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Seasonal Southwest Cooking
Barbara Pool Fenzl
0873588827
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Celebrity Chef and author Barbara Pool Fenzl reveals secrets and insights gained from her impressive culinary career and 36 years of Southwest living. In this beautiful compilation, she presents more than 150 original recipes that burst with the colors, textures, and flavors of the region—truly a masterpiece that pays homage to her Southwest Home. As a bonus, Fenzl offers complete seasonal menus to give entertainers ideas for serving sensational meals to groups of two to twenty. Share these elegantly simple meals with friends and family and enjoy all of the Southwest’s seasons.

About the Author
BARBARA POOL FENZL is a major figure on the American Culinary stage. She is the owner of Les Gourmettes Cooking School in Phoenix, established in 1983, and is a renowned...


Autumn from the Heart of the Home
Susan Branch
0316088668
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Susan Branch. Little, Brown, $25.95 (128p) ISBN 0-316-08866-8Branch, the author-illustrator of several cute books and calendars (Vineyard Seasons; The Summer Book; etc.), brings her enthusiasm for cooking, entertaining and decorating to the fall months. Her whimsical watercolors, hand-written recipes and reminiscences, and sentimental quotations decorate each page, making it difficult to figure out if this is a practical cookbook/entertaining guide or a visually appealing coffee-table book. The recipes, such as Orange Spiced Harvest Stew (with beef, red wine and vegetables, served in a pumpkin), Roasted Beet Salad with Creamy & Mild Blue Cheese Dressing, and Cranberry Apple Crisp, take advantage of the best nature has to offer. Although Branch includes chapters on Halloween and Thanksgiving, most of her 100...


Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table
Suzanne Goin
1400042151
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Suzanne Goins is the chef-owner of Lucques, an acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant noted for its Sunday meal service. Sunday Suppers at Luques presents 132 recipes from the restaurant, arranged by seasonal menus and thus by market availability, with the likes of Hawaiian Snapper with Green Rice and Cucumbers in Crème Fraîche; Saffron Chicken with Parmesan Pudding, Spring Onions and Sugar Snap Peas; Bistecca California with Peperonata, Baked Ricotta, and Lemon; and Young Onion Tart with Cantal, Applewood-Somked Bacon, and Herb Salad. Home cooks should find these deft, light-handed creations immediately attractive, if not always readily reproducible, as many call for special ingredients like the aforementioned snapper, Kaboca squash, and roncal, a Spanish sheep’s milk cheese, among many others. Reasonable...


The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market Cookbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Impeccable Produce Plus Seasonal Recipes
Christopher Hirsheimer, Peggy Knickerbocker
0811844625
February 23, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
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 cookbook—no matter where you live—each 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.

About the Author
Christopher Hirsheimer was executive editor of Saveur . Her...


Simple Soirees: Seasonal Menus for Sensational Dinner Parties
Peggy Knickerbocker
1584794607
October 2005
Hardcover
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Fine Cooking, Holidays, December 2005
Anyone who loves gathering friends around the table would be grateful to receive Peggy Knickerbocker’s new book.

Saveur, December 2005
Peggy convinces us that gatherings can be as appealing and effortless for the hosts as they are for the guests.

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Simply In Season (World Community Cookbook)
Mary Beth Lind, Cathleen Hockman-wert
0836192974
June 17, 2005
Plastic Comb
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Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet)
"This cookbook reflects a commitment to eat what is in season. Enjoy the flavors and gifts of this book."

Book Description
Not so long ago most fresh food on North American tables came from home gardens and local farmers markets. Today, the average item of food travels more than a thousand miles before it lands on our tables. It’s a remarkable technological accomplishment, but has not proven to be healthy for our communities, our land or us. Through stories and simple "whole foods" recipes, Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert explore how the food we put on our tables impacts our local and global neighbors. They show the importance of eating local, seasonal food—and fairly traded food—and invite readers to make choices that offer security...


Farmers' Market Round-The-Seasons Cookbook
Ysanne Spevack
1844760480
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The benefits of organic produce are widely known, and a wide and exciting choice is now availabel. In this fabulous collection of over 100 recipes, organic expert Ysanne Spevack shows how to make the most of fresh seasonal food from spring to winter.


Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish: 150 Easy, Low-Fat, High-Flavor Recipes
Dean Ornish
064166186X

Paperback
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Forever Summer (Style Network's) (Style Network's)
Nigella Lawson
1401300162
April 2, 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Setting the warm, relaxed tone befitting the season, U.K. food goddess Lawson (Nigella Bites) presents her newest volume as an ode to summer, to freshness, and, in gray weather, to a time to "conjure up the sun, some light, a lazy feeling of having all the wide-skied time in the world to sit back and eat warmly with friends." Befitting a book of simply prepared summer dishes, Lawson takes her inspiration from such warm climes as southern Europe, the Middle East and southeast Asia. For starters, Lawson offers Grilled Eggplant with Feta, Mint and Chilli, where the ingredients are rolled inside the thinly sliced eggplant, and then moves on to Flatbread Pizzas, whose dough is made with za'atar, a mixture of thyme, sumac and sesame. Her pastas and salads are innovative and wonderfully fresh, such as Linguine with...


At Home with Carolyne Roehm
Carolyne Roehm
0767908880
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Former fashion designer Carolyne Roehm is renowned for combining a keen appreciation of beauty with practical know-how. Now, with this gorgeously illustrated guide, readers can go behind the scenes of her memorable parties, learn her entertaining secrets, and visit the glamorous homes where she has dazzled her prominent guests.

Imparting fresh ideas and inspiration for knockout events on any budget, At Home with Carolyne Roehm follows the calendar’s seasons to provide year-round suggestions for place settings, floral arrangements, and menus. Emphasizing creativity and natural elements, Carolyne Roehm’s tips are not exclusively geared toward elegant functions: Picnics, cozy fireside meals for two, afternoon teas, and formal dinner parties are treated with equal verve. Drawing on...


Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection
Deborah Madison (Foreword), Jessica Prentice
1933392002
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
In Full Moon Feast , accomplished chef and passionate food activist Jessica Prentice champions locally grown, humanely raised, nutrient-rich foods and traditional cooking methods. The book follows the thirteen lunar cycles of an agrarian year, from the midwinter Hunger Moon and the springtime sweetness of the Sap Moon to the bounty of the Moon When Salmon Return to Earth in autumn. Each chapter includes recipes that display the richly satisfying flavors of foods tied to the ancient rhythm of the seasons. Prentice decries our modern food culture: megafarms and factories, the chemically processed ghosts of real foods in our diets, and the suffering—physical, emotional, cultural, communal, and spiritual—born of a disconnect from our food sources. She laments the system that is poisoning our bodies and our...


Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish: 150 Easy, Low-Fat, High-Flavor Recipes
Dean Ornish
0060928115
January 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Dr. Ornish provides 150 recipes for easy-to-prepare meals that are low in fat and cholesterol but rich in flavor...includes slimmed down versions of pizza, cake, french toast, and chili.

About the Author
Dean Ornish, M.D., is president and director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, CA. He is assistant clinical professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and an attending physician at California Pacific Medical Center.


Patricia Wells' Trattoria
Patricia Wells
0060936525
Oct 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"We instantly identify 'trattoria' with a simple, generous, full-flavored style of food," writes Wells ( Bistro Cooking ), and she was sufficiently impressed by trattoria cooking to travel through Italy for about a decade, looking for the best in family-owned and -operated restaurants. The 150 recipes collected here are the result, gathered from many trattorias and regions of the country, and the harvest is memorable, whether it is the sauces (red pesto, made with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, hot red pepper, olives, oil and herbs) or the desserts (toasted hazelnut cake) that most intrigue you. Wells covers appetizers, pasta, rice dishes, breads, meats, fish and more with down-to-earth dispatch and flair. ("Like so many popular dishes," she cautions, "eggplant Parmesan has been banalized," and she proposes a...


