This book considers the intrinsic yet often forgotten role of time in creating the flavors and textures we love. Through a series of encounters with ingredients, producers, cooks, artisans, and chefs, we see how time and again, time itself is the invisible ingredient in our most cherished recipes. Including vignettes from the immediacy of taste (seconds), the exactitude of pasta (minutes), and smoking and barbecuing meats (hours), to maturing cheese (weeks), infusing vanilla extract (months), and perfecting parmigiana and port (years), this is an enlightening and essential volume for foodies, bakers, home cooks, chefs, and anyone who appreciates a perfectly-executed dish--Back cover.
This glorious visual celebration of food in all its forms reveals the extraordinary cultural impact of the foods we eat, explores the early efforts of humans in their quest for sustenance, and tells the fascinating stories behind individual foods. With profiles of the most culturally and historically interesting foods of all types, from nuts and grains, fruits and vegetables, and meat and fish, to herbs and spices, this fascinating culinary historical reference provides the facts on all aspects of each food's unique story. Feature spreads shine a spotlight on influential international cuisines and the local foods that built them. The Story of Food explains how foods have become the cornerstone of our culture, from their origins to how they are eaten and their place in world cuisine.--Amazon.com.
As the world's most popular beverage, tea has fascinated us, awakened us, motivated us, and calmed us for well over two thousand years. A History of Tea tells the compelling story of the rise of tea in Asia and its eventual spread to the West and beyond. From the tea houses of China's ancient Tang Dynasty (618-907) to the tea ceremonies developed by Japanese Zen Buddhist monks, to the current social issues faced by tea growers in India and Sri Lanka- this fascinating book explores the complex history of this universal drink. It illuminates the industries and traditions that have developed as tea spread throughout the world and it explains how tea is transformed into the many varieties that people drink each day. It also features a quick reference guide on subjects such as proper tea terminology and brewing. Whatever your cup of tea, green, black, white, oolong, chai, Japanese, Chinese, Sri Lankan, American or British, every tea aficionado will enjoy reading A History of Tea to learn more about their favorite beverage.
Kimchi is the newest star on the Asian culinary stage. These kimchi recipes are an appetizing way to add more vegetables with probiotics, vitamins, and enzymes to your health-conscious diet. This delicious Korean superfood is tasty in a surprisingly tangy, spicy, and pungent way! The Korean Kimchi Cookbook is the first Korean food cookbook in English to present Korean kimchi recipes in so many different forms -- and to fully explain the alchemy of fermentation and its health benefits, which include healthy digestion, anti-aging results, lowered cholesterol, and a stronger immune system. The Korean Kimchi Cookbook features the extensive history and background information about Korea's cuisine and fascinating culture. There are 82 flavorful and easy to prepare recipes organized by season including: Fresh Oyster Kimchi Swiss Chard Kimchi Fresh Ginger Pickles Traditional Cabbage Kimchi--
When things go wrong in the kitchen - reach for this book. Full of helpful ideas, tricks and tips to rescue cookery mishaps. Also includes helpful instrucitons on kitchen cleaning.--Cataloguer.
An easy-to-follow program for those adopting a vegan lifestyle or those looking to kick-start healthier habits provides daily meal plans with plant-based recipes, shopping lists, and personal tips and inspiration.
Because small households, newlyweds, empty nesters, college students, and other two-person families shouldn't have to rely on recipes meant to serve four or six, we've reengineered our favorite dinner recipes from the ground up. We used equipment in unexpected ways, such as ramekins to make individual Chicken Pot Pies, and also found clever techniques for scaling recipes with ease, such as swapping in smaller blade steaks for a large chuck roast to make a streamlined Yankee Pot Roast for just two. An appendix with 15 side dish recipes offers fuss-free options for rounding out your meals, while an introduction full of tips and tricks will help you avoid waste and shop for small-scale recipes more efficiently.--Amazon.com.
Co-founder of the popular website Simple Green Smoothies, Jen Hansard, branches out to offer quick, tasty, vegetarian meals for the whole family. With tips on meal prep, advice when shopping and 150 new vegetarian recipes from quinoa corn muffins to veggie enchilada stacks and cauliflower buffalo wings, you'll gain a new appreciation for fresh, plant-powered meals and what they can do for your body and your mind. -- Adapted from Amazon.com summary.
Offers over seventy-five recipes with suggestions on wine pairings for each dish, including shrimp aguachile, tomato chaat, falafel waffles, ratatouille gratin, deviled ham hand pies, butternut lamb chili, and porcini mushroom stroganoff.