Simply Truffles: Recipes and Stories That Capture the Essence of the Black Diamond [EPUB]

Simply Truffles: Recipes and Stories That Capture the Essence of the Black Diamond [EPUB]
Simply Truffles: Recipes and Stories That Capture the Essence of the Black Diamond by Patricia Wells
2011 | EPUB | 9.34MB

Celebrated journalist, author, and teacher Patricia Wells reveals the secrets behind the legendary truffle in this charming cookbook—featuring lush color photographs and sixty delectable recipes

What delicacy is more revered or less understood than the black truffle? Its scent is heady, its flavor sublime, and lovers of truffles are just as fascinated by the history, lore, and mystique of truffle-hunting as they are eager to eat the truffles themselves. Patricia Wells explores the subject in depth, explaining how to capture the true flavors of this rarity, examining what to do with a single truffle, expanding and embellishing its extraordinary aroma, texture, flavor, and pure gastronomic pleasure. Drawing upon twenty-five years of hands-on research in Provence, the modern world’s capital of the black truffle, she offers sixty tried-and-true, well-tested recipes that capture the truffle’s exceptional and complex flavor.

Enjoy Creamy Polenta with Truffles and Poached Eggs for a weekend brunch. Dine on Seared Duck Breast with Truffled Sauce Poulette or Truffle Risotto with Parmesan Broth. For casual entertaining, try Pecorino-Romano and Truffle Pizza. And for a wonderful cold winter evening, whip up a batch of Pumpkin Soup with Truffle Cream, Curry, Pumpkin Seed Oil, and Truffles.

In addition to her recipes, Wells provides a range of menu suggestions and wine pairings, perfect for serving food with just a hint of truffle flavor or preparing a holiday feast for friends and family. The story and folklore behind the pursuit of truffles round out this extensive cookbook—perfect for connoisseurs and novices alike.

The Reducetarian Solution [EPUB]

The Reducetarian Solution [EPUB]
The Reducetarian Solution: How the Surprisingly Simple Act of Reducing the Amount of Meat in Your Diet Can Transform Your Health and the Planet edited by Brian Kateman
2017 | EPUB | 1.21MB

Brian Kateman coined the term "Reducetarian"—a person who is deliberately reducing his or her consumption of meat—and a global movement was born. In this book, Kateman, the founder of the Reducetarian Foundation, presents more than 70 original essays from influential thinkers on how the simple act of cutting 10% or more of the meat from one's diet can transform the life of the reader, animals, and the planet.

This book features contributions from such luminaries as Seth Godin, Joel Fuhrman, Victoria Moran, Jeffrey Sachs, Bill McKibben, Naomi Oreskes, Peter Singer, and others. With over 40 vegan, vegetarian, and "less meat" recipes from bestselling cookbook author Pat Crocker, as well as tons of practical tips for reducing the meat in your diet (for example, skip eating meat with dinner if you ate it with lunch; replace your favorite egg omelet with a tofu scramble; choose a veggie burrito instead of a beef burrito; declare a meatless day of the week), The Reducetarian Solution is a life—not to mention planet!—saving book.

The Everything Hard Cider Book [EPUB]

The Everything Hard Cider Book [EPUB]
The Everything Hard Cider Book: All you need to know about making hard cider at home by Drew Beechum
2013 | EPUB | 1.56MB

Easy to brew, easy to customize, and enormously delicious!

Looking for a crisp, clean, and scrumptious alternative to beer? On a gluten-free diet or allergic to the grains used in brewing beer? Want to experience the pride that comes when your friends crack open one of your bottles and exclaim, "You made this?"

Then welcome to the world of hard cider. Suddenly it's everywhere--it's on the menu in pubs and restaurants, and there's a dizzying array of ciders available in stores. And some cider lovers, just like craft beer drinkers, are looking for ways to create their own brew.

