Mozza at Home

Mozza at Home
Author: Nancy Silverton,Carolynn Carreno
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 0385354339
ISBN 13: 9780385354332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozza at Home Book Review:

As an award-winning chef and the owner of six busy restaurants across two continents, Nancy Silverton was so consumed by her life in the professional kitchen that for years she almost never cooked at home. With her intense focus on the business of cooking, Nancy had forgotten what made her love to cook in the first place: fabulous ingredients at the height of their season, simple food served family style, and friends and loved ones gathered around the dinner table. Then, on a restorative trip to Italy—with its ripe vegetables, magnificent landscapes, and long summer days—Nancy began to cook for friends and family again, and rediscovered the great pleasures (and great tastes!) of cooking and eating at home. Now, in Mozza at Home, Nancy shares her renewed passion and provides nineteen menus packed with easy-to-follow recipes that can be prepared in advance (with no fancy restaurant equipment needed!) and are perfect for entertaining. Organized by meal, each menu provides a main dish along with a complementary selection of appetizers and side dishes. Under Nancy’s guidance you can mix and match all the options depending on the size of your gathering. Make a few sides for a small dinner party with friends, or make them all for a delicious family feast! And don’t forget dessert—there’s an entire chapter dedicated to end-of-meal treats such as Devil’s Food Rings with Spiced White Mountain Frosting and Dario’s Olive Oil Cake with Rosemary and Pine Nuts that can be prepared hours before serving so that the host gets to relax during the event too. Whether it’s Marinated Olives and Fresh Pecorino and other appetizers that can be put out while you’re assembling the rest of the meal . . . salads, such as Endive Salad with Date Anchovy Dressing, composed of sturdy lettuces that won’t wilt . . . simple sides, such as Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Cumin Vinaigrette, that are just as delicious served at room temperature as they are warm . . . or show-stopping mains such as the Flattened Chicken Thighs with Charred Lemon Salsa Verde—there is something here for everyone and every occasion. With clever tips on how to organize your table and your time when serving many guests, Mozza at Home helps you throw the perfect dinner party—one that’s positively stress-free and delicious! From the Hardcover edition.

The Mozza Cookbook

The Mozza Cookbook
Author: Nancy Silverton,Matt Molina,Carolynn Carreño
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0307272842
ISBN 13: 9780307272843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mozza Cookbook Book Review:

The James Beard Award-winning co-owner of Los Angeles's Osteria Mozza and other popular restaurants presents a selection of favorite recipes that encompass everything from appetizers and pasta to pizza and desserts, in an accessible collection that also shares lively and intimate insights into the traditions that inspire various dishes. By the author of Nancy Silverton's Pastries from the La Brea Bakery.

Cooking from Your Pantry

Cooking from Your Pantry
Author: Nancy Silverton,Carolynn Carreno
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 0593318560
ISBN 13: 9780593318560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooking from Your Pantry Book Review:

Looking for quick and easy recipes when you’re not supposed to—or don’t want to—leave your house? Enter Nancy Silverton, the James Beard Award–winning chef profiled on Netflix’s Chef’s Table. One of the most revered restaurant chefs in the country, Nancy turns her attention here to quick and easy recipes that home cooks can whip up using on hand or always easy to get pantry ingredients from jars, cans, bags, and boxes. Here are two dozen delicious recipes for egg, pasta, and polenta dishes—think Olive Oil–Fried Eggs on Toast with Fresh Mozzarella and Spicy Harissa Sauce; Penne Arrabbiata with Charred Sweet Tomatoes, and Polenta with Sausage Ragù—plus as a sweet treat, her delicious Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pie with Hot Fudge Sauce, Cajeta, and Salty Spanish Peanuts. Taken from her beloved classic cookbook, A Twist of the Wrist, these are thirty-minute meals that you’ll want to stay home and cook—whether you’re on lockdown or not!

