A one-of–a-kind cookbook, Savory Sweet Life is a wonderful collection of inventive and playful family recipes that celebrate the everyday moments in life—from birthday parties and family game nights to potlucks and summer backyard barbecues. Alice Currah, whose popular food blog, SavorySweetLife.com, attracts half a million page views every month, now combines warm, personal stories, helpful advice and time-saving tips, and real-life food for those together times that the whole family will love— whether it’s Pulled Pork Tacos and Chocolate Chip Cookies on family game night or Creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled Garlic Cheese Sandwiches and Spiced Gingersnap Cookies on an unexpected snow day.
Heather Christo, the younger generation s entertaining doyenne, relates to the challenges facing her busy readers, women who may juggle marriage, family, careers and budgets, but who still wish to host beautiful, unique get-togethers for the people closest to them. Heather has spent a year chronicling the special occasions that season her family s life wedding showers, baby showers, holiday celebrations, family birthdays and many wonderful meals shared with people they love everyday celebrations that many families observe, and which many readers would like to be better prepared for. This is where her experience as a working mom of young children and her expertise as a chef and entertaining expert come together. Generous Table is more than just a cookbook. It is easy to find vast collections of great recipes. But how do you turn them into great meals, great experiences? Especially parties, of any size, where there is always added pressure to be organized, for things to look beautiful, and, of course, for the food to be completely delicious! Generous Table is a kind of how-to kit for people who want to be able to throw any type of party in their own home. Containing lists, instructions, menu options, and tons of photographs, it eliminates stress and confusion and removes the intimidation factor of presenting beautiful meals. Heather has taken all of the guesswork out of entertaining by offering ideas for table settings, flowers, and a menu complete with tried-and-loved recipes. Generous Table is split up into four sections corresponding to the seasons. Each section features five sample menus for a variety of fetes from the most casual to the most elaborate, including Early Spring Dinner, Game Night, Southern Housewarming, and Snow Day Lunch, along with special events like showers, anniversaries, and birthdays. Every recipe, from Cheddar and Chive Scones with Red-onion Jam to BBQ Grilled Wild King Salmon with Apricot-mustard Glaze and Grilled Stone Fruit to Rustic Pear and Cranberry Crostata emphasizes fresh, seasonal ingredients. The book also includes Stylish Sidebars that tastefully correspond with each menu. In total, the book includes 105 recipes and about 20 sidebars with useful information such as How to Set Up a Tasting Bar, Glittery Decorations for a Spooky Halloween Supper, How to Prepare a Brunch Ahead of Time. Heather is most concerned with making food that is not only beautiful to look at but tastes amazing, food that you find yourself thinking about days later that come from recipes that will last a lifetime."
Author: Jennifer Grant
Publisher: Jericho Books
Release Date: 2014-10-21
An engaging and hilarious collection that encourages readers to tackle those strange, awkward, worrying, yet endlessly compelling passages of the Bible. The Bible is full of not-so-precious moments, from murder and mayhem, to sex and slavery. Now, an incredible cast of contributors tackles the parts of the Bible that most excite, frustrate, or comfort, like: What the heck is the book of Revelation really about? (The answer will surprise you.) How do we come to grips with the Bible's troubling (or seemingly troubling) passages about the role of women? Why did the artist of the oldest known picture of Jesus intentionally paint him with a wonky eye--and what does it tell us about beauty? DISQUIET TIME was written by and for Bible-loving Christians, agnostics, skeptics, none-of-the-aboves, and people who aren't afraid to dig deep spiritually, ask hard questions, and have some fun along the way.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY PARIS KITCHEN Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world en France. From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city. When did he realize he had morphed into un vrai parisien? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that in Paris appearances and image mean everything. The more than fifty original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar–Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha–Crème Fraîche Cake, will have readers running to the kitchen once they stop laughing. The Sweet Life in Paris is a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections.
Simple, delicious, sweet and savory pancakes for any time of day. Who doesn't love a pancake? Celebrated in all cultures and made with variety of ingredients, they are the ultimate comfort food. When food-blogger-turned-cookbook author Adrianna Adarme first moved to L.A., she yearned for breakfasts that tasted like home, and so her pancake quest began. After mastering how to make the perfect fluffy buttermilk pancake recipe she was moved to experiment with different flavor combinations and unexpected toppings. The results are an outstanding collection of sophisticated and unusual pairings like ginger pear, chai tea, and chocolate pistachio pancakes, and on the savory side: cheddar bacon pancakes, smoked gouda potato pancakes, duck-fat pancakes, and kimchi fritters. Plus old favorites updated like banana bread pancakes, red velvet silver dollars, and blueberry ricotta pancakes. All together, this is a wide-ranging collection of seventy-two sure-to-delight pancake recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner---each beautifully photographed in full color. Additionally, Adrianna give the low-down on how to achieve the perfect batter for basic buttermilk, vegan, and gluten-free pancakes. there is a section with recipes for delicious syrups, simple glazes, and fruit-based toppings.
