Your cart is empty
Gastronomy is a wonderful starting point to study France and the French. As the retired schoolmaster from Provence says 'The religion of France is food. And wine, of course.' And they put their money where their mouth is, spending a greater proportion of their income on food and drink than any other nation in the world. Literally hundreds of gastronomic fairs and festivals take place throughout the year all over France - a frog fair, an hommage to the sausage, to the turnip, to the quiche and the noble Camembert. What kind of person is a snail-fancier? Is there a brotherhood of sausage connoisseurs? How can you devote an entire weekend to the French fry? Peter Mayle finds out and brings hilariously and affectionately to life the people who can get passionate about a frog's leg or a well-turned omelette. Over ten years ago he transformed our feelings about Provence, now he captures the irresistible essence of France herself - and her food.
Let's be honest: who doesn't want to be a little bit Italian? To glide through Rome on a Vespa like Marcello Mastroianni, wearing an impeccable suit? Or sit in St Mark's Square in Venice at dusk, nibbling cicchetti and sipping an Aperol spritz? This is la dolce vita, and this is aperitivo - Italy's take on drinks and small snacks. Aperitivo brings together 80 recipes from across Italy, and tells the stories behind the food and the drinks that shape the aperitif hour. The book opens with the aperitivi themselves - Campari and Aperol - as well as recipes for classic Italian cocktails (including the perfect Negroni) and a guide to Italian wine. Kay then introduces simple recipes for Antipasto and Pinzimonio; Tramezzini; Bruschette and Crostini; Seafood; Meat and Fowl; Vegetables, Dairy and Eggs; Bread and Baking; and Dolci. So let's cinch in our waists, pop on some cat's eye sunglasses, and make like Sophia Loren. It's time for Aperitivo.
Top Chef finalist and seasoned restauranteur Shirley Chung brings new energy to traditional Chinese cuisine, transforming familiar staples into exciting, modern dishes. Born in Beijing, Shirley immigrated to California for college before following her passion to culinary school. She then opened successful restaurants such as the award-winning CarneVino for the Batali Group, and Twenty-Eight, where she explored her roots in Chinese cuisine. In her debut cookbook, she showcases the very best of today's Chinese-American cooking, with approachable methods and simple ingredients. These recipes are light and fresh, building flavor from spices and ancient cooking techniques. With Shirley as your guide, fatty and bland takeout Peking duck becomes Five-Spice Seared Duck Breast with Kumquat Mustard and Peas; and beef and broccoli becomes Grilled Skirt Steak with Broccolini and Onion. Each recipe is created with restaurant quality flavours, made easy for the home cook. Whether she's sharing her ultimate comfort food, Steamed Egg Custard with Pork, or a California-inspired dish like Crab Salad with Avocado and Ginger Dressing, Shirley's humor and energetic personality will keep readers entertained while they create winning dishes. Full of spice and sweet-savory flavours, this book comes from the heart of a top-notch chef who understands the depth of authentic Chinese flavours and is right at home in the home kitchen.
Excellent quality fresh produce, fine artisan specialities, and superlative, traditional delicacies are only achieved as a result of the patience and dedication of the people who bring them to our tables. "The Creators" celebrates the work of farmers, fishermen, and artisan producers of County Cork who have helped secure Ireland's reputation as a gourmet destination. Dianne Curtin tells the tale of great Irish food with the words of those who create it. Many are the vanguards of their industry - the true rebels of the county without whom the modern food culture, now well and truly established in this country, simply would not exist. All share a passion to attain the best possible culinary results - that is what sets them apart. The book is divided into three main chapters: From Land and Field; From the Waters; Special Delicacies. Each chapter contains comprehensive profiles of the producers as well as inspirational and practical recipes and cookery tips to make the most of the featured products and ingredients. Evocative and stunning colour photography captures the people, their food and the scenery of this breathtakingly beautiful part of Ireland in all its classical beauty and wild abandon.