Nancy Silverton's Breads from the La Brea Bakery

Nancy Silverton's Breads from the La Brea Bakery
Author: Nancy Silverton,Laurie Ochoa
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780679409076
ISBN 13: 0679409076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nancy Silverton's Breads from the La Brea Bakery Book Review:

Describes how to make and maintain sourdough starter and shares recipes for a wide variety of breads made from this base

Eat in My Kitchen

Eat in My Kitchen
Author: Meike Peters
Publsiher: Prestel Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9783791382005
ISBN 13: 3791382004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eat in My Kitchen Book Review:

Meike Peters, the author of the acclaimed cooking blog Eat in My Kitchen, presents a cookbook as inviting, entertaining, and irresistible as her website, featuring dozens of never-before-published recipes.

A Twist of the Wrist

A Twist of the Wrist
Author: Nancy Silverton,Carolynn Carreno
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 0593318595
ISBN 13: 9780593318591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Twist of the Wrist Book Review:

Award-winning chef Nancy Silverton has conquered the gourmet world as the original dessert chef at Spago and founder of the celebrated La Brea Bakery. Her recipes are legendary, innovative, and delicious. However, in the last few years, there has been a great shift in cooking toward the Home Meal Replacement (HMR), better known as “takeout.” It’s impossible to spend hours in the kitchen after a hard day’s work, so more people are buying prepared foods and frozen meals, compromising taste for convenience. Realizing that people’s hectic workdays don’t afford everyone the time to re-create her epicurean triumphs, Nancy has come up with the perfect solution . . . Enter, the jar! Compiling a list of her favorite products that come in jars—and cans, bags, and boxes—Nancy has created easy-to-follow recipes that require less than thirty minutes to prepare. With this book there’s no need to sacrifice flavor, sophistication, and taste just because you’re spending less time chopping, cleaning, cooking, or baking. Nancy’s shortcuts not only allow us to produce quick and easy meals at home, they let us bring back the pride and the joy of creating gourmet meals for our family and friends. A Twist of the Wrist contains 137 quick and delicious gourmet recipes from salads to pasta to meats and desserts, such as: Cumin Shrimp and Chickpea Salad with Roasted Carrots Creamy Corn Soup with Bacon and Cheddar Crostini Orzo with Dried Porcini Mushrooms, Radicchio, and Aged Balsamic Vinegar Boneless Pork Chops, with Creamy Polenta and Fennel Pollen Seared Rare Tuna with Tomato-Olive Salsa Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pie with Hot Fudge Sauce, Cajeta, and Salty Spanish Peanuts In addition to Nancy’s own creations, she includes recipes concocted with prepared ingredients from some of her chef friends, including Sara Foster, Tom Colicchio, Charlie Trotter, Mario Batali, Suzanne Goin, Ruth Reichl, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. There is also a pantry section, telling us where to get—by the Internet and mail order—the best of all things canned, jarred, and bottled. This charming and utterly indispensable cookbook is suited for any type of cook, whether you’re an on-the-go gourmand or you just love flavorful, accessible meals at home. A Twist of the Wrist fits perfectly into today’s modern lifestyle and is a must-have for the contemporary kitchen.

Cook This Now

Cook This Now
Author: Melissa Clark
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN 10: 140130401X
ISBN 13: 9781401304010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cook This Now Book Review:

