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In a Nutshell: Cooking and Baking with Nuts and Seeds
In a Nutshell
Cooking and Baking with Nuts and Seeds
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393065588

In a Nutshell is organized to reflect the way we eat meals today, with chapters like Nibbles, Dip It, Noodles and Nuts, and Family Style. Omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike will delight in dishes both simple and complex, from Almond-Crusted Mac-and-Cheese to Pistachio Biryiani. Culinary cheerleaders for the powerful team of sixteen nuts and seeds featured in the book, Tannenbaum and Tutunjian prove that nuts are so much more than a happy-hour snack.

The Connoisseur's Guide to Fish & Seafood
The Connoisseur's Guide to Fish & Seafood
Hardcover      ISBN: 1402770510

The sea is a treasure chest filed with the planet's most delicious, nutritious, and healthful foods. For those eager to make the most of this bounty, this "Connoisseur's Guide" not only provides essential advice on how to buy and store seafood, it offers easy-to-follow cooking techniques and delectable recipes, from simple soups, pates, and mousses to light lunches, easy family suppers, and sophisticated party fare. And these sumptuous dishes can be enjoyed guiltlessly, since the author has thoughtfully supplied a comprehensive guide to the world's sustainable fish and seafood.



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Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing
Charcuterie
The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393240053

Charcuterie exploded onto the scene in 2005 and encouraged an army of home cooks and professional chefs to start curing their own foods. This love song to animal fat and salt has blossomed into a bona fide culinary movement, throughout America and beyond, of curing meats and making sausage, p t s, and confits. Charcuterie: Revised and Updated will remain the ultimate and authoritative guide to that movement, spreading the revival of this ancient culinary craft.

Early in his career, food writer Michael Ruhlman had his first taste of duck confit. The experience "became a fascination that transformed into a quest" to understand the larger world of food preservation, called charcuterie, once a critical factor in human survival. He wondered why its methods and preparations, which used to keep communities alive and allowed for long-distance exploration, had been almost forgotten. Along the way he met Brian Polcyn, who had been surrounded with traditional and modern charcuterie since childhood. "My Polish grandma made kielbasa every Christmas and Easter," he told Ruhlman. At the time, Polcyn was teaching butchery at Schoolcraft College outside Detroit.

Ruhlman and Polcyn teamed up to share their passion for cured meats with a wider audience. The rest is culinary history. Charcuterie: Revised and Updated is organized into chapters on key practices: salt-cured meats like pancetta, dry-cured meats like salami and chorizo, forcemeats including p t s and terrines, and smoked meats and fish. Readers will find all the classic recipes: duck confit, sausages, prosciutto, bacon, p t de campagne, and knackwurst, among others. Ruhlman and Polcyn also expand on traditional mainstays, offering recipes for hot- and cold-smoked salmon; shrimp, lobster, and leek sausage; and grilled vegetable terrine. All these techniques make for a stunning addition to a contemporary menu.

Thoroughly instructive and fully illustrated, this updated edition includes seventy-five detailed line drawings that guide the reader through all the techniques. With new recipes and revised sections to reflect the best equipment available today, Charcuterie: Revised and Updated remains the undisputed authority on charcuterie.

Open Range: Steaks, Chops & More from Big Sky Country
Open Range
Steaks, Chops & More from Big Sky Country
Hardcover      ISBN: 0762441534

Not just a major vacation destination, Montana is a veritable melting pot of delicious grub. Add to it the wide-open spaces, outdoor living, and the riches of nature, and it's enough to make any vacationer question the decision to go home Prepare yourself for what the authors call "great, honest, and authentically hearty chow you can prepare at home," the Montana way. Open Range serves up generous portions of meat--including venison, quail, duck, elk, fish, pork, and beef--in near-excess, and all manner of favorite local steakhouse sides.

The Mint Bar and Caf in Belgrade, Montana inspired the book, but the recipes include much more than menu offerings. Far from dusty chuckwagon cuisine, Montana's culinary influences are Cajun, Creole, French, and Italian. Standouts include Fried Meat Pies, Campfire Coffee Chili, Buttermilk-Fried Quail with Steen's Syrup, Poacher's Deer Leg, and more. The authors put their considerable knowledge of meat-eating to use: beginning with how the animal was raised through all the steps of choosing, prepping, marinating, cooking, and enjoying it. Follow the main course with basic potatoes and creamed spinach to stews, salsas, greens, and desserts: you'll leave the table satisfied.

The Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook
The Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470399120

Celebrate a half-century of Bon Apptit Editor-in-Chief Fairchild brings together more than 1,200 of the magazine's all-time favorite recipes in The Bon Apptit Cookbook. Packed with test-kitchen secrets, color photos, and more, it's the ultimate culinary companion.

Chicken & Other Birds: From the Perfect Roast Chicken to Asian-style Duck Breasts
Chicken & Other Birds
From the Perfect Roast Chicken to Asian-style Duck Breasts
Hardcover      ISBN: 1909342505

Chicken and other types of poultry are versatile, readily available, reasonably priced, and packed full of protein, essential nutrients and vitamins. They are also the number one choice for anyone who is watching their fat and calorie intake but doesn't want to give up meat. This book brings together over 100 main course dishes that employ the whole range of cooking techniques, and that use the ubiquitous chicken as well as all the less well known birds such as turkey, goose, duck, guinea fowl, poussin, pigeon and quail. In addition, Chicken and Other Birds offers a visual tour of the birds, showing their relative sizes and discussing the differences between them, plus a buying guide - what to look for and how much to allow per person - followed by tips on storing and handling uncooked poultry, and step-by-step photos and instructions for preparing a bird before cooking (trussing, French trimming, stuffing and jointing), and for carving or jointing a whole cooked bird. The final chapter, Perfect Sides and Complements' is a round-up of flavoured butters, marinades, rubs and bastes, stuffings and sauces, chutneys and relishes and, last but not least, the perfect gravy. This beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book is sure to become the classic poultry cookbook that no cook can afford to be without.

The International Meat Book
The International Meat Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060742836

Meat of all varieties is enjoying an astounding comeback in the American home, taking its traditional place at the center of the dining table and knocking high-carb pastas and grains off their longtime pedestals. The International Meat Book is a flavor-packed collection of sixty of the world's favorite recipes featuring lamb, beef, game, and pork, fully illustrated with glorious color photographs. With dishes from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and beyond, this follow-up to The International Soup Book celebrates meat's centrality to global cuisine with simple, tasty, no-fail preparations.

The International Meat Book offers a diverse array of tantalizing entrees -- look no further for a perfect Grilled Porterhouse or a fragrant and spicy Sumatran Beef Curry, for a hearty Cassoulet or light and summery Lemongrass Pork Chops. From the familiar to the exotic, The International Meat Book is a delicious tour of the world's best-loved meats, with selections that promise to become prime cuts in your part of the world as well.

The Burgermat Show
The Burgermat Show
Paperback      ISBN: 1907704698

In June 2011 London burger blogger Burgerac teamed up with twenty-four artists and a chef. The result was the very first Burgermat Show, an art show where the artwork was displayed on tables (as paper placemats) rather than walls. This book includes all of the artwork plus a killer burger recipe for you to host your very own Burgermat Show

  • Twenty-four different designs by amazing artists, illustrators, and designers
  • Forty-eight placemats in total (two of each design)
  • Easy to tear out leaves
  • Fantastic burger recipe by top London chef Fred Smith with how-to illustrations
  • Introduction by Gavin Lucas, senior writer, Creative Review
  • All you need to create your own pop-up burger art event
  • Companion iPhone app and blog have big following

When he's not blogging about burgers or updating his iPhone app Burgerapp (which has been riding high in the App Store's Food & Drink category charts since its launch in April), London-based Burgerac writes for a leading communication arts journal and blog and has authored several books about design and popular culture.


The Brisket Book
The Brisket Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 1449406971
Almost every cookbook has a brisket recipe, but brisket doesn't have a cookbook--until now. With 30 recipes (some from notable chefs), as well as tips, quotes, stories, cartoons, sidebars, and lots of photos and illustrations, The Brisket Book is a witty and entertaining homage to a Sunday-supper staple.