“When it comes to recipes, Ms. Loomis delivers.” —Wall Street Journal Go nutty with Nuts in the Kitchen! Internationally renowned food expert Susan Herrmann Loomis has put together a comprehensive collection of more than 100 nut recipes for every meal and every taste. The owner and operator of the On Rue Tatin cooking school in Normandy, France, and author of Cooking at Home on Rue Tatin, Loomis takes nutritious, delicious nuts beyond the bowl and into appetizers, salads, main courses, and desserts. Nuts in the Kitchen is an omnivore’s delight—a treat for vegetarians, vegans, and health-conscious eaters looking for balanced diets rich in flavor—offering a host of surprising, sophisticated, wonderfully inventive new uses for this delectable, protein-packed ingredient.
Fashion designer Zac Posen takes you on a culinary journey through his life with 100 recipes every bit as decadent and inspiring as his designs. Since he was a child, world-renowned fashion designer Zac Posen has been cultivating his passion for cooking. For Zac, cooking and fashion are both sensory experiences. Whether you’re planning a meal or a fashion line, the goal is to create a masterpiece. In Cooking with Zac, Posen shares a curated collection of his favorite recipes, gathered throughout his extraordinary life—from longstanding family favorites to flavors he has discovered while traveling the globe. When it comes to creating meals, Zac believes in a balance between healthy, fresh, local ingredients and exotic international dishes. In the same way that he breaks down barriers on the runway, he’s not afraid of taking risks in the kitchen: recipes range from delicate summer corn salads to beer can chicken to savory dashi-glazed lotus root. So put on your most stylish apron, and get cooking with Zac!
Gluten free doesn't have to mean taste free, and chef Robert Landolphi proves it with his new work, Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook. Landolphi is the up and coming gluten-free cookbook author. His dishes aren't just delicious, they're also quick and easy, and take living without wheat from endurable to enjoyable. It's lots of flavor without the fuss. This cookbook includes more than 100 recipes for contemporary dishes ranging from main courses and sides, to soups and chowders, biscuits and muffins, pies and puddings, and cookies and sweetbars. * Gluten Free Every Day Cookbook is one of only a few gluten-free cookbooks written and developed by a professional chef. * This cookbook provides a fresh and progressive voice for gluten-free living.
Author: Michael Natkin
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Some of the most creative new minds in the kitchen and the most exhilarating new voices in food writing come from the world of blogs. Michael Natkin, creator of the wildly popular Herbivoracious.com, indisputably fits both of those descriptions. In Herbivoracious: A Vegetarian Cookbook for People Who Love to Eat, Natkin offers up 150 exciting recipes (most of which have not appeared on his blog) notable both for their big, bold, bright flavors and for their beautiful looks on the plate, the latter apparent in more than 80 four-color photos that grace the book. This is sophisticated, grown-up meatless cooking, the kind you can serve to company—even when your guests are dedicated meat-eaters. An indefatigable explorer of global cuisines, with particular interests in the Mediterranean and the Middle East and in East and Southeast Asia, Natkin has crafted, through years of experimenting in his kitchen and in loads of intensive give-and-take with his blog readers, dishes that truly are revelations in taste, texture, aroma, and presentation. A third of the book is taken up with hearty main courses, ranging from a robust Caribbean Lentil-Stuffed Flatbread across the Atlantic to a comforting Sicilian Spaghetti with Pan-Roasted Cauliflower and around the Cape of Good Hope to a delectable Sichuan Dry-Fried Green Beans and Tofu. An abundance of soups, salads, sauces and condiments, sides, appetizers and small plates, desserts, and breakfasts round out the recipes. Natkin, a vegetarian himself, provides lots of advice on how to craft vegetarian meals that amply deliver protein and other nutrients, and the imaginative menus he presents deliver balanced and complementary flavors, in surprising and utterly pleasing ways. The many dozens of vegan and gluten-free recipes are clearly noted, too, and an introductory chapter lays out the simple steps readers can take to outfit a globally inspired pantry of seasonings and sauces that make meatless food come alive.
Author: Martha Stewart
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2018-02-27
The essential resource from Martha Stewart, with expert advice and lessons on gardening and making the most of your spectacular blooms Martha Stewart's lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden, growing healthy, beautiful blooms, every year. The indispensable lessons she learned then--and those she has since picked up from master gardeners--form the best practices she applies to her voluminous flower gardens today. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book. Learn how and when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden. With lush blooms in hand, discover how to build stunning arrangements. Accompanied by beautiful photographs of displays in Martha's home, bursting with ideas, and covering every step from seed to vase, Martha's Flowers is a must-have handbook for flower gardeners and enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Author: Kelly Childs
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Release Date: 2016-04-05
The mother-daughter team behind the fabulously successful, award-winning Kelly's Bake Shoppe and Lettuce Love Café share their recipes for healthy, plant-based baking and cooking. In Made with Love you will discover delicious, accessible, plant-based recipes for every meal and moment of the day. The recipes come from Kelly and Erinn, the mother and daughter duo behind Kelly's Bake Shoppe and Lettuce Love Cafe. With more than 100 recipes for award-winning baked goods and savory favorites, Made With Love has something for everyone! From Chocolate Monkey Pancakes for breakfast, to Cumin-scented Corn Bread and Eggless Quiche for lunch; to Banana Butterscotch Loaf and Lemon Scones as your afternoon treat, or classic Chocolate Cake and Dulce de Leche Cupcakes for special occassions. As you leaf through the pages of this book it's as if you're walking through the door of Kelly and Erinn's beautiful bakery...and then leaving with all of their secrets! Kelly and Erinn share the story behind their decision to eat a plant-based diet, including the health benefits and the basics you need to get started. Their recipes are super-simple, and all the ingredients are readily available in regular grocery stores. Their recipes are vegan and gluten-free, using natural, plant-based ingredients, so that even those with extreme food intolerances can make their decadent baking and delicious meals at home. Kelly and Erinn are stars on the rise: gorgeous, healthy, successful entrepreneurs who always live up to their commitment to "Bake You Happy!". You will love this cookbook, filled with easy-to-prepare, healthy recipes, suitable for everyone.
