Baklava to Tarte Tatin: A World Tour in 110 Dessert Recipes

Bernard Laurance

Bernard Laurance’s passion for food has sent him around the globe in pursuit of authentic dessert recipes from the world’s great culinary traditions. Sample a Portuguese pastéis de nata, indulge in a creamy slice of New York cheesecake, taste a Japanese mochi, or try an Italian hazelnut-almond-chocolate baci di dama. French food blogging sensation Bernard Laurance takes the reader on an international culinary tour via 110 expertly tested recipes for authentic world desserts. A self-described recipe decoder, Bernard is passionate about unlocking and sharing the secrets behind the world’s favorite desserts. The dishes are organized by geographic region, and Bernard introduces each dessert, offering context about its origins or a personal anecdote relaying his quest for the quintessential recipe. His easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions—that he has tested and retested until he achieved perfection—are accompanied by lavish photographs; together they offer achievable inspiration for successful dessert-making at home.


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Lost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger's Manual

Matthew Rowley

Nearly everyone has heard of bathtub gin, but how many people know what it really was―or how to make it? During the height of the Prohibition, one anonymous physician compiled more than 200 recipes for “compounding” spirits, hiding the manuscript from authorities. By adding extracts, essences, and oils to plain old sugar moonshine, bootleggers would simulate the taste of gin, whiskey, cordials, rums, absinthes…booze that was otherwise impossible to procure. The potential profits were staggering.  This document fell into the hands of author Matthew Rowley, who became fascinated with the process of compounding and the historical events that lead to this mysterious and lucrative manuscript. In addition to annotating the actual pages of the book, Rowley provides a historical background, and gives his readers an overview of the process, updating some of the recipes for modern distillers, bartenders, and cocktail enthusiasts.


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The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)―and use a foolproof method that works every time?  As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new―but simple―techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.


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Foster's Market Favorites: 25th Anniversary Collection

Sara Foster

Sara Foster's love of Southern fare began in her Granny Foster's Tennessee kitchen. There, the combination of down-home comfort, fresh-from-the-farm ingredients, and dedicated preparation hooked her for life. Now, in FOSTER'S MARKET FAVORITES: 25TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, Sara Foster serves up more than 150 recipes, sharing with readers the dishes that have kept diners coming back to the beloved Durham, NC eatery that she opened in 1990. In FOSTER'S MARKET FAVORITES, the award-winning cookbook author and restaurateur continues the tradition of soulful yet simple, seasonally inspired cooking, where tradition meets modern. These fresh, satisfying creations are casual enough for everyday family meals, but special enough to serve friends and guests. Some of Sara's mouth-watering recipes include: Pimiento Cheese Puffs, Pecan Sweet Potato Sticky Buns, Chicken and Black-Eyed Pea Soup, Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken with Sriracha Honey, Chile-Braised Pork Shoulder with Taco Fixings, Heirloom and Shell Bean Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette, Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Bread Pudding with Bourbon Hard Sauce, and Brown Sugar Apple Crisp with Crumb Topping


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Sweet Middle East: Classic Recipes, from Baklava to Fig Ice Cream

Anissa Helou

The seductive flavors of the Middle East have won over food lovers around the world, but the sweets of the region have remained largely unknown to Western palates—until now. Sweet Middle East, by doyenne of Middle Eastern cooking Anissa Helou, presents 70 classic desserts fragrant with spices, honey, dates, and nuts, and steeped in tradition. One bite of Anissa's authentic cookies, cakes, custards, puddings, and more reveals why these enchanting desserts deserve to be shared beyond their native lands.


