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The Best Light Recipe (The Best Recipe)
Editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine (Editor)
0936184973
March 1, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In an ongoing effort to bring readers the flakiest pie crusts and the most tender of meat loafs, the mad scientists at Cook's Illustrated subject recipes to endless tests in order to find out exactly how much cream the perfect corn chowder requires or how much salt the perfect veal roast needs. In this cookbook, they turn their attention to light versions of their favorite recipes, using the same trial-and-error method to devise healthier finished products. The recipes in this book are middle-American classics such as Chicken Pot Pie, Crab Cakes and Spaghetti and Meatballs. For the most part, these dishes taste as luxurious as their full-fat siblings-the pot pie is tender and creamy, the crab cakes are dense with lump crabmeat and the spaghetti and meatballs are hard to stop eating. Even desserts are terrific,...


Giada's Family Dinners
Giada de Laurentiis
030723827X
April 2006
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
Fans of the Food Network's Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis will love Giada's Family Dinners an even more accessible (if this is possible) cookbook designed to help families enjoy easy, delicious, authentic Italian meals. Simple and elegant, the recipes range from the quick fix to the family feast, and include plenty of desserts. And, those of you who felt that the only flaw in Giada's first book was that it lacked a chapter on soups will want to fire up the range and get your pots ready for 7 delicious and easy soup recipes. Exclusive Video from Giada De Laurentiis


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Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bakehouse
Kaye Hansen
1400080584
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Come holiday time, there’s no better way to celebrate than by baking up some special cookies. In Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bakehouse, mother-daughter bakers Kaye and Liv Hansen share their most enchanting cookies, from simple to showstoppingly beautiful. These irresistibly pretty cookies are perfect for snacking and gifting, decorating the tree, and, of course, leaving for Santa.

And they are definitely not your grandmother’s cookies! With both classic and creative flavor combinations and adorable designs, the Hansens’ cookies have been pleasing loyal customers at their cozy upstate New York bakery for years. Now they bring their customers’ favorite recipes home to you. Kaye handles the baking, imbuing the cookies with the traditional flavors of Christmas, like cinnamon,...


Baking Illustrated
Cook's Illustrated Magazine Staff
0936184752
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
The mysteries of cream of tartar revealed! How to make maximum use of blackening bananas! The hidden meaning of folding in dry ingredients until just blended! Perfect pie crusts for perfect fools! It's all here in Baking Illustrated, from banana bread to pecan bars, and everything imaginable in between--500-plus pages of densely packed, illustration rich, photo finished information all devoted to baking. Tools, techniques, ingredients, tips, and perfect, tested recipes.

There's cooking and there's baking, and the two should never be confused. Good cooks are ever commendable. Good bakers, on the other hand, have something about them bigger than skill or imagination, something that reaches back to the beginning of agriculture and the first inklings of civilization. Good bakers are their own mystic society. So hats off to...



The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook: Featuring More Than 1,200 Kitchen-Tested Recipes

0936184876
bound - October 1, 2005
Ring-bound
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Book Review
Over time, twin enterprises Cook's Illustrated magazine and America's Test Kitchen have published many books dedicated to providing exhaustively tested recipes--"best" versions of traditional dishes plus definitive takes on kitchen equipment and ingredients. Some series readers have complained of endlessly recycled or rejiggered recipes; others take each book at face value, finding the formulas and cooking insights good and helpful. America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, which calls itself a cookbook, cooking school, and kitchen reference in one, offers over 1,200 approachable recipes for a very wide range of dishes--from "weekday" fare like Creamy Rice Casserole, Cheesy Nachos with Spicy Beef, and Skillet Lasagna, to dressier recipes, including Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Red Wine Rosemary Sauce, Roasted Trout...


