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Microgreens are young plants that are harvested a few weeks after germination. We've all heard of the nutritional virtues of kale, for example, but did you know that the microgreen versions of many plants hold anywhere from 4 to 50 times the nutrients per volume as the same plants in mature form? Microgreens truly are the new superfood.
Chefs and gardeners around the country are discovering that these easy-to-grow plants can be raised in the convenience of your own kitchen in a few weeks' time. And the range of flavor profiles is amazing from spicy radishes or daikon to fresh-from-the-farm corn flavor in miniature corn microgreens.
Sal Gilbertie gives you all you need to know to growithese delicious plants. He walks you through many of the most popular varieties, explaining growing specifics and flavor profiles. He then provides fabulous recipes for enjoying your harvest in salads, soups, main courses, and much more."
Enjoy the history, lore, and art of cooking with butter from a master French butter maker This book is dedicated to butter-an everyday yet noble food. Here is the history of butter, butter lore, the stages of butter-making, butter's properties, and its uses in French cooking. You will learn that butter is a fantastic flavor enhancer. You will also come to know that it takes just six hours to make industrial butter but a full 72 hours to make artisanal butter that has a well-developed taste and bouquet. This book immerses you in the world of butter, from farm to plate, and includes 180 photographs and 40 recipes by Michelin-starred French chef Sylvain Guillemot. Enjoy Smoked Salt Butter, Chili Butter, Madagascar Vanilla Butter, and recipes for dishes of every variety. Bringing it all together is Jean-Yves Bordier, whose namesake brand is acclaimed worldwide.
Perfect for anyone who has just gotten a bushel of apples at the farmer s market or from their CSA without knowing exactly how to use them all, this mix of traditional and classic recipes is both adventurous and innovative. Each recipe comes with precise instructions and detailed photography by master chef Christophe Adam ideal for anyone looking to broaden their repertoire and expand the possibilities of cooking and baking with apples. Adam explains all types of apples and their stunning range of colors, textures, and tastes. While flavor can vary, the apple s most nuanced aspect is its texture, so Adam sorts his recipes by texture crunchy, crispy, mellow, melting, liquid making it simple to match the right apple to the best recipe. Also included are detailed descriptions of thirty-seven heirloom and modern apple varieties. Recipes span the spectrum from breakfast to dinner to dessert, making this useful for the novice as well as the seasoned cook.
This is a fabulous fungi feast for all seasons and occasions. You can make the most of this versatile ingredient in appetizers, fish, poultry, meat, vegetarian and side dishes. It includes stunning creations from Wild Mushroom Soup, Stuffed Garlic Mushrooms and Creamy Fish and Mushroom Pie to Mushroom Gougere, Wild Mushroom Pizettes, and Duck with Chinese Mushrooms and Ginger. You can discover unusual varieties of mushroom in dishes such as Tortellini Chanterelle Broth and Fresh Tuna Shiitake Teriyaki. This helpful guide shows how to distinguish the characteristics of different edible mushrooms at a glance. It includes advice on storing and preserving mushrooms to enjoy them at their best. There are countless varieties of mushroom known to be edible, and their unique taste and texture makes them immensely versatile for cooking. Mushrooms work well with poultry and meat, and this book showcases these classic combinations with delicious dishes such as Chicken with Wild Mushrooms, Roast Leg of Lamb with a Wild Mushroom Stuffing, and Pepper Steak with Mushrooms.There are also plenty of luxurious options for vegetarians, including Tagliatelle with Wild Mushrooms, Mushroom Curry, and Chinese Mushrooms with Cellophane Noodles. This inspirational little book will provide sumptuous ideas for every taste.
'There's not a recipe here I don't want to eat immediately.' - Nigella Lawson Roast Chicken and Other Stories provides an insight into Simon Hopkinson's unique style of unpretentious cooking with 160 of his favourite recipes. Simon Hopkinson's forty favourite ingredients include everyday basics as potatoes, chicken and cod as well as more exotic foods such as asparagus and truffles. The cookbook is arranged alphabetically with a chapter on each food. Unable to hide his great love of food, Hopkinson writes about why he likes each particular ingredient, and gives sensible advice on quality, variety and good cooking principles together with the recipes. The book is aimed at home cooks and all the recipes can be prepared by anyone with basic cooking skills. From Grilled Augergine with Pesto to Roast Chicken and Homemade Ice Cream, Simon Hopkinson's food is always honest and inviting, designed to please rather than simply to impress.
