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More than 200 culinary techniques--the building blocks for how to cook any recipe--are demystified in this illustrated guide to French gastronomy. The book opens with a guide to the fundamentals of cooking: knife techniques (chopping, paring), cooking methods (braising, grilling, steaming, poaching, roasting), sauces and stuffings, eggs, dough. Each method is explained in text and photographs; 24 are further clarified on the accompanying 90-minute DVD. Organized in courses, 125 classic recipes provide ample inspiration. Each recipe is graded with a three-star rating so that you can gauge its complexity. Cross-references throughout to techniques, DVD footage, glossary terms, and related recipes make navigation easy. Practical resources complete the volume: visual dictionaries of basic kitchen equipment, cuts of meat, and types of herbs, grains, spices, legumes; a glossary; and indexes of the recipes, main ingredients, and culinary techniques. With an introduction by Paul Bocuse, this impressive volume is an essential guide for novice and established cooks alike.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
French Cooking $25 $18
The only book on spices that any chef or aspiring cook will ever need, The Spice Bible is a fully comprehensive guide to the fascinating history and enticing culinary uses of 45 fiery foods from around the world. Each entry--from ajowan through wolfberry--includes a description of the spices origin and uses, guidelines on how to integrate it into your own cooking, and a trove of other helpful information. (Which are the best spices to pair with saffron? When is the right time to throw away that leftover ginger?)The book also includes tips on purchasing and storing spices, along with sections on spice mixes and pastes such as curry, zaatar, and chermoula. Filled with evocative photographs throughout, The Spice Bible is an invaluable resource for anyone looking for a pinch of personality in their cooking--or a dash of inspiration.
The Spice Bible $30 $22
Here are the books that started it all for Ina Garten, who turned a passion for food into a successful specialty food store in the Hamptons and is now loved by millions for her Barefoot Contessa television show and cookbooks. "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook", Ina's first book, has all of the fabulous, easy recipes that won Ina a loyal following at her retail shop, including perfect roast chicken, French potato salad, and those irresistible coconut cupcakes. In "Barefoot Contessa Parties!" Ina shares her very best menus, divided by season, for fuss-free yet gorgeous entertaining, from a summer garden lunch for eight to an intimate fireside dinner for two.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
Seventy-five years ago, a St. Louis widow named Irma Rombauer took her life savings and self-published a book called "The Joy of Cooking." Her daughter Marion tested recipes and drew the illustrations, and they sold their mother-daughter project from Irma's apartment. Nine revisions later, "The Joy of Cooking"--selected by the New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important and influential books of the 20th century--has taught tens of millions of people to cook. Ethan Becker, Marion's son, leads the latest generation of "Joy" into the 21st century with a 75th-anniversary edition that draws upon the best of the past while keeping its eye on the way we cook now.
Joy of Cooking $35 $25
Witty and accessible, "Drinkology: Wine" begins with a basic wine vocabulary, followed by a visit to a winery. Chapters on red and white wine grapes and on sparkling wines equip you with fundamental knowledge. And a tour of the wine world is conducted from your local wine shop: the place you're most likely to encounter wine in all its breathtaking--sometimes intimidating--variety. Stylish in its presentation, this is an invaluable resource for the wine neophyte and an entertaining refresher course for the more experienced oenophile.
Drinkology: Wine $23 $17
This Christmas season, dazzle your loved ones with a feast full of mouthwatering holiday dishes prepared with the slow cooker. Included are more than 250 recipes from soups and stews to side dishes, desserts, and even beverages. Combining tradition with innovation, the book even covers vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, low-acid and other dietary specific recipes so that you can please everyone--and not only at Christmas.
Christmas Slow Cooking $19 $14
The story of LadureÌe started in 1862 when Louis Ernest LadureÌe opened a bakery in the heart of Paris at 16 rue Royale. In 1872, following a fire, the little bakery became a pastry shop and the decoration was then done by Jules Cheret, a famous painter and poster-designer of the time. Jeanne Souchard, Ernest LadureÌe's wife, then had the idea of combining the Parisian cafeÌ with a pastry-shop, thereby creating one of Paris' first tearooms. In 1993, LadureÌe was bought by Francis and David Holder and became one of the best-known gourmet addresses in Paris. In this book, Philippe Andrieu, the pastry chef at LadureÌe, reveals 100 of the most famous LadureÌe recipes, adapted for the general public.ACC Distribution is a division of the Antique Collectors Club, a world-renowned publisher of definitive books on antiques and decorative arts. With traditional titles on antiques, art, design, and gardening, ACC Distribution represents over 60 publishing houses.