The Everything Hard Cider Book takes you step by step into the fermentation and bottling process, with tips on finding the proper equipment, sourcing ingredients, varying flavors, and creating unique packaging. You'll also find advice on advanced techniques, like evaluating the finished product, varying recipes for your own taste, and even growing fruit for cider.

And with thirty-five essential and adaptable recipes for apple and other fruit ciders, you'll find everything you need to make your own distinctive and delicious beverages.

Apples to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home [EPUB]

Apples to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home [EPUB]
Apples to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home by April White, Stephen M Wood
2015 | EPUB | 22.88MB

Make great cider at home with just a few ingredients and minimal equipment--with some help from Stephen Wood and the crew behind Farnum Hill Ciders.

In Apples to Cider, these cidermakers and their colleagues share decades of experience and a simple philosophy: Cider is all about the apples. Whether you are a home brewer, a home winemaker, or simply a cider lover, you can join the growing community of cidermakers that are reviving this thousand-year-old craft. With these easy-to-follow instructions for first-time cidermakers and advanced techniques for the more experienced, you'll be on your way to making your own delicious cider at home.

Inside you'll find:

  • Step-by-step instructions for making your first batch of still cider
  • A guide to tasting cider like a professional
  • Troubleshooting tips for preventing, diagnosing, and correcting the most common cider flaws
  • Advanced home cidermaking techniques for sparkling cider, methode champenoise cider, French-style cidre, and ice cider

Fix-It and Forget-It Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook [EPUB]

Fix-It and Forget-It Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook [EPUB]
Fix-It and Forget-It Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook: 150 Whole Food Recipes for Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Diabetic-Friendly Diets by Hope Comerford
2017 | EPUB | 55.71MB

Here are the best-loved healthy slow cooker recipes all in one place. Whether your body responds best to a gluten-free, vegan, paleo, low-fat, or low-sugar diet, you will find dozens of easy and delicious recipes that will make dinner a snap.

You can trust these recipes because they are:

  • Collected from some of America’s best home cooks
  • Tested in real-life settings
  • Carefully selected from thousands of recipes

Everyone wants to feel like a smart cook, but it’s tricky when you’re navigating food sensitivities or allergies, different ages, and different dietary needs. Fix-It and Forget-It Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook has something for everyone, with each recipe tagged to indicate if it is:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Paleo
  • Diabetic-Friendly
  • Low-Fat
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Indexes in the back list recipes by healthy category for easy reference. Finally, a cookbook that makes dinner easy, even for families with diverse dietary needs!

The Modern Salad: Innovative New American and International Recipes Inspired by Burma's Iconic Tea Leaf Salad [EPUB]

The Modern Salad: Innovative New American and International Recipes Inspired by Burma's Iconic Tea Leaf Salad [EPUB]
The Modern Salad: Innovative New American and International Recipes Inspired by Burma's Iconic Tea Leaf Salad by Elizabeth Howes
2016 | EPUB | 13.67MB

HEALTHY, HEARTY SALADS INSPIRED BY THE INCREDIBLE BURMESE TEA LEAF SALAD

Bursting with bold flavors, hearty ingredients, crunchy textures and brilliant colors―the salads in this book are a feast for your senses. The Modern Salad serves up protein- and superfood-rich recipes that are artfully presented in a deconstructed format, including:

  • The Charcuterie Board Salad with Mustard-Maple Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Peach and Corn Salad with Lemongrass-Shallot Vinaigrette
  • Rainbow Carrot and Crispy Pita Salad with Coriander Vinaigrette
  • Summer Fig and Caramelized Onion Salad with Aged Balsamic Reduction
  • Grilled Calamari Salad with Spicy Kimchi Vinaigrette
  • Masala Chai Braised Pork and Garlic Udon Salad

Professional chef Elizabeth Howes takes inspiration from the super-popular Burmese tea leaf salad to create innovative dishes perfectly suited for America’s farm-to-table ingredients.