Fruit is pretty much the perfect food: bountiful, delicious and colourful, it also helps us to fight infection, stresses and strains. But why are we still a nation that thinks it's a bit racy to slice a banana onto our cornflakes in the morning? A 'piece of fruit' in a lunch box, on the breakfast table or at the end of a meal is all very well, but fruit is so much more exciting than this, and we don't eat nearly enough of the stuff. Perhaps this is because we don't always understand how to use it in our cooking, or how to choose the best fruit for the season. Hugh sets out to address this head on. With 180 delicious recipes, River Cottage Fruit Every Day! will show you how to enjoy a broader eating experience and make fruit easy, fun and irresistible. You'll find recipes for all the wonderful seasonal fruit that grows in this country, and learn how to make the most of fruit from other parts of the world. Recipes include marinated lamb and fig kebabs; barbecued pork chops with peaches and sage; venison stew with damsons; and parsnip and apple cakes. There are also fresh and zingy salads as well as gorgeous cakes, tarts, pies, crumbles and puddings. With glorious photography from Simon Wheeler, this book will bring amazing new fruity vitality and flavour to your food.
This book features delectable mousses, ice creams, terrines, puddings, pies, pastries and cookies, shown step by step in more than 270 gorgeous photographs. It is an irresistible collection of recipes, which demonstrate the wonderful versatility of coffee in the kitchen. It features all the classic coffee desserts and cakes, such as Tiramisu, Coffee Coeurs a la Creme, Mocha Sponge Cake and Cappuccino Torte. It also includes coffee-infused variations of recipes, such as Coffee Custard Tart, Sticky Pear Pudding, Danish Coffee Pastries and Coffee Cream Profiteroles. You can choose from delicious souffles and meringues, puddings, fruit and iced desserts, melt-in-the-mouth cakes, pastries, breads and biscuits. It contains over 270 photographs, which include step-by-step instructions and a glorious picture of every finished dish. This sumptuous cookbook is dedicated to exploring coffee with new and exciting recipes for all occasions, from iced delights, luxurious tortes and melt-in-the-mouth pies and pastries, to satisfying and more-ish biscuits and breads. The recipes give full scope to the imagination, showing how the rich taste of coffee can transform classic dishes into something really special. From simple sponges to tempting tarts and velvety cheesecakes, there are desserts to rival any professional confection. Some, such as Coffee Almond Marsala Slice, are perfect with mid-morning coffee. Others, like Coffee Chocolate Mousse Cake and Cappuccino Torte, make unforgettable dinner party finales. With updated recipes and classic pastries and cookies from all around the world, this is a beautifully presented book with clearly explained instructions and photographs.
There is more to seaweed than as a wrapper for sushi - it is going mainstream, gathering many high profile fans. Even Jamie Oliver has credited adding seaweed to his diet as one reason for his weight loss. Seaweeds are tasty and very versatile and can be used in all sorts of dishes. This sumptuously illustrated book will inspire you to use them in starters, main courses, plus tasty desserts, smoothies, energy boosters, and even a seaweed-infused gin and tonic. It's easier than you think and everything you can find on the subject is here in this inspiring book. So if you have never tasted sea vegetables, it is high time to try.
This title features over 180 fantastic recipes for soups, salads, casseroles, pizzas, salsas, sauces and relishes, shown step by step in more than 850 stunning photographs. It is the ultimate handbook for cooking, using and growing one of the world's most popular ingredients. It is an authoritative introductory section includes everything the keen cook needs to know, including basic preparation techniques, and hints on buying, storing and preserving. It features a mouthwatering selection of recipes from all over the world includes appetizers, salads, breads and main courses. You can try slow-roasted tomatoes; home-made tomato ketchup; cooling iced tomato soup; crunchy Greek tomato and feta salad; and juicy stuffed tomatoes or hot chilli salsas. The tomato is one of the tastiest and most versatile ingredients available. This in-depth guide covers its history and varieties, as well as a multitude of ways to cook it and eat it. The informative introductory section includes advice about what to look for when buying tomatoes and how to store them. There are also hints for growing your own tomatoes - whether you have a small patio or a large vegetable plot. From soups and snacks to main courses or side dishes, the comprehensive recipe section has something for everyone with options from all around the world. This book will help you get the most out of this delicious ingredient.
