Cookbooks

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Sara Deseran
Asian Vegetables: From Long Beans to Lemongrass, a Simple Guide to Asian Produce
Jun 1991
Chronicle Books LLC

For anyone who has ever been dazzled but daunted at the Asian market, here is an indispensable, easy-to-use guide to identifying, choosing, and preparing these wonderfully unusual vegetables. From Amaranth and Bok Choy to Lotus Root and Lemongrass, food editor and writer Sara Deseran describes clearly the exotic array of Asian produce now widely available, explaining everything you need to know to shop confidently. This lavishly photographed resource is rounded out with 50 contemporary recipes.

Daniel Boulud and Melissa Clark
Braise: A Journey Through International Cuisine
Oct 2006
HarperCollins Publishers

Daniel Boulud's BRAISE is the superstar chef's guide to braising. Featuring braising recipes from around the world, this book will become an instant classic and the definitive cookbook on the technique, bringing one pot meals to a whole new level. BRAISE is Daniel Boulud's definitive cookbook on the time–honored cooking technique of braising. Braising is "moist heat" cooking, where a small amount of liquid is cooked along with the food in a closed container over long periods of time. Featuring dishes from Thailand, Italy, Mexico, Turkey, Lebanon, France, Russia, China and many other places, BRAISE is a comprehensive guide to braising. With simple recipes for all kinds of braises –– from meat to fish to vegetables –– the book is sure to please cooks of every skill level. Whether you're interested in the ordinary (Pot Roast) or the exotic (Quiabebe from Brazil), Boulud's expert guidance and easy to follow recipes bring the world of braise to your fingertips with welcome simplicity and intense flavour.

Joy Pierson, Jorge Pineda, and Angle Ramos
Candle 79 Cookbook
Nov 2011
Ten Speed Press

Modern Vegan Classics from New York’s Premiere Sustainable Restaurant



The vegan diet is restricted by definition—something most chefs don’t take too lightly. But with Candle 79’s cookbook, which shares what are arguably some of the best vegan recipes out there, there’s a solid chance that chef’s might actually wake up to the benefits of creative exploration that comes with a restricted diet. Not that Candle 79 is about restriction. As they say in their introduction, “the food at Candle 79 expands the horizons of vegan cuisine, proving that the healthiest food can also be the most flavorful and satisfying.” The collected efforts of chefs Ramos and Pineda and owner Joy Pierson, the cookbook bases itself not on what’s missing—any and all animal products—but on the plenty that is represented. And the recipes—all prepared with local, seasonal, organic products that go to the heart of the restaurant’s philosophy—more than prove their point. From amuse bouches like “Arancini with Roasted Plum Tomato Sauce” to main courses like the tofu-cheese stuffed “Manicotti Rustica” and desserts like their “Chocolate Mousse Tower,” the Candle 79 Cookbook has rewritten the vegan menu for the next century of conscientious, delicious eating.

Alice Waters
Chez Panisse Vegetables
May 1996
HarperCollins Publishers

This book, with 200+ recipes created by Alice Waters and the cooks at Chez Panisse, presents the inevitable roll call of vegetables, A to Z. In this case, the alphabetical harvest encompasses choices like amaranth, cardoons and parsnips along with the usual artichokes, carrots and potatoes. Some dishes have sophisticated allure, while many sing with simplicity, including Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad and Eggplant Cooked in the Coals. Waters includes both precise recipes and less specific descriptions of dishes. Linoleum block illustrations of vegetables created by Patricia Curtan are sown throughout this handsome book.

Aliza Green
Field Guide to Produce : How to Identify, Select, and Prepare Virtually Every Fruit and Vegetable at the Market
Mar 2004
Quirk Publishing

This practical guide to the world's most popular fruits and vegetables features more than 200 full-color photographs--plus detailed descriptions, selection tips, and guidelines on peeling, blanching, cooking, and eating. Award-winning chef Aliza Green describes everything you're likely to find at your local grocery store and farmer's market--from common cabbages and coconuts to more adventurous fare like chayote and cherimoya. Grocery shopping--and dinner--will never be the same again!

Gary Ibsen with Joan Nielsen
Great Tomato Book
Jul 1999
Ten Speed Press

The founder of the renowned TomatoFest celebration provides a juicy delight of a book that gives history and cultivation information for such sweet delights as Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter.

Mark Bittman
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian
Oct 2007
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

With more than 2,000 recipes, this collection runs the gamut from soups, to sauces, to desserts, and anything you could imagine in between. Even non-vegetarians will want to try the simple yet creative dishes. Many of the recipes can be prepared in 30 minutes or less and all are accessible even to a novice. The book includes guidelines to make cooking vegetarian as intuitive as cooking with meat. Like his now classic How to Cook Everything, this book opens with terrifically useful, straightforward discussions of essential ingredients, appliances and techniques, which Bittman builds on throughout in to-the-point sidebars and illustrated boxes.

Chris Schlesinger
Lettuce in Your Kitchen : Where Salad Gets a Whole New Spin and Dressings Do Double Duty
May 1998
HarperCollins Publishers

A salad-and-dressing lover's treasury of easy, creative, and dynamic salads and dressings includes simple tossed salads, all-vegetable creations, and substantial entrees, as well as information on choosing and cleaning greens and on dozens of non-salad uses for dressings.

