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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.

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.

365 Ways to Cook Chicken
365 Ways to Cook Chicken
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060155396

Shares recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, casseroles, and main dishes which feature chicken, and gives advice on roasting, baking, frying, stewing, broiling, and barbecuing chicken

Lobster!: 55 Fresh & Simple Recipes for Everyday Eating
Lobster!
55 Fresh & Simple Recipes for Everyday Eating
Hardcover      ISBN: 160342962x

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.

Curing and Smoking
Curing and Smoking
Paperback      ISBN: 1770850775

A new series for living the good life

Made At Home

This exciting series comes from the father-and-son team Dick and James Strawbridge, who live "the good life" on their small acreage. In Made At Home they share the knowledge and experience gained over years of producing an abundance of good things to eat and drink: organic fruits and vegetables eaten, juiced, fermented and preserved; pigs smoked for ham, sausages, salamis and bacon; a mixed flock of birds used for eggs and eating; and bees for honey, to name a few. It's an enviable lifestyle driven by a desire to eat well every day.

It is also a lifestyle that does not require a lot of space. Made At Home contains numerous adaptations to urban and suburban life. Plants are grown in small lots and pots, chickens are kept in backyard pens, and meat items, such as sausages, are smoked in the backyard. Proof positive that anyone can live the good life.

Of all the Made At Home titles, perhaps this one speaks loudest to the popularity of home-grown foods. The smoked bacon, salamis and heady cheeses we love are prime candidates for handcrafted taste. Curing and Smoking demonstrates how simple it is to use the magic of smoke to create wonderfully aromatic foods with distinctive flavors.

The book follows the curing and smoking processes beginning to end, from creating a purpose-made pantry to storage. Topics include drying, curing, hot smoking, cold smoking, indoor smoking, drying and wrapping, and vacuum packing. Foods are not limited to meats and cheeses, but include fruits and vegetables, fish, ciders, seafood. Even eggs can be smoked or cured. Original and delicious recipes offer up such delights as jams and jellies, hot-smoked oysters, and fresh tomato salsa. Curing and Smoking is ideal for adventurous cooks, modern pioneers, and all food crafters.

The Culinary Herpetologist
The Culinary Herpetologist
Paperback      ISBN: 1932871063

This long awaited, second edition of Liner's "A Herpetological Cookbook" is greatly expanded with over 950 herpetological recipes. From historical recipes: Goanna (Aborigine style), Blackfeet Indian Jellied Snake, and Roasted poison Dart Frog (Campa Indian Style) to modern recipes: Turtle Croquettes, Zippy Alligator Dip, and Ampiuma a la Poulette this cookbook contains something for everyone. An entertaining, historically important treatise everyone interested in amphibians and reptiles should own.

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.
Sous Vide for Everybody: The Easy, Foolproof Cooking Technique That's Sweeping the World
Sous Vide for Everybody
The Easy, Foolproof Cooking Technique That's Sweeping the World
Paperback      ISBN: 1945256494
Sous Vide for Everybody is an approachable cookbook that demystifies sous vide cooking and demonstrates how it can make your life easier, while also giving you the tools to try exciting new dishes.

Originally from the French for "under vacuum" because it often involves sealing food in plastic, sous vide allows you to cook food gently in an automatic water bath to the perfect temperature. That may sound intimidating, but the technique has trickled down from experimental fine-dining restaurant kitchens to the home kitchen precisely because it's an easy, convenient, and hands-off way to cook. Sous vide not only makes traditional cooking easier and more foolproof, it often can help to make food taste better, taking away all the guesswork and giving you back some free time. In this cookbook, you will find recipes that teach you how to cook sous vide, starting with basics like the perfect steak or soft-cooked egg. You will also find recipes that expand your knowledge and creativity in the kitchen using sous vide, from a holiday-worthy chuck roast that tastes like a prime rib at a fraction of the cost to eggs Benedict to fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt cups.
The Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook
The Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470399120

Celebrate a half-century of Bon Apptit Editor-in-Chief Fairchild brings together more than 1,200 of the magazine's all-time favorite recipes in The Bon Apptit Cookbook. Packed with test-kitchen secrets, color photos, and more, it's the ultimate culinary companion.

The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes: 100% Gluten-Free
The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes
100% Gluten-Free
Paperback      ISBN: 077880464x

Delicious and satisfying Paleo diet friendly slow cooker recipes that everyone can enjoy.

Enjoy old standards and new classics with this very topical collection of slow cooker recipes. They've been refined to meet the needs of people who subscribe to the Paleo or Primal lifestyle. The Paleo diet is currently one of the most popular diets being followed today and has been embraced by nearly 1.5 million people in North America. The recipes don't contain any grains or legumes (therefore making all of them gluten-free), no refined sugars, no refined oils or processed ingredients -- the basic principles of the diet.

Slow cookers are hugely popular because they're so convenient and the results so delicious -- all the recipes in this book pay very close attention to Paleo guidelines while also recognizing that there's a wide variety of reasons that people choose to eat Paleo that go beyond weight loss. So there's room to be flexible depending on your personal requirements and expectations of the diet.

It's all here: from great family food to more sophisticated recipes for entertaining, not to mention luscious desserts:

  • Starters and Snacks Eggplant Caviar, Country Terrine, Swedish Meatballs, Braised Tomato Topping
  • Soups Shrimp Bisque, Double Tomato Soup with Arugula-Walnut Pesto
  • Poultry Chicken Provencal, Texas-Style Chicken Stew, Tomato-Braised Turkey Breast
  • Fish and Seafood Braised Swordfish, Caribbean Pepper Pot, Florida Fish Chowder
  • Beef and Veal Short Ribs in Rich Mushroom Gravy, Meatball Goulash, Mom's Sunday Pot Roast
  • Pork and Lamb Ancho-Embraced Pork with Tomatillos, Pork Columbo, Irish Stew
  • Meatless Mains Louisiana Ratatouille, Cumin Beets, Braised Red Cabbage, Onion-Braised Potatoes with Spinach
  • Desserts The Ultimate Baked Apples, Peruvian Cream.

Now even people who follow the Paleo lifestyle can enjoy easy delectable meals that reflect an outstanding variety of fresh flavors, cuisines and textures.