Istanbul offers a feast for the imagination as well as the palate, serving up signature dishes that reflect the city's rich and exotic history. In this volume, Rebecca Seal invites you to sample the culinary delights of Istanbul with the familiarity of a true insider, as you explore the legendary city where East meets West. More than 90 recipes, accompanied by Steven Joyce's evocative color photography, highlight the enticing flavors of local kitchens. You'll learn the secrets to preparing authentic specialties for every time of day – from breakfast favorites and meze dishes to fragrant Ottoman-era stews and decadent desserts. Highlights include: Fennel Salad with Radishes and Sumac, Marinated Lamb Kebobs, Chicken with Apricots and Almonds, and Sweet Pistachio Pastries. Hardcover, 256 pages.
Power up with energizing smoothies starring the world's best superfoods! Brimming with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals, these nutritional powerhouses make it easy to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. In this essential guide, Julie Morris offers 100 quick, easy recipes for irresistible smoothies made with fresh, flavorful fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds. To help you choose your perfect smoothie, each recipe is accompanied by icons indicating benefits such as Protein, Low Calorie or Bone Strength. Innovative flavor combinations include Strawberry Chamomile, Orange Goji, Cucumber Mint, Green Tea Pear, Chocolate Kale, Caramelized Banana, Cacao Mocha and lots more. You'll also find a complete resource guide plus expert smoothie-making and nutrition tips. Hardcover, 208 pages.
Ask any restaurant chef about the most interesting choices on his or her menu, chances are, the answer will be side dishes. In this era of celebrating fresh, seasonal, sustainable and local foods, sides often nudge out protein for the creative spotlight. In our essential book, you'll learn to create the ultimate sides for any meal – from weeknight suppers to holiday feasts. Author Tori Ritchie presents a primer showcasing 40 of the most popular vegetables, grains and legumes for side dishes, explains how to use them, then offers the ultimate recipe for each one. Unique guide is organized alphabetically by ingredient, from artichokes to kale to winter squash, with recipes and prep tips for each primary ingredient. Each recipe is accompanied by a full-color photo of the finish dish, plus a vintage-inspired illustration of the main ingredient. Highlights include braised artichokes with leeks, curry roasted cauliflower, bulgur and lentil pilaf, barley risotto with wild mushrooms, steakhouse-style creamed spinach, sweet potato gratin and make-ahead mashed potatoes. Hardcover, 96 pages.
Author and expert baker Kim Laidlaw offers 365 mouthwatering recipes, one for every day of the year, in this attractive, practical volume. Each of the 12 chapters opens with a colorful monthly calendar that provides an at-a-glance view of the desserts included. From January to December, you'll find sweet recipes that suit every occasion, from a casual weeknight supper or a summer backyard get-together to a birthday celebration or a holiday gathering, and that fit every schedule, from quick-and-easy sorbets and mix-and-bake cookies to elaborate cakes and latticed tarts. Each recipe is accompanied with a note offering baking tips, advice on substituting ingredients, ideas for garnishes, or other helpful hints. From homespun pies and fruit-laden cobblers to decadent cakes and creamy frozen desserts, these recipes feature classic favorites as well as contemporary delights. Lavish photographs and a colorful page design add visual appeal to the enticing collection. Hardcover, 304 pages.
Vitamix® machines and other professional blenders are renowned for making smoothies, but, as author Tori Ritchie shows us in this lavishly photographed cookbook, they are also great for nut milks, juices, dips, spreads, hot and cold soups, sweet and savory sauces, dressings, batters, creams, foams, and even frozen desserts. Preparing recipes in a professional blender is quick and easy: Just layer roughly chopped ingredients in the container and you're good to go. There is no need to strain puréed mixtures to help improve the texture of the dish, so you preserve maximum nutrients from ingredients. This books offers recipes for every meal of the day. For breakfast, try a Perfect Green Smoothie, Chilaquiles & Eggs with Roasted Chipotle Salsa, or Puffed Oven Pancake with Peaches. Tempting lunch choices include a Trio of Mediterranean Dips with Flatbread, Avocado Gazpacho with Spicy Bread Crumbs, and Turkey Panini with Cranberry Relish. For dinner, try Thai-Style Curried Squash Soup, Meatballs in Tomato-Cream Sauce, and Grilled Lamb Chops with Chimichurri. And for dessert, look for Silken Chocolate Mouse (which happens to be vegan), Peach-Raspberry Ice Cream, Tiramisu Semifreddo, and more. Hardcover, 96 pages.
Williams-Sonoma The Art of Blending $19.95 $14.99
Everything tastes better when you make it from scratch – and with this essential DIY book, it's fun and easy to create all sorts of everyday and special-occasion foods that you'd otherwise tend to buy. Our go-to guide for the home cook features 60 delectable recipes for everything from homemade granola, confections and savory snacks to syrups, jams, condiments and cocktail mixes. Perfect for giving as gifts or enjoying at your own gatherings, recipe highlights include bacon-onion jam, kale chips, kimchi, fresh ricotta cheese, spicy sriracha chili sauce, fig preserves and fleur de sel caramels. You'll also find lots of helpful DIY tips, inspired ways to customize recipes to make the most of each season – and clever ideas for creative presentation. Softcover, 160 pages. The digital version of Williams-Sonoma The Better From Scratch Cookbook contains all of the spectacular content of the original, available on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Download from the iTunes store.
Le Creuset's cookbook stand is made of enameled cast-iron, just like the company's famous cookware. Inspired by French architectural ironwork, the scrolled-pattern back is detachable and can be used as a trivet. This sturdy stand is a colorful addition to the countertop and great for holding a tablet too. Heavyweight cast-iron stand holds large cookbooks without tipping. Colorful exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking. Rubber tips keep pages open.
This ultra-thin scale is almost too sleek to hide. Under black back-painted glass, the bright LED readout is easy to read from almost any vantage point. Rest it on its side on a bookshelf or in your pantry for compact storage. Stain-resistant glass platform won't absorb flavors or odors. LED display shows measurements in .1-oz. increments up to 11 lb. Easy “add & weigh” feature lets you weigh multiple ingredients in a single container. Smooth touch control buttons keep the surface clean – ;no need to contend with food-clogged grooves. The roomy 8" square platform accommodates larger bowls or platters. Includes a protective cover for easy storage. Uses two AAA batteries (included).
Salter Book Shelf Scale $49.95
Organized by month, and featuring one recipe for each day on the calendar, this book includes 365 recipes for one-pot meals to match every season, occasion and mood. The wealth of simple and delicious choices and beautiful full-color photography will provide daily inspiration for one-dish dinners all year long, whether it's a simple stir-fry or sauté for a weeknight dinner, a slow-cooked braise or stew for a chilly winter evening, or a make-ahead casserole or baked pasta dish to share with friends. Hardcover, 304 pages.
Offering a fresh new look at pasta in its many delicious guises, Italian food expert Julia della Croce makes producing everyone's favorite food easy, from fresh pappardelle with short rib ragù, linguini with clams or potato gnocchi to Asian glass noodles with shrimp, pork and ginger. Geared to suit today's tastes, over 120 recipes feature healthful ingredients, and are backed up with step-by-step techniques and stunning photography. A Williams-Sonoma publication, 240 pages, hardcover.
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