Marie Rama has worked as a professional pastry chef and recipe developer for numerous food companies and associations. She is a regular guest-chef on hundreds of TV and radio shows in the U.S. and Canada.
John Mariani is the author of several of the most highly regarded books on food in America today. He is currently food and travel correspondent for Esquire and restaurant columnist for Forbes magazine.
Are you looking to dig yourself out of microwave dinners andlearn the ropes of home cooking? Cooking Basics For Dummies,5th Edition takes the intimidation out of cookingand helps you start cultivating your culinary prowess in no time.From learning fundamental cooking techniques like dicing, chopping,and saut?ing to creating delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you'lldiscover how to cook up crowd-pleasing meals the whole family willenjoy—all without breaking a sweat!
Even if you've never cracked an egg, this friendly, practicalguide gives you all the ingredients to become a superior home cook.In plain English, it explains step-by-step how to master popularcooking techniques, such as dicing vegetables, hard boiling an egg,making quick and delicious sauces, planning menus, stocking yourpantry, and so much more.Packed with more than 150 easy-to-follow recipes for every mealof the day, from mouth-watering mains to sumptuous sides todelectable dessertsHelps you master grilling, slow cooking, baking, roasting,pressure cooking, and moreIncludes tips on adapting meals to meet the latest dietarytrends, such as low-sugar, low-sodium, low-fat, plant-based, andvegetarian dietsCovers shopping at farmer's markets and buying organicfoods
Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th edition is forevery beginner cook or polished chef looking for a refresher onbreathing new life into home-cooked meals.
Indoor Grilling For Dummies takes you from beginner tomaster griller with a dash of humor, a splash of good fun, and lotsof sizzling recipes. If you’re already an indoor grill owner,you’ll find ways to perfect your technique and expand yourmenus. Step-by-step guidance shows you how to:Choose the right indoor grillSpeak a griller’s languageClean and maintain your grillSelect the best accessoriesCook for better healt h and great taste! & lt;/ul>
While indoor grilling isn’t rocket science, it isn’ta cakewalk either. This easy-to-follow guide gives you tips andtricks for grilling indoors like a pro, from warming the grill andselecting the right temperature to the secret to grilling success(marinating). Plus, you get dozens of fast, delicious, hassle-freerecipes for everything from sausage to fajitas, barbecued porktenderloin to brandied turkey, and grilled mushrooms to chickenCaesar salad. You’ll also discover how to:Create tasty appetizers and to-die-for dessertsCook safely on a patio or balconyAdd a boost of flavor to every dish with marinades, sauces, andrubsBuy, store, and handle meat, poultry, and seafoodChoose veggies and fruits that are great for the grillPrepare for a special occasion
Featuring expert advice on reducing fat and calories in grilledfoods, using grilled foods in sandwiches and wraps, and serving upa party with a meal that your guests will remember, IndoorGrilling For Dummies has all the buying and cooking tips youneed to become an indoor griller extraordinaire!
Featuring 100 bold new recipes, along with lots of savvy tipsfor spicing up your backyard barbecue, this get-the-flavor guide ahealthy dose of barbecue passion as it delivers practical adviceand great recipes from some of America's best competition barbecuecooks. You get formulas for spicing up chicken, beef, pork, andeven seafood, plus plenty of suggestions on equipment, side dishes,and much more. Discover how to:Choose the right types of meatBuild a BBQ tool setCraft your own saucesSmoke and grill like a proMarinate like a masterChoose the perfect time to add sauceRub your meat the right wayWhip up fantastic sidesAdd flavor with the right fuelPlan hours (and hours) aheadCook low and slow for the best resultsAvoid flavoring pitfallsTurn BBQ leftovers into ambrosia
Complete with helpful lists of dos and don’ts, as well asmajor barbecue events and associations, BBQ Sauces, Rubs &Marinades For Dummies is the secret ingredient that will haveyour family, friends, and neighborhoods begging for more.
Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama know just how to employ it. Peter is the author of both Pig Perfect—a paean to the noble swine—and, most recently, Culinary Intelligence, which argues that the healthiest way to eat is to eat less but really well. He and Marie know that adding irresistible bacon transforms an ordinary dish into an extraordinary one.
Bacon Nation is a bacon-lover’s dream, a collection of 125 smoky, savory, crispy, meaty, salty, and sweetly sensuous recipes that go right through the menu. Starters like Spiced Nuts with Bacon; Bacon and Butternut Squash Galette; Bacon, Pear, and Humboldt Fog Salad. Main courses featuring meats—Brawny Bacon Beef Bourguignon, Saltimbacon; poultry—Paella with Chicken and Bacon; fish—Flaky Cod Fillets with Bacon and Wine-Braised Fennel; and pasta, including an update of the classic Roman dish Bucatini all’Amatriciana. Even dessert: Rum Ice Cream with Candied Bacon Chips and Chocolate-Peanut-Bacon Toffee. Or, as Homer Simpson would say, Mmmm, bacon.