Food Gift Love
Author: Maggie Battista
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
An exciting, inspiring, and beautiful food-gift guide for crafty cooks and food-DIY fans In Food Gift Love, Maggie Battista, a food-gift guru and rising star of the blog world, celebrates her expertise in and enthusiasm for small-batch, hand-crafted foods. She features 100 memorable, edible gifts for any occasion with simple, delicious recipes, detailed wrapping instructions, and stunning photography. There are countless ways to share the pleasures of food with people you care about—from simple homemade infused salts and sugars to instant-gratification gifts like fresh ricotta and flavored butters; from jams, pickles, and vinaigrettes to irresistible cookies, desserts, savories, and spirits that will impress fellow food fans. There’s helpful information for creating your own Food Gift Love pantry at home as well as creative guidance on how to wrap food gifts with style. This book will inspire cooks, food-lovers, and DIY fans to be year-round food gifters.
Gifts Cooks Love
Author: Diane Morgan, Sur La Table
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
From Orange Cardamom Marmalade and Salmon Gravlax to Rustic Rosemary Parmesan Crackers and Blueberry-Blackberry-Basil Margarita Puree, the recipes in 'Gifts Cooks Love' will help you create the perfect gift for any occasion. Some of the techniques include preserving fruits, dehydrating fresh mushrooms, smoking and curing meat and fish, and creating spirited beverages.
Author: Dinah Corley
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Presents one hundred recipes for creating gift baskets containing gourmet food, including such items as cookies, cakes, candy, relishes, salsa, and breads.
The Creative Kitchen
Author: Leisure Arts
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Presents recipes for edible gifts and instructions for making simple packages for the food.
Gifts from the Kitchen
Author: Annie Rigg
Publisher: Kyle Cathie Limited
The Year of Cozy
Author: Adrianna Adarme
From blogger, recipe developer, and photographer Adrianna Adarme comes a beautiful book of advice for simplifying, beautifying, and living a more thoughtful life. Organized by the months of the year, and by categories such as "Live," "Do," and "Make," Adarme shares ideas for activities, recipes, and projects that make the little moments in life just as exciting as the big. Like her blog, A Cozy Kitchen, The Year of Cozy features warm and comforting photos and cozy inspiration. Adarme gives us special (but totally doable) things we can do for others and ourselves. From recipes to DIY crafts, Adarme focuses on easy, inexpensive undertakings that have a big reward: happiness. The best moments in life don't require stuff, they just require intention. Adarme's clear and easy-to-follow instructions and recipes will excite and motivate you to march into your kitchen and craft closet to make something you can be proud of.
The Flying Brownie
Author: Shirley Fan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
100 recipes for cookies, bars, snacks, mixes, breads, and more inspired care packages tailored for sending to friends and loved ones long-distances
The Hands-On Home
Author: Erica Strauss
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Create the DIY home you've always wanted with over 100 recipes, tips, and inspirational ideas from blogger Erica Strauss (Northwest Edible Life). Covering everything from cooking, canning and preserving to making your own nontoxic home and personal care products, this fresh take on modern homemaking wil help you make the most of your time, effort, and energy in the kitchen and beyond. Over half of the book focuses on the kitchen with a wealth of information about how to organize and stock your kitchen to more effortlessly prepare delicious meals. A former professional chef who knows how to build flavor into simple and delicious home-cooked meals, Strauss provides delectable recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert like Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Granola, Forager Spring Greens Soup, Simple Crispy Chicken with Roasted Lemon Pan Sauce, and Olive-Oil Rosemary Cake with Lemony Glaze. Strauss includes details on Basic Food Preservation techniques such as water-bath canning, pressure canning, and lacto-fermentation along with a handy year-long food preservation calendar of what to put up when. Preserving recipes are organized seasonally and include Rhubarb Syrup, Pressure-Canned Chicken Broth, Korean-Spiced Turnips, and Cranberry-Pear-Walnut Conserve. The book also features recipes for DIY home care and personal care products like Nontoxic Laundry softener, Fizzy Bath Bombs, and Refreshing Peppermint Foot Scrub. Hands-on Home is packed with fabulous recipes, practical, no-nonsense advice, and time- and money-saving techniques. With a focus on less consumerism, Strauss provides instruction on everything you need to live more delicious and sustainable DIY lifestyle. From the Hardcover edition.