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Pittsburgh: A Renaissance City

Michael P. Gadomski

Discover Pittsburgh today through 163 stunning photographs showcasing its sports venues, museums, businesses, universities, and cultural landmarks, all of which prompted The Economist magazine to name Pittsburgh “the most livable city in the United States.” Once regarded as part of the industrial rust belt whose glory belonged to another century, Pittsburgh today is renowned for its economic emphasis on education, research, health care, professional services, and advanced technology industries. The area is also a thriving cultural mecca. See popular landmarks, such as Heinz Hall Plaza, Allegheny County Courthouse, and Carnegie Mellon University, and visit Point State Park, Fort Pitt Museum, the original Primanti Bros. restaurant, and much more. Complete with detailed captions, this book celebrates Pittsburgh’s heritage, beauty, and diversity and is a must-have for tourists, history buffs, architects, and anyone who wants to see why it is a city for the twenty-first century


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Arzak Secrets

Juan Mari Arzak

Juan Mari Arzak is the owner and chef of Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain, and was one of the first Spanish chefs to be awarded 3 Michelin stars. The restaurant is now rated 8th best in the world, and Juan’s daughter Elena, who cooks with him, was voted best female chef in the world in 2012. They both studied with the great chefs of their day – Juan in France with Paul Bocuse and the Troisgros brothers; Elena with Alain Ducasse, Ferran Adrìa and Pierre Gagnaire. ‘What we eat, how we eat, is in our culture,’ says Elena, ‘our signature cuisine is Basque. Our taste is from here. We were born here. We cook unconsciously with this identity.’ Thus Arzak is considered to be one of the most influential masters of the New Basque cuisine, which has continued to have a major influence on international cuisine, particularly on such world renowned chefs as Ferran Adrià, who took the techniques pioneered by Arzak to new heights.
 


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Nothing Fancy: Recipes and Recollections of Soul-Satisfying Food

Diana Kennedy

This acclaimed cookbook—now expanded with new and revised recipes, additional commentary, photos, and reminiscences—reveals Kennedy's passion for simpler, soul-satisfying food, from the favorite dishes of her British childhood (including a technique for making clotted cream that actually works) to rare recipes from Ukraine, Norway, France, and other outposts. In her inimitable style, Kennedy discusses her addictions—everything from good butter, cream, and lard to cold-smoked salmon, Seville orange marmalade, black truffle shavings, escamoles (ant eggs), and proper croissants—as well as her bêtes noires—kosher salt, nonfat dairy products, cassia "cinnamon," botoxed turkeys, and nonstick pans and baking sprays, among them. And look out for the ire she unleashes on "cookbookese," genetically modified foods, plastic, and unecological kitchen practices! The culminating work of an illustrious career, Nothing Fancy is an irreplaceable opportunity to spend time in the kitchen with Diana Kennedy, listening to the stories she has collected and making the food she has loved over a long lifetime of cooking.


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Top 10 London (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

DK Publishing

This newly updated pocket travel guide for London will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, whether you want to see Big Ben from the top of the London Eye, visit the National Gallery, take a stroll through one of the many beautiful parks, or have an authentic pub experience.


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Top 10 Paris (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

DK Publishing

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Paris will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, from the architectural masterpieces of the Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame to the small-town atmospheres of Montmartre and the Latin Quarter.


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.Top 10 Iceland (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

DK Publishing

Whether you are looking for spa getaways, stunning glaciers and geysers, the bewitching Northern Lights or the vibrancy of Reykjavik, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Iceland is the perfect pocket-size companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists — from the Top 10 nightlife hotspots to the Top 10 volcanoes, waterfalls, and hiking trails. And to save you time and money, there is even a list of budget tips and the Top 10 things to avoid.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Iceland is packed with color illustrations and photographs, providing the insider knowledge you need on a trip to this sensational country and includes a free pull-out map


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Top 10 Barcelona (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Annelise Sorensen and Ryan Chandler

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Barcelona will lead you straight to the very best this city has to offer. Whatever information you are looking for, rely on dozens of Top 10 lists — from the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights to the Top 10 modernist buildings, walks and itineraries, museums, and festivals to the Top 10 best restaurants, bars and nightspots, shopping and places to stay. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid.


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Top 10 New York City (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)

Eleanor Berman

This fully updated, pocket-size guide covers Manhattan by neighborhood and includes an additional section on the four outer boroughs (Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island). Each is packed with restaurant reviews and recommendations for hotels, bars, and places to shop. A pull-out city map and subway map make getting around easy.