The Book of Whole Meals: A Seasonal Guide to Assembling Balanced Vegetarian Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners
Annemarie Colbin
0345332741
October 12, 1985
Paperback
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Review
"A pleasure to read."--Vegetarian Times

Review
"A pleasure to read."--Vegetarian Times

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Canyon Ranch Cooks
Barry Correia
1579548474
September 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Part nutrition guide, part kitchen primer, part healthy cookbook, this volume brings a taste of the tony Canyon Ranch spas to home cooks. The myth that healthy foods all taste like tree bark was exploded long ago, but the entries in this collection take healthy haute cuisine to new creative heights. And they should-guests of Canyon Ranch shell out big bucks, and executive chefs Correia and Uehlein need to dazzle accordingly. Few recipes are intimidating or exceedingly complicated; inventive combinations of fresh ingredients-Grapefruit and Sage Dressing, Raspberry Mustard-Crusted Chicken, Spiced Pear and Fig in Phyllo-are what make them stand out. Ninety artful, full-color photographs demonstrate how exquisite healthy foods can look. Many dishes can be prepared in 30 minutes or less (and these are helpfully...


Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Gifts in a Jar Kit with Sticker and Cards and Other
Better Homes and Gardens
0696223597
Nov 2004

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Book Description
Perfect book plus kit for creating thoughtful seasonal or house-warming gifts, or just to give as a gift itself.

The book is filled with clever jar crafting ideas and tempting gift-in-a-jar recipes plus ideas for making paper gift tags and tips for inspiring kids to craft with jars.

The kit also includes the decorative supplies readers need to add personal handmade touches to their gift projects.

Jar Gifts from the Kitchen projects include ready-to-serve goodies and layered mixes like Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies Mix, Lemon Tea Bread Mix, Caramel Rum sauce, and Spicy Barbecue Rub.

Jar Gifts from the Crafting Table projects inlcude elegant fabric-wrapped vases, textured canisters, seasonal candles, playful banks.



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:...


A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen : Easy Seasonal Dishes for Family and Friends
Jack Bishop
0618239979
May 21, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Cook's Illustrated executive editor Bishop largely succeeds in removing the tarnish from vegetarian cooking, sharing simple, seasonal dishes that make the lack of meat seem like an afterthought. Bishop's no-nonsense attitude toward tofu leads into a series of recipes that call for browning the tofu, then coating it with a pan sauce, such as Pan-Glazed Tofu with Thai Red Curry Sauce. The majority of these dishes can be thrown together at the last minute, such as Wilted Spinach Salad with Japanese Flavors, and Chard Burritos with Tomato-Chipotle Salsa; the few that are more labor-intensive (Orange Risotto Cakes with Pistachio Crust, for example) and are worth the effort. Many of the dishes have Italian or Mexican influences, and Bishop arranges recipes by season. Occasionally it's not clear what connects a dish to...


Tuxedos to Tailgates
Dallas Junior Forum
0961718714
June 2003
Hardcover
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The Foster's Market Cookbook : Favorite Recipes for Morning, Noon, and Night
Martha Stewart (Foreword), et al
0375505466
April 30, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Since 1990, Sara Foster has been delighting the patrons of her two North Carolina gourmet takeout food stores with refined yet unpretentious fare that reflects her Southern upbringing and years as a professional cook on the East Coast. The Foster's Market Cookbook, penned with food writer Sarah Belk King, collects dozens of Foster's most popular recipes, beloved for their use of high-quality seasonal ingredients and rich, imaginative flavor combinations. As with Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and myriad tomes by Martha Stewart (for whom Foster worked in the 1980s), Foster's debut provides both advanced and fledgling home cooks with impeccably tasteful dinner-party menu ideas and creative weekday meals.

Starting the book as you might your morning, Foster offers tantalizing breakfast possibilities such...



The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking
Phyllis Glazer
0060012757
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Setting this volume apart from other seasonal cookbooks, sibling authors Phyllis (an American-born food writer living in Tel Aviv) and Miriyam (a professor of literature at the University of Judaism in L.A.) not only provide the recipes and dishes suitable for each festival but offer the historical and theological background of each festival as well as their modern day rituals. Jewish observance has always revolved around food, with traditional dishes and ingredients associated with each festival, and the authors include not just traditional dishes but modern interpretations as well. From the Glazer Family Haroset, traditionally served at the Passover seder table, to Mom's Classic Hamantaschen for the Purim celebration, the authors take readers through the Jewish calendar, branching out to include the...


