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Jewish Soul Food: From Minsk to Marrakesh, More Than 100 Unforgettable Dishes Updated for Today's Kitchen: A Cookbook
Jewish Soul Food: From Minsk to Marrakesh, More Than 100 Unforgettable Dishes Updated for Today's Kitchen
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805243089

The author of the acclaimed The Book of New Israeli Food returns with a cookbook devoted to the culinary masterpieces of Jewish grandmothers from Minsk to Marrakesh: recipes that have traveled across continents and cultural borders and are now brought to life for a new generation.

For more than two thousand years, Jews all over the world developed cuisines that were suited to their needs (kashruth, holidays, Shabbat) but that also reflected the influences of their neighbors and that carried memories from their past wanderings. These cuisines may now be on the verge of extinction, however, because almost none of the Jewish communities in which they developed and thrived still exist. But they continue to be viable in Israel, where there are still cooks from the immigrant generations who know and love these dishes. Israel has become a living laboratory for this beloved and endangered Jewish food.

The more than one hundred original, wide-ranging recipes in Jewish Soul Food--from Kubaneh, a surprising Yemenite version of a brioche, to Ushpa-lau, a hearty Bukharan pilaf--were chosen not by an editor or a chef but, rather, by what Janna Gur calls "natural selection." These are the dishes that, though rooted in their original Diaspora provenance, have been embraced by Israelis and have become part of the country's culinary landscape. The premise of Jewish Soul Food is that the only way to preserve traditional cuisine for future generations is to cook it, and Janna Gur gives us recipes that continue to charm with their practicality, relevance, and deliciousness. Here are the best of the best: recipes from a fascinatingly diverse food culture that will give you a chance to enrich your own cooking repertoire and to preserve a valuable element of the Jewish heritage and of its collective soul.

(With full-color photographs throughout.)
In a Persian Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from the Near East
In a Persian Kitchen
Favorite Recipes from the Near East
Paperback      ISBN: 0804816190
Much more than just a Middle Eastern cookbook, In a Persian Kitchen offers a look at a rich culinary culture in delightful detail.

With colorful notes that reflect her family's traditions, Maideh Mazda offers readers the possibility of creating the delicate flavors of Persian cuisine. Maideh prioritizes economy and availability of ingredients, while at the same time offering wholly authentic recipes for such delicacies as:
  • Pomegranate Sauce
  • Ashe Reshte, a hearty beef noodle and lentil soup scented with cinnamon
  • Ashe Torsh, a delicate dried fruit soup with cinnamon and mint
  • And many more...
Notes on preparation and reflections on her experience of Persian food and eating customs growing up in a traditional Azerbijian household make this book a pleasure to read --The New York Times.
Cream Peas on Toast: Comfort Food for Norwegian-Lutheran Farm Kids
Cream Peas on Toast
Comfort Food for Norwegian-Lutheran Farm Kids
Paperback      ISBN: 0961343796
1001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-make Recipes from Around the Globe
1001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes
Delicious, Easy-to-make Recipes from Around the Globe
Paperback      ISBN: 1572841133

The latest addition to Agate Surrey's beloved 1001 series of cookbooks is its hottest ever. The largest and most comprehensive cookbook ever published on this subject, 1001 Best Hot and Spicy Recipes is composed of the very best dishes from author Dave DeWitt's collection of chili pepper-laden recipes. Created from his globe-trotting travels, from colleagues, and from research in authentic, obscure, and out-of-print cookbooks from all over the world, the book is loaded with a huge variety of soups, stews, chilies, and gumbos. It also includes a broad selection of barbecue dishes for the grill, a lengthy list of meatless entrees and vegetable options, and even a surprising array of zesty beverages, desserts, and breakfasts. Recipes are organized according to the region from which the chili peppers come: South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, the Mediterranean and Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and Asia and the Pacific. A treasury of the very best the world has to offer of great spicy foods, no serious cook should be without this jam-packed trove.

