: 1907704698

In June 2011 London burger blogger Burgerac teamed up with twenty-four artists and a chef. The result was the very first Burgermat Show, an art show where the artwork was displayed on tables (as paper placemats) rather than walls. This book includes all of the artwork plus a killer burger recipe for you to host your very own Burgermat Show

  • Twenty-four different designs by amazing artists, illustrators, and designers
  • Forty-eight placemats in total (two of each design)
  • Easy to tear out leaves
  • Fantastic burger recipe by top London chef Fred Smith with how-to illustrations
  • Introduction by Gavin Lucas, senior writer, Creative Review
  • All you need to create your own pop-up burger art event
  • Companion iPhone app and blog have big following

When he's not blogging about burgers or updating his iPhone app Burgerapp (which has been riding high in the App Store's Food & Drink category charts since its launch in April), London-based Burgerac writes for a leading communication arts journal and blog and has authored several books about design and popular culture.


The California Seafood Cookbook: A Cook's Guide to the Fish and Shellfish of California, the Pacific Coast and Beyond
The California Seafood Cookbook
A Cook's Guide to the Fish and Shellfish of California, the Pacific Coast and Beyond
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616083441

First published in 1983, The California Seafood Cookbook has sold 128,000 copies--and counting This beautiful encyclopedic guide to seafood cooking is complete with 150 recipes emphasizing simplicity, fresh ingredients, and ethnic and regional tastes, as well as an innovative approach to the infinite possibilities of this popular cuisine. The seventy-five species portraits and the illustrated techniques will prove useful to cooks and seafood lovers. Fully half the featured species are found in Gulf, Pacific, and Atlantic waters, and each recipe suggests appropriate alternative fish and shellfish from other regions.

James Beard's New Fish Cookery
James Beard's New Fish Cookery
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316157457
Seafood Cooking for Dummies
Seafood Cooking for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764551779

Restaurant diners eat twice as anyone much seafood as beef. But -- as anyone who's ever served up a tasteless turbot can tell you -- tender, moist, flavorful seafood requires special techniques and timing. Seafood For Dummies reveals those secrets, and more, with a complete guide to selecting, preparing, and serving delicious seafood dishes of every variety.

Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing
Charcuterie
The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393240053

Charcuterie exploded onto the scene in 2005 and encouraged an army of home cooks and professional chefs to start curing their own foods. This love song to animal fat and salt has blossomed into a bona fide culinary movement, throughout America and beyond, of curing meats and making sausage, p t s, and confits. Charcuterie: Revised and Updated will remain the ultimate and authoritative guide to that movement, spreading the revival of this ancient culinary craft.

Early in his career, food writer Michael Ruhlman had his first taste of duck confit. The experience "became a fascination that transformed into a quest" to understand the larger world of food preservation, called charcuterie, once a critical factor in human survival. He wondered why its methods and preparations, which used to keep communities alive and allowed for long-distance exploration, had been almost forgotten. Along the way he met Brian Polcyn, who had been surrounded with traditional and modern charcuterie since childhood. "My Polish grandma made kielbasa every Christmas and Easter," he told Ruhlman. At the time, Polcyn was teaching butchery at Schoolcraft College outside Detroit.

Ruhlman and Polcyn teamed up to share their passion for cured meats with a wider audience. The rest is culinary history. Charcuterie: Revised and Updated is organized into chapters on key practices: salt-cured meats like pancetta, dry-cured meats like salami and chorizo, forcemeats including p t s and terrines, and smoked meats and fish. Readers will find all the classic recipes: duck confit, sausages, prosciutto, bacon, p t de campagne, and knackwurst, among others. Ruhlman and Polcyn also expand on traditional mainstays, offering recipes for hot- and cold-smoked salmon; shrimp, lobster, and leek sausage; and grilled vegetable terrine. All these techniques make for a stunning addition to a contemporary menu.

Thoroughly instructive and fully illustrated, this updated edition includes seventy-five detailed line drawings that guide the reader through all the techniques. With new recipes and revised sections to reflect the best equipment available today, Charcuterie: Revised and Updated remains the undisputed authority on charcuterie.

Sausage: Recipes for Making and Cooking with Homemade Sausage [a Cookbook]
Sausage
Recipes for Making and Cooking with Homemade Sausage [a Cookbook]
Paperback      ISBN: 158008012x

Think Beyond the Link

You don't have to be an expert cook or have a fancy kitchen to make sausage at home. If you simply think beyond the link, you'll find a whole world of sausage possibilities. Patties, meatballs, fish balls, veg balls, meat loaf--these are all sausages without casings that are every bit as savory and satisfying as their linked cousins. And, since they do not require special equipment, they are a snap to make at home.

In Sausage, Victoria Wise shares more than 75 recipes for easy-to-make, no-casing-required pork, beef, lamb, poultry, seafood, and even vegetarian sausages, including innovative recipes that turn them into sophisticated meals. An inviting and wonderfully diverse collection from all around the globe, this compendium features European classics, American mainstays, Asian favorites, Middle Eastern inspirations, and sausages African in origin. You will find dishes for every meal and occasion, such as Rustic Cornmeal Pancakes Dappled with American Breakfast Sausage and Slicked with Maple Syrup; Lunch Pie, aka Quiche, with Toulouse Sausage and Spinach; Vietnamese-Style Beef Sausage and Vegetable Spring Rolls with Mint Dipping Sauce; and Merguez and Apple Tagine over Couscous with Harissa. For those who like their sausage in traditional links, Wise offers expert direction for stuffing sausage into casings.

