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<b>From the author of Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook, Kelley Lilien presents 50 delicious recipes from the cocktail world's new...est trend--dessert-inspired drinks--infused with her signature mix of well-mannered style and down-and-dirty indulgences.</b><br><br>Beautifully designed in an easy-to-use swatchbook, Mrs. Lilien's cocktails are pictorially represented in glossy four-color photographs. Simply fan the book out to your desired recipe, glance at the artfully arranged photos, and instantly know which ingredients and festive trimmings the cocktail requires. <b> </b><br>Organized by hot and cold after-dinner cocktails, and each recipe includes a bold bonus ingredient suggestion (rock candy swizzle sticks, anyone?), sure to surprise and delight. <br><br>Recipes Include: <br><br>COLD<br><br>Gin & Tonic Sorbet, Frozen Watermelon Poptail, Rum & Coke Float, So Co Snow Cone, Frozen Chocolate Whiskey Malt, Riesling Rhubarb Slushy, Lemon Sorbet Float, Champagne Jell-O Shots<br><br>HOT<br><br>Campfire Cordial, Hot Chai Bourbon Tea, Hot Buttered Rum, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Toasted Coco-Rum Steamers, Vanilla Bourbon Bon Bon, Ginger Tart Toddy, Spiked Peppermint Patty read more

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<i>The Lady and Sons Box Set</i> contains Paula Deen?s  first two spiral-bound cookbooks, <i>The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Co...okbook</i> and <i>The Lady and Sons, Too!</i>, packaged together in one attractive box. Together, the cookbooks contain over 550 of Paula?s classic, down home, Southern recipes and this boxed set makes a tempting addition to any cookbook collection, and a great gift for friends! read more

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Nobu?s restaurants are known the world over for the quality of their ingredients and for the skill and originality with which the ...food is prepared and presented. Now, in this first cookbook by Nobu to focus on vegetable dishes, the master chef shares his expertise and deep knowledge of Japanese cuisine in sixty recipes that showcase vegetables in all their variety.<br><br>Throughout the book, the emphasis is on fine and healthy Japanese dining. Nobu uses a wide range of cooking techniques?from marinating and pickling to steaming, roasting, boiling, frying, grating, etc.?to bring out the full flavors and textures of the vegetables. He also introduces tofu and yuba, both traditional Japanese ingredients made from soybeans, and offers ten recipes for vegetable sweets and fifteen for cocktails.  read more

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Jewish holidays are defined by food. Yet Jewish cooking is always changing, encompassing the flavors of the world, embracing local... culinary traditions of every place in which Jews have lived and adapting them to Jewish observance. This collection, the culmination of Joan Nathan?s decades of gathering Jewish recipes from around the world, is a tour through the Jewish holidays as told in food. For each holiday, Nathan presents menus from different cuisines?Moroccan, Russian, German, and contemporary American are just a few?that show how the traditions of Jewish food have taken on new forms around the world. There are dishes that you will remember from your mother?s table and dishes that go back to the Second Temple, family recipes that you thought were lost and other families? recipes that you have yet to discover. Explaining their origins and the holidays that have shaped them, Nathan spices these delicious recipes with delightful stories about the people who have kept these traditions alive. <br><br>Try something exotic?Algerian Chicken Tagine with Quinces or Seven-Fruit Haroset from Surinam?or rediscover an American favorite like Pineapple Noodle Kugel or Charlestonian Broth with ?Soup Bunch? and Matzah Balls. No matter what you select, this essential book, which combines and updates Nathan?s classic cookbooks<i> The Jewish Holiday Baker </i>and <i>The Jewish Holiday Kitchen </i>with a new generation of recipes, will bring the rich variety and heritage of Jewish cooking to your table on the holidays and throughout the year. read more

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A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color. Designer and illustrator Felix Scheinberger offers a solid foundation in ...all aspects of watercolor sketching, using a fresh and simple approach. read more

