Summer Cooking

Author: Chicago Tribune

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 1572847565

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

View: 5263


Seasonal recipes for summer dining, from cookout staples to cocktails—selected by the award-wining food writers of the Chicago Tribune. All year long, we look forward to a summertime filled with cookouts, picnics, beach trips, and dinner parties on the patio. From the first flower’s bloom to the moment the leaves begin to turn, the summer season is always an exciting dash to spend time outside with good friends and family. While the winter months are filled with hearty roasts and warm stews, recipes for summer should adapt to our on-the-go plans and impromptu outdoor parties. Summer Cooking: Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Picnics, Patios, Grilling and More is a one-of-a-kind guide for preparing delicious food that perfectly complements these warm summer days. Collected from the Chicago Tribune’s extensive database of kitchen-tested recipes, this collection of portable appetizers, quick salads, grilled entrées, creative sides, and refreshing cocktails are ideal for anywhere the summer season takes you. Featuring more than one-hundred recipes, full-color photography, and easy-to-follow directions, Summer Cooking is sure to fulfill all your summer dining needs. This book gives readers plenty of recipes that don’t need the oven, can be made outdoors or inside, and use fresh seasonal ingredients. The Chicago Tribune is one of the few newspapers that still operates its own test kitchen, and all of these recipes have been carefully curated by their award-winning staff of food writers and editors. If readers use one cookbook for this summer, it should be this well-tested collection of eclectic recipes from a trusted group of experts.

The Accidental Gourmet Weekends and Holidays

Author: Suzannah Sloan,Sally Sondheim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451603657

Category: Cooking

Page: 544

View: 5500


From the authors of The Accidental Gourmet Weeknights come 52 elegant Saturday company dinners, 52 comforting Sunday family suppers, and 23 holiday feasts. In The Accidental Gourmet Weeknights, Sally Sondheim and Suzannah Sloan showed time-pressed cooks how to redefine their relationship with their kitchens and create stress-free, fuss-free family meals every weeknight of the year. But Sondheim and Sloan know that feeding family and friends on weekends and holidays, when expectations are higher, can be equally challenging. In The Accidental Gourmet Weekends and Holidays, they now complete the year by giving home cooks everywhere a foolproof way to put a delicious meal on the table every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday, even with limited time and resources. The secret? Sondheim and Sloan have redesigned old-fashioned home cooking to fit perfectly into today's often hectic, fragmented lifestyle in an easy-to-follow format that allows cooks of all levels to achieve spectacular results. The taste that used to take grandma days to prepare can now be on the table in a matter of hours. Every meal is composed of main, side, and dessert dishes that have been carefully chosen to complement one another, take advantage of seasonal ingredients, minimize kitchen time, and maximize enjoyment. Each menu comes with a convenient, comprehensive, and organized shopping list and a step-by-step countdown to ensure that dinner gets to the table in the right order and at the right temperature. Having a dinner party on Saturday night? Serve roast capon with a dark cherry sauce, accompanied by herbed asparagus; hearts of palm salad with tarragon dressing; and chocolate-glazed, custard-filled pound cake. Or how about salmon steaks crusted with pepper and served with orange sauce, accompanied by sherried carrots, a bean sprout salad, and a frosted chocolate-mint cake? A family gathering on Sunday evening might offer maple-glazed ham steaks with a creamy potato casserole, green beans in a tangy mustard sauce, and a strawberry-rhubarb crisp or a chicken and vegetable stew, sour cream muffins, and apple dumplings. There are also special, sumptuous meals for holidays and celebrations. No matter the occasion, The Accidental Gourmet Weekends and Holidays is the one book that will guarantee a memorable meal every time.

Good Eating's Seasonal Salads

Author: Chicago Tribune Staff

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 1572844264

Category: Cooking

Page: 150

View: 5748


Good Eating’s Seasonal Salads is a collection of 90 delicious recipes from the Chicago Tribune’s Good Eating section that are perfect as exciting side dishes or full, healthy meals. Making use of fresh in-season ingredients, this eclectic assortment of salads features flavorful options for every month of the year. Salads range in style and substance, from practical and quick to creative and gourmet, light and simple to hearty and robust, and from classic stand-bys to unique innovations. Each recipe provides a series of healthy eating tips and is grouped into categories based on its main ingredients, including greens, vegetables, potatoes, eggs, poultry, meat, seafood, rice, grains, beans, pasta, fruit, and dressings. Especially useful is the book’s broad selection of winter salads, including delicious whole-grain salads and tips on seasonal produce. Each section is introduced by an entertaining narrative passage informing readers on topics such as the rise in popularity of Romaine lettuce and kale or the history behind the Caesar and Cobb salads. Good Eating’s Seasonal Salads also offers the culinary creations of several experienced cooks who provide their own perspectives and voice to the recipes. Salads are versatile and healthful options for snacks or meals, lunch or dinner, summer or winter, and they let home cooks save money by creatively using leftovers in refreshing ways. Good Eating’s Seasonal Salads is ideal for novice and expert home cooks alike who are looking to prepare healthy, inexpensive, and appetizing salads using the freshest year-round ingredients.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cooking for Two

Author: Ellen Brown

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241882532

Category: Cooking

Page: 411

View: 8355


Perfect for young working couples and empty-nesters! This book offers familiar favorites and new dishes to tempt your taste buds - all specially developed to serve two, without dealing with leftovers for the next week. Each recipe is created to maximize ingredients and minimize spending, so you buy only what you need, and use all of what you bought. --Ideal for young couples who both work, as well as empty-nesters or a parent and child who are interested in great recipes --Each recipe includes an icon for quick reference to help you decide which dishes best fit the occasion, and features variations sure to please anyone's palate --Recipes are quick and easy, but do not rely on prepackaged foods --Includes recipes for small-batch baking

