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Silver Spoon
Phaidon Press
0714845310
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Featuring over 2,000 recipes among its 1,200-plus pages, it's easy to see why this Italian version of The Joy of Cooking, billed as "the bible of authentic Italian cooking," is a popular wedding gift. Newly updated and translated into English for the first time, the book contains recipes for everything from basic sauces and marinades to salads, game, fish and baked goods, with each section color-coded for easy browsing. Recipes emphasize fresh ingredients and are to-the-point, typically summed up in a paragraph sans photo illustrations. Those who know their way around a kitchen will appreciate the brevity, but a novice might encounter some frustration when making pasta dishes featuring homemade gnocchi or orecchiette without a more in-depth description or the aid of photos. Almost all of the ingredients...


Daisy Cooks! : Latin Flavors That Will Rock Your World
Daisy Martinez
1401301606
September 14, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Martinez serves up a jazzy tie-in to her new public television cooking show of the same name, and while the subtitle's claim that the recipes within will "rock your world" is pure hyperbole, Martinez does offer a decent introduction to Latin "soul food." The overly chirpy tone can feel cloying, yet Martinez succeeds in demystifying staples of Latin cooking. Starting with important such basics as Sofrito (a blend of onions, peppers, tomatoes and herbs that adds "zing" to dishes), Achiote Oil (which also adds a "quick kick") and Recaito (a Sofrito-like seasoning, sans the color and extra liquid), she moves on to tapas, soups, meats, vegetables, starches and desserts. Recipes for the truly cooking-impaired (e.g., Guacamole, Black Beans, Basic White Rice) are unnecessary, but exotic dishes like Breadfruit Tostones...


Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook
Weight Watchers International Inc. Staff (Editor)
002863716X

Plastic Comb
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Book Review
If you're a Weight Watcher, this collection of 500 recipes in a handy loose-leaf binder could put you in the fast lane on the road to success. This cookbook is designed for Weight Watchers' 1•2•3 Success program: points are assigned to foods based on fat, fiber, and calories, and your daily point allowance is based on your current weight. So you can eat what you want, as long as you don't go over your allotted points. The better your food choices, the more you can eat before you run out of points.

Recipes are varied and cover the whole gamut: sauces; breads; soups; meat, chicken, fish, and vegetarian entrees; pasta; vegetable, grain, and potato side dishes; and, of course, desserts. The recipes are more healthful but not drastically different from foods you and your family enjoy now. Many are familiar comfort...



A Cook's Tour
Anthony Bourdain
0060012781
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
A Cook's Tour is the written record of Anthony Bourdain's travels around the world in his search for the perfect meal. All too conscious of the state of his 44-year-old knees after a working life standing at restaurant stoves, but with the unlooked-for jackpot of Kitchen Confidential as collateral, Mr. Bourdain evidently concluded he needed a bit more wind under his wings.

The idea of "perfect meal" in this context is to be taken to mean not necessarily the most upscale, chi-chi, three-star dining experience, but the ideal combination of food, atmosphere, and company. This would take in fishing villages in Vietnam, bars in Cambodia, and Tuareg camps in Morocco (roasted sheep's testicle, as it happens); it would stretch to smoked fish and sauna in the frozen Russian countryside and the French Laundry in California's Napa...



Weight Watchers Make It in Minutes: Easy Recipes in 15, 20, and 30 Minutes
Weight Watchers International (Editor)
0764565176
August 29, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The most trusted name in weight loss makes healthy eating fast and delicious. Perfect for everyone who thought they were too busy" to cook healthy food, these meals are ready in 15, 20, or 30 minutes -- just pick the time frame that fits your schedule. The wide range of recipes will please everyone, from fussy kids to gourmets. Sample Pierogies with Creamy Mushroom and Sherry Sauce, Berries and Cream Blintzes, Pepper-Crusted Flank Steak with Cucumber Relish, Cuban Sandwiches, Easy Paella, Tuna Panzanella and Wild Mushroom Risotto."

Back Cover Copy
What's faster than takeout, more delectable than frozen, and deliciously healthy? The yummy recipes in Weight Watchers Make It in Minutes! The cookbook for every busy person who wants to cook great-tasting food that's good for...


The Best Recipes in the World
Mark Bittman
0767906721
October 11, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
When Mark Bittman is cooking--in every sense of the word--he gets results without fuss. Author of the almost subversively approachable How to Cook Everything, Bittman takes on big assignments and then delivers the goods. In The Best Recipes in the World, a collection of more than 1,000 international recipes, with winners like Chinese Black Bean and Garlic Spareribs; Pan-Seared Swordfish with Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers; and Stewed Lamb Shanks with Mushrooms and Pasilla Chile Sauce, he's done it again. The selection, which covers cooking from Europe and Asia equally, is all can-do and instantly appealing--readers will want to "cook through" the whole chicken section, for example. But Bittman, a master distiller, also knows when more is more, with one caveat: "I don't mind spending a long time cooking a single...