New York Christmas
Author: Lisa Nieschlag, Lars Wentrup
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
A getaway to the magical New York of the pre-Christmas period: when coloured lights decorate the buildings, Jingle Bells rings out everywhere and culinary delicacies tempt you to indulge. Who doesn't dream of strolling down a snowy 5th Avenue, ice-skating around the imposing Christmas tree outside the Rockerfeller Center and to cap it off, enjoying a delicious slice of pumpkin pie in one of the inviting cafes? With around 50 recipes for Blueberry Brownies, Maple Glazed Ham and an unforgettable cheesecake, this cookbook allows you to share the dream of a White Christmas in your own kitchen. Interwoven throughout are three beautiful Christmas themed stories, so you can read yourself into the spirit of Christmas - Paul Auster's Auggie Wren's Christmas Story, The Gift of the Magi by O.Henry and Virginia O'Hanlon's Is There a Santa Claus? Each of the three stories has, in its own way, become part of popular Christmas folklore in the United States.
This Christmas, give friends and family something truly memorable, not to mention delicious: a special homemade treat. Whether sweet or savory, gifts from the kitchen are the ultimate personal presents, and beloved by all. This collection of enticing recipes, along with gorgeous photography and clever tips, will inspire your creativity over the holidays. You'll find time-tested favorites like Chewy Ginger-Molasses Cookies and Chocolate-Marshmallow Fudge as well as lighter sweets such as Key Lime Bars and Candied Grapefruit Peel. There are plenty of decadent savory items to choose from too, including Savory Herb Shortbread, Marinated Goat Cheese, and Lemon-Spice Olives. Along with recipes, there are lots of ideas for creative packaging to make your gifts extra special and personal.
Love Real Food
Author: Kathryne Taylor
The path to a healthy body and happy belly is paved with real food--fresh, wholesome, sustainable food--and it doesn't need to be so difficult. No one knows this more than Kathryne Taylor of America's most popular vegetarian food blog, Cookie and Kate. With Love Real Food, she offers over 100 approachable and outrageously delicious meatless recipes complete with substitutions to make meals special diet-friendly (gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free) whenever possible. Her book is designed to show everyone--vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike--how to eat well and feel well. With brand-new, creative recipes, Taylor inspires you to step into the kitchen and cook wholesome plant-based meals, again and again. She'll change your mind about kale and quinoa, and show you how to make the best granola you’ve ever tasted. You'll find make-your-own instant oatmeal mix and fluffy, naturally sweetened, whole-grain blueberry muffins, hearty green salads and warming soups, pineapple pico de gallo, healthier homemade pizzas, and even a few favorites from the blog. Of course, Love Real Food wouldn't be complete without plenty of stories starring Taylor's veggie-obsessed, rescue dog sous-chef, Cookie! Taylor celebrates whole foods by encouraging you not just to "eat this," but to eat like this. Take it from her readers: you'll love how you feel.
Our mothers—and grandmothers—put up food in the freezer to economize on time and money. In a recessionary environment and in a world of dual-job families, there’s even more reason to do so today. But we don’t have the same tastes as our moms. We eat a wider range of foods, drawing on a variety of ethnic and global cuisines, we include more produce and grains in our diets, and we use fewer processed and fatty foods. Jessica Fisher’s Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook is the perfect guide for economical home cooks with any or all of these new tastes in foods that take well to freezing. Competing books on freezing sell strongly and steadily. Typically, they are based on a very specific plan—cooking for a family of four for a month ahead in an afternoon of work in the kitchen, for example. They offer orderly plans with decent, if largely unimaginative, food. Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook offers two advantages over these books. First, Fisher lays out lots of easy-to-follow guidelines for diverse families with varying needs and desires, taking into account how long you want to spend in the kitchen—there are 2-hour, 4-hour, and daylong plans—as well as how far out ahead you want to cook for, the size of your household, the size of your freezer, your budget, and even your taste for one-dish meals versus multi-course meals. The emphasis is on facilitating flexibility without sacrificing clarity and ease-of-use. Second, Fisher’s 200 recipes deliver flavorful and healthy food in abundance. She takes readers beyond mom’s beef-pork-chicken triumvirate, with lots of ideas for lamb, fish, shellfish, and vegetarian main courses. There are homey and family-friendly dishes, like Cheddar Cheese Soup with Zucchini, Broccoli, and Carrots, or Crumb-Topped Cod Fillets, fancy dishes for company, like Seasoned Steak with Gorgonzola Herb Butter, and lots of globally inspired creations like Salsa Verde Beef, Red Lentil Dahl, and Hoisin-Glazed Salmon. While the emphasis is on dinner, there are breakfast and brunch recipes, too, and plenty of ideas for breads, quick breads, and desserts that freeze well. Ample sidebars address such matters as finding good freezer bags and containers, labeling frozen food, whether to invest in a new freezer, and how to thaw safely. The author’s story—cooking for a family of eight, including six home-schooled children under ten, and serving as the creator and writer of the popular blogs Life as Mom and Good Cheap Eats—fits the topic and the book perfectly. Fisher is a woman who knows all about budgeting time and money efficiently, at the same time serving up delicious food with warmth, love, and an appreciation for the pleasures of the table.
