Category «Cookbooks»

Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand

By Andy Ricker, JJ Goode

A advisor to daring, real Thai cooking from Andy Ricker, the chef and proprietor of the wildly renowned and largely lauded Pok Pok restaurants.

After a long time spent touring all through Thailand, Andy Ricker desired to convey the country’s famed meals stateside. In 2005 he opened Pok Pok, so named for the sound a wood pestle makes whilst it moves a clay mortar, in an outdated shack in a residential local of Portland, Oregon. Ricker has considering the fact that long gone directly to open six extra wildly well known Pok Pok eating places, and this present day he's one among the prime American voices on Thai cooking.
during this much-anticipated debut cookbook, Ricker stocks seventy of the most well-liked recipes from Thailand and his Pok Pok restaurants—ranging from Khao Soi Kai (Northern Thai curry noodle soup with poultry) to Som Tam Thai (Central Thai–style papaya salad) to Pok Pok’s now-classic (and obsessed-over) Fish-Sauce Wings.

yet Pok Pok is greater than only a number of favourite recipes: it's also a grasp path in Thai cooking from essentially the most passionate and an expert experts at the topic. truly written, impeccably established recipes educate you the way to resource parts; grasp primary Thai cooking strategies and abilities; comprehend style profiles which are precise to Southeast Asian food; and mix a number of dishes to create show-stopping, well-balanced food for relations and friends.

choked with considerate, colourful essays approximately Ricker’s travels and studies, Pok Pok is not just a definitive source for domestic chefs, but in addition a party of the wealthy background, bright tradition, and remarkable deliciousness of Thai food.

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Best Food Writing 2013

By Holly Hughes

Best foodstuff Writing is where the place readers and nutrients writers meet to have a good time the main scrumptious prose of the year—serving up every thing to whet your urge for food from enjoyable blogs to provocative journalism. This year's variation comprises foodstuff writing stars (Michael Pollan, Pete Wells, and Jonathan Gold) in addition to interesting new voices (Matt Goulding and Erin Byers Murray) and celebrated chef-writers (Gabrielle Hamilton and Eddie Huang) for one more selection of "strong writing on attention-grabbing themes that might attract foodies and essay enthusiasts alike" (Kirkus Reviews).

Contributors comprise: Katie Arnold-Ratcliff, Elissa Altman, Karen Barichievy, Peter Barrett, Dan Barry, Edward Behr, Alan Brouilette, Tim Carman, Bethany Jean Clement, Aleksandra Crapanzano, Sarah DiGregorio, Barry Estabrook, Kim Foster, Ian Froeb, Jonathan Gold, Diane Goodman, Matt Goulding, Paul Graham, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Gabrielle Hamilton, Tim Hayward, Bernard Herman, Eddie Huang, Rowan Jacobsen, John Kessler, Todd Kliman, Corby Kummer, Francis Lam, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, Tracie McMillan, pleasure Manning, Brett Martin, Erin Byers Murray, Kim O'Donnel, Kevin Pang, Carol Penn-Romine, Michael Pollan, Michael Procopio, Steven Rinella, Hank Shaw, Katharine Shilcutt, Erica Strauss, Mike Sula, John Swansburg, Molly Watson, Pete Wells, Katherine Wheelock, Chris Wiewiora, Lily Wong

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Italian Family Cooking: Like Mamma Used to Make

By Anne Casale

Anne Casale invitations you into her kitchen to proportion the unique secrets and techniques at the back of enormous quantities of home-style recipes which were a part of her family's historical past for years and years.