Williams-Sonoma: Christmas Entertaining
Georgeanne Brennan
0743278518
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Christmas EntertainingChristmas is a time for entertaining, and for the host that means hours spent planning, shopping, cooking, and decorating the house. With a good guidebook in hand, the work of holiday entertaining can be one of the joys of the season. In Williams-Sonoma Christmas Entertaining, you'll discover everything you need to know to welcome guests into your home with style and ease.Organized around six festive holiday occasions, this book provides complete menus and decorating ideas, all designed to fit the way people like to entertain and spend time together today: a cozy Fireside Cocktail Party; an Italian Christmas Eve supper; a chic Christmas Eve in the City; a lavish, traditional New England Christmas; a sparkling Snow Country Breakfast; and a casual New Year's Day Open House.There are some fifty...


Chez Panisse Vegetables
Alice Waters
0060171472
May 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
By now just about everybody whose interest in eating runs deeper than fast food knows about Alice Waters. The creator of Chez Panisse, the legendary restaurant in Berkeley, California, that helped create a modern American cuisine based on fresh ingredients, she is also equally well-known as a teacher and cookbook author. Chez Panisse Vegetables is one of the best new cookbooks of the season; it's as useful for its information about vegetables and how to use and handle them as it is for its irresistible recipes, which lead to complex and interesting dishes built from simple ingredients and simple techniques.

From Publishers Weekly
The same deep regard for ingredients and their flavors that first drew national attention to Waters's Berkeley, Calif., restaurant in the mid-1970s...


Christmas with Southern Living 2005
Oxmoor House
0848730143
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
If you're one-stop shopping for great trimming, gift-giving, and cooking ideas, it's hard to do better than Christmas with Southern Living. Filled with glorious photos, excellent directions, and extensive recipes, the large, lush volume presents a bounty of ways to decorate, craft, and entertain in true Southern Living style.

Elegant centerpieces feature pears and partridges, candles and kumquats. Chandeliers drip with ribbons, glass ornaments, and greenery. A clever mantel scarf disguises pockets to hold gifts and treats. Imaginative cookie houses mimic a barn or a country church. Soups and stews, cakes and chocolates are just the beginning when it comes to recipes; there are also full menus for a Mediterranean feast, a rustic cabin meal, a full Southern-style Christmas dinner, and other irresistible party ideas.

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Delia's Summer Collection: 140 Recipes for Summer
Delia Smith, Peter Knab (Photographer)
0563488700
October 2003
Paperback
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Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2004: Every Recipe... A Year's Worth of Cooking Light Magazine
Staff of Cooking Light Magazine
0848726324
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Today’s busy, health-conscious cooks will love the convenience of over 900 delicious, kitchen-tested recipes from a year’s worth of Cooking Light—the nation’s largest epicurean magazine—in one handy edition. Book features complete nutritional analysis for each recipe along with step-by-step technique photos throughout and many menu suggestions.


Big John's Speedway Grill
John Youk
0696226871
January 10, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Fascinating interviews and behind-the-pit grilling stories with celebrity drivers including Kyle Petty, Sterling Marlin, and others.

No-nonsense grilling recipes, including rib-tickling appetizers, entrées, sides, and desserts, each illustrated with full-color photos guaranteed to make mouths water.

An insider’s guide to the NASCAR racetrack—chock-full of track lore related by a man with years of experience in the NASCAR pits.

Organized by geographical regions—Big John’s authentic voice enlivens each region’s personality, folding in his favorite restaurants and hot spots, racetrack stories, and regionally styled recipes loaded with fresh, local ingredients.

Big John’s most successful grilling hints and tips, including super shortcuts and flavor boosters.



Nightly Specials
Michael LoMonaco
0060555629
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
In Nightly Specials Michael Lomonaco, former chef at Manhattan's Windows on the World and Le Cirque, offers 125 easy dishes--food for everyday enjoyment. Avoiding complication and fussy invention, Lomonaco focuses principally on old favorites, like Maryland-Style Crab Cakes and Chicken Pot Pie, to which he often gives a satisfying twist. (His meatloaf, for example, contains pecorino cheese, tomatoes, and oregano.) Included also are "original dishes" like Hacked Chile Lobster, Corn Cakes with Smoked Salmon, and Beef and Porter Stew, also uncomplicated to prepare. The Lomonaco approach extends to tempting desserts like Triple Berry and Pecan Crunch Pie, Silky Coconut Flan, and a particularly good flourless chocolate cake. Recipe variations called Nightly Specials--you can, for example, exchange grilled chicken breast for the...

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