Herbs are all about living well, from enriching a meal to treating an illness. Sacred, almost mystical qualities have often been associated with their long history of curative and ritualistic practices. Today, as a wider variety becomes more accessible, and their properties receive more attention, we can benefit from a fuller understanding of the power of herbs.
Herbarium explores the histories, associations, and uses of 100 herbs, as well as providing ideas for how each herb can be used to improve both food and well-being. Each entry features a specially commissioned illustration with texts that include the botanical name, place of origin, varieties, and areas where the herb is most commonly grown. The essence of each herb is explored in a brief history peppered with interesting anecdotes, complemented by suggestions of classic combinations and helpful tips for gardeners. A reference section includes advice on how to grow and keep herbs, herb-food pairings, and using herbs for health and beauty treatments.
A contemporary reboot of the traditional herbarium, this book will expand readers’ knowledge, improve culinary skills, and enhance their appreciation of the incredible world of tastes offered by herbs.
A chic and empowered approach to mixing drinks in style, A Woman's Drink is the ultimate cocktail book for ladies. Filled with gorgeous cocktails and favorite drinks from notable women, this chic package celebrates a new cocktail culture that's distinctly and unapologetically feminine. Inspired by Brooklyn bars Elsa and Ramona, the cocktails here capture the joys and pleasures of making the perfect drink at home. Whether you're drinking solo, drinking with a plus one, or drinking with a crowd, there's a recipe for every occasion. Featuring 50 mixed drinks—including classics like Cosmos and Negronis, as well as new spins like Elderflower Bellinis—the cocktails in this book are strong, spirited, and bold, just like the women who drink them.
Cauliflower is one of the most versatile ingredients to cook with. Packed with nutrition and flavor and tons of texture, this is one superfood that is capable of improving any meal.
In Cauliflower, Oz Telem shows readers how this amazing ingredient can be prepared and cooked with over 70 delicious and easy recipes. From a quick 5-minute Cauliflower Tabbouleh to an elegant Linguine with Cauliflower Ragu, this book showcases recipes fit for every occasion.
Highlighting the many different varieties of the brassicas family, and its history, Oz also talk you through the basic techniques such as cutting florets, making cauliflower 'grains', and even how to make a tasty stock using off-cuts from the vegetable. Featuring recipes for snacks and starters, soups, salads, Middle-Eastern inspired meals, and comforting pastries and pies, Cauliflower is a true celebration of this incredible super vegetable.
130 recipes that redefine the way we think about flavor.
Visually stunning and conceptually fresh, this is the cookbook of the season from Josef Centeno, the chef credited with capturing the myriad tastes of Los Angeles on the plate. Recipes span from simple to show stopping, exploring sauces, soups, mains, salads, and desserts, too. More than 130 vivid photographs convey the beauty and excitement of Chef Centeno's extraordinary cooking.
Josef Centeno is the chef and owner of Bâco Mercat, Bar Amá, Orsa & Winston, Ledlow, and P.Y.T. In Bäco, he draws on his multicultural heritage, formal training in top-notch restaurants such as Manresa and Daniel, a lifelong obsession with cookbooks, and his insatiable curiosity. Centeno's cooking layers textures and explores how spices and sauces can be used to transform the most basic vegetables.
Travis Lett's new American cuisine: Gjelina in Venice Beach is Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant, lauded by critics from London to New York to San Francisco and beloved by stars, locals, and out-of-towners alike for its seductive simplicity and eclectic Cal-Med menu created by talented chef Travis Lett.
Gjelina: Cooking from Venice, California is a standout cookbook featuring 125 of the rustic and utterly delicious salads, toasts, pizzas, vegetable and grain dishes, pastas, fish and meat mains, and desserts that have had fans clamoring for a table at Gjelina since the restaurant burst onto the scene in 2008.
Gjelina evokes the Southern California lifestyle: More than 150 color photographs from acclaimed photographer Michael Graydon and stylist Nikole Herriott, plus a tactile, artisanal package, evoke the vibe of Venice Beach and the Gjelina (the G's silent) aesthetic, and showcase the beautiful plated food of Lett's ingredient-based, vegetable-centric cooking.
Much like Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem, Plenty, and Ottolenghi, Gjelina is the cookbook for the way we want to eat now.
Wine Bites is an inspiring cookbook for those who entertain casually and frequently. More than 60 recipes for simple, tasty snacks include suggestions for an accessible wine to pair with each, while vivid color photographs demonstrate how easy these delectable dishes are to prepare. Step-by-step instructions for putting together a first-class cheese plate, creating a generous antipasti platter, or transforming pantry staples into hors d'oeuvres make this an indispensable resource for great party-givings.
