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750 Best Appetizers

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$24.95

The quintessential book of appetizers for any occasion.

There are more than 750 recipes to choose from because we've tried to make sure home cooks have a selection to suit every possible occasion -- from a dress-down backyard barbecue to the most elegant sit-down dinner. We've also considered the need to satisfy a variety of dietary preferences, from strictest vegans to wide-ranging omnivores. And since we know busy families are probably doing lots of things at once, many recipes can be prepared ahead of time or, if so inclined, made in a slow cooker while busy doing something else.

The book is structured to cover a broad range of options. There are 16 chapters built around specific types of dishes, such as dips and spreads, or specific ingredients, such as fish and seafood or cheese. We've also categorized by presentation since it's such an integral component to appetizers, so chapters are organized by categories, such as "Wraps and Rolls" and "Sticks and Picks."

With so many recipes to choose from, home cooks have got the basis to get any gathering off to a lively start:

  • Easy tahini dip, tuna tapenade, roasted beet and goat cheese spread
  • Feta-spiked watermelon salsa with chili, apple salsa, Bloody Mary salsa
  • Watercress gazpacho, broccoli pesto shooter, shrimp bisque, cumin mint cooler
  • Pepper-wrapped chorizo, duck confit quesadilla, cannoli, beef sushi
  • Pancetta and potato bundles, buckwheat blini, spinach and artichoke tarts
  • Uptown croque monsieur, pinwheel party sandwiches, salmon sliders
  • Spicy sizzling shrimp, smoked salmon and avocado tartare, beer-battered oysters.
  • No matter how easy or perhaps difficult they may be to prepare, a tray of appetizers always seems celebratory, and there is nothing like home-cooked food to make people feel welcomed. Home cooks can use this book to create hors d'oeuvres that will delight their family and friends -- then relax and enjoy the party themselves.

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    9780778802723
    Publication Date: 
    2011-08-11
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    A BOWL OF RED

    $19.95
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    9780890965986
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    1994-09-01
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    Art of Flavor

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    $28.00
    As seen in Food52, Los Angeles Times, and Bloomberg

    Two masters of composition - a chef and a perfumer - present a revolutionary new approach to creating delicious food.



    Michelin two-star chef Daniel Patterson and celebrated natural perfumer Mandy Aftel are experts at orchestrating ingredients. Yet in a world awash in cooking shows and food blogs, they noticed, home cooks get little guidance in the art of flavor. In this trailblazing guide, they share the secrets to making the most of your ingredients via an indispensable set of tools and principles:

    - The Four Rules for creating flavor
    - A Flavor Compass that points the way to transformative combinations
    - "Locking," "burying," and other aspects of cooking alchemy
    - The flavor-heightening effects of cooking methods
    - The Seven Dials that let you fine-tune a dish

    With more than eighty recipes that demonstrate each concept and put it into practice, The Art of Flavor is food for the imagination that will help cooks at any level to become flavor virtuosos.

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    9781594634307
    Publication Date: 
    2017-08-01
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    Baker's Appendix

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    $18.99
    The ultimate quick, yet thorough, reference for bakers, with every metric conversion and ingredient substitution you could want, plus 18 recipes for basic, fail-proof cakes, frostings, and cookies--with variations that combine to make dozens of desserts.

    Bakers will wonder how they ever lived without this indispensable resource, featuring:

    - Cups-to-grams conversions for ingredients
    - Basic recipes for cakes, quick breads, cookies, frostings, and more, with dozens of variations
    - Ingredient substitutions
    - DIY extracts, natural food colorings, sprinkles, and more
    - Decorating tips for cakes and cookies
    - Conversions for oven temperatures
    - Adjustments for baking at high altitudes
    - Volume charts for baking pans of all sizes

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780451495747
    Publication Date: 
    2017-03-21
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    BEST OF THE BEST COOKBOOK RECIPES

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    $32.95
    @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }@font-face { font-family: "HelveticaNeue-Thin"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Every year, the "Food & Wine "Test Kitchen evaluates over 150 cookbooks to select the 25 finest ones and single out the most exciting and fail-safe recipes from each. This year's Best of the Best collection celebrates these winning dishes from superstar authors such as Giada DeLaurentiis, Jamie Oliver, Alice Waters and Eric Ripert. To round out the collection, there's also a never-before-published bonus recipe from each author plus easy, accessible wine pairings. The wide variety of dishes includes Crispy Fried Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp, Roast Chicken with Ricotta and Sage, Brisket in Sweet-and-Sour Sauce, Green Garlic Souffle, Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas and Milky Way Tart."
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    9781603202039
    Publication Date: 
    2011-10-04
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    Betty Crocker Cookbook, 12th Edition

    $29.99
    One of the best-selling cookbooks of all time, updated for a new generation of home cooks.

    Few books have stood the test of time like the Betty Crocker Cookbook; none have kept up as well with the times and how people cook today. Classic meets contemporary in the 12th edition, with 1,500 recipes, all from scratch, over one-third new, and more than 1,000 photos.