Joie de Vivre
Robert Arbor
0743223535
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
In Joie de Vivre, Robert Arbor, a Frenchman transplanted to New York City, explains the French philosophy on life and argues for its adoption by stressed Americans. In a funny way, this is sort of a self-help book for people who admire the French lifestyle, and for those who believe that good food is the secret to a happy life. The premise of the book is that you will find "domestic happiness" when you learn to enjoy the most mundane details of your everyday life: "It's about making time for family, growing some vegetables in your garden, chatting with the butcher, and cooking for your family and friends." Quality of life, explains Arbor, is only improved when your pillowcases smell like lavender, and you make your own hot chocolate.

Although there are 50 recipes dispersed throughout the book, Joie de Vivre is not a...



Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes from Around the World
Madhur Jaffrey
0609809237
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
The author of seven previous cookbooks, including the classic Indian Cooking, Madhur Jaffrey is among today's most influential and authoritative food writers. Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian, a meticulously researched collection of more than 750 meatless dishes from around the globe, presents its author in superlative form, culling the best vegetarian home-style dishes from virtually every culture and cooking tradition. Jaffrey's book, filled with delicious, approachable recipes, has universal appeal, and should be part of every cook's library.

Divided into sections on beans, grains, and vegetables, and including chapters on vegetables, soups, salads, and sauces, among other topics, the book brilliantly juxtaposes recipes grouped by ingredient to reveal, finally, the way that ingredient is approached globally to make...



The Gourmet Slow Cooker: Simple and Sophisticated Meals from Around the World
Lynn Alley
1580084893
September 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...


Cook It Quick!: Speedy Recipes with Low POINTS Value in 30 Minutes or Less
Weight Watchers
0743245962
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
GOT A HALF HOUR OR LESS? THEN YOU CAN SOLVE YOUR DINNERTIMEDILEMMA-QUICKLY, HEALTHFULLY, AND DELICIOUSLY!In today's overworked world, busy people have less and less time to cook the healthy, enticing meals their families crave. But now, Weight Watchers Cook It Quick! takes some of the work out of your workday by supplying you with fabulous fix-it-fast ideas for all your evening meals. Based on the FlexPoints® Weight Loss System, Cook It Quick! is packed with more than 150 speedy, savory recipes, and also offers helpful hints for easy substitutions and tasty tips for making these recipes even faster and more mouth-watering.Each exciting recipe includes complete nutrition information and POINTS value -- and will never take you more than a half hour to cook! With so many fantastic 30-minutes-or-less recipes at your...


Cooking Around the World All-In-One for Dummies
Jack Bishop
0764555022
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Ever have food fantasies in a truly international vein—an appetizer of feta cheese and roasted pepper spread, an entrée of spinach ravioli and steaming coq au vin, with a side of bulghur wheat and parsley salad, topped, finally, with a dish of cool gelato di crema (vanilla ice cream) and chocolate souffle for dessert. Well, fulfilling food fantasies that read like the menu in the UN cafeteria is now entirely possible. With Cooking All Around the World All-in-One For Dummies, you’ll be introduced to the cooking styles and recipes from eight of the world’s most respected cuisines, experiencing, in the comfort of your own kitchen, the fabulous variety of foods, flavors, and cultures that have made the world go round for centuries.

With a roster of cooking pros and all-star chefs,...



Mangoes & Curry Leaves : Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent
Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
1579652522
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. With their most recent cookbook, Home Baking, the authors of Seductions of Rice and Hot Sour Salty Sweet strayed slightly from the kind of pungent Asian food that is their strength, but they're back on track with this paean to the subcontinent, which they've been visiting separately and together since the 1970s. The many dals, like soupy Easy Karnataka Chana with chickpeas and salads like Nepali Green Bean-Sesame Salad are simple and terrific. Entrees are often spicy and always authentic, like Goan Pork Vindaloo, made by rubbing a vinegar-spice paste into the meat. A chapter on street foods is full of promising tidbits, including the suggestion that readers make fried foods such as Mushroom Pakoras with Fresh Herb Chutney for guests (so long as they don't mind spending a whole lot of time in...


