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A collection of 100 recipes for anyone who wants to cook traditional Mexican food in all its surprising freshness and variety, ranging from the simplest dishes to more complex ones, and including both the classic and the lesser-known regional gems of this cuisine.
Nopalito provides a snapshot of regional Mexican cuisine from the perspective of Gonzalo Guzman, head chef at San Francisco's popular restaurant of the same name. With recipes for 100 traditional Mexican dishes (but through a California lens) from Puebla, Mexico City, Michoacán, the Yucatán, and beyond--including many recipes from the author's hometown of Veracruz--this beautifully photographed cookbook brings the warmth of Mexican cooking into the kitchens of home cooks. The book includes fundamental techniques of Mexican cuisine, insights into Mexican food and culture, and favorite recipes from Nopalito.
Ten Speed Press | Hardcover | 241
I Dream of Dinner
I Dream of Dinner (so You Don't Have To)
Low-Effort, High-Reward Recipes: A Cookbook
by Ali Slagle Published byClarkson Potter. Cover:Hardcover Pages: 400
About the Book
150 fast and flexible recipes to use what you have and make what you want, from New York Times contributor Ali Slagle
With minimal ingredients and maximum joy in mind, Ali Slagle’s no-nonsense, completely delicious recipes are ideal for dinner tonight—and every single night. Like she does with her instantly beloved recipes in the New York Times, Ali combines readily available, inexpensive ingredients in clever, uncomplicated ways for meals that spark everyday magic. Maybe it’s Fish & Chips Tacos tonight, a bowl of Olive Oil-Braised Chickpeas tomorrow, and Farro Carbonara forever and ever. All come together with fewer than eight ingredients and forty-five minutes, using one or two pots and pans. Half the recipes are plant-based, too.
Organized by main ingredients like eggs, noodles, beans, and chicken, chapters include quick tricks for riffable cooking methods and flavor combinations so that dinner bends to your life, not the other way around (no meal-planning required!). Whether in need of comfort and calm, fire and fun—directions to cling to, or the inspiration to wing it—I Dream of Dinner (so You Don’t Have To) is the only phone-a-friend you need. That’s because Ali, a home cook turned recipe developer, guides with a reassuring calm, puckish curiosity, and desire for everyone, everywhere, to make great food—and fast. (Phew!)
The Art of Simple Food
The Art of Simple Food
Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden
byAlice Waters, Patricia Curtan, Kelsie Kerr and Fritz Streiff. Published byClarkson Potter. Cover:Hardcover Pages: 448
The first cookbook from cult yakitori restaurant Yardbird in Hong Kong puts the spotlight on chicken - taking grilling to a whole new level
Chicken is the world's best loved meat, and yakitori is one of the simplest, healthiest ways to cook it. At Yardbird in Hong Kong, Canadian chef Matt Abergel has put yakitori on the global culinary map. Here, in vivid style, with strong visual references to Abergel's passion for skateboarding, he reveals the magic behind the restaurant's signature recipes, together with detailed explanations of how they source, butcher, skewer, and cook the birds with no need for special equipment. Fire up the grill, and enjoy. The first comprehensive book about yakitori to be published in English, this book will appeal to home cooks and professional chefs alike.
Hardcover | Phaidon Press | 240 pages
Japanese Home Cooking
Japanese Home Cooking
Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors
by Sonoko Sakai and Rick Poon
From the publisher:
The essential guide to Japanese home cooking—the ingredients, techniques, and over 100 recipes—for seasoned cooks and beginners who are craving authentic Japanese flavors.
Using high-quality, seasonal ingredients in simple preparations, Sonoko Sakai offers recipes with a gentle voice and a passion for authentic Japanese cooking. Beginning with the pantry, the flavors of this cuisine are explored alongside fundamental recipes, such as dashi and pickles, and traditional techniques, like making noodles and properly cooking rice. Use these building blocks to cook an abundance of everyday recipes with dishes like Grilled Onigiri (rice balls) and Japanese Chicken Curry.
