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Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book: The Ultimate Collection of All-New 30-Minute Meals, Vegetarian Meals, Meals for One, Kosher Meals, Holiday Menus, and Much More!
Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book
The Ultimate Collection of All-New 30-Minute Meals, Vegetarian Meals, Meals for One, Kosher Meals, Holiday Menus, and Much More!
Paperback      ISBN: 0307383199

In the 10 years since she served up her first 30-minute meal--and thousands of delectable dinners later-- Rachael Ray has learned just about all there is to know about getting a great tasting meal on the table in a hurry, whether it is one of her patented 30-minute miracles or something just a tad more involved for a special gathering. Rachael's Big Orange Book is the ultimate resource for busy cooks. Need kitchen inspiration? It's all here and it's all new--and bigger than ever
Just one for dinner tonight? Forget the cold cereal. Rach has a chapter of recipes that make dining on your own a thoroughly civilized occasion, with great meals that won't leave you with a fridge full of leftovers. Vegetarians on the guest list? No problem Choose from dozens of meat-free meals that are every bit as satisfying as your tried-and-true standards and savory enough to please the carnivores in your crowd. Observing a Kosher menu? Check out the selection of menus just for Kosher cooks, all ready in less than, you guessed it, 30 minutes. There's even a mother lode of burger recipes for fans of the bun--so many options you could make a different burger every day for a full month
In addition to her latest 30-minute creations, Rachael has put together an array of menus and recipes for easy entertaining, from quick snacks to serve for game night and easy hors d'oeuvres, to soup-to-nuts menus for her favorite holidays and special occasions. Whip up a pasta buffet for a special mom on Mother's Day, please a crowd with a super-simple Oscar party menu, and give thanks for not one but four fantastic menus that keep holiday stress to a minimum by getting you out of the kitchen in record time.
Best of all, these recipes have all the huge flavors you've come to expect from Rachael, with something to please every taste--and every food budget. You'll even find the treasured family recipes that Rachael and her husband, John, have enjoyed for years; see if they don't become beloved family traditions in your home as well. Whether this is your first introduction to cooking the 30-minute way or you are a long-time convert, you'll find irresistible new recipes here to make the most of every second you spend in the kitchen.

The New American Cheese: Profiles of America's Great Cheesemakers and Recipes for Cooking With Cheese
The New American Cheese
Profiles of America's Great Cheesemakers and Recipes for Cooking With Cheese
Hardcover      ISBN: 1556709900

A look at the art and craft of cheese-making.

From the Earth to the Table: John Ash's Wine Country Cuisine
From the Earth to the Table
John Ash's Wine Country Cuisine
Paperback      ISBN: 0811854795

This beloved cookbook is now available in a handsome paperback edition. Completely revised and updated with 45 all-new recipes, each delicious dish reflects acclaimed chef John Ash's commitment to sustainable agricultureand his love of fresh fruits and vegetables. More than 300 recipes, inspired by the California Wine Countryfeaturing soups, salads, pastas, pizza, risottos, poultry, fish, meats, vegetarian courses, desserts, breads, and moreinclude wine recommendations and abundant tips on how to incorporate everything from chipotle chiles to persimmons into delectable meals. This is a time-honored classic, sure to continue enticing cooks for years to come.

Savoring San Francisco: Recipes from the City's Neighborhood Restaurants
Savoring San Francisco
Recipes from the City's Neighborhood Restaurants
Paperback      ISBN: 1596370424

San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods where fine dining is part of everyday life. Savoring San Francisco 2 gathers recipes from over 100 of the city's favorite cafes, bistros, grills, and other eateries, ranging from chic hotel establishments and elegant four-star restaurants to tiny storefront eateries. The recipes come from nationally acclaimed chefs and include simple, ethnic dishes, Asian fusion cuisine, fresh local favorites, and everything in between. You'll find photographs and essays on 12 neighborhoods with a map and listings of restaurants by location and specialty, as well as special sections on farmers' markets, traditional San Francisco cuisine, and where to find specialties and classic California ingredients, among many other topics. From appetizers to desserts, including a variety of meats, poultry, fish, and vegetarian offerings, this unique cookbook and indispensable guide brings to life one of the world's most exciting food cities for tourists and locals alike

The Taste of Country Cooking
The Taste of Country Cooking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307265609

In recipes and reminiscences equally delicious, Edna Lewis celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up with some fifty years ago in a small Virginia Piedmont farming community that had been settled by freed slaves. With menus for the four seasons, she shares the ways her family prepared and enjoyed food, savoring the delights of each special time of year:

- The fresh taste of spring--the first shad, wild mushrooms, garden strawberries, field greens and salads . . . honey from woodland bees . . . a ring mold of chicken with wild mushroom sauce . . . the treat of braised mutton after sheepshearing.

- The feasts of summer--garden-ripe vegetables and fruits relished at the peak of flavor . . . pan-fried chicken, sage-flavored pork tenderloin, spicy baked tomatoes, corn pudding, fresh blackberry cobbler, and more, for hungry neighbors on Wheat-Threshing Day . . . Sunday Revival, the event of the year, when Edna's mother would pack up as many as fifteen dishes (what with her pickles and breads and pies) to be spread out on linen-covered picnic tables under the church's shady oaks . . . hot afternoons cooled with a bowl of crushed peaches or hand-cranked custard ice cream.