"This collection of brilliantly conceived, seasonally driven recipes has quickly become one of my favorites. Easy to prepare and incredibly satisfying, this is inventive comfort food at its best. A must for any passionate home cook." -Gwyneth Paltrow, author of My Father's Daughter "Fig Snacking Cake Stupendous Hummus Whatever Greens You've Got Salad I want all of it! Melissa's smart, welcoming style and love of food infuse this wonderful cookbook. It's an extremely personal collection of recipes, each with its own subtle twists and original flavors, and on every page you hear Melissa's voice reassuringly guiding you around the kitchen." -Amanda Hesser, author of The Essential New York Times Cookbook and co-founder of food52.com Melissa Clark, New York Times Dining Section columnist, offers a calendar year's worth of brand-new recipes for cooking with fresh, local ingredients-replete with lively and entertaining stories of feeding her own family and friends. Many people want to eat well, organically and locally, but don't know where or even when to begin, since the offerings at their local farmers' market change with the season. In Cook This Now, Melissa Clark shares all her market savvy, including what she decides to cook after a chilly visit to the produce section in the dead of winter; what to bring to a potluck dinner that's guaranteed to be a hit; and how she feeds her marathon-running husband and finicky toddler. In addition, she regales us with personal stories about good times with family and friends, and cooking adventures such as her obsessive cherry pie experimentation and the day she threw out her husband's last preserved Meyer lemon. In her welcoming, friendly voice, Melissa takes you inside her life while providing the dishes that will become your go-to meals for your own busy days. Recipes include Crisp Roasted Chicken with Chickpeas, Lemons, and Carrots with Parsley Gremolata; Baked Apples with Fig and Cardamom Crumble; Honey-Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula and Almonds; Quick-Braised Pork Chops with Spring Greens and Anchovies; Coconut Fudge Brownies-and much more. Melissa delivers easy, delicious meals featuring organic, fresh ingredients that can be uniquely obtained during each particular month. It can be a real challenge to feed families these days, but Melissa's recipes and inviting writing encourage home cooks to venture outside of the familiar, yet please everyone at the table.

Nancy Silverton's Sandwich Book

Nancy Silverton's Sandwich Book
Author: Nancy Silverton,Teri Gelber
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0375711147
ISBN 13: 9780375711145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nancy Silverton's Sandwich Book Book Review:

An innovative compilation of versatile, easy-to-follow recipes for both open- and close-faced sandwiches ranges from the traditional to the exotic and from Grilled Cheese to Rare-Seared Tuna, Braised Leeks, Hard-cooked Egg, and Tapenade. Reprint.

Taste & Technique

Taste & Technique
Author: Naomi Pomeroy
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 1607749009
ISBN 13: 9781607749004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taste & Technique Book Review:

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.

Nancy Silverton's Pastries from the La Brea Bakery

Nancy Silverton's Pastries from the La Brea Bakery
Author: Nancy Silverton
Publsiher: Villard
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 0345546652
ISBN 13: 9780345546654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nancy Silverton's Pastries from the La Brea Bakery Book Review:

"The pastries we make are deliciously simple and rustic and never too sweet. Woven into many of them are my favorite flavors: butter, cinnamon, nuts, and fruit. They're familiar, uncomplicated, and satisfying. One taste and you're instantly comforted. Inspired by a sweet memory from childhood, a European classic, or a time-honored bakeshop standard, they are flavors you never tire of. Like my bread, these are pastries you want to eat every day." --from the Introduction When celebrated pastry chef and baker Nancy Silverton decided to add sweets to the La Brea Bakery's shelves of artisanal breads, she knew that they couldn't be just any sweets. Instead of baking fastidious and overelaborate desserts, she creates deliciously simple, rustic pastries, full of texture and flavor, that complement perfectly her hearty, country-style breads and have people lining up morning after morning. Now, in Pastries from the La Brea Bakery, Silverton shares her passion and expertise in more than 150 recipes of her most scrumptious favorites--virtually every pastry in the La Brea Bakery's impressive repertoire. Silverton distills years of experimentation and innovation into simple and accessible directions. Many of her recipes are surprisingly quick and easy--not to mention incredibly tasty--like her crisps, cobblers, and crumbles, and her ever-popular scones, which run the gamut from Chocolate-Walnut to Ginger to Mushroom-Onion. Her muffins are moist and distinctive, from the healthful Bran to the rich Crotin de Chocolat. She offers an array of quickbreads and quickcakes for all tastes (including Madeleines, Canellés, and Cranberry-Almond Tea Bread), and her tarts bring out the best qualities of the finest ingredients, from the intense, fresh fruit of her Cherry Bundles to her elegant Triple Almond Tart. Beautiful cookies, such as Almond Sunflowers, Nun's Breasts, and Swedish Ginger Wafers, are centerpiece desserts on their own. Silverton also deftly teaches the delicate art of confections--here you'll find Almond Bark, English Toffee, and Lollipops--and demystifies the sometimes intimidating technique of doughnut making. The crowning touch is her detailed section on Morn-ing Pastries, where she guides us to mastery of the classic doughs: the quick and rich bobka, the fine-textured traditional brioche, the famous and flexible croissant, and the pièce de résistance: puff pastry. An important book from a baking and pastry icon, Pastries from the La Brea Bakery, like Nancy Silver-ton's acclaimed Breads from the La Brea Bakery, is a bible of the craft for bakers everywhere. A selection of recipes from Nancy Silverton's Pastries from the La Brea Bakery Apple Fritters * Asparagus-Egg Pie with Potato Crust * Black Currant Silk Tart Blueberry-Almond Muffins * Brownies with Irish Whiskey and Currants * Canellés Caramel Candy Kisses * Cheese Croissants * Chocolate-Walnut Scones * Cinnamon Custard Tart ¸ Country Feta Pies * Crème Fraîche Coffee Cake * Croissants * Crotin de Chocolat ¸ Espresso Wheels * Everyone's Mother's Berry Cobbler * Ginger Scones * Hazelnut-Banana Tart ¸ Iced Raisin Squares * Jelly Doughnuts * Lemon Turnovers * Madeleines * Moravian Ginger Snaps ¸ Nectarine-Ginger Crisp * Nun's Breasts * Parma Braids * Pecan Sticky Buns * Ricotta Muffins ¸ Rosemary Corncakes * Rugelach * Sesame-Pumpkin Seed Brittle ¸ Sticky Toffee Pudding * Viennese Cream Brioche

