The humble frite is an iconic, comfort food that never fails to bring pleasure to your plate. From childhood memories of fish and chips, moules and frites or burger and fries, this book embraces many different cooking styles and permutations of ingredients, from polenta and asparagus to the classic French frites Pont-Neufs or US-style skinny fries. Large or small, fat or thin, peeled or with skins on, French, Belgian, British or American, everyone has their own favourite frites/dip combination.
This handy little guide will show you how to cook apricots and other fruits, how to keep birds and caterpillars away from your bushes, how to plant trees, and much more. Perfect for those new to cooking and gardening, this vintage manual from the 1890s abounds in easy-to-follow advice that's as solid today as it was generations ago.
Author Harriet Anne de Salis moved to the countryside from London and learned to garden by trial-and-error methods. Her firsthand experience at cultivating gardens and orchards and her commonsense housekeeping hints made her the doyenne of ladies' magazine columnists. Like its companion volume, Gardening la Mode: Vegetables, this compact guide features alphabetized entries and an index for easy reference. Even experienced gardeners and cooks will find it a source of practical tips as well as Victorian charm.
Grazing is an enchanting way to eat. It means skipping from dish to dish, tasting different things without committing to a single one. It's about creating multiple dishes that work together as a meal, that all share a theme, an aesthetic. When she entertains, or even pulls together a quick dinner for just two, food stylist Suzanne Lenzer enjoys this tapas-style of eating--and with her guidance, you can too.When it comes to making small plates at home, start with cheese and charcuterie, but then combine this classic with a few easy dishes that make a meal special. Try your hand at fun, fast recipes like chickpea fries with Meyer lemon-scented aioli; roasted beet tartare with cheese and pistachios; kale, spinach, and Pecorino pizza slivers; sardine bruchetta with fennel and preserved lemons; scallop and plum ceviche with tarragon; and lemon-lavender posset--to name just a few. Making delicious, beautiful dishes and snacks for grazing, whether for two or twelve, doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming. Graze is full of tips to help you prepare healthy, wholesome, and appetizing food without spending hours in the kitchen.
An hors d'oeuvre bible with 200 foolproof recipes, step-by-step techniques, and menu planners for appetizers to impress your guests.
From simple, quick appetizers to sophisticated creations that will really wow your guests, discover how to make tarts, blinis, frittatas, Middle Eastern mezze, Spanish tapas, and more with Hors d'Oeuvres.
Featuring innovative assembly sequences, technique step-by-steps, and "6 ways with" spreads that take a basic style of hors d'oeuvres and give you six simple and stunning recipe ideas, Hors d'Oeuvres shows you how to create these masterpieces yourself all through fully illustrated, clear step-by-step assembly sequences, ensuring your work is never less than perfect. This updated a edition features a modern, refreshed design.
Ken Hom brings us 100 healthy, delicious, easy-to-prepare dishes that are sure to appeal to every palate. With 20 brand new recipes as well as 80 favorites, this revered cook covers not only Asian stir fries but non-Asian dishes as well, like stir-fry spaghetti carbonara. Ken Hom's Top 100 Stir Fry Recipes is arranged by chapters that include Chicken, Fish and Seafood, Beef, Pork, and Vegetarian, and there are also helpful sections on techniques for preparation and cooking as well as recommendations for oils and sauces. As one of the world's top authorities on wok-cooking, Ken Hom shows that the speed, versatility, and convenience of stir-frying never compromise flavor.
First in a series of elegant little books exploring Jewish culinary traditions, this perfect hostess gift or self-treat takes us through the most social part of the meal: the appetizers. From nibbles and salads to dips and meatballs, more than 25 inspired, modern starters draw from global Jewish influences. Rounding out this lovely and informative resource are vibrant photographs and helpful sidebars featuring tips on how to build a Jewish cheese plate, what foods to buy rather than make, and more. Don't expect reverence: with a wink and a nod to classic Jewish dishes, borscht has been reinvented as crostini and gefilte fish cleverly crisped into fritters. Dainty in size but mighty in delicious recipes, this book is a treasure for the nosh crowd.
