• America's Test Kitchen The America's Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook
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    With a good recipe guiding the way, homemade is always better. So why should today's home cooks stop at dinner? In this groundbreaking new cookbook from America's Test Kitchen, our editors and test cooks walk home cooks step-by- step through more than 100 of their favorite D.I.Y. kitchen projects, showing why everything from ketchup and corn chips to goat cheese and prosciutto turn out better when you do it yourself. Another bonus: When you're in control, you can customize your D.I.Y. projects to suit your own taste. Want smokier bacon, tangier yogurt, or spicier mustard? America's Test Kitchen shows you how it's done right. Our D.I.Y. projects are backed by the authority of the test kitchen. Let's face it: When you're investing your time and money in any kitchen project, you want great results guaranteed. With the experienced team at America's Test Kitchen leading the way, there will be no guesswork. Every recipe in this book has been kitchen-tested to ensure that it s not only manageable and fun for home cooks but, more important, also foolproof. Stunning photography and detailed captions explain every step in every recipe. If you've always thought that making mozzarella, curing pancetta, and brewing beer sound intimidating, try our recipes. The combination of easy- to-follow photography capturing the recipe process and clear, approachable first-person captions by the recipes authors puts home cooks at ease. You'll also discover what inspires the people behind America s Test Kitchen the test cooks, editors, and staffers as they share the stories behind their recipes development. A wide variety of D.I.Y. projects means that there s something here for everyone. Unlike typical D.I.Y. books that focus on one category, this book delivers a wide variety of projects, from jams and pickles like Grandma used to make to artisanal cheeses and cured meats that you usually have to pay top dollar for at a specialty shop. You'll even learn how to make many of your favor- ite store-bought guilty pleasures (think potato chips and chocolate sandwich cookies). The test kitchen has also developed recipes for beverages like root beer, cold-brew coffee, and vermouth. There's something here for all interests and skill levels, whether you're a seasoned pro or simply a curious cook. Book Details: Format: Paperback. Pages: 386.
  • Harper Collins The French Kitchen Cookbook: Paris & Provence-16 ounces, 1x1x1
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    With The French Kitchen Cookbook, culinary legend Patricia Wells invites home cooks into her life in France, makingthe fresh and delicious recipes from her popular classes available to fans who dream of experiencing their own gastronomic adventure in the world's culinary capital. Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated with stunning color photos, The French Kitchen Cookbook is a compilation and reflection on what she and her students have learned. Patricia Wells's meticulously written recipes express the basics—the rules that will help anyone become a better cook, while providing the deep satisfaction that comes from creating exquisite food from the freshest ingredients. Here are some of her best recipes for appetizers, desserts, and everything in between, dishes inspired by the vibrant Provencal countryside and the bustle of Parisian life, including Miniature Onion and Goat Cheese Tatins, Zucchini and Basil Veloute, Fricassee of Chicken with Fennel, Capers, Tomatoes and Sausage, and Apricot Lavender Honey Sorbet. Book Details: Format: Hardcover. Pages: 320.
  • Clarkson Potter The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Kitchen
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    In all of Frances Mayes's bestselling memoirs about Tuscany, food plays a starring role. This cuisine transports, comforts, entices, and speaks to the friendly, genuine, and improvisational spirit of Tuscan life. Both cooking and eating in Tuscany are natural pleasures. In her first-ever cookbook, Frances and her husband, Ed, share recipes that they have enjoyed over the years as honorary Tuscans: dishes prepared in a simple, traditional kitchen using robust, honest ingredients. A toast to the experiences they've had over two decades at Bramasole, their home in Cortona, Italy, this cookbook evokes days spent roaming the countryside for chestnuts, green almonds, blackberries, and porcini; dinner parties stretching into the wee hours, and garden baskets tumbling over with bright red tomatoes. Lose yourself in the transporting photography of the food, the people, and the place, as Frances's lyrical introductions and headnotes put you by her side in the kitchen and raising a glass at the table. From Antipasti (starters) to Dolci (desserts), this cookbook is organized like a traditional Italian dinner. Frances and Ed also share their tips on stocking your pantry, pairing wines with dishes, and choosing the best olive oil. Learn their time-tested methods for hand rolling pasta and techniques for coaxing the best out of seasonal ingredients with little effort. Format: Hardcover. Pages: 224.