Eat This Book: Cooking with Global Fresh Flavors
Tyler Florence
1400052378
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
An eight-year veteran of TV's Food Network (with stints on How to Boil Water, Food 911 and other programs), charismatic Manhattan chef Florence (Tyler Florence's Real Kitchen) presents his second cookbook featuring the "culinary honesty" premise: global flavors in uncomplicated recipes for average cooks. He opens with a chapter that includes recipes for North African and Turkish spice mixes, and zesty flavors continue to take center stage throughout in dishes like Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce; Scallop Ceviche with Melon, Chile, and Mint; Steamed Black Bass in Miso Soup with Udon and Shiitakes; and Basil Ice Cream with Wine-Poached Cherries. Florence clearly has a penchant for internationally inspired dishes and draws on the cuisines of Argentina, China, India, Portugal and Thailand, among other...


Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2006
Cooking Light Editors
0848730127
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hold on to your spatulas—it’s the 10th anniversary edition of this always-popular collection. Now, more than ever, readers are flocking to Cooking Light, and this annual volume packs in all the healthy, easy-to-make recipes from every issue of Cooking Light for 2005. Seasoned and novice cooks alike love this all-around resource for everything cooking-related: tips, techniques, planning, preparation, presentation—it’s all here, and in the lighter versions we all crave. Features: * 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition * More than 1,000 kitchen-tested recipes—a year’s worth of Cooking Light magazine * Great-tasting, good-for-you, easy-to-prepare recipes make eating smart a culinary delight * Get skinny versions of traditional favorites, international cuisine, and classic comfort...


A Traveler's Table
John Izard
0972381503
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey
Najmieh Batmanglij
0934211965
May 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Iranian-born Batmanglij, author of several other books on Persian food, has spent a good part of the last 25 years traveling the ancient "Silk Road," the spice and trade route from China through the Middle East to Italy. Because of economic realities, the fare native to those countries has been vegetable-based, so Batmanglij concentrates on that here, though her book will certainly appeal to nonvegetarians as well. She presents diverse and wide-ranging recipes, both familiar and exotic, from Alexandrian Spicy Fava Bean Spread to Afghan Garlic Chive Ravioli, among many others, set against a background of culinary and cultural history. More than 250 color photographs, including some great portraits of people whom Batmanglij met in her travels, furnish additional context. Strongly recommended. Copyright 2002 Reed...


Vegan Planet: 400 Irresistible Recipes with Fantastic Flavors from Home and around the World, The Ultimate Guide to Meat-Free, Dairy-Free, and Egg-Free Cooking that Everyone Will Enjoy
Robin Robertson
1558322116
February 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
With 400 recipes, this is probably the biggest vegan (no animal products-meaning dairy- and egg-free) cookbook on the market. It's also one of the best. Robertson (The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook) is a likable guide to possibly unfamiliar ingredients such as flaxseeds and sea vegetables, and the recipe choices are almost overwhelming. Robertson relies on the usual trick of digging into ethnic cuisines (Thai-Style Leaf-Wrapped Appetizer Bits, Baked Sweet Potato and Green Pea Samosas are among the appetizers) for vegetarian options, but she also innovates in clever ways, as with Here's My Heart Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette with hearts of romaine, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm and celery hearts. Some of the most versatile options appear in a chapter dedicated to sauces and dressings, such as Eggless...


Weight Control Food and Drinks - Global Trends and Developments [DOWNLOAD: PDF]
Leatherhead Food RA
B000068IPY
February 1, 2002
Digital
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Book Description
In recent years, food industry interest in health issues has been focused primarily on the dynamic functional foods category. Despite this, demand for weight control products, including low-fat and low-calorie foods, plus specifically tailored slimming aids, remains strong and the market is continuing to show good growth. "Sales of weight control food and drinks rose around 25% between 1996 and 2000, and now account for 2.4% of global food and drinks sales. Overall, in 2000, sales of these products in eight major countries of the world amounted to almost USD33bn." This new report from Leatherhead Food RA highlights trends and developments in the low and light foods market across the world, presenting a global overview and country-by-country analysis of market sizes and segmentation, key trends and growth factors, and the leading...



International Cooking
Patricia A. Heyman
0130326593
July 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
People say the world is becoming smaller. Of course, the world is not shrinking, but more accessible travel, familiarity with people from foreign lands, and efficient communication make faraway destinations seem not so remote. No longer reserved for the wealthy, travel to foreign lands is obtainable for many people. The price of an airline ticket to Europe often costs less than flying from New York to California, and myriad flights travel overseas every day. So even though college spring break used to mean a trip to Florida for the lucky, now a week in Paris or scuba diving in Belize fits into the realm of spring break possibilities. With the help of telephones, computers, wireless technology, satellites, and planes, business and pleasure truly span the globe. As a result, more and more people are familiar...


