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Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free: 75 Recipes for Irresistible Desserts and Pastries
Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free
75 Recipes for Irresistible Desserts and Pastries
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811873315

Celebrities such as Courteney Cox and Laura Dern love Blackbird Bakery for its famously scrumptious gluten-free desserts. Now these same sweets can be yours too, thanks to this beautiful cookbook that collects 75 delicious recipes for classic desserts and gorgeous French pastries, all made without gluten. Celiac disease is on the rise (more than 3 million Americans and an equal number of Europeans have been diagnosed), and millions more seek gluten-free products to supplement a healthy lifestyle. With this cookbook, gluten-conscious gluttons can dish up all sorts of delectable dessertsanytime the craving strikes

I'm Just Here for More Food: Food X Mixing + Heat = Baking
I'm Just Here for More Food
Food X Mixing + Heat = Baking
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584793414

Alton Brown explores the science behind breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and custards, explaining it in his own inimitable style. Recipes cover all the basics, from pie crust to funnel cake to cheese souffle. The book also contains appendices and equipment lists.

Village Baker
Village Baker
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580089569

This collection of nearly 100 recipes from the village bakers of France, Italy, Germany, and regional America is full of healthful and delicious departures from the usual array of baked goods. Professional baker Ortiz provides additional assistance with an entire chapter devoted to bread making techniques, with easy-to-follow instructions and two-color illustrations.
Ortiz brings his years of personal experience and his endless travels through Europe to the one subject he holds so dear: good bread. Dense, crusty, flavorful loaves of bread that support life in and of themselves. Ortiz maintains the promise that this can actually be accomplished in the home kitchen--with the highest standards.
While recipes for professional bakers are included, the home baker even the novice should be able to follow the Ortiz method and come up with some great stuff. Publisher s Weekly"

Hot Dish Heaven: Classic Casseroles from Midwest Kitchens
Hot Dish Heaven
Classic Casseroles from Midwest Kitchens
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0873515684

What do you get when you mix Tater Tots, ground beef, and cream of mushroom soup? Tater Tot Hot Dish, of course Retired Minneapolis Star Tribune Taste section editor--the delightful auntie every discerning foodie wants to call their own--Ann Burckhardt brings back the comfy casseroles of the fifties and sixties with modern updates for busy families, swingin' singles, and twenty-first-century potluckers inHot Dish Heaven.

A veritable geography of the best-of-the-best hot dishes, this handy cookbook features seventy kitchen-tested recipes collected from casserole connoisseurs across the Midwest. Emphasizing the use of fresh, nutritious ingredients without losing sight of the importance of a good can of soup in the right bake-and-share meal, Burckhardt balances delicious down-home selections like Texas Hash, Football Stew, and Reuben Bake with such wholesome one-dish wonders as Whole Grain Pilaf and Tian of Rice and Zucchini.

You too can dine like the stars with such dazzling feasts as Phoebe's Peach Noodle Kugel from the childhood kitchen of comedian Al Franken and the Cedric Adams Hot Dish, named after the late Broadcasting Hall of Famer once known as the "voice of the Upper Midwest." Burckhardt gives us the history of each dish, the classic variations, and ideas for cooking and sharing in today's busy world.

Pastry Paris: In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert
Pastry Paris
In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1892145944
Pastry Paris is a collection of photographs of the world's most enticing pastries set against the background of one of the world's most iconic cities. The confections are taken out of their display cases and photographed "on location" at Paris' best-known sights and everyday streetscapes, illuminating the visual and cultural connections between the city, its architecture, its culture, and its wildly beautiful desserts. Each entry is captioned, and the back of the book serves as a guide to the p tisseries where each of the pastries is created, with addresses, phone numbers, and m tro stops. The quirky, often humorous pairings of desserts and their hometown is a vicarious trip to that delicious city, where art and beauty can be found in everything from doorknobs to petit fours, a city that takes its desserts as seriously as its music, sculpture, and painting.
Cooking with Convection: Everything You Need to Know to Get the Most from Your Convection Oven: A Cookbook
Cooking with Convection: Everything You Need to Know to Get the Most from Your Convection Oven
A Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0767915313
Beatrice Ojakangas, an authority on convection cooking and author of more than two dozen previous cookbooks, explains how to use your convection oven to achieve perfect results in dramatically less time than with a conventional oven.

If you own a convection oven, but don't really know how to use it, this book is for you. Cooking with Convection supplies more than 150 great recipes for snacks and appetizers; pizza and foccacia; soups; roast beef, lamb, pork and poultry; savory pies and tarts; casseroles and pasta; vegetables; yeast breads and quick breads; cakes, cookies, pies, and pastries; and much, much more. Try Melted Onion Tart with Parmigiano-Reggiano, Mexican Vegetable Tortilla Soup, Tandoori Salmon with Cucumber Sauce, Asian Spiced Roast Whole Chicken, and Cocoa Cake with Easy Buttercream Frosting, among so many imaginative and easy dishes.

