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My Life in France
Julia Child
1400043468
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. With Julia Child's death in 2004 at age 91, her grandnephew Prud'homme (The Cell Game) completed this playful memoir of the famous chef's first, formative sojourn in France with her new husband, Paul Child, in 1949. The couple met during WWII in Ceylon, working for the OSS, and soon after moved to Paris, where Paul worked for the U.S. Information Service. Child describes herself as a "rather loud and unserious Californian," 36, six-foot-two and without a word of French, while Paul was 10 years older, an urbane, well-traveled Bostonian. Startled to find the French amenable and the food delicious, Child enrolled at the Cordon Bleu and toiled with increasing zeal under the rigorous tutelage of éminence grise Chef Bugnard. "Jackdaw Julie," as Paul called her, collected every manner of...


Gourmet Wine Cooking, the Easy Way

0932664016


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The Gourmet Cookbook: More than 1,000 Recipes, over 60 Years in the Making
Ruth Reichl (Editor)
0618374086
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
When Gourmet magazine opened shop in 1941, it addressed a small epicurean audience. In those days, fine dining was French, seafood specialties always seemed to include cream and sherry, and game made the meal--or so the magazine preached. The bill of fare has changed since then, and fine dining now includes dishes from the world's four corners, commanded by a broad, food-aware audience. Over the years, Gourmet has chronicled all this, changing to reflect a wider, more democratized food scene that has also, paradoxically, raised the bar on what's expected of the average, too-busy cook. The Gourmet Cookbook is the most comprehensive of the magazine's recipe anthologies--a mega-tome offering more than 1,000 formulas drawn from Gourmet since its birth.

The statistics are indeed impressive: more than 100 hors d'oeuvre...



Gourmet Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from around the World
Lynn Alley
1580084893
October 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this volume, Alley (Lost Arts: A Celebration of Culinary Traditions) provides a montage of surprising and intriguing recipes-everything from White Truffle Risotto to Chocolate Chip Cookies-all of which are made in a slow cooker. Chapters are divided by country, and include France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Mexico and the U.S. According to Alley, signature meals, side dishes and even desserts from each of these countries, such as Chicken Mole from Mexico, Eggplant and Pea Curry from India, Pork with Prunes from France and Anise Biscotti from Italy, can be made simply in one pot. Alley includes drink recommendations with each recipe. These are generally wine pairings (with Provencal Beef Stew, "a Cotes de Provence rose or medium-bodied red table wine would do well") but the author refrains from going over the...


Gourmet Shops of Paris : An Epicurean Tour

2080304720


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From Publishers Weekly
Warning: don't open this book if you're hungry. Its photographs of confections and chocolates, cakes, teas and coffees, breads, cheeses, caviar, truffles, wines and other gourmet treats are so mouth-watering that they're tempting even if you've just eaten. Rival, a food and wine writer for the fashion magazine Citizen K, and Sarramon, whose photographs have appeared in many European magazines, unveil images of gourmet Paris: sumptuous boutiques where confectioners compress chocolate eggs into cube shapes and pastry shops whose "spring 2004 collections" include pistachio sponges filled with bitter chocolate cream. Although there's a significant amount of text, the real draw is the photos, full-color tributes to the booty found in dozens of the city's gourmet temples. There are no street-side crepe booths, chestnut...


The Bath Gourmet
Rhonda Van
0762418273
May 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Whether they’re seeking to soothe themselves, cure pains, relax, romance a partner or even have a snack while getting clean, bathers will find a recipe for the perfect bath in this DIY volume by enthusiastic bather Van. Most of Van’s recipes call for typical bath ingredients, such as baking soda and the ubiquitous Epsom salt. From there, bathers can add rosemary and fresh mint if they want to renew themselves; seaweed and sesame oil if they want to detoxify, energize and moisturize; or coconut oil and imitation rum extract (or even straight rum) to mend a "really bad mood." Helpful sidebars abound, explaining how to score cheap rose petals at the florist for the Ultimate Seduction Rose Bath, where to find canned coconut milk for the Tiki Tub, and how to pour rice into the foot of a stocking for the...


Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy: Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free with Less Fuss and Less Fat
Bette Hagman
0805065253
January 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Hagman, a pioneer in recipes made especially for celiacs and others allergic to wheat and gluten (see The Gluten-Free Gourmet, LJ 6/15/90, and More from the Gluten-Free Gourmet, LJ 6/15/93), has, in this book, added many new low-fat, quick-and-easy recipes. She lists the new bean flours (with sources for them) that can be used in her cake, pie, and cookie recipes and provides bread recipes for bread machines using these new wheat-free flours. Hagman also features recipes for every part of the meal, including stir-fry dinners and recipes for vegetarians; she does use a fair amount of cheese and eggs in these. Some of the recipes (such as mock apple pie filling with zucchini) would interest gourmets and cooks who like to experiment as well as those who find it necessary, healthwise, to adopt such a diet. Highly...