From there, the book expands into an exploration of dishes organized by breakfast; vegetables and grains; meat; fish; noodles, dumplings, and savory pancakes; and sweets and beverages. With classic dishes like Kenchin-jiru (Hearty Vegetable Soup with Sobagaki Buckwheat Dumplings), Temaki Zushi (Sushi Hand Rolls), and Oden (Vegetable, Seafood, and Meat Hot Pot) to more inventive dishes like Mochi Waffles with Tatsuta (Fried Chicken) and Maple Yuzu Kosho, First Garden Soba Salad with Lemon-White Miso Vinaigrette, and Amazake (Fermented Rice Drink) Ice Pops with Pickled Cherry Blossoms this is a rich guide to Japanese home cooking. Featuring stunning photographs by Rick Poon, the book also includes stories of food purveyors in California and Japan. This is a generous and authoritative book that will appeal to home cooks of all levels.
A collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times bestselling author of Plenty, one of the most lauded cookbooks of 2011.
In Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi reteams with his friend (and co-owner of his restaurants), Sami Tamimi, to explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city--with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, Arab, Christian, and Armenian communities. Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year--Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This cookbook offers recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspectives including Charred Baby Okra with Tomato and Preserved Lemon, Braised Lamb Meatballs with Sour Cherries, and Clementine and Almond Cake. With five bustling restaurants in London and two stellar cookbooks, Ottolenghi is one of the most respected chefs in the world; Jerusalem is his most personal, original, and beautiful cookbook yet.
In his eagerly awaited first cookbook, award-winning chef Charles Phan introduces traditional Vietnamese cooking to home cooks by focusing on fundamental techniques and ingredients.
Now people can enjoy the bold, spicy, fresh flavors of Vietnamese food at home with this authoritative reference from celebrated chef Charles Phan. Organized around the major techniques--frying, steaming, braising, and stir-frying--Vietnamese Cooking includes 125 recipes such as Gulf Shrimp and Baby Bok Choy Stir-Fry, Crispy Stuffed Quail with Glass Noodles, and Green Papaya Salad, plus master recipes for stocks and sauces, a photo ID guide to ingredients, and a chapter on Vietnamese street food. Infused with the author's stories and experience, from his early days as a refugee to his current culinary success, Vietnamese Cooking is a personal and accessible guide to authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
Artisan | Hardcover | 222 Pages
Sharp: The Definitive Guide to Knives, Knife Care, and Cutting Techniques, with Recipes from Great Chefs
Author: Josh Donald with Molly Gore
From the publisher:
Sharp is a knife skills class in book form and an introduction to the best knives you can buy from all over the world. From a premier knife purveyor and go-to knives expert, this comprehensive guide details the elements of buying and caring for good knives, including sharpening and knife skills. Step-by-step instructions and photography cover a range of techniques with 15 recipes from great chefs—including Stuart Brioza of State Bird Provisions and Melissa Perello of Frances—which feature all the cuts that mark an accomplished cook. Sharply packaged with a textured cover, a foil spine, and more than 150 striking photographs of knifemakers, coveted knives, and beautiful food, this is the cookbook, handbook, and visual journey for anyone wanting to hone their skills in the kitchen.
From America's most influential cocktail bar, a playbook for home bartenders who want to take their drinks to the next level, featuring hundreds of the signature recipes that keep Death & Co top of class.
In this stunning new offering from the authors of the bestselling Death & Co and James Beard Book of the Year Cocktail Codex, you'll find everything you need to make and serve impressive drinks at home. It begins with a boot camp of sorts, where you follow the same steps a new Death & Co bartender would, learning how to select ingredients, develop your palate, understand what makes a great cocktail work, mix drinks accurately, create a cocktail menu, and much more.
More than 400 recipes anchor the book, including classics, low-ABV drinks, non-alcoholic cocktails, and hundreds of the signature creations the Death & Co teams in New York, Denver, and Los Angeles have developed over the past seven years, including the Telegraph and Buko Gimlet. The Cocktails at Home section teaches you how to scale up recipes for larger gatherings, fill your freezer with ready-to-pour mixtures, and throw a party where you can actually spend more time with your guests than prepping drinks.
And when you're ready to create your own recipes, the Death & Co crew pulls back the curtain on their cocktail development program, with plenty of strategies and the opportunity to mix and taste along with the staff. Featuring hundreds of photographs and illustrations, this comprehensive, visually arresting manual is destined to break new ground in home bars across the world.
Ten Speed Press | Hardcover | 320 pages
The New Rules Of Cheese
The New Rules of Cheese
A Freewheeling and Informative Guide
From the publisher:
A fun and quirky guide to the essential rules for enjoying cheese, including tips on selecting and tasting different varieties, serving and pairing cheeses, as well as a brief history on cheese and a rundown of how cheeses are made.