Martha Moth Makes Socks
Cambria Evans
0618557458
April 24, 2006
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-Martha Moth has invited her friends Flit and Flora over to celebrate her birthday. At the store, she picks up a fabulous polka-dot scarf, two itchy socks, a misshapen sweater, and two varieties of yarn-a dream feast for a moth. As Martha begins to cook dinner, she samples the scarf-and within seconds has gulped it down entirely. The same thing happens as she prepares the other items. With each one she eats, the moth grows larger. Finally, she is left with two mismatched socks, no dust to sprinkle atop them for baking, and an extremely full belly. All is saved when her friends arrive with a birthday present-her favorite type of dust. The whimsical pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations add just the right amount of cheeriness to this unusual tale. While not an essential purchase, it can be...


Taste of Home Celebrations Cookbook
Reader's Digest
0898214475
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2005
Cooking Light Editors
0848727975
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This ninth collectors’ edition includes every recipe—more than 900 total!—representing a year’s worth of Cooking Light, the world’s most widely read food magazine. Jammed with tips, nutrient analysis, photographs, food facts, and menu suggestions, you’ll be eating smart without sacrificing taste in no time. But Cooking Light goes way beyond basic menus by offering the latest scoop on food trends, international ingredients, tabletop style, and more. This handsome collection is triple-indexed so readers can find favorite recipes fast.


Lidia's Family Table: More Than 200 Fabulous Recipes to Enjoy Every Day-With Wonderful Ideas for Variations and Improvisations
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
1400040353
November 23, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Warm and calmly authoritative, Lidia Bastianich has won the trust of many cooks, who also devour her TV shows and books including Lidia's Italian Table and Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen. Lidia's Family Table also presents homey Italian fare--savory dishes like Cauliflower Soup with Poached Garlic Purée; Potato, Leek, and Bacon Ravioli; Skillet Green Beans with Gorgonzola; and Grilled Tuna Rollatini Under Tomato-Lemon Marinade--over 200 recipes in all. But Family Table is equally about technique; readers will find it crammed with instructive asides like "Using 'Pasta Water' to Make a Quick Sauce" (the water's starchiness can add body to sauces) and "Reduced Wine Vinegar for Vegetables" (heat-concentrated vinegar makes a deliciously mellow seasoning).

But the teaching doesn't stop there. Bastianich's discussions...



Essentially Lilly: A Guide to Colorful Holidays
Lilly Pulitzer
0060832444
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Queen of preppiness Lilly Pulitzer doesn't need an excuse to throw a party—heaven knows, her life in Palm Beach is, essentially, one continuous fete. But there are some traditional days when we honor a variety of occasions—"patriotic and religious, sentimental and silly"—that do warrant special observance, ergo this companion to Essentially Lilly, Pulitzer's first book on entertaining. Keeping the same format as that previous book, this holiday-themed guide pairs old photos of a spry young Lilly whooping it up with friends in days past, with newer shots of children searching for Easter eggs and opening presents under the tree, and cute sketches of partyers (everyone's "madly attractive" and decked in Lillyesque outfits). The text is chipper, as Lilly fondly remembers New Year's Eve bashes,...


A Baker's Field Guide to Holiday Candy & Confections
Dede Wilson
1558323090
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The third in the Baker's Field Guide series is authored by PBS-TV host and Bon Appetit contributing editor Wilson. Determined to represent the world of sweets, she nonetheless devotes the majority of the more than 70 recipes to those of U.S. origin; after all, we do consume 25 pounds of candy per person each year. Yet there is a goodly handful of non-American confections, including monlach from Israel, Brazilian pumpkin candy, and a coconut-cashew burfi from India, among others. Organized by major and minor holidays (with a scattered ringer like National Licorice Day), each recipe is well positioned for the novice or experienced baker. Instructions usually feature field notes (hints and anecdotes), habitat (country of origin), life span (the retention time), type, and specific characteristics--for...


