Maestro Martino of Como has been called the first celebrity chef, and his extraordinary treatise on Renaissance cookery, The Art of Cooking, is the first known culinary guide to specify ingredients, cooking times and techniques, utensils, and amounts. This vibrant document is also essential to understanding the forms of conviviality developed in Central Italy during the Renaissance, as well as their sociopolitical implications. In addition to the original text, this first complete English translation of the work includes a historical essay by Luigi Ballerini and fifty modernized recipes by acclaimed Italian chef Stefania Barzini. The Art of Cooking, unlike the culinary manuals of the time, is a true gastronomic lexicon, surprisingly like a modern cookbook in identifying the quantity and kinds of ingredients in each dish, the proper procedure for cooking them, and the time required, as well as including many of the secrets of a culinary expert. In his lively introduction, Luigi Ballerini places Maestro Martino in the complicated context of his time and place and guides the reader through the complexities of Italian and papal politics. Stefania Barzini's modernized recipes that follow the text bring the tastes of the original dishes into line with modern tastes. Her knowledgeable explanations of how she has adapted the recipes to the contemporary palate are models of their kind and will inspire readers to recreate these classic dishes in their own kitchens. Jeremy Parzen's translation is the first to gather the entire corpus of Martino's legacy.
In the early 1970s, in the midst of a body of work linking cuisine, cooking, women, labor, imperialism, and even photography, Martha Rosler wrote The Art of Cooking, a mock dialogue between Julia Child, the pioneer television chef schooling Americans in how to produce haute cuisine at home, and then New York Times restaurant critic Craig Claiborne. Here published in full for the first time, The Art of Cooking consists in large part of quotations from books on cuisine and cooking from various eras redirected toward a discussion of the role of taste in art. In its focus on the figure of the housewifely woman cooking for TV, The Art of Cooking brings to mind Rosler's celebrated video Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975). But like her 1977 video Losing: A Conversation with the Parents, this conversation is an absurdist reimagining of the confrontation between male and female discursive strategies and subject positions, centering on and departing from cultural uses of food. It is also a further chapter in her challenge to (Kantian-derived) Modernist notions of separation and her interrogation of hierarchies of taste and value, especially in relation to art--a sequence that included Monumental Garage Sale of 1973. In each case, feminism and performance are fused with conceptual art strategies and neo-avantgardist aims of bridging the boundaries between art and everyday life. Written when cooking and cuisine were first being marketed as a social good and a cultural necessity to educated housewives and well-heeled diners alike, The Art of Cooking reflects the rapid rise in sales of cookbooks lavishly illustrated with newly perfected color printing. These blockbusters touted regional and national cuisines to provide a freshly affluent middle class with an aspirational cosmopolitanism often expressed only as a kind of armchair tourism. In the current moment of renewed food fixations and fetishisms, and the widening cult of celebrity chefs, while culinary selections are threatening to displace most other aesthetic choices, The Art of Cooking provides a sideways glance at the rhetorics brought to bear on these adventures in production, consumption, and daily life.
The master cook who worked in the noble kitchens of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries had to be both practical and knowledgeable. His apprenticeship acquainted him with a range of culinary skills and a wide repertoire of seasonal dishes, but he was also required to understand the inherent qualities of the foodstuffs he handled, as determined by contemporary medical theories, and to know the lean-day strictures of the Church. Research in original manuscript sources makes this a fascinating and authoritative study where little hard fact had previously existed.
"Revised and republished many times since its 1747 debut, this cookbook was a bestseller in England and the United States for more than 100 years. Author Hannah Glasse dismisses French cookery as fussy and expensive, focusing instead on standards of Anglo-American cuisine. Simple dishes, from soups to cakes, feature straightforward directions"--
In Japan, the preparation of miso has been considered an art form for centuries. Through a unique double-fermentation process, soybeans and grains are transformed into this wondrous food. As a food, miso can be used in a wide variety of savory and satisfying dishes. As a folk remedy, it has been used to treat poor digestion, cancer, radiation sickness, tobacco poisoning, and even low libido--and its healing properties have been confirmed by modern science. The Miso Book begins with miso basics--the different types, the various manufacturing methods, and miso's role in maintaining good health. Also presented are directions for making miso at home. The recipe section provides information on the cooking and blending qualities of different types of miso, on which types of miso work best with various foods, and on how to use different misos as dairy and meat substitutes, plus over 100 recipes.--From publisher description.
"For the millions of diabetics, this should be a godsend" (Consumer Digest). This completely revised and updated edition of the popular cookbook features 350 flavorable, low-calorie, low-fat, high-fiber recipes, plus extensive food exchange listings and nutritional values. Foreword by Norbert Freinkel, M.D., past President of the American Diabetes Association.
" ....a brilliant marriage of historical picture research, well-chosen recipes, and historical narrative..." Taste " ...the best single treatment of British food history that we have seen for years - or possibly ever." Anne Willan, Petits Propos Culinaires A reissue of the classic reference work on the history of cooking and eating. Behind the curious ingredients and mysterious language of old cookery books lies a completely different world, where the foods that we take for granted were often not available, their preparation, cooking and preservation were laborious and skilful tasks, and the art of dining reflected social attitudes quite removed from modern culinary practice. The Art of Dining includes historical recipes, together with their modern adaptations and covers Medieval, EarlyTudor, Elizabethan, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods. Sara Paston-Williams has used the great wealth of National Trust houses and records to produce this wonderful book which is a feast for the eye as well as a fascinating guide to all the arts of dining.