'The Island Kitchen has lifted my spirits and made me hungry and happy in equal measure' Nigella Lawson
This ravishing cookbook will take you on a journey around the Indian Ocean islands, to taste the flavours of the colourful markets of Mauritius, the aromatic spice gardens of the Seychelles, the fishing coasts of the Maldives, the lagoons of Mayotte and the forests of Madagascar. Selina Periampillai, born in London but of Mauritian descent, celebrates the vibrant home-cooking of the islands, with dishes such as Sticky chicken with garlic & ginger, Mustard- & turmeric-marinated tuna, Seychellois aubergine & chickpea cari, and Pineapple upside-down cake with cardamom cream.
With 80 simple recipes for everything from quick mid-week suppers to large rum-fuelled gatherings, and beautiful food photography and illustrations, this book will take you straight to the warm, welcoming kitchens of these beautiful islands.
A Taste of Home is a food story from Ballyknocken House, nestled in the gentle rolling hills of County Wicklow, where generations of Catherine Fulvio's family have lived and farmed for over 100 years. Combining modern Irish food with farm-to-fork principles, Catherine takes on traditional recipes and gives them her own twist to reflect the abundance of ingredients available on her doorstep. Recipes include all the classic family dishes you've seen Catherine cook on TV and many more such as Beef and Stout Pies with Potato Pastry Topping, Lamb Wellington with Wild Garlic, Farmhouse Soups with Soda Bread Catherine's `To Die For' Lemon Meringue Pie. Using simple, fresh ingredients and set against the timeless backdrop of the Irish countryside, Catherine's delicious, wholesome recipes celebrate the best ingredients Ireland has to offer.
Tokyo is rightfully known around the world as one of the most exciting places to eat on the planet. From subterranean department store food halls to luxurious top-floor hotel restaurants, and all the noodle shops, sushi bars, and yakitori shacks in between, there may be no other city so thoroughly saturated with delicious food.
Tokyo Stories is a journey through the boulevards and backstreets of Tokyo via recipes both iconic and unexpected. Chef Tim Anderson takes inspiration from the chefs, shopkeepers, and home cooks of Tokyo to showcase both traditional and cutting-edge takes on classic dishes like sushi, ramen, yakitori, and tempura. Also included are dishes that Tokyoites love to eat with origins from abroad, like Japanese interpretations of Korean barbecue, Italian pizza and pasta, American burgers and more. Tim tackles his food tour of Tokyo from the ground up, with chapters broken down into: LOWER GROUND FLOOR: Tokyo on the Go (Department Store Basements, Subway Stations, and Convenience Stores); FIRST FLOOR: Tokyo Local (food traditional to Tokyo); SECOND FLOOR: Tokyo National (food traditional to Japan); THIRD FLOOR: Tokyo Global (Japanese food with an international twist) FOURTH FLOOR: Tokyo at Home (Japanese home cooking); and, FIFTH FLOOR: Tokyo Modern (experimental Japanese food found in high-end hotel bars). With Tim's easy-to-follow recipes, this is make-at-home Japanese food, authentic yet achievable for the home chef - without cutting corners.
The real thrill of eating in Tokyo is in the sense of discovery - of adventurous curiosity rewarded. And that may come in the form of an unexpectedly good convenience store sandwich, an `oh my god' sushi moment, or just the best damn bowl of ramen you've ever had. With Tokyo Stories you can explore Tokyo and discover its incredible food without leaving your home kitchen. Featuring over 90 recipes, all set to the backdrop of Tokyo location shots, this is essential for the Japanophile in your life.
Everyday Thai Cooking brings you the secrets of cooking delicious Thai food straight from Thailand. Author Siripan Akvanich draws on her years of experience of cooking for her restaurant customers in Thailand to enable you to create authentic Thai dishes, ranging from curries and meat and fish dishes to wonderful Thai desserts. With clear instructions and insider tips, Siripan helps you bring these dishes - many of them traditional family recipes - to life and shows you how to make them a-roi (delicious)! Everyday Thai Cooking shows you how straightforward it can be to cook wonderful Thai food, and how you can juggle the array of tasty and spicy (if you want) flavours to get just the right taste.