Kebabs: 75 Recipes for Grilling [EPUB]

Kebabs: 75 Recipes for Grilling [EPUB]
Kebabs: 75 Recipes for Grilling by Sabrina Baksh, Derrick Riches
2017 | EPUB | 15.09MB

Everyone loves grilling up kebabs, but it’s easy to fall into the mushroom, pepper, chicken/beef rut. In Kebabs, Derrick Riches and Sabrina Baksh take this quick and easy grilling method for a brand new spin.

They traveled the backroads of the Barbecue Belt and studied street-food stalls where skewered, grilled foods are most famous, like Greece, Turkey and the Middle East, India, and even Japan (yakitori) and France (brochettes).

There are ample recipes for beef, chicken, fish and seafood, vegetables, and even fruit, plus vegan substitutions are included for meat recipes. Kebabs includes plenty of technique guidance, too. Are metal or wood skewers better for grilling? Do you really need to soak wooden skewers before cooking?

Not to mention a myriad of rubs, sauces, and mops that make kebabs optimally flavorful and moist, Kebabs makes backyard grilling more globally adventuresome, and flavorful, than it's been before -- all with minimal prep time and effort.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking [EPUB]

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking [EPUB]
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
2017 | EPUB | 116.39MB

A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters.

In the tradition of The Joy of Cooking and How to Cook Everything comes Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will teach and inspire a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time.

Echoing Samin’s own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Refer to the canon of 100 essential recipes—and dozens of variations—to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized roast vegetables, tender braised meats, and light, flaky pastry doughs.

Featuring 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will be your compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook you’ll ever need.

With a foreword by Michael Pollan.

Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating [EPUB]

Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating [EPUB]
Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating by Charles Spence
2017 | EPUB | 14.56MB

The science behind a good meal: all the sounds, sights, and tastes that make us like what we're eating—and want to eat more.

Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people who like strong coffee drink more of it under bright lighting? And why does green ketchup just not work?

The answer is gastrophysics, the new area of sensory science pioneered by Oxford professor Charles Spence. Now he's stepping out of his lab to lift the lid on the entire eating experience—how the taste, the aroma, and our overall enjoyment of food are influenced by all of our senses, as well as by our mood and expectations.

The pleasures of food lie mostly in the mind, not in the mouth. Get that straight and you can start to understand what really makes food enjoyable, stimulating, and, most important, memorable. Spence reveals in amusing detail the importance of all the “off the plate” elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the color of the plate, the background music, and much more. Whether we’re dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we’re tasting and influence what others experience.

This is accessible science at its best, fascinating to anyone in possession of an appetite. Crammed with discoveries about our everyday sensory lives, Gastrophysics is a book guaranteed to make you look at your plate in a whole new way.

Julie Taboulie's Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking [EPUB]

Julie Taboulie's Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking [EPUB]
Julie Taboulie's Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking by Julie Ann Sageer (Author), Leah Bhabha
2017 | EPUB | 232.97MB

Since she was six years old, Julie Ann Sageer (nicknamed Julie Taboulie by her close-knit family) has had a passion for cooking the meals of her Lebanese heritage. Just like in her Emmy-nominated cooking show Cooking with Julie Taboulie, each of her recipes comes with hands-on instructions, tips, and tricks for making homemade Middle Eastern dishes using heaps of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Here you’ll find dishes that range from classics like falafel, shawarma, and (of course) taboulie, to warming Bazilla―a stew of tomato, green pea, and lamb―to honey and rosewater-infused desserts.

In these 125 recipes, you’ll learn how easy it is to make such Lebanese staples as fresh labneh (strained yogurt) and how to put together your own delicious, multi-purpose spice mixes. In addition to the delicious meat and chicken dishes, Lebanese cuisine offers a wide variety of vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, usually with no substitutions whatsoever! Every chapter includes a multitude of dishes for eaters of all kinds and preferences, from meat-lovers to veggie-heads and everything in between.

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