The Men's Health Big Book of Food & Nutrition

Author: Editors of Men's Health Magazi,Joel Weber

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609617576

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 3959


In the aisles of the grocery store, the menus of chain restaurants, even in one's own refrigerator, confusion about how to eat right reigns: Is low-carb good or is carbo-loading the better way to go? Fat-free or sugar-free? And when did those dreaded eggs become a health food? Americans are hungrier than ever for clear-cut answers to their most perplexing food questions, but a private nutritionist or a membership in a diet club are expensive luxuries. What you really need is an authoritative, encyclopedic source at your fingertips. The Men's Health Big Book of Nutrition is the ultimate guide to shopping, dining, and cooking for bigger flavor-and a leaner body. It answers the ongoing demand for definitive information about the food we eat and taps into a readership hungry for final-word answers. Filled with easy-to-swallow eating strategies--and backed by groundbreaking studies and interviews with the world's most authoritative nutrition researchers--The Men's Health Big Book of Food & Nutrition will help you discover just how easy it is to unlock the power of food and stay healthy for life.

Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem

Author: Dale Shaw

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0752266306

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 4342


'Very funny book alert!' Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina 'Made me chuckle heartily!' Greg Jenner, author of A Million Years Years in a Day 'It's such a good idea. Were it not for my excellent bladder control, I would have weed myself' Stuart Heritage From God ‘Best Size for a Bang?’ via Dickens ‘Things Urchins Say’, Henry VIII 'Breaking Bad News to women from Cleeves' and Karl Marx 'Cheating at Monopoly', here are the greatest moments from history as told through internet search histories. Following on from classic humour titles such as 1066 and all that and An Utterly Impartial History of Britain comes Dale Shaw's brilliant new take on all the funniest moments from the past - the perfect gift for any history buff who wants a chuckle.

Good Eating's Classic Home Recipes

Author: Chicago Tribune Staff

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 1572844302

Category: Cooking

Page: 316

View: 1186


Good Eating’s Classic Home Recipes offers a comprehensive collection of side dishes, meals, and desserts that were compiled from over 25 years of food reporting by the Chicago Tribune. It includes many heirloom family recipes submitted directly by Tribune readers, from comforting classics and gourmet twists on popular recipes, to culturally unique dishes as diverse as Chicago itself. With helpful recipe introductions and tips from food editors, Good Eating's Classic Home Recipes is perfect for anyone searching for old favorites and new standards alike. This book features a rich array of breakfast and brunch dishes, soups and salads, pastas, poultry, beef, breads, as well as cakes and pies—plenty of choices for any home cook looking for inspiration in the kitchen. Sweet and savory options for every meal makes Good Eating's Classic Home Recipes a must-have resource for holiday cooking, and dishes such as “Cheesy Grits” or “Slow-Cooker Beef and Guinness Stew” are perfect to be shared with family and friends for holidays, parties, and gatherings of any kind.

The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone

Author: Shashi Tharoor

Publisher: Skyhorse + ORM

ISBN: 1628721561

Category: History

Page: 519

View: 7389


An overview of the nation’s politics, economics, culture, society, and sports by an author whose work “has been an illuminating introduction to India” (Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22). In recent years, the country of India has evolved from a poverty-stricken sleeping giant into a world leader in science and technology that now boasts a middle class of over 300 million people—almost as large as the entire population of the United States. Here, Shashi Tharoor—one of the subcontinent’s most respected writers and diplomats—offers revealing insights into this complex, multifaceted land, which despite its dazzling diversity of languages, customs, and cultures remains the world’s largest democracy more than seventy years after its founding. Combining hard facts and statistics with personal observation, Tharoor discusses the strengths and weaknesses of his rapidly evolving homeland in “a fascinating portrait of Indian society” (Publishers Weekly).

$3 Chicken Meals

Author: Ellen Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762762136

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

View: 6695


It is not your imagination playing tricks on you if you are in sticker shock in the supermarket check-out lane - food prices are skyrocketing. And not only is food more expensive than ever, but we all have less time than ever before. The solution to the problem is $3 Chicken Meals. This collection of 250-plus recipes has main course entrees that are less than $3 a serving to prepare. That's less than the cost of a decent-size burger at a fast-food drive-through. And all can be prepared in less time than it takes to have a pizza delivered!

Good Eats (Text-Only Edition)

Author: Alton Brown

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1647001145

Category: Cooking

Page: 396

View: 594


This quintessential food-science-and-cooking-technique title is now available in ebook! Alton Brown is a great cook, a very funny guy, and—underneath it all—a science geek who's as interested in the chemistry of cooking as he is in eating. (Well, almost.) At long last, the book that Brown's legions of fans have cooked from and celebrated and spilled stuff on for years is available as an ebook, providing a brighter, shinier record of his long-running, award-winning Food Network TV series, Good Eats. From "Pork Fiction" (on baby back ribs), to "Citizen Cane" (on caramel sauce), to "Oat Cuisine" (on oatmeal), every hilarious episode is represented. The book contains more than 140 recipes and some helpful illustrations, along with explanations of techniques, lots of food-science information (of course!), and more food puns, food jokes, and food trivia than you can shake a wooden spoon at.