Upstate New York is the birthplace of many of America's favorite foods. The chicken wing was born in a bar in Buffalo, the potato chip originated in the kitchen of a glitzy Saratoga Springs hotel, the salt potato got its start along the marshy shores of a Syracuse lake, and Thousand Island dressing was created in a hotel along the St. Lawrence Seaway. In this book, D'Imperio travels across the region to discover the stories and people behind forty iconic foods of Upstate New York. He introduces readers to the black dirt farmers of Orange County who give America its best-tasting onions, to the Catskill's Candy Cane King, and to "Charlie the Butcher," purveyor of the best beef on weck in the state. Filled with color photographs, the book includes a map of the various regions around Upstate New York allowing the reader to create their own cultural and historic food tour.
A lush journey through Cuba, its paladars, and its flavorful cuisine For Cubans, food is a complex story-a tapestry of love and loss woven so deeply into their culture that it goes well beyond that of history or sustenance. Gershman, who's love affair with Cuba began long before her first visit, takes you along on a photojournalistic journey through the streets of Cuba and its paladares through her stunning photographs of the country's glorious sights, the lively people, and, of course, the amazing variety of food. Much more than a cookbook, Cuban Flavor is an introduction to a revolutionary era of Cuban cuisine: a new frontier. Growth and transition foster the seed of invention and innovation, and these shifts often begin with food. From the succulent spiced meat of the national Ropa Viejo, simmered in a tomato-based criollo sauce, to the sweet and sticky Arroz Con Leche or the local favorite, Flan served in a soda can, Cuban cuisine has something for every palate. Pair these delights with a warm, sultry night, an old convertible, and a jazz band, and sit back as you fall deeply in love again . . . or for the very first time. This visually arresting volume features more than fifty Cuban recipes, from appetizers to main courses and drinks to desserts. Along with color photographs of the dishes, you'll also get to meet the people who create them. This remarkable volume offers a taste of the little-known culture to a public that has long been deprived of its intoxicating flavors.
Sushi is food without equal. It is known both as an
internationally-beloved delicacy and a Japanese treasure. Edomae
Sushi, the variety most commonly seen in America today, features a
delicious blend of raw fish, vinegar, and cooked rice. In addition
to these ingredients, harmony and balance are essential. From the
fish selection and rice preparation down to the tea with which it
is served, every detail counts.
Flavours of Azerbaijan brings together a collection of over 200 modern and accessible recipes inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Azerbaijani cuisine. Divided into six volumes, this elegant collection features dishes perfect for the whole family, from everyday cooking to special occasions. From the crossroads of Eastern and Western cultures come the delicious flavours of lamb, chicken and fresh fish, aubergines, tomatoes and pomegranates, along with fragrant herbs and spices such as dill, sumac and saffron. There are also volumes dedicated to sweets and doughs, dairy dishes, and pilaffs - often considered to be Azerbaijan's national dish. Specially commissioned photography accompanies each recipe, with some methods guided by additional step-by-step photographs. .
Oz uses his trademark wit and irreverent style to teach you the basics of wine appreciation and show you how to get more out of a bottle of wine, and find out what is really inside. Have you ever gone into your local wine shop or looked at the wine list in your local bar and thought with a sense of panic `Help, what do I choose?'... What sort of wine do I fancy today? A refreshing white? A summery red to take on a picnic or a spicy wine to go with a winter's stew?' Well, Oz is here to help. Split into sections covering basics (wine at a glance, good grape guide, wine styles, from grape to glass and quick guide to countries); practical stuff (what the label tells you, the canny wine buyer, essential kit, serving and keeping wine); and becoming a wine geek (tasting wine, starting your own collection, finding out more and quick guide to names in wine). Oz will be your guide through the world of fascinating flavours and help you find the sort of wine you enjoy drinking. Dip into this book and you will find a quick, accessible guide to wine styles: what is warm and spicy or chewy and blackcurranty? He recommends wines to try; and explains what the label tells you about the taste and quality of the wine and whether it is any good or not. Soon you will be confident enough to choose between flavoursome reds such as Shiraz or Pinot Noir, and refreshing whites from Alberino to Sauvignon Blanc. The book is divided into short, easy to read topics, with recommended wines to try covering all styles and flavours. Now is the moment to grab that glass, learn about what is inside that bottle and taste while you read...
