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See below for a selection of the latest books from Main courses category. Presented with a red border are the Main courses books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Main courses books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Modern Balti Curry Cookbook

The Modern Balti Curry Cookbook

Author: Pat Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2006

Pat Chapman, curry expert extraordinaire, brings Balti cooking to the home with The Balti Curry Cookbook . Balti is Britain's most popular type of Indian curry and, to enable us to prepare our favourite restaurant dish at home, Pat has travelled the world to seek out the most authentic baltis before translating them into over 100 easy-to-cook recipes. Working through every stage of the cooking process, it is a wonderfully comprehensive volume. This is the book that Balti lovers everywhere have been waiting for, and for those who have not yet experienced it is a real treat for the culinary senses!

Tommy Tang's Modern Thai Cuisine

Tommy Tang's Modern Thai Cuisine

Author: Tommy Tang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2005

Mama's Little Book of Soulful Stews

Mama's Little Book of Soulful Stews

Author: Nwanneka Nwokolo Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/09/2005

Features a number of African, Caribbean and African- American recipes, which have been chosen, and in some cases adapted, for ease of preparation and availability of ingredients. The recipes are simple enough for novice cooks, and ideal for busy ones. There are even a few suitable for vegetarians.

The Best 50 Wok Recipes

The Best 50 Wok Recipes

Author: Bristol Publishing Staff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

From a best-selling author and one of America's leading authorities on wok cooking, comes this easy-to-follow cookbook, containing a collection of the very best stir-fries and delicacies to make in your wok.

Mastering Barbecue

Mastering Barbecue

Author: Michael H. Stines Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2005

The Real Fast Curry Cookbook

The Real Fast Curry Cookbook

Author: Pat Chapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2005

Quick tikkas and tandooris, instant baltis, special meat, fish and veggie curries in minutes! Curry is the nation's favourite food, yet with today's hectic and demanding lifestyles most of us feel we don't have time to prepare the delicious meals we so enjoy. Instead, we often opt for the local restaurant, the takeaway or the microwave meal when in our hearts we'd like to be able to cook for ourselves. Yet, as Pat Chapman shows us in this wonderful collection, things need not be like this...Pat has created a superb range of easy dishes that will take no longer than 30 minutes to make. He provides us with a quick method to give us the satisfaction of creating our favourite curries and ensures that the quality of meal is not compromised.

The Best 50 Puddings Souffles and Kugels

The Best 50 Puddings Souffles and Kugels

Author: Dona Z. Meilach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2005

Ken Hom's Top 100 Stir Fry Recipes

Ken Hom's Top 100 Stir Fry Recipes

Author: Ken Hom Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2004

Ken Hom brings us 100 inspired recipes for stir fries which are easy-to-follow, delicious dishes designed to appeal to all palates. With 20 new recipes and 80 favourites from his collection, Ken not only covers oriental stir fries but includes non-Asian dishes as well, such as stir-fried fusilli alla carbonara. The cookbook is divided into chapters on chicken, fish and seafood, beef, pork and vegetable dishes. There are also sections on techniques for chopping and frying, how to use a wok and recommendations for oils and sauces. Stir frying is regarded as a healthy and popular cooking method and all grocers sell ready-prepared stir-fry vegetables. As one of the world's greatest authorities on cooking with a wok, Ken shows us that the versatility and convenience of stir frying never compromises the flavour.

125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals

125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals

Author: Rose Murray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2004

Great recipes for one of the most friendly, soothing and convenient ways to prepare a meal. Casseroles and one-pot meals are the ideal solution for busy home cooks who want wonderful food with a minimum of fuss and maximum taste. Convenience, easy preparation, economy and portability make this method of cooking perfect for today's busy lifestyles. These recipes and their results are very tantalizing and many are make-ahead. The wonderful variety includes big casseroles to delight a number of friends or to freeze in small amounts for future family meals, to long-simmering stews that will warm and comfort all on cold winter nights. The skillet meals range from small and quick dinners and stir-fries that are easy for novice cooks to elegant dishes that are entertaining worthy. Pasta Baked Tortellini with Three Cheeses, Quick Mushroom-Beef Lasagna, Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai, Pasta E Fagioli Casserole Chicken and Turkey Honey-Curried Chicken and Apricots, Individual Chicken Pot Pies, Quick Cassoulet, Turkey and Corn Enchiladas Beef and Veal Meatball Stroganoff, Osso Buco-Style Braised Veal, Skillet Shepherd's Pie, Indian Corn Stew, Classic Cabbage Rolls Lamb, Fish and Seafood Braised Lamb Shanks with Olives, Grilled Eggplant Moussaka, Salmon and Potato Strata, Seafood and Broccoli Lasagna Vegetarian Garden Paella, Confetti Corn and Chili Pie, Squash and Bean Stew with Chipotle Cream, Roasted Summer Vegetable Lasagna. These outstanding recipes define comfort with the huge appeal of one-dish cooking.

Pizza Art The Most Delicious Pieces of Art You Have Ever Eaten

Pizza Art The Most Delicious Pieces of Art You Have Ever Eaten

Author: Karin Niedermeier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2004

Pizza is a universal food - beloved throughout the world, statistics show that Americans consume more than 100 acres of pizza a day. That's about 350 slices a second! With the help of this innovative idea book, pizza lovers can stretch their imagination, their brain, and their stomach by learning art history while they munch. Whether they are in the mood for a Picasso or a Keith Haring, something in the style of the Incas, or perhaps a pizza out of a fairy tale, readers will be inspired by these absolutely new and original pizza variations. The pizzas featured are guaranteed to make everyone smile.

The Everything Fondue Cookbook 300 Creative Ideas for Any Occasion

The Everything Fondue Cookbook 300 Creative Ideas for Any Occasion

Author: Rhonda Lauret Parkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2004

This exceptional cookbook offers instruction on preparing: -Starters, such as Sesame Beef Appetizer -Lunch and dinner fondues, such as Breaded Red Snapper -Desserts, such as Creamy Caramel Fondue -Breakfast fondues, such as Ham and Cheese Fondue -Healthy choices, such as Dieter's Fondue