Oaxaca

Oaxaca
Author: Bricia Lopez,Javier Cabral
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 1683356527
ISBN 13: 9781683356523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oaxaca Book Review:

A colorful celebration of Oaxacan cuisine from the landmark Oaxacan restaurant in Los Angeles Oaxaca is the culinary heart of Mexico, and since opening its doors in 1994, Guelaguetza has been the center of life for the Oaxacan community in Los Angeles. Founded by the Lopez family, Guelaguetza has been offering traditional Oaxacan food for 25 years. The first true introduction to Oaxacan cuisine by a native family, each dish articulates their story, from Oaxaca to the streets of Los Angeles and beyond. Showcasing the “soul food” of Mexico, Oaxaca offers 140 authentic, yet accessible recipes using some of the purest pre-Hispanic and indigenous ingredients available. From their signature pink horchata to the formula for the Lopez’s award-winning mole negro, Oaxaca demystifies this essential cuisine.

Bowls of Plenty

Bowls of Plenty
Author: Carolynn Carreno
Publsiher: Grand Central Life & Style
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN 10: 1455536571
ISBN 13: 9781455536573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bowls of Plenty Book Review:

A fresh and flexible approach to grain bowls--thoughtfully structured one-dish meals that marry health and flavor--from James Beard Award-winning journalist and acclaimed cookbook coauthor Carolynn Carreno. Gorgeous, layered, satisfying bowls have become the next wave of healthy eating. From food blogs to Instagram, farm-to-table bistros to chain restaurants, "the bowl" has become part of our culinary vocabulary. And whole grains are not just for hippies and health nuts anymore! Hearty grains like quinoa, farro, millet, and spelt are replacing flour or corn tortillas, bread, pasta, white rice, and mashed potatoes as the base or vehicle for other, richer, more complex ingredients. Bowls of Plenty brings grain bowls to the home cook, offering more than 75 recipes for hearty, grain-centric, one-dish meals that layer flavorful veggies and delicious sauces and vinaigrettes, with optional meats and dairy on a foundation of whole-grain staples. A mix sweet and savory breakfast bowls, salad bowls that will put an end to the sad desk lunch, flexible composed main dish bowls that work with all diets, and creative dessert bowls, Bowls of Plenty is a modern handbook for healthy and delicious cooking at home.

