A Manifesto on the World's Most Essential Mineral, with Recipes

Author: Mark Bitterman

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740885

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 4273

James Beard Cookbook Award Winner. IACP Cookbook Award Finalist in two categories. In Salted, Bitterman traces the mineral’s history, from humankind’s first salty bite to its use in modern industry to the resurgent interest in artisan salts. Featuring more than 50 recipes that showcase this versatile and marvelous ingredient, Salted also includes a field guide to artisan salts profiling 80 varieties and exploring their dazzling characters, unique stories, production methods, and uses in cooking; plus a quick-reference guide covering over 150 salts. Salting is one of the more ingrained habits in cooking, and according to Bitterman, all habits need to be questioned. He challenges you to think creatively about salting, promising that by understanding and mastering the principles behind it—and becoming familiar with the primary types of artisanal salts available—you will be better equipped to get the best results for your individual cooking style and personal taste. Whether he’s detailing the glistening staccato crunch of fleur de sel harvested from millennia-old Celtic saltmaking settlements in France or the brooding sizzle of forgotten rock salts transported by the Tauregs across the Sahara, Bitterman’s mission is to encourage us to explore the dazzling world of salt beyond the iodized curtain. Mark Bitterman is a man truly possessed by salt. As “selmelier” at The Meadow, the internationally recognized artisan-product boutique, Bitterman explains the promise and allure of salt to thousands of visitors from across the country who flock to his showstopping collection. “Salt can be a revelation,” he urges, “no food is more potent, more nutritionally essential, more universal, or more ancient. No other food displays salt’s crystalline beauty, is as varied, or as storied.” Winner – 2011 James Beard Cookbook Award – Reference & Scholarship Category
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A Manifesto on the World's Most Essential Mineral, With Recipes

Author: Mark Bitterman

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1580082629

Category: Cooking

Page: 312

View: 3791

"An authoritative field guide to an indispensable and increasingly fashionable ingredient--featuring 80 salt profiles, a reference guide with 160 salts, and more than 50 recipes--written by the country's top purveyor of artisanal salts"--
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70 Recipes for Grilling, Chilling, Searing, and Serving on Himalayan Salt Blocks

Author: Mark Bitterman,Andrew Schloss

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449430554

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 1937

Explains how to use Himalayan salt blocks in seventy recipes that draw on a variety of cooking techniques, and provides an overview of the mineral's provenance and properties.
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The Single Ingredient That Transforms All Your Favorite Foods and Recipes

Author: Mark Bitterman

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449483771

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 380

This is the essential guide to making great salt the centerpiece of your cooking at home. We demand quality in our meals, and natural, hand-made salts are the most basic and essential way to make those ingredients shine. Mark Bitterman is THE salt expert and award-winning author. In this book he makes this simple truth abundantly clear with over 60 inspiring recipes such as: Colorado Beef Burger with Mesquite Smoked Salt, and Chilies, Truffle Salt Smashed Roasted Potatoes, Salted Latte Ice Cream with Lemon Espresso Drizzle. The introduction explores why craft salt is different from iodized salt, kosher salt, and even industrially manufactured sea salt in regard to flavor, nutrition, and sustainability. The many varieties of gourmet salts available today are broken into 7 families (fleur de sel, sel gris, flake salt, traditional salt, shio, rock salt, smoked and infused salts), with helpful charts that make finding the right salt for the right food convenient and easy. The modern, but down-to-earth recipes are organized into practical chapters: Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Eggs and Dairy, Vegetables and Fruits, Sweets, and Drinks and Cocktails. Beyond the recipes, the tips, techniques, and suggestions will help you elevate your tried and true favorite dishes by now using the correct type of salt. Craft salts are not a fad, they are the heart and soul of our food culture today.
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The Essential Guide to Cooking with the Most Important Ingredient in Your Kitchen

Author: Leslie Bilderback

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250088720

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 6158

Salt has been an essential dining element since the invention of the kitchen table. But today, specialty salts come in a vast variety of forms and flavors. Smokey salts, salts infused with clay or charcoal, herby and spicy salts, salt with extra umami or a hint of sugar are being added to many recipes, to layer more flavor, and not simply to enhance the flavors already there. It’s a feast for the tongue, and colorful salts also add visual interest to dishes, and the varying textures add crunch. But how do you decide which to buy—and how do you get the most out of them once you’ve brought them back home to your kitchen? Salt will show you how to choose and how use them in simple, delicious recipes for every meal of the day. You will learn how to cook, cure, and bake with them. Plus, you’ll find a market guide that describes the different types of specialty and infused salts, discover ways to cook with salt blocks, and even how to organize your own salt tasting at home. More than 100 mouthwatering recipes—plus nearly 50 varieties of infused salts—with beautiful, full-color photography will help you transform this classic, humble ingredient into a star seasoning.
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500 Bitters; 50 Amari; 123 Recipes for Cocktails, Food & Homemade Bitters