- The harvest of fall--a fine dinner of baked country ham, roasted newly dug sweet potatoes, and warm apple pie after a day of corn-shucking . . . the hunting season, with the deliciously "different" taste of game fattened on hickory nuts and persimmons . . . hog-butchering time and the making of sausages and liver pudding . . . and Emancipation Day with its rich and generous thanksgiving dinner.

- The hearty fare of winter--holiday time, the sideboard laden with all the special foods of Christmas for company dropping by . . . the cold months warmed by stews, soups, and baked beans cooked in a hearth oven to be eaten with hot crusty bread before the fire.

The scores of recipes for these marvelous dishes are set down in loving detail. We come to understand the values that formed the remarkable woman--her love of nature, the pleasure of living with the seasons, the sense of community, the satisfactory feeling that hard work was always rewarded by her mother's good food. Having made us yearn for all the good meals she describes in her memories of a lost time in America, Edna Lewis shows us precisely how to recover, in our own country or city or suburban kitchens, the taste of the fresh, good, natural country cooking that was so happy a part of her girlhood in Freetown, Virginia.
The Amish Cookbook: Recollections and Recipes from an Old Order Amish Family
The Amish Cookbook
Recollections and Recipes from an Old Order Amish Family
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580082149
The Amish Cook, a full-color cookbook based on Elizabeth Coblentz's columns of the same name, compiles more than 75 traditional Amish recipes, photographs of the Coblentz farm, practical gardening tips, cherished family tales, and firsthand accounts of traditional Amish events like corn-husking bees and barn raisings.
The column started when aspiring newspaper editor Kevin Williams convinced Elizabeth Coblentz, an Old Order Amish wife and mother, to write a weekly cooking column called "The Amish Cook." Each week Elizabeth shared a family recipe and discussed daily life on her Indiana farm, spent with her husband, Ben, and their eight children and 32 grandchildren.
A truly unique collaboration between a simple Amish grandmother and a modern-day newspaperman, The Amish Cook is a poignant and authentic look at a disappearing way of life."
The Tex-Mex Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos
The Tex-Mex Cookbook
A History in Recipes and Photos
Paperback      ISBN: 0767914880

Join Texas food writer Robb Walsh on a grand tour complete with larger-than-life characters, colorful yarns, rare archival photographs, and a savory assortment of crispy, crunchy Tex-Mex foods.

From the Mexican pioneers of the sixteenth century, who first brought horses and cattle to Texas, to the Spanish mission era when cumin and garlic were introduced, to the 1890s when the Chile Queens of San Antonio sold their peppery stews to gringos like O. Henry and Ambrose Bierce, and through the chili gravy, combination plates, crispy tacos, and frozen margaritas of the twentieth century, all the way to the nuevo fried oyster nachos and vegetarian chorizo of today, here is the history of Tex-Mex in more than 100 recipes and 150 photos.

Rolled, folded, and stacked enchiladas, old-fashioned puffy tacos, sizzling fajitas, truck-stop chili, frozen margaritas, Frito(TM) Pie, and much, much more, are all here in easy-to-follow recipes for home cooks.

The Tex-Mex Cookbook will delight chile heads, food history buffs, Mexican food fans, and anybody who has ever woken up in the middle of the night craving cheese enchiladas.
Charlie Trotter Cooks at Home
Charlie Trotter Cooks at Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580082505

In this cookbook, Trotter begins by discussing classic methods of preparing food, from braising to grilling to sauteeing, and then moves on to the three main sections of the book - Starters, Entrees and Desserts.

Cowboy Cocktails: Boot-Scootin' Beverages and Tasty Vittles from the Wild West
Cowboy Cocktails
Boot-Scootin' Beverages and Tasty Vittles from the Wild West
Paperback      ISBN: 1580080774

Cowboys may be tough and gritty, but their beverages can be as smooth and refreshing as a mornin' sunrise. "Fishin' with a Worm," "Drugstore Cowboy Shake," "Branding Iron" -- these are just a few of the thirst-quenching libations served up in COWBOY COCKTAILS, the best drink collection this side of the muddy Mississippi. Step into the world of hot days, hard work, and dusty afternoons, and treat yourself to a bona fide cowboy cocktail straight from the heart of Texas. This is the perfect partner to the cookbook A COWBOY IN THE KITCHEN by Grady Spears.

Rocco's Real Life Recipes: Fast Flavor for Every Day
Rocco's Real Life Recipes
Fast Flavor for Every Day
Paperback      ISBN: 0696237032

- More than 175 of Rocco's best recipes for fast, flavorful main dishes, seasoned with his personal comments and favorite shortcuts.

- Each recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less, using easy-to-find ingredients--perfect for busy weeknights--or anytime.

- 32 pages of enticing color photos of delicious dishes.

- Chapters feature the most popular choices for the center-of-the-plate, including beef, pork, lamb, chicken, tuna, salmon, shrimp, and eggs.

- A judicious mix of fresh and prepared foods maximizes flavor while keeping prep work to a minimum.

- A special chapter "Rocco's Reserve" features 10 pull-out-all-the-stops menus for casual gatherings or special occasions.