James Beard Award-winning and self-made chef Naomi Pomeroy's debut cookbook, featuring nearly 140 lesson-driven recipes designed to improve the home cook's understanding of professional techniques and flavor combinations in order to produce simple, but show-stopping meals. Naomi Pomeroy knows that the best recipes are the ones that make you a better cook. A twenty-year veteran chef with four restaurants to her name, she learned her trade not in fancy culinary schools but by reading cookbooks. From Madeleine Kamman and Charlie Trotter to Alice Waters and Gray Kunz, Naomi cooked her way through the classics, studying French technique, learning how to shop for produce, and mastering balance, acidity, and seasoning. In Taste & Technique, Naomi shares her hard-won knowledge, passion, and experience along with nearly 140 recipes that outline the fundamentals of cooking. By paring back complex dishes to the building-block techniques used to create them, Naomi takes you through each recipe step by step, distilling detailed culinary information to reveal the simple methods chefs use to get professional results. Recipes for sauces, starters, salads, vegetables, and desserts can be mixed and matched with poultry, beef, lamb, seafood, and egg dishes to create show-stopping meals all year round. Practice braising and searing with a Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder, then pair it with Orange-Caraway Glazed Carrots in the springtime or Caramelized Delicata Squash in the winter. Prepare an impressive Herbed Leg of Lamb for a holiday gathering, and accompany it with Spring Pea Risotto or Blistered Cauliflower with Anchovy, Garlic, and Chile Flakes. With detailed sections on ingredients, equipment, and techniques, this inspiring, beautifully photographed guide demystifies the hows and whys of cooking and gives you the confidence and know-how to become a masterful cook.
Learn how to make your favorite sushi rolls at home or discover a new recipe in Sushi: Taste and Technique. This classic guide to making a variety of homemade Japanese sushi features traditional rolls plus the latest trends, including modern sushi bowls, omelets, and burritos. Detailed step-by-step photographs and foolproof recipes by Kimiko Barber and Hiroki Takemura help you master the knife skills and hand techniques you need to prepare perfect sushi and sashimi, from authentic pressed, rolled, and stuffed sushi to a sushi sandwich. Reference the fish and shellfish guide to learn how to select and cut the appropriate meat for your sushi, and get the best recommendations for your desired meal. Read about the history of sushi, make sure you have the appropriate utensils in your home and make sure they are being used correctly, and learn the proper etiquette for serving and eating sushi. Elevate your home menu with Sushi: Taste and Technique, a beautiful and in-depth reference guide to everything sushi.
Author: Sara Moulton
Publisher: Oxmoor House
Release Date: 2016-03-08
The ultimate everyday cookbook you'll turn to again and again. Like her mentor Julia Child, Sara Moulton believes that with the right guidance anyone can become a good cook. After all, great home cooking is in the details. Having the proper tools, understanding temperature and cooking time, and knowing how to balance flavors are simple skills that elevate everyday meals. In Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101, Sara teaches readers how to a make good dish taste even better. This invaluable guide is packed with essential techniques, expert tips, and practical advice to sharpen your sense of taste and cultivate confidence in the kitchen. With wit and wisdom, Sara guide readers through the fundamentals, then offers 150 hit recipes to illustrate, step-by-step, the time-tested methods that make each so delicious. You'll learn to navigate your stove, season like a pro, and add umami to a dish while discovering new ideas for weeknight dinners. A stellar cast of guest chefs — including Rick Bayless, Amanda Cohen, Hiroko Shimbo, Jacques Torres, Joanne Chang, and Marc Vetri — also contribute favorite recipes and in-depth lessons on everything from successful stir-frying to choosing the right steaks. Approachable for beginners and inspiring for home cooks of all levels, this is a cookbook you'll want to keep handy on your kitchen shelf.
Rare is the cookbook that redefines how we cook. And rare is the author who can do so with the ease and expertise of acclaimed writer and culinary authority Michael Ruhlman. Twenty distills Ruhlman's decades of cooking, writing, and working with the world's greatest chefs into twenty essential ideas from ingredients to processes to attitude that are guaranteed to make every cook more accomplished. Whether cooking a multi-course meal, the juiciest roast chicken, or just some really good scrambled eggs, Ruhlman reveals how a cooks success boils down to the same twenty concepts. With the illuminating expertise that has made him one of the most esteemed food journalists, Ruhlman explains the hows and whys of each concept and reinforces those discoveries through 100 recipes for everything from soups to desserts, all detailed in over 300 photographs. Cooks of all levels will revel in Ruhlman's game-changing Twenty.
