Invites readers to visit France's Dordogne region. Through interviews with local home cooks and chefs, visits to local farms and historic sites, market tours, and wineries, this book helps readers discover the true jewels in France's culinary crown as well as discover the country's most beautiful and less trod-upon provinces.
Teaches how to prepare macarons of different sizes and types and features a variety of flavor recipes, including pistachio, orange cream, wasabi, and licorice.
A follow-up to Black Dog's bestselling Country Wisdom and Know-How, the Country Wisdom Almanac provides hundreds of ideas and methods for living the good and simple life, plus information on weather, gardening, buying produce and cooking by season, holidays, frost dates, moon phases, and more. Divided into the four seasons and then organized into 373 individual tips, the Country Wisdom Almanac presents a wide variety of ways to live a simpler, more self-sustained life year round. Each season offers home-improvement ideas (wallpaper a room in the Fall or build a stone wall in the Spring), crafts (create gorgeous homemade decorations for Christmas, Halloween, or the Fourth of July), recipes (use seasonal produce to create fresh, healthy meals), gardening advice (what and when to plant in order to get the maximum results from your land), and more. Also included is year-round advice on caring for pets, creating your own health and beauty remedies, canning and preserving food, and more. Each season opens with a list of holidays and a guide to in-season produce. Appendices cover average weather by city and month, frost dates, and moon phases.
Seasonal Canning in Small BitesMarisa McClellan was an adult in a high-rise in Philadelphia when she rediscovered canning, and found herself under the preserving spell. She grew accustomed to working in large batches since most vintage" recipes are written to feed a large family, or to use up a farm-size crop, but increasingly, found that smaller batches suited her life better. Working with a quart, a pound, a pint, or a bunch of produce, not a bushel, allows for dabbling in preserving without committing a whole shelf to storing a single type of jam.
Preserving by the Pint is meant to be a guide for saving smaller batches from farmer's markets and produce stands preserving tricks for stopping time in a jar. McClellan's recipes offer tastes of unusual preserves like Blueberry Maple Jam, Mustardy Rhubarb Chutney, Sorrel Pesto, and Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles. Organized seasonally, these pestos, sauces, mostardas, chutneys, butters, jams, jellies, and pickles are speedy, too: some take under an hour, leaving you more time to plan your next batch.
When the weather's warm, cooking outside on the grill is no chore. To broaden your grill-marked possibilities beyond chicken and steak, give pizza a whirl. Authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig walk you through all the steps of preparing the perfect homemade pizza, and then cooking it on a hot grill. It's easy: smaller pizzas go directly onto the grates, cooking in a flash. Larger pizzas can go onto pizza stones or into pizza oven attachments built for gas or charcoal grills. And of course, the vegetable and meat toppings can be cooked on the grill, too, for a fully al fresco meal. Adler and Fertig even suggest grilled salads and sides to round out your meal, using up garden-fresh produce in the process!With 100 versatile and easy recipes for flatbreads, bruschetta, and panini, and more, you can choose from the classic Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza with a Kiss of Smoke and Spinach Artichoke Pizza with Wood Smoke, to the more exotic Thai Shrimp Pizza with Coconut and Chiles or Lebanese Flatbread with Feta, Za'atar, and Chives, as well as gluten-free and vegan twists. Put pizza on the menu (and on the grill) tonight!
When you cut out gluten, often you cut out your favorite pasta dishes, too, or find the store-bought gluten-free substitutes to be disappointing. But if it's pasta you're craving, there's a whole world of noodles just waiting to be twirled around your fork: homemade fresh pastas, Asian rice-based noodles, and quick GF boxed brands that will satisfy. You WILL eat pasta again!Gluten-Free Pasta approaches pasta three ways: with recipes for homemade fresh pastas, recommendations for store-bought brands, and also veggie pastas" that serve as guilt-free noodle stand-ins. Traditional Italian favorites are all well-represented, but Asian noodle soups, pasta bakes, and even wheat flour-free appetizers for entertaining. Expert chef Robin Asbell shows that eating a gluten-free diet can include delicious Potato Gnocchi, Cacio e Pepe, Spinach and Chèvre-Filled Jumbo Tortellini, Kung Pao Chicken with Linguine, Fast Pho, Veggie Lasagna, and Spicy Kimchi-spiked Mac and Cheese.
