Author: Claire McDonald,Lucy McDonald
Fast family food that tastes wonderful! If your ravenous offspring are desperate for an after-school snack, and you need to rustle up a delicious and filling plateful of something tasty fast, this unusual cookbook could hold the answer to your prayeres--recipes that can be prepared from start to finish in less than five minutes. Likewise, if you're expected to create an all-singing, all-dancing birthday tea, look no further. All situations and numbers (from one to a crowd) are catered for. Among these 150 recipes are weekday breakfasts and lazy brunches, speedy midweek suppers and leisurely weekend lunches, not to mention weekday boxes ( the bane of most working mom's lives). There's comfort food for those days when the world has conspired against you, and one-pot dishes that are especially useful if the dishwasher has broken. You'll find recipes here to suit the fussiest of eaters, veggies, and carnivores, dishes to suit those with a sweet tooth, and new ways with everyone's store-cupboard standbys.
Recipes for No-Knead Loaves and Meals to Savor Every Slice
Author: Alexandra Stafford,Elizabeth Lowery
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Alexandra Stafford grew up eating her mother's peasant bread at nearly every meal-the recipe for which was a closely-guarded family secret. When her blog, Alexandra's Kitchen, began to grow in popularity, readers started asking how to make the bread they'd heard so much about; the bread they had seen peeking into photos. Finally, Alexandra's mother relented, and the recipe went up on the internet. It has since inspired many who had deemed bread-baking an impossibility to give it a try, and their results have exceeded expectations. The secret is in its simplicity- the no-knead dough comes together in fewer than five minutes, rises in an hour, and after a second short rise, bakes in buttered bowls. a But this book isn't just about baking bread. It's about what to do with the slices and heels and nubs from those many loaves you'll bake-it's bread-baking andbread-eating. After you master the famous peasant bread, you'll work your way through its many variations, both in flavor (Cornmeal, Jalapeno, and Jack; Three Seed) and form (Cranberry Walnut Dinner Rolls; Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread). You'll enjoy bread's usual utilities with Food Cart Grilled Cheese and the Summer Tartine with Burrata and Avocado, but then you'll discover its true versatility when you use it to sop up Mussels with Shallot and White Wine or juicy Roast Chicken Legs. Finally, you'll find ways to savor every last bite, from Panzanella Salad Three Ways to Roasted Tomato Soup to No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Cookies.
Author: Anna Quindlen
Publisher: Random House
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life. Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “There comes a moment in every novelist’s career when she . . . ventures into new territory, breaking free into a marriage of tone and style, of plot and characterization, that’s utterly her own. Anna Quindlen’s marvelous romantic comedy of manners is just such a book. . . . Taken as a whole, Quindlen’s writings represent a generous and moving interrogation of women’s experience across the lines of class and race. [Still Life with Bread Crumbs] proves all the more moving because of its light, sophisticated humor. Quindlen’s least overtly political novel, it packs perhaps the most serious punch. . . . Quindlen has delivered a novel that will have staying power all its own.”—The New York Times Book Review “[A] wise tale about second chances, starting over, and going after what is most important in life.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “Quindlen’s astute observations . . . are the sorts of details every writer and reader lives for.”—Chicago Tribune “[Anna] Quindlen’s seventh novel offers the literary equivalent of comfort food. . . . She still has her finger firmly planted on the pulse of her generation.”—NPR “Enchanting . . . [The protagonist’s] photographs are celebrated for turning the ‘minutiae of women’s lives into unforgettable images,’ and Quindlen does the same here with her enveloping, sure-handed storytelling.”—People “Charming . . . a hot cup of tea of a story, smooth and comforting about the vulnerabilities of growing older . . . a pleasure.”—USA Today “With spare, elegant prose, [Quindlen] crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman who discovers that reality contains much more color than her own celebrated black-and-white images.”—Library Journal “Quindlen has always excelled at capturing telling details in a story, and she does so again in this quiet, powerful novel, showing the charged emotions that teem beneath the surface of daily life.”—Publishers Weekly “Quindlen presents instantly recognizable characters who may be appealingly warm and nonthreatening, but that only serves to drive home her potent message that it’s never too late to embrace life’s second chances.”—Booklist “Profound . . . engaging.”—Kirkus Reviews From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Sal Scognamillo
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Patsy's Restaurant, so famous for its classic Neapolitan Italian food that Frank Sinatra used to fly his favorite dishes from its kitchen to his gigs, has had three chefs since it was founded in 1944: Patsy, his son Joe, and his grandson Sal Scognamillo. The three passed down family recipes, invented great new twists on beloved classics, and emphasized giving their diners-many of them celebrities-exactly what they wanted to eat. Patsy's Italian Family Cookbook features recipes we really want to eat-and can easily make at home, including: - Meatballs! - Pasta with Lentils - Penne alla Vodka with Shrimp - Pork Scaloppine alla Vodka - Chicken Pizzaola - Chicken Liver Cacciatore - Bass Puttanesca - Stuffed Veal Chop - Patsy's Famous Onion Relish - Stuffed Zeppole - Tiramisu - Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake A big, warm, beautiful Italian cookbook with full color throughout, Patsy's Italian Family Cookbook is a great book for those who know the restaurant, and the nationally distributed sauce and pasta line, but also for those who love classic Italian.
