"Grass-fed." "Organic." "Natural." "Pastured." "Raised Without Antibiotics." "Heirloom Breed." Meat has never been better, but the vast array of labels at today's meat counter can overwhelm even the savviest shopper. Which are worth the price? Which are meaningless? Bruce Aidells, America's foremost meat expert and the founder of Aidells Sausage Company, makes sense of the confusion and helps you choose the best steaks, chops, roasts, and ribs and match them to the right preparation method.The definitive book for our time, The Great Meat Cookbook includes - hundreds of extraordinary recipes, from such "Great Meat Dishes of the World" as Whole Beef Fillet Stuffed with Prosciutto and Parmigiano-Reggiano to economical dishes that use small amounts of meat, like Thai Pork Salad, to American classics like Steak House Grilled Rib Eye
- handy recipe tags like "Fit for Company," "In a Hurry," and "Great Leftovers" that help you match each dish to the occasion
- at-a-glance guides to all the major cuts, with a full-color photo of each
- recipes for handcrafted sausages, p t s, confits, and hams
- recipes for newly popular meats like bison, goat, heirloom pork, and grass-fed beef, veal, and lamb
- recipes for underappreciated parts that make delicious dishes without breaking the bank With straight talk and an affable voice, Aidells provides every single bit of information you need to get comfortable in the kitchen, from which thermometers are the most reliable, to instructions for thawing frozen meat from the farmers' market, to tips that will make you a grill and barbecue pro.
Pork chops are in And no one knows more about them than Ray Lampe. They are lean, easy to cook, and the perfect protein choice for everyday meals. These 60 mouthwatering recipes celebrate this beloved cut in all its glory, capturing the splendor and range of chops with all their porky goodness in new and inspiring dishes, from Balsamic and Vanilla-Glazed Pork Chops to Spicy Pork Chop Lettuce Wraps. With as many recipe choices as there are cooking styles--batter and fry, marinate and grill, simmer and braise--this cookbook is a vital addition to any kitchen where meat's what's for dinner.
Everything tastes better with bacon. One of those flavor-packed, umami-rich, secret-weapon ingredients, it has the power to elevate just about any dish, from soups to souffle s, braises to bread pudding.
Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama know just how to employ it. Peter is the author of both Pig Perfect--a paean to the noble swine--and, most recently, Culinary Intelligence, which argues that the healthiest way to eat is to eat less but really well. He and Marie know that adding irresistible bacon transforms an ordinary dish into an extraordinary one.
Bacon Nation is a bacon-lover's dream, a collection of 125 smoky, savory, crispy, meaty, salty, and sweetly sensuous recipes that go right through the menu. Starters like Spiced Nuts with Bacon; Bacon and Butternut Squash Galette; Bacon, Pear, and Humboldt Fog Salad. Main courses featuring meats--Brawny Bacon Beef Bourguignon, Saltimbacon; poultry--Paella with Chicken and Bacon; fish--Flaky Cod Fillets with Bacon and Wine-Braised Fennel; and pasta, including an update of the classic Roman dish Bucatini all'Amatriciana. Even dessert: Rum Ice Cream with Candied Bacon Chips and Chocolate-Peanut-Bacon Toffee. Or, as Homer Simpson would say, Mmmm, bacon.
Put on your bib and crack open this collection of 55 mouthwatering lobster recipes. Brooke Dojny provides extraordinary renditions of classics like steamed lobster, lobster bisque, and lobster rolls, as well as inventive new dishes that bring lobster where it's never been before. Dig into Lobster and Red Bliss Hash, Lobster and Arugula Pizza, and Lobster and Pea Shoot Salad in Toast Cups. Dojny even includes recipes for sides and desserts to round out your lobster meal. Bring your appetite because this is going to be tasty.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of French Women Don't Get Fat comes a memorable look at the French appetite for oysters, the characters who harvest and serve them, and the compelling reasons why we should all enjoy them.MEET PARIS OYSTER
A Love Affair with the Perfect Food MEET PARIS OYSTER is an engaging exploration of the Parisian love affair with the world's most sensuous shellfish. It centers on Hu trerie R gis, a tightly packed oyster bar in the heart of the City of Light, with an opinionated owner and a colorful cast of regulars. Part cultural journey, part cookbook, and part slice-of-life play, this book introduces readers to the appetites (gastronomic and otherwise) of Paris and its people. Beyond Hu trerie R gis, the French oystermen, and the other characters in pursuit of the oyster, Mireille Guiliano shares information on the best oysters around the world, their nutritional value, the best wine pairings with them, and a dozen mouthwatering recipes that will have readers craving, buying, and preparing oysters with confidence. So take a virtual trip to Paris -- indulge and enjoy
In a Nutshell is organized to reflect the way we eat meals today, with chapters like Nibbles, Dip It, Noodles and Nuts, and Family Style. Omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike will delight in dishes both simple and complex, from Almond-Crusted Mac-and-Cheese to Pistachio Biryiani. Culinary cheerleaders for the powerful team of sixteen nuts and seeds featured in the book, Tannenbaum and Tutunjian prove that nuts are so much more than a happy-hour snack.