Vast and authoritative, with 38 chapters containing nearly 500 recipes and 300 illustrations, The Cook's Illustrated Complete Book of Poultry offers readers the very best methods for preparing chicken, turkey, duck, goose, quail, squab, and pheasant.
Nowhere can you find the volume of testing and research that you do in "Cook's Illustrated." Forty turkeys roasted to find the best Thanksgiving bird. Duck prepared ten different ways to ensure the crispiest skin and moistest meat. Countless chickens basted and turned to determine that preheating the roasting pan is the secret to the tastiest one. No other cookbook has taken this approach to the subject, and no other book has broken such new ground in the kitchen.
Master recipes provide all the basics to prepare poultry in particular styles--from fried chicken to braised quail, sauteed turkey cutlets to roasted Cornish game hens.
The variations follow: an exhaustive listing that will yield fresh recipes for years to come. These include delights like Sauteed Chicken Cutlets with Marsala, Chicken and Herb Dumplings with Spring Vegetables, and Cincinnati-Style Turkey Chili. There are even recipes specially designed to make use of leftovers. For grill enthusiasts, sidebars cover such topics as finding the best charcoal and setting up the grill for indirect cooking. Recipes range from easy grilled chicken wings to a show-stopping grill-roasted whole turkey guaranteed to be the best you've ever tasted. Step-by-step illustrations guide the reader through every technique. Informative sidebars rate everything from roaster racks to canned chicken broth.
Enlightening, instructive, and invaluable, this is a book that any cook interestedin poultry--and in learning the best way to prepare any bird--can't afford to be without.
Delicious sausages can be made easily and inexpensively in your own kitchen by following the recipes and advice found here. "Sausage" takes you through the steps of choosing the right equipment and preparing such meats as pork, venison, beef, chicken, and fish to create sausages of many flavors. A. D. Livingston offers recipes for country sausages, more exotic flavors from Thailand and even ancient Rome, as well as a full round of instruction for dried and cured sausages. There is also a section on making deli-style cold cuts. All country cooks, sportsmen in particular, will treasure this down-to-earth sausage cookbook. "It's been said that no one should look too closely into how sausages or laws are made. The legislative system may still be in unspeakable shape, but A. D. Livingston has rescued sausages for our contemplation and delectation. More great chow from an American master." --Christopher Camuto, author of "A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge," "Another Country," and "Hunting from Home"
"I want you to see this. Then you'll know everything. It's a cookbook," he says and opens to some recipes, with color photos. "I want to prepare you, very much." This isn't just about getting me hot till my juices run clear, and then a little rest. There's pulling, jerking, stuffing, trussing. Fifty preparations. He promises we'll start out slow, with wine and a good oiling . . . Holy crap. "I will control everything that happens here," he says. "You can leave anytime, but as long as you stay, you're my ingredient." I'll be transformed from a raw, organic bird into something--what? Something delicious.
So begins the adventures of Miss Chicken, a young free-range, from raw innocence to golden brown ecstasy, in this spoof-in-a-cookbook that simmers in the afterglow of E.L. James's sensational Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Like Anastasia Steele, Miss Chicken finds herself at the mercy of a dominating man, in this case, a wealthy, sexy, and very hungry chef. And before long, from unbearably slow drizzling to trussing, Miss Chicken discovers the sheer thrill of becoming the main course. A parody in three acts--"The Novice Bird" (easy recipes for roasters), "Falling to Pieces" (parts perfect for weeknight meals), and "Advanced Techniques" (the climax of cooking)--Fifty Shades of Chicken is a cookbook of fifty irresistible, repertoire-boosting chicken dishes that will leave you hungry for more. With memorable tips and revealing photographs, Fifty Shades of Chicken will have you dominating dinner.
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.
The sea is a treasure chest filed with the planet's most delicious, nutritious, and healthful foods. For those eager to make the most of this bounty, this "Connoisseur's Guide" not only provides essential advice on how to buy and store seafood, it offers easy-to-follow cooking techniques and delectable recipes, from simple soups, pates, and mousses to light lunches, easy family suppers, and sophisticated party fare. And these sumptuous dishes can be enjoyed guiltlessly, since the author has thoughtfully supplied a comprehensive guide to the world's sustainable fish and seafood.
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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 Meat Book is the ultimate cookbook for the carnivore in all of us; packed full of delicious meat-based recipes for people who love unfussy, easy food that's fresh, seasonal and tastes great. In his follow-up book to The BBQ Companion, Ben presents 150 brand-new international recipes for his favorite meat dishes from around the world. Chapters are broken down according to type of meat, from beef, pork, poultry and lamb to chapters on cold cuts and stocks, sauces and brines. Try the Osso Bucco with gremolata, the Cuban style cheeseburger, mascarpone and proscuitto stuffed spatchcock or red braised Japanese pork hock, or perhaps one of his more unique creations such as the fruit stuffed meatballs or maple brined drumsticks. Barbecue lovers are once again well looked after, but there's more here for people who like to experiment with other cooking methods. Perfect for a couple, a family and a crowd, The Meat Book will take you on a flavorful journey around the world, one hearty meal at a time.
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.