Joan Schwartz
Meat and Potatoes : 52 Recipes, from Simple to Sublime
Nov 2003
Random House Publishing Group

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.

Joyce Goldstein
Mediterranean Fresh: A Compendium of One-Plate Salad Meals and Mix-and-Match Dressings
May 2008
Norton

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.

Fred and Linda Griffith
Nuts : 200 Recipes from Around the World that Feature Nature's Perfect Ingredient
Apr 2003
St. Martin's Press

2004 IACP Award Nominee for Single Subject Category; James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors Linda and Fred Griffith have traveled the world collecting recipes that use nuts. Nutritious, flavorful, and satisfying, these recipes cover all courses and range from casual to sophisticated. They include Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Walnut Relish, Thai Shrimp Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce, Nucci's Chestnut Gnocchi, Peppered Pistachio-Crusted Leg of Lamb, Risotto with Prosciutto, Parmesan and Walnuts, Chocolate Black Walnut Pie, and many more.

Charlie Trotter and Roxanne Klein
Raw
Feb 2007
Ten Speed Press

Prepared with basic techniques such as juicing, dehydrating, and slicing, raw food has all of its nutritional value intact since it isn't subjected to the enzyme-rupturing process that intense heat induces. In Raw, six-time James Beard Award-winner Trotter collaborates with Klein to produce a landmark collection of 100 recipes--the ultimate tribute to the culinary height that this dynamic cuisine can reach.

Chris Schlesinger
Salsas, Sambals, Chutneys & Chowchows : Intensely Flavored 'Little Dishes' from Around the World
Jan 1995
HarperCollins Publishers

More than condiments but not exactly side dishes, the combinations of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices featured in this book are the very definition of flavor when eaten by themselves, and add a jolt of taste that can dress up any main course. Here are 40 inventive, easy-to-make recipes ranging from the familiar to the exotic. Full-color photos.

Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison
Sublime Smoke : Bold New Flavors Inspired by the Old Art of Barbecue
Apr 2004
The Harvard Common Press

In their fifth cookbook, Cheryl and Bill Jamison feature more than 200 exciting recipes for backyard (or stovetop) smoking. Building on the basics laid out in their award-winning Smoke & Spice, which offers traditional barbecue, the Jamisons now delve into a more contemporary approach to smoking, with an emphasis on chicken, fish, and vegetables. Illustrations.

Kim Rizk
The Hay Day Country Market Cookbook
Nov 1998
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.

Since first opening in Westport, Connecticut, in 1978, Hay Day has been a celebrated purveyor of the finest farmstand produce and take-out fare. Now Hay Day presents 250 of the recipes that keep its customers coming back. 2-color throughout.

Linda Ziedrich
The Joy of Pickling: 250 Flavor-Packed Recipes for Vegetables and More from Garden or Market
May 2009
The Harvard Common Press

The revised edition of this be all end all guide to making pickles, is loaded with new recipes, tips, and techniques accumulated by Ziedrich over the past decade. A meticulously detailed introductory chapter highlights the various methods of pickling (including Japanese miso and rice bean pickling), and gives a rundown of the different salts, vinegars, aromatics, and firming agents to choose from. Eschewing the cucumber pickle rut, The Joy of Pickling, also includes recipes for baby corn to eggplant, to lemon, and has an entire chapter dedicated to Cabbage pickles, like Kimchi and sauerkraut. It also includes a section on hot and sweet chutneys, and salsas, and a final chapter focused on pickled meats, fish, and eggs.

Amelia Saltsman
The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook
Aug 2007
Blenheim Press

In Saltsman’s own words, this book is intended “to offer novice and market-savvy shoppers a seasonal guide to both familiar and exotic crops, with tips on how to select, store, and prepare these interesting finds.” If you have ever been overwhelmed by the array of foods at a farmer’s market, this volume will help you make sense of the produce. The easy-to-prepare recipes, like Penne with Winter Greens, Potatoes, and Cheese, showcase the wonderful fresh ingredients that you can find at your own local farmer’s market.

Deborah Madison
Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison’s Kitchen
Feb 2006
Bantam Books

If you think the only soup that is fit to be consumed is chicken noodle on a cold winter day, this book will convince you otherwise. With recipes for every kind of vegetable soup imaginable, from summer soups, to soups based on bread and grains, to suggestions on how to improve on canned soup when you don’t have time to cook from scratch—Deborah Madison will have you getting out a bowl and a big spoon.

James Peterson
Vegetables

This complete, A-to-Z guide to buying, preparing, and cooking vegetables includes more than 300 wonderful recipes, information on vegetable varieties, uses, storage--in short, everything one would ever need to know about vegetables. 32-page color photo section. Media tour.

Didi Emmons
Vegetarian Planet : 350 Big-Flavor Recipes for Out-of-This-World Food Every Day
Jan 1997
The Harvard Common Press

Never before has so much of the Earth's bounty been so abundantly available in local stores and supermarkets. In Vegetarian Planet, Didi Emmons takes vibrant flavors from around the world and, using techniques known to any home cook and easy-to-find ingredients, creates 350 dishes at once bold and flavorful, soothing and homey. Not a book of recipes "from" this country or that, it is instead a celebration of the new, globally inspired American pantry.