Creepy Crawly Cuisine: The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects
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.
Finnish Touches Recipes and Traditions: Fantastically Finnish
Finnish Touches Recipes and Traditions
Fantastically Finnish
Paperback      ISBN: 0971702527
Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine
Noma
Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine
Hardcover      ISBN: 0714859036

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"Noma is the most important cookbook of the year." - The Wall Street Journal

Ren Redzepi has been widely credited with re‐inventing Nordic cuisine. His Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, was recognized as the #1 best in the world by the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurant awards in April 2010 after receiving the "Chef's Choice" award in 2009. Redzepi operates at the cutting edge of gourmet cuisine, combining an unrelenting creativity and a remarkable level of craftsmanship with an inimitable and innate knowledge of the produce of his Nordic terroir. At Noma, which Redzepi created from a derelict eighteenth‐century warehouse in 2003 after previously working at both elBulli and The French Laundry, diners are served exquisite concoctions, such as Newly‐Ploughed Potato Field or The Snowman from Jukkasjarvi, all painstakingly constructed to express their amazing array of Nordic ingredients. His search for ingredients involves foraging amongst local fields for wild produce, sourcing horse‐mussels from the Faroe Islands and the purest possible water from Greenland. Redzepi has heightened the culinary philosophy of seasonally and regionally sourced sustainable ingredients to an unprecedented level, and in doing so has created an utterly delicious cuisine. At the age of 37, Redzepi is one of the most influential chefs in the world.

Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine offers an exclusive insight into the food, philosophy and creativity of Ren Redzepi. It reveals the first behind the scenes look at the restaurant, Noma, and features over 90 recipes as well as excerpts from Redzepi's diary from the period leading up to the opening of the restaurant and texts on some the most enigmatic of Noma's suppliers. The book includes 200 new specially commissioned color photographs of the dishes, unique local ingredients and landscapes from across the Nordic region. It also includes a foreword by the artist Olafur Eliasson.

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Gourmet Today: More than 1,000 Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen
Gourmet Today
More than 1,000 Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen
Hardcover      ISBN: 0618610189

In no other period of our country's history has the food scene changed so rapidly. Exciting new ingredients are available everywhere, expanding our culinary horizons. Even casual meals have globe-trotting flavors. We want memorable dishes, and we want them to be healthy for our families and our planet. And with our busy schedules, we want them on the table faster than ever.
A new culinary world calls for a new cookbook. Gourmet Today responds to our changing foodscape with more vegetarian recipes, more recipes for popular dishes from every corner of the world, more recipes for stunning meals ready in 30 minutes or less, more simple ways to prepare all the vegetables in the farmers' market, advice on choosing sustainable fish, chicken, and beef, tips on throwing an easy cocktail party, more recipes for flavorful techniques like grilling, and more recipes for the new ingredients flooding our market.
Each of the over 1,000 recipes was selected by editor in chief Ruth Reichl, a best-selling author in her own right, who wrote the introductions to each chapter. Every recipe has been tested and cross-tested in the Gourmet test kitchen so every cook, whether a first-timer or a veteran, gets impeccable results.
With menus for holidays and other seasonal occasions, an authoritative glossary of ingredients (plus mail-order sources), and hundreds of sidebars on ingredients and handy techniques from the test kitchen, Gourmet Today is the indispensable book for today's cook.

Discovery of a Continent: Foods, Flavors, And Inspirations From Africa
Discovery of a Continent
Foods, Flavors, And Inspirations From Africa
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0470173254
The New Granville Island Market Cookbook
The New Granville Island Market Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 1551524392

Vancouver's Granville Island Public Market, established in 1979, is one of Canada's largest and most popular public markets. Featuring over fifty food retailers, day vendors, and crafts, the Public Market is the main draw at Granville Island. Galleries, retail shops, a live theatres, and a hotel, an art school as well as a functioning cement company make Granville Island one of the biggest tourist attractions in a city that is regularly ranked as one of the world's top destinations by Cond Nast Traveler.


The New Granville Island Market Cookbook features a bounty of recipes using fresh produce, gourmet meats, wild seafood, artisanal cheeses, and other goods found at this or any public market offering quality, healthful food products. Full-color throughout, the book also includes lively food photos, market snapshots, and profiles of the market's dedicated vendors. Taking off from the original best-selling Granville Island Market Cookbook in 1985, this brand new book comments on changes to food culture since the first edition came out, and features such market-fresh recipes as barbecued leg of lamb, penne with spot prawns, Ni oise sandwich, orange and pomegranate salad, and roasted figs.


This beautiful cookbook offers readers delectable, fresh, and healthy recipes for every month of the year while providing vibrant and engaging portraits of life "at the market."


Judie Glick and Carol Jensson were among Granville Island's first merchants, Judie as co-owner of the Fraser Valley Juice and Salad Bar and Carol as owner of the Blue Parrot coffee bar. Carol is now a food stylist for Vancouver's film industry, while Judie (co-author of the original Granville Island Market Cookbook) has been writing about food since 1968.