Roberta's Cookbook

Roberta's Cookbook
Author: Carlo Mirarchi,Brandon Hoy,Chris Parachini,Katherine Wheelock
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0770433723
ISBN 13: 9780770433727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roberta's Cookbook Book Review:

The Brooklyn destination the New York Times called “one of the most extraordinary restaurants in the country”—which began as a pizza place and quickly redefined the urban food landscape—releases its highly anticipated debut cookbook. When Roberta’s opened in 2008 in a concrete bunker in Bushwick, it was a pizzeria where you could stop in for dinner and stumble out hours later, happy. It’s still a down-the-rabbit-hole kind of place but has also become a destination for groundbreaking food, a wholly original dining experience, and a rooftop garden that marked the beginning of the urban farming movement in New York City. The forces behind Roberta’s—chef Carlo Mirarchi and co-owners Brandon Hoy and Chris Parachini—share recipes, photographs, and stories meant to capture the experience of Roberta’s for those who haven’t been, and to immortalize it for those who’ve been there since the beginning.

The Elements of Pizza

The Elements of Pizza
Author: Ken Forkish
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1607748398
ISBN 13: 9781607748397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elements of Pizza Book Review:

good pizza is magic. Something indescribably wonderful happens when you combine crust, tomato, and cheese and bake them to melted perfection. In this highly anticipated cookbook, Ken Forkish—owner of the beloved restaurant Ken’s Artisan Pizza in Portland, Oregon; the James Beard and IACP Award–winning author of Flour Water Salt Yeast; and one of the most trusted baking authorities in the country—proves that amazing pizza is within reach of any home cook. The Elements of Pizza breaks down each step of the pizza-making process, from choosing a dough to shaping your pie to selecting cheeses and toppings that will work for your home kitchen setup. Forkish offers more than a dozen different dough recipes—same-day “Saturday doughs” that you can make in the morning to bake pizza that night, levain doughs made from a naturally fermented yeast starter, and even gluten-free dough—each of which results in the best, most texturally sublime crust you’ve ever made at home. His clear, expert instructions will have you shaping pies and loading a pizza peel with the confidence of a professional pizzaiolo. And his innovative, seasonal topping ideas will surprise and delight any pizza lover—and inspire you to create your own signature pies, just the way you like them. From the Hardcover edition.

Family Table

Family Table
Author: Michael Romano,Karen Stabiner
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0547615620
ISBN 13: 9780547615622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Table Book Review:

Features recipes served among the staff at such acclaimed New York City restaurants as Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe, including such dishes as Dominican chicken, holiday roast pork, and molasses corn bread.

Home Cooked

Home Cooked
Author: Anya Fernald,Jessica Battilana
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 160774841X
ISBN 13: 9781607748410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home Cooked Book Review:

A recipe collection and how-to guide for preparing base ingredients that can be used to make simple, weeknight meals, while also teaching skills like building and cooking over a fire, and preserving meat and produce, written by a sustainable food expert and founder of Belcampo Meat Co. Anya Fernald’s approach to cooking is anything but timid; rich sauces, meaty ragus, perfectly charred vegetables. And her execution is unfussy, with the singular goal of making delicious, exuberantly flavored, unpretentious food with the best ingredients. Inspired by the humble traditions of cucina povera, the frugal cooking of Italian peasants, Anya brings a forgotten pragmatism to home cooking; making use of seasonal bounty by canning and preserving fruits and vegetables, salt curing fish, simmering flavorful broths with leftover bones, and transforming tough cuts of meat into supple stews and sauces with long cooking. These building blocks become the basis for a kitchen repertoire that is inspired, thrifty, environmentally sound, and most importantly, bursting with flavor. Recipes like Red Pepper and Walnut Crema, Green Tomato and Caper Salad, Chickpea Torte, Cracked Crab with Lemon-Chile Vinaigrette, Veal Meatballs, Anise-Seed Breakfast Cookies, and Ligurian Sangria will add dimension and excitement to both weeknight meals and parties. We all want to be better, more intuitive, more relaxed cooks—not just for the occasional dinner party, but every day. Punctuated by essays on the author’s approach to entertaining, cooking with cast-iron, and a primer on buying and cooking steak, Home Cooked is an antidote to the chef and restaurant books that leave you no roadmap for tonight’s dinner. With Home Cooked, Anya gives you the confidence, and the recipes, to love cooking again. — Saveur, Best of 2016