A Kierkegaard Cookbook
Author: Rachel Moran,Emma Sørgaard
Philosophical Food Crumbs A Kierkegaard Cookbook is a fun and alternative way into the works of Kierkegaard. Through food and history (recipes, anecdotes, and quotes) it tells a small piece of the story of the man and his times-the thoughts and the culture that shaped Kierkegaard as a human being and into a world known philosopher. Philosophical Food Crumbs A Kierkegaard Cookbook (Souvenir Edition 2013) celebrates Kierkegaard's bicentennial year from a homecook's perspective. It time travels to the Golden Age of Denmark (1800-1850) with over a dozen historical recipes. The cookbook offers original translations of lesser known Kierkegaard quotes and a sampling of foodie facts. Includes more than two dozen modern recipes. This 82-page cookbook is a Danish - American collaboration between two women who let Kierkegaard into their lives. It is a contribution to celebrate Kierkegaard's 200th birthday. The Kierkegaard Cookbook project was inspired by their Summer Fellowship to the Hong Kierkegaard Library. Both authors have a degree in philosophy and enjoy sharing Kierkegaard with others. This book is both academic study and entertainment. It is for Kierkegaardians and cookbook collectors as much as it is for homecooks and individuals who enjoy edifying experiences.
120 Recipes That Will Bring Your Family to the Table
Author: Wendy Howard Goldberg,Bridget Moynahan
"Anyone who has ever seen the hit TV show Blue Bloods knows that the family dinner is the centerpiece of every episode. And there are really only three things that Blue Bloods-and everyone else-need to make a successful family dinner: family, love and food. Bring the first two to the table and The Blue Bloods Cookbook will provide the third! Bridget Moynahan, the show's star, invites you to partake in that sacred family ritual, offering food lovers more than 100 delectable recipes and bringing you Irish/Italian comfort food that will make you feel right at home,"--Amazon.com.
A New, Healthier Way to Cook Everything from America's Most Trusted Test Kitchen
Author: Editors at America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: Americas Test Kitchen
Presents advice on cooking techniques, equipment, food preparation, and selection of ingredients, along with more than 750 recipes for healthy dishes, including appetizers, soups, meats, fish, vegetables, sauces, breads, and desserts.
Recipes, Menus, and Memories
Author: Jerry Apps,Susan Apps-Bodilly
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Jerry Apps was growing up on a Wisconsin farm in the 1930s and 1940s, times were tough. Yet most folks living on farms had plenty to eat. Preparing food from scratch was just the way things were done, and people knew what was in their food and where it came from. Delicious meals were at the center of every family and social affair, whether it be a threshing-day dinner with all the neighbors, the end-of-school-year picnic, or just a hearty supper after chores were done. As Jerry writes, "For me food will always be associated with times of good eating, storytelling, laughter, and good-hearted fun." Inspired by the dishes made by his mother, Eleanor, and featuring recipes found in her well-worn recipe box, Jerry and his daughter, Susan, take us on a culinary tour of life on the farm during the Depression and World War II. Seasoned with personal stories, menus, and family photos, Old Farm Country Cookbook recalls a time when electricity had not yet found its way to the farm, when making sauerkraut was a family endeavor, and when homemade ice cream tasted better than anything you could buy at the store.