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The Second Avenue Deli has been an internationally renowned Gotham landmark for nearly half a century. Over the years, its founder..., Abe Lebewohl, provided the best Jewish fare in town, transforming his tiny ten-seat Village eatery into a New York institution.<br>        <br><b>The Second Avenue Deli Cookbook</b> contains more than 160 of Abe Lebewohl's recipes, including all of the Deli's peerless renditions of traditional Jewish dishes: chicken soup with matzo balls, chopped liver, gefilte fish, kasha varnishkes, mushroom barley soup, noodle kugel, potato latkes, blintzes, and many more. These versatile dishes are perfect for any occasion--from holiday dinners to Sunday brunches with friends and family. <br>        <br>The late Abe Lebewohl was a great restaurateur in the showman tradition and a well-known and much-loved New York personality. His famous Deli attracted hundreds of celebrity patrons, many of whom have graciously contributed to this cookbook not only personal reminiscences but also recipes, running the gamut from Morley Safer's family brisket to Paul Reiser's formula for the perfect egg cream. A wonderful blend of New York and Jewish history and mouthwatering recipes, The Second Avenue Deli Cookbook provides a delicious taste of nostalgia. read more

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A culinary treasure, <i>The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook?The Original Classics</i> became an indispensable reference when it was... first published. Now, years later, comes its companion volume, <i>The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook?The New Classics</i>, which includes an index for both volumes and collects more than 1,200 of the best-of-the-best recipes that have appeared in <i>Martha Stewart Living</i> magazine since 2000. <br><br>From the practical to the inspirational, from quiet suppers for two to dinner parties for ten, <i>The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook?The New Classics</i> has options for every meal and every cook, with family-pleasing classics, new fare, and twists on both. Whether you?re looking for an easy weeknight dinner such as Tuna Steaks with Mint Sauce or a sophisticated hors d?oeuvre like Prosciutto Crostini and Fresh Figs with Gorgonzola or a rich dessert like the Ultimate Malted Brownie Sundae, <i>The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook?The New Classics</i> provides excellent choices across 22 categories. In addition to recipes for all-time favorites such as Lasagne Bolognese, Chicken Soup with Dumplings, the Best Onion Rings, and Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust, you will find helpful how-to photographs that demystify preparations for piecrust, gnocchi, soufflés, and more. Here, too, are cooking tips and techniques, nutritional information for healthy choices, comprehensive pantry and equipment glossaries, menu ideas, and a resource guide for finding ingredients. <br> <br>With the same stunning color photography and easy-to-follow, comprehensive format that grace the pages of <i>Martha Stewart Living</i> and <i>The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook?The Original Classics</i>, this new volume is a must-have reference that will become a loved and oft-used favorite of every home cook. read more

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You?ve drizzled the addictively spicy chili sauce over your breakfast eggs, noodles, and French fries, but now it?s time to take y...our Sriracha obsession to bold, new heights. Food writer and trained chef Randy Clemens presents 50 palate-expanding recipes that make the most of Sriracha?s savory punch, such as: Spicy Ceviche, Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings, Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread, the Ultimate Sriracha Burger, Peach-Sriracha Sorbet, and more.<br /><br />Named <em>Bon Appétit?s</em> Ingredient of the Year for 2010, the piquant pureé of chili peppers is one of the few kitchen standbys adored by adventurous cooks of all stripes?from star chefs to college freshmen?who appreciate its vibrant, versatile balance of ketchup-like sweetness, garlicky pungency, and just the right amount of spice. Whether you?re a die-hard fan or a recent convert to the revered ?rooster sauce,? you?ll love adding heat, depth, and an intriguing Southeast Asian twist to your dishes beyond just a tableside squeeze. read more

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<p>Elmo's having a Monster Mash Halloween party with games, treats, and pumpkins galore to decorate. Then Elmo drops a big pumpki...n and the Monster Mash becomes a Monster SMASH! But not to worry! Everyone takes home some broken pumpkin and returns the next day with delicious pumpkin treats--and the entire <i>Sesame Street</i> gang--including Grover, Zoe, Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, and the others--gets to celebrate all over again!</p><p>Fuzzy, bright orange flocking on the cover and on every spread adds an irresistible touchable element to a story about sharing and finding a creative--and fun--solution to an unexpected problem.</p> read more