Forget the cheese plate! A cheese ball is the perfect way to shake up the appetizer spread. This cheerfully cheesy cookbook with a die-cut cover and exposed spine collects more than 30 simple recipes for this retro treat as well as quick and easy dippers and toppings to serve alongside. There's the classic Port Wine, the zesty Jalapeño Popper, the sweet Lemon Poppy Seed, the elegant Garden Herb, and many more. With cheese balls for every occasion and time of year, helpful tips for rolling the perfect ball and creating fun shapes, plus suggestions of what to serve alongside each recipe, Cheese Balls is a delicious party waiting to happen.
Author and food blogger Shelly Westerhausen shares her secrets for creating casual-chic serving spreads for a dinner party or family gathering. Organized by time of day, 40 arrangements are paired with stunning photography, simple recipes, suggested meat and drink pairings, and specific notes on preparation and presentation.
Open Faced crosses international borders to bring fresh, creative flavors to your toasted breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Discover butterbrote, montaditos, smørrebrød, and other open-faced sandwiches that capture the essence of Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, France, Italy, and more.
Go beyond butter with inspired flavors like:
• Provençal Tuna and Vegetable Salad
• Cider and Honey-Scented Onion Marmalade, Cabrales Cheese, and Hazelnuts
• Curried Egg Salad with Mango Chutney, Raisins, and Cashews
• Meatballs with Beet and Apple Salad
With easy yet elegant recipes and romantic photography, this cookbook makes a striking gift for anyone who finds comfort in a warm slice of bread.
Karen Kaplan holds Le Grand Diplôme d’Etudes Culinaires from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris. She has taught at both USC and UCLA and contributed to five cookbooks. She worked at Bon Appétit magazine for twenty years, and was in charge of the only issue to win a National Magazine Award while the magazine was based in Los Angeles. She has also been a culinary consultant for two Food Network shows: Extreme Chef and Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell. Karen was also the restaurant critic for LA Weekly for seven years and produced her own food-based radio show in Santa Monica.
In France, people take pride in preserving the recipes of their regional heritage and deeply rooted traditions. What has remained true over time is that the French have a determined hold on their beloved regional classic dishes, the ones they grew up with that their mothers and grandmothers and grandmothers before them made—French comfort food.
Collected here are recipes from friends and acquaintances Hillary Davis has made while living in France, recipes handed down through the years as well as modern family remakes of the originals. With these resources, plus referring to her hundreds of well-worn cookbooks, Davis has brought together her favorite comfort food recipes from France, with a hope that they will inspire and charm you, showing just how fabulous good home-cooked food from France can be.
Hillary Davis , food journalist, cooking instructor, and writer and creator of the popular food blog Marche Dimanche, is a long-time food columnist and restaurant critic for New Hampshire Magazine, and her work has been featured in many national and international magazine and website articles. She is also the author of Cuisine Nicoise and has been a food and travel lecturer on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise lines. She lives in New Hampshire.
MaryJane Butters thinks so. Wild Bread completely reinvents the concept of healthier-for-you, naturally fermented sourdough.
Until now, sourdough was perceived as too much work and sour-tasting, artisan-style-only loaves. In Wild Bread, her quick and easy 1 minute 2x/day technique demonstrates the use of eight different types of flours for each bread featured—everything from gluten-free brown-rice flour to quinoa to common white to heirloom whole wheat—for a whopping 295 recipes and 475 photographs.
Using her step-by-step method, every style of bread imaginable, including gluten-free, will loft with wild abandon without the purchase of a single packet of not-so-healthy, store-bought yeast. In nutritionally superior wild-yeast bread, fermentation triggers the release of vital nutrients and breaks down carbohydrates. In MaryJane’s world, there’s no such thing as too much bread because once you convert to slow-rise wild-bread making, that bagel you’ve been thinking about is more like a vitamin pill than a source of “carb-loaded” guilt.
Lessons gleaned from MaryJane Butters’ diverse pioneering background, from carpenter to dairy owner to former wilderness ranger turned organic farmer, led her eventually to stewardship of the 4-story, historic Barron Flour Mill. It was only natural that her years spent living on remote Forest Service fire-watch towers with only a living, breathing sourdough “mother” for companionship would lead her to write a pioneering wild-yeast bread book. She is the author of eight books; editor of MaryJanesFarm magazine, now in its 18th year of publication; and lives on an organic farm in Idaho. Two of her grown children and their spouses are employed full-time at her farm and she is “Nanny” to half a dozen grandchildren.
Timeless staples from around the world meet new, innovative flavor combinations in sixty delicious savory, sweet, and easy-to-eat recipes featuring dip-able, delectable flatbreads.
Anni Daulter’s Flatbread: Toppings, Dips, and Drizzles takes a fresh approach to serving these staples with a collection of recipes, including various types of flatbreads, that tempt the taste buds with dips, drizzles, and creative toppings to make appetizers, main courses, and desserts.
