“Learn how to create an organic, edible garden and then make the most of the fruits (and vegetables) of your labors” (Los Angeles Daily News). Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are America’s foremost organic gardeners—and authorities. Barbara is the author of The Garden Primer, and Eliot wrote the bible for organic gardening, The New Organic Grower. Today they are the face of the locavore movement, working through their extraordinary Four Season Farm in Maine. And now they’ve written the book on how to grow what you eat, and cook what you grow. The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook is two books in one. It’s a complete four-season cookbook with 120 recipes from Barbara, a master cook as well as master gardener, who shows how to transform your fruits and vegetables into mouthwatering dishes, from Stuffed Squash Blossom Fritters to Red Thai Curry with Fall Vegetables to Hazelnut Torte with Summer Berries. And it’s a step-by-step garden guide that works no matter how big or small your plot, with easy-to-follow instructions and plans for different gardens. It covers size of the garden, nourishing the soil, planning ahead, and the importance of rotating crops—yes, even in your backyard. And, at the core, individual instructions on the crops, from the hardy and healthful cabbage family to fourteen essential culinary herbs. Eating doesn’t get any more local than your own backyard. “Beautifully photographed and illustrated . . . Provides a thorough and accessible discussion of how to grow food, what to grow, how to get the most from your garden and finally, how to make it all taste delicious.” —Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Above & Beyond features profiles of 88 former Marines who have impacted the civilian world, including the following accomplishments: Co-developed McDonalds "Happy Meal", Wrote a best selling book titled, Death by Chocolate, As a college project, wrote a business plan for an overnight delivery service, did a tour in Vietnam, and turned the business plan into a twenty billion dollar company, Won 3 Grammy Awards and has a star on Hollywood Boulevard, In 2000, he sold his company for $3.4 billion, 20 times sales, Is a NASCAR Weekly Series Racing Team co-owner and driver, Is fluent in both Chinese and Russian and has run the CIA station desks in both countries, Was a shooter in Vietnam and is now an ordained Minister directing an international ministry, Played a key role in putting Republicans Giuliani and Pataki in as mayor and governor of the Democratic state of New York, Won both a Pulitzer and the Foster Peabody Awards for his investigative journalism. Be inspired by these successful former Marines and more! Book jacket.
Publisher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
Delicious raspberries are versatile, nutritious, and always add a special flair to many dishes. Raspberries can be used in cakes, pies and breads, in preserves, as a salad ingredient, in wines, brandies, and any number of other imaginative ways. Rich in vitamins A and C, they also contain ellagic acid, an anti-carcinogenic (cancer-preventing) compound. In Raspberry Delights Cookbook, author Karen Jean Matsko Hood presents her collection of more than 270 exciting raspberry recipes that will be sure to please everyone! Inside, you will also find some fascinating reading regarding this wholesome berry’s history, folklore, cultivation, and much more. With recipes using readily available ingredients, Raspberry Delights Cookbook will be a valued addition to any chef’s bookshelf.
On her farm in Massachusetts, nutritionist Diana Rodgers has found a way back to a healthy, active lifestyle with a focus on nutritious and delicious eating, raising animals, growing vegetables, and balancing work and play. Anyone can have the same healthy, balanced lifestyle and a closer connection to their food—whether you live in a house in the suburbs, a farmhouse in the countryside, or an apartment in the city. The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook shows you how. With over 100 seasonal Paleo recipes, guides to growing your own food and raising animals, and inspiring how-tos for crafts and entertaining,The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook is a guide not just for better eating, but for better living—and a better world.
Cooking by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
"The bible for all chefs." —Paul Bocuse Named one of the five favorite culinary books of this decade by Food Arts magazine, The Professional Chef is the classic kitchen reference that many of America's top chefs have used to understand basic skills and standards for quality as well as develop a sense of how cooking works. Now, the ninth edition features an all-new, user-friendly design that guides readers through each cooking technique, starting with a basic formula, outlining the method at-a-glance, offering expert tips, covering each method with beautiful step-by-step photography, and finishing with recipes that use the basic techniques. The new edition also offers a global perspective and includes essential information on nutrition, food and kitchen safety, equipment, and product identification. Basic recipe formulas illustrate fundamental techniques and guide chefs clearly through every step, from mise en place to finished dishes. Includes an entirely new chapter on plated desserts and new coverage of topics that range from sous vide cooking to barbecuing to seasonality Highlights quick reference pages for each major cooking technique or preparation, guiding you with at-a-glance information answering basic questions and giving new insights with expert tips Features nearly 900 recipes and more than 800 gorgeous full-color photographs Covering the full range of modern techniques and classic and contemporary recipes, The Professional Chef, Ninth Edition is the essential reference for every serious cook.
The vocation of chef is a noble one. It involves providing for others the fuel essential to life in a way that celebrates the senses and enlivens the spirit. All of the chefs who have contributed to this book are artisans of their vocation. Their culinary delights are best appreciated, however, when teamed with the art of a winemaker." --Park B. Smith, Veritas restaurant Culinary masters from across the country contribute more than 80 fabulous recipes that pay homage to the world-famous Bryant Family Vineyard wine legacy. Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet, first produced in 1992, is internationally recognized in such magazines as Wine Spectator, Decanter, and Food and Wine, and is served with distinction by wine connoisseurs and well-known chefs alike. To celebrate the fervor and passion that keeps the Bryant Family Vineyard waiting list over 6,000 deep, culinary legends, including Charlie Trotter, Thomas Keller, Eric Ripert, Daniel Boulud, Terrence Brennan, Lidia Bastianich, Patricia Wells, and Gale Gand, share recipes inspired by their ardent love of the Bryant grape. The The Bryant Family Vineyard Cookbook features a foreword by wine connoisseur and restaurateur Park B. Smith, an introduction by distinguished chef Charlie Trotter, and four-color photography by Robert Holmes showcasing the Napa vineyard's landscape and wine-making activities. A portion of the proceeds from The Bryant Family Vineyard Cookbook sales will be donated to The Bowery Mission, a charity dear to Barbara Bryant's heart.
A Dark History of Chocolate looks at our long relationship with this ancient food of the Gods. The book examines the impact of the cocoa bean trade on the economies of Britain and the rest of Europe, as well as its influence on health, cultural and social trends over the centuries. Renowned food historian Emma Kay takes a look behind the façade of chocolate first as a hot drink and then as a sweet delving into the murky and mysterious aspects of its phenomenal global growth, from a much-prized hot beverage in pre-Colombian Central America to becoming an integral part of the cultural fabric of modern life. From the seductive corridors of Versailles, serial killers, witchcraft, medicine and war to its manufacturers, the street sellers, criminal gangs, explorers and the arts, chocolate has played a significant role in some of the worlds deadliest and gruesome histories. If you thought chocolate was all Easter bunnies, romance and gratuity, then you only know half the story. This most ancient of foods has a heritage rooted in exploitation, temptation and mystery. With the power to be both life-giving and ruinous.