Category: Cooking

French Country Cooking: Authentic Recipes from Every Region

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French Country Cooking: Authentic Recipes from Every Region


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Here are 180 recipes of traditional French appetizers, entrees, and desserts that members of the French National Assembly, representing the myriad regions of their native country, have decided to share with the world. From a challenging slow-cooked hare recipe that predates the French Revolution to the simplest bread, The Cuisine of the French Republic is both wittily political and warmly personal. It comes with fascinating legends of La France profonde, historical information, and a great deal of Gallic charm.

None of the recipes are chic, trendy, minimalist, or Nouvelle Cuisine. Here is the real thing.

The diversity and originality of these recipes are representative of France’s rich culinary heritage. The Cuisine of the French Republic offers a unique chance of entering La France profonde that no, or few tourists ever penetrate. This comprehensive cultural and gastronomic insider view into private kitchens, farms, replete with ancestral recipes passed on through generations will enchant the armchair traveler as well as inspire to visit the many different regions of France—a country so rich, with many cuisines. “Cooking is our soul,” Branget says, “but political life, politics intrude. These recipes are testimony to our small pleasures, our contribution to history.”

The Mini Farming Handbook

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The Mini Farming Handbook


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Bestselling author Brett Markham’s new handbook gives us the mini farming basics along with in-depth tips on vegetable gardening, fermenting, composting, and self-sufficiency in a handy new format and design. Includes:
? Soil management and making your own fertilizer
? Crop rotation and cover cropping
? Composting
? Seed starting and timing/planning
? Raised beds and pest management
? Pvc trellising and planting spacers
? Raising chickens, making your own chicken plucker, and butchering
? Growing fruit/nut trees and vines
? Food preservation (canning and freezing)
? Fermenting wine, vinegar and cheese
With the full color photographs that made the original Mini Farming so popular, and step by step drawings, projects, graphs, and tables, you’ll have everything you need for your new or established mini farm at your fingertips. So dive in a learn how to begin and cultivate your own mini farm on less than a quarter acre.

The Japanese Grill: From Classic Yakitori to Steak, Seafood, and Vegetables

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The Japanese Grill: From Classic Yakitori to Steak, Seafood, and Vegetables


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American grilling, Japanese flavors. In this bold cookbook, chef Tadashi Ono of Matsuri and writer Harris Salat share a key insight: that live-fire cooking marries perfectly with mouthwatering Japanese ingredients like soy sauce and miso.
 
Packed with fast-and-easy recipes, versatile marinades, and step-by-step techniques, The Japanese Grill will have you grilling amazing steaks, pork chops, salmon, tomatoes, and whole chicken, as well as traditional favorites like yakitori, yaki onigiri, and whole salt-packed fish. Whether you use charcoal or gas, or are a grilling novice or disciple, you will love dishes like Skirt Steak with Red Miso, Garlic–Soy Sauce Porterhouse, Crispy Chicken Wings, Yuzu Kosho Scallops, and Soy Sauce-and-Lemon Grilled Eggplant. Ono and Salat include menu suggestions for sophisticated entertaining in addition to quick-grilling choices for healthy weekday meals, plus a slew of delectable sides that pair well with anything off the fire.
 
Grilling has been a centerpiece of Japanese cooking for centuries, and when you taste the incredible dishes in The Japanese Grill—both contemporary and authentic—you’ll become a believer, too.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen

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The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen


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Let James Beard Award–winning authors and hometown heroes Matt Lee and Ted Lee be your culinary ambassadors to Charleston, South Carolina, one of America’s most storied and buzzed-about food destinations.
 
Growing up in the heart of the historic downtown, in a warbler-yellow house on Charleston’s fabled “Rainbow Row,” brothers Matt and Ted knew how to cast for shrimp before they were in middle school, and could catch and pick crabs soon after. They learned to recognize the fruit trees that grew around town and knew to watch for the day in late March when the loquats on the tree on Chalmers Street ripened. Their new cookbook brings the vibrant food culture of this great Southern city to life, giving readers insider access to the best recipes and stories Charleston has to offer.
   No cookbook on the region would be complete without the city’s most iconic dishes done right, including She-Crab Soup, Hoppin’ John, and Huguenot Torte, but the Lee brothers also aim to reacquaint home cooks with treasures lost to time, like chewy-crunchy, salty-sweet Groundnut Cakes and Syllabub with Rosemary Glazed Figs. In addition, they masterfully bring the flavors of today’s Charleston to the fore, inviting readers to sip a bright Kumquat Gin Cocktail, nibble chilled Pickled Shrimp with Fennel, and dig into a plate of Smothered Pork Chops, perhaps with a side of Grilled Chainey Briar, foraged from sandy beach paths. The brothers left no stone unturned in their quest for Charleston’s best, interviewing home cooks, chefs, farmers, fishermen, caterers, and funeral directors to create an accurate portrait of the city’s food traditions. Their research led to gems such as Flounder in Parchment with Shaved Vegetables, an homage to the dish that became Edna Lewis’s signature during her tenure at Middleton Place Restaurant, and Cheese Spread à la Henry’s, a peppery dip from the beloved brasserie of the mid-twentieth century. Readers are introduced to the people, past and present, who have left their mark on the food culture of the Holy City and inspired the brothers to become the cookbook authors they are today.
   Through 100 recipes, 75 full-color photographs, and numerous personal stories, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen gives readers the most intimate portrayal yet of the cuisine of this exciting Southern city, one that will resonate with food lovers wherever they live. And for visitors to Charleston, indispensible walking and driving tours related to recipes in the book bring this food town to life like never before.

