Why do the world’s most delicious foods taste even better served on a stick? Author and photographer Matt Armendariz answers the question with dozens of delightful recipes for party food, street-cart food, junk food, and more. From elegant hors d’oeuvres to humble everyday fare, it’s all here: • deep-fried mac 'n' cheese • s'mores • antipasti • bacon-wrapped shrimp • fudge puppies • fish and chips ...and more! Plus tricks for using sticks and skewers like cocktail picks, sugarcane, and fresh rosemary, ideas for entertaining, and quick and easy recipes for delicious homemade marinades, dips, and sauces. See for yourself why everything tastes better On a Stick!
Author: Matt Armendariz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Sharing your kitchen concoctions on your personal food blog has never been as popular as it is right now, but if you've ever had trouble getting your tasty temptations to look like pretty plates on camera, you know how difficult it can be to take amazing pictures of food. Matt Armendariz, of Mattbites food blog fame, shares his experiences and best practices for creating wonderful food photos in Focus On Food Photography for Bloggers. Written specifically for you the blogger, Matt discusses the ins and outs of equipment, lighting, composition, propping, sparking your inspiration, and getting creative, all with what you have on hand at home! Learn how to avoid common pitfalls with foods that are notoriously camera shy, how to successfully snap your dinner at a restaurant as well as on your kitchen table, and how to style your food with what you have in your cupboards. He also includes advice on post-processing, posting, and protecting your prized images. As well as on his blog, Matt's photography has been featured in The Skinny Bitch Cookbook, on Martha Stewart, Paula Deen's Best Dishes, and Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen, along with numerous food magazines and newspapers. Let this seasoned blogger give your food photography the boost it needs to really make your readers salivate!
Author: Joy Deangdeelert Cho
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics
As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.
An incredible collection of recipes just for avocado lovers If you love avocados, but don't know what to do with them other than serve them with tortilla chips, this is the perfect cookbook for you. With its buttery texture and subtle flavor, the avocado pairs well with meat and seafood, makes a great topping for burgers and salads, and adds a wonderful creaminess to dips, sauces, and even desserts. Absolutely Avocados presents delightfully delicious new ways to use avocados in breakfasts, lunches, salads, snacks, and plenty of the ways you haven't even imagined. But this is more than just a book of avocado recipes; it's also the first cookbook from renowned blogger Gaby Dalkin. Displaying her fresh and simple cooking style—a mix of California casual with a healthy dose of Southwestern flair—Gaby's recipes are ideal for anyone who loves avocados or just scrumptious meals. Features 75 to-die-for recipes like Crab and Avocado Quesadilla and Avocado and Tuna Ceviche The first book by popular food blogger and avocado expert Gaby Dalkin Illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs from acclaimed food photographer Matt Armendariz Includes an introductory section that describes common varieties of avocado and includes foolproof advice on cutting, storing, and picking ripe avocados at the market If you love avocados and fresh, delicious meals, this is the ideal cookbook for you. Absolutely Avocados serves up a wide range of recipes that get the most of out of this popular but under-used food.
