Milk is like the sweet cookbook complement to the spice (and sass?) of David Chang’s Momofuku empire. Put together by Christina Tosi, the genius behind Momofuku’s smartly off-brand brand of nostalgic treats, the book teems with recipes (and mouthwatering pictures) for things like “Red Velvet Ice Cream,” “Cinnamon Bun Pie,” and, oh yeah, “Cornflake-Chocolate-Chip-Marshmallow Cookies.” Tosi isn’t just on a nostalgia kick; her recipes are an answer (the correct answer) to the deep-seated American hunger for classic flavors done up with exquisite technique—ideally with no regard for the prospect of overindulgence. Tosi shares her pastry prowess with a “Techniques” section designed to not only help fellow chefs and ambitious home cooks recreate the specific, crave-worthy taste and texture of her treats, but also to get them into the habit of best Milk Bar practices (gelatin in ice cream, scraps-foraging, and a pervasive policy of no-sifting). The bonus? Work your way through the book, done up in the “real talk” style of Momofuku’s work-hard-play-hard professionalism, and you’ll be one of the gang—a certifiable “hardbody” ready for battle in the bakery.
Mourad New Moroccan is like an invitation to encounter cuisine the way its author did: by memory. An economics PhD candidate with no professional culinary ambitions, Mourad Lahlou came to cooking by accident—or, more accurately, by tradition, nostalgically reviving and building upon the foodways of his Moroccan homeland. And with Mourad New Moroccan, Lahlou shares how he bridged the gap between the okra and lamb stews of his bustling family home in Casablanca and the refined contours of his award-winning cuisine at Aziza. The book begins with an introduction to seven indispensable factors of Moroccan (and specifically Mourad-Moroccan) cooking, with “master classes” that have approachable titles like “Dude. Preserved Lemons.” And “The Charmoula Effect.” From the image of women rolling couscous to the incredible versatility of aforementioned charmoula, it’s like an insider’s guide to the human traditions behind flavor. And the recipes that follow like “Figs, Crème Fraîche, Arugula, Mint” and “Dungeness Crab, Meyer Lemon, Harissa Butter” join the stories and savor—a warm, inviting, second-generation homage to first generation flavors.
A Man with a Pan tells the tales of today’s most masculine culinary celebrities as they’ve never before been seen; a maison and en famille. It’s a compilation of personal essays, interviews, and recipes. And with men at the helm, preparing family dinner becomes a fly-by-night operation, Michael Ruhlman recommends sex before chicken, Mario Batali’s kids rave about duck testicles, and Stephen King commands his readers to cook with their microwaves but “don’t nuke the sh*t out of it!” As a fascinating marker of changing times or as the perfect father’s day gift, A Man with a Pan does it all (much like the fathers it features).
In purely technical terms, Modernist Cuisine is a comprehensive codification of culinary techniques. In cultural terms, the fact that it spans five volumes, covers topics in meticulous scientific depth, and essentially transforms the fundamental approach to modern cooking, makes it a culinary revolution, printed and bound. Not that Nathan Myrvhold, Chris Young, and Maxime Bilet are looking to challenge the basics of cuisine; quite the opposite, they’re looking to explore them more deeply, as deeply as they’ve been explored. And with volumes including History and Fundamentals, Techniques and Equipment, Animals and Plants, Ingredients and Preparations, and Plated Dish Recipes—with a Kitchen Manual, because let's face it, you're out of you're league—they're exploring (and explaining) everything from the hows and whys of traditional methods to the science behind the vanguard techniques of the last 30 years. And all this from a project that began as an exposition of sous vide and food safety (which Myhrvold covers in unprecedented depth in Volume One). Bisected photographs give immediate visual logic to explanations of technique and product, making this an indispensable reference guide for any cook, chef, or visionary looking to keep pace with—or even dream beyond—the technical, conceptual, poetic precision of modern cuisine.
In Mary Mac’s Tea Room, nose-to-tail ingredients and whole foods make up the majority of ingredients—not for the sake of a trend but for tradition. Recipes from this Atlanta institution are unselfconsciously sustainable … and high in calories. But it’s more than a deep-fried, Southern-best-hits list. Recipes for gelatin molds and fried green tomatoes are interspersed with stories from the restaurant’s past and photos of loyal patrons. As traditional American cuisine lost its soul in the hands of corporate food manufacturers, Mary Mac’s Tea Room held fast to its traditions, and Mary Mac’s Tea Room: 65 Years of Recipes from Atlanta’s Favorite Dining Room offers its readers a history lesson for the eyes, nose, throat, and stomach.
