Author: Martha Rosler
Publisher: E-Flux Classics
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 First Modern Cookery Book
Author: Maestro Martino of Como
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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.
Author: Alain Passard,Alex Carlier
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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.
Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed
Author: Editors of MUNCHIES
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Based on the popular Munchies and Viceland television series Bong Appétit, this cannabis cookbook features 65 "high"-end recipes for sweet and savory dishes as well as cocktails. Inspired by the popular MUNCHIES and Viceland television series, Bong Appétit is the Joy of Cooking for a new generation interested in making serious, sophisticated food--with weed. Bong Appétit breaks down the science of infusing (oils, butters, milks, alcohol, and more) with cannabis, and offers recipes ranging from weed butter-basted chicken to weed chimichurri to weed brownie sundaes. Along the way, the book hits on marijuana politics, dosage, and pairing strains and flavors, and has tips from MUNCHIES vast network of friends and experts, including "Bong Appétit" stars Ry Prichard and Vanessa Lavorato.
The Art of Cooking with Miso
Author: John Belleme,Jan Belleme
Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.
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.
Mastering the Art of Cooking in 12 Weeks (or Less)
Author: Olivier Said,Chef MikeC.,
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
The wildly popular basics course at Berkeley's famed Kitchen on Fire! culinary school teaches students ultimate confidence in the kitchen. In this new book, Chefs Olivier Said and MikeC. combine their many years of experience cooking in professional kitchens and classrooms to present all the basic techniques necessary to create great food—complete with full-color illustrations and step-by-step photos throughout. You'll explore the underlying methodology and alchemy of cooking, from ingredients to prep to heat. You'll get all the skills to navigate your kitchen with ease and the knowledge to put that cookbook back on the shelf and create your own recipes with whatever ingredients you have on hand. Beginners will find the information easy to digest, and seasoned cooks will discover the secrets of professional chefs—such as the rarely discussed importance of surface area and density in gauging cooking time. Blending the precision of a professional culinary textbook with the authors' fun and irreverent attitudes, Kitchen on Fire! makes it easy for anyone to cook like a chef.
Author: Nancy Baggett
Enhanced with 70 color photos and 80 well-tested recipes from soups & entrees to desserts, this cookbook offers the secrets to cooking great dishes with culinary lavender. A feast for all the senses
Author: Ruth Mossok Johnston
Publisher: University of Michigan Regional
A stunningly illustrated book on cooking America s most prized mushroom"
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.
Author: Madame Romaine De Lyon
For 65 years, Madame Romaine de Lyon ran a popular restaurant in midtown New York that served only eggs. But not just any eggs Mme de Lyon, was a master omelette chef. The walls of her restaurant were covered with signed photos of famous customers, such as Joan Rivers, Mary Tyler Moore, Anne Bancroft, and Mel Brooks (who wrote the screenplay for "The Producers" at his regular table in the back of the restaurant). Romaine's dedication to the perfect execution of the omelette and her expertise at her craft, spread her reputation well beyond New York City. Among the highest praise she received was from the ultimate cooking authority: the great Julia Child. During the omelette episode of "The French Chef," Julia holds up a copy of "The Art of Cooking Omelettes" and recommends it to anyone interested in cooking exquisite omelettes. "The Art of Cooking Omelettes" is Madame Romaine de Lyon's homage to the omelette and her life as a cook. It includes recipes for over 500 omelettes instructions that make these culinary works of art-the meals that made her restaurant so beloved-accessible to everyone. But "The Art of Cooking Omelettes" is more than a simple recipe book. It includes the charm and engaging stories of a master chef who came to this country with nothing an built a renowned restaurant. It is gem of a book for anyone interested in both fine cooking and writing.
Author: Julia Child,Louisette Bertholle,Simone Beck
For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers. Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Here Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes. Throughout, 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. With over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking deserves a place of honor in every kitchen in America.
A History of Cooking & Eating
Author: Sara Paston-Williams
Publisher: National Trust
" ....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.
Early Watercolors And Drawings
Author: Joseph Beuys
Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag Gmbh
The early drawings and watercolors of Joseph Beuys are counted among the treasures of international public and private collections. They are works of the highest artistic sensitivity, their filigree aesthetics as impressive as their conceptual and emotional depth. For Beuys, working on paper had an existential character. Drawing and painting with watercolors was a form of exploring a spiritual world of images which provided him with the fundamental relationships and terms for his later work as a politically active artist. To illustrate the entire wealth of Beuys' language of images, we have decided to combine two separately published volumes of watercolors (1989) and drawings (1992). Together they will provide a handy guide to Beuys' complex uvre for all future Beuys exhibitions.
Author: Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
Publisher: Chronicle Books
This new masterwork of Chinese cuisine showcases acclaimed chef Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's decades of culinary virtuosity. A series of lessons build skill, knowledge, and confidence as Lo guides the home cook step by step through the techniques, ingredients, and equipment that define Chinese cuisine. With more than 100 classic recipes and technique illustrations throughout, Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking makes the glories of this ancient cuisine utterly accessible. Stunning color photography reveals the treasures of old and new China, from the zigzagging alleys of historical Guangzhou to the bustle of city centers and faraway Chinatowns, as well as wonderful ingredients and gorgeous finished dishes. Step-by-step brush drawings illustrate Chinese cooking techniques. This lavish volume takes its place as the Chinese cookbook of choice in the cook's library.