Steven Raichlen's Big Flavor Cookbook: More than 440 Healthy, Irresistible Recipes
Steven Raichlen
0762889675

Hardcover
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The Arab Table : Recipes and Culinary Traditions
May Bsisu
0060586141
September 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Bsisu, an Ohio chef by way of Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait and England, sets out to define the cuisine of the Arab world. As she points out, a quarter of the globe is covered in her treatise, and she lovingly explores and clearly explains dishes from Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Yemen and the Arabian Gulf. What's most apparent is that Arab meals are elemental in nature, more often reliant upon foodstuffs than technique. There are perhaps a dozen key ingredients on which most of these 160 recipes are based. Bulgur (cracked wheat) gives rice a run for its money as the grain of choice and is integral in making Kibeh, an all-purpose dish that also employs beef or lamb, and a mix of spices, and can be made into skewers, balls or cooked in a baking dish. Yogurt is ubiquitous, and...


A Cook's Tour
Anthony Bourdain
0060009705
Dec 2001
Audio Cassette - Abridged
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Book Review
A Cook's Tour is the written record of Anthony Bourdain's travels around the world in his search for the perfect meal. All too conscious of the state of his 44-year-old knees after a working life standing at restaurant stoves, but with the unlooked-for jackpot of Kitchen Confidential as collateral, Mr. Bourdain evidently concluded he needed a bit more wind under his wings.

The idea of "perfect meal" in this context is to be taken to mean not necessarily the most upscale, chi-chi, three-star dining experience, but the ideal combination of food, atmosphere, and company. This would take in fishing villages in Vietnam, bars in Cambodia, and Tuareg camps in Morocco (roasted sheep's testicle, as it happens); it would stretch to smoked fish and sauna in the frozen Russian countryside and the French Laundry in California's Napa...



A Cook's Tour CD
Anthony Bourdain
006000973X
Dec 2001
Audio Compact Disc - Abridged
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Book Review
A Cook's Tour is the written record of Anthony Bourdain's travels around the world in his search for the perfect meal. All too conscious of the state of his 44-year-old knees after a working life standing at restaurant stoves, but with the unlooked-for jackpot of Kitchen Confidential as collateral, Mr. Bourdain evidently concluded he needed a bit more wind under his wings.

The idea of "perfect meal" in this context is to be taken to mean not necessarily the most upscale, chi-chi, three-star dining experience, but the ideal combination of food, atmosphere, and company. This would take in fishing villages in Vietnam, bars in Cambodia, and Tuareg camps in Morocco (roasted sheep's testicle, as it happens); it would stretch to smoked fish and sauna in the frozen Russian countryside and the French Laundry in California's Napa...



Grilling : Exciting International Flavors from the World's Premier Culinary College
Culinary Institute of America, Ben Fink (Photographer)
0867309059
April 25, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
New York State's famed C.I.A. takes backyard grilling up a level in this attractive volume, with an arsenal of tips for mastering the grill, whether it's charcoal or gas, using briquettes or wood chips, with a smoker or without. Expansive sections on meats, seafood and poultry are a given, but more unexpected fare, such as vegetables, breads and even breakfast (Toad in a Hole with Red Pepper Ketchup) and desserts (Grilled Banana Split with Homemade Ice Cream), get outdoor treatment as well. More than 175 uncomplicated but stylish recipes play with international influences, such as Guava-Glazed Baby-Back Ribs, Seafood Grill with Tamarind Glaze, Jerked Game Hens with Rice and Beans and Grilled Pineapple–Jícama Salsa, Grilled Ratatouille, Grilled Cubano Sandwich, Herbed Crêpes with Grilled...


The Breath of a Wok: Unlocking the Spirit of Chinese Wok Cooking Through Recipes and Lore
Grace Young
0743238273
September 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Among Chinese cookbooks, this one is unusual. It doesn't strive for comprehensiveness or focus on a regional cuisine. Instead, it analyzes that sacred object of the Chinese kitchen: the wok. The wok's "breath" is the heat rising from the sizzling instrument as a dish is finished, but also much more, according to Young (The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen). She offers a profound meditation on the wok's spiritual place, as well as its history and uses. As such, the book may be appreciated as a work of food scholarship as well as a cookbook. Nearly half of it concerns wok arcana, from an assessment of the best wok for a home kitchen to half a dozen "recipes" for seasoning a new wok (like Mr. Wen's Chinese Chive Rub). Naturally, the majority of the recipes are for stir-fries, such as the familiar Kung Pao Chicken....

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