With Think Like a Chef, Tom Colicchio has created a new kind of cookbook. Rather than list a series of restaurant recipes, he uses simple steps to deconstruct a chef's creative process, making it easily available to any home cook.
He starts with techniques: What's roasting, for example, and how do you do it in the oven or on top of the stove? He also gets you comfortable with braising, saute ing, and making stocks and sauces. Next he introduces simple " ingredients" -- roasted tomatoes, say, or braised artichokes -- and tells you how to use them in a variety of ways. So those easy roasted tomatoes may be turned into anything from a vinaigrette to a caramelized tomato tart, with many delicious options in between.
In a section called Trilogies, Tom takes three ingredients and puts them together to make one dish that's quick and other dishes that are increasingly more involved. As Tom says, " Juxtaposed in interesting ways, these ingredients prove that the whole can be greater than the sum of their parts, " and you'll agree once you've tasted the Ragout of Asparagus, Morels, and Ramps or the Baked Free-Form " Ravioli" -- both dishes made with the same trilogy of ingredients.
The final section of the books offers simple recipes for components -- from zucchini with lemon thyme to roasted endive with whole spices to boulangerie potatoes -- that can be used in endless combinations.
Written in Tom's warm and friendly voice and illustrated with glorious photographs of finished dishes, Think Like a Chef will bring out the master chef in all of us.
Showcasing Mark Bittman's signature ease and imagination, The Minimalist Cooks Dinner puts the focus on the center-of-the-plate main dishes. And, in this new volume, he also provides recipes for classic, versatile side dishes as well as recommendations for wine and food pairings. With a majority of its main dish recipes taking less than thirty minutes to prepare, this is truly the book every busy cook has been waiting for. Drawing on the global pantry and international repertoire that sets Bittman apart, each selection in The Minimalist Cooks Dinner is big on flavour and time-saving techniques. The perfect solution for weeknight after-work meals or casual dinner parties, this inventive collection offers a refreshing new take on standards, along with ideas that will inspire both novices and experienced home cooks to branch out. From Steamed Chicken Breasts with Ginger-Scallion Sauce to Korean Beef Wrapped in Lettuce Leaves, to Monkfish with Meat Sauce, Bittman banishes the ordinary with an appetizing range of choices.Also covering hearty pasta dishes, steaks, pork, veal, lamb and a wide range of seafood, The Minimalist Cooks Dinner makes for an invigorating alternative to mundane mains. And as Bittman's profile has never been higher, this is sure to become a kitchen staple for thousands of time-crunched cooks who want to eat well.
Internationally known as one of the most magnificent farmers' markets in the world, the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market has inspired this gorgeous illustrated market companion. The perfect guide and cookbookno matter where you liveeach page celebrates the abundant seasonal produce grown by local organic and specialty-crop farmers along with more than 100 fresh, remarkably easy-to-assemble recipes. Organized by season, the book details the availability of products at the market and offers advice on choosing, storing, preparing, and freezing items. A foreword by Alice Waters, the history of the market, and vivid color photos throughout bring this farm fresh market guide to life.
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
After a long day spent in one of his restaurants or taping a television show, what Bobby Flay craves more than anything else is ... a crusty-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside burger; a fistful of golden, crisp, salty fries; and a thick, icy milkshake. Given the grilling guru's affinity for bold flavors and signature twists on American favorites, it's no surprise that he has crafted the tastiest recipes ever for this ultimate food trio.Though he doesn't believe in messing with delicious certified Angus chuck (just salt and pepper on the patty-no "meatloaf" burgers here), Bobby loves adding flavorful relishes and condiments to elevate the classic burger. Once you've learned what goes into making that burger (from how to shape it so it cooks up perfectly to melting the cheese just so), go to town with Bobby's favorite combinations of additions. Try the Cheyenne Burger, which gets slathered with homemade barbecue sauce and then piled high with bacon and shoestring onion rings, or the Santa Fe Burger, topped with a blistered poblano, queso sauce, and crumbled blue corn tortilla chips. And although Bobby's personal preference is for beef, turkey can be substituted in any burger, and a handful of salmon and tuna burger recipes are included for those looking for leaner options. After you've mastered the burger, discover Bobby's secrets to cooking up the best French fries-whether they're fried, grilled, or oven roasted, or made from spuds, sweet potatoes, or even plantains-as well as homemade potato chips and onions rings. Wash it all down with a creamy shake, from Fresh Mint--Chocolate Speckled Milkshake to Blackberry Cheesecake Milkshake (or a spiked adult variation). With the opening of Bobby's Burger Palace in Lake Grove, New York, on Long Island-and with more locations to come-Bobby has achieved burger, fry, and shake bliss in the world. For outdoor summer bashes and casual weeknight meals that even the kids will get excited about, Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries & Shakes will share that bliss and remind you just why the burger is such a beloved American original.
The column started when aspiring newspaper editor Kevin Williams convinced Elizabeth Coblentz, an Old Order Amish wife and mother, to write a weekly cooking column called "The Amish Cook." Each week Elizabeth shared a family recipe and discussed daily life on her Indiana farm, spent with her husband, Ben, and their eight children and 32 grandchildren.
A truly unique collaboration between a simple Amish grandmother and a modern-day newspaperman, The Amish Cook is a poignant and authentic look at a disappearing way of life."
A city with the representation of literally hundreds of ethnic groups, Chicago has rightfully earned its nickname as the melting pot of America. The authors of The Great Chicago Melting Pot Cookbook have selected a representative group of these nationalities and, in over 400 recipes, have presented the best of their native cuisine. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of a culture is its cooking and The Great Chicago Melting Pot Cookbook is a delightful way to get acquainted. Over the years, American immigrants have adapted the recipes from their homeland to reflect the tastes and available ingredients of their new country. The recipes found here are easy for the American cook to follow, yet still retain the character of the original cuisine.
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.
San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods where fine dining is part of everyday life. Savoring San Francisco 2 gathers recipes from over 100 of the city's favorite cafes, bistros, grills, and other eateries, ranging from chic hotel establishments and elegant four-star restaurants to tiny storefront eateries. The recipes come from nationally acclaimed chefs and include simple, ethnic dishes, Asian fusion cuisine, fresh local favorites, and everything in between. You'll find photographs and essays on 12 neighborhoods with a map and listings of restaurants by location and specialty, as well as special sections on farmers' markets, traditional San Francisco cuisine, and where to find specialties and classic California ingredients, among many other topics. From appetizers to desserts, including a variety of meats, poultry, fish, and vegetarian offerings, this unique cookbook and indispensable guide brings to life one of the world's most exciting food cities for tourists and locals alike