Chronicle Books Foodie Fight

Calling all food lovers! This addictive trivia game allows players to strut their culinary stuff and prove who is the smartest foodie of them all. With over 1,000 questions on topics ranging from culinary science and celebrity chefs to food... history and exotic cuisine, each player is bound to get a full serving of food knowledge. But think fast, because the first player or team to fill in their game board wins! 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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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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Recipe clutter is a thing of the past with this beautifully illustrated ?pocket? book. This ultra-pretty package provides space fo...r organizing favorite recipes saved from magazines, the Internet, friends, and family and comes with preprinted stickers for identifying each of the 12 roomy pockets. read more

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True Blood, HBO?s blockbuster paranormal drama, enthralls a diverse audience of 13 million viewers (and counting). Menus at the no...w-famous Fangtasia and Merlotte?s Bar and Grill play a key role in the series, providing sustenance for its human characters, evoking memories of a bygone life for its vampires, and serving as a powerful symbol for the desires and carnal needs the characters harbor. It?s no wonder so many fans revel in at-home parties inspired by the food on the series! With recipes from unforgettable scenes, each entertainingly introduced by True Blood?s most compelling characters, these 85 authentic bayou country recipes and 150-plus photos from the series give fans a big taste of Bon Temps. © 2012 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. True Blood and related trademarks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. 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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This is the book for cooks who want to take their cooking to a whole new level. Martha Holmberg was trained at La Varenne and is a...n award-winning food writer. Her look at this sometimes-intimidating genre?expressed in clear, short bites of information and through dozens of process photographs?delivers the skill of great sauce-making to every kind of cook, from beginners to those more accomplished who wish to expand their repertoire. More than 100 recipes for sauces range from standards such as béarnaise, hollandaise, and marinara to modern riffs such as maple-rum sabayon, caramelized onion coulis, and coconut- curry spiked chocolate sauce. An additional 55 recipes use the sauces to their greatest advantage, beautifying pasta, complementing meat or fish, or elevating a cake to brilliant. Modern Sauces is both an inspiration and a timeless reference on kitchen technique. 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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With more than 150 splendid photographs, headnotes that illuminate Poland?s vibrant food culture, and more than 90 recipes for cla...ssic and contemporary Polish food, this unique and fascinating cookbook brings an ignored cuisine to light. Pulitzer Prize-winner Anne Applebaum has lived in Poland since before the fall of communism, and this cookbook?nourished by her engagement with the culture and food of her adopted country?offers a tantalizing look into the turbulent history of this beautiful region. In a Polish Country House Kitchen celebrates long-distance friendships with a love of food at the core, bringing the good, sustaining foods of Anne?s Polish country home into kitchens the world over. read more

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The Country Cooking of Greece captures all the glory and diversity of Greek cuisine in one magnum opus from Greece?s greatest culi...nary authority, Diane Kochilas. More than 250 recipes were drawn from every corner of Greece, from rustic tavernas, Kochilas? renowned cooking school, and the local artisans and village cooperatives that produce olive oil and handmade pasta. More than 150 color photographs and vivid sidebars bring to life Greece?s unique and historical food culture. Seventeen chapters organized by ingredients such as lamb, herbs, artichokes, and cheese touch down all over Greece?s dramatic geography of mountains, coastal lands, and fertile alluvial plains. A cookbook like no other, this ingredient-driven volume at once meets a growing interest in Greek cooking and serves as a homecoming for all those of Greek descent. read more

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