Many chefs have experienced the deep-bellied frustration when top-quality protein or tender young produce is ruined by mediocre sauce. But most chefs also know that a well-made sauce can exalt otherwise modest product to new heights of culinary glory. Executive Chef of The Waterside Inn at Bray—currently celebrating its 25th year with three Michelin stars—Michel Roux knows the value of a good sauce. “I first discovered the magic of sauces as a fourteen year-old apprentice to a professional chef,” says Roux, at which point he fell entirely in love with this time-honored component of traditional French cuisine. In this updated and revised version of his classic sauce compendium, Roux shares the techniques and tips he’s accrued since that first encounter over the course of his brilliant career. He shares decades’ worth of soup-sagesse, wisdom will surely turn your sense of sauce from a mere foundational component of a dish to the liquid sine qua non of great cuisine. Over 200 recipes—and the kind of tips that only come with Chef Roux’s seasoned experience—make this an invaluable resource to chefs in French cuisine and beyond—anywhere, in fact, that perfected, exquisitely prepared sauce has a place on the table.
A chef would be hard pressed to winnow down a precious few favorite ingredients from among the plenty, but Skye Gygnell of Petersham Nurseries Café has done just that. With My Favorite Ingredients, Gygnell shares her sixteen most beloved ingredients, all seasonal and sustainable, from Asparagus to Vinegar to Honey and, of course, Chocolate. Chef and recipe columnist for the Independent on Sunday, Gygnell takes a few justifiable liberties under certain broader ingredients categories like Leaves, for instance, where she expounds upon the virtues of purslane, escarole, and watercress, among others. But as a w hole the book is a dedication by Gygnell to the roster of products that keep her mouth happy and her kitchen running. Recipes and personal recollections accompany each ingredient, and one feels that Gygnell is not simply making a persuasive point—that these ingredients are deservedly her favorites—but that she is writing a professional’s devotional to the foodstuffs that keep her everyday inspired.
Formerly a pastry chef in New York City, Anrew Garrison Shotts currently runs the prolific Garrison Chocolates, a confectionary company that creates new flavor combinations five times a year. In Making Artisan Chocolates, this authoritative candy man brings the fine art of the chocolate confectionary to the uninitiated. Garrison Shotts outfits his reader from the ground up, with equipment recommendations, a run down of key ingredients, and a program generally meant to inspire creativity and ownership of the process. For a kitchen looking to incorporate house-made truffles or a chef looking for the best resource for chocolate-making at home, Making Artisan Chocolates is a serious book for serious chocolate-lovers.
“My year rolls across ingredients,” says Martin Bosley in the introduction to his new book, “each season bringing something new to look forward to.” Chef-proprietor of the beloved Martin Bosley’s in Wellington—the 2007 recipient of Cuisine magazine’s Restaurant of the Year Award—Bosley might easily rest on his laurels and let the legacy of his restaurant speak for itself. But Bosley is a cook at heart, a cook in the kitchen and a cook at home. And what’s more, he’s a cook who shares, whether in his weekly recipe columns for the Listener or here, in a book that collects years’ worth of recipes, with sourcing and cooking tips, and, of course, the stories behind them. And while Bosley makes his recipes accessible to most home kitchens, his fellow chefs will no doubt be interested to know just why Bosley’s Perfect Steak Sandwich is the thing to eat after a long night’s service.
Lisa Schroeder changed careers at 35, enrolling in the Culinary Institute of America, working long hours in multiple restaurants, and finally starting upscale comfort-food mecca Mother’s Bistro & Bar in Portland ten years ago. From this outpost, Chef Schroeder combines her culinary training at one of the country’s most respected programs with a deep respect for the homey satisfaction of mothers’ recipes from all over. Just as her restaurant bridges the gap between the casual, traditional style of home cooking practiced by mothers and the savvy of a working chef, Schroeder’s book offers tips – called “Love Notes” – to explain the winning techniques behind her mom-inspired, chef-executed recipes. With 150 dishes from the restaurant, Mother’s Best promises to bring rustic, simple, home style cuisine to a mother’s kitchen near you.