Author: Joey Altman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008
A popular television chef explains how to prepare restaurant-quality meals at home in a cookbook that shares the secrets of chef-caliber food, with more than 120 recipes for everything from cocktails and appetizers to entrâees and desserts.
Author: Taste of Home
Release Date: 2012-09-06
With the Taste of Home New Church Supper Cookbook you’ll never be at a loss when it comes to contributing a potluck dish. Discover more than 340 recipes (and 200+ recipe photos) for appetizers, brunch specialties, main dishes, casseroles, side dishes, salads and more. You’ll even find specialty chapters for feeding crowds of 40 or more, slow cooker sensations, and holiday fare, as well as specially marked recipes that can be prepared in about 20 minutes or less. Never worry about what to take to a covered-dish dinner again! Each chapter opens with inspirational scripture or a friendly, nostalgic mealtime blessing. Appetizers Thank you for the food we eat, thank you for the friends we meet. Thank you for another day, to pass your love along the way. Amen. Comforting Casseroles For food that stays our hunger, for rest that brings us ease, for homes where memories linger, We give our thanks for these. Slow Cooker Favorites Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done. Breakfast & Brunch Now I awake and see the light; the Lord has kept me through the night. To You I lift my voice and pray that You will keep me though the day. Sides & Salads God our Father, Lord and Savior, thank you for your love and favor. Bless this food and drink we pray, and all who share with us today. Hearty Main Dishes Let us thank God for food when others are hungry; for drink when others are thirsty; for friends when others are lonely. Amen. Soups & Sandwiches To God who gives us daily bread, a thankful song we raise. We pray that God who gives us food, will fill our hearts with praise. Delightful Desserts “How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.” Psalm 119:103 Seasonal Fare “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Feeding a Crowd: “Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied.” Matt. 14:19-20 Recipes include: Deluxe Breakfast Bake Pecan-Raisin Cinnamon Rolls Bacon Spinach Strata Broccoli Cheddar Brunch Bake Bacon-Cheese Pinwheel Rolls Party Meatballs Round-Up Day Beans Bow Tie Seafood Pasta Artichoke Chicken Lasagna Chicken Potpie with Cheddar Biscuit Ham and Cheese Potato Casserole Double-Cheese Macaroni Heavenly Filled Strawberries Toffee Malted Cookies Coconut-Almond Fudge Cups Special Mocha Cupcakes
Author: Aki Kamozawa
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2013-10-08
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. On the cutting edge of kitchen science, Kamozawa and Talbot regularly consult for restaurants to help them solve cooking conundrums. And yet they often find it’s the simplest tips that can be the most surprising—and the ones that can help home cooks take their cooking to a new level. With this book, you’ll learn: • Why steaming potatoes in the pressure cooker before frying them makes for the crispiest French fries • Why, contrary to popular belief, you should flip your burgers often as you cook them for the best results • How a simple coating of egg white, baking soda, and salt helps create chicken wings that are moist and juicy on the inside with a thin, crackling exterior • How to cook steak consistently and perfectly every time • How to make easy egg-free ice creams that are more flavorful than their traditional custard-base cousins • How to make no-knead Danish that are even better than the ones at your local bakery • How to smoke vegetables to make flavorful vegetarian dishes • Why pâte à choux—or cream puff dough—makes foolproof, light-as-air gnocchi • How pressure cooking sunflower seeds can transform them into a creamy risotto • How to elevate everyday favorites and give them a fresh new spin with small changes—such as adding nori to a classic tomato salad 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.
Author: Rick Rodgers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2005
A richly illustrated series of cooking manuals utilizes hundreds of full-color photographs and instructions to take readers through the fundamental steps and techniques of cooking, from the basics to more complex variations, accompanied by dozens of delicious recipes and a special "Troubleshooting" section designed to help cooks overcome problems without having to start all over again.
Author: Jason Roberts
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2014-12-02
If you want to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor but are so busy that you often find yourself resorting to take-out or packaged convenience foods, this book is for you! Chef Jason Roberts shows how eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods can fuel our bodies and minds—and still excite our palates!