The Medicinal Gardening Handbook: A Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Using Healing Herbs

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The Medicinal Gardening Handbook: A Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Using Healing Herbs


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Dig into the world of herbal medicine with this complete guide to cultivating and harvesting plants with healing properties. For thousands of years people have been utilizing herbs and cultivating weeds found to speed the healing of wounds, soothe skin irritations, calm uneasy stomachs, and ward off illnesses. Now you can plan and grow your own garden first aid kit.

In these pages, you’ll learn the basics of gardening in your backyard?or on your windowsill or porch?including instructions for preparing soil, composting, and weeding. You’ll then find detailed descriptions of the twelve most common, easy-to-grow, most useful healing herbs, with instructions for growing, harvesting, and utilizing them. These powerful plants include:

? Garlic, which boosts immunity, reduces blood pressure, and combats cancer
? Echinacea, which reduces inflammation, boosts immunity, and has antiviral properties
? Yarrow, which accelerates the healing of wounds, is an anti-inflammatory, and can relieve PMS symptoms
? Elderflower, which is an astringent and can relieve arthritis and soothe sore throats
? Mint, which soothes digestive problems, sweetens breath, and can reduce fevers
? Elecampane, a respiratory tonic with antibacterial and antifungal properties
? And more!

Nuts in the Kitchen

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Nuts in the Kitchen: More Than 100 Recipes for Every Taste and Occasion


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“When it comes to recipes, Ms. Loomis delivers.”
Wall Street Journal

 

Go nutty with Nuts in the Kitchen! Internationally renowned food expert Susan Herrmann Loomis has put together a comprehensive collection of more than 100 nut recipes for every meal and every taste. The owner and operator of the On Rue Tatincooking school in Normandy, France, and author of Cooking at Home on Rue Tatin, Loomis takes nutritious, delicious nuts beyond the bowl and into appetizers, salads, main courses, and desserts. Nuts in the Kitchen is an omnivore’s delight—a treat for vegetarians, vegans, and health-conscious eaters looking for balanced diets rich in flavor—offering a host of surprising, sophisticated, wonderfully inventive new uses for this delectable, protein-packed ingredient.

Mrs. Wilkes’ Boardinghouse Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Her Savannah Table

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Mrs. Wilkes’ Boardinghouse Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Her Savannah Table


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In 1943, a young and determined Sema Wilkes took over a nondescript turn-of-the-century boardinghouse on a sun-dappled brick street in historic downtown Savannah. Her goal was modest: to make a living by offering comfortable lodging and Southern home cooking served family style in the downstairs dining room. Mrs. Wilkes’ reputation was strong and business was brisk from the beginning, but it was the coverage in Esquire and the New York Times, and even a profile on David Brinkley’s evening news that brought Southern-food lovers from all over the world to her doorstep. Sema is now 95 years old, and four generations of Wilkeses help her keep the tables laden with platters of her legendary fried chicken, pork ribs, and biscuits, while friends and strangers pass bowls brimming with her sublime butterbeans, collard greens, mashed sweet potatoes, and banana pudding. The line snakes out the front door and down the street, where along with the locals and visitors, it’s not uncommon to find Jimmy Carter or Roy Blount Jr. among other familiar faces waiting for their turn at Mrs. Wilkes’ table. With over 300 recipes and culinary historian John T. Edge’s colorful telling of Mrs. Wilkes’ contribution to Savannah and Southern cuisine, this rich volume is a tribute to a way of cooking—and eating— that must not be forgotten.

• Recipient of Southern Living’s Reader’s Choice Award 2000.

• Mrs. Wilkes won the 1999 James Beard “America’s Regional Classics” Award.

• Mrs. Wilkes’ self-published recipe book, Famous Recipes, which became the foundation for MRS. WILKES’ BOARDINGHOUSE COOKBOOK, has sold over 250,000 copies.

• Illustrated throughout with over 50 black-and-white photographs from Mrs. Wilkes’ Boardinghouse and 25 color photos of her classic recipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Hardcover edition.

The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home Manual

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The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home Manual


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THE HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKER’¬?S HANDBOOK is an entertaining compilation of natural home remedies written by one of the great herbalists, James Green, author of the best-selling THE MALE HERBAL. Writing in a delightfully personal and down-home style, Green emphasizes the point that herbal medicine-making is fundamental to every culture on the planet and is accessible to everyone. So, first head into the garden and learn to harvest your own herbs, and then head into your kitchen and whip up a batch of raspberry cough syrup, or perhaps a soothing elixir to erase the daily stresses of modern life.

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Brownies and Broomsticks: A Magical Bakery Mystery

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Brownies and Broomsticks: A Magical Bakery Mystery


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EASY BAKE COVEN



Katie Lightfoot’s tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah’s quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees.

While working at the Honeybee Bakery—named after Lucy’s cat—Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren’t just tasty—Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells!

When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few spells, Katie and Aunt Lucy stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben’s name and find the real killer..

Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes

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Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes


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Do you want to feel better about what you eat? Do you want to feel better all day long? Truly healthy food is not only better tasting, it is far less expensive and can change your mental outlook on life. Author Karen Wang Diggs has lived in Hong Kong, mainland China and the United States and brings a wealth of this food knowledge, village wisdom and secrets to healthy living from her travels as well as the hard science of nutrition. As a chef, nutritionist and cooking instructor, Diggs has helped hundreds overcome eating issues and arrive at a food lifestyle that has them smiling again. From dealing with diabetes to smart and safe approaches to weight-loss and even working with cancer patients to find foods that give them a new lease on life, Diggs’ savvy, know-how and food smarts are all packed into the clean cuisine of Happy Foods.