Delicious recipes and odd crumbs of history
Author: Sarah Clelland
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Sarah Clelland brings you 50 scone recipes from the National Trust. History is best enjoyed with a scone, as everyone who’s visited a National Trust house knows. This book brings you the best of both. Scone obsessive Sarah Clelland has gathered 50 – yes 50 – scone recipes from National Trust experts around the country. And she’s written a quirky guide to 50 National Trust places to delight and entertain you while you bake or eat those blissful treats. Eccentric owners, strange treasures, obscure facts – it's all here. Whip up a Triple Chocolate scone while you read about the mechanical elephants at Waddesdon Manor. Or savour an Apple & Cinnamon scone while you absorb the dramatic love life of Henry Cecil of Hanbury Hall. Marvel at a Ightham Mote's Grade 1 listed dog kennel while you savour a Cheese, Spring Onion and Bacon scone. 50 of the best scones in history. And 50 of the best places to read about. You’ll never need to leave the kitchen again.
The Best Ever Family Recipes from Mumsnet
Author: Claire McDonald,Lucy McDonald
Publisher: A&C Black
The Mumsnet family cookbook ? for parents, by parents You've woken up with bed-head, there's breakfast to be made, children to be taken to school, lunches to be packed and jobs to go to. You all get home, a playmate comes over at the last minute, your plans fall by the wayside, everyone's clamouring for food? It can be hard feeding a family, and it can be even harder to come up with new, healthy and exciting ideas that will inspire you, let alone your children. But there's no reason to fret. Top Bananas! brings you a collection of 120 tasty and hassle-free recipes ? recommended, tweaked, tried and tested by real-life mums. Without sermonising, it provides heaps of helpful advice and nutritional information, and the top ten recipes in these twelve categories: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Soup, Fast Food, Sunday Lunch, Veggies, Slow Cooking, One Pot Wonders, Cooking with Children, Party Food, Pudding and Baking. Suitable for children and grown-ups alike, the recipes include: one-pot lentil chicken, speedy noodle soup, beef stifado, kid-friendly curry, rock and sausage rolls, the jammiest of tarts, ice cream cone cakes and great balls of broccoli (a sure-fire way to get your kids eating greens). With a sprinkling of wit, a foreword from Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts, and beautiful colour photography throughout, this sassy book will add excitement and fun to family cooking ? and you'll never be stuck for ideas again.
A Baking Book
Author: Ruby Tandoh
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
A baking cookbook from the young and talented Ruby Tandoh, with a focus on charming, flavorful, and practical dishes that celebrate the joy of casual baking. Enjoy the pleasures that baking has to offer, from the exertion of a long knead to the crackle of a loaf cooling on the countertop. Crumb presents a simple yet exuberant sort of baking, with recipes such as Chamomile Vanilla Cupcakes, Rosemary Pecan Pie, Fennel Seed & Chile Crackers, and Chocolate Lime Mud Cake that excite the palate and bring bliss to everyday baking. A delight to read as well as to cook from, Crumb covers a range of projects from sweet to savory--including cakes, cookies, crackers, bread, pastries, pies, tarts, and more. This is baking stripped back and enjoyed for its own sake, with recipes you’ll return to over and over again. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Editions Assouline
While Missoni clothes have been handed down by fashionistas since the 1970s and are covetable and prized, Francesco Maccapani Missoni, the son of designer Angela Missoni, feels the same way about the family's distinctive recipes. With a healthy respect for tradition, Francesco has collected his parents' and grandparents' favorites. For the first time, The Missoni Family Cookbook chronicles the Missoni culinary tradition, making these delicious, well-guarded family recipes available to the home cook. Beyond the glitz and glamour of the family known so well through fashion, you can now be at home-and a tavola-with the Missonis.
From Mom's Kitchen to Mine and Yours
Author: Frankie Avalon,Rick Rodgers
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Entertainment legend Frankie Avalon has cooked his way from his mother's kitchen in South Philadelphia to Hollywood and Las Vegas. Here in his first cookbook are pitch-perfect recipes for such Italian classics as Tomato-Ricotta Lasagna and Three-Meat Sunday Gravy with Pasta, as well as unexpected treasures like Roast Pork with Fig Sauce and Pork Milanese on Kale Salad. Frankie Avalon's Italian Family Cookbook is first and foremost a collection of over 80 of his favorite dishes, ones that Frankie and his wife Kay regularly serve to their eight children and ten grandchildren. Weeknight meals, Sunday suppers, and holiday feasts are all covered with must-have recipes—each one taste-tested by Avalons of all ages. And Frankie is a great storyteller, so delicious tales of more than five decades in show business pop up like meatballs in marinara sauce. Novice and experienced cooks will find a lot to love between these pages—dozens of heirloom recipes, mouthwatering food photographs, plus candid shots of Frankie at home in Southern California with his family and some of his favorite food places and pals in the old neighborhood in Philly, tips on Italian ingredients, advice on cooking for a crowd, and more. Frankie's latest ventures include his food company, which specializes in prepared Italian food products, like rice balls and sausages, based on his heritage (his father was a butcher) and currently available on QVC.