  • Ten Speed Press Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Modern Flavors
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    When author Andrea Nguyen's family was airlifted out of Saigon in 1975, one of the few belongings that her mother hurriedly packed for the journey was her small orange notebook of recipes. Thirty years later, Nguyen has written her own intimate collection of recipes, INTO THE VIETNAMESE KITCHEN, an ambitious debut cookbook that chronicles the food traditions of her native country. Robustly flavored yet delicate, sophisticated yet simple, the recipes include steamy pho noodle soups infused with the aromas of fresh herbs and lime; rich clay-pot preparations of catfish, chicken, and pork; classic bánh mì sandwiches; and an array of Vietnamese charcuterie. Nguyen helps readers shop for essential ingredients, master core cooking techniques, and prepare and serve satisfying meals, whether for two on a weeknight or 12 on a weekend.Reviews. "Andrea Nguyen may be to Vietnamese food what Julia Child was to French fare and Barbara Tropp to Chinese cuisine."—Chicago Tribune"Best for: Anyone who wants to fall in love—truly, madly, deeply—with Vietnamese food."—San Jose Mercury News"[A] smart, soulful collection of Vietnamese recipes."—Saveur"A comprehensive take on a delicate yet dynamic cuisine."—Philadelphia Inquirer"No other author has presented such a detailed account of the culinary abilities of Vietnamese home cooks, and subjects like the role of pickled vegetables and the techniques of charcuterie have never been so clearly explained for a wide audience."—New York Times"Only now is Vietnamese food culture getting the attention it deserves, and a book of this beauty and seriousness will do much to explain the origins, traditions, and refinement of the country's cuisine."—John Mariani's Virtual Gourmet"Nguyen makes Vietnamese cuisine accessible with this extensive cookbook, which stretches from soup to charcuterie."—Houston Chronicle"An impressive, carefully researched, and thoroughly readable guide to Vietnamese food and culinary tradition."—Library Journal. Format: Hardcover. Pages: 352.
  • Random House Rao's Cookbook: 100+ Years of Italian Home Cooking
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    Rao's, the hundred-year-old restaurant with a mere ten tables tucked in a corner of East Harlem in what was once a legendary Italian neighborhood, is one of the most sought-after restaurants in all of Manhattan. Its tables are booked months in advance by regulars who go to enjoy what The New York Times calls its "exquisitely simple Italian cooking" from traditional recipes,many as old as Rao's itself. You may not get a table at Rao's, but now with this book you can prepare the best Italian home-style food in theworld in your own kitchen. Here for the first time are recipes for all of Rao's fabulous classics--its famous marinara sauce, seafood salad, roasted peppers with pine nuts and raisins, baked clams, lemon chicken, chicken scarpariello, and on and on.The recipes are accompanied by photographs that re-create Rao's magic and testimonials from loyal Rao's fans--from Woody Allen to Beverly Sills. Here too is a brief history of the restaurant by Nicholas Pileggi and a Preface by Dick Schaap. Both will convince you that what you have in your hands is a national treasure, a piece of history, and a collection of the best Italian American recipes you will ever find. Format: Hardcover. Pages: 182.
  • Chronicle Books From a Polish Country House Kitchen: 90 Recipes
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    With more than 150 splendid photographs, headnotes that illuminate Poland's vibrant food culture, and more than 90 recipes for classic and contemporary Polish food, this unique and fascinating cookbook brings an ignored cuisine to light. Pulitzer Prize-winner Anne Applebaum has lived in Poland since before the fall of communism, and this cookbook—nourished by her engagement with the culture and food of her adopted country—offers a tantalizing look into the turbulent history of this beautiful region. In a Polish Country House Kitchen celebrates long-distance friendships with a love of food at the core, bringing the good, sustaining foods of Anne's Polish country home into kitchens the world over. Format: Hardcover. Pages: 288.