In Korean Home Cooking, Sohui Kim shares the authentic Korean flavors found in the dishes at her restaurant and the recipes from her family. Sohui is well-regarded for her sense of sohnmat, a Korean phrase that roughly translates to "taste of the hand," or an ease and agility with making food taste delicious. With 100 recipes, Korean Home Cooking is a comprehensive look at Korean cuisine, and includes recipes for kimchee, crisp mung bean pancakes, seaweed soup, spicy chicken stew, and japchae noodles and more traditional fare of soondae (blood sausage) and yuk hwe (beef tartare). With Sohui's guidance, stories from her family, and photographs of her travels in Korea, Korean Home Cooking brings rich cultural traditions into your home kitchen.
The Food of Argentina is a rich and visual celebration of Argentinean food, filled with beautiful location and food photography that takes the reader on a gastronomic journey into a little-known cuisine that is tipped to become a global food trend. Come inside the homes and families of Argentina and discover the best recipes this huge food-loving nation has to offer. Often influenced by their European heritage but with a distinct South American feel, home-style dishes include pastas and gnocchi, potato tortillas, and stews and casseroles, as well as sweet offerings including dulce de leche and caramel flans. Or head outside and discover the local delicacies offered in Argentina's tiny bars and eateries: chorizo rolls with salsa criolla, traditional empanadas, veal croquettes, and fruit-filled pastries. And let's not forget the famous `mate'-a strong herbal tea that is Argentina's traditional drink. Lose yourself in The Food of Argentina and discover a whole new cuisine from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Drawn from the author's ongoing column in TrueWest Magazine, this cookbook combines myths, nostalgia, and legends with usable, delicious, and fun recipes for use at home or on the trail--all with a western theme. Readers will be surprised to learn the stories behind some of their favorite recipes, and they'll find inspiration from the days of cooking along the trail or in the old iron cook stove in these dishes interpreted for a modern cook's kitchen.
The fourth title in the Culinary Collection from the Junior League of Tampa, continues the concept of the first three editions by bringing the best of coastal eating and entertaining with menu-driven chapters and includes wine pairings.
Anna Del Conte celebrates the cooking of northern Italy--both rustic and sophisticated, ancient and modern. As Delia Smith writes in her foreword "Anna is a purist. She will not countenance anything that isn't in the strictest sense authentic." In this collection of over 150 recipes Anna has chosen the very best ideas sourced from acclaimed restaurants, elegant home kitchens, rural inns and country farmsteads. Many of the traditional dishes may not be familiar, such as flatbread made with chickpea flour, Ligurian Ciuppin or Macaroni Pie in a Sweet Pastry Case, but she also presents definitive versions of popular dishes such as Pesto, Ragu and Ossobuco. Her recipes are thoroughly researched and tested; she provides the home cook with a trusted and essential companion. Her numerous practical tips are the result of a lifetime's experience. Includes dual measures.
