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This is a guide to ingredients, techniques and 100 traditional recipes, handed down from mothers to daughters for generations. It is a complete guide to Italian cooking, illustrated throughout with 765 photographs. It features a fully illustrated guide to Italian staple ingredients, including pasta, rice, grains, pulses, cheeses, cured meats and sausages, meat, fish and vegetables. It comes with over 100 authentic Italian recipes, including national classics that are now cooked around the world. You can discover much-loved Italian family stand-bys like Minestrone, Saffron Risotto, Seafood Lasagne and Meatballs with Peperonata. You can treat yourself to delicious homemade Zabaglione, Tirimisu, Sicilian Ricotta Cake, Macaroons, Pine Nut Tart and Cheesecake. Part of the enduring appeal of Italian food is the way it stays true to its roots, and this continuity has much to do with it being a home-based cuisine, nurtured and passed down within the family. This book contains a wealth of real Italian food, giving background information, practical advice, and 100 of the most heartwarming recipes from the cuisine. Combining traditional, regional and contemporary classics, there are recipes for antipasti, soups, pasta dishes, risottos, gnocchi, fish and meat courses, and delectable desserts and cakes. With hundreds of photographs, informative text and delicious authentic dishes, this book is an irresistible guide to Italian home cooking.
Orchard fruits can be some of the most enjoyable crops that come from the garden. Fruit trees can be decorative, grown either individually or trained as fans and espaliers. In this book, the main types of tree fruits are described and illustrated, and there is key advice on preparing the soil and making compost, choosing, planting and supporting fruit trees, and harvesting and storing the fruit. A section on practical cultivation details essential information on growing and caring for each type of tree fruit, including when and where to plant trees, and how to keep fruit in good condition. The book is perfect for all gardeners who would like to grow their own fruit.
This is the definitive guide to the fruits of the world, featuring a comprehensive photographic identification guide to fruits, with information about the history, varieties and nutritional value. It includes all the well-known citrus fruits, berries and other fruits, such as apples, bananas, melons, peaches, figs and grapes, as well as exotic varieties such as babacoa, custard apples, sharon fruit and prickly pears, rambutans and snake fruit. With 500 photographs, this is the ideal reference book on identifying, preparing, preserving and cooking fruit. Tempting recipes include Hot Date Puddings with Toffee Sauce, French Apple Tart, and Date and Walnut Brownies. Nothing can beat a simple dessert of perfectly ripe juicy fruit, perhaps served with a dollop of cream, or with some good cheese. All fruits can be cooked and served on their own, or used to create a huge range of dishes, from pies and puddings to cakes, ice creams, mousses and featherlight souffles. In the first section of this book, there is an illustrated step-by-step guide to preparing, juicing, preserving and cooking fruit, and a guide to useful equipment. There is essential information about all the common, less well-known and exotic fruits and how and where the fruit is grown, where to buy and how to store and cook. With over 100 enticing recipes, this lovely book will provide a wealth of inspiration.
This is a comprehensive directory of the fruits of the world with over 100 tempting recipes. It is a definitive guide to all the well-known and exotic fruits, plus more than 100 delectable recipes, with step-by-step instructions and pictures of every finished dish. It covers every type of fruit, including citrus fruits, summer berries, apples, bananas, melons, peaches, figs and grapes, as well as tropical varieties such as custard apples, Sharon fruit, rambutans and snake fruit. It includes advice on how to select and store, and detailed step-by-step instructions on how to prepare, preserve and cook all kinds of fruits. From pies and puddings to pickles, cakes, ice creams, mousses and souffles, the tempting recipes to try include French apple tart, pickled peach and chili chutney, and date and walnut brownies. It features more than 800 gorgeous photographs. Fruit is nature's most bountiful and versatile creation. This appetizing volume is divided into three sections, making it at once a comprehensive reference, a complete listing of every kind of fruit and a fail-safe recipe collection. It opens with an illustrated guide to preparing, juicing, preserving and cooking fruit. The directory contains essential information about all the common, less well-known and exotic fruits. The book ends with a marvellous collection of classic dishes and contemporary recipes, including over 100 hot and cold desserts, pastries, pickles and preserves, cakes and bakes. As this book proves, fruit is healthy, life-giving and delicious.
