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In his three decades behind the stove, David Tanis has overseen kitchens in Santa Fe and Paris and throughout the San Francisco Bay area, mostly notable at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, where he was a chef for nearly 20 years. His writing has appeared in "The" "Wall Street Journal" and "Fine Cooking "magazine and he currently writes the weekly City Kitchen column for "The New York Times." Tanis's "A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes" was chosen as one of the 50 best cookbooks ever written by "The Guardian/Observer" (UK), and his "Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen" "Journeys"" "was" "nominated for a James Beard Award. His newest book is One Good Dish.
A Brooklyn favorite with a national following, Franny's is known for its simple, seasonal Southern Italian dishes and exceptional pizza. Alice Waters says it best in her foreword: "This book captures the beating heart of what makes Franny's so beautiful: its simplicity, its ability to make the ordinary surprising, and--above all--its celebration of honest everyday cooking."
Franny's is filled with recipes that are destined to become classics. Chef Andrew Feinberg plays with traditional Southern Italian cuisine and makes the dishes lighter and brighter. New favorites--including Roasted Romano Beans with Calabrese Olives, Clam Pizza, and Linguine with Meyer Lemon--sit side by side with perfect executions of timeless Italican dishes like Marinated Artichokes, Baked Sausage and Polenta, and Bucatini alla Puttanesca. Feinberg breaks down his techniques for the home cook, while offering cutting-edge food combinations, spinning the typical ingredients in unexpected directions. Teeming with irresistible full-color photographs, Franny's shows how simple preparations of quality ingredients can create food that is much more than the sum of its parts.
For twenty-five years, Alice Waters and her friends at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California have dedicated themselves to the ideal of serving the finest, freshest foods with simplicity and style. From tender baby asparagus in early spring, to the colorful spectrum of peppers at the height of summer; crisp, leafy chicories in autumn, to sweet butternut squash in the dark of winter, much of the inspiration about what to put on the menu comes from the high quality produce Waters and her chefs seek out year-round.
Using the treasures from the earth, Chez Panisse Vegetables offers endless possibilities for any occasion. Try Grilled Radicchio Risotto with Balsamic Vinegar at your next dinner party, or Pizza with Red and Yellow Peppers for a summer evening at home. Why not forgo green-leaf lettuce, and opt for Artichoke and Grapefruit Salad drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil? Or serve Corn Cakes with fresh berries for breakfast instead of cereal?
Throughout Vegetables, Waters shares her energy and enthusiasm for what she describes as "living foods." When she first began in the restaurant business, the selection of good-quality vegetables was so limited that she found herself searching out farmers with whom she might do business. Luckily, today's explosion of markets and organic farms across the country ensures that any home cook can find freshly harvested produce to put on the table. And with the increased popularity of home gardening, more and more people are taking their vegetables straight from the earth and into the kitchen.
Cooks, gardeners, vegetarians and everyone who appreciates good food will find Chez Panisse Vegetables to be not only a cookbook, but a valuable resource for selecting and serving fine produce. From popular vegetables like corn, tomatoes and carrots, to more unusual selections like chard, amaranth greens and sorrel, Vegetables offers detailed information about the seasonal availability, proper look, flavor and preparation of each selection. Arranged alphabetically by vegetable, and filled with colorful linocut images, Chez Panisse Vegetables makes it easy for a cook to find a tempting recipe for whatever he or she has brought home from the market.
Nothing beats a night on the town with pizza and friends and now you can bring that experience home into your own kitchen. Everybody knows there are a few "secrets of the trade" in making your own pizza, but once you know them the possibilities are endless! You will find that it takes very little time to make and after that first bite with melted cheese hanging from your mouth, you will wonder why you hadn't started making your own long ago! Buy now and get started today!
No matter what the first day of a new week throws at you, no matter how looming the rest of the days before the weekend seem, a truly, madly delicious pizza promises something familiar, something reliable, something known. It's confirmation that all the heaviness of the world will be held at bay--if only for a little while--by a combination of bubbling mozzarella, sweet fennel sausage, and balsamic-glazed radicchio.
Beginning with the "Mother Crust" recipe, Lenzer argues that pizza dough is a tabula rasa for whatever healthy fresh ingredients you have on hand. To make pizza a nightly affair, she suggests preparing the dough on Sunday--in less than 30 minutes--freezing it, and simply transferring it to the fridge to thaw on the morning you plan to cook. Lenzer gives the timestrapped home cook countless combinations for a healthy, delicious (and quick!) weeknight meal.
Balancing lighter healthy alternatives like Summer Squash with lemon Zest and ricotta with indulgent options such as Skirt Steak, cress, and gorgonzola, in addition to bonus recipes including "Salad thoughts," "Small bites," and even a few ideas about wine, this book covers all the bases. Lenzer's comforting voice adds a homey touch to her artisanal recipes and immaculately styled photos.
Whether you're partial to thick crust or thin crust, Neapolitan or Sicilian, you can't go wrong with the 300 mouthwatering recipes in The Everything Pizza Cookbook.Beginning with the history of pizza and its origin in Naples, Italy, The Everything Pizza Cookbook slices up everything aspiring pizza chefs like you want to know--from how to buy the correct equipment and the freshest ingredients to preparing an appetizing collection of pies, including:Sweet Dough Pizza CrustPesto Sauce for Thin-Crust PizzaFire-Baked Six-Cheese PizzaChopped Salad PizzaClams Marinara PizzaTriple-Chocolate Pizzaand Wild Boar Barbecue Pizza
Author Belinda Hulin offers pizza party tips, diet-breaking-worthy recipes, and pizzas to make with kids, as well as pizzas that meat lovers, vegetarians, and chocolate addicts will salivate over.
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A timely collection of inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world. Featuring stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers.
This ebook does not contain essays by Pico Iyer and Tanya Shaffer, which were part of the print collection.
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