The New York Times Passover Cookbook: More than 200 Holiday Recipes from Top Chefs and Writers
Linda Amster
0688155901
March 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Finally, you can put aside those yellowed newspaper clippings this holiday! The New York Times Passover Cookbook collects almost 50 years' worth of delicious Seder recipes from the Times and its contributors, from Florence Fabricant's Classic Gefilte Fish to Barry Wine's Tsimmes Terrine. With more than 200 recipes, the book travels around the world of Jewish cuisine, from Artichokes, Sephardic Style--a spicy, fried, Egyptian dish--to Mississippi Praline Macaroons, a recipe that traveled with its originator from Vienna, Austria, to Natchez, Mississippi. Because the book includes recipes from both Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions, editor Linda Amster notes that the ingredients in some recipes may not be acceptable to other communities (for example, the allspice in Claudia Roden's Matzoh-Meat Pie perfectly reflects its...


Saving Dinner for the Holidays
Leanne Ely
034547807X
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Don’t Just Celebrate–Relax!

We all know that holidays are meant to be fun. But for the cook planning the feast, the holidays can inspire dread. Feeding the family on a daily basis is hard enough. Making the meal both special and delicious can raise the bar out of sight.

In Saving Dinner for the Holidays bona fide Dinner Diva Leanne Ely will show you that festive meals can be as easy and relaxing as they are tasty. She plans the menus, provides comprehensive, itemized shopping lists that are organized by supermarket section, includes heirloom recipes, and even includes the all-important timeline so that your party goes off without a hitch. She also gives you a big helping hand in the kitchen and offers tips on how to make your table sparkle with warmth and beauty.

There’s a...


Cooking at Home With America's Test Kitchen
John Burgoyne (Illustrator), et al
0936184892
November 30, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. This excellent companion to PBS's America's Test Kitchen series makes it possible to develop a season's worth of expertise without ever tuning in. On the show, the ATK team works out the science behind popular dishes, eliminating guesswork for the at-home chef. Chapters are broken up by episode, like "Cooking With Squash," which includes recipes for Butternut Squash Risotto and Butternut Squash Soup. While there are ideas for creative variations—a sprinkle of curry or cinnamon croutons to spice up the soup, for instance—it's the hearty, relatively simple classics like Roast Turkey and Blueberry Cobbler that get the most airtime. Indeed, these are exceptional renditions with thorough instruction, though many of these recipes will be familiar to readers of Cook's Illustrated and the...


Little Black Book of Holiday Cheer
Virginia Reynolds
159359996X
July 2005
Other Format
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Chocolate Holidays
Alice Medrich
1579652905
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The beloved Alice Medrich, renowned for the impeccably written and tested recipes that have three times earned her Cookbook of the Year honors—most recently from the IACP for BitterSweet—offers fifty stellar, amazing-tasting chocolate desserts, each a little jewel of elegance and simplicity. Chocolate Holidays unlocks the secrets of our favorite sweet.

Turning her attention to the year’s most special occasions—New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays and anniversaries, Hanukkah and Christmas, and every day in between—Medrich has created dozens of memorable desserts that will help to make the traditions and memories of your celebrations all the more unforgettable.

Whether your holiday festivities are large or small, whether you tend to the homey or the glitzy,...


Southern Living Christmas Cookbook
Southern Living Editors
0848730151
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Pretty enough to put out on the coffee table, the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook is sure to win the hearts of the world+s most discriminating cooks. Packed with scrumptious recipes, decorating tips, and entertaining know-how, its innovative holiday fare includes breakfast -anytime,+ Christmas munchies, and add-a-dish recipes for surprise guests. Sumptuous photography and stunning presentations make this handsome volume a pleasure to read, a pleasure to hold, and a pleasure to hand down for generations to come.