Author: Mark Bitterman

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449474608

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

View: 2153

Hundreds of cocktail bitters are on the market, and millions are turning to them to add punch, pizzazz, and complexity to their cocktails and even their cooking. But the storm of exciting brands and flavors has even the savviest bartenders puzzled over their personalities and best uses. Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters and Amari is the handbook that decodes today’s burgeoning selection of bitters, along with their kindred spirits amari and shrubs, complete with 190 photographs. The introduction includes everything you need to know to understand what bitters and amari are and how to use them. recipes for making essential and inventive bitters at home. The next section offers 123 recipes for making essential bitters at home, mixing, and cooking bitters, from a Burnt Grapefruit Gimlet to a Martini Julep, from Bittered Bittersweet Chocolate Torte to BBQ Pork Ribs with Bittersweet BBQ Sauce. Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters and Amari cracks open the full potential of bitters, inspiring and empowering people to try them. The final section includes a comprehensive field guide to the wide world of the more than 500 great bitters and 50 amari available today. Complete with tasting notes, profiles of important makers and brand photography, the guide gives everyone from pro bartenders to home cooks a solid foundation for buying and using bitters.
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Recipes, History and Lore

Author: Jennifer McLagan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006203961X

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 8073

Top food stylist and food writer Jennifer McLagan has a bone to pick: too often, people opt for boneless chicken breasts, fish fillets, and cutlets, when good cooks know that anything cooked on the bone has more flavor -- from chicken or spareribs to a rib roast or a whole fish. In Bones, Jennifer offers a collection of recipes for cooking beef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry, fish, and game on their bones. Chicken, steak, and fish all taste better when cooked on the bone, but we've sacrificed flavor for speed and convenience, forgetting how bones can enhance the taste, texture, and presentation of good food -- think of rack of lamb, T-bone steak, chicken noodle soup, and baked ham. In her simple, bare-bones style, Jennifer teaches home cooks the secrets to cooking with bones. Each chapter of Bones includes stocks, soups, ribs, legs, and extremities (except for whole fish -- they don't have any). Many of the recipes are simple, with the inherent flavors of the bones doing most of the work. There are traditional, elegant dishes, such as Roasted Marrow Bones with Parsley Salad, Olive-Crusted Lamb Racks, and Crown Roast of Pork, as well as new takes on homestyle favorites, such as Maple Tomato Glazed Ribs, Coconut Chicken Curry, and Halibut Steaks with Orange Cream Sauce. Stunning, full-color photographs of dishes like Rabbit in Saffron Sauce with Spring Vegetables; Grilled Quail with Sage Butter; and Duck Legs with Cumin, Turnips, and Green Olives are sure to inspire. In addition to the recipes, Bones includes a wealth of information on a wide range of bone-related topics, including the differences among cuts of meat, as well as the history and lore of bones.
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Author: Valerie Aikman-Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845979119

Category: Condiments

Page: 64

View: 918

Introduces you to all kinds of salts, from French fleur de sel to smoked salt. Be amazed as the flavours mingle in your mouth. Hot, salty, delicious and moorish, the recipes in this book will have you reaching for the salt shaker again and again.
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70 Recipes for Outdoor Cooking with Himalayan Salt Blocks

Author: Mark Bitterman

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449485987

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 5894

Everyone who loves the excitement and pleasure of discovering new cooking techniques will enjoy this guide to grilling and entertaining with salt blocks. The introduction is your salt block owner’s manual, with everything you need to know to purchase, use, and maintain salt blocks with confidence. The six chapters that follow are divided into over 70 recipes organized by key ingredients: Meat, Seafood, Poultry, Vegetables and Fruit, Dairy, and Doughs. You’ll find recipes for Salt Seared Smoked Pork Belly, Lamb Satay with Mint Chutney and Spicy Peanut Crumble, Salt Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad, Hot Salted Edamame with Sesame, Shiso, and Szechuan Pepper, and Salty, Smoky Walnut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Bitterman is the foremost salt block expert and one of the largest importers and retail distributors of salt blocks.The precious pink mineral mined from ancient hills in Pakistan’s Punjab province has arrived on the American cooking scene as an exciting and enticing new form of grilling. Himalayan salt blocks are available at specialty retail stores around the world and the market is growing.
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Beloved Italian Recipes