Ladurée: Sucré $40 $29
Michel Lerouet, the chef at Paris's luxury tearoom and bakery Ladurée, shares 100 of its most famous recipes, adapted for the general public.ACC Distribution is a division of the Antique Collectors Club, a world-renowned publisher of definitive books on antiques and decorative arts. With traditional titles on antiques, art, design, and gardening, ACC Distribution represents over 60 publishing houses.
Ladurée: Savory $40 $29
There is no better way to enjoy wine than at its source, and it is in Europe, the birthplace of wine, that you can find still the most beautiful vineyards in the world. Wine Country Europe is a dream tour of the Old World's most celebrated regions, from the famed areas of France and Italy to lesser-known discoveries in Austria and Hungary. These breathtakingly picturesque wineries make for perfect travel destinations, and in full-color photographs throughout, the book reveals the amazing variety of landscapes that foster vineyards throughout the continent. The authors, both Italian natives, give insider's tips on which vintners give the most entertaining tours, what to ask for in the tasting rooms, and how you can experience firsthand the terroir that makes each region unique. Each of the 20 chapters focuses on a particular region and includes not just descriptions of the wineries and labels but also recommendations for nearby restaurants, hotels, and attractions.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
Wine Country Europe $35 $25
"Cooking from the Heart", Chef John Beshs third cookbook, revisits the locations, lessons, and mentors that shaped his culinary journey. From Germanys Black Forest to the mountains of Provence, each chapter highlights heartfelt memories and delicious recipesâ€”the framework for his love of food. The all-new, easy-to-follow recipes, complete with regional substitution suggestions, make creating upscale farm-to-table dishes accessible for any at-home chef. The rich production values and personal narrative make this cookbook an equally engaging read.
Cooking from the Heart $40 $28
Like a hall of fame for cookbooks, this is a food lovers dream collection, featuring 501 recipes from 101 great cookbooks of the 20th century. Chosen by an expert advisory committee that included Jonathan Gold, Michael Pollan, and Ruth Reichl, recipes include Julia Childs Boeuf Bourguignon, Elizabeth Davids Bouillabaisse, Marcella Hazans Bolognese Ragu, Jacques Pepins Brioche, James Beards Pig Hamburgers, and Irma Rombauers Devils Food Cake Cockaigne.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
101 Classic Cookbooks $50 $35
Whether its your grandmothers well-seasoned black skillet or the brightly colored enameled pot you received as a wedding present, cast iron is the perfect choice for nearly any cooking task. You can use a Dutch oven to slow-simmer chicken until meltingly tender; a heavy frying pan to sear steaks to a juicy, browned finish; a ridged stove-top grill pan to cook golden and oozing cheese sandwiches; and a sturdy roasting pan to caramelize sweet root vegetables in the oven. Organized by type of cookware, each chapter shows the many ways to use these popular pots and pans, adored by professional chefs and home cooks alike. More than 40 tempting recipes are included, many of which boast beautiful, full-color photographs.
Cooking In Cast Iron $20 $14
Whats not to love about that classic pairing of crusty bread dipped in a medley of melted cheeses or fresh strawberries swirled in warm, creamy chocolate? Fondue is not only a delicious and satisfying way to eat, its also a festive way to host company, celebrate a special occasion, or get cozy on a wintry night. The recipes in this beautifully photographed book offer a range of fondue fare.
Fondue $19 $14
Enriched with full-color photographs in honor of its 25th anniversary, "The Silver Palate Cookbook" is the beloved classic that brings a new passion for food and entertaining into American homes. Its 350 dishes make every occasion special, and its recipes, featuring vibrant, pure ingredients, are a pleasure to cook. Brimming with kitchen wisdom, cooking tips, information about domestic and imported ingredients, menus, quotes, and lore, this timeless book feels as fresh and exciting as the day it was first published.
Silver Palate Cookbook $23 $17
Bistro food is the food of happiness. The dishes have universal allure, whether its steak frites or a perfectly roasted chicken, onion soup or beef bourguignon. These are recipes that have endured for centuries, and they find their most perfect representation in the hands of the supremely talented Thomas Keller. And just as Bouchon demonstrated Kellers ability to distill the sublime simplicity of bistro cooking and elevate it beyond what it had ever been before, the number-one "New York Times" best-seller Bouchon Bakery is filled with baked goods that are a marvel of ingenuity and simplicity. From morning baguettes and almond croissants to fruit tarts and buttery brioche, these most elemental and satisfying of foods are treated with an unmatched degree of precision and creativity. With this exciting new collection, readers are sure to expand their knowledge, enrich their experience, and refine their technique.
