New Arrivals - Cooking, homemaking, and family
"... the first book to bring the richness and authenticity of the foods of Mexico's main holidays and celebrations to the American home cook. This cultural cookbook offers insight into the traditional Mexican holidays that punctuate Mexican life and provides more than 200 original recipes to add to our Mexican food repertoire. The authors first discuss Mexican eating customs and then cover 25 holidays and festivals throughout the year, from the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Carnaval, Cinco de Mayo, to the Day of the Revolution, with family celebrations for rites of passage, too. Each holiday/festival includes historical background and cultural and food information. The lavishly illustrated book is appropriate for those seeking basic knowledge of Mexican cooking and customs as well as aficionados of Mexican cuisine"--From publisher description.
"For the hundreds of thousands of readers who bought Alice Waters's bestselling and now-classic book The Art of Simple Food, and for supporters of all ages of the sustainable food movement, here is a timely cookbook that centers on Alice's plant-forward way of cooking and puts forth her passion for seasonality and celebrating all vegetables. Alice Waters is the leader of the local, sustainable food movement. While The Art of Simple Food was steeped in general cooking technique, The Art of Simple Food II brings vegetable-forward meals to the table. With 300 seasonal recipes and 300 exquisite line drawings, this follow-up to the revered Art of Simple Food beautifully encompasses Alice's vision for eating what grows in our earth, all year long. This book is for longtime fans of Alice plus the new generation of home cooks who care deeply about the source of their food and who so admire Alice's efforts in the food movement. It is a must-read for home cooks who shop at farmer's markets and supermarket perimeters, and who belong to CSAs, as she guides you on how to choose the best ingredients. And it will be of special interest to those who grow their own food in their kitchens, backyards, or community gardens because gardening information is included. Alice teaches you how to bring the most flavor and versatility to the plants, using familiar and new ingredients. With this book, she empowers you to nourish yourself for a more responsible and rewarding life in the kitchen and at the table"-- Provided by publisher.
The fifty selections provide a broad sensory range for the modern gourmet. Most of the foods are raw materials, but some have been fermented or otherwise transformed?into bread, ham, cheese. Six of the fifty are cheeses. As Behr explains, cheese is probably the best food, as wine is the best drink. Behr argues that food tastes more delicious when it is closer to nature. Skilled low technology is almost always superior to high technology. But with scientific insight, the old methods can be refined to achieve more consistent high quality. We can?t always have the best, but with the information in this book we can eat better every day.
This book provides an insiders view of what it is like to dine at the White House and describes Chef Moeller's most memorable moments cooking for three First Families. It includes over 100 recipes for one-of-a-kind dishes featuring his trademark use of fresh, seasonal ingredients inspired by his classical French training with an American twist. Useful chef notes help adapt fine French cooking techniques for the home cook.
"Holiday favorites for all year round, from the #1 New York times bestselling author and Food Network personality"-- Provided by publisher.
"...The Essential Cake Boss" is a perfect slice of Buddy Valas-tro s beloved bestseller "Baking with the Cake Boss" a sweet collection of Buddy s core recipes and techniques; the building blocks of Buddy s show-stopping desserts; and many of his most popular, signature creations. You ll learn to work with baking and decorating equip-ment, bake perfectly moist cupcakes and cakes, and work magical effects with frosting and fondant. Gor-geous photos let you follow Buddy as he shows how to create his artistic flourishes and decorations. "The Essen-tial Cake Boss" also features charts that let you mix and match cake flavor, frosting, and liqueur syrup to create your own trademark cakes. A master course in baking, "The Essential Cake Boss" starts with a tour around the kitchen, including your pantry essentials and equipment, and the basic baking techniques at the foundation of any baker's success..."--From the publisher.
Taking readers on a culinary adventure around the world, the chef features recipes from six of his favorite countries, including Spain, Morocco, and Sweden, that are authentic and infused with incredible flavor.
The chefs and owners of a Philadelphia-based, innovative vegetarian restaurant showcase recipes for 100 different dishes that can be easily prepared at home.
The wife of 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney invites readers into her home and kitchen, combining some of her favorite recipes with memories of raising a family.
"... guide to gourmet cupcakes, featuring grown-up flavors (figs! whiskey!) and the delicious story of a Brooklyn family saved by its sweet tooth"--From publisher description.
Economical, easy to do and stress free, this book is for cooks who want to spend less time washing up and anyone that has little time to cook but wants to eat well!
Highlighting a different honey variety each month (orange blossom, tupelo, acacia, avocado, raspberry, tulip poplar, sourwood, blueberry, sage, eucalyptus, cranberry, and chestnut), beekeeper and chef Laurey Masterton offers dishes made from simple, fresh ingredients.
"As a busy teen star, Reed Alexander's life is a balancing act. Several years ago, as he juggled career commitments and school, he lost sight of how to eat right, became overweight, and as a result, was exhausted and lethargic. Too tired to keep up with his hectic schedule, he decided to reclaim his health by changing his diet. A can-do guy, his first step was to learn how to cook for himself. Unable to find any recipes suited to a teenager's tastes, he rolled up his sleeves and set to work in his kitchen, developing healthy versions of the foods he loves. Along the way, he became a dedicated cook, sharing his culinary discoveries with his fans and friends on his Web site, KewlBites.com. Since then, Alexander has gained a cultlike following of both teen cooks and their parents. Inspired by the number of lives he has touched, Alexander has created 100 slimmed down, kid-tested, mother-approved alternatives for the foods teens love. Not only has he improved the health profile of such standard teen fare as sliders, chips, chicken fingers, tacos and fries, but he aims to expand the dinner menu to include such dishes as a Margherita Frittata, Oriental Chop Slaw, and Kewl and Breezy Shrimp Rolls. Throughout, he shares the tips, tricks, and methods he used to strip his favorite dishes of their unhealthy ingredients and replace them with flavorful, nourishing ones. He also offers up advice on how to make a shopping list, navigate the grocery store, and choose the freshest ingredients possible"--Provided by publisher.
Celebrate Christmas with family, friends, and feasts the Scandinavian way! Enjoy a delicious mix of traditional and modern recipes throughout the holiday season as Scandinavians do.
A collection of life stories and fifty recipes from the founder of La Varenne Cooking School shares upbeat, no-nonsense guidelines on the secrets of French cooking interspersed with reminiscences about the author's culinary training.
"Every parent of a newborn feels overwhelmed by the enormity of the tasks at hand: Suddenly responsible for feedings, diaper changes, and trying to sleep, parents are stressed out and anxious. ... The good news is that the cause and effect between parents' mental and emotional states and their baby's mood and behavior works both ways; when parents are calm and centered, their children are calm as well. ... With an eye-opening blend of neuroscience research, personal stories, and cross-cultural insights, Calm Mama, Happy Baby empowers moms (and dads) to be proactive about how they are 'feeding' their babies energetically, choosing calm over stress."--Amazon.com description.