  • St. Martin's Press Ciao Italia Family Classics: 200+ Recipes
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    A beautifully conceived cookbook representing the best of Italian cooking brought to us by the trusted host of the longest-running television cooking show in America. On Ciao Italia, which has been airing on PBS for more than twenty years, Mary Ann Esposito has taught millions of fans how to cook delicious, authentic Italian dishes. In her previous books, she has shown us how to make a quick meal with just five ingredients, helped us get dinner on the table in just thirty minutes, and encouraged us to slow down and take it easy in the kitchen while re-creating the rich aromas of Italy. Now Mary Ann returns to her family's humble beginnings to bring us a treasure trove of more than 200 time-honored recipes. They represent traditional, everyday foods that she regards as culinary royalty—always admired, respected, and passed down through generations. Even better, they are easy to make and guaranteed to please. Georgeously designed with appetizing full-color photographs of recipes and homespun essays about Italian cooking and family traditions throughout, Ciao Italia Family Classics will have fans old and new pulling it off the shelf again and again. Format: Hardcover. Pages: 464 pages.
  • Harvard Common Press The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook: 200+ Recipes
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    "Here's another cookbook I'm very, very, very, very excited about. Kathy Strahs has tackled the subject of panini in the most delicious way. I had the pleasure of getting an advanced peek at her book, and I absolutely died at every page. I couldn't believe the incredibly delectable panini variations she came up with...and I couldn't believe how ravenous I was when I finished flipping through the pages." -Ree Drummond, award-winning creator of The Pioneer Woman website, and bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Kathy Strah's THE ULTIMATE PANINI PRESS COOKBOOK is the first and last word on making the most of a home panini press or counter-top grill. In over 200 recipes and with 100 color photographs, Kathy shows readers how to use this versatile kitchen appliance to make more than just sandwiches and panin (although there is ample recipe inspiration for both), but also dozens of main-course, easy-to-prepare meals that are great for busy home cooks and families. Kathy includes classics like Croque Monsieur and Reuben panini as well as imaginative creations like a Grilled Asparagus and Prosciutto panini and Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas. There are smaller appetizer panini as well, and a host of breakfast and brunch sandwiches. Beyond the panini, Kathy shows off the creativity of the panini press to make such things as chicken satay, jerk pork tenderloin, and even grilled fish tacos. An inventive chapter on desserts includes an amazing way to make homemade ice-cream cones in a panini machine, along with creative after-dinner options such as Grilled Pears with Honey-Whipped Greek Yogurt and Toasted Almonds. Home cooks looking to get more from their panini press will find inspiration on every page, and with Kathy's clear recipe instructions, and ample tips and advice included throughout the book, THE ULTIMATE PANINI PRESS COOKBOOK is an essential kitchen companion for making the most of the panini press. Format: Paperback. Pages: 288 pages.
  • Ten Speed Press Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard
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    Britain's foremost food writer Nigel Slater returns to the garden in this sequel to Tender, his acclaimed and beloved volume on vegetables. With a focus on fruit, Ripe is equal parts cookbook, primer on produce and gardening, and affectionate ode to the inspiration behind the book--Slater's forty-foot backyard garden in London. Intimate, delicate prose is interwoven with recipes in this lavishly photographed cookbook. Slater offers more than 300 delectable dishes--both sweet and savory--such as Apricot and Pistachio Crumble, Baked Rhubarb with Blueberries, and Crisp Pork Belly with Sweet Peach Salsa. With a personal, almost confessional approach to his appetites and gustatory experiences, Slater has crafted a masterful book that will gently guide you from the garden to the kitchen, and back again. Format: Hardcover. Pages: 600.
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  • Bantam Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook
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    Featuring over 1200 recipes--600 of them brand new--the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Bookhas been newly revised and updated, making American's favorite cookbook even more indispensable than ever. This Eleventh Edition is written specifically for the today's health-conscious cooks who are leading hectic and busy lives. With menu planning, cooking tips on low-fat and no-fat meals, and a guide to cooking terms, techniques and helpful hints from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen, this is a sourcebook for all who find themselves in the kitchen. The New Cook Book covers everything from cooking basics to canning and freezing, breads and cakes to fish and shellfish, and meat and poultry to soups and stews. There are recipes for sauces and relishes, and sumptuous cookies and desserts. In addition there is a new chapters on Beans, Rice and Grains and a special chapter on Grilling. Many of the recipes are designed for cooks on the go and preparation and cooking times are included for each recipe. Moreover, nutritional information is given for each recipes, and those low fat and no fat recipes are highlighted. For generations, novices and experienced cooks alike have relied on the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book for recipes that combine excellent flavor, ease of preparation, and balanced nutrition. Now completely revised and updated, America's bestselling cookbook promises to continue that tradition, Format: Paperback. Pages: 1168 pages.