This is a definitive resource for the modern meat lover, with 125 recipes and fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for making brined, smoked, cured, skewered, braised, rolled, tied, and stuffed meats at home. It includes a guide to sourcing, butchering, and cooking with the finest cuts.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
In the Charcuterie $40 $29
With lovely photographs, menu suggestions, practical wisdom on what to do when disaster strikes in the kitchen, tips on creating an inviting ambience with music, and of course recipes, Barefoot Contessa Family Style is the must-have guide to the joy of everyday entertaining.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
Barefoot Contessa Family Style $35 $25
Beginning cooks will learn how to boil an egg. Experienced cooks will discover new ingredients and inspired approaches to familiar ones. Encyclopedic in scope, rich with recipes (875 in all) and techniques, and just plain fascinating to read, "The New Basics Cookbook" is an indispensable kitchen reference for all home cooks.
The New Basics Cookbook $21 $15
Living with Wine is for wine connoisseurs, wine enthusiasts, and the wine curious; for the millions of drinkers who are about to make wine the most popular alcoholic beverage in the United States; and for design buffs and anyone contemplating adding a special space to enjoy life's pleasures at home.
Living with Wine $75 $53
For the past 40 years Richard Grausman has been training American chefs in a simpler way of French cooking, and in "French Classics Made Easy"--a refreshed and updated edition of his original collection, "At Home with the French Classics"--he shares all of his extraordinary innovations and techniques in 250 impeccably clear, step-by-step, and easily doable recipes.
French Classics Made Easy $17 $12
In the landmark National Biscuit Company building, Chelsea Market has inspired countless tourists and locals alike with its vegetable, meat, and seafood shops, top-notch restaurants, kitchen supply stores, and everything food related in between. In celebration of its 15-year milestone, 'The Chelsea Market Cookbook'Â collects the most interesting and famous recipes from the markets eclectic vendors and celebrity food personalities. Archival images, gorgeous photography, and cooking and entertaining tips and anecdotes accompany the 100 recipes.
The Chelsea Market Cookbook $30 $22
"The Food Matters Cookbook" is the essential encyclopedia and guidebook to responsible eating, with more than 500 recipes that capture Mark Bittmans typically relaxed approach to everything in the kitchen. There is no finger-wagging here, just a no-nonsense and highly flexible case for eating more plants while cutting back on animal products, processed food, and of course junk. Since his own health prompted him to change his diet, Bittman has perfected cooking tasty, creative, and forward-thinking dishes based on vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Meat and other animal products are often included--but no longer as the centerpiece.
The Food Matters Cookbook $35 $25
Signed copy. Alice Waters, restaurateur and chef extraordinaire, showcases basic cooking techniques every cook can and should master along with recipes using each method in this slim and attractive book. Derived from a Slow Food Nation event she helped organize, where notable chefs and foodies provided demonstrations on foundational procedures, "In the Green Kitchen" highlights techniques universal to all cuisines. In typical Waters fashion, recipes showcase just a few simple ingredients, allowing the natural flavors of the food to shine. Throughout are color photographs of demonstrators from the event, including Lidia Bastianich, Traci Des Jardins, Dan Barber, and David Chang.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
In the Green Kitchen, Signed $28 $20
From the award-winning authors of the beloved Canal House Cooking series comes Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamiltons "Canal House Cooks Every Day". This magnificent cookbook, inspired by Hirsheimer and Hamilton's popular daily blog, Canal House Cooks Lunch, offers a year of seasonal recipes for the home cook, with nearly 250 recipes and more than 130 lush photographs and illustrations.
Canal House Cooks Every Day $45 $32
From one of New Orleans's (and America's) brightest culinary stars, a wonderfully fresh and accessible new cookbook; a chef's love letter to the Crescent City whose every recipe (including one for the best gumbo you'll ever taste) shows the subtle, delicious influence of Spanish, Greek, and Far Eastern cuisines alongside that of the Gulf Coast's culinary traditions.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
Crescent City Cooking $35 $25
"Kinfolk" magazine--launched to great acclaim and instant buzz in 2011--is a quarterly journal about understated, unfussy entertaining. The journal has captured the imagination of readers nationwide, with content and an aesthetic that reflect a desire to go back to simpler times; to take a break from our busy lives; to build a community around a shared sensibility; and to foster the endless and energizing magic that results from sharing a meal with good friends. Now theres "The Kinfolk Table", a cookbook from the creators of the magazine, with profiles of 45 tastemakers who are cooking and entertaining in a way that is beautiful, uncomplicated, and inexpensive.
Kinfolk Table $35 $22
Saint-Ã‰milion invites readers into the homes of the winemakers who create some of the most popular and critically acclaimed wines in the world. The book features more than 70 legendary wineries, including Cheval Blanc, Grand Corbin, Angélus, and Magdeleine. Profiles describe the history, architecture, and wine of each chÃ¢teau. In addition, interviews with the winemakers and a rich selection of photographs give readers a taste of the colorful environment where these superior wines are produced.