With over sixty years in the restaurant business, Big Sur’s renowned Nepenthe restaurant is still an unwavering symbol of bohemian culture and culinary tradition, as much now as it was when it was founded by the Fassett family six decades ago. My Nepenthe compiles Fassett family history, Nepenthe lore, and 85 diverse recipes to describe the unique cuisine and culture of the Southern California cultural landmark. The history of the place, including profiles of some of its most notable visitors and employees, is interwoven with family and restaurant recipes like “Lolly’s Famous Hotcakes” and “Herb-Stuffed Pork Loin Roast with Wine-Poached Quince.” The overall impact is to give the reader an intimate perspective on the cuisine and family tradition of Nepenthe’s as it’s evolved over the last several decades.
Critically acclaimed food writer and expert of Mediterranean cuisine Paula Wolfert translates her extensive collection of clay pots into this rich array of earthenware-friendly recipes. Beginning with the simple assertion that “most food – and Mediterranean food in particular – tastes better cooked in clay,” Wolfert explains how in her travels throughout the region, cooks and chefs continually touted the supreme results of cooking in a clay vessel. In order to translate these culturally specific methods of cooking to American kitchens, which despite their diversity tend to neglect the uses of clay cookery, Wolfert provides ten basic chapters full of traditional and contemporary recipes for meats, vegetables, grains, fish, dairy, and so on. She also provides a “primer” on clay pots and alternative vessels for each recipe (substituting a Spanish cazuela for a Moroccan tagine, e.g.) allowing for the probability that most readers won’t have her extensive collection of earthenware. However a chef chooses to incorporate it (and Wolfert provides a variety of approaches), clay pot cooking may be the ideal addition for the chef looking to impart an elusive, seductive element of terroir to their dishes.
Jim Lahey turned artisanal bread into a household name with Sullivan Street Bakery, then turned his hand to pizza at Co. No cryptic methods or hard-to-source wild yeast strains in this cookbook though. Divided into sections on bread, sandwiches, and pizzas and foccaccias, Lahey also explains the science behind the no-knead method presented in this book. Beer, juice, and carrots somehow find their way into bread recipes. With practical recipes for stale bread, this makes a handy home-cook’s bread manual, and although the volume measurements are clearly a home cook touch too, weights are also listed for industry bakers trying to produce the same crunchy stirato baguettes, peanut bread or pancetta rolls.
Prolific Chef and Louisiana champion John Besh presents this ode to his hometown in a format that straddles memoir and cookbook. Especially in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the environs seem like a precious but essential element of Americana, with its regional specialty cuisine providing the equivalent of a spice-and-sugar-rim on the national cocktail. With this beautifully illustrated book, Besh aims to preserve the mosaic of regional flavors of Louisiana. With an emphasis on the distinctive ingredients that make up Louisiana cooking, Besh breaks down the book by ingredients, region, and events. Chapters like “Strawberries and Citrus,” “Shrimp Season” and “Creole Tomatoes” appear alongside occasion-oriented chapters like “Feast Days” and “Thanksgiving.” Besh begins each chapter with a personal account, either of his encounters with an ingredient (e.g.“Creole tomatoes should be eaten warm, right off the plant, a thing I still look forward to like a child.”) or his experience of a particular feast or occasion, like his in-laws’ famously elaborate Thanksgivings. Chefs unfamiliar with Louisiana can use this native-made resource to incorporate the exotic flavors and textures of New Orleans into their cooking.
From renowned Spanish-born Chef and Restaurateur Jose Andrés comes his second cookbook, a companion book to his PBS television series Made in Spain. In Made in Spain: Dishes for the American Kitchen Andrés focuses on regional Spanish cuisine (from Madrid to Andalucia and beyond) and articulates how American chefs can adapt these simple recipes for their kitchens. Each section (the book is divided by geography and ingredients) begins with an informative segment on the region’s political and culinary history. The recipes start with a brief story about the inspiration or background behind it. The book provides a chef’s tour of Spain without having to leave the table and is infused with Andrés’ characteristic wit and charm.
In her new book Joyce Goldstein demonstrates the variety and versatility of that oft overlooked component to a great meal – salad. Where most diners assume a plate of dressed greens would suffice for a “salad,” Goldstein offers a sophisticated plate of well-prepared food that bears the culinary legacy of the Mediterranean. As a restaurant consultant Goldstein works primarily with chefs, reintroducing them to the world of salads by way of the fundamentals. With her book Goldstein provides a version of her famed salad tutorial, with a compendium of 110 recipes and 30 years experience teaching the art of salad. In the book’s first half, Goldstein teaches her reader the varieties of textures, ideal temperatures, and flavors of traditional salad ingredients. In the second half she explores the choices of salt, acidity, and viscosity in vinaigrette and dressing preparations. With a primer on pairing salad and wine in the Introduction courtesy of her son Evan, Goldstein offers a complete salad primer that introduces the reader to the rich culinary composition that is salad.
