Monday, October 6, 2014

For the Foodies

flour + water is proud to announce the release of our cookbook flour + water pasta written by Executive Chef Thomas McNaughton with Paolo Lucchesi.

Creating a book that covers the spectrum of pasta production and menu creation circling around seasonality and the deep-rooted Italian traditions was important to Chef Thomas. Readers can jump through the year, season-by-season experimenting with different shapes and ingredients. With over 50 unique recipes that cover all aspects of pasta, extensive how-to photography and insights and wisdom from people who practice the art of pasta creation every day, we think this book will appeal to professionals and ambitious home cooks alike.

The long-awaited cookbook from The Slanted Door, James Beard award-winning chef Charles Phan’s beloved San Francisco Vietnamese restaurant.

Charles Phan opened The Slanted Door in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1995, inspired by the food of his native Vietnam. Since then, The Slanted Door has moved across town to the historic Ferry Building and has grown into a world-class dining destination. Its accessible, modern take on classic Vietnamese dishes is adored by diners, chefs, and critics alike. 
The Slanted Door is a love letter to the restaurant, its people, and its food, featuring stories and essays along with to its most iconic recipes such as Seared Scallops with Vietnamese Beurre Blanc, Wok-Seared Eggplant with Satay Sauce, and Rack of Lamb with Tamarind Sauce. In addition to recipes, the book will include an extensive cocktail section, and essays on its esteemed wine program.
Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade is not only a comprehensive manifesto for cooking and baking with preserves, but also an exciting exploration of flavors and ingredients through 150 original recipes ranging from omelettes to ice creams.  Building on the success of her James Beard Award-nominated Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, Rachel Saunders' Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade is the definitive modern guide to using preserves in the kitchen.

Far from merely a narrow look at obvious ways to incorporate jam, Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade is a rich and wide-ranging general cookbook for every day. Organized by time of day, Rachel's recipes are nuanced and unusual and cover the broadest possible array of techniques and ideas. Rachel both includes and transcends such jam-filled classics as Victoria Sandwich and Classic Jelly roll to reveal an entire world of tempting sweet and savory possibilities. The book explores not only breakfast and tea time, but also numerous savory lunch and dinner options, including sausages, soups, salads, hors d'oeuvres, and paella. With over 150 recipes ranging from Fruited Irish Brown Bread to Brussels Sprouts with Kumquats & Smoked Salt to Poppy Seed-Cocao Nib Torte, this much-anticipated sequel to the classic Blue Chair Jam Cookbook is sure to occupy a special place in your kitchen.


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