Saint-Ã‰milion $55 $41
A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, My Paris Kitchen reflects the way Parisians eat today and features lush photography taken around Paris and in Lebovitz's kitchen.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
My Paris Kitchen $35 $25
Some people say you can only learn to cook by doing. So Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet, set out to cook in 50 of America's best kitchens to figure out how any average Joe or Jane can cook like a seasoned pro. From Alice Waters's garden to José Andrés's home kitchen, it was a journey peppered with rock-star chefs and dedicated home cooks unified by a common passion: a love and appreciation of cooking. "Secrets of the Best Chefs" includes 150 recipes from Hugh Acheson, Lidia Bastianich, Sara Moulton, and other culinary luminaries.
Secrets of the Best Chefs $28 $19
New York Times food columnist David Tanis offers 100 delicious, accessible recipes that epitomize comfort food with a unique spin. A chapter called â€œMy Kind of Snackâ€ includes Quail Eggs with Flavored Salt; the recipes in â€œVegetables to Envyâ€ range from a South Indian dish of cabbage with black mustard seeds to French grandmotherâ€“style vegetables. â€œStrike While the Iron Is Hotâ€ is all about searing and quick cooking in a cast-iron skillet, while another chapter highlights dishes you can eat from a bowl with a spoon.
One Good Dish $26 $16
In this beautifully illustrated volume, Philippe Escoffier, the master chef at the American ambassador's residence in Paris, shares some of his favorite recipes: classic French menus for all seasons, modernized for today's tastes in entertaining.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
Elegant Entertaining $45 $32
Cooking gluten-free doesnt need to take the joy--or the taste--out of holiday foods. This book includes more than 150 innovative recipes from Ellen Brown, a well-respected cookbook author and expert in gluten-free cooking. The recipes are simple, quick, and made with readily available ingredients found in grocery stores. Impress your friends and family with how delicious gluten-free can be.
Gluten-Free Holiday Baking $15 $12
A Brooklyn favorite with a national following, Franny's is known for its simple, seasonal Southern Italian dishes and exceptional pizza. Here, chef Andrew Feinberg shares recipes destined to become classics and breaks down his techniques for the home cook.
Franny's Simple Seasonal Italian $35 $22
A less-than-stellar soup or sauce can be saved at the last minute with an extra pinch of salt or some fresh herbs, but bad baked goods tend to be total disasters--a tough pie crust, a heavy cake, an unrisen yeast dough--and leave you with little to do but dump them into the trash and start again. So a baking book in which the recipes perform as flawlessly as they do in "The Art and Soul of Baking" is particularly impressive. Beautiful photographs and more than 250 easy-to-follow recipes lead you into a world of alluring aromas and light, flaky pastries. Illustrated asides take you step by step through important techniques, from caramelizing sugar to working with croissant dough.
Art and Soul of Baking $40 $28
New York's Gramercy Tavern, one of America's most beloved landmark restaurants--with dozens of accolades, including a combined 11 James Beard and Zagat Awards--shares its farm-to-table, seasonal recipes.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook $50 $35
The perfect gift for any Julia Child follower--or any lover of French food. This boxed set brings together "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", originally published in 1961, and "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2," first published in 1970.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
Although the tradition of preserving meats--known as "charcuterie" in French, "salumi" in Italian--is one of the oldest of all the food arts, the craft charcuterie movement has nevertheless captured the modern imagination, with scores of charcuteries and salumerias opening across the country in recent years. Perhaps no charcuterie is as well-loved and regarded as the San Francisco Bay Area's Fatted Calf. With In the Charcuterie, co-owners and founders Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller make a wide array of meat products accessible to the home cook--from potted meats to roasts to sausages to confits (and everything in between). With more than 250 full-color photographs, this instructive and inspiring tome is a comprehensive resource for anyone fascinated by the art of preserving meat.Founded in 1927, Random House is the largest general interest trade book publisher in the world, publishing travel guides, classic literature, children's and young adult books, and today's best sellers.
In The Charcuterie $40 $29
Einat Admony is a 21st-century balaboosta (Yiddish for perfect housewife). She's a mother and wife, but also a chef busy running three bustling New York City restaurants. Her debut cookbook features 140 of the recipes she cooks for the people she loves; her children, her husband, and the many friends she regularly entertains. Here, Einat's mixed Israeli heritage (Yemenite, Persian) seamlessly blends with the fresh, sophisticated Mediterranean palate she honed while working in some of New York City's most beloved kitchens.The result is a melting pot of meals for every need and occasion: exotic and exciting dinner-party dishes (harissa-spiced Moroccan fish, beet gnocchi), meals just for kids (chicken schnitzel, root veggie chips), healthy options (butternut squash and saffron soup, quinoa salad with preserved lemon and chickpeas), satisfying comfort food (creamy, cheesy potatoes, spicy chili), and so much more.
Balaboosta $30 $19