Elayne Prechtel knocks it out of the ball park with her debut cookbook, Sharing Our Life, Love and Food. She single-handedly created every aspect of this book from scratch. She lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and three kids. Visit Elayne at www.sharingourlifeloveandfood.com
You see, making killer espresso that blows Starbucks away (and any other coffee chain for that matter) comes down to doing a lot of little things right, such as...Selecting the right beans and roasts, and creating the right blends.Using your machine and grinder correctly.Dosing, tamping, level, and pulling the shots properly.And more.
If all that sounds complicated to you, don't worry--this book breaks it all down and teaches you, step by step, everything you need to know to brew heavenly "god shots" that are the hallmark of true coffee maestros.
In this book, you'll learn things like...How to "speak espresso" so you can understand all of the important aspects of beans, espresso coffee, and machines. Without fully understanding everything taught in this chapter of the book, you'll never make great espresso coffee. How to pick the right espresso machine and get the most bang for your buck, regardless of your budget. (Don't make the mistake of thinking that the more you pay, the better the machine!) Everything you need to know about coffee beans to master the art of creating incredible custom blends just for espresso. Just knowing which types of beans and roasts to combine and in what proportions can take your espresso coffee to another level. Why you should seriously consider getting a coffee grinder, and which are best for making espresso coffee. The step-by-step, no-fail method of pulling a perfect shot of sweet, decadent espresso every time. Say goodbye to espresso that's too weak or strong or bitter, and say hello sweet, aromatic indulgences. 8 espresso drinks that every coffee lover should try, including the classic cappuccino, Mochaccino, Caramel Macchiato, Caf Conquistador, and more. How to keep your coffee machine in top-top shape, ensuring that it can consistently make delicious coffee. If you don't clean and care for it properly, it'll make bitter, gross coffee and you'd never know why. And more...
Making sweet, smooth espresso and with a beautiful, buttery crema is a breeze after reading this book.
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Most cookbooks are arranged around type of dish or ingredient, but this book is structured around 5 types of meal which will give you 7 days' worth of dishes. The first chapter covers batch meals, which will provide you with enough food for another day. Chapter 2 is full of speedy weekday supper recipes - quick-and-easy meals that can be made in under 20 minutes, but also include a significant leftover ingredient that will form the basis of the next day's meal.
Budget suppers use a smaller number of ingredients, while storecupboard and freezer meals are based on ingredients that you should have handy - meals you can create on short notice. Weekend feasts are more leisurely recipes, including ideas for entertaining, while the final chapter will offer over 25 seven-day meal plans based on the recipes in this book. And even if you don't follow a meal planner in its entirety, you can choose which meal is most appropriate for your needs.
Also included within each chapter are handy features on freezing and defrosting, creating a storecupboard of essential ingredients, making the most of seasonal flavours and recipes for breads, stocks and sauces.
This is the cookbook that every family needs, one that you will turn to week after week.
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