Chicken with Plums

Author: Marjane Satrapi

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 84

View: 1798


The author relates the story of her great-uncle, Nasser Ali Khan, one of Iran's most acclaimed musicians, who discovers that his beloved instrument has been irrevocably damaged and renounces the world, its pleasures, and life itself.

Dinner

Author: Melissa Clark

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0553448242

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 6905


200+ inventive yet straightforward recipes that will make anyone a better and more confident cook, from a James Beard Award–winning chef “Everything I want for my dinner—dishes which are familiar but fresh, approachable but exciting.”—Yotam Ottolenghi Dinner has the range and authority—and Melissa Clark’s trademark warmth—of an instant classic. With more than 200 all-new recipes, Dinner is about options: inherently simple recipes that you can make any night of the week. Each recipe in this book is meant to be dinner—one fantastic dish that is so satisfying and flavor-forward it can stand alone—maybe with a little salad or some bread on the side. This is what Melissa Clark means by changing the game. Organized by main ingredient—chicken, meat, fish and seafood, eggs, pasta and noodles, tofu, vegetable dinners, grains, pizza, soups, and salads that mean it—Dinner covers an astonishing breadth of ideas about just what dinner can be. There is something for every mood, season, and the amount of time you have: sheet pan chicken laced with spicy harissa, burgers amped with chorizo, curried lentils with poached eggs, to name just a few dishes in this indispensable collection. Here, too, are easy flourishes that make dinner exceptional: stir charred lemon into pasta, toss creamy Caesar-like dressing on a grain bowl. Melissa Clark’s mission is to help anyone, whether a novice or an experienced home cook, figure out what to have for dinner without ever settling on fallbacks.

The New Book of Middle Eastern Food

Author: Claudia Roden

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307558568

Category: Cooking

Page: 528

View: 2573


The definitive volume on Middle Eastern cooking, a modern classic from the award-winning, bestselling author of The Book of Jewish Food and Claudia Roden's Mediterranean Originally published in 1972 and hailed by James Beard as "a landmark in the field of cookery," this new version represents the accumulation of the author's years of extensive travel throughout the ever-changing landscape of the Middle East, gathering recipes and stories. Now featuring more than 800 recipes, including the aromatic variations that accent a dish and define the country of origin: fried garlic and cumin and coriander from Egypt, cinnamon and allspice from Turkey, sumac and tamarind from Syria and Lebanon, pomegranate syrup from Iran, preserved lemon and harissa from North Africa. Claudia Roden has worked out simpler approaches to traditional dishes, using healthier ingredients and time-saving methods without ever sacrificing any of the extraordinary flavor, freshness, and texture that distinguish the cooking of this part of the world. Throughout these pages she draws on all four of the region's major cooking styles: • The refined haute cuisine of Iran, based on rice exquisitely prepared and embellished with a range of meats, vegetables, fruits, and nuts • Arab cooking from Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan—at its finest today, and a good source for vegetable and bulgur wheat dishes • The legendary Turkish cuisine, with its kebabs, wheat and rice dishes, yogurt salads, savory pies, and syrupy pastries • North African cooking, particularly the splendid fare of Morocco, with its heady mix of hot and sweet, orchestrated to perfection in its couscous dishes and tagines From the tantalizing mezze—succulent bites of filled fillo crescents and cigars, chopped salads, and stuffed morsels, as well as tahina, chickpeas, and eggplant in their many guises—to the skewered meats and savory stews and hearty grain and vegetable dishes, here is a rich array of Middle Eastern cooking.

Easy & Elegant

Author: Mindy Ginsberg

Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd

ISBN: 9789652293527

Category: Cooking

Page: 210

View: 6814


Here is an extraordinary collection of today's most popular gourmet dishes - American style with Israeli influences. Readers will be able to relax knowing that their next dinner or party will be easy to prepare while elegant in presentation. With color photographs and simple directions, you will create wonderful dishes that explore the gamut of delicacies. So the next time you feel like cooking, take along the author's experiences with exotic spices and sauces, advancing your recipes with a new ethnic flavor of Israel. Mindy Ginsberg is an imaginative cooking expert, who has lovingly assembled and shared over 30 years of proven recipes. She is based in New York and Tel Aviv and has had two previous cookbooks published in Israel in collaboration with Ruth Sirkus, Israel's best selling author of cookbooks.

