One-Hour Cheese

OneHourCheeseOne-Hour Cheese: Ricotta, Mozzarella, Chevre, Paneer–Even Burrata. Fresh and Simple Cheeses You Can Make in an Hour or Less! by Claudia Lucero

One-Hour Cheese is a beginner’s guide to making cheese at home. It includes everything you need to know to make 16 original cheeses in less than 60 minutes, plus recipes for serving suggestions, accompaniments for building your own cheese plate, and three bonus DIY diary essentials (yogurt, butter, and ghee).

Meatless All Day: Recipes for Inspired Vegetarian Meals

MeatlessBy Dina Cheney

With an estimated 9 million Americans embracing a 100% vegetarian diet, as well as a whopping 100 million who eat at least one vegetarian meal per week, Meatless All Day is most definitely a cookbook for the masses! It starts with 45 power ingredients that make vegetarian food satisfying and delicious. Following are 80 recipes with headnotes that explain how these super ingredients lend dishes a meaty or fishy flavor, demarcate vegan recipes, offer tips for making many of the non-vegan recipes vegan, and provide ideas for rounding out entrees with side dishes and desserts. Whether you re eating at your favorite restaurant chain or following the lifestyles of celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Carrie Underwood, and Russell Brand, vegetarianism is a hot trend. Veggie-packed choices are everywhere so why not in your own kitchen with Meatless All Day.

The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest

BigBookPreservingThe Big Book of Preserving the Harvest: 150 Recipes for Freezing, Canning, Drying, and Pickling Fruits and Vegetables by Carol W. Costenbader

Learn how to preserve the season’s bounty in this classic primer on drying, freezing, canning, and pickling techniques. You’ll learn everything you need to know to stock your pantry with fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, vinegars, pickles, chutneys, and seasonings. Carol Costenbader presents more than 150 simple, step-by-step recipes for delicious creations such as Green Chile Salsa, Tomato Leather, Spiced Pear Butter, Peach Pie Filling, Eggplant Caviar, Blueberry Marmalade, Yellow Tomato Jam, Cranberry-Lime Curd, Preserved Lemons, Chicken Liver Pate, and much more.

The Scarpetta Cookbook

ScarpettaCookbookBy Scott Conant

Scott Conant’s five Scarpetta restaurants all garner rave reviews, but many know Conant best from his regular appearances on Food Network shows like “Chopped” (as a frequent judge) and on Bravo’s “Top Chef.” He and his restaurants have been cited on such lists as Esquire‘s “Best New Restaurants in America.” The subject of this cookbook, Scarpetta, received a three-star review from the New York Times and there are locations in Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Toronto, all opened in just the past few years. This gorgeous book includes 125 of the restaurant’s signature dishes – Creamy Polenta with Fricassee of Truffled Mushrooms, Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil, Fennel-Dusted Black Cod – written with the goal of teaching readers to master techniques so they learn to really cook, rather than merely follow recipe steps without any thought of the hows and whys behind the method. The recipes and photography reflect the Milan-meets-Tuscany style of Scarpetta, interspersed with sidebars about everything from ingredient shopping to tips on entertaining at home.

Noodlemania!

NoodlemaniaBy Melissa Barlow

You’ll go noodle crazy with the playful and colorful pasta recipes in Noodlemania! It’s filled with hot and cold main dishes, salads, and even desserts! Try Super Stuffed Monster Mouths made with jumbo pasta shells, Rapunzel Pastamade with extra-long spaghetti, Spider Cookies made with crunchy ramen noodles, or Gloppy Green Frog Eye Salad made with acini di pepe. Noodlemania! also teaches basic math skills and includes fun trivia. Which pasta name means “little ears”? What’s the world record for the largest meatball ever made? Kids will have fun in the kitchen while sharpening their cooking skills with Noodlemania!

Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking

Food- Vegetarian Home cookingBy Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul McCartney

With Food, photographer Mary McCartney brings us easy, family-friendly meat-free dishes that will appeal to everyone – including carnivores. And they’re all presented in gorgeous pictures taken by Mary herself, along with personal stories and photos old and new.

Inspired by her mother’s recipes, McCartney has whipped up creative, comforting, uncomplicated, and delicious meals that will encourage home cooks to think vegetarian. They range from savory Asparagus Summer Tart and a no-meat Shepherd’s Pie to family favorites, including Lemon Drizzle Cake and Arty’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. This is good, wholesome fare, cooked well and with ease, meant for family and friends to share. And Mary’s unique bold and beautifully illuminated images are as irresistible as her food.

