Chronicle Books Fondue

Whether served at festive gatherings or intimate dinners, fondue is a party dish guaranteed to deliver fabulous flavors and fun. Best-selling author Lou Seibert Pappas offers recipes that are easy to make and fabulously delicious. Tradition...alists will revel in cheese fondues such as Bagna Cauda and Tuscan Cheese Fondue. Entre options include Filet Mignon and Shrimp Fondue or Beach Lover's Fish Pot. Best of all, the host can enjoy the time spent with family and friends, as the cooking is done right at the table. So, without ado, get ready to dip, swirl, and delight in Fondue! read more

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Following the success of their 2010 James Beard Foundation Best Cookbook of the Year, The Country Cooking of Ireland, Colman Andre...ws and Christopher Hirsheimer achieve the formidable feat of illuminating the world?s most beloved cuisine in an entirely new light. Drawing on more than 40 years of experience traveling and eating in Italy, Andrews explores every region, from Piedmont to Puglia, and provides the fascinating origins of dishes both familiar and unexpected. This gloriously photographed keepsake depicts an ingredient-focused culture deeply rooted in rural traditions, in which even the most sophisticated dishes derive from more basic fare. With 230 sumptuous recipes highlighting the abundant flavors of the land, all set against the backdrop of Andrews? vivid storytelling and Hirsheimer?s evocative images, this luxe package is sure to delight home chefs and lovers of Italian food alike. read more

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Every day 1,500 Bostonians can't resist buying sweet, simple treats such as Homemade Pop-Tarts, from an alumna of Harvard with a d...egree in economics. From Brioche au Chocolat and Lemon Raspberry Cake to perfect croissants, Flour Bakery-owner Joanne Chang's repertoire of baked goods is deep and satisfying. While at Harvard she discovered that nothing made her happier than baking cookies leading her on a path that eventually resulted in a sticky bun triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network'sThrowdown. Almost 150 Flour recipes such as Milky Way Tart and Dried Fruit Focaccia are included, plus Joanne's essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker. read more

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For the home or professional bread-maker, this is the book of the season. It comes from a man many consider to be the best bread b...aker in the United States: Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, a city that knows its bread. To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, the center of daily life, and each loaf tells the story of the baker who shaped it. He developed his unique bread over two decades of apprenticeship with the finest artisan bakers in France and the United States, as well as experimentation in his own ovens. Readers will be astonished at how elemental it is. A hundred photographs from years of testing, teaching, and recipe development provide step-by-step inspiration, while additional recipes provide inspiration for using up every delicious morsel. read more

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Rare is the cookbook that redefines how we cook. And rare is the author who can do so with the ease and expertise of acclaimed wri...ter and culinary authority Michael Ruhlman. Twenty distills Ruhlman?s decades of cooking, writing, and working with the world?s greatest chefs into twenty essential ideas?from ingredients to processes to attitude?that are guaranteed to make every cook more accomplished. Whether cooking a multi-course meal, the juiciest roast chicken, or just some really good scrambled eggs, Ruhlman reveals how a cook?s success boils down to the same twenty concepts. With the illuminating expertise that has made him one of the most esteemed food journalists, Ruhlman explains the hows and whys of each concept and reinforces those discoveries through 100 recipes for everything from soups to desserts, all detailed in over 300 photographs. Cooks of all levels will revel in Ruhlman?s game-changing Twenty. read more

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Protect cheese in style with fabulous wrappers perfect for storing and pretty enough to use as cheese ?gift wrap.? Ideal for any v...ariety, whether it?s aged Cheddar, Asiago, luscious triple-cream Brie, or fresh mozzarella di bufala, these wrappers will help keep cheese fresher, longer. read more

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Every once in a while, a cookbook comes along that instantly says "classic." This is one of them. Acclaimed pastry chef Elisabeth ...Prueitt and master baker Chad Robertson share not only their fabulous recipes, but also the secrets and expertise that transform a delicious homemade treat into a great one. It's no wonder there are lines out the door of Elisabeth and Chad's acclaimed Tartine Bakery. It's been written up in every magazine worth its sugar and spice. Here their bakers' art is transformed into easy-to-follow recipes for the home kitchen. The only thing hard about this cookbook is deciding which recipe to try first: moist Brioche Bread Pudding; luscious Banana Cream Pie; the sweet-tart perfection of Apple Crisp. And the cakes! Billowing chiffon cakes. Creamy Bavarians bursting with seasonal fruits. A luxe Devil's Food Cake. Lemon Pound Cake, Pumpkin Tea Cake. Along with the sweets, cakes, and confections come savory treats, such as terrifically simple Wild Mushroom Tart and Cheddar Cheese Crackers. There's a little something here for breakfast, lunch, tea, supper, hors d'oeuvresand, of course, a whole lot for dessert! Practical advice comes in the form of handy Kitchen Notes. These "hows" and "whys" convey the authors' know-how, whether it's the key to the creamiest quiche (you'll be surprised), the most efficient way to core an apple, or tips for ensuring a flaky crust. Top it off with gorgeous photographs throughout and you have an utterly fresh, inspiring, and invaluable cookbook. read more

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Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp lays an invaluable foundation for cooks in Keys to the Kitchen. This compreh...ensive manual collects more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes as well as color photographs, plenty of informative illustrations, a substantial technique primer, and helpful how-to information on subjects as wide-ranging as rust removal, throwing a cocktail party, and knife skills. For members of the tech-savvy new generation who can?t cook but want to, this essential reference guide makes an ideal starting place and for those already at ease in the kitchen it?s full of ?who knew? moments for expanding their repertoire of great recipes. read more

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The first crowd-sourced cookbook from Chronicle Books, this celebration of the dainty French delight proves that classic doesn?t h...ave to mean conventional. Forty reverential recipes?developed by madeleine lovers from Italy to Oregon and curated by Miss Madeleine herself?break the mold, with unexpected delights from Rosemary Parmesan Polenta to Molasses Spice to Chocolate Hazelnut, plus gluten-free and vegan options. Featuring expert tips on choosing ingredients, mixing and baking batter, and picking the right pan, as well as a chapter on glazes, dips, and other toppings, the wisdom of dozens of aficionados comes together in this delectable ode to the little shell-shaped cake we love. read more

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Experience the tempting peaks and valleys of buttery, sweet and savory waffles. This collection of more than 30 mouthwatering reci...pes?plus a dozen toppings to sprinkle, spread, drizzle, and otherwise gild the waffle?includes childhood classics like the basic Buttermilk Waffle and elegant updates like Ham and Gruyère Waffle Tartines. Deliciously crunchy and light, these recipes are equally at home at the breakfast table, in a lunch box, or served formally at a dinner party. Doll them up with a drizzle of Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce, sprinkle with fines herbes, or dress them down (in the best possible way) with simple pure maple syrup?these delicately crisp, perfectly golden, and light as air treats are the ultimate in culinary versatility. read more

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In this in-depth, behind-the-scenes tell-all about the lives of women chefs, journalist Charlotte Druckman walks the reader into t...he world behind the hot line. But this is a different perspective on the kitchen: one told through the voices of more than 70 of the best and brightest women cooking today, These are female chefs performing culinary and domestic high wire acts: juggling sharp knives, battering heat, bruising male egos, and working endless hours, often while raising small children and living from paycheck to paycheck. How they deal with pressures, the expectations, the successes and failures, makes for absorbing reading. read more

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