The Best of Gourmet
Gourmet Magazine
1400063647
May 2005
(Hardcover) - Anniv. Ed.
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Review
Grilling has come a long way in America over the past decade, and now Gourmet shows you how to fire up your grill in style with a Sizzle in the City dinner that applauds Latin flavors. Yuca chips, avocado jicama salsa, and pink daiquiris are a colorful beginning, then it’s on to grilled matambre (spinach-and-carrot-stuffed flank steak). Coconut tuile cones with passion-fruit ice cream add a final touch of chic to a very fashionable party. This is just one of the dozens of remarkable menus you’ll find in this volume of The Best of Gourmet.

And speaking of sophistication, this year’s Cuisines of the World section turns to San Francisco, a city that blends global cuisines for a taste all its own. Here you’ll find a celebration feast inspired by the vibrant Italian community of North...


Culinary Institute of America's Gourmet Meals in Minutes: Elegantly Simple Menus and Recipes from the World's Premier Culinary Institute
Ben Fink (Photographer)
0867309040
September 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Having trained thousands of professional chefs, the CIA addresses home cooks here in an effort to "cultivate a passion for cooking" despite today's hectic pace. With an emphasis on a multiplicity of ethnic flavors, the recipes are largely familiar and manageable. In fact, many of the simpler ones (Vichyssoise, Romaine and Grapefruit Salad with Walnuts and Stilton; Ratatouille; and Tiramisu) may be found in scores of other cookbooks. However, such dishes as Lobster and Roasted Red Pepper Salad, and Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Tomato Relish seem rather ambitious when described as "meals in minutes." And suggesting the use of premade phyllo dough as a prime ingredient in Fennel and Chorizo Strudels, or packaged puff pastry dough in Fresh Fruit Galette, undercuts the book's premise. Oddly for home cooking,...


Vegetable Love
Barbara Kafka
1579651682
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Barbara Kafka, inveterate food professional and cookbook writer, she of Roasting: A Simple Art, Soup: A Way of Life, and Microwave Gourmet among others, now brings us the last word on vegetables with the awe-inspiring and massive Vegetable Love: A Book for Cooks. This book has 200 pages dedicated simply to background information on vegetables--buying and storing, cutting, basic cooking techniques, yields and equivalences, etcetera. And then there are the recipes, all 750 of them!

She's a canny lass, Barbara Kafka, with as much respect for the culture of vegetables as for their preparation and cooking, and has divided Vegetable Love into four basic sections: Vegetables of the New World; Vegetables of the Mediterranean Basin, Europe, and the Arab World; Vegetables of Asia and Africa; and, Citizens of...



The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook: Two Hundred Gourmet & Homestyle Recipes for the Food Allergic Family
Cybele Pascal
1890612456
December 15, 2005
Paperback
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Library Journal, June, 2005
Offers real-life suggestions on how to adapt to the food-allergic lifestyle. Highly recommended for public libraries.

Eric Chivian M.D. -- Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School
Food allergies,...are becoming a major public health problem. There is an urgent need for a cookbook like this.

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History in a Glass: Sixty Years of Wine Writing from Gourmet
Ruth Reichl (Editor)
0679643125
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Gourmet's editor-in-chief peers into the archives for an intriguing perspective on wine-making history since the magazine's 1941 founding. Reichl culls from a cornucopia of famous food writers—Gerald Asher, James Beard, Frank Schoonmaker—and bares an unabashed boosterism for American wines. As Schoonmaker notes in a series of shimmering early pieces, American vintners had a grand opportunity for growth during the war years, with eminent French chateaux under German control, and yet American viticulture was still reeling from the abuses of Prohibition. Moreover, American vintners resisted using indigenous grape varieties, ignoring "the greatest natural grape-growing area on the earth's surface." With time, the second "American Revolution" was achieved, as Hugh Johnson and Frederick S. Wildman Jr. note...


The New Joy of Sex: A Gourmet Guide to Lovemaking in the Nineties
Alex Comfort
0671778595
January 1992
Paperback
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Book Review
First published in 1972, The Joy of Sex quickly became a milestone in the literature of sex and love, selling millions of copies. Witty, wise, uninhibited, its daring combination of words and illustrations opened the floodgates to the frank and exuberant discussion of sex that was the first hallmark of the sexual revolution. Now, at a time when understanding of sexual issues ranges from confusion to fear, Alex Comfort gives us a completely revised edition of this classic, proving beyond a doubt that sex is still joyful. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
The classic best-seller that is still the standard in its field. Illustrations. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Gourmet Toaster Oven
Lynn Alley
1580086594
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Toaster ovens aren’t just for browning your bagel or warming up frozen pizza anymore. Lynn Alley, author of THE GOURMET SLOW COOKER, is earning a name for herself by finding unconventional and imaginative ways to prepare gourmet meals at home. In THE GOURMET TOASTER OVEN, she reveals why toaster ovens are ideal for creating simple yet sophisticated meals: they take up less space, use less energy, preheat quickly, and are cheaper than convection ovens. They also let you cook small meals more efficiently and provide additional oven space for side dishes when cooking a large meal. In this beautifully photographed book, Alley offers 50 breakfast, lunch, appetizer, dinner, and goodie recipes designed to serve two, promising incredible meals hot out of your (toaster) oven.

