Welcome to My Kitchen : A New York Chef Shares His Robust Recipes and Secret Techniques
For more than 15 years, Tom Valenti has been creating innovative and critically acclaimed menus for some of New York's most popular restaurants. Here, for the first time, Valenti shares his creative kitchen secrets and recipes, helping every cook to master his bold, deep flavors.
Welcome to My Kitchen is both a teaching book and a recipe book. It focuses not only on good food that is easily made, but on simple, accessible techniques for creating flavor-intense dishes in home kitchens. Valenti reveals an array of culinary "tricks," from how to regulate heat for the best flavor and texture, to how to use sugar to flavor savory dishes. Both beginning and experienced home cooks are sure to learn new techniques, giving them the confidence needed to build their own culinary repertoires. Best of all, Welcome to My Kitchen offers 150 recipes, all of which illustrate the stunning success of Valenti's cooking style.
Braise: A Journey Through International Cuisine
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.
Welcome to bread, not as a food, but as a way of life. Chad Robertson’s devotion to the history and process of bread baking is unsurpassed. It’s what earns the chef and owner of Tartine Bakery industry admiration and his recipes Biblical status among bakers and carbohydrate aficionados. Tartine Bread scales back Robertson’s bakery recipes for the home cook and includes chapters on basic country bread, semolina and whole-wheat flours, baguettes, and enriched breads. And with more than 30 recipes that use days-old bread, cooks can replicate the hearty, healthy, and bread-laden fare that cements Tartine Bakery’s unrivalled reputation for crafted café cuisine. Sous chef Eric Wolfinger’s photographs set a luxurious tone to the cookbook, and along with colloquial prose, take readers as close as they can get to looking over Robertson’s shoulder.
Cooking with David Burke
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Cooking with David Burke is a book full of energy, enthusiasm, and true culinary invention, a stunning debut for a fresh and welcome new voice in American cooking...The Burke style blends the principals of haute cuisine with French country cooking, American regional specialties, and ethnic touches. He takes to new heights the European technique of building a dish, rather than displaying food flat upon a plate...
The Secret Life of Food
Hyperion Books for Children
Welcome to Clare Crespo's world of demented and delightful culinary creations, where what you see is definitely not what you get. Illustrated with vivid and slyly hilarious photographs, The Secret Life of Food introduces parents and children to forty-six unbelievable recipes that turn familiar, easy-to-make dishes into wondrous imitations of plants, animals, common household objects, and even human body parts (the ultimate Halloween gross-out!). A hip gift book perfect for young families, The Secret Life of Food shows these and many more whimsical, ingeniously disguised creations. Parents will have as much fun as their children making these playful dishes, or simply leafing through this charming, disarming collection.
Daily Feast: La Puerta Azul Cookbook
Sea Script Company
At the helm of Daily Feast is Chef Ramiro Jimenez, head chef of the recently opened La Puerta Azul in New York state. After almost twenty years in the restaurant industry, Chef Jimenez brings his refined and tested technique to the cuisine of his culinary roots. Wherever Mexican food is thought of as an assemblage of proteins, cheese, and tortillas, Chef Jimenez can shine the light of revelation. He provides his readers with an assortment of authentic, regional dishes highlighting Mexico’s culinary heritage. Bold photographs highlight the sophistication of Jimenez’ technique; he plates Mexican preparations with a decidedly classical aesthetic. The result is a welcome challenge to the reader’s store-bought notions of the flavors and textures of Mexican cuisine.
The Barbecue! Bible
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Written by Steve, Raichlen, the multi-award-winning cookbook author whose boundless enthusiasm took him 150,000 miles across 5 continents to discover the world's best grilled food, The Barbecue Bible is a 556-page, over-500-recipe celebration of sizzle, smoke, and secret sauces, summer afternoon cookouts, dads in aprons, and everything we love about cooking over fire. Welcome to the fire pits of South America, home of Argentinean Veal and Chicken Kebabs, and the shoebox-size grills of Asia, with their Balinase Prawn Sats and Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Sesame Dipping Sauce. To Mexico's Yucatan-Style Grilled Fish, Italy's famous Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine Steak), Thai Sweet and Garlicky Pork Chops, Senegalese Grilled Chicken with Lemon Mustard Sauce, and the best Memphis Ribs, Texas-Style Barbecued Brisket, and North Carolina Pulled Pork. In addition there are grilled sides, grilled starters, grilled desserts. And gleaned from the hundreds of pit jockeys the author visited, the Ten Commandments of Perfect Grilling, including master recipes for cooking a perfect steak, a perfect chicken, a perfect fish, a perfect vegetable.
101 Optimal Life Foods
Registered dietician David Grotto finds more than satisfaction or flavor in food—he finds restorative properties and the key to better health. Grotto follows up his highly successful 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life with this specifically targeted guide to better health. From common issues like wrinkled skin and haliotosis to infertility, Grotto comprehensively breaks down each topic, offering tips on the foods are most helpful in counteracting symptoms. The second half of the book contains recipes featuring these flavorful, nutritionally potent ingredients, helping the reader easily incorporate the right foods into his or her diet. In an age of rampant medication, childhood obesity, and fast food fixes, Grotto’s careful breakdown of nutrition and health is a timely and welcome resource.
Bistro Laurent Tourondel: New American Bistro Cooking
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
With seven outposts and counting in his BLT line, it was only a matter of time before Tourondel (Go Fish: Fresh Ideas for American Seafood) wrote a cookbook to codify his credo of American-style French bistro cooking. Many of the dishes come from Tourondel's restaurant menus, but he makes them accessible to the home cook with unintimidating preparations that showcase the quality and flavors of choice ingredients. The opening chapter discusses choosing and preparing different fish and cuts of meat, while brief introductions to each recipe contribute to the pleasantly informal feeling. The cuisine is well-traveled, including Asian salads, a quintessentially American creamy corn soup, Roman-style gnocchi and a hearty, spicy Chicken-Chorizo Basquaise. BLT patrons will be eager to try menu favorites like Giant Cheese Popovers, Marinated Kobe Skirt Steak and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Parfait. Tourondel includes comments on easily substituted ingredients and wine or beer pairings. Both novices and experienced cooks will welcome this comprehensive education in Tourondel's signature style.