Surprisingly accessible, this inspiring cookbook from one of the world’s great chefs takes the reader through 125 recipes that will redefine your understanding of Japanese cuisine. With beautiful photography, Morimoto’s book gives instructions on things like how to make and properly eat sushi and sashimi, background on ingredients like tofu and soy sauce, and explanations of his own philosophies about cooking.
In this outstanding collection of heart-healthy recipes, Tarantino re-creates marinades and flavoring pastes from all over the world and provides instructions for preparing delicious seafood, poultry, meat, vegetables and cheese--indoors and out. 190 recipes, with helpful marinading charts.
This new edition of Matt Kramer's classic guide to wine features a new preface and an all-new chapter that covers changes and advances in winemaking since its first publication in 1989. The superbly written text explains everything an oenophile needs to know, including the creation and naming of wines, wine cellars, presentation and glassware, pairing wine with food, and much more.
World-renowned authority Michael Jackson provides quintessential recipes for more than 250 cocktails. This essential barside manual comes complete with an A-Z reference to the world's greatest drinks and complete descriptions of bartending equipment and their uses. Whether you'd like to test your courage with an Earthquake or mix a superb Martini, the perfect drink is never far away with this connoiseur's guide at hand.
2004 James Beard Award Nominee for Writing & Reference; In the tradition of M.F.K. Fisher, Shoba Narayan weaves together a fascinating food narrative that combines delectable Indian recipes with musings about Indian culture, tales from her life, and stories of her delightfully eccentric family. The pages of Monsoon Diary confirm a central truth: Life is lived in the kitchen. In this creative and intimate work, Shoba Narayan's considerable vegetarian cooking talents are matched by stories as varied as Indian spices--at times pungent, mellow, piquant, sweet--about her childhood in South India and her life in the U.S.
From well-known cookbook author Joan Schwartz, creator of the delectable Macaroni and Cheese, comes Meat and Potatoes/ a new collection of outstanding recipes from celebrated chefs across the country. Here are the special recipes of celebrated chefs like Anita Lo, Bobby Flay, Mitchel London, and Patricia Yeo. These chefs work their magic with beef, lamb, veal, and pork in combination of a variety of both white and sweet potatoes. Roasted, braised, or grilled, turned into soups, salads, croquettes or stews, these ingredients are the stuff of endless possibilities.
For Christian Delouvrier, world renowned chef of Lespinasse and author of Mastering Simplicity: A Life in the Kitchen, French cuisine is defined by simple dishes that require an extraordinary amount of skill. As he states it: “This dish appears very simple but, in fact, was created to test the cook’s abilities”. The same may be said of his book. At first glance it is a simple collection of stories and recipes from a noteworthy chef. On closer inspection it is clear that the book is a work of craftsmanship. Rather than organize the recipes by course, Delouvrier chooses instead to progress chronologically through his career—and evolution—in the kitchen. Each chapter includes an introduction by Delouvrier that details the life he was living as he worked on the recipes that follow. What might otherwise be a collection of classic French recipes becomes instead an exceptional personal memoir. Mastering Simplicity is both a good read and a good cookbook. It’s as simple as that.
Diane Kochilas introduces the dazzling array of Greek meze and explores its rituals and traditions. From yogurt and eggplant dips to seafood delights to meatballs and kebabs, Meze features 80 simple dishes that can be enjoyed as appetizers or used to create a meal. Filled with dozens of color photographs, Meze adds Mediterranean flavor to any gathering.
Martin Yan, the master of Chinese cuisine, takes the culinary curious on a fantastic gustatory tour of the streets, shops, and restaurants of 11 of the world's most vibrant and rich ethnic enclaves: the neighborhoods called Chinatown. He introduces vendors, chefs, and home cooks who share their secrets in Honolulu, London, Macau, Melbourne, New York City, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver, B.C., and Yokahama.
Renowned for making food that looks gorgeous and tastes great yet minimal effort, Donna Hay's cookbooks have become international successes. Modern Classics follows a simple formula for each chapter. Chapters, including soups, salads, pastas, and pies, begin with a "basic" recipe. With step-by-step photos, cooks will be able to create increasingly sophisticated variations from this starter recipe.