With this cookbook in hand, any pasta dish is possible, and all of them will be absolutely delicious.
You've Never Tasted Hot Dogs Like These!What's more American than apple pie? Hot dogs! Accompanying every barbeque, ball game, or picnic, a hot dog is more than just meat in a bun it is an American pastime. In Wieners Gone Wild!, you'll find dozens of mouth-watering, irresistible recipes starring the classic dog in a tasty and surprising 21st century makeover. Join hot dog aficionados Holly Schmidt and Allan Penn in an around-the-world, wiener-fueled adventure, featuring original and exciting recipes like:--The Salty Dog: Smothered with Sriracha coleslaw and topped with cornmeal-fried clams, it's a New England summer on a bun.
--Cowboy Up!: A new twist on the classic chili dog, it's piled high with ground beef and Cheddar cheese.--Hair of the Dog: With spicy hash browns and a bourbon sauce, it's perfect for the morning after.
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough-Filled Pretzels, Anyone?
Cookie dough is no longer just for making cookies. Cookie Doughlicious shows bakers how to make 20 safe-to-eat, egg-free cookie doughs that take the guilt out of raw. Now, conflicted bakers don't have to choose between safety and a spoonful of heaven! Each of the doughs can be incorporated into any of the 50 delicious recipes for cakes, cookies, candies, bars, pies, tarts, ice cream and frozen treats, and much more.
Recipes include: Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Dough Pop Tarts, Cashew Caramel Cookie Dough Candy Bars, Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Crisp, Gingerbread Cookie Dough Crème Brulee, Pistachio-Lemon Cookie Dough Sorbet, Chocolate Espresso Cookie Dough Tiramisù, and more!
Fruitful is a trip to the local orchard, overflowing with ripe, seasonal produce and it's not just desserts! From sweet to savory, including fresh juices, every chapter is devoted to the produce of the moment: rhubarb, strawberries, apples, plums, apricots, peaches, quinces, pears, and more. This delectable cookbook showcases the bounty from New York's favorite orchard, illustrated with gorgeous full-color photography throughout but all of the fruit can be found wherever you live.Pies and cobblers are only the beginning of four seasons of recipes celebrating fruit: Strawberry-Black Pepper Granita, Spicy Roast Chicken with Rhubarb Chutney, Scallop and Blueberry Ceviche, Grilled Peach, Shrimp, and Prosciutto Skewers, and Rustic Apricot and Raspberry Crostada offer a taste of the juicy dishes inside. And twenty-five recipes will come from fruit-loving chefs who count themselves among Red Jacket's devoted customers: a few of the contributors include Dan Barber, Jonathan Waxman, Karen DeMasco, and Melissa Clark.
Whether it's a bushel of peaches or a bundle of rhubarb, you'll find plenty to dish up here.
Have you ever wondered, "How can I inherently do good while looking good?" Wear No Evil has the answer, and is the timely handbook for navigating both fashion and ethics. It is the style guide with sustainability built in that we've all been waiting for. As a consumer, you regain your power with every purchase to support the causes and conditions you already advocate in other areas of your life (such as local or organic food), while upholding your sense of self through the stylish pieces you use to create your wardrobe.Featuring the Integrity Index (a simplified way of identifying the ethics behind any piece of fashion) and an easy to use rating system, you'll learn to shop anywhere while building your personal style and supporting your values- all without sacrifice. Fashion is the last frontier in the shift towards conscious living. Wear No Evil provides a roadmap founded in research and experience, coupled with real life style and everyday inspiration.Part 1 presents the hard-hitting facts on why the fashion industry and our shopping habits need a reboot.Part 2 moves you into a closet-cleansing exercise to assess your current wardrobe for eco-friendliness and how to shop green.Part 3 showcases eco-fashion makeovers and a directory of natural beauty recommendations for face, body, hair, nails, and makeup.Style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. They can live in harmony. It's time to restart the conversation around fashion how it is produced, consumed, and discarded to fit with the world we live in today. Pretty simple, right? It will be, once you've read this book.Wear No Evil gives new meaning and the best answers to an age-old question: What should I wear today?"