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Gluten-Free Gourmet Bakes Bread: More than 200 Wheat-Free Recipes
Bette Hagman
0805060782
January 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Anyone suffering from an allergy to wheat will find Hagman's newest book a godsend. The author of three earlier gluten-free cookbooks (e.g., The Gluten-Free Gourmet), she tested and retested recipes to come up with dozens of yeast breads and quick breads, rolls and muffins, crackers, and more for those who would otherwise be deprived of their "daily bread." Most of these recipes can be made either in a bread machine or by hand, and many are suitable for those with other allergies or dietary needs as well. Strongly recommended. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist
For people with genetically induced celiac disease, finding breads safe to eat presents significant challenges, since the very...


The Breakfast Cereal Gourmet
David Hoffman
0740750291
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ever since the first bowl was poured more than a century ago, people the world over have craved cereal. The Breakfast Cereal Gourmet celebrates this morning meal pop culture icon, serving up over 30 original recipes that utilize the likes of Kix, Trix, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Chex, and Cheerios as a primary ingredient. The 128 full-color pages are filled with images of vintage packaging and original advertising, mixed with little-known cereal facts, figures, anecdotes, and history-all packaged in a format to look like a cereal box. But at its core are the recipes. And Cap'n Crunch Crab Cakes, Lucky Charmed Utah Lamb, Shredded Shrimp (with Pineapple Mango Salsa), Mocha-Cocoa Towers, and Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream are among the delicious five-star offerings (many from noted chefs such as Rick Bayless, Gale Gand, and...


Grand Livre de Cuisine
Alain Ducasse
2848440007
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An Alain Ducasse BookWorld-renowned French chef Alain Ducasse believes that food arouses all the senses. In this sumptuous book, he takes us on a culinary journey for both eye and palate. Here he shares the culinary experience, knowledge, and love of ingredients he has refined over the past 25 years.

Today, Ducasse feeds his passion for cooking through restaurants all over the world and a professional-level cooking school. He is now ready to bring his know-how and enthusiasm to American professional chefs and experienced home cooks, providing 700 recipes from French and Mediterranean cuisine that incorporate 100 basic ingredients and use 10 major cooking styles. Each dish is described in full, with recipes for accompaniments included; complete instructions for plating the entire dish are given as well. An...


Freezer Cooking Manual from 30 Day Gourmet: A Month of Meals Made Easy
Nanci Slagle
0966446755
July 2004
Hardcover
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Family Fun Magazine, September, 2003
Beginners and experienced freezer cooks alike love this book!

Karen Smith, Amarillo Daily News, 2002
The 30 Day Gourmet system gets a meal factory going in the kitchen! A great idea whose time has come.

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The Raw Gourmet
Nomi Shannon
0920470483
March 1999
Paperback
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Harvey Diamond, Author of Fit For Life
"Bravo to Nomi Shannon who has filled a crucial need... an inspiration..."

from Foreword to The Raw Gourmet, by Brian Clement, Director Hippocrates Health Institute
"Foods that are fun and foods that heal were once... incompatible...[no more!]...delectable... power-charged cuisine."

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The Gluten-Free Gourmet, Second Edition
Bette Hagman
0805064842
Jan 2000
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
The more than 100,000 Americans allergic to wheat are usually deprived of Sourdough Bread, Butterscotch Brownies, and all the other favorite dishes Hagman has created without using gluten. Her recipes use flours other than wheat flour, but they are generally uncomplicated and quick to prepare--suitable even for those noncooks who have been craving their forbidden foods. There are few other cookbooks in this area; recommended for all special collections.Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Bon Appetit
"The Gluten-free Gourmet offers delicious relief for anyone who is allergic to wheat [and] who are intolerant to the gluten."

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Storm Gourmet: A Guide to Creating Extraordinary Meals without Electricity
Daphne Nikolopoulos
1561643343
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This book proves that, with a little planning and minimal effort, you can eat surprisingly well during power outages. In hurricane season, this book is a crucial resource. It can be used for any emergency or anytime you are without power. And you can use this book for quick, easy meals anytime, especially for camping or for quick summer meals. You will find shopping lists for creating the ultimate emergency pantry; more than 70 recipes using nonperishable and shelf-stable food items; suggested menus for quick, well-balanced meals; a practical guide to growing a storm-proof herb garden; advice, tips, and anecdotes about weathering the storm. The 12-page color insert displays the colorful and appetizing—yes, gourmet!—meals that can be prepared from canned goods with some fresh ingredients.

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The New Gas Grill Gourmet, Updated and expanded : Great Grilled Food for Everyday Meals and Fantastic Feasts
A. Cort Sinnes
1558322825
May 25, 2005
Paperback
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FieryFoods.com
A myriad of epicurean adventures. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Wine@MSN.com
Easy-to-follow recipes and instructions that can turn any novice griller into an instant guru. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
Paul Stamets
1580081754
December 2000
Paperback
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