Nature’s Garden follows the same award-winning format of Samuel Thayer’s first book, with in-depth chapters covering 41 wild edibles. You will find the most authoritative accounts available anywhere of several important food plants, such as hackberry and American lotus.
You'll find mouthwatering photography of cranberries, blueberries, huckleberries, strawberries, wild plums and more. You’ll hear of new methods for using dandelions, and learn to make sense of the tricky wild lettuce / sow thistle group. You’ll also discover that wild carrot and poison hemlock can be reliably told apart, thanks to a detailed chart accompanied by 19 photographs.
You’ll read about vegetables with a rich tradition of use around the world that are largely ignored in the wild food literature, such as cow parsnip, patience dock and honewort. You can read more exciting myth-busting about poisonous plant fables and the maligned black nightshade, plus anecdotes about purple children and the hazards of eating cacti.
Yet, perhaps the best part of all is the book within a book about acorns: 51 pages of the details that turn these nuts into food.
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Author: Samuel Thayer
New Prairie Kitchen profiles 25 of the most exciting and groundbreaking chefs, farmers and producers of artisanal goods from Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Missouri. Their personal stories are interspersed with more than 50 chef-contributed recipes that range from refreshingly simple to exquisitely gourmet. Organized by season, New Prairie Kitchen will transport you to a revitalized Midwestern heartland where traditional favorites interweave with inspiring new flavors and techniques.
The Great Plains are often maligned as "flyover" country, or perhaps only known as bulk producers of corn, soybeans, beef and pork. But spend any time in these heartland cities or farms and you'll quickly discover a burgeoning "good food" movement and top-notch farm-to-fork dining. Nebraska can still grill a mean flat iron steak and Iowa can grow corn as high as an elephant's eye, but New Prairie Kitchen introduces readers to the phenomenal talent emerging from America’s breadbasket: farms that grow asparagus thick as your thumb and tender as a strawberry; dairies that produce fresh, natural milks and cheeses; and nationally recognized restaurants that make these mouthwatering ingredients into edible art. Pioneering chefs across the prairie have taken an old-meets-new approach to their cuisine, sourcing traditional staples, such as bison and ground cherries, from local sustainable farms, and incorporating them into recipes in new and thrilling ways.
Author: Summer Miller
Nosh on This: Gluten-Free Baking from a Jewish-American Kitchen presents more than 100 gluten-free recipes inspired by the classics Lisa Stander-Horel grew up helping her mother make … and the bakery and store-bought favorites she and her family missed the most. Here are Mom's Marble Chiffon Cake, Black & White Cookies, O'Figginz Bars, and classic holiday treats including Macaroons, Hamantashen, and Big Fat Baked Sufganiyah Jelly Donuts. Bring the nosh back into your life with baked goods that have all the textures and tastes you remember and crave!
With Nosh on This you can continue to enjoy all your favorite baked treats and take your gluten-free baking to the next level. Even Bubbe will be impressed.
Author: Lisa Stander-Horel, Tim Horel
Containing 200 plant-based recipes from 45 different cookbook authors, bloggers and recipe developers, this book has both raw and cooked recipes for meals from breakfast through dessert.
Author: Jill Nussinow
Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious.
Author: Harold McGee
This tempting collection of 365 recipes offers a one-pot meal for each day of the year. From January to December, you'll find fresh inspiration and a seasonal dish to satisfy any craving or suit any occasion.
From slow-cooked stews and quick stir-fries to paellas and pilafs, the spectacular array of dishes in this cookbook will serve you through the seasons: comforting casseroles; braised meats; creamy chowders, frittatas and risottos; hearty pot pies; cheesy gratins; baked pastas; and spicy gumbos, curries and tagines. No matter what you are in the mood for, you'll find an enticing meal that can be made or presented all in one vessel.
Endlessly versatile and easy to prepare, one-pot meals are the ideal solution to that age-old question: What’s for dinner? Whether it’s slow-cooked short ribs, a hearty casserole, or a healthy stir-fry bursting with seasonal vegetables, the collection of main course recipes found in this book will provide inspiration throughout the year.
Fresh spring vegetables, such as sugar snap peas, leeks and tender asparagus bring new life to baked pastas, creamy risottos and fluffy frittatas. In summer, the garden bounty stars in lighter fare such as braised meat dishes with diverse flavors, roasted and stir-fried seafood, stratas and enchiladas. In autumn, root vegetables take a leading role in pot roasts, gratins and rustic tarts, while classic comfort foods, such as meatloaf and baked ziti with sausage, are back-to-school favorites. Rich and savory dishes like meat pies, fall-off-the-bone lamb tagines, spicy curries, herbed cassoulets, and warming stews feed a crowd and keep winter’s chill away.
Williams-Sonoma One Pot of the Day ’s delicious, seasonal food includes many meatless and oven-to-table selections. Colorful calendars at the beginning of each chapter offer an at-a-glance view of the dishes best suited for the ingredients, occasions and typical weather of the month. From January to December, you’ll find a variety of one-pot dishes to satisfy any craving and suit any meal, with accompanying notes offering ideas for variations, garnishes and other tips.
