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!
Awaken your tastebuds with a whole new approach to slow cooking. The more than 100 succulent, comforting dishes found in this book are bursting with bright fresh flavors. A fresh twist on slow-cooked comfort. Layered with bright flavors and crunchy textures, classic slow-cooked recipes are updated for today's cook, with delicious results. Dishes that satisfy the whole family. From succulent beef to melt-in-your-mouth chicken to hearty legumes, this book contains an irresistible array of easy-to-prepare recipes your family will love. From simple ingredients to mouthwatering meals. Whether preparing a weeknight meal or an elegant dinner, this book will show you how to transform wholesome, easy-to-find ingredients into tantalizing dishes. In this book, you will discover a whole new way to use your slow cooker to make more than 100 succulent dishes by enhancing them with bright fresh flavors: Tender short ribs in a sweet and spicy sauce are elevated with a crunchy daikon, carrot, and fresh herb salad; zesty chicken-tortilla soup is layered with sweet corn, creamy avocado, and earthy cilantro; and sliced brisket is perked up with a verdant, herb-laden chimichurri strewn with sweet cherry tomatoes. The slow cooker has become one of the most popular kitchen appliances for today’s busy home cook, and it is easy to see why: comfort has met convenience, with delicious results. The best slow cooking, however, is an art that is only achieved with a little finesse. This book reimagines what the slow cooker is capable of, bringing freshness, color, and texture to the flavorful stews and braises of slow cooking and creating a road map for the modern cook. Rounding out the book, the lush, tempting photography is not only mouthwatering but also inspirational, with visual ideas for textural and flavorful garnishes. Welcome to a whole new way with slow cooking.
Updated for today's cook, this celebration of fresh flavors and crunchy textures features 100 classic slow-cooker recipes that are family friendly, including tender short ribs in a sweet and spicy sauce, zesty chicken-tortilla soup and sliced brisket.