A culinary guide for newlyweds shares 150 modern classic recipes that provide for a range of meals and occasions, in a complexity-rated reference that covers such topics as stocking a pantry and purchasing cookware while outlining how to prepare such options as Vanilla-Pear Muffins and Roasted Crab with Garlic and Fennel. 50,000 first printing.
This inspirational volume, a companion to Bride and Groom Cookbook, features menus designed for a couple to use throughout their first years of marriage. The book offers guidance on every type of occasion, with delicious recipes and detailed work plans for cocktail and dinner parties, outdoor entertaining, and special celebrations and holidays. Author Brigit Binns, herself a former caterer, offers a wealth of advice on creating a successful and stress-free event: how to compose a balanced menu, bring in seasonal elements, plan your time wisely, decorate your space, set a welcoming table and make your guests feel comfortable. The bride and groom's home will quickly become a culinary destination among friends and family. Intriguing wine pairings are suggested for each menu, and ideas are provided for musical selections, floral arrangements and other grace notes. With gorgeous full-colour recipe images that will aid novice cooks and inspire more experienced ones, plus dozens of atmospheric photographs, Bride and Groom Entertaining will help any newly married couple learn to entertain with ease and flair.
As Abigail Kirsch knows after catering thousands of weddings, being a newlywed is all about beginning new traditions. One of the most pleasurable of those traditions is entertaining at home. But couples just starting to invite friends, family, and business colleagues for casual or more formal meals need some help in the kitchen, and Abigail Kirsch is here to offer her expert guidance. In The Bride and Groom’s First Cookbook, Abigail Kirsch introduced young couples to the delights of learning to cook side by side. Now, in her new book, she provides neophyte cooking couples with complete game plans for dinner parties, lunches, or brunches throughout the year. The menus, arranged seasonally, feature plenty of "Do-Ahead" suggestions, recipes that are easy and fun to prepare, and basic wine recommendations. From a summer Pulled-Pork Barbecue to a fall Hearty Short Rib Dinner to an Apres Ski Pasta Supper for winter to a spring Baked Ham brunch, there is something here for every time of year and occasion. Even a first Thanksgiving can be nearly carefree when quick-cooking game hens are the more flavorful stand-in for turkey. For each season, too, there is a vegetarian menu. And separate chapters covering hors d’oeuvres and desserts make it simple to plan a cocktail or dessert party. Veteran party-giver Abigail Kirsch also shares her know-how when it comes to decorating a table and serving food stylishly. With Abigail Kirsch’s confidence-boosting advice, new couples will find at-home entertaining foolproof and enjoyable.
Did you ever have a dinner party disaster? Yes, I'm afraid so. Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew by cooking a complex main course? Well, yes. Did you ever find yourself barbecuing a large pig in your swimsuit and sarong when uninvited porn stars show up for dinner? Uh...now wait just a minute... If any or all of these things happened to you, fear not. They've all happened to Brigit Binns, the globe-trotting expert on relaxed and elegant entertaining, and she's here to help turn disasters into delight. Brigit's not afraid to admit that she's had plenty of dinner party nightmares because she's learned from her mistakes. In The Relaxed Kitchen, she's here to share some hilarious stories of her failures, her embarrassments and, happily, her triumphs; but, most importantly, she's here to share her hard-won entertaining secrets. From a precariously balanced Napoleon dripping with deep red berry sauce – served in a pristine, just-decorated, all-white London flat – to frying an almost hallucinatory overabundance of duck breasts and potato cakes on a blisteringly hot terrace in Spain, Brigit's learned what works beautifully and what doesn't. From her years as a cookbook author, she's developed a surefire plan that insures casually elegant entertaining. The recipes? Well, they're just what you'd expect from someone in love with bold, Mediterranean flavors: - smoky shrimp escabeche - fried almonds with turmeric - Tuscan style artichokes - roasted pepper and sausage torta rustica - butterflied leg of lamb with rosemary - roast chicken strewn with thyme branches - chimichurri skirt steak - grilled lobster with smoked paprika mayo As Brigit says at the opening of the book, "I fell in love with food before I got my first bra." Only someone like Brigit, who is passionate about cooking, whose insatiable quest to entertain often and well has led to some questionable decisions and amusing results could persevere and arrive at a fail-safe plan for entertaining with elegance and ease. So invite Brigit Binns home, and make your own kitchen a Relaxed Kitchen.
Presents recipes from California's central coast that incorporate wine, including chicken braised in aged red wine vinegar, red wine risotto with scallops and bacon, and pan-seared halibut with wine-braised leeks.