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Top 10 Amsterdam (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Pip Farquharson

Whether you're on the hunt for the best of Amsterdam's famous cafes, restaurants, and bars, or you're looking for unique and interesting shops and markets, our Top 10 Travel Guide has insider tips to make your trip a success. Enjoy touring elegant canal houses and see the greatest Dutch artists at must-see museums and galleries, take a walking tour of the finest canals, or seek out the best venues for music, dance, and theater. Our travel guide has the best hotels for every budget, plus fun places to visit for solitary travel or for trips with children and families.


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Top 10 Rome (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Reid Bramblett and Jeffrey Kennedy

The fully updated, pocket-size guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights to the Top 10 museums, activities for children, and events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. Plus, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Rome includes a pull-out street map with public transportation information, useful phone numbers, and 60 great ideas on how to spend a day in Rome.


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Top 10 London (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

DK Publishing

This newly updated pocket travel guide for London will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, whether you want to see Big Ben from the top of the London Eye, visit the National Gallery, take a stroll through one of the many beautiful parks, or have an authentic pub experience.


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Top 10 Prague (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Theodore Schwinke and Beth Potter

Embrace the artistry and history of Prague by walking through the Jewish Quarter, visiting monuments from the communist era, learning about great Czech writers and composers, and exploring the haunted sites in this medieval city. Find the best restaurants and cafes with our Top 10 Travel Guide, including insider tips like how to get the best hotel for any budget, where to find the liveliest bars and clubs, which are the can't-miss museums and galleries, and what fun activities Prague has to offer children.


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Top 10 Hong Kong (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Liam Fitzpatrick and Jason Gagliardi

Make the most of your trip to Hong Kong with our Top 10 Travel Guide, your guide to insider tips that will make your visit a success. Enjoy Hong Kong's amazing skyline and modernist architecture during the day, then move on to lively bars and clubs when the sun goes down. From captivating museums and galleries to the best walking tours and beautiful spots that will take your breath away, our Top 10 Travel Guide will connect you with the best activities for every budget, plus hotels and restaurants that will complete your Hong Kong visit.


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Top 10 Sydney (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Steve Womersley and Rachel Neustein

Make the most of your trip to Sydney with our Top 10 Travel Guide, packed with insider trips, the best hotels for every budget, and the most fun places to travel or to take children in the city. From must-see museums and galleries to the greatest beaches and pools, you'll find it all in our guide. Take scenic excursions to see architecture, check out venues for music, dance, and theater, and visit Sydney's sporting venues. Packed with culture and activities, our guide to Sydney will make your trip extraordinary and unforgettable.


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Top 10 Vienna (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Michael Leidig and Irene Zoech

Packed with culture and activities for travelers to enjoy, our Top 10 Travel Guide to Vienna is a must-pack resource for discovering the best of Vienna. From the best venues to concerts to information on historic palaces and gardens, we've included ideas for experiencing Vienna for every budget. Try local delicacies like Viennese cakes at the city's best restaurants and bakeries, or explore the Vienna's bars and clubs to experience the city's nightlife.


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From India: Food, Family & Tradition

Kumar Mahadevan and Suba Mahadevan

"Vannakkam" is a Tamil saying meaning "welcome," and that's just what this beautiful cookbook does—it welcomes you to a finer level of Indian cuisine. Kumar Mahadevan, the talented chef behind Australia's iconic restaurants Abhi's and Aki's, weaves over 100 recipes with the unique tale of his family's journey from India to Australia. A spicy blend of contemporary food and authentic cooking, From India covers seafood dishes such as rava methi machi, vegetarian sides such as gutti venkai koora, and a full lineup of traditional curries, organized according to the tastes: salty, bitter, sour, spicy, and sweet. This flavorful trip, with roots in Ayurvedic principles, will take you from the regional fare of India to the streets of Australia without ever leaving your own kitchen.