Where There’s Smoke: Simple, Sustainable, Delicious Grilling

Where Theres SmokeBy Barton Seaver

This second cookbook from Barton Seaver – following For Cod and Country – sends the rising authority on sustainable foods to the sweet, smoky grill, where he showcases his love of fresh, organic produce, fish, beef, and poultry. Emphasizing seasonal vegetables and accompaniments as much as the protein, Seaver serves up recipes designed to celebrate the spirit of togetherness – including Wood-Grilled Snap Peas with Smoky Aioli, Grilled Pacific Halibut with Pistachio Butter, Peruvian Chicken, Chimichurri Marinated Short Ribs, and Pickled Smoked Peaches. In addition to mouthwatering dishes, Seaver gives the nitty-gritty on fueling your fire; preparation and cooking; recipes for sauces, spice mixes, and marinades; and ways to eat smartly and healthily.

Mr. Wilkinson’s Vegetables

Mr Wilkinsons VegetablesBy Matt Wilkinson

This lush, creative cookbook celebrates the flavor and versatility of vegetables by bringing them to the center of the table in more than 80 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes.

Too many of us let vegetables play second fiddle in meals that center on protein or carbs. For chef Matt Wilkinson, vegetables come first. He builds his dishes around vegetables that are in season, when they taste the best, are most affordable, and most readily available.

The recipes in Mr. Wilkinson’s Vegetables range from simple salads such as Brussels Sprout Leaves, Mozzarella, and Anchovies, or Roasted Cucumber, Quinoa, Freekah, and Herbs, to hearty dishes such as Soft Parmesan Polenta with Crab and Mussels, or Braised Eggplant, Tomato, and Meatballs. They also include satisfying snacks like Irene’s Tzatziki, or Smoked Tomato and Goat’s Curd Gougeres, as well as desserts, such as Carrot Cake with Grated Carrot, Preserved Lemon, Raisin, and Ginger Pickle, or Creamed Rice Pudding. While many of the 80 plus dishes will appeal to vegetarians, there are plenty that incorporate meat. In all of them, Mr. Wilkinson’s vegetables are the stars.

With beautiful photography and vintage illustrations, the book is both timely and timeless.

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook

By Emily Ansara BainesUnofficial Downton abbey cookbook

Bring Upstairs and Downstairs Fare to Your Table

Nibble on Sybil’s Ginger Nut Biscuits during tea. Treat yourself to Ethel’s Beloved Crepes Suzette. Feast on Mr. Bates’ Chicken and Mushroom Pie with a room full of guests. With this collection of delicacies inspired by Emmy Award-winning series “Downton Abbey,” you’ll feel as sophisticated and poised as the men and women of Downton when you prepare these upstairs and downstairs favorites. Each dish finds its roots within the kitchen of the grand estate, including: Mrs. Isobel Crawley’s Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches, Filet Mignon with Foie Gras and Truffle Sauce, Walnut and Celery Salad with Pecorino, Decadent Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Icing, Very Vanilla Rice Pudding… You will love indulging in the splendors of another era with the snacks, entrees, and desserts from this masterpiece of a cookbook.

As featured in Woman’s World magazine and “The Daily Mail UK”!

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

By Deb Perelman

The long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen – home cook, photographer, and celebrated food blogger.

Deb Perelman loves to cook. She isn’t a chef or a restaurant owner – she’s never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was, at least at first, for special occasions – and, too often, an unnecessarily daunting venture. Deb found herself overwhelmed by the number of recipes available to her. Have you ever searched for the perfect birthday cake on Google? You’ll get more than three million results. Where do you start? What if you pick a recipe that’s downright bad?

So Deb founded her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, on the premise that cooking should be a pleasure, and that the results of your labor can – and should – be delicious…every time. Deb is a firm believer that there are no bad cooks, just bad recipes. She has dedicated herself to creating and finding the best of the best and adapting the recipes for the everyday cook.

And now, with the same warmth, candor, and can-do spirit her blog is known for, Deb presents her first cookbook: more than 100 recipes – almost entirely new, plus a few favorites from the site – all gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs.

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is all about approachable, uncompromised home cooking. Here you’ll find better uses for your favorite vegetables: asparagus blanketing a pizza; ratatouille dressing up a sandwich; cauliflower masquerading as pesto. These are recipes you’ll bookmark and use so often they become your own, recipes you’ll slip to a friend who wants to impress her new in-laws, and recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time. Deb tells you her favorite summer cocktail; how to lose your fear of cooking for a crowd; and the essential items you need for your own kitchen. From salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes (or a full meal) to savory tarts and galettes; from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake, Deb knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion.

This book is a perfect holiday gift for fans of the Smitten Kitchen blog, or for any devoted home chef. It’s the new hot cookbook on the market, so it’s sure to be a hit with your favorite foodie!

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