Author: Giuliano Hazan

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453286330

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 9923

The tradition of tasty Italian food continues with this beautifully illustrated collection of creative recipes, from primo to dolci! As a child in America, Giuliano Hazan’s mother, Marcella, packed him meatballs with potatoes and peas, veal stew with mushrooms, and other homemade dishes for lunch—dishes that in no way resembled the peanut butter sandwiches his classmates enjoyed. And so began his appreciation of great food. Hazan Family Favorites celebrates delicious recipes from the Hazan family, prepared just as Giuliano prepares them for his own family today. Here are 85 recipes for every course in the Italian meal, including Appetizers, Soups, Pastas and Rice, Meats and Seafood, and Sides and Desserts. With recipes from Swiss Chard Tortelloni to Strawberry Gelato and everything in between, Hazan Family Favorites offers an intimate look at this iconic family and their most beloved recipes.
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Cooking at the Dirty Bird

Author: Gabriel Rucker,Meredith Erickson,Lauren Fortgang,Andrew Fortgang

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607744457

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 1937

This debut cookbook from James Beard Rising Star Chef Gabriel Rucker features a serious yet playful collection of 150 recipes from his phenomenally popular Portland restaurant. In the five years since Gabriel Rucker took the helm at Le Pigeon, he has catapulted from culinary school dropout to award-winning chef. Le Pigeon is offal-centric and meat-heavy, but by no means dogmatic, offering adventures into delicacies unknown along with the chance to order a vegetarian mustard greens quiche and a Miller High Life if that's what you're craving. In their first cookbook, Rucker and general manager/sommelier Andrew Fortgang celebrate high-low extremes in cooking, combining the wild and the refined in a unique and progressive style. Featuring wine recommendations from sommelier Andrew Fortgang, stand-out desserts from pastry chef Lauren Fortgang, and stories about the restaurant’s raucous, seat-of-the-pants history by writer Meredith Erickson, Le Pigeon combines the wild and the refined in a unique, progressive, and delicious style.
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Recipes and Simple Spice Blends for the American Kitchen

Author: Christina Arokiasamy

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307396282

Category: Cooking

Page: 231

View: 5989

A definitive guide to creatively blending and cooking with spices explains how to combine and use spices in both traditional and innovative ways and offers a tantalizing blend of one hundred recipes inspired by Southeast Asian cuisine that includes such dishes as Lemon Pepper Wings, Spicy Beef Salad, and Cardamom Butter Rice with Sultanas. 20,000 first printing.
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The Ultimate Dessert Maker's Guide to Chocolate

Author: Alice Medrich

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579655114

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 7381

This newly updated version of the 2004 IACP-prize-winning book Bittersweet showcases 150 thoroughly tested recipes, both savory and sweet, and provides tips, tricks, techniques and answers to every chocolate question, including the percentage labeling. Original.
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Turn Up the Heat with 60+ Pepper Sauce Recipes

Author: Robb Walsh

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607744279

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 5436

From veteran cookbook author Robb Walsh, this definitive guide to the world's most beloved condiment is a must-have for fans of dishes that can never be too spicy. Here’s a cookbook that really packs a punch. With dozens of recipes for homemade pepper sauces and salsas—including riffs on classic brands like Frank’s RedHot, Texas Pete, Crystal, and Sriracha—plus step-by-step instructions for fermenting your own pepper mash, The Hot Sauce Cookbook will leave you amazed by the fire and vibrancy of your homemade sauces. Recipes for Meso-american salsas, Indonesian sambal, and Ethiopian berbere showcase the sweeping history and range of hot sauces around the world. If your taste buds can handle it, Walsh also serves up more than fifty recipes for spice-centric dishes—including Pickapeppa Pot Roast, the Original Buffalo Wing, Mexican Micheladas, and more. Whether you’re a die-hard chilehead or just a DIY-type in search of a new pantry project, your cooking is sure to climb up the Scoville scale with The Hot Sauce Cookbook.
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Fat

An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, With Recipes

Author: Jennifer McLagan

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1580089356

Category: Cooking

Page: 232

View: 3267

Duck fat. Caul fat. Leaf lard. Bacon. Ghee. Suet. Schmaltz. Cracklings. Jennifer McLagan knows and loves cooking fat, and youll remember that you do too once you get a taste of her lusty, food-positive writing and sophisticated comfort-food recipes. Dive into more than 100 sweet and savory recipes using butter, pork fat, poultry fat, beef fat, and lamb fat, including Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Fennel and Rosemary, Risotto Milanese, Duck Rillettes, Bone Marrow Crostini, and Choux Paste Beignets. Scores of sidebars on the cultural, historical, and scientific facets of culinary fats as well as sumptuous food photos throughout make for a plump, juicy, satisfying read for food lovers.
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Celebrating Cheese in 90 Recipes