This is a comprehensive illustrated guide to a wide range of delicious soft fruits with information on their origins and nutritional values. It features step-by-step instructions for preparing the soil, cultivation and care, and propagation techniques. It includes expert advice on training, supporting and pruning fruit bushes, and harvesting and storing your crops. It offers helpful hints on how to avoid pests and diseases, and what to do when problems occur. In this kitchen garden handbook, the most popular soft fruits are illustrated with useful information on their origins, growing habits, nutritional content and culinary uses. The second section gives key advice on soil preparation, essential tools, propagation and protecting your fruit bushes. The techniques described include training and supporting fruit bushes, pruning, sheltering plants from the weather and harvesting and storing fruit crops. The section on practical cultivation tells you how to grow all types of berries and currants, whether you have a large kitchen garden, a small garden plot with some space in the borders, or room for a few containers. A must for the novice grower, this book also provides reliable information for the experienced gardener who wants to experiment with new varieties.
There is nothing quite like growing your own strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries and currants to provide a reliable crop of the finest taste and quality. In this informative kitchen garden handbook, all the most popular soft fruits are illustrated, with useful information on their origins, growing habits, nutritional content and culinary uses. A techniques section explains how to train and support fruit bushes, pruning, sheltering plants from the weather and harvesting and storing crops. Whether you have a large kitchen garden, a small garden plot with some space in the borders, or room for a few containers, this book is a must for all fruit growers.
Here is the definitive guide to the world's fish and shellfish with 320 appetizing recipes. The book starts with an illustrated guide to all types of edible fish from tuna, herring and monkfish to salmon, trout and eel, plus processed fish from dried, salted, pickled, canned and smoked. The extensive recipe section features fish dishes for every day meals including Clam Chowder, Glazed Garlic Shrimp, Thai Fishcakes, and Paella, plus elegant dishes for entertaining like Sole with Wild Mushrooms and Salmon with Cucumber Sauce. Beautifully photographed, this wonderful guide to cooking with fish is sure to become a trusted book in any kitchen.
This is a complete guide to types, their preparation and cooking techniques, with 100 classic recipes shown step by step in 700 beautiful photographs. It includes tuna, salmon, haddock and oysters, as well as a whole host of unusual varieties, from abalone, tilapia and zander to the deadly - but delicious - fugu fish. It features over 100 inspirational recipes, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and full nutritional breakdowns. It includes soups, appetizers, mousses, pates and terrines, salads, everyday main courses, light and healthy dishes, and elegant dishes for entertaining. Fish and shellfish are both delicious and nutritious, and this fabulous guide includes essential information about every type, from well-known varieties such as salmon and cod, to unusual shellfish and exotic fish. There are 100 enticing recipes, including classics such as Bouillabaisse, Oysters Rockefeller and Lobster Thermidor, as well as contemporary creations such as Scallops with Samphire and Lime, and Roast Cod with Pancetta and Lima Beans. Combining a fascinating visual guide with exciting and accessible recipes and 700 photographs, this is the only book on identifying, preparing and cooking fish and shellfish that you will ever need.
Discover the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine with over 330 regional classics and contemporary dishes. All the traditional courses, from antipasti, soups, pasta, gnocchi, rice, polenta and pizza, through fish, shellfish, meat and other main courses, to desserts and bakes. This is the perfect guide for any cook wanting to learn more about the food and cuisine of Italy.
This illustrated reference book presents all the common and less well-known Italian ingredients, with full visual guides to every kind of Italian food: pasta, rice, grains and pulses, cheeses, cured meats and sausages, meat and poultry, fish and shellfish, vegetables, mushrooms, fruits, herbs, pantry goods, and aperitifs and spirits. The recipe section features over 100 classic dishes from all over Italy, from antipasti and pasta dishes to risottos, pizza and fish and shellfish dishes.
This is a comprehensive visual identifier to the seafood of the world with advice on selecting, preparing and cooking. It features a full-color photographic identification guide, with fascinating facts about habitat and nutritional benefits. It explains how to choose the very best fish and shellfish, with essential cooking and preparation techniques, and information about the most useful equipment. It includes all the well-known fish and shellfish, such as tuna, salmon, haddock, prawns, lobster and oysters, as well as a whole host of interesting and exotic varieties, from abalone, tilapia and zander, to the deadly - but delicious - fugu fish. This book is an essential reference guide for any cook: a beautifully photographed compendium that will guide you through the complexities of handling and preparing all kinds of fish and shellfish. With an increasingly wide range of fish and shellfish now available, there's never been a better time to experiment and enjoy the infinite variety of textures, flavours and colours of seafood. This is a fabulous guide with essential information on every type of fish and shellfish, from well known varieties, to unusual shellfish and exotic fish. It covers preparation techniques such as cleaning, skinning and filleting, as well as giving detailed information on methods of cooking.