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Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock make a mean Chicken Pot Pie, elevating the classic recipe with white wine and fresh tarragon. Thei...r recipe won them such a following in Texas that Bobby Flay took notice and challenged them to a Throwdown. It turns out that the Casserole Queens, as the duo is known, are much more than one-hit wonders of the one-dish dinner. They have built an entire business around revamping the ultimate quick-fix dinner for modern tastes. <br> <br>In <i>The Casserole Queens Cookbook</i>, they share their fresh, updated, from-scratch recipes for traditional dishes. Tuna Noodle is brought up a notch with a homemade cream sauce and a kick of cayenne pepper; Halibut Enchiladas with Salsa Verde are surprisingly light and vibrant; Mandarin Meatloaf has a sweet orange flavor that recharges a beloved weeknight staple. There are home-style desserts, like Gooey Apple Butter Cake, and great brunch dishes, such as Frenchy Toast Casserole. The Queens have thought of everything, providing advice on scaling and freezing casseroles so that anyone can stock the freezer with go-to dinners. <br> <br>With 16 pages of color photographs, plenty of expert tips, and lots of style, <i>The Casserole Queens Cookbook</i> is the home cook?s handbook for making tasty meals any night of the week. read more

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Asian grandmothers--whether of Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, or Indian descent--are the keepers of the cultural, and ...culinary, flame. Their mastery of delicious home-cooked dishes and comfort food makes them the ideal source for this cookbook. Author Pat Tanumihardja has assembled 130 tantalizing dishes from real Chinese fried rice to the classic Filipino Chicken Adobo to the ultimate Japanese comfort dish Oyako donburi. This is hearty food, brightly flavored, equally good to look at and eat. Flavors range from soy and ginger to hot chiles, fragrant curries, and tart vinegars. The author has translated all of the recipes to work in modern home kitchens. Many of them have been handed down from mother to daughter for generations without written recipes, and some appear in tested and written form for the first time. An exhaustive Asian Pantry glossary explains the ingredients, from the many kinds of rice and curries to unfamiliar but flavorful vegetables. read more

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<i>Dripping Thighs, Sticky Chicken Fingers, Vanilla Chicken, Chicken with a Lardon, Bacon-Bound Wings, Spatchcock Chicken, Learnin...g-to-Truss-You Chicken, Holy Hell Wings, Mustard-Spanked Chicken, and more, more, more!</i><br> <br><b>Fifty chicken recipes, each more seductive than the last, in a book that makes every dinner a turn-on.  </b><br><b> </b><br><i>?I want you to see this. Then you?ll know everything. It?s a cookbook,? he says and opens to some recipes, with color photos. ?I want to prepare you, very much.? This isn?t just about getting me hot till my juices run clear, and then a little rest. There?s pulling, jerking, stuffing, trussing. Fifty preparations. He promises we?ll start out slow, with wine and a good oiling . . . </i>Holy crap<i>.</i> <i>?I will control everything that happens here,? he says. ?You can leave anytime, but as long as you stay, you?re my ingredient.? I?ll be transformed from a raw, organic bird into something?what? Something </i>delicious<i>. </i><br><b> </b><br>So begins the adventures of Miss Chicken, a young free-range, from raw innocence to golden brown ecstasy, in this spoof-in-a-cookbook that simmers in the afterglow of E.L. James?s sensational <i>Fifty Shades of Grey </i>trilogy<i>. </i>Like Anastasia Steele, Miss Chicken finds herself at the mercy of a dominating man, in this case, a wealthy, sexy, and very hungry chef.  <br><br>And before long, from unbearably slow drizzling to trussing, Miss Chicken discovers the sheer thrill of becoming the main course. A parody in three acts??The Novice Bird? (easy recipes for roasters), ?Falling to Pieces? (parts perfect for weeknight meals), and ?Advanced Techniques? (the climax of cooking)?<i>Fifty Shades of Chicken</i> is a cookbook of fifty irresistible, repertoire-boosting chicken dishes that will leave you hungry for more.<br><br>With memorable tips and revealing photographs, <i>Fifty Shades of Chicken</i> will have you dominating dinner. read more