Hey you there with the cheap chardonnay you think you know how to drink, but this book will gently lead you to the conclusion that you do, indeed, suck at drinking. It's time to imbibe correctly, and author Matthew Latkiewicz has compiled this helpful, wryly humorous guide to help you navigate any drinking situation and answer any pedantic questions, including:* What's the difference between a flip, a fizz, and a smash?* What is the official state term for being inebriated in Iowa?* How do you choose the right drink to suit any occasion?And much more!Complete with tons of helpful illustrations and handy graphs, this guide will become indispensable to anyone who no longer wants to
suck at drinking.
Everyone loves food.But did you know that every day is a national food or drink holiday? It's true! There's National Bloody Mary Day, National Cheese Lover's Day, and even National Blueberry Pancake Day just to name a few.Based on the popular blog Almanac of Eats, Eat the Year is a tribute to food-lovers everywhere that introduces a national food or drink holiday for every day of the year. From National Martini Day to National Chip and Dip Day, this book includes tasty recipes, food history, and a variety of food holidays that are as diverse as they are delicious!
Want to know the secret to growing gorgeous hair or how your favorite celebrities have such flawless skin? Introducing the power of food into your beauty routine in a whole new way, you'll uncover the recipes that promote beauty from within (with beauty-boosting foods you'll salivate for!) as well as topical DIY beauty recipes (for facial masks, body scrubs, and more that are, well, good enough to eat literally!).Dubbed the Female Beauty MacGyver" by Access Hollywood, Alexis Wolfer shares with you 131 easy, all-natural, affordable, and effective recipes that feed your beauty. Combining the best recipes from her personal archives with DIY beauty secrets and food recipes shared with her by chefs, beauty editors, and celebrities (including Kristen Chenoweth, Brooklyn Decker, Vanessa Williams, Molly Sims, Byrdie Bell, Donna Karan, and more), The Recipe For Radiance will take you into your kitchen to discover the food-based beauty secrets even the most well-pampered women rely on to look their best.Each chapter in The Recipe for Radiance addresses a different beauty concern acne, fine lines and wrinkles, brittle nails, lackluster hair, sun spots, cellulite, chapped lips, under-eye circles, and more giving you the inside scoop on the causes and symptoms of the most common beauty concerns along with their food-based solutions. Sample recipes include:Strawberry + champagne serum to fight wrinklesAvocado + oatmeal revival mask to heal dry skinSweet potato chips + cumin dip to even skin toneCreamy kale and walnut salad to reduce under-eye circlesSweet watermelon serum to soothe sunburnBe prepared to cook yourself beautiful, all the while saving money on products and keeping your beauty routine chemical free.
Wise Craft is a guide to the homemade life, turning old things into special new objects that enhance the home. Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes, or passing up thrift store finds that aren't quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home and yours . The book is divided into four seasonal chapters, with designs that reflect different holidays and the changing seasons, allowing you to update your home according to the weather outside. Many projects are portable or perfect to do during a family movie night, making the Wise Craft lifestyle an easy one to attain.Sixty projects include May Day cones and recycled floral mirror frames perfect for a teenager's room plus throw pillow updates, a picnic blanket made from a pile of men's shirts, spooky Halloween dishes, advent calendars, and recycled gift jars. Beautiful photography and illustrations make each project a snap, no matter your crafting background.