A second-generation Italian American and the top of her personal cooking university, she takes you via the hand and indicates you the way to make her father's succulent veal roast, her Nonna Louisa's personal do-it-yourself pasta, savory soups in line with her mother's ideal broth, luxurious muffins from her pastry-chef partner's father, and rankings of her personal great originals. better of all, she explains the recipes so conscientiously and obviously that you're bound to begin your individual new culture of delicious

Italian kin Cooking
-- Clam-Stuffed Mushrooms
-- Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fried Mozzarella
-- Linguine with Tomato-Garlic Sauce
-- Penne with Mushrooms and Prosciutto
-- Delectable 5 Layer Pasta Pie
-- Pan-Fried Lamb Chops with Lemon Juice
-- poultry Legs filled with Sausage and Scallions
-- Fillets of Sole Florentine
-- Mussels with scorching Tomato Sauce
-- Zucchini with Roasted Peppers
-- Fluffy Potato Pie
-- Ricotta Mousse with Raspberry Sauce
-- coffee Cream Tart
-- Sicilian Cassata with Chocolate Frosting ...and many more!

For newbies and specialists alike, here is a cookbook choked with out of date heat, knowledge, and goodness -- up-to-date for you and your kitchen.

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Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook: Over 100 Delicious Recipes from My Personal Cookbook

By Rachel Khoo

Dwelling a lifestyles as colourful and artistic as Rachel Khoo—star of 3 BBC tv sequence, writer of bestselling cookbooks, illustrator, and overseas tastemaker—creates a constellation of principles and notion. All of her presents pack this exuberant more-than-a-cookbook, with its rounded corners and hefty laptop believe. every one flip of the web page bargains possible and scrumptious recipes, style-setting rules from all over the world, 250 photos, and Rachel's captivating illustrations and fascinating notes. here is a cookbook not like any other—one that brings a grin of shock and pleasure each time it truly is opened.

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Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link's Louisiana

By Donald Link

An untamed quarter teeming with snakes, alligators, and snapping turtles, with sausage and cracklins bought at each gasoline station, Cajun kingdom is a global unto itself. the center of this area—the Acadiana zone of Louisiana—is a difficult land that funnels its spirit into the neighborhood food. You can’t locate extra scrumptious, rustic, and enjoyable state cooking than the soiled rice, highly spiced sausage, and clean crawfish that this region is understood for. It takes a homegrown consultant to teach us round the again roads of this rather targeted quarter, and in Real Cajun, James Beard Award–winning chef Donald hyperlink stocks his personal rough-and-tumble tales of dwelling, cooking, and consuming in Cajun nation.

Link takes us on an excursion to the swamps and smokehouses and the song gala's, funerals, and vacation celebrations, yet, extra very important, finds the fish fries, étouffées, and pots of Granny’s seafood gumbo that usually accompany them. The nutrients now recognized at Link’s New Orleans–based eating places, Cochon and Herbsaint, has roots within the relations dishes and traditions that he stocks during this e-book. You’ll locate recipes for Seafood Gumbo, Smothered red meat Roast over Rice, Baked Oysters with Herbsaint Hollandaise, Louisiana Crawfish Boudin, quickly and straightforward Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits with Fig-Ginger Preserves, Bourbon-Soaked Bread Pudding with White and darkish Chocolate, and Blueberry Ice Cream made with clean summer season berries. hyperlink throws in a couple of lagniappes to offer you a concept of lifestyles within the bayou, akin to options for a good journey to Jazz Fest, a what-not-to-do educational on catching turtles, and all you ever (or by no means) desired to learn about boudin sausage. colourful own essays improve each recipe and introduce his grandfather and neighbors as they fish, shrimp, hunt, and dance.

From the backyards the place crawfish boils reign because the maximum of out of doors occasions to the white tablecloths of Link’s famed eating places, Real Cajun takes you on a rollicking and encouraging travel of this wild a part of the US and stocks the soulful recipes that trap its irrepressible spirit.

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Mastering Basic Cheesemaking: The Fun and Fundamentals of Making Cheese at Home

By Gianaclis Caldwell

The craft of domestic cheesemaking is exploding in acceptance. even if, such a lot "beginner" books are basically loosely geared up collections of recipes which lack a revolutionary method of educating the basics of this intriguing and fulfilling conventional ability. Mastering easy Cheesemaking provides a whole hands-on advisor to creating cheese and different fermented dairy items from scratch, aimed toward supporting the amateur cheesemaker to improve the instinct and talents to put them for fulfillment, specifically within the actual global of the house kitchen.