This richly illustrated book from a lauded cheesemonger--perfect for all cheese fans, from newcomers to experts--teaches you how to make a stylish cheese platter, repurpose nibs and bits of leftover cheese into something delicious, and expand your cheese palate and taste cheeses properly. Alongside the history and fundamentals of cheese-making, you'll even learn why cheese is actually good for you (and doesn't make you fat!), find enlightenment on the great dairy debate--pasteurized versus not pasteurized--and improve your cheese vocabulary with a handy lexicon chart.
Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed | Hardcover | 160 pages
The Spirit and Craft of Italy's Greatest Food, with Recipes
by Missy Robbins and Talia Baiocchi.
Published by Ten Speed Press. Cover: Hardcover Pages: 416
by Noor Murad and Yotam Ottolenghi. Published by Clarkson Potter Cover: Paperback Pages: 256
From the publisher:
Led by Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad, the revered team of chefs at the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen gives everyday home cooks the accessible yet innovative Middle Eastern-inspired recipes they need to put dinner on the table with less stress and less fuss in a convenient, flexibound package. With fit-for-real-life chapters like “The Freezer Is Your Friend,” “That One Shelf in the Back of Your Pantry,” and “Who Does the Dishes?” (a.k.a. One-Pot Meals), Shelf Love teaches readers how to flex with fewer ingredients, get creative with their pantry staples, and add playful twists to familiar classics.
All the signature Ottolenghi touches fans love are here—big flavors, veggie-forward appeal, diverse influences—but are distilled to maximize ease and creative versatility. These dishes pack all the punch and edge you expect from Ottolenghi, using what you’ve got to hand—that last can of chickpeas or bag of frozen peas—without extra trips to the grocery store. Humble ingredients and crowd-pleasing recipes abound, including All-the-Herbs Dumplings with Caramelized Onions, Mac and Cheese with Za’atar Pesto, Cacio e Pepe Chickpeas, and Crispy Spaghetti and Chicken.
With accessible recipe features like MIYO (Make It Your Own) that encourage ingredient swaps and a whimsical, lighthearted spirit, the fresh voices of the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen will deliver kitchen confidence and joyful inspiration to new and old fans alike.
Red Sauce Classics and New Essentials
Author: Angie Rito, Scott Tacinelli
From the publisher:
Reimagine Italian American cooking with more than 125 recipes rich with flavor and nostalgiafrom the celebrated husband-and-wife chef team of Don Angie in New York City.
The words “red sauce” alone conjure images of an Italian American table full of antipasti both hot and cold, whisked off to make room for decadent baked pastas topped with molten cheese, all before a procession of chicken parm or pork chops all pizzaiola—and we haven't even gotten to dessert. It’s old-school cooking beloved by many, and imbued with a deep sense of family. In Italian American, Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli, the chefs of critically acclaimed Don Angie in New York City's West Village, reinvigorate the genre with a modern point of view that proudly straddles the line between Italian and American. They present family classics passed down through generations side by side with creative spins and riffs inspired by influences both old and new. These comforting dishes feel familiar but are far from expected, including their signature pinwheel lasagna, ribs glazed with orange and Campari, shrimp parm meatballs, and a cheesy, bubbling gratin of broccoli rabe and sharp provolone.
Rich with family history and recipes that will inspire a new generation, Italian American provides an essential, spirited introduction to an unforgettable way of cooking.
Clarkson Potter | Hardcover | 320 pages
The New Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone
The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
From the publisher:
A revised edition of the landmark, award-winning cookbook from America's leading authority on vegetarian cooking features over 200 new recipes and a new introduction by the author.
What Julia Child is to French cooking, Deborah Madison is to vegetarian cooking--a demystifier and definitive guide to the subject. After her many years as a teacher and writer, she realized that there was no comprehensive primer for vegetarian cooking, no single book that taught vegetarians basic cooking techniques, how to combine ingredients, and how to present vegetarian dishes with style. Originally published in 1997, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone was both ahead of its time and an instant classic, and has endured as one of the world's most popular vegetarian cookbooks. Featuring over 1,600 recipes suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and everyone who loves fresh produce and good food, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is as full of practical information as it is inspiring, a treasure from a truly irreplaceable culinary voice.