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The Minnesota Ethnic Food Book
The Minnesota Ethnic Food Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511980

"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." This oft-quoted maxim from celebrated gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, succinctly describes the connection between foodways and identity.

First published in 1986 and now back in print, The Minnesota Ethnic Food Book explores the rich landscape of food and cultural heritage by describing the traditional foods and foodways of many of the state's ethnic groups. Well-researched and thoughtfully written essays describe the meals and customs that help families maintain ties to their past and sustain a rich sense of ethnic heritage in their day-to-day lives.

More than 150 authentic recipes, collected from home cooks across the state, impart the ethnic flavors of Minnesota. Included are recipes for everyday tables--such as Swedish meatballs, Creole chicken, and Hmong stir-fried chicken and vegetables--as well as foods for special occasions--including Greek artichoke pilaf, German sauerbraten, and Danish custard cream layer cake. The result is a carefully researched, warm, and fascinating book that is all about people, foods, and enduring values.

The Great Chicago Melting Pot Cookbook
The Great Chicago Melting Pot Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0898650283

A city with the representation of literally hundreds of ethnic groups, Chicago has rightfully earned its nickname as the melting pot of America. The authors of The Great Chicago Melting Pot Cookbook have selected a representative group of these nationalities and, in over 400 recipes, have presented the best of their native cuisine. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of a culture is its cooking and The Great Chicago Melting Pot Cookbook is a delightful way to get acquainted. Over the years, American immigrants have adapted the recipes from their homeland to reflect the tastes and available ingredients of their new country. The recipes found here are easy for the American cook to follow, yet still retain the character of the original cuisine.

Southern Living Secrets of the Souths Best Barbecue
Southern Living Secrets of the Souths Best Barbecue
Paperback      ISBN: 0848731530

A huge compilation of delectable barbecue dishes features more than 580 recipes, along with fifty grilling techniques, party ideas, full-color photographs, instruction in the techniques of Southern barbecue, and "Pit Stops" that describe some of the region's most famous roadside barbecue eateries. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Renewing America's Food Traditions: Saving and Savoring the Continent's Most Endangered Foods
Renewing America's Food Traditions
Saving and Savoring the Continent's Most Endangered Foods
Paperback      ISBN: 1933392894

Renewing the Food Traditions of North America is a dramatic call to recognize, celebrate, and conserve the great diversity of foods that give North America the distinctive culinary identity that reflects its multi-cultural heritage. It offers us rich natural and cultural histories as well as recipes and folk traditions associated with one hundred of the rarest food plants and animals in North America. In doing so, it reminds us that what we choose to eat can either conserve or deplete the cornucopia of our continent. In addition, it offers a eulogy to a once-common game food that has gone extinct--the passenger pigeon--to underscore how rapidly a food species can be depleted if its habitat is destroyed and harvesting pressures are ignored. Rather than dwelling on the tragic losses, it highlights the success stories of food recovery, habitat restoration, and market revitalization which chefs, farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and foresters have recently achieved. Through such food parables, editor Nabhan and his colleagues build a persuasive argument for eater-based conservation. Implementing that call to action, the Renewing America's Food Tradition collaborative involves some of the country's most inspiring and effective non-profit organizations in targeting hundreds of rare and neglected foods unique to North America for such restoration and recovery. They have been compiled into the first-ever comprehensive list of the wild and domesticated food varieties that are threatened or endangered in North America, including heirloom seeds, fruits, and nuts; heritage breeds of livestock and poultry; fish and game; and wild-foraged plants. In addition, this book offers atool-kit to engage those who wish to personally support and participate in such recoveries, and a list of food festivals held across the continent to honor and enjoy some of the country's most iconic foods, from crab cakes to maple syrup and file gumbo. Organized by food nations named for the ecological and cultural keystone foods of each region--Salmon Nation, Bison Nation, Chile Pepper Nation, Cornbread Nation, among others--this book offers you an altogether fresh perspective on the culinary traditions of North America. After savoring this book, you will never look at the geography of food--or the necessity of conserving the biocultural foundation of culinary diversity--the same way again.

Bistro Laurent Tourondel: New American Bistro Cooking
Bistro Laurent Tourondel
New American Bistro Cooking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471758833

Superstar chef Laurent Tourondel is redefining bistro food in America with his growing empire of BLT ("Bistro Laurent Tourondel") restaurants. Now, with this exciting cookbook, Tourondel shows you how to prepare his simple yet spectacular food at home. From new takes on French and American classics to dazzling dishes featuring Asian, Mediterranean, and Latin American flavors, his nearly 150 recipes are sophisticated enough to impress any guest, yet accessible enough to prepare in your own kitchen. Illustrated with more than 150 striking photographs, Bistro Laurent Tourondel gives you everything you need to take casual cooking and entertaining to a new level.