Matzoh Ball Gumbo : Culinary Tales of the Jewish South
Marcie Cohen Ferris
0807829781
October 10, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Many traditional Southern foods—pulled-pork barbecue, crab cakes, fried oyster po' boys, to name a few—violate traditional Jewish dietary laws, which forbid the consumption of pork and shellfish. What's a Southern Jew to do? Anthropological historian Ferris (UNC–Chapel Hill) answers that question in a gustatory tour of the Jewish South. She uncovers many dishes that blend Jewish and Southern foodways (recipes included for such tasties as Temple Israel Brisket and Cornmeal-Fried Fish Fillets with Sephardic Vinagre Sauce). Ferris sees food as a symbol that encompasses the problem of how Jews live in a region dominated by Christians: "The most tangible way to understand Jewish history and culture in the South is at the dinner table." Cynics will wonder if a Jewish kugel (noodle casserole) prepared...


The Christmas Cookie Deck
Lou Seibert Pappas
0811843440
Sept 2004

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Review
'Tis the season to make cookies, and 'tis the job of the Christmas Cookie Deck to make the baking both convenient and fun. Pop this deck into someone's stocking and hope it's a gift that keeps on giving—in the form of treats for you. Each card offers a recipe for a different holiday sweet and a photo of the finished confection, with 50 recipes in all. Your giftee can whip up a globe-trotting assortment—Viennese marzipan bells, Scottish coriander shortbread stars, Norwegian lace cookies—or focus on a single ingredient, such as ginger or chocolate. When the sturdy cards get covered in flour fingerprints, he or she can easily wipe them off, and the box that holds them guarantees there will be no need to turn the kitchen upside down looking for a recipe. The only real challenge for the baker will be deciding which...


Cover & Bake (A Best Recipe Classics)
Editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine (Editor)
0936184809
September 30, 2004
Hardcover
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The New York Times, December 8, 2004
". . . .makes one-dish dinners a reality for average cooks, with honest ingredients and detailed make-ahead instructions."

Book Description
With Cover & Bake, the editors at Cook’s Illustrated set out to revive the venerable casserole. From Turkey Tetrazzini and Chicken Divan to Crab Imperial and Hoppin’ John, casserole cooking represents the ingenuity and practicality of the American cook. In Cover & Bake, the editors set out to investigate the old standards and in the process have re-imagined the art of the one-dish meal to meet the demands of today’s cook. Here you will find classic assemble and bake casseroles like Macaroni and Cheese and Creamy Chicken and Rice as well as more inventive dishes like Mediterranean Chicken Bake and Polenta...


Thanksgiving Entertaining
Lou Seibert Pappas
074327850X
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Thanksgiving EntertainingThanksgiving is perhaps the most American holiday of all, a celebration of beloved foods, and customs that evoke happy memories of good times shared with family and friends. Williams-Sonoma Thanksgiving Entertaining is a complete guide to creating those favorite traditions in your own home. Equal parts cookbook and how-to manual, it presents five menus for entertaining over the Thanksgiving weekend, including three distinctive ideas for the holiday feast.Fot traditionalists, there is a classic New England Thanksgiving dinner featuring roasted turkey with pan gravy and all the trimmings, including an old-fashioned oyster stuffing,, cranberry relish, and buttery mashed potatoes. A contemporary California-style holiday menu showcases a butterflied turkey and light, seasonal...


The Adventure of Christmas: Helping Children Find Jesus in Our Holiday Traditions
Lisa Whelchel
1590520890
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The ADVENTure of Christmas is a guide for moms concerned that their children are losing sight of Jesus in the midst of the distractions the holiday season brings. Lisa Whelchel was such a mom, but instead of abandoning the traditions of Christmas she rediscovered their original meanings, which were intended to remind people of God's unfathomable gift. Hanging lights on the house, wrapping gifts, and decorating the tree have become opportunities to teach her children about how they relate to Jesus' birth. With The ADVENTure of Christmas, mothers can redeem what's been lost from the very symbols that are gentle reminders of the true meaning of Christmas.

About the Author
Lisa Whelchel, a native Texan and a Grammy-nominated vocalist and songwriter, is best known for...


