When you're hungry, roast.
When you're in a rush, roast.
When you're in doubt, roast.
When you're entertaining, roast.
Crank up the oven and throw in a chicken; roasting is simply the easiest and best way to concentrate and deepen flavor, to seal in succulence, and make robust, crusty, and sweet all kinds of meats, birds, fish, fruits, and vegetables. Roasting offers more flavor on its own than any other cooking technique. Everything you need for a lifetime of happy roasting can be found here in the pages of Barbara Kafka's ground-breaking new book. Even baby goat, a suckling pig, and loin of buffalo make it into this bible of roasting.
Roasting is absolutely essential, whether you're planning to roast a potato or leg of lamb, a turkey or a tomato, a pepper or a red snapper. Barbara's fussless high-temperature method caramelizes the surface of meat, the skin of birds or fish, or the outside of vegetables, transforming them into such savory sweet dishes as Roast Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze and Fresh Mint, aromatic Garlic Roast Pork Loin, moist and sweet Roasted Striped Bass with Fennel, and Whole Roasted Peaches with Ginger Syrup.
Nearly one hundred stellar recipes for roasted vegetables attest to the fact that Barbara Kafka's new book is not for meat eaters alone. The recipes for roasted vegetables begin where other books leave off. Try the Roasted Sliced Fennel Bulb and the Roasted Chinese Eggplant with Balsamic Marinade, the Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Garlic Marinade, and more.
Roasting is packed with indispensable tips, techniques, and innovative cooking ideas. There are great recipes for marinades, salsas, vinaigrettes, and stuffings. You'll also find an inspiring assortment of simple but original recipes for sauces that will lift your everyday roasts into perfect party fare. You'll discover, too, the many joys of companion roasting, learning when to add the carrots or the onions so they don't over- or undercook, and guaranteeing everything comes out at the same time.
Never a believer in unnecessary work, Barbara Kafka is a cook's best friend. Barbara never follows; she blazes new trails, challenging the sacred rules of roasting by never trussing a chicken or basting a turkey. She proves you can actually walk away from your oven and enjoy your food and your guests. It's all so quick and easy, most dishes don't need to go into the oven until your guests walk in the door.
Often the best part of the roast is the leftovers, and Roasting is overflowing with possibilities. In Barbara's knowing hands leftover onions become a smoky-flavored Roasted Onion Soup with Cannellini Beans; last night's roasted cod and boiled potatoes are transformed into a scrumptious Best Cod Hash; a deeply flavored Roast Duck Pasta Sauce is a rich reward to the cook for having made last night's duck dinner. Nearly one hundred recipes for leftovers show you how to build them into new meals of soups, salads, pasta sauces, hashes, fritters, fish cakes, and more.
Replete with all the tables, timing charts, and the encyclopedic wisdom that are hallmarks of every Barbara Kafka book, Roasting: A Simple Art is a dream of a cookbook, one that will soon bear the soils, stains, and well-worn pages of constant and creative use.
For the Reith sisters, food is about delighting the senses - baking delicious things that look as good as they taste. Full of recipes for every occasion, from brunch and picnics to afternoon tea and dinner parties, Three Sisters Bake shares the ethos that food is for sharing and enjoying with friends and family.Learn how to make mouth-watering traybakes and pastries, show-stopping cakes and desserts, and plentiful sharing platters, all made with fresh and flavoursome ingredients. Full of delicious recipes, from the classic, favourite bakes to inspired sweet and savoury treats with a modern twist, Three Sisters Bake will inspire you to expand your baking repertoire. Dotted throughout the book are chic, contemporary crafts to get stuck into as you prepare your food - cute food flags for cupcakes, vintage labels and jar toppers for your homemade jam, quick and colourful bunting for an afternoon picnic, and knitted mug cosies for a warming winter drink. With beautiful photography throughout, Three Sisters Bake is an inspiring cookbook for anyone who likes to make delicious food that also looks great.
No matter how it's prepared--in a Chocolate Lava Cake or a bite-sized Orange Liqueur Praline --nothing says decadence like chocolate. For anyone who can't get enough of this most delicious of all ingredients--and that's EVERYONE, of course--this cookbook is absolute heaven With more than eighty recipes for chocolate truffles and ganache, candies and cookies, sheets and other treats, you can open up a whole new world of deliciousness.Create chocolate bars with mint, nougat, caramel, or rum raisin and hazelnut. Put a chocolate pencil inside a kid's lunch bag as a surprise. Celebrate with a Champagne or Dark Rum Truffle; it's the perfect sweet for any special occasion. Make the holidays merry and bright with a Christmas log. Delight guests with something unusual and awe-inspiring like a Palet d'or, a creamy disc covered in shiny gold leaf. To round out the dessert menu, there are also ice creams and popsicles, clairs, souffl s, tarts, brownies, biscuits, macaroon hearts (for Valentine's Day), and much more. And to help anyone, even beginners, handle all the necessary techniques, master baker Elie Tarrab gives easy-to-follow instructions on melting and tempering, crystallization, dipping and enrobing, molding, and creating a hollow figurine. With stunning pictures to teach and tempt you, you'll soon be in chocolate ecstasy
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks presents a proposal for reframing the terms of this important debate. The first major statement by a Jewish leader on the ethics of globalization, it introduces a new paradigm into the search for co-existence. Sacks argues that we must do more than search for common human values. We must also learn to make space for difference, even and especially at the heart of the monotheistic imagination. The global future will call for something stronger than earlier doctrines of toleration or pluralism. It needs a new understanding that the unity of the Creator is expressed in the diversity of creation.
The definitive collection of nutritious, imaginative and delicious muffin recipes.
750 Best Muffin Recipes offers a tremendous number of recipes that deliver a wide array of flavors and options for any home chef.