The greatest thing Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki," ever did was by accident. But her son, Lorenzo, was never a mistake. When she and her boyfriend, Jionni, found out she was knocked up, they weren't married or engaged. She was only twenty-four and living with her parents and she had zero baby experience. With a reckless, party girl TV persona to deal with, she had a lot to learn and discover in becoming a mother.In this funny and frank book, Nicole shares her experiences, everything from the first sonogram to the nipple-cracking shock of breastfeeding. In each chapter, she tells the unvarnished truth about pregnancy symptoms (The High Price of Gas"), the ridiculousness of her baby registry (Butt Paste and Boogie Wipes") and the lowdown on postpartum life (Shit Happens"). There's a ton of useful information, including a list of must-have baby products, MILF style tips, how to keep I'm a whale" preggers bad body image in check, and how she got into the best shape of her life within six months of giving birth. Although Nicole had to give up partying, she's embracing motherhood the only way she knows how: with a fun-loving attitude and lots of leopard print!
Drinking games are a pastime that bring out the best (and worst) in party-goers a crossroads where fierce competition and drunken abandon meet. The Sh*tfaced Games takes the tradition to the next level by giving average folks their own chance to compete with their friends at something they're good at: drinking.In the spirit of the Olympiad, this book presents fifty drinking games from around the world from Ice Rink Drink to Alcohol Archery, and each is given a rating of bronze (tipsy"), silver (drunk"), or gold (completely sh*tfaced") to help readers figure out exactly how drunk they are bound to get. The games are interspersed with commentary from stand-up comedian HogWild, drinking trivia, Games-inspired cocktail recipes, and a handful of illustrations throughout.
With the adaptation of a gluten-free diet, simple meals of toast or PBJ are suddenly far out of reach. While largergrocery stores are beginning to stock gluten-free packaged breads, nothing replaces the comforting taste of home-baked bread hot from the oven. This book includes gluten-free baking techniques plus 60 all-purpose bread recipes for brioche, sandwich bread, multi-grain varieties, quick breads, and more.Gluten-free baking can have a steep learning curve for anyone who is accustomed to baking with conventional wheat flours. Author Ellen Brown has developed precise combinations of protein packed soy and bean flours with yeasts and all-natural baking aids to recreate the familiar flavors of conventional bread. These loaves will satisfy any craving for warm home-baked bread: you'd never know they're gluten-free.
For those times when you need a snack or a dessert after a good meal, or a homemade food gift, or a way to preserve the season you need only to stock an Irish pantry to be prepared for any occasion. From jams and jellies to cakes, breads, condiments, and cured meats, this traditional look at feel-good foods bursting with nostalgia will satisfy your longing for something special.Chef and restaurateur Noel McMeel has spent a lifetime first learning in the kitchen, then working there himself. His recipes are generations old: passed from his grandmother to his mother, and to Noel and the next generation. They celebrate a culture of thrift and good eating, the original eating local" and whole foods" movements. Noel offers ways to pack the heat of summer into jars with recipes like Blackberry and Lime Jam and Orange Confit, and his Traditional Irish Christmas Cake might become a regular at your holiday table. There's also Rhubarb Ketchup,Homemade Elderflower Liqueur, Spiced Oat Crackers, and a whole chapter of rubs and seasonings. Whether you're Irish or just a food enthusiast, the Irish pantry may well become a way of life.
Having grown up in Austria and Hungary, Krisztina draws from the traditions of her past to offer a user-friendly approach to cookie crafting from the Old Country. Since she was a young girl, Krisztina has had a passion for baking cookies for her friends and family, making more and more every year. In European Cookies for Every Occasion Krisztina shares her passion with a wonderful collection of 42 delicious, authentic European cookie recipes.From Chocolate Crescents and Lemon Bars to Jam Blossoms and Cherry Kisses, European Cookies for Every Occasion includes cookies for every skill level. Each recipe includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions to make sure you succeed in making the perfect cookies for the holidays as a special treat for your guests or to give as a hostess gift.Along with more than 200 full-color photographs, the book also includes tips on setting up your kitchen and techniques for working with marzipan, melting and molding chocolate, and handling dough so that your cookies will come out perfectly every time.