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.
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
"The Vegan Table leaves nothing to be desired-Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is the Martha Stewart of the movement "-Rory Freedman, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch "It's delightful, it's delicious, it's a de-lovely book "-Sarah Kramer, author of How It All Vegan (GoVegan.net) "Within minutes of reading The Vegan Table, I was in my kitchen making one of Colleen's favorite recipes. My wife was amazed. This is a wonderful book that you will want to give to all your vegan and non-vegan friends "-Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, bestselling author of When Elephants Weep and The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food Entertain in Style-Vegan Style The Vegan Table is your one-stop source for creating the perfect meal for your friends and family. Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering of friends or a large party with an open guest list, author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, crowned the "Vegan Martha Stewart" by VegNews magazine, will answer your every entertaining need. Inside you'll be treated to practically limitless recipe and menu ideas, making it easy to satisfy any and all palates and preferences. From romantic meals for two to formal dinners, casual gatherings, children's parties, and holiday feasts, you can keep the party going through every occasion and season. Recipes include: -Pumpkin Curry -Roasted Red Pepper, Artichoke, and Pesto Sandwiches -Creamy Macaroni and Cashew Cheese -Elegantly Simple Stuffed Bell Peppers -Pasta Primavera with Fresh Veggies and Herbs -Tempeh and Eggplant Pot Pies -African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew -Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Onions -Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce -South of the Border Pizza -Tofu Spinach Lasagna -Blackberry Pecan Crisp -Flourless Chocolate Tart -Red Velvet Cake with Buttercream Frosting Celebrate the joy of plant-based cuisine with The Vegan Table, your ultimate at-home dining and entertaining guide.
With easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations, "Napkin Folding" shows you how to create ingenious napkin fold for every tabletop occasion. Forty-four unique designs include:
- The Lily -- elegant when fanned out in a stemmed glass.
- The French Fold -- insert a place card or menu between the folds.
- The Palm Leaf -- perfect for showing off your napkin-ring collection.
- The Gondola -- ideal for serving breakfast or fruit.
James Ginders, who has a repertoire of more than 180 folds, rates each one by degree of difficulty, ranging from elementary to advanced, and also indicates which folds can be done with paper napkins as well as linen.
This handy practical guide will help you add that special finishing touch to your entertaining table.
Discover the secret world of moonshine cocktails.
Fire up the still or snag some hooch and get mixing. It's time to discover the world of moonshine cocktails.
Always infamous and often outlawed, moonshine is a high-proof distilled spirit, generally produced by home distillers, most often from corn mash. Corn whiskey is too intense for many and is extremely high in alcohol, making it a difficult drink to imbibe. Now more popular than ever due to its reputation, more and more people are turning to this inexpensive alcohol. Some folks are even making Tennessee white whiskey in their home distilleries.
But how do you drink it, other than doing straight shots? An army of mixologists and bartenders, as well as distillers, have started providing an avalanche of cocktails to try make things with this colorless, odorless, high-octane spirit. And we've got the best right here. From the big-bad cocktail expert himself, Paul Knorr, comes Moonshine Cocktails. Learn how to take good ole white lightening and turn it into delicious, tasty mixed drinks.
Imagine a big glass bowl of fruity, frosty, thirst-quenching elixir. In "Punch," dozens of simple, delicious recipes are ready and waiting to add a lively dash of fun or a classic touch of sophistication to any get together. From a traditional summer's-here refreshing strawberry lemonade to innovative twists on Champagne punch for the holidays, liquid inspiration is close at hand. Add to that variations with or sans alcohol, and theres something for everyone to enjoy, from the citrus kick of a glass of Margarita Madness to a tasty mug of Coffee on the Cubes (complete with decadent dark chocolate shavings). Helpful advice on selecting the appropriate liquor and which punch bowl to use, and ideas for decorative ice rings and shapely cubes give punch added punch. For every season, every gathering, may your cup runneth over.
Fans of Cindy Pawlcyn'-'s Mustards Grill have been making meals out of her sampler-size starters for years. In BIG SMALL PLATES, Cindy brings home the biggest trend in eating out, with generously scaled recipes that promise less fuss and more flavors than traditional appetizers. The wide-ranging collection of universally appealing recipes spans soups, finger foods, salads, scoopables, and even sweets designed to satisfy big appetites as well as grazers. An alternative to conventional, varietyless main-course cooking, Cindy's small plate recipes deliver the inspiration and reliability that make this new way of eating-and entertaining-practical at home.A cookbook of 150 sampler-size recipes from Mustards Grill, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, and Pawlcyn's home repertoire, in her signature all-American style with Californian and global influences.Includes 150 gorgeous food, ingredient, and location photos.Pawlcyn's previous book MUSTARDS has sold more than 60,000 copies.MUSTARDS won the James Beard award for Best American Cookbook in 2002 and was nominated for the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award.Reviews
"Cindy Pawlcyn is all about big fun and big flavors."-San Jose Mercury News
"Cindy Pawlcyn's rollicking Big Small Plates has a cornucopia of brightly flavored small dishes." -Boston Globe
"As a basic guide to the wonderful fare served at Mustards and Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, Big Small Plates has more than enough to go around." -Wine News
"The kind of cookbook I just can't resist." -Oakland Tribune
" A]n ample selection of some of the more delicious tidbits you'll ever taste." -Sacramento Bee
"Pawlcyn's new book focuses on small plates-tapas-in a grand way." -Baltimore Sun
"Buy this book because the recipes are flavorful, diverse, and conducive to infinite applications." -ChefTalk.com
"The Napa Valley super chef and entrepreneur's praiseworthy-and successful-attempt to bring the small-plates trend into the home kitchen."-San Francisco Chronicle"Anyone looking for first courses or cocktail party food recipes will find no lack of inspiration here."-Booklist"An enormously appealing book full of heart, and food that's refreshingly real and often adventurous."-Portland Oregonian