No one knows better how to give a party than Martha Stewart--and as she proves in this comprehensive and visually dazzling handbook, great parties begin with great hors d'oeuvres. Three hundred all-new recipes, each photographed in full color, show why Martha Stewart is still America's style authority and most trusted party host.
It was fifteen years ago that Martha Stewart first turned her creativity and talent for teaching to this subject, when she defined the look and flavor of party appetizers for professionals and home cooks in Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres. Since then, America's tastes have evolved and Martha's own approach to food has expanded to encompass flavors from around the world, seasonal ingredients fresh from the garden, and innovative preparations all presented with an unsurpassed eye for beauty.
In this book, after laying out the basic foundations and techniques, Martha presents chapters on different hors d'oeuvre categories that are brimming with new ideas--Layered and Stacked; Wrapped, Rolled, Filled, Folded, and Stuffed; and Skewered and Threaded. Whether a classic cocktail party food reinvigorated with her wit and style--chicken salad tea sandwiches turned on their sides and encrusted with sesame seeds, for example--or deliciously decadent dips for crudites and seafood updated with Indian dhal or white beans and mustard greens; tiny toasted breadboxes filled with Welsh rarebit; or savory sips of soups in edible cups, these impeccable jewels are as exciting as anything Martha has ever invited her readers to serve on the buffet or tea table or pass among guests.
Reflecting Martha's favorite way to entertain now--informal and relaxed--there is also Bites and Pieces, a chapter packed with simple recipes for parties that please the guests without undoing the host. Marinated olives, spiced and seasoned nuts, handmade cheese crackers, and spicy cocktail ribs can be prepared quickly and easily in advance and arranged before the doorbell rings. Even the drinks have been provided: classic and contemporary cocktails, imaginatively garnished, are accompanied by a guide to stocking the bar and serving champagne.
Everything about Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook has been considered to create a book that is easy to use. The size was chosen to comfortably fit in the hand, in the cookbook holder, or on the kitchen counter. Color photographs in the front of the book help cooks select which hors d'oeuvres to combine for their own parties; the cross-referenced recipes in the back have been tested in Martha's own kitchen and in the test kitchens of Martha Stewart Living; and two place-marking ribbons keep track of both picture and recipe. And every detail has been covered--tips on techniques and ingredients, serving ideas, menu suggestions, recipe variations, advice on party planning, and even a glossary of equipment, special ingredients, and supplies, with a guide to finding them. With its range of recipes, its wealth of ideas, its lavish photography, and its innovative format, Martha Stewart's Hors d'Oeuvres Handbook is simply the most instructive, inspirational, and indispensable guide to hors d'oeuvres ever compiled.
This delightful cook book is a fantastic addition to any kitchen. Whether as a party snack or a light meal, meatballs and skewers are always a welcome supplement to any meal. However, this book is not only dedicated to the meat lovers among us, as it offers many simple and innovative vegetarian dishes, seafood recipes and sweet treats. With over 50 mouthwatering recipes, there is something for every taste waiting to be discovered.
This richly illustrated book starts out with 12 easy to make sauces and marinades. Each with a concise desciption on how to prepare the ideal sidekick for your meatballs and skewers. The 50+ recipes that follow are separated into a meatball and a skewer section. Each of the recipes is presented with uncomplicated step-by-step instructions and serving suggestions, and has been gorgeously photographed by food-stylist Pierre-Louis Viel. From chicken meatballs with goat's cheese, pistachios and figs, to Thai marinated shrimp skewers with fried rice and ginger, your appetite is whet before you have even started to cook. From sweet and sour to savoury, this book has it all.
French chef Val ry Drouet is a regular contributor to the food pages of women's magazines.