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<b>The companion cookbook to the hit show <i>Portlandia</i> by the Emmy-nominated stars and writers Fred Armisen and Carrie Browns...tein, with 50 delicious recipes for every food lover, freegan, organic farmer, and food truck diehard. <br></b><br>Food plays a very special role in Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein?s award-winning satire <i>Portlandia. </i>Here are recipes for the dishes that define the show, from cult-raised chicken and Stu?s stews to pickled veggies and foraged green salads. Complete with new full-color finished food photographs and illustrations, humorous stories and sidebars from the loveable food-obsessed <i>Portlandia</i> characters (such as Mr. Mayor, Peter and Nance, and Colin the chicken), and advice on how to choose a bed and breakfast and behave at a communal table, this is a funny cookbook?with serious recipes?for anyone who loves food. And yes, the chicken?s local. read more

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Located in a working-class neighborhood of Montreal, Joe Beef is at the center of Montreal?s growing reputation as a culinary dest...ination. Often referred to as the Paris of North America, Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, and like France, food is at the heart of its identity.<br>  <br> In <i>The Art of Living According to Joe Beef</i>, co-owners/chefs Frédéric Morin and David McMillan, along with writer and former Joe Beef staff member Meredith Erickson, present 135 unforgettable recipes showcasing Joe Beef?s unconventional approach to French market cuisine. Advocating the use of ingredients from local or family-owned producers whenever possible, this collection of hearty dishes delivers. The <b>Strip Loin Steak</b> comes complete with ten variations, <b>Kale for a Hangover</b> wisely advises the cook to eat and then go to bed, and the <b>Marjolaine</b> includes tips for welding your own cake mold. Joe Beef?s most popular dishes are also represented, such as <b>Spaghetti Homard-Lobster</b>, <b>Foie Gras Breakfast Sandwich</b>, <b>Pork Fish Sticks</b>, and <b>Pojarsky de Veau</b> (a big, moist meatball served on a bone). The <i>coup de grâce</i> is the Smorgasbord?Joe Beef?s version of a Scandinavian open-faced sandwich?with thirty different toppings.<br>  <br> This cookbook (of sorts) is packed with personal stories, Fred?s favorite train trips, Dave?s ode to French Burgundy, instructions for building a backyard smoker and making absinthe, a Montreal travel guide, and <i>beaucoup plus</i>. With nearly every recipe photographed in exquisite detail, this nostalgic yet utterly modern cookbook is a groundbreaking guide to living an outstanding culinary life.<br><br><b><br></b> read more

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Use alder, hickory, maple and cedar grilling planks for grilling fish or get creative and make the perfect wood-fired pizza with t...his versatile cookbook. Grilling with cedar and other flavorful wood planks imparts a wonderful smoky infusion to all kinds of dishes with crowd-pleasing results. Learn how to use wood planks to make smoky homemade bacon, caramelized Butternut Squash and Apple Soup, and flavorful Rack of Lamb with Rosemary Pomegranate Sauce. Filled with color photography throughout, this cookbook explains the basics of plank grilling, such as how to prepare wood planks, as well as how to get the most out of cedar, alder, hickory, and maple planks in 75 versatile recipes. read more