This well-illustrated and obviously written functional advisor assumes no earlier event at the a part of the aspiring cheesemaker. issues include:

·         guidance and secrets and techniques for necessities akin to settling on milk and the diversities among goat, cow, and sheep milk

·         Bonus recipes for stimulating cheeses corresponding to burrata, speedy cheddar curds, and ghee

·         strategies for selecting cultures, components, and kit to make domestic cheesemaking cheaper

·         the way to age cheeses easily in any domestic fridge

·         step by step encouragement and perception from a certified, artisan cheesemaker

Whether you're a budding cheesemaker, avid do-it-yourselfer, foodie, homesteader, or cheese expert, this whole path in starting cheesemaking from one in every of North America's most desirable teachers is choked with every little thing you want to create scrumptious, nourishing, and lovely vintage cheeses and different dairy delights.

Gianaclis Caldwell is the top cheesemaker and co-owner of Pholia Farm, recognized for its artisan, elderly raw-milk cheeses, and for its academic choices. She is the writer of Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking, The Small-Scale Cheese Business, and The Small-Scale Dairy.

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The Food of Myanmar: Authentic Recipes from the Land of the Golden Pagodas

By Claudia Saw Lwin Robert

Myanmar, or Burma because it used to be formerly recognized, is a land of golden pagodas, strong rivers and beneficiant deltas. whereas the great thing about its nation-state has lengthy been well-known, Myanmar's food has been whatever of a mystery up till now.

Myanmar has over a hundred thirty ethnic teams and has been referred to as a gathering aspect for peoples round Asia. This variety is mirrored within the quite a few different types of meals which are eaten round the kingdom. This specific Burmese cookbook that includes over 60 recipes, amassed from all around the state, unearths the treasures of Burmese cooking. find a delicacies that's specific but recognizes the culinary traditions of its nice acquaintances: China and India. attractive images coupled with particular details on components, in addition to interesting insights into the tradition of this enigmatic land, make The foodstuff of Myanmar the proper significant other in your event into Burmese cuisine.

discover ways to create such nationwide favorites as:

  • Rice Noodles in Fish Soup
  • Tangy Kaffir Lime Salad
  • Hearty beef Balls Cooked in candy Soya Bean Sauce
  • Sesame-topped Semolina Cake with Coconut
  • Floating Rice Dumplings

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Burma: Rivers of Flavor

By Naomi Duguid

Naomi Duguid’s heralded cookbooks have regularly transcended the class to develop into “something greater and extra important” (Los Angeles Times). each one in its personal manner is “a leap forward e-book . . . a massive contribution” (The long island Times). And as Burma opens up after a part century of seclusion, who larger than Duguid—the esteemed writer of Hot bitter Salty Sweet—to introduce the rustic and its meals and flavors to the West.

Located on the crossroads among China, India, and the countries of Southeast Asia, Burma has lengthy been a land that absorbed outdoors affects into its lifestyle, from the Buddhist faith to foodstuffs just like the potato. within the procedure, the folk of the rustic referred to now as Myanmar have constructed a wealthy, complicated food that mekes creative use of simply on hand materials to create interesting style combinations.

Salads are the most effective access issues into the glories of this delicacies, with gleaming flavors—crispy fried shallots, a squeeze of unpolluted lime juice, a touch of garlic oil, a pinch of turmeric, a few crunchy roast peanuts—balanced with a gentle hand. The salad culture is versatile; Burmese chefs remodel all types of meals into salads, from fowl and roasted eggplant to spinach and tomato. And the engaging Tea-Leaf Salad is a signature dish in significant Burma and within the japanese hills which are domestic to the Shan people.

Mohinga, a scrumptious mixture of rice noodles and fish broth, provides as much as convenience nutrients at its most sensible. anywhere you pass in Burma, you get a touch assorted model simply because, as Duguid explains, each one area layers its personal touches into the dish.