The Art of Cookery is the only book of its kind to have come out of an English religious community. It is also that very rare thing, a cookery book of the English eighteenth century that has the author's own recipes throughout: nothing seems to have been plagiarised or borrowed from other writers. The Dean of Durham Cathedral had a lavish grant for entertaining, and his generous hospitality meant that his cook had to cater for all levels of society, from canons of the Cathedral with sophisticated tastes, such as the gourmand Dr Jacques Sterne, to tradesmen, poor widows, and those of even more modest status. Thacker's book keeps many pre-Reformation recipes and thus shows the gradual transition in the Cathedral's eating habits. The well-known food historian Ivan Day examines the recipes, and his researches reveal the remarkable tradition of ecclesiastical hospitality that survived at Durham for more than eight hundred years. The great kitchen (shown on the cover) was in use until 1940.
Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere, wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, with the right instruction. And here is the book that, for forty years, has been teaching Americans how.Mastering the Art of French Cooking is for both seasoned cooks and beginners who love good food and long to reproduce at home the savory delights of the classic cuisine, from the historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. This beautiful book, with more than one hundred instructive illustrations, is revolutionary in its approach because: It leads the cook infallibly from the buying and handling of raw ingredients, through each essential step of a recipe, to the final creation of a delicate confection. It breaks down the classic cuisine into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of recipes; the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations bound to increase anyone s culinary repertoire.
Anyone with half a taste bud knows the difference a good charcoal fire can make. There is no mistaking the effects of its woodsy aromas or the primordial satisfaction of grilling over crackling flames and glowing embers. Now Weber, the inventor of the first covered charcoal grill, presents the definitive book on this unique grilling style, which lately has been surging in popularity. Thoroughly researched and handsomely designed, Webers Charcoal Grilling cookbook holds the most captivating examples of charcoal grilling and authentic barbecue from around the globe. More than 100 triple-tested recipes take readers through the full range of a charcoal grills versatility, including seared steaks, roasted vegetables, smoked fish, barbecued ribs, wood-fired pizzas, and much more. The pages of Webers Charcoal Grilling cookbook dazzle with more than 150 color photographs, one for each recipe, plus many more for illustrating essential grilling techniques and barbecue secrets. Additional photos and stories document a culture woven together by unforgettable personalities, an amazing culinary history, and a passionate appreciation for cooking over a live fire.
If you would like to learn basic cooking skills that will allow you to make a meal from scratch using only existing ingredients and basic utensils, then you are in the right place!This book was engendered from the need for people to be able to learn the art of cooking without fancy recipes, exotic ingredients and expensive kitchen gadgetry.When you look at most traditional recipe books, you would be tempted to believe that only Cordon Bleu chefs and million dollar kitchens can produce acceptable results.
A Modern Guide to Preparing and Styling Delicious Food
Author: Frankie Unsworth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
For food that's as beautiful as any photograph - and tastes every bit as good as it looks. 'A great book, full of unsurprisingly wonderful photographs... even the most lumbering home cooks can create beautiful dishes' The Sunday Times Magazine 'This ravishing book is a tribute to the passion, flair and creativity with which Frankie transforms my piles of recipes, bringing their 3D tapestry to life so brilliantly and palpably in my books. Revealing her tricks and tips, with delicious, achievable recipes, her book is as beautifully written as it is to behold' Michel Roux, O.B.E. It's true that 'we eat with our eyes'. This beautiful, clever book provides a fantastic toolkit straight from the world of professional food styling, and it promises to change the way you cook for ever. The recipes in The New Art of Cooking include all the little preparation, cooking and serving details that make a difference to the end result: without even trying you'll pick up tips that can be applied to the rest of your repertoire. Recipes include beetroot soup with cream clouds; sticky baked feta with radicchio cups; bittersweet salad with whipped goat's cheese; pork belly roast with shaken rhubarb; fancy puff-pastry fish pie; chocolate mousse with crushed praline; salted caramel wedding cake; and strawberries and cream ice lollies. From simple workday suppers to indulgent feasts for friends and family, this is an approach that will make your cooking look better than ever and taste wonderful too.
Comprising Ample Directions for Preparing Every Article Requisite for Furnishing the Tables of the Nobleman, Gentleman and Tradesman
Author: John Mollard
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
An elaborate cookery book from the ninteenth century which was originally written to refine the meals of the English upper classes. "The preceding hints and subsequent directions, it is hoped, will prove fully adequate to perfection in cookery; the work being entirely divested of the many useless receipts from other professions, ... and nothing inserted but what has an immediate reference to the art itself." John Mollard
Alain Passard is the chef who astonished the food world in 2000 by removing red meat from his three-Michelin-starred Paris restaurant L'Arpège, and dedicating himself to cooking with vegetables, supplied exclusively from his own organic farm. Today L'Arpège is widely acknowledged as one of the world's great restaurants, while its visionary owner has inspired a new generation of chefs. Here is a collection of forty-eight wonderful recipes illustrated with Alain Passard's own joyful collages. The Art of Cooking with Vegetables is made up of unexpected combinations, complex flavors created with a few simple elements, a passion for fresh and seasonal ingredients. Simple, and simply perfect.