If there is only one book to include in a couple's kitchen library the first few years after their wedding, the Newlywed Cookbook is it. Designed for both novice and expert cooks alike, it includes inspiring ideas for everything from weeknight suppers to Saturday dinner parties with friends and cozy breakfast in bed. With nearly 200 contemporary, easy-to-follow, seasonal recipes, this essential volume will help make every moment shared in the kitchen special. When most people tie the knot, they probably already have some sense of their way around a kitchen. What makes the newlywed kitchen unique is the way you experience it together and what it says about you as a couple. The Newlywed Cookbook aims to help today’s couples inhabit their kitchen. The recipes are infused with global flavors, seasonal ingredients, some retro nostalgia, and lots of flexibility—most can be customized to suit your particular tastes. Introduction includes recommendations for cooking for two, cooking for a crowd, setting the table and setting up the kitchen, as well as sections about wine and beer. Recipes are divided by Breakfast & Brunch, Starters & Snacks, Soups & Salads, Pasta, Pizza & Risotto, Main Courses, Side Dishes and Desserts, along with Kitchen Essentials, Essential Tools and Basic Recipes. Each recipe is accompanied by step by step instructions and full-color photographs to help guide you through the process. Recipe highlights include Glazed Doughnuts, Raised Waffles with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote, California Breakfast Bowls, Tomato & Feta Tart, Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli, Pork Ramen with Bean Sprouts, Chicken Tortilla & Lime Soup, Grain Salads, Pizza Four Ways, Ravioli with Bitter Greens & Toasted Walnut Butter, White Lasagna with Mushrooms & Prosciutto, Lemongrass Shrimp Skewers, Korean Short Ribs, Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignons, Cheese Soufflé, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks & Gruyère, Individual Tiramisus with Espresso & Rum, Salted Caramel Apple Pie, Fresh Lemon Mousse, Coffee Crunch Ice Cream, Peanut Butter and Sea Salt Cookies, and many more! Nominated for a 2018 IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Cookbook Award!
The ultimate gift for newly married or engaged couples, Two in the Kitchen features a modern design, sprightly illustrations, lush photography, and 150 recipes for every occasion—from breakfast and brunch to cocktail hour to weeknight dinners for two to dinner parties to holidays. “We both grew up in households in which family mealtime was sacred, and the rituals surrounding eating and drinking have continued to define and unite us. Cooking together is a way of reveling in each other and in our union. We hope that you will find the same bliss in the kitchen that we do.” — Christie & Jordan With an elegant design, colorful illustrations, gorgeous photography, and a charismatic young couple, Jordan Mackay and Christie Dufault, writing friendly and helpful text, this title looks and feels like a gift and is filled with classic recipes and resonant information for modern newlyweds. Jordan and Christie draw on their experience—he’s a wine and spirits writer and she’s a sommelier and instructor at the CIA in Greystone—to add contemporary topics to the mix, such as a focus on drinks, how to set up a home bar, how to cook happily with your spouse and entertain family and friends. Additionally, five other couples from spanning the country share their secrets and tips for achieving kitchen bliss. Besides a diverse array of 150 recipes for every occasion and taste, each chapter opens with a handful of prose recipes offering inspirational ideas for quick dishes—from smoothies and scrambles to crostini and sparkling drinks—speaking to novice cooks looking for fresh and easy recipes. Practical advice like how to sharpen knives, take care of cutting boards, and store food in the freezer, and fun ideas like creating a music playlist for a dinner party are presented in short, easy-to-read sidebars throughout the front of the book. From dozens of recipes for every occasion to advice and entertaining know-how from couples who cook, this book will lead the way to happiness in the kitchen. Real couples Six couples from across America share their tricks, first-hand experience, and knowledge gained cooking together. Kitchen advice Includes practical information, from kitchen planning and equipment to stocking the pantry and buying wineglasses. Go-to recipes From breakfast and brunch to cocktail hour and weeknight dinners, a collection of recipes ideal for newlyweds.
From a hearty frittata with sweet peppers and sausage to tender gnocchi served with a sublime sauce of four cheeses and grilled balsamic-glazed veal chops on a bed of polenta, the sumptuous yet easy-to-make recipes in this book represent the very best of vibrant Italian cuisine. Williams-Sonoma Collection Italian offers more than 40 recipes, including beloved favorites as well as exciting new ideas. Pastas such as ravioli filled with butternut squash or papparadelle sauced with long-simmered meat ragù make satisfying meals in themselves. When hosting an elegant dinner party, serve individual spinach timbales followed by roast sea bass with fennel and lemon. For a sweet finish, choose from crunchy almond biscotti, irresistible tiramisù, or creamy panna cotta. With an entire chapter devoted to each traditional Italian course, this volume offers plenty of inspiring recipes perfect for any occasion. Full-color photographs of each dish help you decide which one to prepare, and each recipe is accompanied by a photographic side note that highlights a key ingredient or technique. With an informative basics section on Italian cooking, including an extensive glossary, you will quickly learn all you need to know to make delicious Italian meals to share with family and friends.