'Everything food writing should be: funny, profound, inspiring and unaffected' Nigella Lawson Weaving together memories, recipes, and wild tales of years spent in the kitchen, Home Cooking is Laurie Colwin's manifesto on the joys of sharing food and entertaining. From the humble hot-plate of her one-room apartment to the crowded kitchens of bustling parties, Colwin regales us with tales of meals gone both magnificently well and disastrously wrong. Never before published in the UK, this is hilarious, personal and full of Colwin's hard-won expertise. Home Cookingwill speak to the heart (and stomach) of any amateur cook, professional chef, or food lover. 'A feast . . . witty, no-nonsense. Home Cooking is a culinary companion as comfortable beside your bed as your cooker. It has an essay for everyone who loves to eat and demonstrates that home is where the heart is - and the stomach happiest' Observer 'Laurie Colwin's food thoughts are like phone calls from a dear friend' New Yorker 'Shrewd, witty and consistently enjoyable' Mail on Sunday
In Korean Home Cooking, Sohui Kim shares the authentic Korean flavors found in the dishes at her restaurant and the recipes from her family. Sohui is well-regarded for her sense of sohnmat, a Korean phrase that roughly translates to “taste of the hand,” or an ease and agility with making food taste delicious. With 100 recipes, Korean Home Cooking is a comprehensive look at Korean cuisine, and includes recipes for kimchee, crisp mung bean pancakes, seaweed soup, spicy chicken stew, and japchae noodles and more traditional fare of soondae (blood sausage) and yuk hwe (beef tartare). With Sohui's guidance, stories from her family, and photographs of her travels in Korea, Korean Home Cooking brings rich cultural traditions into your home kitchen.
Mark F. Sohn’s classic book, Mountain Country Cooking, was a James Beard Award nominee in 1997. In Appalachian Home Cooking, Sohn expands and improves upon his earlier work by using his extensive knowledge of cooking to uncover the romantic secrets of Appalachian food, both within and beyond the kitchen. Shedding new light on Appalachia’s food, history, and culture, Sohn offers over eighty classic recipes, as well as photographs, poetry, mail-order sources, information on Appalachian food festivals, a glossary of Appalachian and cooking terms, menus for holidays and seasons, and lists of the top Appalachian foods. Appalachian Home Cooking celebrates mountain food at its best.
"Home Cooking from Russia" offers 50 recipes that include all courses from appetizers to desserts. This cookbook contains some of the ex-Soviet Union people heritage - the recipes that have been traditional and favorite for ages and up-to-date in families that have been living in the countries of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Belorussia and others. You have probably heard about many of those meals like Borsch, Varenyky/Perogies, Pelmeni, Plov/Pilaf, Kompot, Mors, Draniki, Blini, etc. Now you can have some of those recipes on your own bookshelf and you can make some of those meals in your own kitchen. The authors are not professionals, but enthusiastic cooks at home and are more than happy to share with you their most cherished family recipes composed in a rustic and simple way. Little historic notes and suggestions might be curious and helpful. Full-color photographs accompany each recipe so that you can easily make your choice and see the end result of your effort. Bon Appetite!
More Than 100 Delicious Nutritional, and Easy Low-fat Recipes!
Author: Madhu Gadia
A registered dietitian from India conveys her love of her cultural heritage with 100 healthy, low-fat recipes. "Gadia brings quintessential Indian dishes, such as specialty breads and tandoori chicken, within easy reach of the home cook". -- "Publishers Weekly".
This is a wonderful, funny family memoir cookbook. It was developed from the author’s desire to preserve the family recipes and to showcase wonderful recipes, as well as fabulous stories of life growing up in Vermont. The author also describes many humorous errors she has made during cooking and has interesting and easy methods to prevent future failures like she has had! There are a total of thirty-five recipes, including nineteen desserts and ten main dishes. There is a full chapter on just the Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner, including all parts of this meal and a special recipe for kids to make and to keep them busy and out of mischief. Each recipe includes detailed steps to make it, with helpful hints included and a complete list of utensils and ingredients, making this the perfect book for the beginning cook.
In his eagerly awaited first cookbook, award-winning chef Charles Phan from San Francisco's Slanted Door restaurant introduces traditional Vietnamese cooking to home cooks by focusing on fundamental techniques and ingredients. When Charles Phan opened his now-legendary restaurant, The Slanted Door, in 1995, he introduced American diners to a new world of Vietnamese food: robustly flavored, subtly nuanced, authentic yet influenced by local ingredients, and, ultimately, entirely approachable. In this same spirit of tradition and innovation, Phan presents a landmark collection based on the premise that with an understanding of its central techniques and fundamental ingredients, Vietnamese home cooking can be as attainable and understandable as American, French, or Italian. With solid instruction and encouraging guidance, perfectly crispy imperial rolls, tender steamed dumplings, delicately flavored whole fish, and meaty lemongrass beef stew are all deliciously close at hand. Abundant photography detailing techniques and equipment, and vibrant shots taken on location in Vietnam, make for equal parts elucidation and inspiration. And with master recipes for stocks and sauces, a photographic guide to ingredients, and tips on choosing a wok and seasoning a clay pot, this definitive reference will finally secure Vietnamese food in the home cook’s repertoire. Infused with the author’s stories and experiences, from his early days as a refugee to his current culinary success, Vietnamese Home Cooking is a personal and accessible guide to real Vietnamese cuisine from one of its leading voices.
Belize, a tiny corner of the Caribbean wedged into Central America, has been a fast food nation since buccaneers and pirates first stole ashore. As early as the 1600s it was already caught in the great paradox of globalization: how can you stay local and relish your own home cooking, while tasting the delights of the global marketplace? Menus, recipes and bad colonial poetry combine with Wilk's sharp anthropological insight to give an important new perspective on the perils and problems of globalization.