Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades--Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too


Steven Raichlen - 2017
    Steven Raichlen, America’s “master griller” (Esquire), has completely updated and revised his bestselling encyclopedia of chile-fired rubs, lemony marinades, buttery bastes, pack-a-wallop sauces, plus mops, slathers, sambals, and chutneys. It’s a cornucopia of all the latest flavor trends, drawing from irresistible Thai, Mexican, Indian, Cajun, Jamaican, Italian, and French cuisines, as well as those building blocks from America’s own barbecue belt. There are over 200 recipes in all, including a full sampler of dinner recipes using the sauces. And the book now has full-color photographs throughout. It’s the essential companion cookbook for every at-home pitmaster looking to up his or her game.

Going Solo in the Kitchen


Jane Doerfer - 1995
    At last, a supremely practical cookbook designed expressly for single people!With more than 350 superb yet simple recipes for all occasions--and loaded with time-and-money-saving strategies for buying, storing, and recycling food in quantities that won't get wasted--Going Solo in the Kitchen is for solo cooks who don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but who are tired of take-out, and who want to eat food that's delicious, nutritious, and inexpensive.Whether it's a quick one-dish meal of Saut�ed Beef with Mushrooms, a satisfying soup supper such as Vegetable Bean Soup with crusty bread, a summer night's dinner of Avocado, Papaya, and Shrimp Salad, or a Sunday splurge of Chicken Breast Baked with Garlic (with enough leftovers for a sandwich at work the next day and a cold chicken salad later in the week), here is food that will lure beginners and seasoned cooks alike into the kitchen, putting a variety of flavors and a wealth of taste into every meal.

Curing & Smoking: River Cottage Handbook No.13


Steven Lamb - 2014
    While our European neighbours have continued to use these methods on their meat, fish and cheese for centuries, we seem to have lost the habit. But with the right guidance, anyone can preserve fresh produce, whether living on a country farm or in an urban flat - it doesn't have to take up a huge amount of space.The River Cottage ethos is all about knowing the whole story behind what you put on the table; and as Steven Lamb explains in this thorough, accessible guide, it's easy to take good-quality ingredients and turn them into something sensational. Curing & Smoking begins with a detailed breakdown of any kit you might need (from sharp knives to sausage stuffers, for the gadget-loving cook) and an explanation of the preservation process - this includes a section showing which products and cuts are most suitable for different methods of curing and smoking. The second part of the book is organised by preservation method, with an introduction to each one, and comprehensive guidance on how to do it. And for each method, there are, of course, many delicious recipes! These include chorizo Scotch eggs, salt beef, hot smoked mackerel, home-made gravadlax ... and your own dry-cured streaky bacon sizzling in the breakfast frying-pan.With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs as well as illustrations, this book is the go-to guide for anyone who wants to smoke, brine or air-dry their way to a happier kitchen.

The Spice Companion: A Guide to the World of Spices


Lior Lev Sercarz - 2016
    The Spice Companion communicates his expertise in a way that will change how readers cook, inspiring them to try bold new flavor combinations and make custom spice blends. For each of the 102 curated spices, Lev Sercarz provides the history and origin, information on where to buy and how to store it, five traditional cuisine pairings, three quick suggestions for use (such as adding cardamom to flavor chicken broth), and a unique spice blend recipe to highlight it in the kitchen. Sumptuous photography and botanical illustrations of each spice make this must-have resource as beautiful as it is informative.

Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread


Zachary Golper - 2015
    In the oven of his Brooklyn bakery, Chef Zachary Golper creates loaves that are served in New York’s top restaurants and sought by bread enthusiasts around the country. His secret: long, low-temperature fermentation, which allows the dough to develop deep, complex flavors. A thick mahogany-colored crust is his trademark—what the French call bien cuit, or “well baked.” This signature style is the product of Golper’s years as a journeyman baker, from his introduction to baking on an Oregon farm—where they made bread by candlelight at 1 a.m.—through top kitchens in America and Europe and, finally, into his own bakery in the heart of our country’s modern artisanal food scene.  Bien Cuit tells the story of Golper’s ongoing quest to coax maximum flavor out of one of the world’s oldest and simplest recipes. Readers and amateur bakers will reap the rewards of his curiosity and perfectionism in the form of fifty bread recipes that span the baking spectrum from rolls and quick breads to his famous 24-day sourdough starter. This book is an homage to tradition, but also to invention. Golper developed many new recipes for this book, including several “bread quests,” in which he brilliantly revives some of New York City’s most iconic breads (including Jewish rye, Sicilian lard bread, Kaiser rolls, and, of course, bagels). You will also find palate-pleasing and innovative “gastronomic breads” that showcase his chef’s intuition and mastery of ingredients. Golper’s defining technique comes at a time when American home cooks are returning to tradition-tested cooking methods and championing the DIY movement. Golper’s methods are relatively simple and easy to master, with recipes that require no modern equipment to make at home: just a bowl, an oven, and time—the dough does most of the work.

