Strawberry and White Chocolate Sponge Cake, Wild Blue Huckleberry Crème Brûlée, Rustic Pear Tart with Hazelnuts, Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream . . . let the decadence begin. From the familiar to the innovative, this tempting new entry in the popular series of Best Places cookbooks — and the only one to focus on desserts — taps into the boundless talent of the Northwest’s top pastry chefs and bakers. Gathering 80 recipes from more than 50 of the best restaurants and inns in the region, the book is divided into seven chapters: Cakes; Cookies and Bars; Custards, Mousses, and Puddings; Frozen Desserts; Fruits and Nuts; Pies and Tarts; and Special Occasions. The Best Places Northwest Desserts Cookbook is an easy-to-use resource for anyone who wants to create memorable desserts at home.
"Taste the experience with over 120 of the signature recipes that give each inn their unique gourmet flavor, including: Maine Summer Berry Soup with Buttermilk Ice Cream, Medallions of Venison with Sun-Dried Cherry Sauce, Cornmeal Breaded Trout with Country Ham Hominy Hash, Grilled Shrimp with Mango Salsa and Ancho Chile Mayonnaise, [and] Chocolate Sin Cake in Phyllo Pastry"--Page 4 of cover.
A compendium of recipes, tips, and techniques for holiday cooking includes an assortment of kitchen-tested recipes for beverages, soups, appetizers, main courses, vegetables, salads, stuffings, and desserts, with ideas for wine selection.
Freshness. Quality. Elegance. The McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants have been providing delightful seafood tailored to regional tastes for more than thirty years. Now, diners and chefs can bring home the bold flavors of Grilled Mahi with Rum Butter, the savor of Lobster and Shrimp Cr'pes, and the classic charm of Swordfish Ricotta. This beautiful book contains more than ninety recipes, ranging from the Oyster Po? Boy Sandwich to the Crab, Mango, and Avocado Tower. Fish lovers will delight in over 180 pages of tantalizing fresh seafood recipes, including full-color photography by renowned Northwest photographer, Rick Schafer, and recipe compilation by Chef William King, the executive chef of the McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants across the country. This cookbook is perfect for the home-cook, whether cooking for entertainment, or just for the family.
A new edition of a classic of American regional cooking offers more than 400 recipes and notes, comments, and creative suggestions about the rich bounty of the Pacific slope and its eclectic mix of cultures
Cinderella and Cinder Edna, who live with cruel stepmothers and stepsisters, have different approaches to life; and, although each ends up with the prince of her dreams, one is a great deal happier than the other.
Searching for America's Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens
Author: Andrew Beahrs
Category: Biography & Autobiography
One young food writer's search for America's lost wild foods, from New Orleans croakers to Illinois Prairie hen, with Mark Twain as his guide. In the winter of 1879, Mark Twain paused during a tour of Europe to compose a fantasy menu of the American dishes he missed the most. He was desperately sick of European hotel cooking, and his menu, made up of some eighty regional specialties, was a true love letter to American food: Lake Trout, from Tahoe. Hot biscuits, Southern style. Canvasback-duck, from Baltimore. Black-bass, from the Mississippi. When food writer Andrew Beahrs first read Twain's menu in the classic work A Tramp Abroad, he noticed the dishes were regional in the truest sense of the word-drawn fresh from grasslands, woods, and waters in a time before railroads had dissolved the culinary lines between Hannibal, Missouri, and San Francisco. These dishes were all local, all wild, and all, Beahrs feared, had been lost in the shift to industrialized food. In Twain's Feast, Beahrs sets out to discover whether eight of these forgotten regional specialties can still be found on American tables, tracing Twain's footsteps as he goes. Twain's menu, it turns out, was also a memoir and a map. The dishes he yearned for were all connected to cherished moments in his life-from the New Orleans croakers he loved as a young man on the Mississippi to the maple syrup he savored in Connecticut, with his family, during his final, lonely years. Tracking Twain's foods leads Beahrs from the dwindling prairie of rural Illinois to a six-hundred-pound coon supper in Arkansas to the biggest native oyster reef in San Francisco Bay. He finds pockets of the country where Twain's favorite foods still exist or where intrepid farmers, fishermen, and conservationists are trying to bring them back. In Twain's Feast, he reminds us what we've lost as these wild foods have disappeared from our tables, and what we stand to gain from their return. Weaving together passages from Twain's famous works and Beahrs's own adventures, Twain's Feast takes us on a journey into America's past, to a time when foods taken fresh from grasslands, woods, and waters were at the heart of American cooking.