Author: Joy Wilson
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2017
Here are 125 recipes to tackle any brunch craving -- from smoothies and coffees, to breads, eggs, salads, and bacon. Over Easy: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Leisurely Days is here to spice up your morning meal. Start with a strong pot of coffee, add spicy fresh-herb cocktails, a stack of blueberry waffles, the best egg techniques (from the fluffiest scrambled to the crispest fried), and enough doughnuts to set you up for life. Bake from this book, gather a few friends, and have a very good life. "Before you bemoan the thought of culinary efforts in the a.m., we've got news: Foodie-goddess-blogger Joy Wilson, of Joy The Baker, has released her new cookbook Over Easy. And guess what it's full of? Irresistible and easy, bomb brunching recipes." - Refinery29
Eat Sweet, Savory, and Free with Debbie Adler’s Mouthwatering Plant-Based Recipes, Free of the Top 8 Allergens In 2013, Debbie Adler’s Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-Free and Vegan Recipes From the Famous Los Angeles Bakery proved that cooking for those with allergies and food sensitivities doesn’t mean giving up dessert. Now Sweet Debbie goes savory with more than 100 plant-based recipes free of the top eight food allergens—dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish—plus free of refined sugar and oils. Motivated by her own son’s life-threatening allergies, Adler has spent the last six years creating meals to nourish and delight her entire family—meals that are both savory and safe—including: Lemon Basil Blueberry Muffins Sweet Miso Forbidden Rice Ramen Noodle Bowl Roasted Butternut Squash Enchilada Rounds Yam Gnocchi with Sriracha Pesto Mediterranean Quinoa Burgers Spanakopita Enchiladas with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce Cinnamon Raisin Bread Cafe Macchiato Sandwich Cookies Debbie’s super satiating, divinely delicious, and accessibly easy-to-prepare recipes show just how incredible, versatile, and flavorful allergy-free, plant-based cooking can be! Her entrees, pastas, soups, sides, breads, and sweets are a guaranteed—and guaranteed safe—hit for school, kids’ parties, work events, and more.
Author: Lori Jane Stewart
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Popcorn has probably been around longer than any other snack food on the planet. It has a rich history, dating back to before civilization and taking part in a multitude of events we celebrate every year. It's the most popular snack food around the world, and the second most popular snack in America (falling just behind potato chips). Popcorn can be found all over the country, at movie theaters, carnivals, and most people's kitchens or pantries. It is a common misconception that popcorn is an unhealthy snack. The reason some people avoid popcorn is because they don't understand the real culprit! Behind its supposedly unhealthy status, are the seasonings and additives, often added to commercially packaged products to liven up the bland natural flavor and to lengthen it's shelf life. The popcorn itself is a wholegrain, and these can help prevent cancer and lower the risk of heart disease, while also supplying healthy nutrients that support our vision. There are many different methods to create popcorn, but the basic principle stays the same. All you have to do is make the kernels hot enough to heat the moisture contained naturally inside, and turn that into steam. The steam creates pressure from inside the hard shell casing and before you know it, POP! - the kernel is turned inside out and is ready to be consumed. As long as you can generate heat and have some kernels on hand, you can make popcorn! Enough of the history, what about the recipes? I've gathered 30 of the finest popcorn recipes from around the world for your snacking pleasure, and have tried to keep them free from artificial sweeteners, preservatives or other nasty additives wherever possible. I've specified 9 cups of popped corn for most recipes, as that gives 3 generous cups per serving - you can have as many or as few servings as you fancy, but keep an eye on the calories! For your convenience, I've also included nutritional data from the USDA for each recipe - that's the U.S. Department of Agriculture and not the United Square Dancers of America! My preference for both flavor and health reasons, is freshly air-popped popcorn - so I have used that kind for all of these recipes. Everything in this book can be made with kernels you have freshly popped, or if you are in a hurry (or feeling lazy!), then you can always use the plain store bought pre-popped variety - just make sure you check the packaging for artificial nasties! Most of the ingredients for these recipes can be found at your local grocery store or deli, but if you get stuck, then the slightly more unusual ones can also be bought online via this special page on my website - www.greengourmetbooks.com/ing Enjoy preparing and sharing! Lori x P.S. - If 30 recipes isn't quite enough for you, then check the back of the book to find out how to get another 12, absolutely free!