Semi-Homemade: Cooking


Sandra Lee - 2001
     Quick-to-the-table, delicious recipes to satisfy any culinary whim any time of the day. Delectable breakfast fare, light lunch bites, family-pleasing dinners, simple appetizers and snacks, sassy cocktails, and more. Most recipes prepared in 30 minutes or less. All-new bonus chapters on red-hot topics: slow cooker favorites, restaurant remakes, and kid’s cooking. Time-saving tips for shopping, prepping, leftover storage, and Sandra’s brand recommendations for success. Wine suggestions to create delicious dining occasions every day. Beautiful photo of every recipe.

New York Cult Recipes


Marc Grossman - 2012
    Learn the secret to creating the perfect BLT, make the ultimate cheeseburger or for something a little sweeter, indulge in a cinnamon roll, smoothie or famous New York cheesecake. Brimming with delicious food and gorgeous photography of the city that never sleeps, you'll feel like a local.

Country Living The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen: Live Well, Laugh Often, Cook Much


Serena Thompson - 2009
    In just a few short years, they’ve established an annual antiques fair, created a line of products (jewelry, clothing, stationery), and become contributing editors at Country Living. Now, the pair has written their first book, which tells their inspiring story while also serving up 50 simple and tasty recipes. Interspersed throughout are 19 easy projects to bring Farm Chick style to your kitchen.

Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens


Pati Jinich - 2016
    In Mexican Today, she shares easy, generous dishes, both traditional ones and her own new spins. Some are regional recipes she has recovered from the past and updated, like Miners’ Enchiladas with fresh vegetables and cheese or Drunken Rice with Chicken and Chorizo, a specialty of the Yucatán. “Sweaty” Tacos with ripe tomatoes and cheese are so convenient they’re sold on Mexican streets by bicyclists. Her grandmother’s Cornflake Cookies feel just as contemporary now as they did then.Pati has “Mexed up” other recipes in such family favorites as Mexican Pizza with Grilled Skirt Steak and Onions. Still other dishes show the evolution of Mexican food north and south of the border, including Mexican Dreamboat Hotdogs and Cal-Mex Fish Tacos with Creamy Slaw. This food will draw everyone together—a family at the end of a working day, a book club, or a neighborhood potluck.  Throughout, Pati is an infectious cheerleader, sharing stores of the food, people, and places behind the recipes.

Cooking Korean Food With Maangchi: Book 1, 2, & 3


Maangchi - 2012
    It’s written and laid out to be accessible, current, and comprehensive, useful for the amateur and the professional alike. With full-color photos of dishes and ingredients that takes the guesswork out of shopping for ingredients and cooking this exciting cuisine, you'll soon see what's made Maangchi the modern go-to authority on Korean cooking.

Delia's Complete How To Cook: Both a guide for beginners and a tried tested recipe collection for life


Delia Smith - 2001
    She is the most trusted name in British cooking and in How to Cook Delia Smith goes back to basics: Over 700 pages, 350 recipes and step-by-step photography, covering every technique you will ever need from how to boil an egg to Risotto Carbonara.

100 Great Breads


Paul Hollywood - 2004
    From basic to Mediterranean, traditional and ancient bread, the recipes throw a fresh light on this seemingly simple food with a multitude of flavours, and a twist on the older ones.

Favorite Comfort Food


Martha Stewart - 1999
    Here are all the foods that make us feel good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snacks.

The Complete Meat Cookbook: A Juicy and Authoritative Guide to Selecting, Seasoning, and Cooking Today's Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Veal


Bruce Aidells - 1998
    Which are worth the price? Which are meaningless? Bruce Aidells, America’s foremost meat expert and the founder of Aidells Sausage Company, makes sense of the confusion and helps you choose the best steaks, chops, roasts, and ribs and match them to the right preparation method.The definitive book for our time, The Great Meat Cookbook includes• hundreds of extraordinary recipes, from such “Great Meat Dishes of the World” as Whole Beef Fillet Stuffed with Prosciutto and Parmigiano-Reggiano to economical dishes that use small amounts of meat, like Thai Pork Salad, to American classics like Steak House Grilled Rib Eye• handy recipe tags like “Fit for Company,” “In a Hurry,” and “Great Leftovers” that help you match each dish to the occasion• at-a-glance guides to all the major cuts, with a full-color photo of each• recipes for handcrafted sausages, pâtés, confits, and hams• recipes for newly popular meats like bison, goat, heirloom pork, and grass-fed beef, veal, and lamb• recipes for underappreciated parts that make delicious dishes without breaking the bankWith straight talk and an affable voice, Aidells provides every single bit of information you need to get comfortable in the kitchen, from which thermometers are the most reliable, to instructions for thawing frozen meat from the farmers’ market, to tips that will make you a grill and barbecue pro.

Guerrilla Tacos: Recipes from the Streets of L.A.: A Cookbook


Wesley Avila - 2017
    Avila's approach stands out in a crowded field because it's unique: the 50 base recipes in this book are grounded in authenticity but never tied down to tradition. Wes uses ingredients like kurobata sausage and sea urchin, but his bestselling taco is made from the humble sweet potato. From basic building blocks to how to balance flavor and texture, with comic-inspired illustrations and stories throughout, Guerrilla Tacos is the final word on tacos from the streets of L.A.