Author: N. M. Kelby
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2011-11-07
"You’ll eat up every word of this spicy historical novel." —Real Simple Auguste Escoffier (1846–1935) was the renowned French chef and restaurateur who gave birth to the way we eat today. The heart of Escoffier’s story, however, lies in his love for two very different women: the beautiful, reckless actress Sarah Bernhardt and his wife, the poet Delphine Daffis. This lushly imagined novel transports us into Escoffier’s private world, weaving a sensual tale of food and longing, war and romance.
White Truffles in Winter imagines the world of the remarkable French chef Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), who changed how we eat through his legendary restaurants at the Savoy and the Ritz. A man of contradictions - kind yet imperious, food-obsessed yet rarely hungry - Escoffier was also torn between two women: the famous, beautiful, and reckless actress Sarah Bernhardt and his wife, the independent and sublime poet Delphine Daffis, who refused ever to leave Monte Carlo. In the last year of Escoffier's life, in the middle of writing his memoirs, he has returned to Delphine, who requests a dish in her name as he has honored Bernhardt, Queen Victoria, and many others..
Kitchen Pro Series: Guide to Produce Identification, Fabrication, and Utilization is the definitive guide to selection, purchasing and fabricating produce for professional chefs, foodservice personnel, culinarians, and food enthusiasts. Part of CIA's new Kitchen Pro Series focusing on kitchen preparation skills, this user-friendly, full-color resource provides practical and detailed information on product identification, seasonality, availability, storage, maturity and ripeness, taste and utilization tactics. If you're seeking a comprehensive guide to produce, then this publication is for you. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Bill Jones
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Expand your culinary knowledge of wild and cultivated mushrooms with this comprehensive cookbook by award-winning writer and chef Bill Jones. Learn from an acknowledged expert in the field of wild foods how to source mushrooms through foraging, shopping, and growing, and get a thorough overview of the common types of wild and cultivated fungi. Gain insight into the medicinal and cultural uses of mushrooms, and reap the health benefits of simple, unprocessed food. Delicious recipes for basic pantry preparations, soups, salads, meats, seafood, and vegetable dishes, all featuring mushrooms, include: Truffle Potato Croquettes; Mushroom Pate; Porcini Naan; Semolina Mushroom Cake; Beef Tenderloin and Oyster Mushroom Carpaccio; Curried Mushroom and Coconut Bisque. The Deerholme Mushroom Book is every chef's essential guide to edible mushrooms.
Gathers recipes published in Gourmet magazine over the last six decades, including beef Wellington, seared salmon with balsamic glaze, and other entrâees, hors d'oeuvres, side dishes, ethnic specialties, and desserts.
Author: Akhil Sharma
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2014-04-07
Winner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award "Gorgeously tender at its core…beautiful, heartstopping…Family Life really blazes." —Sonali Deraniyagala, New York Times Book Review Hailed as a "supreme storyteller" (Philadelphia Inquirer) for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The Nation). In his highly anticipated second novel, Family Life, he delivers a story of astonishing intensity and emotional precision. We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju play cricket in the streets, waiting for the day when their plane tickets will arrive and they and their mother can fly across the world and join their father in America. America to the Mishras is, indeed, everything they could have imagined and more: when automatic glass doors open before them, they feel that surely they must have been mistaken for somebody important. Pressing an elevator button and the elevator closing its doors and rising, they have a feeling of power at the fact that the elevator is obeying them. Life is extraordinary until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother severely brain-damaged and the other lost and virtually orphaned in a strange land. Ajay, the family’s younger son, prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family’s new life. Heart-wrenching and darkly funny, Family Life is a universal story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival.
Author: Alexi Zentner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2014-05-27
A mythical family saga steeped in the legends of the sea, The Lobster Kings is a "powerhouse of a novel" (Ben Fountain). The Kings family has lived on Loosewood Island for three hundred years. Now, Woody Kings, the leader of the island's lobster fishing community and the family patriarch, teeters on the throne, and Cordelia, the oldest of Woody's three daughters, stands to inherit the crown. To do so, however, she must defend her island from meth dealers from the mainland, while navigating sibling rivalry and the vulnerable nature of her own heart when she falls in love with her sternman.