Fruits of the Harvest
Eric V. Copage
0060833246
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays offers more than 125 treasured recipes from people of African descent all over the world: Jerked Pork Chops and Fresh Papaya Chutney from Jamaica; New-Fashioned Fried Chicken, a dish from the Deep South; and Tiebou Dienne, Senegalese herb-stuffed fish steaks with seasoned rice. In addition to main courses, there are recipes for a full range of dishes, from appetizers to soups, salads, side dishes, vegetables, breads, beverages, and, of course, desserts. Fried Okra, Antiguan Pepper Pot, Ambrosia Salad and Potato Salad, Garlic-Chedder Grits Soufflé, Caipirinha, and Sweet Potato Tarts in Peanut Butter Crusts are but a few of the delights featured here.

And along the way, learn about African American culture, including the seven...



Cooking Light Holiday Cookbook
Cooking Light Editors
0848730046
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is one present you’ll definitely want to open early—the first-ever holiday cookbook from Cooking Light magazine, the world’s most widely read food magazine. No one likes to scrimp around the holidays—now you can stay on track and still dazzle friends and family with memorable holiday feasts and delectable treats. Share the joy with everything you need for seasonal cooking—and less—from Cooking Light. Features: * Brighten—and lighten!—with this first-ever holiday cookbook from Cooking Light * More than 350 seasonal recipes * Beat holiday stress and save time with super-quick menus and make-ahead meals * Holiday Helpers special section: serving tips, table settings, decorations, and more * 50 clever gifts from your kitchen with festive packaging ideas * Beyond the Bird:...


Good Luck Life : The Essential Guide to Chinese American Celebrations and Culture
Rosemary Gong
0060735368
February 1, 2005
Paperback
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Martin Yan
"Good Luck Life is a cultural treasure chest - it’s a wonderful legacy to pass on to future generations."

Ming Tsai, Food Network chef and author of Simply Ming
"Good Luck Life is a great resource to Chinese traditions and celebrations, offering explanations of the customs and their symbolism."

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Kosher by Design: Picture-Perfect Food for the Holidays & Every Day
Susie Fishbein
1578197074
May 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Fishbein, editor of the highly popular and successful Kosher Palette, has produced a cookbook focusing on elegant kosher cuisine that is easy to produce by the modern at-home cook. She precedes each section with a description of a festival and its customs, and includes a suggested menu and kosher wine list. Interspersed with vibrant color photographs, the recipes make full use of the growing range of kosher ingredients available, and she has no compunction in saving time and effort by using store-bought sauces in some dishes, such as Tarragon Chicken. Traditional recipes also appear, but are usually given a new twist-the visually pleasing Tri-color Gefilte Fish once again utilizes a store-bought item but enhances both it and the conventional presentation by layering to make a terrine. Useful tips are added where...


Perfect Vegetables: Part of "The Best Recipe" Series
Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine (Editor)
0936184698
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Perfect Vegetables is the work of Cook's Illustrated magazine, a publication devoted to providing the "best" American recipes. Like the magazine, from which its contents is largely drawn, the book offers super-tested recipes--as many as 18 tries for stuffed tomatoes, for example--for an A to Z vegetable range, artichokes to zucchini. The book also includes dozens of technique and equipment notes ("Stir-Fry Basics," is one), plus a short section on vegetable soups. An impressive recipe range is here and accounted for--classic dishes like grilled eggplant and braised fennel, plus "newer" formulas for the likes of Grilled Red Peppers with Mint and Feta and Glazed Curried Carrots with Currants and Almonds. Are these the ultimate versions of the dishes included? Certainly they represent exhaustive investigation--and most cooks...


Merry Christmas from Kentucky
Michelle Stone
0913383562
Oct 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Merry Christmas from Kentucky is a wonderful collection of recipes perfect for the holiday season- or anytime. This book offers up easy-to-prepare recipes for fun-filled holiday festivities.

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