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<b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY EATER.COM</b><br><br>From one of America?s finest food writers, the former restauran...t critic for <i>The New York Times, </i>comes a definitive, timeless guide to Thanksgiving dinner?preparing it, surviving it, and pulling it off in style.<br>  <br> From the planning of the meal to the washing of the last plate, Thanksgiving poses more?and more vexing?problems for the home cook than any other holiday. In this smartly written, beautifully illustrated, recipe-filled book, Sam Sifton, the <i>Times</i>?s resident Thanksgiving expert, delivers a message of great comfort and solace: There is no need for fear. You can cook a great meal on Thanksgiving. You can have a great time.<br>  <br> With simple, fool-proof recipes for classic Thanksgiving staples, as well as new takes on old standbys, this book will show you that the fourth Thursday of November does not have to be a day of kitchen stress and family drama, of dry stuffing and sad, cratered pies. You can make a better turkey than anyone has ever served you in your life, and you can serve it with gravy that is not lumpy or bland but a salty balm, rich in flavor, that transforms all it touches. Here are recipes for exciting side dishes and robust pies and festive cocktails, instructions for setting the table and setting the mood, as well as cooking techniques and menu ideas that will serve you all year long, whenever you are throwing a big party. Written for novice and experienced cooks alike, <i>Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well</i> is your guide to making Thanksgiving the best holiday of the year. It is not fantasy. If you prepare, it will happen. And this book will show you how.<br><br><b>Advance praise for <i>Thanksgiving</i></b><br> <b><i> </i></b><br> ?If you don?t have <i>Thanksgiving,</i> you are not really having Thanksgiving. This book is as essential to the day as the turkey itself. It?s an expert, gently opinionated guide to everything from the cranberry sauce to the table setting to the divvying up of the leftovers, but it?s also a paean to the holiday and an evocation of both its past and its promising future. Sam Sifton?s Thanksgiving world is the one I want to live in.??Gabrielle Hamilton, bestselling author of <i>Blood, Bones, & Butter</i><br>  <br> ?The charm of Sam Sifton?s <i>Thanksgiving</i> is that he proposes that home cooks treat this culinary Olympics like any other dinner party?don?t panic, deconstruct your tasks into bite-size pieces, and conquer that fear of failure. Sam could talk a fledgling doctor through his first open-heart surgery. It?s all here?from brining to spatchcocking, sides to desserts?and served up with a generous dollop of reassuring advice from one of America?s most notable food writers.??Christopher Kimball, editor of <i>Cook?s Illustrated</i> and host of <i>America?s Test Kitchen</i> read more

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<p><b><b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br><br><b>Winner of the IACP Julia Child First Book Award * Named one of</b><i> Cooking Light</i>...<b> magazine?s Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years</b><br><br>The long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen?home cook, photographer, and celebrated food blogger.<br></b><br> Deb Perelman loves to cook. She isn?t a chef or a restaurant owner?she?s never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was, at least at first, for special occasions?and, too often, an unnecessarily daunting venture. Deb found herself overwhelmed by the number of recipes available to her. Have you ever searched for the perfect birthday cake on Google? You?ll get more than three million results. Where do you start? What if you pick a recipe that?s downright bad?<br><br> So Deb founded her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, on the premise that cooking should be a pleasure, and that the results of your labor can?and should?be delicious . . .  every time. Deb is a firm believer that there are no bad cooks, just bad recipes. She has dedicated herself to creating and finding the best of the best and adapting the recipes for the everyday cook. <br><br> And now, with the same warmth, candor, and can-do spirit her blog is known for, Deb presents her first cookbook: more than 100 recipes?almost entirely new, plus a few favorites from the site?all gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs.<br><br> <i>The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook </i>is all about approachable, uncompromised home cooking. Here you?ll find better uses for your favorite vegetables: asparagus blanketing a pizza; ratatouille dressing up a sandwich; cauliflower masquerading as pesto. These are recipes you?ll bookmark and use so often they become your own, recipes you?ll slip to a friend who wants to impress her new in-laws, and recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time. Deb tells you her favorite summer cocktail; how to lose your fear of cooking for a crowd; and the essential items you need for your own kitchen. From salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes (or a full meal) to savory tarts and galettes; from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake, Deb knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion.</p> read more

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Linda Permann, author of <i>Crochet Adorned</i>, brings modern colors and fun-to-work stitch patterns to the pint-sized crowd with... this cute collection of over 24 clever crochet patterns for kids.<br> <br>The adorable designs in <i>Little Crochet</i> are worked in a range of washable fibers and vibrant hues that babies and toddlers are sure to love. Make tiny sweaters, dresses, pants, and accessories while exploring a range of construction techniques, including top-down cardigans, side-to-side sweater vests, motif-based yokes, and traditional seaming. Beautiful blankets, sweaters, soft toys, bibs, booties, and hats employ simple stitches that are sure to steal the show at baby showers. Whether you have a couple of hours or a couple of weeks till the baby's due date?you'll find the perfect project in this book.<br> <br>And here's the best part: <i>Little Crochet</i> includes size ranging from 0?4+ years, so you can keep crocheting as the little ones in your life grow. Plus, Linda has included lots of wearable patterns for both boys and girls, with swatches showing alternate colorways sprinkled throughout. Each pattern is designed to spark your own creativity, complete with how-to instructions for adding your own crafty touches like sewing, embroidery, and appliqué. Work confidently from Linda's easy-to-follow instructions, clear stitch diagrams ,and schematics, and her illustrated guide to basic and advanced stitches and finishing techniques.<br> <br>Whether you?re new to crochet or experienced with a hook, you'll find these little designs a joy to stitch and share. read more

