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For bodacious, bragging-rights barbecue that's easy to master in your backyard smoker, look to Texas! Among the proud barbecue traditions in the United States, from the Carolinas to Memphis to Kansas City-whether spelled barbecue, barbeque, bar-b-q, BBQ, or just Q-none is prouder, more deeply flavored, or rich in tradition than Texas Q. Texas barbecue is best known for beef; and beef brisket in particular, the signature dish that has been celebrated over the years by such legends as Taylor's Louie Mueller and Houston's Jim Goode, as well as by modern-day wunderkind Aaron Franklin in Austin. Cheryl Alters Jamison, co-author with her late husband Bill of the definitive Texas Home Cooking and the original bible for backyard smoke-cooking, Smoke & Spice, knows her brisket backwards and forwards and offers several delectable recipes in this exciting book. Cheryl also knows that there's more to Texas barbecue than brisket. Among the more than 100 recipes in these pages you will find loads of ideas for other cuts of beef, as well as for chicken, pork, lamb, fish and other seafood, and vegetables,each infused-via rubs and mops and sauces and spices-with robust, distinctive Texas flavors. Here, too, you will find stunning preparations from outside the Anglo-American beef-and-brisket tradition, from the oft-overlooked Mexican-American, African-American, Eastern European immigrant, and Asian immigrant barbecue styles created by the people who make modern Texas so diverse and fascinating. For blue ribbon brisket and a whole lot more, this is a barbecue book you will use, and use again, for years.
Experience the exciting and heartwarming world of the March sisters and Little Women right in your own kitchen. Here at last is the first cookbook to celebrate the scrumptious and comforting foods that play a prominent role in Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women. If your family includes a Little Women fan, or if you yourself are one, with this book you can keep the magic and wonder of the beloved tale alive for years to come. Do you wonder what makes the characters so excited to make-and eat!-sweets and desserts like the exotically named Blancmange or the mysterious Bonbons with Mottoes, along with favorites like Apple Turnovers, Plum Pudding, and Gingerbread Cake? Find out for yourself with over 50 easy-to-make recipes for these delectable treats and more, all updated for the modern kitchen. From Hannah's Pounded Potatoes to Amy's Picnic Lemonade, from the charming Chocolate Drop Cookies that Professor Bhaer always offers to Meg's twins to hearty dinners that Hannah and Marmee encourage the March sisters to learn to make, you'll find an abundance of delicious teatime drinks and snacks, plus breakfasts, brunches, lunches, suppers, and desserts. Featuring full-color photos, evocative illustrations, fun and uplifting quotes from the novel, and anecdotes about Louisa May Alcott, this is a book that any Little Women fan will love to have.
Experience the magic and enchantment of The Secret Garden whenever you like, right at home in your kitchen. The Secret Garden Cookbook, now newly revised, is the only cookbook that celebrates the delicious and comforting foods that play such an important role in the novel and its world. Frances Hodgson Burnett's wonderful tale The Secret Garden celebrates its young heroine, Mary Lennox, as she brings an abandoned garden back to life. It also delights in good food, robust appetites, and the health and strength they can bring. It describes a world where water, light, and loving care bring soil and plants back to life-and also one in which fresh milk, homemade currant buns, and hearty, simple fare renew and bring pleasure to the novel's complex and fascinating characters. Amy Cotler serves up in these pages 50 recipes, all updated for the modern kitchen, that are at once true to Mary's world and completely appealing for today's tastes. You will find a bounty of baked things, including English Crumpets, Cozy Currant Buns, Jam Roly Poly, Dough Cakes with Cinnamon and Sugar, and The Best Sticky Gingerbread Parkin. (A parkin is a cake rich in molasses, honey, and sugar that often is served on Guy Fawkes Day.) There is more-substantial and savory fare for teatime and dinnertime, too, and for breakfast and brunch, along with drinks and snacks for the daily whirl-all guaranteed to keep the magic of this beloved tale alive for years to come. The Secret Garden Cookbook is an essential companion-and the pitch-perfect gift-for anyone, young or old, who loves the book.
The best traditional recipes for roasted dishes, from a Sunday beef roast with Yorkshire pudding and rack of lamb with herb crust to stuffed roast goose, pheasant and veal. Leading chef Laura Mason gives you all the best techniques for sourcing, preparing and roasting all kinds of meat: beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, duck, goose, and various game, including partridge, grouse and woodcock. To make the absolute most of this most prized food, the author explains the various cuts of meat (and what cuts work best with various recipes) and roasting times for a rare or well done piece of meat. Plus, of course, she covers the use of marinating, barding, larding, basting and dredging. The recipes would not be complete without a range of potato and vegetable dishes that are ideal accompaniments. From the best roast potatoes and mash to gratins, gravies and sauces. But the best part of any roast is often the leftover meat that makes the best ingredient for leftover meals. A joint of meat can stretch a very long way, from Shepherd pies, rostis, soups, stews, and much more; the life of a roast can be the source of more than one delicious meal.
