The Chef Next Door

Author: Amanda Freitag
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062417398
Format: PDF, ePub
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Improve your confidence and add joy to your home cooking with this beautiful, practical, full-color cookbook filled with information, techniques, and more than 100 recipes from the Food Network favorite and critically acclaimed chef of New York’s Empire Diner restaurant. Amanda Freitag is a master at knocking out fabulous meals in her restaurant kitchen and on the set of Food Network’s Chopped and Iron Chef America. But until recently, she was totally intimidated to cook at home in her tiny apartment kitchen, relating to the fears of many home cooks. She realized she wasn’t alone! She set out to help other home cooks and created a list of restaurant-quality recipes that shine in the home kitchen. The Chef Next Door teaches home cooks a wide range of confidence-instilling skills, tricks, and tips that Amanda has picked up working in professional kitchens and cooking competitively on television. In her bright, lively voice, she helps you master the basic techniques that are the foundation of good, flavorful cooking. She also teaches you how to think like a chef—to consider seasonality, balancing flavors, understanding the steps, and learning how to improvise—to create a menu and execute dishes with pro techniques, as if she were right there in the kitchen with you. You’ll find everything from the basics—sauces, marinades, stocks, and rubs—to first impressions, salads, and easy dinner recipes, and will even become skilled in making “The Scary Stuff”—recipes that may seem out of reach but are not. With The Chef Next Door, you’ll be able to dazzle friends and family with a diverse range of dishes, such as Spinach Feta Pies, Kale and Farro Salad with Aged Goat Cheese, Lusty Lemon Chicken, Pop’s Beer-Braised Bold Beef Stew, Mediterranean Potato Salad, Marinated Artichokes, Cocoa Carrot Cake, and more. Filled with beautiful color photographs that show how achievable good food really is, The Chef Next Door makes confident home cooking a breeze.

Cook Like a Rock Star

Author: Anne Burrell
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307953270
Format: PDF
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If chefs are the new rock stars, Anne wants you to rock in your own kitchen! For Anne Burrell, a classically trained chef and host of Food Network’s Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (where she shares impressive recipes and smart techniques that anyone can master), and Worst Cooks in America (the show that transforms hopeless home cooks), being a rock star in the kitchen means having the confidence and ability to get a great meal on the table without a sweat. In her debut cookbook, she presents 125 rustic yet elegant recipes, all based on accessible ingredients, along with encouraging notes and handy professional tricks that will help you cook more efficiently at home. With Anne's guidance, even the novice cook can turn out showstoppers like Whole Roasted Fish or Rack of Lamb Crusted with Black Olives, which are special enough for guests but easy enough for a weekday evening. For Piccolini (Little Nibbles), try making Truffled Deviled Eggs, Sausage and Pancetta Stuffed Mushrooms, or Baked Ricotta with Rosemary and Lemon. Delicious first courses include Pumpkin Soup with Allspice Whipped Cream and Garlic Steamed Mussels with Pimentón Aioli. And if you're craving pasta, Chef Anne's Light-as-a-Cloud Gnocchi, Sweet and Spicy Sausage Ragù, or Killer Mac and Cheese with Bacon will blow you away. Whether she's telling you how to use garlic most effectively ("perfume the oil, remove the garlic, and ditch it—it's fulfilled its garlic destiny!") or reaffirming the most important part of cooking (it should have the “sparkle factor!”), you will never feel alone at the stove. Anne's effervescent personality and unmatched vitality will be there every step of the way--as teacher, coach, cooking partner, and friend. Organized from “Piccolini and Firsts” to “Pasta, Seconds, Sides,” and, of course, “Dessert” Cook Like a Rock Star is all about empowering you with the confidence to own what you do in your kitchen, to be excited by what you're making, and to experience the same kind of joy that Anne feels everyday when she cooks and eats. From the Hardcover edition.