Easy everyday recipes from America's favorite food bloggers One of the country's fastest growing cooking websites, Good Bite has a simple mission—to bring together the Internet's best food bloggers and give them a platform to showcase their favorite everyday recipes in short, entertaining videos. Now, Good Bite Weeknight Meals compiles 120 recipes for quick and delicious family dinners from the site's most popular contributors: Andrea’s Recipes – Andrea Meyers Weelicious – Catherine McCord Southern Plate – Christy Jordan White on Rice Couple – Diane Cu and Todd Porter Simply Recipes – Elise Bauer Steamy Kitchen – Jaden Hair Picky Palate – Jenny Flake Dinner with Julie – Julie Van Rosendaal Kath Eats – Kath Younger Our Best Bites – Kate Jones and Sara Wells Laura’s Best Recipes – Laura Levy Recipe Girl – Lori Lange No Recipes – Marc Matsumoto Coconut & Lime – Rachel Rappaport Gluten-Free Girl – Shauna James Ahern and Daniel Ahern Matt Bites – Matt Armendariz With mouthwatering full-color photographs from Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites and fully taste-tested recipes for any and every night, Good Bite Weeknight Meals offers inspiration and cooking wisdom to turn any dinner into a special occasion. One of the most popular food and cooking blogs on the Internet, Good Bite receives between 2 and 3 million visitors each month Includes contributions from the voices behind such popular blogs as Gluten-Free Girl, Picky Palate, Steamy Kitchen, and Simply Recipes Features 120 easy and delicious recipes
Author: Lori Lange
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Delicious, family-friendly recipes from popular blogger Recipe Girl One of the world's most popular food blogs, RecipeGirl.com is the place to go for easy, family-friendly recipes. With hungry mouths to feed and little time to waste, busy moms and dads need simple options that don't involve a drive-thru, hard-to-find ingredients, or hours spent in the kitchen. The Recipe Girl Cookbook offers all that and more with recipes that use real and fresh ingredients. As a mom herself, author Lori Lange knows how valuable your time is. But she also knows that you won't sacrifice quality for quickness. With 195 simple and simply delicious recipes for everything from breakfast to happy hour to dinner and dessert, plenty of variations and substitutions, and handy icons to call out vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipes, family meals will never be the same again. 195 recipes and variations offer plenty of options for busy home cooks Includes vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipes, as well as handy tips and substitution ideas for making recipes safe for special diets Includes a bonus chapter on entertaining, sharing 20 themed party menus and tips for easy, successful entertaining Features beautiful full-color photography from acclaimed food photographer Matt Armendariz Author Lori Lange blogs at the hugely popular RecipeGirl.com and develops recipes for several well-known brands Getting healthy, tasty meals on the table day after day without sacrificing quality or spending all your time in the kitchen is no easy task. The Recipe Girl Cookbook presents plenty of options for busy parents.
When Fabio Viviani was growing up in a housing project in Florence, Italy, the center of his world was the kitchen, where his mother, grandmother, and especially his great-grandmother instilled in him a love for cooking and good food. Now he shares the best of Italian home cooking while telling the story of his hardscrabble childhood, his success as a chef in the United States, and the women in his family who inspired him. In more than 150 delicious recipes, Viviani takes us from his family home, where his great-grandmother taught him to make staples like Italian Apple Cake and Homemade Ricotta, to the kitchen of a local trattoria, where he honed his craft cooking restaurant favorites like Gnocchi and the Perfect Tiramisu, and then across Italy where he studied each region's finest recipes, from Piedmont's Braised Ossobuco to Emilia Romagna's Perfect Meat Sauce. A gorgeously illustrated cookbook, Fabio's Italian Kitchen is a celebration of food and family that brings all the joy, fun, and flair that Fabio Viviani embodies to your kitchen. Fabio Viviani was born in Florence, Italy, and became a sous chef at Il Pallaio, a trattoria in Firenze, at the age of sixteen. He now works as the owner and executive chef of Cafe Firenze, a renowned Italian restaurant in Ventura County, California, and Osteria Firenze, a Los Angeles Italian eatery. He has appeared on Top Chef (season five), Top Chef All Stars, and Life After Top Chef. From growing up in a Florentine housing project to charming millions on Top Chef, Italian chef Fabio Viviani blends his amazing personal story with his favorite recipes from his home country. Fabio shares the best of Italian home cooking while telling the story of his own, hardscrabble Italian childhood (and subsequent success upon arrival in US) and especially the women in his life mother and great grandmother who taught him to cook and inspired him. The book will feature photos and over 150 recipes with stories, including Viviani staples (Italian Apple Cake, 7 Flavors Meat), restaurant favorites (Gnocchi, the Perfect Tiramisu), and recipes from his travels and apprenticeships across different regions of Italy (Braised Ossobuco from Piedmont, the Perfect Meat Sauce from Emilia Romagna).
