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50 Chowders
50 Chowders
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684850346

When most of us think of chowder, New England-style fish or clam chowder is what comes to mind, but they are only two of the dozens of home-style chowders you can make from this book. Once you discover the diversity of ingredients you can cook into a chowder and see the scope of styles and colors open to you, you will wonder how we ever came to think there were only one or two chowders in the world.

Authentic chowder is characterized by generous chunks of local seasonal ingredients served in a moderate amount of broth. Another basic characteristic of chowder is its ease of preparation--even chowders that take more than an hour to make don't require anything more than keeping an eye on the pot. A big pot of chowder is perfect for a large gathering of family and friends, and because chowder truly is best when made ahead, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your company.

50 Chowders is the first hardcover cookbook to explore the many interpretations of chowders. On the familiar side, you will find a recipe for Corn Chowder explained with the kind of detail that ensures a sweet, mellow broth, succulent chunks of potatoes, and fresh golden kernels of corn. On the exotic side, there is a recipe for San Francisco Crab "Meatball" Chowder, an exciting dish whose deep and robust flavors make it really quite special. Here are a few of the more than fifty other chowders you will find: Shaker Fresh Cranberry Bean Chowder, Nova Scotia Lobster Chowder, Nantucket Veal Chowder, Pacific Northwest Salmon Chowder, and nine different clam chowders.

Among this book's unique features: A chapter of chowder companion dishes, from Parker House Rolls to Buttermilk Biscuits; more than fifty illustrations of important cooking techniques and chowder ingredients; cook's notes for each recipe, giving possible substitutions, required equipment, and serving suggestions; a list of reliable mail-order suppliers of seafood and other chowder ingredients.

Jasper White brings to 50 Chowders the same enthusiasm and flair that made his previous book, Lobster at Home, "like having a Down Easter by your side, distilling years of experience and telling you just what to do" (Corby Kummer of The Atlantic Unbound). With this treasure trove of information and expertise in your kitchen, you will never think of chowder in the same way again.
'wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich Into a Meal--And a Meal Into a Sandwich: A Cookbook
'wichcraft: Craft a Sandwich Into a Meal--And a Meal Into a Sandwich
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0609610511

Slow-roasted meats, marinated vegetables, surprising flavor combinations, this is not your mother's sandwich.

With acclaimed restaurants located across the United States, and a high-profile job as head judge of the hit show Top Chef, Tom Colicchio is one of the best-known chefs and personalities in the culinary world today. His popular chain of 'wichcraft sandwich shops is known for crafting sandwiches with high-quality fresh ingredients prepared to Colicchio's exacting standards. And since the first 'wichcraft opened in 2003, diners can't seem to get enough.

In 'wichcraft, Colicchio shares the shops' secrets with step-by-step recipes for all their best-loved offerings. You'll learn how to create new classics like Roasted Turkey with Avocado, Bacon, Onion Marmalade, and Mayonnaise, and Sicilian Tuna with Fennel, Black Olives, and Lemon; and elevate basic cold cuts through imaginative combinations like Smoked Ham with Avocado and Butter, and Salami with Marinated Cauliflower and Bitter Greens. Routine staples are refashioned into unforgettable meals, like Onion Frittata with Roasted Tomato and Cheddar, and Slow-Roasted Pork with Red Cabbage, Jalape os, and Mustard. 'wichcraft is stuffed with sandwiches like these, and many more, that will add something special to both your lunchbox and your life.

With 100 full-color photographs, recipes for pantry items including dressings and condiments, and a host of sandwich cookies and ice cream treats to round out your meals, this is the book to get a little 'wichcraft magic going in your own kitchen.
Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book: The Ultimate Collection of All-New 30-Minute Meals, Vegetarian Meals, Meals for One, Kosher Meals, Holiday Menus, and Much More!
Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book
The Ultimate Collection of All-New 30-Minute Meals, Vegetarian Meals, Meals for One, Kosher Meals, Holiday Menus, and Much More!
Paperback      ISBN: 0307383199

In the 10 years since she served up her first 30-minute meal--and thousands of delectable dinners later-- Rachael Ray has learned just about all there is to know about getting a great tasting meal on the table in a hurry, whether it is one of her patented 30-minute miracles or something just a tad more involved for a special gathering. Rachael's Big Orange Book is the ultimate resource for busy cooks. Need kitchen inspiration? It's all here and it's all new--and bigger than ever
Just one for dinner tonight? Forget the cold cereal. Rach has a chapter of recipes that make dining on your own a thoroughly civilized occasion, with great meals that won't leave you with a fridge full of leftovers. Vegetarians on the guest list? No problem Choose from dozens of meat-free meals that are every bit as satisfying as your tried-and-true standards and savory enough to please the carnivores in your crowd. Observing a Kosher menu? Check out the selection of menus just for Kosher cooks, all ready in less than, you guessed it, 30 minutes. There's even a mother lode of burger recipes for fans of the bun--so many options you could make a different burger every day for a full month
In addition to her latest 30-minute creations, Rachael has put together an array of menus and recipes for easy entertaining, from quick snacks to serve for game night and easy hors d'oeuvres, to soup-to-nuts menus for her favorite holidays and special occasions. Whip up a pasta buffet for a special mom on Mother's Day, please a crowd with a super-simple Oscar party menu, and give thanks for not one but four fantastic menus that keep holiday stress to a minimum by getting you out of the kitchen in record time.
Best of all, these recipes have all the huge flavors you've come to expect from Rachael, with something to please every taste--and every food budget. You'll even find the treasured family recipes that Rachael and her husband, John, have enjoyed for years; see if they don't become beloved family traditions in your home as well. Whether this is your first introduction to cooking the 30-minute way or you are a long-time convert, you'll find irresistible new recipes here to make the most of every second you spend in the kitchen.

Southern Living 1999 Annual Recipes
Southern Living 1999 Annual Recipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0848719042

Delicious food and gracious entertaining with Southern style -- that's Southern Living magazine's recipe for success. And nowhere is this tradition more evident than in the pages of Southern Living 1999 Annual Recipes, the twenty-first volume in the collector's series. Every recipe from the 1999 editions of Southern Living is at your fingertips in one complete volume, all indexed and easy to find.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Blue Ribbon Recipes: Award-Winning Recipes From America's Country Fairs
The Old Farmer's Almanac Blue Ribbon Recipes
Award-Winning Recipes From America's Country Fairs
Hardcover      ISBN: 1571983562
Fairs that celebrate local harvests, agricultural traditions, and coastal fish and seafood industries have long been famous for delicious food. For many people, the highlight of these events is the cooking competition, featuring baked goods, jam, pickles and more. Here, the editors of The Old Farmers Almanac have gathered championship recipes, as well as the comments, hard-won secrets, and tips of award-winning cooks. With ideas for everything from appetizers to desserts, youre sure to find a dish for every appetite and occasion.
The Tofu Book: The New American Cuisine
The Tofu Book
The New American Cuisine
Paperback      ISBN: 0895294095

Tofu has long been at the fringes of acceptability as a food in America. The America palate just wasn't ready to completely embrace it--that is, until now. With a clear-cut mandate by the American public for less fat-saturated foods, America's love affair with tofu has just begun. Those cute little tubs of white bean curd can now be found in almost every major supermarket chain in the United States along with tofu-based ice cream, tofu burger mix, tofu franks, and tofu pizza.

Here, then, is the definitive book for people who want to use tofu in their everyday lives, but just don't know how. The Tofu Book: The New American Cuisine provides all the essential information you need to make tofu part of your balanced diet. Its highly illustrated text covers tofu's rich and celebrated past, explains why tofu is good for you, tells you how you to shop for and store tofu, and even how to make it at home. It also provides a wide range of recipes, including hundreds of delicious and nutritious ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Written by John Paino, founder and president of Nasoya Foods, and Lisa Messinger, health columnist and author, The Tofu Book is the only guide you and your family will need to make that all important move to the wonderful world of tofu.
The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution
The United States of Arugula
The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0767915801

The wickedly entertaining, hunger-inducing, behind-the-scenes story of the revolution in American food that has made exotic ingredients, celebrity chefs, rarefied cooking tools, and destination restaurants familiar aspects of our everyday lives.

Amazingly enough, just twenty years ago eating sushi was a daring novelty and many Americans had never even heard of salsa. Today, we don't bat an eye at a construction worker dipping a croissant into robust specialty coffee, city dwellers buying just-picked farmstand produce, or suburbanites stocking up on artisanal cheeses and extra virgin oils at supermarkets. The United States of Arugula is a rollicking, revealing stew of culinary innovation, food politics, and kitchen confidences chronicling how gourmet eating in America went from obscure to pervasive--and became the cultural success story of our era.
Best American Side Dishes
Best American Side Dishes
Hardcover      ISBN: 093618485x

'Best American Side Dishes' presents 500 recipes for appetizers, salads, and casseroles to accompany a main course, with step-by-step illustrations of techniques, descriptions of test processes, and sidebars for equipment and ingredients.

Log Cabin Cooking: Pioneer Recipes & Food Lore
Log Cabin Cooking
Pioneer Recipes & Food Lore
Paperback      ISBN: 1883206251

Peppered with authentic 19th century photographs, Log Cabin Cooking is smothered with old-time recipes, kitchen proverbs, even a pinch of proper pioneer etiquette Make-do recipes include Leather Britches, Ash Cake and Portable Soup, using the ingredients available to settlers 150 years ago Other goodies: hand-dipped candle making, soup warnings, molasses taffy, faux foods, zucchini clarinet and ginger beer

Hallelujah! the Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes
Hallelujah! the Welcome Table
A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1400062896

Throughout Maya Angelou's life, from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, to her world travels as a bestselling writer, good food has played a central role. Preparing and enjoying homemade meals provides a sense of purpose and calm, accomplishment and connection. Now in "Hallelujah The Welcome Table, " Angelou shares memories pithy and poignant-and the recipes that helped to make them both indelible and irreplaceable.
Angelou tells us about the time she was expelled from school for being afraid to speak-and her mother baked a delicious maple cake to brighten her spirits. She gives us her recipe for short ribs along with a story about a job she had as a cook at a Creole restaurant (never mind that she didn't know how to cook and had no idea what Creole food might entail). There was the time in London when she attended a wretched dinner party full of wretched people; but all wasn't lost-she did experience her initial taste of a savory onion tart. She recounts her very first night in her new home in Sonoma, California, when she invited M. F. K. Fisher over for cassoulet, and the evening Deca Mitford roasted a chicken when she was beyond tipsy-and created Chicken Drunkard Style. And then there was the hearty brunch Angelou made for a homesick Southerner, a meal that earned her both a job offer and a prophetic compliment: "If you can write half as good as you can cook, you are going to be famous."
Maya Angelou is renowned in her wide and generous circle of friends as a marvelous chef. Her kitchen is a social center. From fried meat pies, chicken livers, and beef Wellington to caramel cake, bread pudding, and chocolate eclairs, the one hundred-plus recipes included here are all tried and true, and come from Angelou's heart and her home. "Hallelujah The Welcome Table "is a stunning collaboration between the two things Angelou loves best: writing and cooking.