You will learn:

*How to cook a whole meal in your oven-from meat to side dishes to dessert-all at the same time

*How to cook multiple batches of cookies, cakes, and pies on three or even four oven shelves

*How to roast and bake in a third less time than in a conventional oven while achieving even better results

*How to calculate the correct temperature and timing for convection cooking if you are using a standard recipe

By circulating hot air around food, convection ovens cook and brown food much more quickly and at a lower temperature than conventional ovens, while retaining food's natural juiciness and flavor. With this book you will be able to save significant amounts of time and effort while turning out delicious dishes for everyday meals and easy entertaining.
My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration
My Halal Kitchen
Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration
Hardcover      ISBN: 1572841745

Yvonne Maffei is the founder of the hugely popular cooking blog and Islamic lifestyle website My Halal Kitchen. Her new book, My Halal Kitchen: Global Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Lifestyle Inspiration, celebrates halal cooking and shows readers how easy it can be to prepare halal meals. Her cookbook collects more than 100 recipes from a variety of culinary traditions, proving that halal meals can be full of diverse flavors. Home cooks will learn to make classic American favorites and comfort foods, as well as international dishes that previously may have seemed out of reach: Coq without the Vin, Shrimp Pad Thai, Chicken Tamales, and many more.

The book also includes resources that break down the basics of halal cooking and outline common non-halal ingredients, their replacements, and how to purchase (or make) them. As Maffei often says to her million-plus social media followers, halal cooking elegantly dovetails with holistic living and using locally sourced, organic ingredients. In the halal tradition, every part of the farm-to-fork cycle has importance. This book is an ideal resource not only for Muslim home cooks, but also for any home cook looking to find delicious and healthy recipes from around the globe.
Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story
Sugar, Sugar
Every Recipe Has a Story
Hardcover      ISBN: 1449403581

100 of the best cake, pie, cookie, bar, and candy recipes from two sassy sugar mommas (and one of Oprah's favorite candy makers) on a mission to preserve America's best heirloom sweets and the even sweeter stories behind them.

"The mission of the 'Sugar Mommas'...is to bring readers vintage treats and the stories behind them. The result is a book filled with tempting cakes, pies, cookies, and candies. These ladies don't always follow the rules, and it's refreshing to see that their approach to baking comes with a sense of humor." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Part retro, part contemporary and charmingly whimsical cookies, pies and bars share space with candies, cakes and more in such favorites as Gran's Tea Cakes, Cracked Sugar Cookies, Kentucky Derby Bars, Chocolate Hydrogen Bombs and Lucinda Bells $100 Pecan Pie....The Sugar Mommas dish out helpful hints throughout the book. Did you know that a 9-by-13-inch pan holds 15 cups, a 9-by-2-inch round cake pan 8 cups?" --San Antonio Express-News

Sugar, Sugar offers 100 of the best cake, pie, cookie, bar, and candy recipes from two sassy Sugar Mommas, Kimberly Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero, who are on a mission to preserve America's best sweet treat recipes and the even sweeter stories behind them. As the Sugar Mommas explain, "We drove down memory lane to discover our sugar inheritance, and then dug into everyone else's past to find their dusty, torn, and butter-crusted index cards."

What the Sugar Mommas found was that every recipe has a story. From desserts that accompanied families through good and bad times, to treats perfected by domestic help, to never-before-transcribed sugar concoctions developed from wild imaginations, each recipe conveys the unique personality of the friend or family member who created it.

With plenty of pies worth the lie, cakes to diet for, and better-than-nooky cookies, as well as an assortment of cobblers, crisps, bars, and other decadent confections, Sugar, Sugar is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Nigella Bites: From Family Meals to Elegant Dinners-Easy, Delectable Recipes for Any      Occasion
Nigella Bites
From Family Meals to Elegant Dinners-Easy, Delectable Recipes for Any Occasion
Hardcover      ISBN: 0786868694

With her charming style, delicious recipes, bestselling cookbooks, and popular cooking show, Nigella Lawson has become a household name--symbolizing all that is sumptuous and pleasurable about food. In Nigella Bites, Nigella shares her favorite recipes that are easy to make after a busy day at the office, perfect to linger over during a lazy weekend, or fun to make with kids on a rainy afternoon. All the recipes are delectable to read, dreamy to look at, and, of course, delicious to eat. Whether cooking Pasta E Fagioli or baking Orange Breakfast Muffins, Nigella knows just how to achieve maximum flavor with minimum effort.

Healthy Bread in Five: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients
Healthy Bread in Five
100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0312545525

The authors of the groundbreaking, hugely popular Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day presents a cookbook filled with quick and easy recipes for healthy bread that's a perfect gift for beginning bakers.

Their first book was called stupendous, genius, and the holy grail of bread making. Now, in their much-anticipated second book, Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zo Fran ois have taken their super-fast method and adapted it for the health-conscious baker, focusing on whole grains and other healthier ingredients.

The method is still quick and simple, producing professional-quality results with each warm, fragrant, hearty loaf. In just five minutes a day of active preparation time, you can create delectable, healthy treats such as 100% Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Grain Garlic Knots with Olive Oil and Parsley, Black-and-White Braided Pumpernickel and Rye Loaf, Black Pepper Focaccia, Pumpkin Pie Brioche, Chocolate Tangerine Bars, and a variety of gluten-free breads. About a dozen of the recipes are 100% whole grain.

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day will show you that there is time enough for home-baked bread, and that it can be part of a healthy diet. Calling all bread lovers: Whether you are looking for more whole grains, watching your weight, trying to reduce your cholesterol, or just care about what goes into your body, this book is a must-have.

Jeff Hertzberg and Zo Fran ois met while taking care of their toddlers at a kids' music class, and co-authored their first book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking in 2007. The book became a bestseller, with rave reviews in the New York Times, Associated Press, the Arizona Republic, and other media all over the United States, Canada, and Europe. They've demonstrated their revolutionary stored-dough method on television in San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Tampa, and Phoenix.