Artichoke and Truffle Dip, Tamarind Chutney, Fiery Balsamic Glaze, and Calendula Infused Truffle Oil are just some of the dips and drizzles that enhance topping recipes like Good Morning Sunshine, Eden’s Delight, Honeyed Marrakech Lamb, Mexican Street Fair, Cherry Love, and Blueberry Sunrise. If bread truly is the staff of life, these recipes will make life worth living.
Anni Daulter is a professional cook, food stylist, and author. She founded the baby food company Bohemian Baby and the magazine and website Sacred Pregnancy. She has styled food for several books including, Meringue, Caramel, The French Cook, and Mashed, as well as authored Bites on a Board, The Organic Family Cookbook, Ice Pop Joy, Sacred Pregnancy, and others.
IN THE KITCHENS and gardens of Jackson Family Wines, it’s about crafting food with what’s growing in the soil, grazing in the fields, and swimming in the sea—food prepared with a light hand, seasoned with confidence, and served with casual sophistication. Recipes in the book include Spring Vegetable Scafata with Slow-Cooked Egg and Mint, Roast Salmon with Artichoke Barigoule and Sorrel Aioli, Seared Flat Iron Steak with Cherry Tomatoes, Toy Box Peppers, and Spigarello Buttermilk Pie with Peach Jam and Candied Almonds.
In Season, you’ll find more than 80 fail-proof recipes, plus tips on growing, shopping, cooking, and wine-pairing, recommendations for companion wines and spirits, and their passion for the wine country and the history of their lush surroundings.
FOREST FEAST: SIMPLE VEGETARIAN RECIPES FROM MY CA
Erin Gleeson made her dream a reality when she left New York City and moved into a tiny cabin in a California forest in order to be closer to nature. The natural beauty of her surroundings and the abundance of local produce serve as the inspiration for The Forest Feast, based on her popular blog. Most of the book’s 100 wholly vegetarian recipes call for only three or four ingredients and require very few steps, resulting in dishes that are fresh, wholesome, delicious, and stunning. Among the delightful recipes are eggplant tacos with brie and cilantro, rosemary shortbread, and blackberry negroni. Vibrant photographs, complemented by Erin’s own fanciful watercolor illustrations and hand lettering, showcase the rustic simplicity of the dishes. Part cookbook, part art book, The Forest Feast will be as comfortable in the kitchen as on the coffee table.
Todd Porter and Diane Cu are photographers who publish the immensely popular food, gardening and lifestyle blog WhiteonRiceCouple.com. Inspired by their love of cooking, growing vegetables and the more than 38 fruit trees in their suburban garden, the couple love sharing recipes that are fresh and seasonally simple. Their cookbook, Bountiful, offers 100 seasonal, flavorful and approachable recipes, 90 of which have not been seen on the blog. Each features a vegetable or fruit as the star of the meal. Blueberry Frangipane Tarts, Wilted Mizuna Shrimp Salad, Blood Orange Bars, and Gin Cocktail with Pomegranate & Grapefruit are just a few examples of recipes that are inspired from their garden bounty.
Peppered with personal stories from Porter's childhood on a cattle ranch in Oregon and Cu's journey from Vietnam to the United States, this cookbook shares the couple's beautiful love story as well as their diverse recipes. The result is a collection that reflects their love of fresh and healthy produce, seasonally ripe fruit and home-cooked meals savored in the company of loved ones.
The second book in the seasonal cooking series by Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers, Simple Fare: Fall and Winter is a richly illustrated resource, focused on market-driven cooking. It consists of 65 elegant, streamlined recipes for classic dishes, including Roasted Carrots over Smoked Ricotta Toast; Turkish Poached Eggs and Yogurt; Black Rice Bowl with Hummus, Shishito Peppers, and Buttermilk Meyer Lemon Dressing; Braised Beef Ribs and Beetroot; and more. Detailed instructions for preparing alternative flavor profiles are included for most recipes, allowing readers to easily adapt based on the ingredients at hand. Accented by unforgettable photography that showcases Mordechai’s minimalist style, Simple Fare is an oversize, distinctively designed kitchen essential.
Simple Fare: Spring/Summer is a beautifully illustrated cookbook featuring seasonal, market-driven fare that encourages readers to cook simply and intuitively. Karen Mordechai designs recipes to excite and inspire, each offering 3 to 5 alternate ingredients that can be used in the same preparation. The food is approachable but decidedly nuanced, balancing unexpected flavor profiles with beautiful presentations.
With 68 recipes and 97 variations, Simple Fare is an oversized, distinctively designed kitchen essential of more than 165 seasonal recipes. This book is a valuable resource for avid cooks and beginners alike.
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Abrams (April 18, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.8 x 13 inches