Expert baker Camilla Saulsbury goes well beyond just variations of blueberry and bran muffins. There are nine chapters of innovative recipes:
- Muffin classics
- Good morning muffins
- Decadent coffeehouse muffins
- Lunch and supper muffins
- Farmer's market muffins
- Global muffins
- Superfood muffins
- Gluten-free muffins
- Vegan muffins
All the recipes are fresh and enticing -- clearly as much fun to make as they are to serve or eat. Here is just a sampling:
- Stone-ground cornmeal
- Lemon-lime yogurt
- Whole wheat applesauce
- Sweet potato marmalade
- Maple bacon
- Cheese grits
- Peanut butter chocolate chunk
- Scallion, cranberry and horseradish
- Wine country grape
- Vidallia onion
- Maple-dried blueberry spelt
- Collard greens and garlic
Home cooks will find a wealth of useful baking tips and techniques with clear instructions and simple steps for every recipe. This is the kind of cookbook that both beginners and experienced bakers will use endlessly.
The renowned IACP Cookbook of the Year now in paperback
What makes a book so special and deserving that it gets chosen cookbook of the year? It's the wealth of information, the experienced voice, the eagerness to share. Celebrated pastry chef Regan Daley unravels the mystery of the baking process, explaining the "how" and "why" behind the components that go into making the perfect dessert, and provides the tools and information home bakers need to create delicious recipes of their own in their own sweet kitchens.
Regan shows us that anyone, from complete culinary virgins to accomplished dessert-makers, anyone can make a fantastic dessert. The secret is in the ingredients. Her more than 140 original recipes, straightforward enough for any home baker to prepare, focusing on simple techniques with an emphasis on high-quality ingredients, range from the awfully impressive, Guava Cheesecake or Quince and Brioche Bread Pudding with Dried Sour Cherries, to the familiar Really, REALLY Fudgey Brownies or World's Sexiest Sundae.
For experts, this book will serve as a comprehensive, professional-quality reference of ingredients from basic to rare and an incredible collection of unique flavorings. For the novice, it's a practical and palatable guide to the once mysterious art of baking.
One of the oldest yet perhaps the simplest and tastiest breads you can make, Sourdough needs only flour, water, salt - and a little time. In Do Sourdough, Andrew Whitley - a baker for over 30 years who has 'changed the way we think about bread' - shares his simple method for making this deliciously nutritious bread at home.Having taught countless bread-making workshops, Andrew knows that we don't all have the time and patience to bake our own. Now, with time-saving tips - such as slotting the vital fermentation stage into periods when we're asleep or at work, this is bread baking for Doers. Find out: - the basic tools and ingredients you'll need
- how to make your own sourdough starter
- simple method for producing wonderful loaves time and again
- ideas and recipe suggestions for fresh and days-old bread The result isn't just fresh bread made with your own hands, it's the chance to learn new skills, make something to share with family and friends, and change the world - one loaf at a time.
Surprise Cakes brings the art of cake decorating to a whole new level, revealing how to bake amazing and surprising designs and patterns right inside your cake. So when you slice open your masterpiece for guests, you'll be treated to oohs and aahs all around.
The impact of your cake--traditionally lost upon cutting - will go on to surprise your guests with hidden designs baked baked directly into the sponge, or through clever use of frostings or jam. With recipes, baking tips, and frostings, you'll be guided through the easy, step-by-step process from the very start of your project to the finish.
There are clever projects for all occasions including:
- Gender Reveal Cakes which are a baby shower favorite. Slice open the cake to discover the gender of the baby
- Animal Surprise Cakes which reveal cakes featuring fun and zany animal prints and patterns like zebra stripes and leopard spots.
- Birthday Cakes for Kids like rainbow surprise cakes, paint splatter cakes, and balloon-inside cakes.
Enjoy creating cakes to surprise friends and family with throughout the year.
100 of the best cake, pie, cookie, bar, and candy recipes from two sassy sugar mommas (and one of Oprah's favorite candy makers) on a mission to preserve America's best heirloom sweets and the even sweeter stories behind them."The mission of the 'Sugar Mommas'...is to bring readers vintage treats and the stories behind them. The result is a book filled with tempting cakes, pies, cookies, and candies. These ladies don't always follow the rules, and it's refreshing to see that their approach to baking comes with a sense of humor." --The Philadelphia Inquirer "Part retro, part contemporary and charmingly whimsical cookies, pies and bars share space with candies, cakes and more in such favorites as Gran's Tea Cakes, Cracked Sugar Cookies, Kentucky Derby Bars, Chocolate Hydrogen Bombs and Lucinda Bells $100 Pecan Pie....The Sugar Mommas dish out helpful hints throughout the book. Did you know that a 9-by-13-inch pan holds 15 cups, a 9-by-2-inch round cake pan 8 cups?" --San Antonio Express-News Sugar, Sugar offers 100 of the best cake, pie, cookie, bar, and candy recipes from two sassy Sugar Mommas, Kimberly Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero, who are on a mission to preserve America's best sweet treat recipes and the even sweeter stories behind them. As the Sugar Mommas explain, "We drove down memory lane to discover our sugar inheritance, and then dug into everyone else's past to find their dusty, torn, and butter-crusted index cards." What the Sugar Mommas found was that every recipe has a story. From desserts that accompanied families through good and bad times, to treats perfected by domestic help, to never-before-transcribed sugar concoctions developed from wild imaginations, each recipe conveys the unique personality of the friend or family member who created it. With plenty of pies worth the lie, cakes to diet for, and better-than-nooky cookies, as well as an assortment of cobblers, crisps, bars, and other decadent confections, Sugar, Sugar is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.