Full-color photographs enhance many of the recipes to help guide your cooking. You’ll be amazed at the wide range of dishes from which to choose. Just open this book, check the calendar and discover an exciting new one-pot dish to try.
Author: Kate McMillan
Lunch and breakfast are often the hardest meals to eat without busting your Paleo, gluten-free diet, especially when most recipes call for gluten, processed oils, sliced bread or sandwich buns.
Diana Rodgers, a nutritional therapist and Paleo community activist, solves the problem with Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go. Containing 100 easy and delicious packable meals without bread, the book takes the confusion out of how to make hand-friendly and fast Paleo meals. Recipes include her Chicken Salad with Fennel and Cranberries perfectly cradled by a leaf of romaine lettuce, the to-die for Cherry Tarragon Breakfast Sausages and even a Paleo-friendly Bubble and Squeak. From lettuce-wrap sandwiches to egg muffins to creative uses for toothpicks and packaging, the book’s mouthwatering ideas make for perfect portable meals that are as healthy and easy to make as they are gourmet.
Author: Diana Rodgers
Cast-iron cookware never goes out of style, and cannot be destroyed (despite how you feel about yourself as a home cook). Howie Southworth and Greg Matza, best friends and adventurous home cooks, share 100 recipes for cooking in a skillet on the stovetop or outdoors on a grill or campfire. In this book, you’ll find easy-to-follow recipes for:
Author: Howie Southworth & Greg Matza
In Pawpaw, author Andrew Moore explores the past, present, and future of this unique fruit, traveling from the Ozarks to Monticello; canoeing the lower Mississippi in search of wild fruit; drinking pawpaw beer in Durham, North Carolina; tracking down lost cultivars in Appalachian hollers; and helping out during harvest season in a Maryland orchard.
Author: Andrew Moore
In an era of corporate greed, Bob Moore’s philosophy of putting people before profit is a shining example of what’s right about America. Instead of selling out to numerous bidders who would have made him a very wealthy man, the founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods gave the $100 million company to his employees.
Bob Moore’s gift on February 15, 2010 (his 81st birthday) gave hope to an American workforce rocked by a decade of CEOs behaving badly. The national media heralded the announcement as the “feel good story of the recession.” It was an example of a return to ethics in the workplace, but as the legions of fans of Bob’s whole grain natural products would argue, ethics and a sense of corporate responsibility didn’t “return” to Bob’s Red Mill, they never left.
Most 60-year-old men who saw their business destroyed in an arson fire might have quit or faded away into retirement. Not Bob. After his wooden flour mill burned to the ground in 1988, he considered the 17 employees who counted on him for their livelihood, and started over. He rebuilt, and flourished. He grew the company to become the nation’s leading manufacturer of whole grain natural foods.
Bob’s is an amazing story of overcoming challenges and making great comebacks. His wife, Charlee, was the inspiration to feed the family healthy natural foods, but it was a divine appointment with a random library book titled John Goffe’s Mill that began Bob’s love affair with the ancient art of milling, using stone wheels to slowly grind grains into nutritious whole wheat flours, cereals, and mixes. His unconventional thinking and passion for healthy living is an inspirational story for readers of all ages.
Author: Ken Koopman
In a culinary pickle? Not anymore!
Once a dreary necessity, pickling has turned into a culinary art form, with pickled components popping up in four-star restaurant dishes and trendy drinks across the country. Now you can create your own gourmet preserved ingredients and explore the flavor-packed potential of fermentation!
Pickled features a range of accessible techniques, as well as recipes that highlight your favorite tastes, including:
Author: Kelly Carrolata
Planet Barbecue will take America’s passionate, obsessive, smoke-crazed live-fire cooks to the next level. The most ambitious undertaking yet by Steven Raichlen, the book is an unprecedented marriage of food and culture. Raichlen, America’s best-selling, award-winning grill expert (there are more than 4 million copies of his Barbecue! Bible books in print) visited 60 countries for this work, collecting 309 of the tastiest, most tantalizing, easy-to-make, and guaranteed-to-wow recipes from every corner of the globe.
Here, for example, is how the world does pork: In the Puerto Rican countryside, cooks make Lechon Asado — they stud a pork shoulder with garlic and oregano, baste it with annatto oil, and spit-roast it. From the Rhine-Palatinate region of Germany comes Spiessbraten, thick pork steaks seasoned with nutmeg and grilled over a low, smoky fire. From Seoul, South Korea, Sam Gyeop Sal—grilled sliced pork belly. From Montevideo, Uruguay, Bandiola—butterflied pork loin stuffed with ham, cheese, bacon, and peppers. From Cape Town, South Africa, Sosaties—pork kebabs with dried apricots and curry. And so it goes for beef, fish, vegetables, shellfish— Raichlen says, "Everything tastes better grilled."
In addition to the recipes, the book features full-color photographs throughout, and it showcases inventive ways to use the grill: Australia's Lamb on a Shovel, Bogota's Lomo al Trapo (Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Grilled in Cloth), and from the Charentes region of France, Éclade de Moules—Mussels Grilled on Pine Needles. Do try this at home. What a planet—what a book.
Author: Steven Raichlen