Emeril's New New Orleans
Emeril's New New Orleans
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688112846

Emeril Lagasse fuses the rich traditions of Creole cookery with the best of America's regional cuisines and adds a vibrant new palette of tastes, ingredients, and styles. The heavy sauces, the long-cooked roux, and the smothered foods that were the heart of old-style New Orleans cooking have been replaced by simple fresh ingredients and easy cooking techniques with a light touch. Emeril serves up a masterpiece in his first cookbook, Emeril's New New Orleans Cooking.

Emeril offers not only hundred of easy-to-prepare recipes, but plenty of professional tips, shortcuts, and useful information about stocking your own New Orleans pantry and making your own seasonings.

White House Cookbook Revised & Updated Centennial Edition: Original 1890's Recipes Complete with Low-Fat, No-Fat, Quick & Great-Tasting Modern Version
White House Cookbook Revised & Updated Centennial Edition
Original 1890's Recipes Complete with Low-Fat, No-Fat, Quick & Great-Tasting Modern Version
Paperback      ISBN: 0471347523

The most tasteful text to come out of the White House in the last 100 years, The White Cookbook arrives just in time for the 1996 presidential election. The original 19th-century American standard (first sold through the Sears Roebuck catalog), this edition has been modified for today's tastes and health and time constraints.

Bobby Flay's Grill It!
Bobby Flay's Grill It!
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307351424
Fire up the best backyard bashes with 150 simple and delicious recipes from grilling guru Bobby Flay in his first-ever fully illustrated, full-color grilling book.

Whether you've picked up corn at a local farmstand or chicken breasts at the supermarket, a fantastically flavorful, ridiculously simple grilled feast is right at your fingertips with Bobby Flay's Grill It Packed with the innovative marinades, sauces, vinaigrettes, and rubs that have helped make Bobby a celebrity chef and leading restaurateur, this beautiful cookbook will help you transform basic ingredients into grilled masterpieces year-round.

Bobby knows how you shop and cook and knows you think "I want burgers tonight"-not "I want to do a main course on the grill." As a result, the book is conveniently organized by ingredient, with chapters covering juicy beef steaks and succulent shrimp, of course, as well as perhaps less traditional grill fare such as asparagus, fruit, lamb, scallops, potatoes, and squash, so you can expand your backyard repertoire. Bobby teaches you how to grill each staple perfectly while also offering an arsenal of ideas for how to transform your favorite ingredients into something inventive and satisfying such as Grilled Chicken Thighs with Green Olives and Sherry Vinegar-Orange Sauce or Grilled Steak with Balsamic-Rosemary Butter.

A truly comprehensive grill guide, Bobby Flay's Grill It also includes:

* Bobby' s take on charcoal versus gas grills (and how to pick one whatever your preference and budget)
* A list of indispensable grilling tools
* A guide to stocking the perfect grill pantry
* A resource guide for high-quality ingredients, supplies, and accessories

Simply put, Bobby Flay's Grill It is Bobby at his best. No matter what you choose to grill (or what looks best when you actually get to the store), Bobby helps you create an easy meal that is fresh, flavorful, and fun to cook. This is the new, must-have guide to becoming a grilling guru in your own right.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: An All-American Road Trip...with Recipes!
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
An All-American Road Trip...with Recipes!
Paperback      ISBN: 0061724882

Food Network star Guy Fieri takes you on a tour of America's most colorful diners, drive-ins, and dives in this tie-in to his enormously popular television show, complete with recipes, photos, and memorabilia.

Packed with Guy's iconic personality, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives follows his hot-rod trips around the country, mapping out the best places most of us have never heard of. From digging in at legendary burger joint the Squeeze Inn in Sacramento, California, baking Peanut Pie from Virginia Diner in Wakefield, Virginia, or kicking back with Pete's Rubbed and Almost Fried Turkey Sandwich from Panini Pete's in Fairhope, Alabama, Guy showcases the amazing personalities, fascinating stories, and outrageously good food offered by these American treasures.

The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market Cookbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Impeccable Produce Plus 130 Seasonal Recipes
The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market Cookbook
A Comprehensive Guide to Impeccable Produce Plus 130 Seasonal Recipes
Paperback      ISBN: 0811844625

Internationally known as one of the most magnificent farmers' markets in the world, the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market has inspired this gorgeous illustrated market companion. The perfect guide and cookbookno matter where you liveeach page celebrates the abundant seasonal produce grown by local organic and specialty-crop farmers along with more than 100 fresh, remarkably easy-to-assemble recipes. Organized by season, the book details the availability of products at the market and offers advice on choosing, storing, preparing, and freezing items. A foreword by Alice Waters, the history of the market, and vivid color photos throughout bring this farm fresh market guide to life.