50 Simple Recipes from Homeroom, America's Favorite Mac and Cheese Restaurant
Author: Allison Arevalo,Erin Wade
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
A fun and playful cookbook featuring retro, decadent, and kid-friendly mac-and-cheese recipes from the popular Oakland restaurant Homeroom. Think Outside the Box! Macaroni and cheese is one of America’s favorite comfort foods, beloved by kids and adults alike. But there’s no need to rely on prefab mixes—all you need is a handful of kitchen staples, some tasty cheese, and a little insider advice courtesy of Homeroom restaurant. This perennially popular Oakland, California, eatery—with its entire menu devoted to mac and cheese—now shares its secrets for the best-ever mac recipes. These inventive dishes offer something for everyone: nostalgic homestyle recipes like Tuna Mac, international varieties like Sriracha Mac, decadent delights like Truffle Mac, and even the logic-defying Vegan Mac. You’ll also find recipes for quick veggie sides like Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and old-school desserts like frozen Peanut Butter Pie. With a basics section on perfecting mac sauce, choosing the best noodles, and customizing add-ins and toppings, plus an emphasis on quality ingredients and simple techniques, this fun, playful cookbook shows cheese-loving readers how to take this comfort-food staple to creative new heights.
125 Simple, Everyday Recipes Made with the Most Delicious and Healthiest Food on Earth
Author: Angelo Acquista, M.D.,Laurie Anne Vandermolen
Tutti a tavola—All to the table with this bounty of Mediterranean recipes to try, savor, and gather around To help his patients improve their health, Dr. Angelo Acquista began “prescribing” them recipes for nutritious and flavorful home-cooked meals prepared with ingredients key to the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean Family Table combines his medical experience and Sicilian roots to outline the guiding principles of the Mediterranean diet and takes it one step further with a collection of easy, wholesome, and delicious recipes the entire family will love. From purees made with fresh vegetables that will tempt the taste buds of bambini—and can serve as easy sides for the rest of the family—to recipes tailored to meet the special nutritional needs of children and seniors (highlighted by icons for easy reference), this well-curated collection of recipes will allow you to: • Reinvent classic recipes by replacing mayonnaise and butter with heart-healthy olive oil in dishes like Mediterranean Potato Salad and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes • Discover good-for-you Mediterranean greens in kid-approved recipes like Orecchiette with Bread Crumbs and Broccoli Rabe, and Swiss Chard and Cannellini Beans alla Alessandra • Create your own “Sunday Supper” family tradition with recipes like Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce and Mama’s Meatballs with Pasta The Mediterranean Family Table contains a wealth of helpful information, including how to make healthier eating choices; instill good habits in kids that will last a lifetime; and buy, store, and cook ingredients fundamental to the Mediterranean diet. Anecdotes from Acquista’s family history are woven throughout, as well as stories of growing up near the Mediterranean Sea, and the techniques he uses to incorporate what he learned from his Sicilian upbringing into his busy, landlocked, modern family life. Buon appetito!
Celebrate Food & Family With Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers
Author: Rossella Rago
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
Now you can cook classic Italian meals with the long-awaited debut cookbook from the popular web TV series Cooking with Nonna! For Rossella Rago, creator and host of Cooking with Nonna TV, Italian cooking was never just about the amazing food or Sunday dinner. It was also about family, community, and tradition. Rossella grew up cooking with her Nonna Romana every Sunday and on holidays, learning the traditional recipes of the Italian region of Puglia, like focaccia, braciole, zucchine alla poverella, and pizza rustica. And in her popular web TV series, Rossella invites Italian-American grandmothers (the unsung heroes of the culinary world) to cook with her, learning the classic dishes and flavors of each region of Italy and sharing them with eager fans all over the world. Now you can take a culinary journey through Italy with Rossella and her debut cookbook, Cooking with Nonna, featuring over 100 classic Italian recipes, along with advice and stories from 25 beloved Italian grandmothers. Learn to make fresh homemade pasta, handcrafted Spaghetti with Meatballs, and decadent Four-Cheese Lasagna that will have everyone coming back for seconds! With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and mouthwatering photos, Cooking with Nonna covers appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, meats, breads, cookies, and desserts, and features favorites such as Sicilian Rice Balls, Fried Calamari, Stuffed Artichokes, Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Veal Stew in a Polenta Bowl, Struffoli, Ricotta Cookies, and more! So if you are ready to bring back Sunday dinner and learn how to make Italian food just like nonna, then look no further!
Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home
Author: Kim Sunée
Publisher: Popular Library
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Already hailed as "brave, emotional, and gorgeously written" by Frances Mayes and "like a piece of dark chocolate--bittersweet, satisfying, and finished all too soon" by Laura Fraser, author of An Italian Affair, this is a unique memoir about the search for identity through love, hunger, and food. Jim Harrison says, "TRAIL OF CRUMBS reminds me of what heavily costumed and concealed waifs we all are. Kim Sunée tells us so much about the French that I never learned in 25 trips to Paris, but mostly about the terrors and pleasure of that infinite octopus, love. A fine book." When Kim Sunée was three years old, her mother took her to a marketplace, deposited her on a bench with a fistful of food, and promised she'd be right back. Three days later a policeman took the little girl, clutching what was now only a fistful of crumbs, to a police station and told her that she'd been abandoned by her mother. Fast-forward almost 20 years and Kim's life is unrecognizable. Adopted by a young New Orleans couple, she spends her youth as one of only two Asian children in her entire community. At the age of 21, she becomes involved with a famous French businessman and suddenly finds herself living in France, mistress over his houses in Provence and Paris, and stepmother to his eight year-old daughter. Kim takes readers on a lyrical journey from Korea to New Orleans to Paris and Provence, along the way serving forth her favorite recipes. A love story at heart, this memoir is about the search for identity and a book that will appeal to anyone who is passionate about love, food, travel, and the ultimate search for self.
Nutrition Facts, Cooking Tips, and 116 Superfood Recipes for a Healthy Diet
Author: John Chatham
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc
Quinoa (a gluten-free, superfood rich in protein and antioxidants) has transformed from obscure ancient seed into modern culinary staple. While quinoa has become well known, what is lesser known is that the grain-like food, often referred to as the perfect protein, can be incorporated into practically any recipe from breakfast to dessert. The Quinoa Cookbook makes it easy by offering hundreds of simple recipes to help you cut down on gluten (or eliminate it completely), lose weight and incorporate quinoa into your everyday life. The versatile quinoa can serve as the main ingredient in recipes such as the delicious Quinoa Risotto With Mushrooms and Thyme. At the same time it is a healthy substitute as demonstrated in the Flourless Chocolate Cake or Quinoa Porridge. • Quinoa contains all nine of the essential amino acids humans need to stay healthy • Quinoa is a rich source of calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, B vitamins, vitamin E, copper, zinc and dietary fiber • Quinoa promotes weight loss and is one of the only plants with protein; it is closely related to species such as beets and spinach THE QUINOA COOKBOOK INCLUDES: • Hundreds of recipes that introduce quinoa into every meal of the day and dessert too • A "Bonus Section" containing a sample menu for both everyday dining and entertaining • Recipes that incorporate quinoa into your favorite international dishes from Japan to Mexico • A chapter dedicated to ensuring that you understand how to work with quinoa and achieve the tastiest results
More than 150 Everyday Recipes and 50 Beauty DIYs to Nourish Your Body Inside and Out
Author: Jessica Merchant
150 brand-new recipes, party ideas and menus, killer playlists, and inventive beauty projects from How Sweet Eats blogger Jessica Merchant. Jessica Merchant is like your most reliable girlfriend—that is, if your girlfriend was a passionate cook and serious beauty junkie. With her second book, she brings her signature playfulness to the page. It’s filled with 150 brand-new recipes, along with themed menus, party ideas, killer playlists, and inventive beauty projects. She’s the extra hand guiding you in the kitchen giving you the most inventive pizza toppings (crispy kale and summer corn), showing you how to make hibiscus blueberry mint juleps, and telling you the coolest way to make a avocado face mask while you plan your weekly menu on Saturday morning. All her recipes are deliciously indulgent (think: poke tacos, toasted quinoa chocolate bark, pistachio iced latte) and all take 60 minutes or less to make.