Author: Eileen Cronin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2014-01-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
“Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah Magazine At the age of three, Eileen Cronin first realized that only she did not have legs. Her boisterous Catholic family accepted her situation as “God’s will,” treating her no differently than her ten siblings, as she “squiddled” through their 1960s Cincinnati home. But starting school, even wearing prosthetics, Cronin had to brave bullying and embarrassing questions. Thanks to her older brother’s coaching, she handled a classmate’s playground taunts with a smack from her lunchbox. As a teen, thrilled when boys asked her out, she was confused about what sexuality meant for her. She felt most comfortable and happiest relaxing and skinny dipping with her girlfriends, imagining herself “an elusive mermaid.” The cause of her disability remained taboo, however, even as she looked toward the future and the possibility of her own family. In later years, as her mother battled mental illness and denied having taken the drug thalidomide—known to cause birth defects—Cronin felt apart from her family. After the death of a close brother, she turned to alcohol. Eventually, however, she found the strength to set out on her own, volunteering at hospitals and earning a PhD in clinical psychology. Reflecting with humor and grace on her youth, search for love, and quest for answers, Cronin spins a shimmering story of self-discovery and transformation.
Author: Clark Frasier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Part how-to-garden primer, The Arrows Cookbook combines more than 150 delicious recipes with time-tested techniques for growing herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers in a book that reconnects us to the land and the seasons. Cooking food from the backyard garden or farmers' market -- or even using herbs grown in pots in a sunny window -- goes beyond a passion for freshness. On an elemental level, the process reawakens the cook to a cycle of nature that our ancestors understood intuitively but that, for most of us, has been lost in the modern world. When chefs Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier left northern California to open their dream restaurant in southern Maine, they had no intention of becoming culinary pioneers. But in 1988 in Ogunquit, Maine, finding enough fresh vegetables and herbs to power a sophisticated restaurant was indeed a challenge. So, like all can-do Americans, they did something. A ragged field of witchgrass behind the restaurant was turned into a garden where they learned to coax a nine-month growing season out of the chilly earth. They built raised beds, saved seeds, researched heirlooms, consulted experts, and started seedlings. Today, that acre of Maine yields 270 varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers that provide 90 percent of the produce served at Arrows. Born of great necessity, the garden is the soul of this destination restaurant. In The Arrows Cookbook, Frasier and Gaier tell us how they do it, charting the timeless journey from seed to supper. Recipes celebrate each season -- Asparagus with Mizuna and Blood Orange Vinaigrette and English Pea Soup in spring; Grilled Antipasto Platter and Rib-Eye Steak with Herbs and Caramelized Onions on a summer evening; Napa Cabbage and Apple Cole Slaw and Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary and Garlic for fall; and Escarole and White Bean Soup and Winter Greens with Pink Grapefruit and Red Onion for the chilly, short days of winter. They also offer new takes on such New England classics as Boiled Dinner, Our Way to Steaming Lobster -- Southeast Asian Style, as well as a glorious Thanksgiving feast complete with Roast Turkey with Gravy. The book is full of clear advice and instructions that will make you elegantly self-sufficient in both kitchen and garden: how to smoke a trout, preserve herbs, use raised beds to extend the growing season, make your own prosciutto, start seeds indoors, roast salmon on a plank, maximize garden space, freeze berries, select edible flowers, grow heirloom tomatoes, pickle hot peppers, find local farmers and fisherman for fresh meats and seafood, and more.
Explore Oregon’s varied and exciting food traditions. With delectable dishes that range from Hazelnut-Crusted Salmon with Balsamic Vinaigrette to Blackberry Bread Pudding and Flank Steak with Sorrel Salsa Verde to Rustic Pear Galette, Ashley Gartland covers the entire range of Oregonian cuisine. Profiles of local food producers are paired with stunning photography of Oregon’s farms, inns, and vineyards, bringing the state’s vibrant food and drink scene to life. Pass the locally sourced cranberry chutney!
Piemonte - literally the "foot of the mountains" is in the far north-west of Italy. To the west is France, to the north Switzerland and to the east the plains of Lombardy and the city of Milano. Some of the richest agricultural land in Italy is found here, where the Po Valley spreads out below the mountain ranges, and the result is some of the best produce on offer. 'Autumn in Piemonte' is a story of friends and family, of people and places, and of course of food and drink. Manuela Darling-Gansser, along with photographer Simon Griffiths, captures the heart and soul of this naturally beautiful and culturally fascinating part of the world. Their journey includes the hills, valleys and plains of Piemonte, as well as visiting the elegant and stylish capital of Torino (Turin), the Royal city. From Crissini con le Noci to Fritatta Gialla e Verde, and from tiny countryside trattorias to opulent Torino cafes, 'Autumn in Piemonte' is also a culinary delight. Manuela Darling-Gansser has cooking in her blood, her greatgrandfather founded a restaurant in Lugano 120 years ago and his son, her grandfather, made it famous. She is your perfect guide host, intimately translating the food and flavours of her heritage. 'Autumn in Piemonte', from the author of the bestselling 'Under the Olive Tree', is a visually stunning feast of Italian culture and lifestyle.