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<b>A rollicking, rhyming Halloween romp?in every color!</b><br>  <br> What color is Halloween? Why, it?s as green as an ?eerie glo...w, evil grin, vile brew, clammy skin,? as white as ?cobwebs clinging, a misty trail, a skull, a spook, a face gone pale . . .? Children will learn their colors as they follow a cute little creature on his adventure through haunted halls, moonlit forests . . . perhaps even a Halloween party! Jimmy Pickering?s stylized settings and adorable monsters add a blast of colorful creepy-crawliness that will make kids giggle. Who knew that learning colors could be such spooky fun? read more

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No one has helped more families find time to fit home-cooked meals into their daily routines than Rachael Ray. Now with the help ...of Yum-o!, the organization she founded to help kids and adults develop a healthier relationship to food and cooking, she has put together the ultimate family cookbook, which includes recipes that both kids and their parents will love cooking?and eating?together!<br><br>Rachael knows that every family wants to make the best possible food choices?and get the very most out of their food-budget dollars. The recipes here feature more whole grains, use less fat, and make the most of fresh fruits and vegetables so they are as good for you as they are delish, and they?re all quintessential Rachael?fun and creative. <br><br>You?ll also find notes on how to get even very young kids involved in the cooking process; great ideas for everything from breakfast to the lunchbox to dinner; wholesome snacks; and loads of new double-duty dinners that let you cook once, then eat twice or more. <br><br>With lots of full-color photos and tons of helpful tips for making mealtime the very best part of the day, <i>Yum-o!</i> is a must-have for every busy family. read more

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This classic cookbook brings together 87 recipes for pasta sauces and 36 pizza and calzone recipes, as well as tasty pasta doughs,... such as buckwheat, red pepper and saffron. Featuring beautiful line drawings throughout, the book is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. read more

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<b>Available for the first time in an American edition, this debut cookbook, from bestselling authors Yotam Ottolenghi  and Sami T...amimi of <i>Plenty </i>and <i>Jerusalem</i>, features 140 recipes culled from the popular Ottolenghi restaurants and inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean.<br><br></b>Yotam Ottolenghi?s four eponymous restaurants?each a patisserie, deli, restaurant, and bakery rolled into one?are among London?s most popular culinary destinations. Now available for the first time in an American edition and updated with US measurements throughout, this debut cookbook from the celebrated, bestselling authors of Jerusalem  and Plenty features 140 recipes culled from the popular Ottolenghi restaurants and inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean. <br><br>The recipes reflect the authors? upbringings in Jerusalem yet also incorporate culinary traditions from California, Italy, and North Africa, among others. Featuring abundant produce and numerous fish and meat dishes, as well as Ottolenghi?s famed cakes and breads, Ottolenghi invites you into a world of inventive flavors and fresh, vibrant cooking. read more

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<b>For the first time, trusted and beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, answers the number one question she ...receives from cooks: <i>Can I make it ahead?</i></b><br>If you?ve ever found yourself stuck in front of the stove at your own party, scrambling to get everything to the table at just the right moment, Ina is here to let you in on her secrets! Thanks to twenty years of running a specialty food store and fifteen years writing cookbooks, she has learned exactly which dishes you can prep, assemble, or cook ahead of time. Whether you?re hosting a party or simply making dinner on a hectic weeknight, Ina gives you lots of amazing recipes that taste just as good?<i>or even better!</i>?when they?re made in advance.<br>   In <i>Make It Ahead,</i> each recipe includes clear instructions for what you can do ahead of time, and how far in advance, so you can cook with confidence and eliminate last-minute surprises. Make a pitcher of <b>Summer Rosé Sangria</b> filled with red berries, let it chill overnight for the flavors to develop, and you have a delicious drink to offer your friends the minute they arrive. Simmer a pot of <b>Wild Mushroom & Farro Soup</b>, enjoy a bowl for lunch, and freeze the rest for a chilly evening. You can prep the kale, Brussels sprouts, and lemon vinaigrette for <b>Winter Slaw</b> ahead of time and simply toss them together before serving. Assemble <b>French Chicken Pot Pies</b> filled with artichokes and fresh tarragon a day in advance and then pop them in the oven half an hour before dinner. And for dessert, everyone needs the recipe for Ina?s <b>Decadent (gluten-free!) Chocolate Cake</b> topped with <b>Make-Ahead Whipped Cream</b>. Ina also includes recipes for the biggest cooking day of the year?Thanksgiving! Her <b>Ultimate Make-Ahead Roast Turkey</b> and <b>Gravy with Onions & Sage </b>may just change your life.<br>   With beautiful photographs and hundreds of invaluable make-ahead tips, this is your new go-to guide for preparing meals that are stress-free yet filled with those fabulously satisfying flavors that you have come to expect from the Barefoot Contessa. read more

