Williams-Sonoma The New Slow Cooker Cookbook, New Edition
Discover a thoroughly modern approach to slow cooking, where classic comfort foods are enlivened with fresh flavors, colors and textures. Ideal for today's busy schedules, this creative cookbook reinvents traditional slow-cooked favorites with over 100 contemporary recipes for family dining and easy entertaining. Each beautifully photographed recipe includes a simple way to add fresh, seasonal character – such as pairing slow-simmered farro with crisp spring vegetables or teaming garlicky chicken with colorful tomatoes and corn. You'll also find tips for healthy side dishes and make-ahead suggestions for hectic weeknights. Highlights include tender short ribs with crunchy daikon and carrot salad, sliced brisket with chimichurri sauce, and chicken-tortilla soup with avocado, corn and cilantro. Hardcover, 224 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.
Located in an updated industrial building on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Schiller's Liquor Bar is a destination for casual dining and superbly mixed cocktails. In this three-volume collection for beginning and expert barkeeps alike, owner Keith McNally shares recipes for his regulars' favorite libations. Based on Schiller's original drinks menu, Classic Cocktails includes 50 sophisticated standards like the Moscow Mule, Mai Tai and Pisco Sour. Adventurous imbibers will crave his Artisanal Updates, with 50 cocktails like the Trophy Wife, the Great Scot and the Gentleman Caller, a heady mix of bourbon, black-walnut bitters, B&B and Fernet Branca. Seasonal Drinks offers 47 ideas for year-round sipping, from First Snow and Holiday Martinis to brunch-perfect Ramos Fizz to beachy Margaritas, plus ciders, egg creams, sangrias and an array of punches. The set comes in a slipcovered box emblazoned with Schiller's eye-catching retro neon logo. 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.
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With the more than 100 recipes for irresistible treats in this book, you'll find it easy to share the fun and tasty rewards of baking with friends and family. This delectable collection by food editor and passionate baker Kim Laidlaw features beloved classics and new flavor pairings, from decadent dark chocolate cupcakes stuffed with marshmallow cream and glazed with silky ganache to soul-satisfying salted-caramel whoopie pies. More than 100 sweet and savory recipes with sections on breakfast specialties, breads, cookies & bars, cakes & cupcakes, pies & tarts and custards & soufflés. Recipes and interviews from popular expert bakers and top food bloggers across America provide regional appeal. Highlights include pumpkin coffeecake with brown sugar-pecan streusel; cherry “toaster” tarts; flaky rhubarb turnovers; gooey s'mores brownies; coconut cupcakes with lemon curd; heirloom tomato and goat cheese tart; and milk chocolate pots de crème. Gorgeous, full-color photographs throughout bring the recipes to life. Includes how-to sections on becoming a better baker, choosing the best kitchen tools and selecting ingredients. Hardcover, 224 pages.
Television food personality Giada De Laurentiis promises to revamp dinner in this book, which tackles weeknight cooking in her signature style. The recipes include soups, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, meat and fish dishes, and even desserts that come together quickly – most in half an hour or less. Full-color photographs throughout and tips and shortcuts bring the recipes to life. Look for Rustic Vegetable and Polenta Soup Lemony White Bean, Tuna, and Arugula Salad Spicy Linguini with Clams and Mussels Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Pepper and Caper Salsa and more simple but tempting choices that are perfect for any day of the week. Hardcover, 240 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.
Whether you're a newcomer to the do-it-yourself movement or a seasoned food crafter looking for new inspiration, this book by food writer and expert food crafter Karen Solomon will inspire you. Organized in twelve chapters, you'll find 75 recipes ranging from pantry staples (churning your own butter, making crackers) to gifts from the kitchen (jams, lemon curd, homemade peanut butter cups) to pickled and cured delicacies (pickles, gravlax, kimchee, jerky). Practical prep-ahead and storage instructions accompany each recipe, and color photographs bring the food to life. Hardcover, 160 pages.
Celebrating the original Italian sandwich, this book's 45 recipes cover simple favorites like three cheese with tomato and basil or hearty pulled pork with slaw, as well as sophisticated combinations like nectarine, arugula and brie, or roasted peppers with goat cheese and salsa verde. Each recipe displays the ingredients like a sandwich board, making it easy to choose the bread, fillings and condiments to make your ideal sandwich. You'll also learn tips for making the perfect grilled sandwiches: why it's important to coat the bread with oil or butter before grilling how to layer ingredients for maximum results why using a weighted press for toasting will make your sandwich extra-special. You'll find ideas for any meal of the day as well as ideas for customizing sandwiches that the whole family will enjoy. Hardcover, 96 pages.
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