Saturday, October 25, 2014

Foodies Alert: These Books Want To Come Home With You
What if you could make everything you eat more delicious?

As creator of the WNYC podcast "The Sporkful" and host of the Cooking Channel web series "You're Eating It Wrong," Dan Pashman is obsessed with doing just that.
Eat More Better weaves science and humor into a definitive, illustrated guidebook for anyone who loves food. But this book isn't for foodies. It's for eaters.

In the bestselling tradition of Alton Brown's Good Eats and M.F.K. Fisher's The Art of Eating, Pashman analyzes everyday foods in extraordinary detail to answer some of the most pressing questions of our time, including: Is a cheeseburger better when the cheese is on the bottom, closer to your tongue, to accentuate cheesy goodness? What are the ethics of cherry-picking specific ingredients from a snack mix? And what role does surface-area-to-volume ratio play in fried food enjoyment and ice cube selection?

Written with an infectious blend of humor and smarts, Eat More Better is a tongue-in-cheek textbook that teaches readers to eat for maximum pleasure. Chapters are divided into subjects like engineering, philosophy, economics, and physical science, and feature hundreds of drawings, charts, and infographics to illustrate key concepts like The Porklift--a bacon lattice structure placed beneath a pancake stack to elevate it off the plate, thus preventing the bottom pancake from becoming soggy with syrup and imbuing the bacon with maple-based deliciousness.

Eat More Better combines Pashman's award-winning writing with his unparalleled field research, collected over thirty-seven years of eating at least three times a day. It delivers entertaining, fascinating, and practical insights that will satisfy your mind and stomach, and change the way you look at food forever.

Read this book and every bite you take will be better.
The three finalists from "MasterChef" (UK) 2013 beat their fierce competition with delicious, inspiring and memorable food. Inside this beautiful cookbook, find the recipes that John and Gregg loved the most on the TV show, and discover new, exclusive meals to cook at home. There are 90 dishes to recreate and enjoy. Which chef will win your vote? Try the best recipes from Natalie Coleman, Dale Williams and Larkin Cen!
"Every day I try to make each dish as good as it can be: my personal best ever. I like getting the balance of taste and texture just right, using familiar ingredients and creating big, intense flavours. Now, I hope you'll use my recipes to make some best ever dishes of your own."~Tom Kerridge

As the most down-to-earth but high-flying chef on the food scene, Tom Kerridge has become known for his big flavors and beautifully crafted yet accessible food. And with more than 100 of his favorite recipes, Best Ever Dishes brings this spectacular cooking to the home kitchen.

Tom starts with classics we all love such as tomato soup, chicken Kiev and rice pudding (plus a few new ideas of his own), then refines and elevates them to the best version that he has ever tasted. Give the Kerridge twist to a simple lasagna, and you'll discover that every mouthful is a taste explosion. Put a special spin on a chocolate tart, and you'll transform it into an exceptional, melt-in-the-mouth pud of the gods. With stunning photography by Cristian Barnett, this book really will change the way you cook.
In this charmingly written, beautifully photographed and illustrated cookbook, the chef of Alice Waters's Chez Panisse offers basic techniques and essential recipes that will transform anyone into a confident home cook

When Cal Peternell, the chef at Berkeley's legendary Chez Panisse, was helping his oldest son pack his things for college and beyond, he naturally set him up with the gear for a new kitchen: a nice skillet, a decent knife, a cutting board, and a colander. He also started writing. Just twelve recipes at first--reminders of foods they'd cooked together and enough to put together some good meals--but what started as a cookbooklet from a father for his sons has become, luckily for the rest of us, Twelve Recipes, a baker's dozen chapters on how to cook and eat well.

Standards--toast, eggs, beans--are renewed with simple elegance and wit. More advanced and adventurous dishes are made accessible. Variations are allowed for and encouraged, rules are well explained and unenforced. Twelve Recipes is a cookbook that will get you into the kitchen and get your friends around the table; an essential and versatile book of recipes, and a book to read with pleasure in and out of the kitchen.
Pies, both savory and sweet, are universally adored. In this 100-strong collection of recipes Genevieve Taylor presents much-loved classics as well as many brilliantly original new creations. These are pies to comfort the soul and delight the palate. Whether crispy or soft, hot or cold, main course or dessert, here are pies from all around the globe to tempt and satisfy. Pie - the ultimate and very best comfort food! With mouth-watering photography by Mike Cooper. Chapters are: Family Favorite Pies, Frugal Pies, A Pie for the Weekend, A Pie in the Hand, Sweet Pies.
Rob Kirby invites you to share his best home cooking in this lovingly compiled collection of over 120 recipes for family life. With favorites for mom, dad and the kids to enjoy, there are culinary delights for every occasion, whether you choose to be nutritious or naughty! When working 9–5, take comfort from great ideas for breakfast on the go, lunchbox treats, 20-minute lunch breaks, frugal suppers and quick evening specials. For the weekend's chill-out pace, find plans for lazy mornings, Saturday night treats, and Sunday brunch. While away and at play, trust hassle-free suggestions for perfect picnics and share Rob's creative ideas for feasts at BBQs and parties. Treasure baking time together and follow easy steps to make delicious cakes and chewy sweets over and over again. A fantastic foreword by Gregg Wallace and artistic and sumptuous photography completes the celebration of quality cooking.

This warm and witty medley of reliable family recipes will always have you reaching for more when you cook for the people you love the most. This fantastic treasury honors Rob Kirby's passion for great food at the heart of the home-the family kitchen.
6 continents
52 countries
80 cakes 
Cake, in all its multifarious incarnations, is adored the world over. Top pastry chef Claire Clark explores six continents of cake culture in this treasury of adventurous baked delights. Discover the cakes most loved around the world and make the best versions of them in your own home. These favorites are finessed to perfection and each given the inimitable Claire Clark twist. An inspiring and diverse range of indulgent cakes for every home baker to enjoy!

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