Everything in generosity is the motto of Zoe Nathan, the big-hearted baker behind Santa Monica's favorite neighborhood bakery and breakfast spot, Huckleberry Bakery & Café. This irresistible cookbook collects more than 115 recipes and more than 150 color photographs, including how-to sequences for mastering basics such as flaky dough and lining a cake pan. Huckleberry's recipes span from sweet (rustic cakes, muffins, and scones) to savory (hot cereals, biscuits, and quiche). True to the healthful spirit of Los Angeles, these recipes feature whole-grain flours, sesame and flax seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables, natural sugars, and gluten-free and vegan options—and they always lead with deliciousness. For bakers and all-day brunchers, Huckleberry will become the cookbook to reach for whenever the craving for big flavor strikes.
There's not a lunch box, birthday party, or afternoon snack that isn't made more delicious and fun with onigiri! These bite-size balls of rice can be made with favorite and nutritious ingredients, and are easily shaped and decorated to make animals, flowers, and more. This book features more than 30 recipes for flavorful onigiri with a range of fillings as well as master recipes for cooking rice, plus extras to round out the meal: a miso soup to float the rice balls in, perfect soft eggs to wrap in rice, and pickled ginger to serve on the side. More than 20 color photographs inspire new creations and teach kids and adults alike to make these creative treats.
How do you keep a Dagwood from toppling over? What makes a Po’ Boy so crispy and crunchy? And who was the genius that invented the Fluffernutter? Discover these answers and more in The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches—a chunky little cookbook dedicated to everything between sliced bread. Author Susan Russo has searched the globe to catalog every sandwich imaginable, providing tried-and-true recipes, tips and tricks, and fascinating regional and historical trivia about the best snack of all time. Quick how-to instructions will ensure that every Panini is toasted to buttery perfection, every Sloppy Joe is deliciously sloppy, and every Dagwood is stacked to perfection! The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches is essential reading for sandwich connoisseurs everywhere.
The first cookbook from Jenny Flake, the mom-blogger behind Picky Palate On-the-go moms like Jenny Flake know how tough it is to keep family meals interesting day-in and day-out, so she did something about it. On her blog, Picky Palate, she serves up fun, super-tasty family meals that will please even the pickiest little eaters. Now, she offers the same fast and delicious crowd-pleasing recipes in The Picky Palate Cookbook. One of the world's most popular food blogs, Picky Palate is the place to go for busy parents who need family recipe solutions in a flash. Here, you'll find all-time favorites from the blog along with nearly 100 exclusive new dishes accompanied by enticing full-color photographs. Includes 128 total recipes, both favorites from the blog and brand-new from Jenny's kitchen Offers perfectly easy and delicious dishes for stay-at-home parents, newlyweds, and novice home cooks Features beautiful full-color photography from acclaimed blogger and photographer Matt Armendariz Whether you're already a big fan of the blog or you're just desperate for ways to keep your own picky palates satisfied, this is the perfect solution for dull family meals.
The essential cookbook for anyone who follows a low-sodium diet (and enjoys throwing dinner parties) Millions of people live with hypertension or chronic kidney disease, and for them, eating a diet low in sodium is a vital part of maintaining good health. And, on average, Americans consumer more than double the lower recommended daily intake. Unfortunately, there just aren't enough great low-sodium cookbooks that offer the kind of dishes that home cooks want. But not any more! In Sodium Girl's Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook, Jessica Goldman Foung, the blogger behind SodiumGirl.com, presents an enticing collection of recipes that bring color and excitement to a low-sodium diet. With creative substitutions, Foung shows people how to lose the salt and keep the foods they love. With this vibrant cookbook, eating great and staying healthy are one in the same, proving low-sodium can be a delight and not just a doctor's orders. Includes delicious recipes for low-sodium meals of all kinds, including the traditionally salty foods you love most, like bloody marys and buffalo wings Features gorgeous full-color photographs by popular blogger and photographer Matt Armendariz Features recipe contributions from several world-renowned chefs, including Hubert Keller and Trace Des Jardins Offers helpful information on dining out, traveling, and stocking a low-sodium pantry Whether you've just been diagnosed with a condition that demands a low-sodium diet, or you just want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Sodium Girl's Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook is the perfect resource for your low-sodium kitchen!