Huckleberry

Huckleberry
Author: Zoe Nathan
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 1452132380
ISBN 13: 9781452132389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Huckleberry Book Review:

Everything in generosity is the motto of Zoe Nathan, the big-hearted baker behind Santa Monica's favorite neighborhood bakery and breakfast spot, Huckleberry Bakery & Café. This irresistible cookbook collects more than 115 recipes and more than 150 color photographs, including how-to sequences for mastering basics such as flaky dough and lining a cake pan. Huckleberry's recipes span from sweet (rustic cakes, muffins, and scones) to savory (hot cereals, biscuits, and quiche). True to the healthful spirit of Los Angeles, these recipes feature whole-grain flours, sesame and flax seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables, natural sugars, and gluten-free and vegan options—and they always lead with deliciousness. For bakers and all-day brunchers, Huckleberry will become the cookbook to reach for whenever the craving for big flavor strikes.

Japan: The Cookbook

Japan: The Cookbook
Author: Nancy Singleton Hachisu
Publsiher: Phaidon Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-04-06
ISBN 10: 9780714874746
ISBN 13: 0714874744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japan: The Cookbook Book Review:

The definitive, home cooking recipe collection from one of the most respected and beloved culinary cultures Japan: The Cookbook has more than 400 sumptuous recipes by acclaimed food writer Nancy Singleton Hachisu. The iconic and regional traditions of Japan are organized by course and contain insightful notes alongside the recipes. The dishes - soups, noodles, rices, pickles, one-pots, sweets, and vegetables - are simple and elegant.

The Little Flower

The Little Flower
Author: Christine C. Taing
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2014-10-29
ISBN 10: 1483420590
ISBN 13: 9781483420592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Flower Book Review:

Everyday, children around the world worry if they will fit in at school or make friends. But when a bully lurks in the shadows and eventually pounces, a lonely child's insecurities can be made even worse. Christine Taing shares tales with moral lessons that will empower children to stop and aptly deal with bullying. Children learn appropriate reactions to bullying through stories that teach them to do the right thing, take a stand, and be a friend to a child in need. A little girl learns to be proud of her family and the meaning of a true friend. A fourth grader decides his bully is a person who needs a friend just like him. A musically-talented high school student discovers that when he sticks up for himself, no one can hurt him. A teenager, with help from a teacher, becomes a confident student who embraces his differences. In this collection of short stories, children learn to stand tall and strong against bullies and ultimately become the beautiful flowers they are meant to be.

Rebel Chef

Rebel Chef
Author: Dominique Crenn,Emma Brockes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 0735224757
ISBN 13: 9780735224759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebel Chef Book Review:

The inspiring and deeply personal memoir from highly acclaimed chef Dominique Crenn By the time Dominique Crenn decided to become a chef, at the age of twenty-one, she knew it was a near impossible dream in France where almost all restaurant kitchens were run by men. So, she left her home and everything she knew to move to San Francisco, where she would train under the legendary Jeremiah Tower. Almost thirty years later, Crenn was awarded three Michelin Stars in 2018 for her influential restaurant Atelier Crenn, and became the first female chef in the United States to receive this honor – no small feat for someone who hadn’t gone to culinary school or been formally trained. In Rebel Chef, Crenn tells of her untraditional coming-of-age as a chef, beginning with her childhood in Versailles where she was emboldened by her parents to be curious and independent. But there is another reason Crenn has always felt free to pursue her own unconventional course. Adopted as a toddler, she didn't resemble her parents or even look traditionally French. Growing up she often felt like an outsider, and was haunted by a past she knew nothing about. But after years of working to fill this blank space, Crenn has embraced the power her history gives her to be whoever she wants to be. Here is a disarmingly honest and revealing look at one woman's evolution from a daring young chef to a respected activist. Reflecting on the years she spent working in the male-centric world of professional kitchens, Crenn tracks her career from struggling cook to running one of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants, while at the same time speaking out on restaurant culture, sexism, immigration, and climate change. At once a tale of personal discovery and a tribute to unrelenting determination, Rebel Chef is the story of one woman making a place for herself in the kitchen, and in the world.