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On Rice: 60 Fast and Easy Toppings that Make the Meal

by Rick Rodgers

Delicious and nutritious, rice takes center stage in On Rice. With an international array of recipes perfect for serving over rice, On Rice offers an inspiring selection of tasty seafood, meat, and vegetarian toppings that transform rice from simple side dishes to mouthwatering main courses. Served over virtually any variety of rice--from the familiar white and brown to the less common basmati, jasmine, Arborio, and black-- On Rice brings intense flavor and necessary convenience to everyday meals.

Outdoor Cooking

by John Phillip Carroll

Cooking over an open fire is the oldest cooking technique in the world. It is also one of the most popular. Outdoor Cooking provides fresh inspiration as well as unique variations on traditional choices. From first courses to desserts the forty-five recipes will help any one become a grillmaster. In the process learn more about sublime pleasures of preparing food in the fresh air while imparting a wonderful smoky flavor that can only come from cooking over a live fire.

Sauces and Salsas
by Oded Schwartz

Oded Schwartz seeks to re-establish the primacy of sauces with the guide to contemporary, healthy sauces. This book takes a new approach to sauces and aims to show that they can be light, fresh, and quick to make. The new salsas, dressings, dips and chutneys are accompanied by classic favorites. Classified according to type: Dressings and Mayonnaise, Marinades & Spice Pastes, Salsas & Sambals, each recipe is accompanied by detailed illustrations, beautiful photos, explanatory tips, serving suggestions, and dietary advice. Contains over 250 recipes, a chart matching sauces with food, and up-close-and-personal macro photos that will make your mouth water.

Steak Lover's Cookbook
by William Rice

This is the essential steak enthusiast's companion with over 140 sizzling and succulent recipes (90 just for steak, the rest for sides, starters and desserts). The cookbook is divided between fancy uptown cuts (such as tenderloins) and the tougher but equally tasty downtown cuts (such as skirt, chucks and flanks), and highlights the Best-Ever recipe for each type of cut, plus dozens of tempting alternatives. It is not only filled with great steak recipes, but all-around steak wisdom as well: how to perfectly brown the outside of meat to have an intensely flavored and aromatic crust; the secret of the "touch method"; a nationwide list of the best steakhouses; carving tips and techniques and a step-by-step outline on choosing what wine to go with steak. This quintissential collection of recipes will enable anyone to have steakhouse quality meals right in their own home.

The Strang Cookbook for Cancer Prevention

by Laura Pensiero, R.D., & Susan Oliveria, Sc.D., M.P.H., with Michael Osborne, M.D.

This is a remarkable collaboration between the Strang Cancer Prevention Center in New York City, one of the nation's foremost research facilities dedicated to preventing cancer, and some of the nation's finest chefs. This cookbook not only provides you with wonderful recipes, but a guide to Restaurant Dining. When it comes to ordering a meal in a restaurant, making a simple weekday dinner, or having a weekend dinner party, many of us hardly know where to start. Now there's a 400 page cookbook to use that's reliable, informative, authoritative, practical, creative, and delicious.


by Joanne Weir

Joanne Weir's inspired collection of fifty fresh and refreshing summer recipes presents maximum flavor in minimum time. Summer provides a wealth of information on how to use the season's bounty. Weir explains how to pick the ripest fruits and vegetables by touch, smell, size, and color. Beautiful full-color photographs accompany the glossaries of summer fruits, vegetables, and seasonings. Preparation techniques are well illustrated and a charming quotation accompanies each recipe.


Taste of Malta
by Claudia M. Caruana

The culinary tradition of Malta, a tiny island in the central Mediterranean, reflects Sicilian, North African and Turkish influences on a cuisine which celebrates the fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices of the island. Caruana presents over 200 unique and tempting dishes from the Sunday dinners her Maltese grandmothers prepared, as well as classic recipes from the restaurants of Malta today.

The Thrill of the Grill Recipeasel
by Chris Schlesinger & John Willoughby

What is a Recipeasel? It's a compact, free-standing, spiral-bound, easy-to-follow, stain-resistant collection of best-selling recipes that are easier to flip than pancakes!
The Thrill of the Grill has proven itself a favorite among those inclined to wield the fork and tong. It includes over 100 recipes covering everything from cooking techniques to sauces and appetizers. The book also includes a section on your pantry: what it should have in it, where to buy it, how to store it; a section on where to locate exotic items such as breadfruit and Malanga; and blank recipe cards for you to include your own family renditions of this great American tradition -- grilling.

Thyme In A Bottle: Memories and Recipes of Croce's Restaurants

by Ingrid Croce

In 1985 Ingrid Croce opened Croce's Restaurant and Jazz Bar as a tribute to her late husband, the legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce. Ingrid's customers enjoy warm hospitality inspired by more than thirty years of cooking for family and friends, and a menu of dishes influenced by the people, places and events that touched her extraordinary life. The cookbook, Thyme In A Bottle, is a loving reference to Jim Croce's hit song "Time in a Bottle." Ingrid shares her recipes and recollections for the first time.

Totally Burgers

by Helene Siegel

It's time to sample the savory, and what better way to do it than with the all-American and surprisingly versatile burger. The Superburgers chapter introduces the Sirloin Blue Cheese Burger, Patty Melt Supreme and the Chicken and Fennel Burger. If you prefer to go meatless, there's the Grilled Portabello Burger, Salmon Ginger Burger or the Black Bean BBQ Burger. Don't forget the Fried Onion Rings, Garlic Roasted Potato Salad, and the all time favorite Lunch Counter Milk Shake. These great recipes, along with many more, will make any burger meal a gourmet feast.

Totally Chocolate

by Helene Siegel

Sink your teeth into breads, cakes, pies, tarts, candies, cocoa, cookies, frostings, toppings, mousses, puddings, and terrines, all--and here's the clincher-laden with chocolate. This small book will satisfy any craving for chocolate, no matter how huge! Can life possible get any sweeter?

Totally Pancakes and Waffles

by Helene Siegel

Whether they're called hotcakes, griddle cakes, flapjacks, or original hoecakes, the delicious concept of the fried flat cake remains the same. Waffles may not have as many different names, but they share the pancake's luscious capacity for soaking up the butter and syrup. Try any or all of the recipes such as Basic Buttermilk Pancakes or Pecan Waffles... to some extremely sweet treats for the morning such as Chocolate Chip Pancakes or Carrot Raisin Waffles. Anyway you make these recipes, you are sure to make someone smile in the morning -- even if they woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

Trail of Flame

by Jennifer Trainer Thompson

A zesty, off-the-wall travel guide to hot, hot, hot foods around the country, from up-market restaurants like Santa Fe's Coyote Cafe to little-known neighborhood joints.

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