Sunday, December 6, 2009

Perfect Egg and Other Secrets or Families Friends and Food

Perfect Egg and Other Secrets

Author: Aldo Buzzi

A witty and erudite little book about the joys of food, with line drawings by New Yorker artist Saul Steinberg.
“The writer who never talks about eating, about appetite, hunger, food, about cooks and meals, arouses my suspicion, as though some vital element were missing in him.” Scholarly, playful, idiosyncratic, and witty, Aldo Buzzi’s The Perfect Egg is an excursion into the food that has obsessed, provoked, and intrigued the author through his life. A book of genial and highly refined chat, enriched with personal anecdotes, recipes, and quotations from literature and history, it is a tribute to the profound pleasures of food. Along the way, the reader discovers recipes from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, and the United States, related by Buzzi in a tone that is casual but delightfully attentive to detail. He writes about how to make lime soup, what goes into an olla podrida, varieties of futurist cuisine, the difference between edible and inedible pigeons, and the emotional resonance of overcooked pasta. And, of course, he reveals how to cook the perfect egg.

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Families, Friends, and Food: One Family's Recipes and Memories from Summers in Michigan

Author: Jeanne Knoll

What is a vacation without the great meals? It's a fork in the road, some time away from home. But add a great meal and it's an adventure. One you will never forget. Laughing kids, hot coals, and sauce you can't get at a restaurant back home. Savor it. The first time, and the time years from now that you are reminded of it. These are the best times of your life. You can make 'em last. Just like the thirty year old story you just told. Family and friends and a trip to the grocery store are all the ingredients you need. The rest is up to you!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Greek or Eating In

Greek (Classic Cuisine Series)

Author: Southwater

Over 40 fragrant and flavorful recipes from the heart of the Mediterranean, to enjoy with family and friends.

New interesting textbook: The Power of Place or Purity and Exile

Eating In: Ultimate Comfort Food for Entertaining at Home

Author: Alison Pric

A simple, stylish cookbook for entertaining at home, with 150 recipes for every meal, plenty of tips from a professional party planner, and stunning photography.

Gone are the days when we had to slave over a stove for hours to impress our guests; what we want today is nourishing, comforting food that's just a little bit special. Serve a simple supper of Hearty Winter Soup; a light lunch of Ham, Fig, Mozzarella and Basil Tart; or a Slow-cooked Leg of Lamb that will look after itself while you look after your guests. There are plenty of ideas for rounding off a meal--try a Rhubarb and Orange Cake, Plum Ice Cream, or a Pine Nut Tart. Seasoned with plenty of tips on cooking and entertaining, this is a treasure trove of recipes that you will turn to again and again. Alison Price, a professional party planner, is also the author of Weddings and Perfect Parties. Nanette Newman is an actress and author; her previous book was Take Two Cooks.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Great Cruising Cookbook or Cocina Vegetariana Mediterranea

Great Cruising Cookbook: An International Galley Guide

Author: John C Payn

No more boring canned foods for those ocean journeys. Helpful tips on foreign foods and tropical fruits, as well as a worldwide provisioning guide, make this a valuable tool for any mariner.

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Cocina Vegetariana Mediterranea

Author: Janet Swarbrick

Healthful meals need not sacrifice tremendous flavor, as this series of substantial vegetarian meals makes clear. Recipes for appetizers, side dishes, soups, main courses, and desserts are included in each cookbook, and all keep nutrients and vitamins in mind when designing their delicious dishes. Full color photographs accompany recipe explanations throughout.

Sabor tremendo puede acompañar comidas sanas cuando recetas son creados tan atentamente como son en esta colección de libros de cocina vegetariana y sustancial. Entrantes, sopas, acompañamientos, platos principales, y postres deliciosos son todos ideados con nutrición, grasas, y vitaminas en mente. Por todos fotografía linda acompaña las recetas.