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A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes
A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579653464

Forget about getting back to the land, David Tanis just wants you to get back to the kitchen

For six months a year, David Tanis is the head chef at Chez Panisse, the Berkeley, California, restaurant where he has worked alongside Alice Waters since the 1980s in creating a revolution in sustainable American cuisine. The other six months, Tanis lives in Paris in a seventeenth-century apartment, where he hosts intimate dinners for friends and paying guests, and prepares the food in a small kitchen equipped with nothing more than an old stove, a little counter space, and a handful of wellused pots and pans.

This is the book for anyone who wants to gather and feed friends around a table and nurture their conversation. It's not about showing off with complicated techniques and obscure ingredients. Worlds away from the showy Food Network personalities, Tanis believes that the most satisfying meals--for both the cook and the guest--are invariably the simplest.

Home cooks can easily re-create any of his 24 seasonal, market-driven menus, from spring's Supper of the Lamb (Warm Asparagus Vinaigrette; Shoulder of Spring Lamb with Flageolet Beans and Olive Relish; Rum Baba with Cardamom) to winter's North African Comfort Food (Carrot and Coriander Salad; Chicken Tagine with Pumpkin and Chickpeas). Best of all, Tanis is an engaging guide with a genuine gift for words, whose soulful approach to food will make any kitchen, big or small, a warm and compelling place to spend time.
My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness
My Father's Daughter
Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness
Hardcover      ISBN: 0446557315
The Academy-Award winning actress and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father.

As an actress, author, trendsetter, creator of goop.com, and host of the popular PBS series, Spain: On the Road Again, Gwyneth Paltrow is an icon of style and good taste around the world. As a young girl eating and cooking with her father, Bruce Paltrow, she developed a passion for food that has shaped how she lives today and strengthened her belief that time with family is a priority. Now in My Father's Daughter, Paltrow shares her favorite family recipes along with personal stories of growing up with her father, Bruce Paltrow. She discusses how he has influenced her in the food she loves, how she involves her kids in cooking, and how she balances healthy food with homemade treats. And, for the first time, Paltrow offers a glimpse into her life as daughter, mother and wife, sharing her thoughts on the importance of family and togetherness.

Complete with 150 delicious ideas for breakfast, sandwiches and burgers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts, this beautifully illustrated book includes full-color photos throughout, many featuring Paltrow at home with her family and friends. My Father's Daughter is a luscious collection that will inspire readers to cook great food with the people who mean the most to them.

The Chew: What's for Dinner?: 100 Easy Recipes for Every Night of the Week
The Chew: What's for Dinner?
100 Easy Recipes for Every Night of the Week
Paperback      ISBN: 1401312810

Appearing daily on the ABC network, The Chew celebrates and explores life through food, with a group of dynamic, engaging, fun, relatable co-hosts who serve up everything to do with food-from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays, and more-all aimed at making life better, fuller, and more fun.

THE CHEW: WHAT'S FOR DINNER? captures the show's trademark wit, fun, practical advice, and recipes-and highlights ways to make dinner fun. Formatted like 2012's standout bestseller, THE CHEW, this all-new book features more than 100 delectable recipes, perfect for each day of the week, from Manic Monday (fast and easy), to Friday Funday (delicious treats), as well as the weekend. It will also feature favorite segments from the show like, "What's in My Fridge?" "Grandma's Iron Chef Challenge" and "Leftover Makeover" as well as the ever popular, "Clinton's Craft Corner." It will be filled with mouth-watering photographs and lively graphics so it is every bit as pleasing and inviting as the first book.

The hosts of the show-all contributors to the book-are chef, best-selling author, and TV personality Mario Batali; Iron Chef's Michael Symon; Top Chef's Carla Hall; What Not to Wear's Clinton Kelly; and best-selling author and nutritionist Daphne Oz.
Country Tea Parties
Country Tea Parties
Hardcover      ISBN: 0882669354

From intimate get-togethers to large social events, tea is the perfect excuse for delightful parties of all kinds. Whether you're looking for traditional menus of teas and delicate accoutrements or you want to host a unique party filled with unforgettable personal touches, Country Tea Parties teems with creative, eminently doable ideas to fit any occasion. Fill your house with fragrant rose petals and invite some friends over to cozy up around a fresh warm pot.

The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods - Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter,
The Geeky Chef Cookbook
Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods - Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter,
Paperback      ISBN: 163106049x

You've watched the TV shows and movies, played the video games, and read the books. Now it's time to level-up your geek factor...into the kitchen.

From Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, The Hunger Games, and Star Trek to Super-Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and World of Warcraft, The Geeky Chef Cookbook is the nerd's favorite strategy guide for tackling dinner. A self-proclaimed nerd with a fondness for cooking, author Cassandra Reeder, creator of The Geeky Chef blog, has thoroughly researched every dish to make the final product look and taste as close to the source material as possible. With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and fun themed photos, these simple recipes will soon have you unlocking achievements in the kitchen, no matter if you're cooking for yourself, a friend, or even a viewing party. Includes over 60 delectable, ethereal, and just plain odd--yet truly delicious-- recipes that you can re-create right in your own home.