Tasty sauces, chutneys, and relishes—essential parts of Burmese cuisine—will turn into mainstays on your kitchen, as will a bird roasted with potatoes, turmeric, and lemongrass; a seafood noodle stir-fry with shrimp and mussels; Shan khaut swei, an miraculous noodle dish made with pea tendrils and beef; a hearty chicken-rice soup pro with ginger and soy sauce; and a breathtakingly basic dessert composed of just  sticky rice, coconut, and palm sugar.

Interspersed in the course of the one hundred twenty five recipes are exciting stories from the author’s many journeys to this interesting yet little-known land. One such appealing essay indicates how Burmese girls enhance themselves with thanaka, a white paste used to guard and beautify the surface. Buddhism is a important truth of Burmese existence: we meet barefoot priests on their morning quest for alms, in addition to nuns with shaved heads; and Duguid takes us on excursions of Shwedagon, the amazingly grand temple complicated on a hill in Rangoon, the previous capital. She takes boats up Burma’s large rivers, highways to areas inaccessible by means of street; spends time in village markets and residential kitchens; and takes us to the farthest reaches of the rustic, alongside the best way introducing us to the attention-grabbing humans she encounters on her travels.

The top approach to find out about an unusual tradition is thru its foodstuff, and in Burma: Rivers of Flavor, readers will be transfixed via the splendors of an old and lovely nation, untouched via the surface global for generations, whose basic recipes pride and fulfill and whose individuals are one of the so much gracious on earth.

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CookWise: The Hows & Whys of Successful Cooking, The Secrets of Cooking Revealed

By Shirley O. Corriher

Supplying “the hows and whys of profitable cooking,” Cookwise, via famous nutrients author and culinary sleuth Shirley O. Corriher, tells you ways and why issues ensue during nutrition guidance. The greater than 230 notable recipes featured not just please the palate, yet display many of the roles of materials and techniques—making Cookwise a useful reference for an individual who has ever desired to increase on a recipe, make a cake moister, or a roast chook juicier.

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Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads: New Techniques, Extraordinary Flavor

By Peter Reinhart

We all know complete grain breads are greater for us, yet do we truly devour them, less take time to bake them?

Yes, says cherished baking teacher Peter Reinhart, yet provided that they're very, very sturdy. So Reinhart, together with his a long time of expertise crafting outstanding artisanal breads, has made it his undertaking to create entire grain breads which are not anything wanting fabulous.

In this follow-up to his award-winning booklet The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, Reinhart deals groundbreaking tools for making entire grain breads that style higher than any you’ve ever had. and since his technique can be less complicated and no more hard work extensive than traditional ideas, you’ll choose to make and devour those breads. His fifty-five recipes for complete grain sandwich, fire, and distinctiveness breads, plus bagels, crackers, and extra, comprise largely to be had entire wheat flour in addition to different flours and grains resembling rye, barley, steel-cut oats, cornmeal, and quinoa. every one is so wealthy with style and fulfilling texture that white-flour opposite numbers faded in comparison.

Written in Reinhart’s famously transparent sort and observed via inspiring photos, those recipes have been perfected with the aid of approximately 350 testers. Introductory chapters supply an educational, with step by step photos, of the not on time fermentation procedure that's on the center of those recipes, in addition to a crash direction in baking technology, discussions of grains except wheat, and extra. complicated bakers will get pleasure from Reinhart’s leading edge options and exacting medical causes, and starting bakers will have fun within the ease of baking healthy breads with such notable flavor.

Peter Reinhart is a baking teacher and school member at Johnson and Wales collage in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was once the cofounder of Brother Juniper’s Bakery in Santa Rosa, California, and is the writer of six books on bread baking, together with Brother Juniper’s Bread publication, Crust and Crumb, and the 2002 James Beard Cookbook of the 12 months and IACP Cookbook of the 12 months, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice.







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