Love Me, Feed Me
Author: Judith Jones
Offers more than fifty recipes for home-cooked dog food, emphasizing the nutritional benefits of fresh, home-prepared meals for dogs and including tips on portion size, what to do with scraps, and potentially harmful ingredients.
Author: Ronni Lundy
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
"Victuals is an exploration of the foodways, people, and places of Appalachia. Written by Ronni Lundy, regarded as the most engaging authority on the region, the book guides us through the surprisingly diverse history--and vibrant present--of food in the Mountain South. Victualsexplores the diverse and complex food scene of the Mountain South through recipes, stories, traditions, and innovations. Each chapter explores a specific defining food or tradition of the region--such as salt, beans, corn (and corn liquor). The essays introduce readers to their rich histories and the farmers, curers, hunters, and chefs who define the region's contemporary landscape. Sitting at a diverse intersection of cuisines, Appalachia offers a wide range of ingredients and products that can be transformed using traditional methods and contemporary applications. Through 80 recipes and stories gathered on her travels in the region, Lundy shares dishes that distill the story and flavors of the Mountain South"--
Chefs & Company
Author: Maria Isabella
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
At Home with the Biggest Names in Food This incredible, never-before-assembled collection of recipes offers a rare and exciting glimpse into the private home kitchens of 75 culinary superstars as they prepare show-stopping meals for their own last-minute guests in an hour or less. For example, Curtis Stone whips up delicious Charcoal-Grilled Rib Eye Steaks & Boccolini, while Stephanie Izard prepares a fabulous Stir-Fried Eggplant and Sesame Cucumber Salad. For her choice, Naomi Pomeroy makes a mouthwatering Pasta Amatriciana. These aren’t complicated, fussy recipes. They’re stress-free dishes the chefs fall back on to impress those closest to them—and ones you can easily duplicate in your own home kitchen. With more than 180 personal recipes, secret tips, inside advice, beverage pairings, and music playlists—plus gorgeous full-color photos—you’re set up for success no matter the occasion. It’s only a matter of time before someone special drops by. Chefs include: MING TSAI CURTIS STONE STEPHANIE IZARD NAOMI POMEROY HUGH ACHESON LIDIA BASTIANICH RICK BAYLESS MICHELLE BERNSTEIN JOHN BESH SUSAN FENIGER ANDY HUSBANDS SEAN BROCK EDWARD LEE ANITA LO JENN LOUIS TIM LOVE JONATHAN WAXMAN MARC MURPHY CHARLIE PALMER CARLA PELLEGRINO ERIC RIPERT AARÓN SÁNCHEZ DANIEL BOULUD ROBERT DEL GRANDE KATIE BUTTON SHAUN HERGATT GAVIN KAYSEN KRISTEN KISH MICHAEL WHITE ANDREW ZIMMERMAN JODY ADAMS ZOI ANTONITSAS NYESHA J. ARRINGTON CLARK BARLOWE JOEY BEATO EMMA BENGTSSON JONATHAN BENNETT DANTE BOCCUZZI STUART BRIOZA & NICOLE KRASINSKI ZACK BRUELL CESARE CASELLA JIM CHRISTIANSEN SONYA COTÉ GREG DENTON & GABRIELLE QUIÑÓNEZ DENTON TIFFANY DERRY TRACI DES JARDINS RON DUPRAT FORD FRY KENNY GILBERT MARIA HINES CHRIS HODGSON LINTON HOPKINS MATT HOYLE MIKE ISABELLA JENNIFER JASINSKI JOSEPH “JJ” JOHNSON JEAN JOHO DOUGLAS KATZ TONY MAWS RYAN MCCASKEY TORY MILLER BRUCE MOFFETT MATT MOLINA KEVIN SBRAGA BARTON SEAVER ALON SHAYA BRYCE SHUMAN ANA SORTUN ANGELO SOSA SUSAN SPICER ETHAN STOWELL BILL TELEPAN BART VANDAELE JOANNE WEIR ERIC WILLIAMS