Author: Chester Hastings

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811877663

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 6928

"The Cheesemonger's Kitchen is a collection of delightful and accessible recipes culled from chef and cheesemonger Chester Hastings' 25 years of experience working with cheese, both inside the kitchen and behind the counter at Beverly Hills' beloved Joan's on Third. Covering the basics of how to select and purchase quality cheeses (including what to look for, how to taste, and what to do with leftovers), its purpose is to take cheese beyond the fondue pot and the cracker and into the kitchen, and create delicious meals using the many varieties of cheese now more widely available than ever before, in new, traditional, and exciting ways. It will also include a chapter on pairing wine and cheese, written by celebrated sommelier Brian Kalliel. Includes 75 recipes and 50 photos"--Provided by publisher.
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Accidental Discoveries and Unexpected Inspirations That Shape What We Eat and Drink

Author: Josh Chetwynd

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762785292

Category: Reference

Page: 176

View: 1463

Sometimes it’s neither art nor science that serves as the origins of the everyday kitchen and food items that we take for granted today. Sometimes, as Josh Chetwynd shows us in How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, some of our greatest culinary achievements were simply by-products of “damned good luck.” In How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, Josh explores the origins of kitchen inventions, products, and foodstuff in seventy-five short essays that dispel popular myths and draw lines between food facts and food fiction. Josh’s charming text combined with simple line illustrations makes this an excellent gift and go-to source book for all food and trivia buffs.
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Author: Margaret M. Johnson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452126798

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 331

Talk about the luck of the Irish! One of the most beloved of Irish institutions (there are more than one thousand in Dublin alone), the traditional pub has served generations as the venue for local gossip, sporting news, a ceilidh or two, literary soirees, real estate deals, political debates, revolutionary plots, and, lest we forget, for knocking back a pint of Guinness or a "ball of malt." The food's not bad either—as The Irish Pub Cookbook so deliciously demonstrates. It's a celebration of over 70 pub classics: thick soups and stews; savory tarts and meaty pies; big bowls of salad (times change!); and desserts of the seconds-are-always-appropriate variety. There's shepherd's pie, fish and chips, seafood chowder, and whiskey bread pudding for those with a taste for the quintessential. Contemporary specialties such as Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Courgette Soup; Salmon Cakes with Dill and Wine Sauce; Braised Lambshanks with Red Currants; and White Chocolate Terrine spotlight modern Irish cooking's richly deserved acclaim. Complete with pub photos, history, and lore, nobody leaves hungry when The Irish Pub Cookbook is in the kitchen.
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The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

Author: Michael Ruhlman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416566120

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 8425

Michael Ruhlman’s groundbreaking New York Times bestseller takes us to the very “truth” of cooking: it is not about recipes but rather about basic ratios and fundamental techniques that makes all food come together, simply. When you know a culinary ratio, it’s not like knowing a single recipe, it’s instantly knowing a thousand. Why spend time sorting through the millions of cookie recipes available in books, magazines, and on the Internet? Isn’t it easier just to remember 1-2-3? That’s the ratio of ingredients that always make a basic, delicious cookie dough: 1 part sugar, 2 parts fat, and 3 parts flour. From there, add anything you want—chocolate, lemon and orange zest, nuts, poppy seeds, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, almond extract, or peanut butter, to name a few favorite additions. Replace white sugar with brown for a darker, chewier cookie. Add baking powder and/or eggs for a lighter, airier texture. Ratios are the starting point from which a thousand variations begin. Ratios are the simple proportions of one ingredient to another. Biscuit dough is 3:1:2—or 3 parts flour, 1 part fat, and 2 parts liquid. This ratio is the beginning of many variations, and because the biscuit takes sweet and savory flavors with equal grace, you can top it with whipped cream and strawberries or sausage gravy. Vinaigrette is 3:1, or 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar, and is one of the most useful sauces imaginable, giving everything from grilled meats and fish to steamed vegetables or lettuces intense flavor. Cooking with ratios will unchain you from recipes and set you free. With thirty-three ratios and suggestions for enticing variations, Ratio is the truth of cooking: basic preparations that teach us how the fundamental ingredients of the kitchen—water, flour, butter and oils, milk and cream, and eggs—work. Change the ratio and bread dough becomes pasta dough, cakes become muffins become popovers become crepes. As the culinary world fills up with overly complicated recipes and never-ending ingredient lists, Michael Ruhlman blasts through the surplus of information and delivers this innovative, straightforward book that cuts to the core of cooking. Ratio provides one of the greatest kitchen lessons there is—and it makes the cooking easier and more satisfying than ever.
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An A-to-Z Guide to Spirits, Cocktails, and Wine, with 115 Recipes for the World's Great Drinks

Author: Jennifer Fiedler

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607746549

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 3375

A handsome and comprehensive bartending guide for professional and home bartenders that includes history, lore, and 150 recipes. The Essential Bar Book is full of indispensable information about everything boozy that’s good to drink. This easy-to-navigate A-to-Z guide covers it all, from the tools of the trade to the history and mythology behind classic and modern drinks, and features 115 recipes for the world’s most important cocktails. From the Hardcover edition.
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