Readers will find everything from comforting classics like Beef Stroganoff and Roast Herbed Chicken (made in an Instant Pot) to imaginative new recipes like Pho-Style Pot Roast Dinner and Sausage Jalapeno Popper Dinner - all simple to make and easy to clean up after. With an introduction on how to best use pressure cookers and slow cookers, genius tips on how to customise or extend recipes, and Quick-Prep and Done-in-30-Minutes-or-Less icons, Make It in One makes dinnertime a snap to make. Features include fun dinner solutions, including Oven-Frying, Make It Meatless, and Clever, No-Fuss Pizza Crusts.
An enduringly popular collection of beloved dishes from around the world featuring classic and easy-to-cook recipes When it was first published in 1985, The Good Food was one of the first cookbooks devoted to the celebration of the best-loved and most satisfying essentials of casual cuisine and, more than thirty years later, it has remained a classic in its genre. Drawing on the diverse cooking traditions of the Americas, Italy, France, India, Morocco, and the Middle East, Daniel Halpern and Julie Strand bring together almost two hundred recipes, including not only the quintessential examples of each cuisine, but also unusual dishes that provide surprising gastronomic rewards. The book features international staples such as Gazpacho and Jambalaya, as well as unexpected delights-Bobotie; Lamb Stew with Eggplant, Saffron, and Ginger; and Penne with Black Olive Puree and Ricotta. The Good Food puts the emphasis where it belongs: on the pleasure of preparing-and eating-excellent and timeless dishes.
Tom Kerridge shows you how to be the boss in the kitchen and eat well every day, thanks to more than 100 brilliant recipes to give you and your family a fresh start What's for dinner tonight? Chuck that takeaway menu in the recycling bin and discover how easy it is to cook amazing meals at home from scratch: Crispy beef and pak choi noodles, Butternut squash and chickpea curry or even a lush Chicken and bacon ranch burger. It's very easy to fall into the busy-life trap, especially when ready meals are so convenient. But Tom Kerridge has learnt from experience how important it is to take control over what you eat for the sake of your health and happiness. Now he wants to show you just how quick and easy it is to cook meals that are so flavourful and nutritious you'll never go back! Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start has more than 100 delicious recipes for breakfast, quick and easy meals, lighter dishes, veggie suppers, batch cooking, weekend feasts and sweet treats - so you know exactly where to turn if you're cooking for yourself or the whole family. From Peanut chicken stir fry to Roasted red pepper penne, and from Sausage rolls to Lemon and blueberry loaf cake, Tom's recipes taste fantastic and, most importantly, they'll get you having fun in the kitchen! Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start includes all the recipes from Tom's new BBC series - watch it in January!
At Milk Street, Chris Kimball and his test cooks use techniques from around the globe to deliver bolder flavors and healthier dishes in less time with simple techniques. On any given Tuesday, you can create interesting, delicious food in a flash. With more than 200 recipes including quick yet flavorful soups and stews, simple salads, pastas that come together in minutes with ingredients you already have on hand, the home cook's essential problem--What's for dinner Tuesday night?--has never tasted so good. And say goodbye to the freezer-burned gallon of ice cream you've kept on hand for just this purpose: there are even weeknight-appropriate sweets you can whip up after dinner and still have time to eat before bed. Best of all, every Tuesday Nights recipe is backed by the rigorous testing for which Chris Kimball is famous. With a photograph for every recipe, helpful tips and tricks for novice cooks and step-by-step visual instruction, each recipe is guaranteed to work when you need it most.
There are few things that Chicagoans feel more passionately about than pizza. It is the most identifiable food of the city, and neighbors can argue endlessly about who makes the best pie, whether thin crust or deep dish takes the cake, and which essential ingredients are the most important to make up the ideal pizza. With such a broad range of Chicagoland pizzerias, how could anyone ever decide the best of the best, once and for all? Enter Steve Dolinsky, Chicago's very own eminent food journalist and impartial pizza judge extraordinaire. Dolinsky has embarked on a self-described Pizza Quest, methodically taste-testing 101 different pizzas all over Chicagoland to reveal the top five pies in each of seven defined categories. Expertly written, thoroughly researched, and finely detailed, you will learn more about pizza in Chicago than you ever thought possible. Does Lou Malnati's really have the best deep dish in the city? Where should you go to find the best artisan-style thin crust? Did your favorite pizzeria make the list? Find the answers to all of those questions and more in Pizza City, USA.