From the No 1 bestselling author of The Extra Virgin Kitchen RECIPES FREE FROM WHEAT, DAIRY AND CANE SUGAR Now you can have your cake and eat it too. Susan Jane White eats something sweet every day. Many of us do. But the difference is most of us don't get the same health kick from our indulgences as Susan Jane does. That's because all of Susan Jane's sweets, treats, drinks and snacks are packed with nutritional hits that love your body, boost your brain and make you feel and look great. It's no wonder they are her most requested recipes. With this book you'll learn that wholesome food need never tax your taste buds. You'll discover new ingredients that not only taste better, but treat your body better too. Imagine a nutritional slam-dunk while snacking on a slice of tiffin! Picture your taste buds raving to the tune of coconut torte! Visualise your toes breakdancing with every crunch of a teff cookie! The Virtuous Tart will nurse your sweet tooth and service your body like a first-rate Formula 1 pit stop, and you'll have the energy levels and body to prove it. 'Susan Jane White is Caitlin Moran, Nigella and Jesus put through a Vitamix and left to rest until chilled.' Daisy Wood-Davis 'The sassiest food revolutionary you'll ever meet.' Image 'I can see why Susan Jane White is a No 1 bestseller in Ireland. Brilliant approach to wholefood shop ingredients.' Joanna Blythman 'I love this girl. I want a hotline to her kitchen.' Victoria Smurfit 'Do you and your body a favour - read this book. Susan Jane White knows what's good for you and it doesn't hurt that she writes like a dream.' Roisin Ingle, The Irish Times 'Eating well never felt so sinful.' Brendan O'Connor 'Her recipes seem like some delicious, illicit sin.' Irish Independent 'This gal is living proof that you are what you eat. She is all glowing, shining bounce.'Domini Kemp 'If anyone ever needed proof that super healthy food makes a huge difference to your energy levels, immune system and general vitality, then one look at the ever-effervescent Susan Jane White would tell you everything you need to know.' Rachel Allen
This is the definitive guide to the fruits of the world, featuring a comprehensive photographic identification guide to fruits, with information about the history, varieties and nutritional value. It includes all the well-known citrus fruits, berries and other fruits, such as apples, bananas, melons, peaches, figs and grapes, as well as exotic varieties such as babacoa, custard apples, sharon fruit and prickly pears, rambutans and snake fruit. With 500 photographs, this is the ideal reference book on identifying, preparing, preserving and cooking fruit. Tempting recipes include Hot Date Puddings with Toffee Sauce, French Apple Tart, and Date and Walnut Brownies. Nothing can beat a simple dessert of perfectly ripe juicy fruit, perhaps served with a dollop of cream, or with some good cheese. All fruits can be cooked and served on their own, or used to create a huge range of dishes, from pies and puddings to cakes, ice creams, mousses and featherlight souffles. In the first section of this book, there is an illustrated step-by-step guide to preparing, juicing, preserving and cooking fruit, and a guide to useful equipment. There is essential information about all the common, less well-known and exotic fruits and how and where the fruit is grown, where to buy and how to store and cook. With over 100 enticing recipes, this lovely book will provide a wealth of inspiration.
Nature's candy! Enjoy the versatility of dates in these tempting recipes for breads, puddings, cakes, candies, fruitcakes, waffles, pies and a myriad of other taste treats.
The Cookbook That Captures the Flavor of This Powerful Fruit! Abundant and delicious, the blueberry is as beneficial as it is juicy. This superfood ingredient is believed to help heart heath, bone strength, mental health, and more! With a flavor that ranges between tart and sweet, blueberries are perfect as a topping, in a blended drink, and on their own. Plus, their versatility goes far beyond the obvious. Blueberries is a cookbook by Julia Rutland that features 50 recipes to please any fruit lover. The author is a professional writer, recipe developer, recipe tester, food stylist, and television/media demonstrator, so you can be certain that every recipe is a crowd-pleaser! There a plenty of desserts, including Blueberry Cheesecake Bars, Blueberry-Buttermilk Pie, and other pies, cakes, cookies, ice cream, and bars. Starters-like Blueberry-Pecan Goat Cheese Ball and Blueberry, Lobster, and Corn Salad-are ideal for whetting an appetite, while the cookbook's beverages, breads, and breakfast foods will become instant family favorites, relished time and again. The book's full-color photography adds to the enjoyment of cooking. Growing tips and the fruit's fascinating history make Blueberries even more useful. People love blueberries because the flavor connects them to loved ones and special memories. It reminds them of family picnics, summers at the lake, and Grandma's homemade pie. Add Blueberries to your cookbook collection, to start new traditions and bring back old favorites with this wonderful variety of dishes.
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