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Donabe: Classic and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking

Naoko Takei Moore and Kyle Connaughton

Japanese clay pot (donabe) cooking has been refined over centuries into a versatile and simple method for preparing both dramatic and comforting one-pot meals. In Donabe, Tokyo native and cooking school instructor Naoko Takei Moore and chef Kyle Connaughton offer inspiring Japanese home-style recipes such as Sizzling Tofu and Mushrooms in Miso Sauce and Dashi-Rich Shabu-Shabu, as well as California-inspired dishes including Steam-Fried Black Cod with Crisp Potatoes, Leeks, and Walnut-Nori Pesto or Smoked Duck Breast with Creamy Wasabi–Green Onion Dipping Sauce. All are rich in flavor, simple to prepare, and perfect for a communal dining experience with family and friends. Donabe also features recipes from luminary chefs such as David Kinch, Namae Shinobu, and Cortney Burns and Nick Balla, all of whom use donabe in their own kitchens. Collectible, beautiful, and functional, donabe can easily be an essential part of your cooking repetory.


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Crossroads: Extraordinary Recipes from the Restaurant That Is Reinventing Vegan Cuisine

Tal Ronnen (Author), Scot Jones (Contributor), Serafina Magnussen (Contributor)

Reinventing plant-based eating is what Tal Ronnen is all about. At his Los Angeles restaurant, Crossroads, the menu is vegan, but there are no soybeans or bland seitan to be found. He and his executive chef, Scot Jones, turn seasonal vegetables, beans, nuts, and grains into sophisticated Mediterranean fare—think warm bowls of tomato-sauced pappardelle, plates of spicy carrot salad, and crunchy flatbreads piled high with roasted vegetables. In Crossroads, Ronnen teaches readers to make his recipes and proves that the flavors we crave are easily replicated in dishes made without animal products. With accessible, unfussy recipes, Crossroads takes plant-based eating firmly out of the realm of hippie health food and into a cuisine that fits perfectly with today’s modern palate. The recipes are photographed in sumptuous detail, and with more than 100 of them for weeknight dinners, snacks and appetizers, special occasion meals, desserts, and more, this book is an indispensable resource for healthy, mindful eaters everywhere


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Greens: a Savor the South cookbook

Thomas Head

Greens--collard, turnip, mustard, and more--are a defining staple of southern food culture. Seemingly always a part of the southern plate, these cruciferous vegetables have been crucial in the nourishing of generations of southerners. Having already been celebrated in operatic terms--composer Price Walden's "Leaves of Green" includes this lyrical note: "From age to age the South has hollered / The praises of the toothsome collard--greens now get their leafy culinary due in Thomas Head's Savor the South® cookbook.  Head provides a fascinating culinary and natural history of greens in the South, as well as an overview of the many varieties of edible greens that are popular in the region. Including practical information about cultivation, selection, and preparation, Head also shows how greens are embraced around the world for their taste and healthfulness. The fifty-three recipes run from classic southern "potlikker" styles to new southern and global favorites. From Basic Southern Greens to Turnip Green Tarts to Greens Punjabi-Style, cooks will find plenty of inspiration to go green.

 


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Hartwood: Bright, Wild Flavors from the Edge of the Yucat�n

Eric Werner and Mya Henry

The best things happen when people pursue their dreams. Consider the story of Eric Werner and Mya Henry, an intrepid young couple who gave up their restaurant jobs in New York City to start anew in the one-road town of Tulum, Mexico. Here they built Hartwood, one of the most exciting and inspiring restaurants in the world. Mya Henry took on the role of general manager, seeing to the overall operations and tending to the guests, while Eric Werner went to work magic in the kitchen.   The food served at Hartwood is “addictive,” says Noma chef René Redzepi, adding, “It’s the reason people line up for hours every single day to eat there, even though their vacation time is precious.”   Werner’s passion for dazzling flavors and natural ingredients is expertly translated into recipes anyone can cook at home. Every dish has a balance of sweet and spicy, fresh and dried, oil and acid, without relying heavily on wheat and dairy. The flavoring elements are simple—honeys, salts, fresh and dried herbs, fresh and dried chiles, onions, garlic—but by using the same ingredients in different forms, Werner layers flavors to bring forth maximum deliciousness. The recipes are beautifully photographed and interspersed with inspiring, gorgeously illustrated essays about this setting and story, making Hartwood an exhilarating experience from beginning to end.


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