This is a comprehensive visual identifier to the fruits of the world with advice on selecting, preparing and cooking. It features a full-colour photographic identification guide to fruits, packed with information about their history, varieties, nutritional value, buying, and storing. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to prepare, preserve and cook all kinds of fruits. It is the only reference book on identifying, preparing, preserving and cooking with fruit that you will ever need. This exciting book is a comprehensive, authoritative guide to the fruits of the world and how to use them in the kitchen. It begins with a fascinating introduction, including an illustrated step-by-step guide to preparing, juicing, preserving and cooking with fruit as well as a pictorial guide to equipment and useful techniques. The full-colour reference guide and identifier then goes on to give information about all the common, less well-known and exotic fruits. Facts are given about how and where the fruit is grown alongside essential information on buying, storing, preparing, cooking with and preserving each one. This is the definitive reference guide to the fruits of the world.
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This title presents fabulous ways to prepare and cook fresh seafood, shown in more than 330 step-by-step mouthwatering photographs. It contains over 100 inspirational recipes with illustrated, step-by-step instructions for perfect results every time. It introduces delicious contemporary dishes such as Aromatic Tiger Prawns and Red Mullet with Raspberry Dressing as well as classic dishes such as Salmon Fish Cakes and Smoked Mackerel Pate. It features recipes for many well-known fish and shellfish, including tuna, salmon, prawns and oysters, as well as more unusual varieties, such as shark, eel and squid. "100 Classic Recipes for Fish & Shellfish" is a beautifully photographed collection of seafood recipes, offering something for all tastes. The book has been divided into eight sections to make it easy to find the recipe you are looking for, from starters to everyday main courses, and from salads to elegant dishes for entertaining. With an increasingly wide range of fish and shellfish now available at local fishmongers and supermarkets, there's never been a better time to enjoy their infinite variety of textures, flavours and colours. With over 100 enticing recipes, this book will encourage you to experiment, and to prepare and cook fish and shellfish in all manner of exciting new ways.
The gourmet treasures of the French capital come alive in this must-have book for the traveling food lover. Survey the gourmet treasures to be found in homey bistros within a stone's throw of the Bastille, the local markets on the Left Bank, or the delicacies in the well-heeled precincts near the Eiffel Tower. Each neighborhood's best restaurants, cafes, markets, and specialty shops are keyed to the other major sights most visitors are sure to want to see while in town, so you will certainly be able to blend a culinary tour with shopping, museums and sightseeing. Noted food writer Kate Whiteman approaches each entry with a discerning palate and a vast array of experience and local knowledge. You won't miss the out-of-the-way spots or unusual local delicacies. To keep the memory of Paris alive after you have unpacked your bags again, she includes forty recipes so that you can even eat like a Parisian at home.
This is a comprehensive visual identifier to the cheeses of the world with advice on selecting, preparing and cooking techniques. It is an indispensable, fully illustrated and updated reference source to the cheeses of the world. It includes expert descriptions of the colour, texture, taste and background of each cheese. It explores a wide variety of cheeses from around the globe, from France, Italy, Britain and the USA to the artisan producers of Denmark, Belgium and India. It features well-known international favourites such as crumbly English Cheddar and creamy French Brie to the more unusual, but equally delicious, Tutunmaa from Finland or Asadero from Mexico. It shows you how to create the perfect cheeseboard, and includes advice on which wines to serve with cheese. This extensive guide provides all-important information on what to look for when buying cheese; how to select the ideal cheese for cooking or eating; and, how to serve it, and how to store it. This stunning visual directory offers a comprehensive survey of the world's classic and modern cheeses, covering all the major producers. Essential details on each cheese describe its taste, appearance and texture; whether it is pasteurised, unpasteurised or vegetarian; and what it is best used for, be it grilling, baking, grating, sauces or salads. With over 300 wonderful photographs and clear authoritative advice, this classic reference book from one of the world's foremost cheese experts will help you to explore the versatility of this superb ingredient.
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