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Seductive but standoffish, oysters ask that you get to know them a little before you can really enjoy them. How do you choose from... among the dozens of varieties? How do you handle, shuck, and store them? Are they better cooked or raw? And are they really an aphrodisiac? Full of alluring recipes from topflight chefs, plus tasting notes and wine- and beer-pairing tips, the authoritative and accessible HOG ISLAND OYSTER LOVER'S COOKBOOK demystifies these enigmatic bivalves and provides the insider's scoop on serving them at home as well as ordering them in an oyster bar. <br><br> The essential full-color companion to buying, shucking, cooking, and eating oysters, from the premier oyster company in North America. With more than 40 recipes for raw oyster toppings and cooked oyster dishes from chefs such as Bobby Flay, Alice Waters, Hiro Sone, and Cindy Pawlcyn. Includes 40 full-color sunlit photos from the Hog Island Oyster Farm (in Tomales Bay) and Bar (in San Francisco's Ferry Building), as well as styled food shots. The three million oysters that Hog Island raises annually are served at top restaurants around the country, including French Laundry, Charlie Trotter's, Grand Central Oyster Bar, and the Four Seasons.ReviewsOne of the Best Cookbooks of the Year-7 x 7 Magazine"A roadie'¬?s guide to oysters and their history . . . Pomo'¬?s recipes are brimming with exciting and thoughtful ideas."-New York Times Summer Cookbook Review"An opus for oyster lovers."-San Francisco Chronicle"If your family vacation this summer takes you to oyster country, either '¬´Back East'¬? or '¬´Out West,'¬? carry this convenient volume with you."-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"This book could be what legions of oyster fans who can'¬?t get enough in restaurants but hestitate to do the bivalve thing at home have been waiting for."-Baltimore Sun <br><br> read more

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With multimillion-dollar shops in New York and Washington and coffee bars everywhere, Dean & DeLuca has dominated the movement to ...upgrade the American palate and is now a household name for top-notch ingredients and culinary style. Dean & DeLuca's 400 recipes draw upon the world's greatest cuisines to provide a cookbook for quality and health-conscious cooks. Line drawings. read more

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In this exquisite and very personal book, Martha Stewart welcomes you into her world, where she entertains in the expressive and b...eautiful style that she has made so famous. Whether a simple blueberry breakfast on a Sunday morning in Maine or a more lavish holiday dinner at Bedford, each of the gatherings is equally memorable, for what Martha cherishes above all is spending time and sharing delicious food with her family and friends. <br> <br>?A meal of substantial finger foods with ingenious cocktails, a sit-down formal dinner, a buffet supper, or something more relaxed such as a backyard barbecue?each is a welcome and inviting way to entertain,? writes Martha. Featuring elegant and casual affairs held throughout the year and a diverse collection of enticing recipes, <i>Martha?s Entertaining </i>shows us?in the broadest and most lovely fashion?what it really means to entertain and host today. From an afternoon Easter egg hunt for children to a festive Halloween dinner held inside her horse stable; from a sophisticated cocktail party on a friend?s yacht in New York Harbor to a spring garden fête amid the most glorious beds of peonies, Martha?s parties offer a glimpse inside her beautiful homes. Each is unforgettable and endlessly inspiring. <br> <br>All of the events feature menus and stories for dreaming and planning, as well as delicious yet approachable recipes: Tomato and Gruyère Toasts, Mini Crab Cakes with Tarragon Tartar Sauce, Tiny Tuna Burgers, Leek and Porcini Risotto, Wild-Mushroom Lasagna, Braised Short Ribs, Roast Turkey Breast with Sage Butter, Rhubarb Crumbles, Blueberry Jam Tartlets, and Chocolate Honey Ice Cream with Butterscotch Sauce, plus some of Martha?s favorite drinks, including Pomegranate Cosmopolitans and Honeydew Mojitos. Mix and match the recipes to create your own distinctive occasion. <br> <br>Set among Martha?s dining rooms, kitchens, gardens, and patios, this is her most intimate book yet, a new classic for hosts and home cooks of every generation. read more