If you'd like to make a dish that looks as great IRL as it does in game, this is the book for you. A perfect holiday gift for gamers, dorks, and budding chefs, The Geeky Chef Cookbook blends technique, style, flare and charm into a tasty treat. With vibrant colors, these dishes will level you up to the hostess-with-the-mostest for game nights or dinner parties.

So if you've ever found yourself thirsting for Lon Lon Milk, drooling over Pumpkin Pasties, or being a tad bit curious about Cram, this cookbook is for you. Fantasy foods are fantasy no longer Raise your cooking game to boss-level proportions with The Geeky Chef Cookbook.

Friends at My Table: Feeding Crowds Effortlessly
Friends at My Table
Feeding Crowds Effortlessly
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611800609

Alice Hart is a genius at effortless entertaining and serving up delicious food for a crowd. In Friends at My Table she's crafted 12 complete menus--3 for each season--and 70 perfectly delicious recipes for a year's worth of colorful celebrations. Menus include food and drink for a bridal shower, brunches, a laid-back summer wedding, picnics, autumn bonfires, and even a New Year's Eve dinner. There's something here for every occasion, mood, budget, and palate--omnivores and vegetarians, too.

Also, get ideas for charming activities to incorporate into your parties: how to build a home smoker, tips on wild-food foraging, how to pack for a picnic, and even the basics of playing beach cricket.
What's a Hostess to Do?
What's a Hostess to Do?
Paperback      ISBN: 1579653685

In What's a Hostess to Do?, entertaining expert Susan Spungen explains everything you need to know to host a party effortlessly and with elegance. Susan shows the hostess how to make it look easy--whether the occasion is an informal brunch, a sit-down dinner, a buffet for a crowd, or an impromptu birthday celebration. It's all arranged in 313 easy-to-digest entries that take readers through every aspect of entertaining. The tips are time-saving (Ten Great Assembled Dessets), money-saving (In Praise of Cheap Wine), energy-saving (Ten Jobs to Delegate), and face-saving (How to Handle Uninvited Guests), plus there are 121 recipes to make entertaining easier than ever berfore. With helpful illustrations and full-color photographs, What's a Hostess to Do? is a stylish and instructive guide filled with expert advice from a party-throwing pro.

Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-togethers
Perfect One-Dish Dinners
All You Need for Easy Get-togethers
Hardcover      ISBN: 0547195958

In Perfect One-Dish Dinners, the New York Times best-selling author Pam Anderson shares her secret for having people over without breaking stride: Make just one dish. Instead of a parade of offerings, she focuses attention on a single main course--a rustic tart, paella, grilled platter, or homey stew. Perfect One-Dish Dinners showcases about forty such meals, perfect for every season and occasion, all designed to wow guests, calm the cook, and relieve the dishwasher at the end of the night. Stews for All Seasons Worldly Casseroles Roasting Pan Complete Big Summer Salads and Grilled Platters But that's not all. If the cook wants to make something extra, Pam provides a compatible appetizer, salad, and dessert for every one dish. And as a special bonus, she throws in "nearly instant" alternatives for each--more than 200 mixable, matchable recipes. Whether for a book group, church get together, birthday party, or family supper, Perfect One-Dish Dinners makes easy, shareable meals perfectly doable.

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party: The Complete Kit
How to Host a Wine Tasting Party
The Complete Kit
Paperback      ISBN: 1937994538

Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just a wine lover who loves to throw a party, this complete kit is for you. Dan Amatuzzi's How to Host a Wine Tasting Party contains everything you'll need to host a wine tasting in your own home. A wine-tasting party is fun and educational for everyone from novices to sophisticated wine drinkers. Within this all-inclusive kit are the elements to be a terrific host--including wineglass markers, wine bottle covers, tasting notepads, a wine-aroma wheel, a wine-and-cheese wheel, and an entertaining and informative book that introduces you to the ins and outs of wine in a comfortable, festive, social setting--your own home. So grab some glasses, start pouring, and let's have a party Includes all the wine-tasting party essentials: -80-page book with full-color photography -Wine-aroma wheel -Wine-and-cheese wheel -Four numbered tags for wine bottles -Four reusable cloth wine bottle covers -Four tasting notepads

Thanksgiving 101: Celebrate America's Favorite Holiday with America's Thanksgiving Expert
Thanksgiving 101
Celebrate America's Favorite Holiday with America's Thanksgiving Expert
Paperback      ISBN: 0061227315

Completely revised and updated with new recipes and information, two classic cookbooks to make the holidays delicious, simple, festive, and fun

One of the most popular cooking teachers in America, Rick Rodgers has taught his Thanksgiving 101 classes for years, and now he's collected all of his know-how, classic recipes, menu ideas, timetables, hints, and shortcuts in one indispensable volume. From shopping through chopping, from making flawless gravy to fearlessly carving the bird, he offers tips, insight, and inspiration every steop of the way. Whether it a tradition holiday feast with turkey and all the traditional trimming, chutneys, and chowders; a vegetarian dinner with just the trimmings; or new ideas for regional classics, including Cajun- or Italian-inspired tastes, Thanksgiving 101 serves up a delicious education for novice and experienced cooks alike.