Old School Comfort Food

Author: Alex Guarnaschelli
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307956563
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How does one become an Iron Chef and a Chopped judge on Food Network—and what does she really cook at home? Alex Guarnaschelli grew up in a home suffused with a love of cooking, where soufflés and cheeseburgers were equally revered. The daughter of a respected cookbook editor and a Chinese cooking enthusiast, Alex developed a passion for food at a young age, sealing her professional fate. Old-School Comfort Food shares her journey from waist-high taste-tester to trained chef who now adores spending time in the kitchen with her daughter, along with the 100 recipes for how she learned to cook—and the way she still loves to eat. Here are Alex’s secrets to great home cooking, where humble ingredients and familiar preparations combine with excellent technique and care to create memorable meals. Alex brings her recipes to life with reminiscences of everything from stealing tomatoes from her aunt’s garden and her first bite of her mother’s pâté to being one of the few women in the kitchen of a renowned Parisian restaurant and serving celebrity clientele in her own successful New York City establishments. With 75 color photographs and ephemera, Old-School Comfort Food is Alex’s love letter to deliciousness.

Own Your Kitchen

Author: Anne Burrell
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 030788676X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Shares a selection of flavorful, low-key recipes for everyday meals that introduce dozens of essential cooking techniques, and offers a range of kitchen tips and a selection of holiday favorites.

Elizabeth Falkner s Demolition Desserts

Author: Elizabeth Falkner
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1580087817
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The author presents a collection of recipes for her favorite creations, including cookies, brownies, and cupcakes, from her restaurant.

Season with Authority

Author: Marc Murphy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544313593
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over 130 comfort food classics revisited by Chopped judge and one of New York's favorite chefs Marc Murphy has been cooking in the finest kitchens in the world for nearly 30 years. Now, the chef and owner of four popular New York City restaurants, and regular judge on Food Network’s top-rated show Chopped, has finally written his first cookbook. In Season with Authority, Murphy’s dishes are without pretense and the recipes are perfect for the home cook. Murphy presents his favorite recipes using simple methods that produce extraordinary results. There are comfort foods such as Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Smoked Mozzarella and Ricotta Fritters, and Pain Perdu, along with best-ever versions of familiar dishes like the “Everything Bagel” Cured Salmon with Dill Slaw, Deviled Eggs with Fried Oysters, and his award-winning Big Marc Burger. Murphy also includes recipes for staples that elevate cooking to the next level, like Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette, Homemade Ricotta, and Pesto Genovese. These are recipes that home cooks will turn to again and again and are sure to impress.

Flavors of My World

Author: Maneet Chauhan
Publisher: Southwestern Publications
ISBN: 9780871975799
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Update your passport and join our culinary journey as we go off in search of the finest cuisine from 25 different countries. We will visit with people from near and far, experience their culture and be guests at their tables. Then we will take inspiration from all of our travels and 'bring it home' by putting our own twist on it an Indian twist! Each country will highlight a food and a drink recipe.

My Perfect Pantry

Author: Geoffrey Zakarian
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0385345666
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Details fifty essential ingredients that every cook should have in the pantry, including barley, chocolate, maple syrup, pasta, pecans, vegetable stock, and yeast, and provides recipes incorporating each.

Tastes Breakfasts with The Currys

Author: Ayesha Curry
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316434825
Format: PDF, Docs
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Yum! A snack-pack of recipes from The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, and the Joy of Eating Well is now available from TASTES. Our editors have curated some of the best breakfast recipes from Ayesha Curry's cookbook that celebrate cooking together as a family for you to test out and enjoy. With personal anecdotes and 7 recipes from the original book, this sampler is sure to help you plan a breathtaking breakfast with your family or friends! So go ahead, Get a TASTE!

The Scarpetta Cookbook

Author: Scott Conant
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544188055
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Italian recipes from the Food Network star that show “you don’t need expensive ingredients or complicated methods to produce delicious food” (The Miami Herald). In addition to appearances on Chopped and Bravo’s Top Chef, Scott Conant is known for founding Scarpetta—cited on such lists as Esquire’s “Best New Restaurants in America.” The Manhattan eatery, with its Milan-meets-Tuscany style, expanded to Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Toronto—and now this gorgeously illustrated cookbook gives you 125 of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Creamy Polenta with Fricassee of Truffled Mushrooms, Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil, Fennel-Dusted Black Cod—not only will you find recipes like these, you’ll also learn how to master techniques and gain a deeper understanding of the art of cooking, rather than merely following a set of steps. And as a bonus, you’ll find sidebars about everything from ingredient shopping to tips on entertaining at home. “Rich in words and flavor, this is a must-have for anyone who wants to know how to cook with passion and taste.” —Marcus Samuelsson, James Beard Award–winning chef