Chicken and other types of poultry are versatile, readily available, reasonably priced, and packed full of protein, essential nutrients and vitamins. They are also the number one choice for anyone who is watching their fat and calorie intake but doesn' t want to give up meat. This book brings together over 100 main course dishes that employ the whole range of cooking techniques, and that use the ubiquitous chicken as well as all the less well known birds such as turkey, goose, duck, guinea fowl, poussin, pigeon and quail. In addition, Chicken and Other Birds offers a visual tour of the birds, showing their relative sizes and discussing the differences between them, plus a buying guide - what to look for and how much to allow per person - followed by tips on storing and handling uncooked poultry, and step-by-step photos and instructions for preparing a bird before cooking (trussing, French trimming, stuffing and jointing), and for carving or jointing a whole cooked bird. The final chapter, ` Perfect Sides and Complements' is a round-up of flavoured butters, marinades, rubs and bastes, stuffings and sauces, chutneys and relishes and, last but not least, the perfect gravy. This beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book is sure to become the classic poultry cookbook that no cook can afford to be without.
Tapping into the global contemporary style of cuisine for which he is so well-known, Paul Gayler MBE, former Executive Chef de Cuisine at The Lanesborough hotel in London, chooses 25 of his favourite burger recipes. Including a selection of meat fish and vegetarian recipes, this collection offers something for everyone, from classic favourites such as the Ultimate Burger with 'the works' and the Wolseley hamburger, to mouth-watering, new recipes such as the Caribbean pork burger, the Tandoori lamb burger and the Walnut, Courgette and Millet burger. And where's a burger without some accompanying fries and sides? All the sides - from classic slaw and ultimate fries to basic mayo and Tabasco ketchup, and much more in terms of relishes, pickles and sauces - are handily grouped together at the back of the book. Whether you're cooking for a sophisticated dinner party or a low-key barbecue, there's a burger here for every occasion.