    This one-stop resource bursts with kitchen information and guidance as only Betty Crocker can deliver. Learn to make a lattice crust, master a braise, can pickles, and even debone a fish via hundreds of how-to photos. Discover new ingredients organized by region, such as Middle Eastern or Indian, in vibrant ID photos. New and expanded chapters on one-dish meals, beverages, DIY foods, whole grains, and vegetarian cooking reflect what today's budding cooks want to eat, as do recipes such as Baba Ganoush, Short Rib Ragu, Pho, Korean Fried Chicken, Cold-Brew Iced Coffee, Cauliflower Steaks, Smoked Beef Brisket, Quinoa Thumbprint Cookies, and Doughnuts. And complete nutrition is included with every recipe.
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    9780544648920
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    BREADMAKING: ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

    $9.99

    Making your own bread by hand is a simple pleasure and a great starting point for anyone looking to become a little more self-sufficient. Making bread can be therapeutic and creative and is achievable with even a basic level of culinary skill. Filling your kitchen with the delicious smells of baking bread is reward enough in itself but it is important that the finished product tastes great too. Food writer and culinary stylist Kathryn Hawkins covers the basic steps to get you started, including essential equipment and simple breadmaking techniques. Also included are 40 tasty bread recipes, from plain white to whole wheat loaves, sourdough to French baguettes, as well as recipes for flavored bread and international fare from every corner of the globe, including brioche, pita bread, naan, stolen, and soda bread. Charming artwork, simple instructions, and informative writing make Breadmaking an invaluable guide for anyone who's always wanted to make warm, delicious bread in their own home while becoming a little less reliant on processed, pre-packaged food. Get started today, and get ready to enjoy a lifetime of hot, fresh bread straight from your own oven.

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    9781504800594
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    2016-03-22
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    But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan

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    $24.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781615193424
    Publication Date: 
    2016-11-15
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    Butter Celebrates!

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    $35.00
    What's a celebration without something delicious that's been baked with love? Rosie Daykin, author of Butter Baked Goods and owner of the Vancouver bakery of the same name, believes that celebrating is about much more than just circling a date on the calendar. It's a chance to spend time with your family and friends, to laugh really hard, to let things get a little chaotic, and to eat lots of delicious baked goods.

    In Butter Celebrates! Rosie provides more than 100 recipes for every celebration, holiday, special event, and milestone in your life. The holidays celebrated in this book are

    EASTER
    CHRISTMAS
    HALLOWEEN
    MOTHER'S DAY
    THANKSGIVING
    VALENTINE'S DAY
    HANUKKAH
    ST. PATRICK'S DAY
    NEW YEAR'S DAY

    And there are plenty more treats for almost every other occasion you can think of, including

    THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW BABY
    WELCOMING A NEW NEIGHBOR
    A SUMMER PARTY IN YOUR BACKYARD
    THE BELOVED FAMILY DOG'S BIRTHDAY

    Whether you're an experienced baker or just starting out, Rosie's straightforward recipes are easy to follow and will produce irresistible results. Butter Celebrates! takes you into Butter's pink-and-pistachio slice-of-heaven world, where every day is worth celebrating. It will inspire you to celebrate life and to create new traditions and memories along the way.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780451493873
    Publication Date: 
    2016-11-08
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    Butter: A Rich History

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    $16.95
    "Edifying from every point of view--historical, cultural, and culinary." --David Tanis, author of A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes

    It's a culinary catalyst, an agent of change, a gastronomic rock star. Ubiquitous in the world's most fabulous cuisines, butter is boss. Here, it finally gets its due.

    After traveling across three continents to stalk the modern story of butter, award-winning food writer and former pastry chef Elaine Khosrova serves up a story as rich, textured, and culturally relevant as butter itself.

    From its humble agrarian origins to its present-day artisanal glory, butter has a fascinating story to tell, and Khosrova is the perfect person to tell it. With tales about the ancient butter bogs of Ireland, the pleasure dairies of France, and the sacred butter sculptures of Tibet, Khosrova details butter's role in history, politics, economics, nutrition, and even spirituality and art. Readers will also find the essential collection of core butter recipes, including beurre manié, croissants, pâte brisée, and the only buttercream frosting anyone will ever need, as well as practical how-tos for making various types of butter at home--or shopping for the best.

    "A fascinating, tasty read . . . And what a bonus to have a collection of essential classic butter recipes included." --David Tanis, author of A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes

    "Following the path blazed by Margaret Visser in Much Depends on Dinner, Elaine Khosrova makes much of butter and the ruminants whose milk man churns. You will revel in dairy physics. And you may never eat margarine again." --John T. Edge, author of The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South

    "Butter proves that close study can reveal rich history, lore, and practical information. All that and charm too." --Mimi Sheraton, author of 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die

    "Irresistible and fascinating . . . This is one of those definitive books on a subject that every cook should have." --Elisabeth Prueitt, co-owner of Tartine Bakery

    "The history of one of the most delectable ingredients throughout our many cultures and geography over time is wonderfully churned and emulsified in Khosrova's Butter . . . Delightful storytelling." --Elizabeth Falkner, author of Demolition Desserts: Recipes from Citizen Cake
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781616207397
    Publication Date: 
    2017-10-17
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