"A fun little book, very entertaining with terrific recipes from friends, family and chefs. It is indeed as intended, 'A Love Story with Recipes.'" --Sara Moulton, Good Morning America

"There's no longer a need for frantically searching for the best brisket recipes. Stephanie Pierson, author, food writer and brisket lover, has written a cookbook filled with only the best brisket recipes, accompanied by illustrations, poems, cartoons and musings. The Brisket Book has a recipe for everyone, and it'll turn you into the star of any potluck." --The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

"The Brisket Book is subtitled "a love story with recipes." It literally had me laughing out loud with its cartoons, jokes, stories and more. If you are Jewish, Irish, or even a Texan, brisket is your soul food. The book pays homage with recipes, wine pairings, poems, and everything you need to know to make a version that will make you fall in love." --Cooking with Amy

"Packed with history, wit, and expert opinions (including a list of 50 things about brisket that people disagree on), this book presents one of the world's great comfort foods in all its lovable, chameleonlike glory, with recipes for corned beef, smoked brisket, Korean brisket soup, brisket burgers, and myriad Jewish braises, including Nach Waxman's supposedly "most-Googled brisket recipe" of all, smothered in onions and virtually no liquid. It is undoubtedly, as the subtitle claims, "A Love Story with Recipes." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"This book will put you passionately over the moon for a meat cut that is often taken for granted...full of colorful, lively and sometimes surprising images; the pages are a joy to leaf through for their energetic mix of images, photos and text." --Chicago Tribune

Food writer, cookbook author, and brisket zealot Stephanie Pierson contends, "Some foods will improve your meal, your mood, your day, your buttered noodles. Brisket will improve your life."

Brisket is so easy to warm up to, no wonder everyone loves it. Families pass brisket recipes down like heirlooms. Chat rooms are full of passionate foodies giving passionate opinions about their briskets--and each one claims to have the best brisket recipe ever When Angel Stadium of Anaheim introduced a BBQ brisket sandwich, it promptly won a national contest for best ballpark cuisine. This lively book offers everything from brisket cooking tips to chef interviews to butcher wisdom. Color photographs, illustrations, and graphics ensure that brisket has never looked better. The recipes include something for everyone: Beef Brisket with Fresh Tangy Peaches, Scandinavian Aquavit Brisket, Sweet-and-Sour Brisket, Barbecued Brisket Sandwiches with Firecracker Sauce, a Seitan Brisket (even people who don't like meat love brisket), and a 100% Foolproof Bride's Brisket.

If brisket does indeed improve your life, then The Brisket Book promises to be the ultimate life-affirming resource for anyone who has savored--or should savor--this succulent comfort food.
Northwoods Fish Cookery
Northwoods Fish Cookery
Paperback      ISBN: 0816635838

A former fishing guide and avid fisherman as well as an accomplished chef, Ron Berg understands how the lure of wetting a line draws millions of visitors to northern lakes each year. In Northwoods Fish Cookery, Berg brings together his love of the outdoors and passion for food.

Informative chapters on fishing techniques and cleaning, preparing, and cooking fish -- including campfire how-tos, shore lunches, and smoking tips and recipes -- will be helpful to all. Novices and experienced fishers will learn simple ways to turn the day's catch into meals such as Walleye Broiled in White Wine or Grilled Peppered Lake Trout, which can easily be prepared over a fire or in the cabin. Also included are an extensive list of delicious and easy-to-prepare appetizers, accompaniments, stuffings, and sauces. Who could resist Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes Gratinee or mashed potatoes prepared ten different innovative and tasty ways?

These recipes are not only for the avid fisher, however. Those who prefer to find their fish at the local market and prepare it in their kitchen will learn to make Bacon Hazelnut Stuffed Brook Trout with Wild Mushroom Sauce or Salmon with Champagne Basil Cream. Rounding out his own creations, Berg lists some of his favorite popular recipes from Minnesota restaurants and resorts, including Tofte's Bluefin Restaurant and the Lost Lake Lodge of the Brainerd Lakes area.

Northwoods Fish Cookery includes Berg's own fishing tips, humorous anecdotes, and lore from the Gunflint Trail, giving the book a crisp, northwoods flavor sure to delight outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of fine food everywhere.