Author: Daniel Galmiche
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Daniel Galmiche’s first book, French Brasserie Cookbook, was hailed as a masterpiece of French home cooking. His eminently do-able versions of traditional recipes have won him thousands of fans throughout the world. Now he turns his experienced eye to something different: his own irresistible take on the new wave of modern French cooking. Revolutionary French Cooking is divided into three chapters. The first, Liberté, showcases exciting new recipes, methods and techniques, with innovative ingredients – such as Pineapple Tarte Tatin with Chilli and Lemongrass – all refreshingly free from the shackles of tradition. The second chapter, Égalité, brings democracy to your cooking by elevating such humble fare as celeriac, pork belly and rabbit into the food of kings – for example, Rabbit Terrine with Onions and Parsley. The final chapter, Fraternité, celebrates recognized “brotherhoods”, or pairings, of ingredients and turns convention on its head with modern adaptations, such as Monkfish Wrapped in Pancetta with Carrot and Mandarin Purée. Throughout the book Daniel reveals how to make modern dishes with vibrant flavours, textures and aromas. In each chapter there are instructive features on the techniques used, such as water baths, showing you how to master them easily in your own home. This is a must-have book for lovers of hearty, beautiful food and the taste of France.
This is the essential guide to making great salt the centerpiece of your cooking at home. We demand quality in our meals, and natural, hand-made salts are the most basic and essential way to make those ingredients shine. Mark Bitterman is THE salt expert and award-winning author. In this book he makes this simple truth abundantly clear with over 60 inspiring recipes such as: Colorado Beef Burger with Mesquite Smoked Salt, and Chilies, Truffle Salt Smashed Roasted Potatoes, Salted Latte Ice Cream with Lemon Espresso Drizzle. The introduction explores why craft salt is different from iodized salt, kosher salt, and even industrially manufactured sea salt in regard to flavor, nutrition, and sustainability. The many varieties of gourmet salts available today are broken into 7 families (fleur de sel, sel gris, flake salt, traditional salt, shio, rock salt, smoked and infused salts), with helpful charts that make finding the right salt for the right food convenient and easy. The modern, but down-to-earth recipes are organized into practical chapters: Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Eggs and Dairy, Vegetables and Fruits, Sweets, and Drinks and Cocktails. Beyond the recipes, the tips, techniques, and suggestions will help you elevate your tried and true favorite dishes by now using the correct type of salt. Craft salts are not a fad, they are the heart and soul of our food culture today.
Thomas Keller, chef/proprieter of Napa Valley's French Laundry, is passionate about bistro cooking. He believes fervently that the real art of cooking lies in elevating to excellence the simplest ingredients; that bistro cooking embodies at once a culinary ethos of generosity, economy, and simplicity; that the techniques at its foundation are profound, and the recipes at its heart have a powerful ability to nourish and please. So enamored is he of this older, more casual type of cooking that he opened the restaurant Bouchon, right next door to the French Laundry, so he could satisfy a craving for a perfectly made quiche, or a gratinéed onion soup, or a simple but irresistible roasted chicken. Now Bouchon, the cookbook, embodies this cuisine in all its sublime simplicity. But let's begin at the real beginning. For Keller, great cooking is all about the virtue of process and attention to detail. Even in the humblest dish, the extra thought is evident, which is why this food tastes so amazing: The onions for the onion soup are caramelized for five hours; lamb cheeks are used for the navarin; basic but essential refinements every step of the way make for the cleanest flavors, the brightest vegetables, the perfect balance—whether of fat to acid for a vinaigrette, of egg to liquid for a custard, of salt to meat for a duck confit. Because versatility as a cook is achieved through learning foundations, Keller and Bouchon executive chef Jeff Cerciello illuminate all the key points of technique along the way: how a two-inch ring makes for a perfect quiche; how to recognize the right hazelnut brown for a brown butter sauce; how far to caramelize sugar for different uses. But learning and refinement aside—oh those recipes! Steamed mussels with saffron, bourride, trout grenobloise with its parsley, lemon, and croutons; steak frites, beef bourguignon, chicken in the pot—all exquisitely crafted. And those immortal desserts: the tarte Tatin, the chocolate mousse, the lemon tart, the profiteroles with chocolate sauce. In Bouchon, you get to experience them in impeccably realized form. This is a book to cherish, with its alluring mix of recipes and the author's knowledge, warmth, and wit: "I find this a hopeful time for the pig," says Keller about our yearning for the flavor that has been bred out of pork. So let your imagination transport you back to the burnished warmth of an old-fashioned French bistro, pull up a stool to the zinc bar or slide into a banquette, and treat yourself to truly great preparations that have not just withstood the vagaries of fashion, but have improved with time. Welcome to Bouchon.