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<b>A charming collection of updated recipes for both classic and forgotten cakes, from a timeless yellow birthday cake with chocol...ate buttercream frosting, to the new holiday standard, Gingerbread Icebox Cake with Mascarpone Mousse, written by a master baker and coauthor of <i>Rustic Fruit Desserts</i>.</b><br><br>  Make every occasion?the annual bake sale, a birthday party, or even a simple Sunday supper?a celebration with this charming collection of more than 50 remastered classics.<br> <br>Each recipe in <i>Vintage Cakes</i> is a confectionary stroll down memory lane. After sifting through her treasure trove of cookbooks and recipe cards, master baker and author Julie Richardson selected the most inventive, surprising, and just plain delicious cakes she could find. The result is a delightful and delectable time capsule of American baking, with recipes spanning a century. <br><br>Each cake has been expertly tested and retooled using the best ingredients and most up-to-date techniques. With precise and careful guidance, Richardson guides home bakers?whether total beginners or seasoned cooks?toward picture-perfect meringues, extra-creamy frostings, and lighter-than-air chiffons.<br><br>A few of the dreamy cakes that await: a chocolatey Texas Sheet Cake as large and abundant as its namesake state, the boozy Not for Children Gingerbread Bundt cake, and the sublime Lovelight Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream. With recipes to make Betty Crocker proud, these nostalgic and foolproof sweets rekindle our love affair with cakes. read more

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For the seasoned oenophile or the novice wine lover, this keepsake journal is perfect for recording tasting notes and cataloging p...rized wine labels. Entertaining facts and curious wine miscellany are featured throughout the album, providing a thoughtful accompaniment to wine tastings.<br>     <br>An excellent way to rate new wines and remember old favorites, this album is filled with interesting wine facts from Graham Harding's <i>A Wine Miscellany</i>. The heavy, album-bound pages provide ample space for recording tasting notes and impressions, as well as space for pasting in memorable wine labels. An ideal gift for Father's Day or birthdays, this multipurpose keepsake is an entertaining resource and record book for anyone who appreciates wine. read more

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<b>This accessible home-brew guide for alcoholic and non-alcoholic fermented drinks, from Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn's Emma Chr...istensen, offers a wide range of simple yet enticing recipes for Root Beer, Honey Green Tea Kombucha, Pear Cider, Gluten-Free Sorghum Ale, Blueberry-Lavender Mead, Gin Sake, Plum Wine, and more.<br></b><br>You can make naturally fermented sodas, tend batches of kombucha, and brew your own beer in the smallest apartment kitchen with little more equipment than a soup pot, a plastic bucket, and a long-handled spoon. All you need is the know-how.  <br>             <br>That?s where Emma Christensen comes in, distilling a wide variety of projects?from mead to kefir to sake?to their simplest forms, making the process fun and accessible for homebrewers. All fifty-plus recipes in <i>True Brews</i> stem from the same basic techniques and core equipment, so it?s easy for you to experiment with your favorite flavors and add-ins once you grasp the fundamentals.  <br>             <br>Covering a tantalizing range of recipes, including Coconut Water Kefir, Root Beer, Honey?Green Tea Kombucha, Pear Cider, Gluten-Free Pale Ale, Chai-Spiced Mead, Cloudy Cherry Sake, and Plum Wine, these fresh beverages make impressive homemade offerings for hostess gifts, happy hours, and thirsty friends alike. read more

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