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New Arrivals - Cooking, homemaking, and family
The star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta advises women on fashion, etiquette, dating, and the workplace giving a modern twist to traditional Southern values.
A complete resource for new and experienced cooks that combines over two hundred illustrated recipes with comprehensive instructions, tips, and techniques for preparing a variety of breads.
The matriarch of the "Duck Dynasty" clan presents a collection of family recipes and stories while revealing favorite dishes for each of the Robertson men and their wives, in a volume complemented by scriptural excerpts.
Feast is the book that satisfies everyone who wants to expand their repertoire to include more vegetables and grains as well as those transitioning to a vegetarian diet.
"... offers a thoroughly modern approach to Jewish holiday baking that includes both contemporary and traditional recipes, more than 45 of which have been skillfully adapted for Passover"--From publisher description.
Classico e Moderno will give you all the tools, tips, and tricks you need to cook tantalizing Italian dishes with the confidence of a seasoned chef.
Jordan shows you how to cook dinners that are unpretentious, deeply delicious, and won't strain your time or your budget. Often making use of the slow cooker, these recipes are easily adaptable to your own tastes.
"The Lemonade Cookbook takes the bold flavors, imaginative dishes, and Southern California lifestyle that have made the brand an instant hit and captures them in a fresh, beautifully-designed, full-color book. Like Los Angeles, Lemonade's cuisine is carefully blended with variety. L.A. is agents and movie grips, surfers and yoga moms, students and celebrities, and a wide mix of different culinary traditions. At Lemonade the marketplace salads, unique sandwiches, and slow-simmered stews taste as though every culture stirred a bit into the pot--for example, the skirt steak with grilled onions and piquillo peppers with its smoky depth, pairs perfectly with the snappy salad of Chinese long beans, plums, and scallion vinaigrette. A comfortable place where locals and visitors enjoy a rotating daily spread of deliciousness, the recipes, more than 120 in all, stress simple cooking preparation with a global taste, and are a perfect fit for today's on-the-go lifestyles and perceptive palates. And, of course, it wouldn't be L.A. without the amazing desserts--from banana mascarpone layer cake to caramel fleur de sel macaroons to peanut butter milk chocolate cookies, there are recipes for treats galore, plus ten different recipes for delicious flavors of lemonade. The Lemonade Cookbook : Southern California Comfort Food from L.A.'s Favorite Modern Cafeteria speaks to all cooks who want to make sophisticated highly-urban "comfort food" with ease"-- Provided by publisher.
"Whether you're interested in molecular gastronomy or just want a perfect chicken recipe for dinner tonight, the authors of 'Ideas in Food' deliver reliable techniques and dishes - no hard-to-find ingredients or break-the-bank equipment required - for real home cooks. Sharing expert advice on everything from making gluten-free baking mixes and homemade cheeses and buttermilk to understanding the finer points of fermentation or sous-vide cooking, Kamozawa and Talbot chronicle their quest to bring out the best in every ingredient. With a focus on recipes and techniques that can help anyone make better meals every day and 75 color photographs that show both step-by-step processes and finished dishes, 'Maximum Flavor' will encourage you to experiment, taste, play with your food, and discover again why cooking and eating are so fascinating and fun"-- From publisher's description.
"This is the first cookbook from Diane Cu and Todd Porter, renowned creators of the immensely popular food writing and photography blog WhiteonRiceCouple.com. Bountiful offers 100 seasonal, simple, and approachable recipes, 90 of which have not been seen on the blog, each featuring a vegetable or fruit as the star of the meal"--From publisher description.
Relax with a tasty meal after a busy day. Enjoy your evenings around the dinner table with your friends and family. Sound too good to be true? Not if you plan your Week in a Day. Rachael Ray?s Week in a Day, the companion book to her hit cooking show of the same name, offers more than two hundred recipes that will help you prepare five nights? worth of meals in a single day. The woman who taught America how to make a meal in 30 minutes is sharing more of her practical and easy tips that will have you eating well for days to come! Each week features its own theme, including From a Taco to Morocco, A Chicken in Every Pot, and Stew on This, allowing your taste buds to travel around the world with dishes such as Chicken and Chorizo Spanish Enchiladas, Argentine Chili with Chimichurri, and Zinfully Delicious Short Ribs.
A collection of easy-to-prepare, decadent pudding recipes ranges from favorite classics to inventive modern twists by the owner of New York's popular Puddin' by Clio.
Features over three hundred Christmas recipes, including Christmas cranberry juleps, sage-orange turkey with white wine gravy, and double-crust apple pie.
"John Besh revisits the locations, lessons, and mentors that shaped his culinary journey. His personal narrative takes you to his touchstones, from the heart of Germany's Black Forest to sun-drenched Provence. Each chapter features a lesson learned, told in Besh's own charming style, full of heartfelt memories and delicious recipes"--P.  of cover.
"... 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.