Arabesque

Author: Claudia Roden

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405948515

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 3576


Discover the enchanting flavours of Turkey, Lebanon and Morocco in Arabesque, from the woman who revolutionised Western understanding of Middle Eastern cuisine The perfect gift that will take foodies everywhere on an unforgettable journey . . . 'Roden's great gift is to conjure up not just a cuisine but the culture from which it springs' Nigella Lawson ________ Arabesque is a tribute to the culinary histories and contemporary food of these fascinating countries, from the mezze dishes of Turkey and the sweet pastries of Lebanon to the unmistakable flavours and spices of Morocco. Inside you will find carefully curated histories, anecdotes and - most importantly - delicious recipes: From Morocco . . . · Tomatoes Stuffed with Roast Peppers, Tuna, Capers And Olives · Lamb Tagine with Potatoes and Peas · Walnut Pastries in Honey Syrup From Turkey . . . · Creamy Filo Spinach Pie · Roast Chicken With Pine Nut And Raisin Pilaf · Pistachio Cake From Lebanon . . . · Traditional Tabbouleh · Pan-Fried Red Mullet With Tahini Sauce · Almond Puff Pastry Pies In her inimitable style, in Arabesque Claudia Roden has created a passionate, evocative book full of stories, memories and delicious food. Praise for Claudia Roden: 'Claudia Roden's writing has the fascination of her conversation. Her books are treasure-houses of information and mines of literary pleasures' Observer 'Claudia Roden is no more a simple cookbook writer than Marcel Proust was a biscuit baker. She is, rather, memorialist, historian, ethnographer, anthropologist, essayist, poet . . .' Simon Schama 'Every one of Claudia's books introduced us to a delicious new world' Sam and Sam Clarke

Encyclopedia of Jewish Food

Author: Gil Marks

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0544186311

Category: Cooking

Page: 672

View: 4790


A comprehensive, A-to-Z guide to Jewish foods, recipes, and culinary traditions—from an author who is both a rabbi and a James Beard Award winner. Food is more than just sustenance. It’s a reflection of a community’s history, culture, and values. From India to Israel to the United States and everywhere in between, Jewish food appears in many different forms and variations, but all related in its fulfillment of kosher laws, Jewish rituals, and holiday traditions. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food explores unique cultural culinary traditions as well as those that unite the Jewish people. Alphabetical entries—from Afikomen and Almond to Yom Kippur and Za’atar—cover ingredients, dishes, holidays, and food traditions that are significant to Jewish communities around the world. This easy-to-use reference includes more than 650 entries, 300 recipes, plus illustrations and maps throughout. Both a comprehensive resource and fascinating reading, this book is perfect for Jewish cooks, food enthusiasts, historians, and anyone interested in Jewish history or food. It also serves as a treasure trove of trivia—for example, the Pilgrims learned how to make baked beans from Sephardim in Holland. From the author of such celebrated cookbooks as Olive Trees and Honey, the Encyclopedia of Jewish Food is an informative, eye-opening, and delicious guide to the culinary heart and soul of the Jewish people.

Cook Step by Step

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405365668

Category: Cooking

Page: 544

View: 5698


A new classic recipe bible Just learning to cook? Or are you a cook looking to learn new techniques? This step-by-step guide to cooking is invaluable. Cook Step-By-Step will help explain unfamiliar techniques and guide you through crucial parts of recipes and provide reassurance. Choose from 300 dishes, and get to grips with the step-by-step sequences for snacks starters and mains - subdivided into fish, meat, and meat-free dishes - as well as delicious desserts and baking. With reliable recipes, from internationally renowned cookery teacher and food writer Anne Willan, this will allow you to cook classic recipes perfectly and with confidence.

$10 Dinners

Author: Julie Grimes

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 0848757300

Category: Cooking

Page: 96

View: 1605


Being on a budget isn't always fun, but $10 Dinners shows you it doesn't have to bore your taste buds. This book shares how a family of four can eat extraordinary meals for $10 or less without sacrificing flavor or variety. Recipes are simple and written with the busy weeknight cook in mind. In chapter one, Secrets of a Supermarket Tightwad, Julie Grimes shares the budget secrets that make it all happen, including how to stock your pantry, how eating seasonally can save major bucks on the grocery bill, how budget-smart splurges can take an average dish to the next level, and how and where to find the best deals. Readers will find more than 100 dishes, such as Saut_ed Chicken with Sage Browned Butter, Korean-Style Beef Tacos, Summer Veggie Pizza, Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs, Penne Rigate with Spicy Sausage and Zucchini, and Braised Pork with Slow-Cooked Collards, Grits, and Tomato Gravy. Julie Grimes covers all the bases, from seafood, poultry, and meatless main dishes to pizza, pastas, soups, sandwiches and sides. She also shares how to entertain on a budget. Throw a fantastic dinner party for $25 or host Thanksgiving for under $50ãnever let a limited budget keep you from entertaining in style.