2003 IACP Award Winner - General Category; From Michael Chiarello, author of The Tra Vigne Cookbook, comes a collection of recipes on his favorite subject-and the favorite subject of home cooks everywhere-preparing meals for family and friends. These treasured recipes marry the rich traditions of his Italian culinary heritage with the casual style and fresh flavors of the Wine Country. Each outhwatering dish-such as Tuscan Shrimp with White Beans, Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon Salt, and Italian Fruit Salad with Sta Bene Honey Zabaglione-is sophisticated, yet simple to prepare.
From the critically acclaimed Beer Hunter, comes this award-winning classic, with entirely updated information on two new beer styles (Leipzig Gose and Helles), American ales, Lambics and fruit beers, wheat beers, international ales, porters and stouts, lagers and specialty brews. Also features a recipe section highlighting foods that complement beer.
Simple and perfect, macaroni and cheese can be credited with spearheading today's comfort-food revolution. This timeless dish is reassuring and familiar, yet with the addition of a bit of truffle butter or salsa, it kicks into high gear with an unexpected burst of flavor. Now, for the first time in one collection such well-known chefs as Bobby Flay, Charlie Palmer, Rick Bayless, and Katy Sparks share with us their favorite recipes, some from childhood, some from their restaurant menus.
Forty years ago Mastering the Art of French Cooking ignited America's passion for good food, and brought that food into our homes. It remains as essential today as it was then--a great teaching cookbook and the preeminent French cookbook for the American kitchen.
New paperback edition of the classic. Auguste Escoffier was the "King of Chefs and Chef of Kings," a founder of London's famed Savoy Hotel, and probably the greatest cook of all time. Among the sublime tastes elegantly presented here: Hot Lobster Mousse; Chestnut Croquettes; and Meringue with Custard Cream. A complete cooking course in one volume!
Perfectly pristine ingredients, combined sensibly and cooked properly, are the unmistakable hallmarks of the best Italian food. Chef Mario Batali, known to fans far and wide as "Molto Mario" from his appearances on television's Food Network and as chef of New York's much-loved Pó restaurant, has elevated these simple principles to fine art, creating innovative new fare that pays tribute to traditional Italian home cooking in a distinctly modern way. Now, for the first time, more than 200 of his irresistible recipes for fresh pastas, sprightly salads, grilled dishes, savory ragus, and many others are gathered in Simple Italian Food, a celebration of the flavors and spirit of Italy.
...A celebration of country living sprinkled with irresistible recipes, reminiscences, and bits of timeless folk wisdom. There are more than one hundred classic recipes handed down in the Hutchen's farmhouse kitchen. From "Moist and Crunchy Fried Chicken and Gravy" and "Green Beans Country Style" to "Sweet Cherry Dumplings" and "Get You a Husband¹ Apple Pie," these mouthwatering favorites bring back the sweet and savory pleasures of country cooking for any occasion and every season.
From Georgia to Maryland, the region known as Appalachia has created a style of country cooking that is without parallel. This collection features nearly 300 savory recipes of this unique cuisine, each offering a piece of history, shaped by time and the spirit of the Appalachian people. Line illustrations.
Until now, American home cooks have had few authorities to translate the heart of this world-class cuisine to everyday cooking. With more than 150 recipes, chef, author and teacher Rick Bayless provides the inspirations and guidance that home cooks have needed. Fascinating cultural background and practical cooking tips help readers to understand these preparations and make them their own. Familiar recipes with innovative Mexican accents, such as Baked Ham with Yucatecan Flavors, Spicy Chicken Salad, Ancho-Broiled Salmon and Very, Very Good Chili. Throughout, the intrepid Bayless brings chiles into focus, revealing that Mexican cooks use these pods for flavor, richness, color and, yes, sometimes for heat. He details the simple techniques for getting the best out of every chile-from the rich, smoky chipotle to the incendiary but fruity habanero. It's all here: starters like Classic Seviche Tostadas or Chorizo-Stuffed Anch Chiles; tortilla based preparations like Achiote-Roasted Pork Tacos or Street-Style Red Chile Enchiladas; even a whole chapter on fiesta foods; and ending with a selection of luscious desserts like Chocolate Flan with Kahlua.
In Mesa Mexicana, they offer their unique interpretations of the tastes of coastal Mexico with a bold, colorful cuisine that excites the palate and satisfies our yen for earthy, rustic flavors, minus the heaviness of most standard fare.