Beautifully written and photographed, Sausage is the only book of its kind. Its array of inventive sausages and sausage-centric dishes are inspiration for both the new and the well-seasoned cook. Making sausage at home has never been so easy--nor the results so delicious.
Falling Off the Bone
Falling Off the Bone
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470467134
Irresistible briases, pot roasts, soups, and stews so tender the meat falls off the bone

New in paperback, Jean Anderson's Falling Off the Bone offers a wide range of recipes for simple, delicious meat dishes just like grandma used to make, but updated for contemporary kitchens and tastes. With beautiful full-color photographs throughout, this cookbook shows just how mouthwateringly delicious simple home cooking can be.

Falling Off the Bone dishes up quintessential comfort food--recipes that are ideal for virtually any tough cut of beef, pork, lamb, or veal. Anderson shows you how to use slow cooking methods like braising, pot-roasting, and simmering to coax amazing flavors out of the most common and affordable cuts.

  • Features sumptuously photographed recipes for such soul-satisfying dishes as Beef Catalan, Ossobuco, Hassle-Free Oven Stew of Lamb with Peppers and Prosciutto, and Glazed Sweet-Sour Spareribs
  • Perfect for cooks on a budget, these recipes make the most of affordable cuts of meat
  • Written by one of America's most respected food writers and cookbook authors

For anyone who wants to eat like a king on a penny-pincher's budget, Falling Off the Bone leads the way. It brims with nourishing comfort foods that are simple, delicious, and more tender than you ever dreamed possible.

Carne: Meat Recipes from the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome
Carne
Meat Recipes from the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome
Hardcover      ISBN: 1936941120
Carne is the fifth in the series of cookbooks documenting the renowned farm-to-table meals served by the Rome Sustainable Food Project, founded by Alice Waters, at the American Academy in Rome. Following volumes on biscotti, vegetables, pastas, and soups, this cookbook focuses on Executive Chef Christopher Behr's favorite subject, meat: beef, lamb, pork, rabbit, and poultry.

Chef Behr also offers more than a dozen recipes for side dishes, or contorni, that he serves alongside meat entr es: salads (including Radicchio Salad with Green Apple Balsamic Vinaigrette with Walnuts and Grilled Cucumber Salad with Yogurt), bean dishes, Sweet and Sour Squash, Pickled Green Tomatoes with Garlic, Hot Pepper and Mint (a dish that sold out within hours when he offered it at BKLYN Larder), and his legendary roasted potatoes that are crisp and golden on the outside with the
creamy consistency of mashed potatoes on the inside.

The Italian food of the Jersey shore is near and dear to Chef Behr's heart, and when he's homesick he cooks those iconic dishes, from meat loaf to short ribs, although his versions reflect his experiences in California, New York, and Rome--they're lighter than the classic version but nonetheless deliver all their robust satisfaction.
The Salmon Recipes: Stories of Our Endangered North Coast Cuisine
The Salmon Recipes
Stories of Our Endangered North Coast Cuisine
Paperback      ISBN: 0991709004

From time immemorial, wild salmon have nourished the people of the Pacific Northwest, forming an integral part of the region's distinctive heritage and culture. The Salmon Recipes invites you to a sumptuous, visual feast drawn from the culinary practices and rich experience of the people of the North Coast, woven into a stunning full-color photographic essay. Mouthwatering recipes showcasing both time-honored and modern artisanal food skills share the page with an eclectic tapestry of captivating voices featuring such luminaries as Susan Musgrave and Robert Davidson.

Ranging from rare, traditional salmon preparation techniques to avant-garde, subtly flavored seafood experiments, the recipes in this collection include:

  • Cedar Planked Salmon Topped with Dungeness Crab
  • Baked White Fish with Pine Nut, Parmesan, and Basil Pesto Crust
  • Steamed Salmon with Huckleberries
  • Pan Seared Honey Glazed Salmon with Browned Butter Lime Sauce.

Just as the salmon returns year after year to renew the North Coast and its people, you will return time and time again to sample the pages of this beautiful book with its unique insights into the area's culture, wildlife and rich ecosystems. Profits from The Salmon Recipes will go towards ensuring that British Columbia's coastal waters remain tanker-free.

Mccormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant Cookbook
Mccormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant Cookbook
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0979477158

Freshness. Quality. Elegance. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants have been providing delightful seafood tailored to regional tastes for more than thirty years. Now, diners and chefs can bring home the bold flavors of Grilled Mahi with Rum Butter Sauce, the savor of Lobster and Bay Shrimp Crepes, and the classic charm of Swordfish Picatta. Fish lovers will delight in over 180 pages of tantalizing fresh seafood recipes, including full-color photography by renowned Northwest photographer, Rick Schafer, and recipe compilation by Chef William King, the Executive Chef of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants.