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The Great Chicago Melting Pot Cookbook
The Great Chicago Melting Pot Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0898650283

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.

Hawaiian Cookbook
Hawaiian Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0486241858
Nearly 300 easy-to-prepare exotic recipes with tips on shortcuts, preparing ahead, substitutions, more. Recipes include: sea bass with pine nuts, Lomi Lomi salmon, passion fruit soup, watercress soup, stuffed chicken breasts in pineapple sauce, chestnut duck, island shrimp salad, Maui tangy sauce, Polynesian meatloaf, ko ko nut balls, much more.
The Lobster Roll: And Other Pleasures of Summer by the Beach
The Lobster Roll
And Other Pleasures of Summer by the Beach
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1400045843

Presents a collection of recipes from the Long Island restaurant known as Lunch for appetizers, soups, sandwiches, main dishes, vegetables, salads, drinks, and desserts.

Mrs. Whaley's Charleston Kitchen: Advice, Opinion, and 100 Recipes from a Southern Legend
Mrs. Whaley's Charleston Kitchen
Advice, Opinion, and 100 Recipes from a Southern Legend
Paperback      ISBN: 0684863243

The kitchen and the dining room are where we can truly learn life's lessons, and we learn through trial and error," Mrs. Whaley declares, as she sets about sharing her secrets for cooking delicious meals and serving them with style. As in the bestselling Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden, her approach to entertaining is a mixture of warmth, wry asides, and clever advice.Whaley offers up timeless do's and don'ts for today's hosts and hostesses, offering candid opinions on everything from selecting the guest list to handling cleanup. As a tasty treat, she supplies her one hundred favorite recipes -- including such regional favorites as Pawleys Island Crab Cake and Dancing School Fudge. Here indeed is a classic treasury for cooks and armchair chefs alike.

The Minimalist Cooks Dinner: More Than 100 Recipes for Fast Week-Night Meals and Casual Entertaining
The Minimalist Cooks Dinner
More Than 100 Recipes for Fast Week-Night Meals and Casual Entertaining
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0767906713

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.

The Best of the Best from Texas: Selected Recipes from Texas Favorite Cookbooks
The Best of the Best from Texas
Selected Recipes from Texas Favorite Cookbooks
Hardcover      ISBN: 0937552348
Cooking With Heart & Soul
Cooking With Heart & Soul
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399146563

In this cookbook and memoir, Isaac Hayes reveals his love of good food and his own cooking talents. From the soul food of his youth -- and the lessons learned at his grandmother's side in the kitchen -- to the healthy cuisine he prefers today, this wide-ranging collection reflects the culinary passions of this enduring, respected and popular personality. But this is much more than a collection of recipes. Sprinkled with reflections and stories from Isaac's life, his thoughts about home, family and living well, the book embodies his belief that food is the "greatest healer' both of the body and the soul. Illustrated with black-and-white photos. Printed two-color throughout.

Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook
Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0679758186
"Chez Panisse is an extraordinary dining experience. . . . It is Alice Waters's brilliant gastronomic mind, her flair for cooking, and her almost revolutionary concept of menu planning that make Chez Panisse so exciting."--James Beard

Justly famed for the originality of its ever-changing menu and the range and virtuosity of its chef and owner, Alice Waters, Chez Panisse is known throughout the world as one of America's greatest restaurants. Dinner there is always an adventure--a different five-course meal is offered every night, and the restaurant has seldom repeated a meal since its opening in 1971. Alice Waters is a brilliant pioneer of a wholly original cuisine, at once elegant and earthy, classical and experimental, joyous in its celebration of the very finest and freshest ingredients.

In this spectacular book, Alice Waters collects 120 of Chez Panisse's best menus, its most inspired transformations of classic French dishes. The Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook is filled with dishes redolent of the savory bouquet of teh garden, the appealing aromas and roasty flavors of food cooked over the charcoal grill, and the delicate sweetness of fish fresh from the sea. There are menus here for different seasons of the year, for picnics and outdoor barbecues and other great occasions. Handsomely designed and illustrated by David Lance Goines, this is an indispensable addition to the shelf of every great cook and cookbook readers.

"A lovely book, wonderfully inventive, and the food is very pure."--Richard Olney
The All-New Blue Ribbon Cookbook: Prize-Winning Recipes from America's State Fairs
The All-New Blue Ribbon Cookbook
Prize-Winning Recipes from America's State Fairs
Paperback      ISBN: 1557882703

Packed with recipes for down-home dishes, this cookbook contains the best blue ribbon-winning recipes from fairs across the country.

Southern Living Secrets of the Souths Best Barbecue
Southern Living Secrets of the Souths Best Barbecue
Paperback      ISBN: 0848731530

A huge compilation of delectable barbecue dishes features more than 580 recipes, along with fifty grilling techniques, party ideas, full-color photographs, instruction in the techniques of Southern barbecue, and "Pit Stops" that describe some of the region's most famous roadside barbecue eateries. Original. 35,000 first printing.