The Salmon Recipes
Stories of Our Endangered North Coast Cuisine
Paperback ISBN: 0991709004
The Salmon Recipes is a visual feast of the culinary practices of the people of British Columbia's North Coast, packaged into a stunning photographic essay that displays both our traditional and modern artisanal food skills. This historic book includes a first-ever published collection of North Coast culinary delights—ranging from rare, traditional salmon preparation techniques to avant-garde seafood experiments with subtle flavours, side by side with stories from Robert Davidson, Susan Musgrave and captivating amateurs. This book came together over our concerns about a proposed oil tanker port invading our North Coast fiords, where the salmon return each year to renew the land and its people. In between these covers you'll discover a breathtaking photographic experience of our land that offers a unique insight into the culture, the wildlife and the rich ecosystems of the North Coast. And you will find that our land lives, breathes and tastes like salmon.
The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends
New Recipes, Stories, and Opinions from Public Radio's AwardWinning Food Show
Hardcover ISBN: 0307590550
The creators of public radio's The Splendid Table counsel home cooks of any experience level on how to slow down on the weekends and enjoy themselves in the kitchen, providing 100 new recipes that are complemented by stories and historical tidbits. Radio tie-in.
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
A Memoir of Food and Longing
Hardcover ISBN: 0307886816
A celebrated food writer captures the flavors of the Soviet experience in a sweeping, tragicomic multi-generational memoir that brilliantly illuminates the history and culture of a vanished empire. Proust had his madeleine; Narnia's Edmund had his Turkish delight. Anya von Bremzen has vobla—rock-hard, salt-cured dried Caspian roach fish. Lovers of vobla risk breaking a tooth or puncturing a gum on the once-popular snack, but for Anya it's transporting. Like kotleti (Soviet burgers) or the festive Salat Olivier, it summons up the complex, bittersweet flavors of life in that vanished Atlantis called the USSR. There, born in 1963 in a Kafkaesque communal apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen, Anya grew up singing odes to Lenin, black-marketeering Juicy Fruit gum at her school, and, like most Soviet citizens, longing for a taste of the mythical West. It was a life by turns absurd, drab, naively joyous, melancholy—and, finally, intolerable to her anti-Soviet mother. When she was ten, Anya and her mother fled the political repression of Brezhnev-era Russia, arriving in Philadelphia with no winter coats and no right of return. These days Anya lives in two parallel food universes: one in which she writes about four-star restaurants, the other in which a simple banana—a once-a-year treat back in the USSR—still holds an almost talismanic sway over her psyche. To make sense of that past, she and her mother decided to eat and cook their way through seven decades of the Soviet experience. Through the meals she and her mother re-create, Anya tells the story of three generations—her grandparents', her mother's, and her own—masterfully capturing the strange mix of idealism, terror, self-sacrifice, longing, and cynicism that defined Soviet life. Her family's stories are embedded in a larger historical epic: of Lenin's bloody grain requisitioning, World War II hunger and survival, Stalin's table manners, Khrushchev's kitchen debates, Gorbachev's disastrous anti-alcohol policies, and the ultimate collapse of the USSR. And all of it is bound together by Anya's sardonic wit, passionate nostalgia, and piercing observations. Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking is that rare book that stirs our souls and our senses.
Creepy Crawly Cuisine
The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects
Paperback ISBN: 089281747x
An introduction to the world of edible insects, complete with recipes and color photographs. Includes an historical look at the use of edible insects in indigenous cultures. Provides information on where to obtain insects and how to store and prepare them. Includes over 60 gourmet recipes, complete with stunning color photographs. The most wholesome source of protein on earth cannot be found in any supermarket in the United States, but it can be found right in your backyard! Insects have been a staple food of almost every indigenous culture, not only because of their delicious flavor but also because they provide a more complete protein than soy, meat, or fish, and are concentrated sources of calcium, niacin, magnesium, potassium, the B-vitamins, and many other nutrients. As the world heads for food shortages in the next century insects can help meet humanity's growing nutritional needs. Creepy Crawly Cuisine tells you everything you need to know to make insects a part of your diet. It includes an overview of the use of edible insects by indigenous cultures, information on where to obtain insects and how to store and prepare them, and over 60 gourmet recipes, complete with stunning color photographs, that let you take the cooking of insects to dazzling culinary heights. As practical as it is unique, Creepy Crawly Cuisine is the ideal gift for followers of the Diet for a Small Planet, adventurous epicures, and cooks who think they have seen it all.
Around the World in 50 Fun, Healthy, Creative Recipes the Whole Family Can Cook Together
Paperback ISBN: 1592539637
Discusses different ways noodles are prepared and eaten around the world, and provides a selection of family-friendly recipes that children can help make, including ginger-pork potstickers, tofu and udon soup, and ricotta gnocchi.
Hardcover ISBN: 160774418x
Available for the first time in an American edition, this debut cookbook, from bestselling authors Yotam Ottoloenghi and Sami Tamimi of Plenty and Jerusalem, features 140 recipes culled from the popular Ottolenghi restaurants and inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean. Yotam Ottolenghi's four restaurants–each a patisserie, deli, restaurant, and bakery rolled into one– are among London's most popular culinary destinations. Now readers who can't travel to one of the pristine food shops can re-create its famous dishes at home with recipes like Harissa-Marinated Chicken with Red Grapefruit Salad, and Cauliflower and Cumin Fritters with Lime Yogurt. The recipes reflect the authors' upbringings in Jerusalem yet also incorporate culinary traditions from California, Italy, and North Africa, among others. Featuring abundant produce, a full chapter devoted to the "mighty eggplant," and numerous fish and meat dishes, as well as Ottolenghi's famed cakes and breads, Ottolenghi invites readers into a world of inventive flavors and fresh, vibrant cooking.