The crackling of birch, the sizzle of the pot and the scent of wood smoke in the air... the relaxed style that typifies Scandinavian open-fire cooking is explored in this cool new cookbook from Michelin-starred chef, Niklas Ekstedt, who is famed for cooking over wood only. This innovative selection of recipes highlights the best of modern Nordic food, themed around ancient cooking methods. Fire pits are easy and affordable to source, even portable types are available for those with limited outdoor space, and wood is re-emerging as a fuel source. Considering how little specialist equipment is required, the flavours achievable with this back to basics method of cooking are outstanding. Niklas' book naturally features plenty of fire-building tips, aromatic smoking recipes, pickling and preserving techniques, but he doesn't expect you to go foraging for ingredients or to give up cooking in a traditional kitchen - a cast iron skillet over a gas flame will produce similar results. Easy to find ingredients mix with easy cooking techniques to produce delicious family feasts and food for sharing. From simple ember-baked salmon with cucumber and fennel, to flame-roasted celeriac with brown butter and hazlenuts, to a Skansk apple pie, this is food to excite the appetite of the modern cook and inspire your next family or party gathering. Word count: 30,000
Everyone has a different idea of what comfort food means to them, but for tens of millions of food lovers, Gyoza dumplings are the ultimate Asian comfort food. Whether found in an exclusive restaurant or Tokyo street stall; these tasty morsels bursting with flavour are hard to resist. Dumplings are surprisingly easy to make and with an array of shapes, fillings, and preparation techniques; the possibilities are endless including: Shiitake Mushroom Dumplings Bacon and Cheese Carbonara Dumplings Lamb and Coriander Dumplings And many more including dessert recipes. Step-by-step instructions, photos, and helpful tips show you how to wrap dumplings like the Gyoza King himself. Impress your friends and family at your next casual gathering or major event with these satisfying and easy to make dumplings!
Over thousands of years, Native Americans in what is now Texas passed down their ways of roasting, boiling, steaming, salting, drying, grinding and blending. From one generation to another, these ancestors of Texas's Mexican American community lent their culinary skills to combining native and foreign ingredients into the flavour profile of indigenous Texas Mexican cooking today. Building on what he learned from his own family, Adan Medrano captures this distinctive flavour profile in 100 kitchen-tested recipes, each with step-by-step instructions. Equally as careful with history, he details how hundreds of indigenous tribes in Texas gathered and hunted food, planted gardens and cooked. Offering new culinary perspective on well-known dishes such as enchiladas and tamales, Medrano explains the complexities of aromatic chiles and how to develop flavour through technique as much as ingredients. Sharing freely the secrets of lesser-known culinary delights, such as turcos, a sweet pork pastry served as dessert, and posole, giant white corn treated with calcium hydroxide, he illuminates the mouth-watering interconnectedness of culture and cuisine. The recipes and personal anecdotes shared in Truly Texas Mexican illuminate the role that cuisine plays in identity and community.
At last, you can enjoy all the delights of delicious Italian food without the carbs. In this essential book, The Love Chef walks you through a variety of mouthwatering dishes from every region of Italy. You ll find your favorites (and maybe you ll even discover some new ones) as Francis Anthony presents fantastic Italian cuisine to fit the requirements of today s low-carb lifestyle without sacrificing the taste. Featured here are 150 incredible recipes for complete meals ranging from appetizers to desserts. Enjoy Cauliflower Soup with Pesto, Beef Tenderloin Roasted in Herbs, Halibut Puttanesca, Turkey with Spinach and Pine Nuts, topped off with delicious desserts like Amaretto Strawberries with Almond Meringue or Chocolate Granita Espresso to satisfy your sweet tooth.. Show your loved ones how much you care by preparing these gourmet low-carb dishes."
You may like...
Bertus Basson, Russel Wasserfall, … Paperback
Cariema Isaacs Paperback (1)
Secrets Of A French Cooking Class
Marlene van der Westhuizen Hardcover
Safaris & Spices - An African Food…
Nico Verster Paperback
My Cape Malay Kitchen
Cariema Isaacs Paperback (2)
Masterchef: Street Food Of The World
Genevieve Taylor Hardcover (1)
Boerekos Met 'n Twist
Annelien Pienaar Paperback (17)
Le Braai - Braai with a bit of 'Je Ne…
Kobus Botha Hardcover
Anatoli - Authentic Turkish Cuisine
Tayfun Aras Paperback
Jamie Cooks Italy - From The Heart Of…
Jamie Oliver Hardcover (1)