This book is a mixture of anecdotes covering Roald Dahl’s family, his childhood, and his happiness at home with Liccy, his wife, and their numerous children, grandchildren and friends. For this extensive family, there is no more enjoyable way of relaxing than sharing good food and wine. The meals they enjoy together round the old pine farmhouse table at Gipsey House are either fine examples of national dishes of their heritage – Norwegian, French, British, etc – or favourite recipes that have delighted three generations of discerning eaters. Many recipes have acquired a particular significance for the Dahl family over the years, and these are introduced with reminiscenses rich in nostalgia and humour. The recipes are for all occasions, covering family birthday parties, Christmas and Easter celebrations, Roald’s passion for chocolate, onions and wine, his enthusiasm for gambling and gardening and finally, a Dahl-style chapter: “Hangman’s Suppers” – contributed by Francis Bacon, P.D. James, John Le Carre, Peter Ustinov and others.
Jamie Oliver - The Naked Chef
When I started out I was pretty much making it up as I went along. I just wanted to share my favourite recipes and a bit of what I'd learned from all the great chefs I'd worked with. That's why the recipes are still so great to cook: they're simple and honest and fresh. Tehy've aged better than my haircut anyway. Big Love, Jamie
Nigel Slater - Real Fast Food
Nigel Slater presents over 350 creative, delicious and nourishing recipes and suggestions for those who'd rather spend more of their time eating than cooking. From simple snacks to dinner-party desserts, all the dishes in Real Fast Food can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or under.
Nigella Lawson - Kitchen
A big, compendious, comfortable, informative and utterly engaging book, "Kitchen" brings us feel-good food for cooks and eaters, whether Express-style and exotic-easy during the week, or leisurely and luxuriating (in the spirit of How to be a Domestic Goddess and Feast) at weekends or for occasions. Divided into two parts - Kitchen Quandaries and Kitchen Comforts - Nigella gives us the wherewithal to tackle any situation and satisfy all nourishment needs. But real cooking is often about leftovers, too, so here one recipe can lead to another...from ham hocks to pea soup and pasties, from chicken to Chinatown salad. This isn't just about being thrifty but about demonstrating how recipes come about, and giving new inspiration for last-minute meals and souped-up store cupboard suppers. As well as offering the reader a mouthwatering array of new recipes, both comforting and exciting - from clams with chorizo to Guinness gingerbread, from Asian braised beef to flourless chocolate lime cake, from Pasta alla Genovese to Venetian carrot cake - Nigella rounds up her kitchen kit must-haves (telling us, too, what equipment we don't need) and highlights individual ingredients - both basic essentials and modern-day life-savers. But above all, she reminds the reader how much pleasure there is to be had in real food, and in reclaiming the traditional rhythms of the kitchen, as she cooks to the beat of the heart of the home, creating simple recipes to make life less complicated.
Donna Hay - The New Classics
Featuring over 300 recipes, this is the ultimate best-of collection from _Donna Hay Magazine_ a showcase of classic dishes with her signature modern twist. Containing updated family favourites as well as new flavours, _The New Classics_ has everything you've ever wanted to cook. The essential book for every kitchen, it's exactly the food that we want to cook and eat now.
Bruce Weinstein - Mark Scarbrough - The Ultimate Potato Book
Potatoes as a main course? That's right, The Ultimate Potato Book moves the versatile potato to the center of every meal. Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer up main course classics such as Shepherd's Pie, Cod Cakes, and Chili Fries, along with some surprising new ideas -- Lasagna (potatoes replace the noodles), Enchiladas, and Twice-Baked Potatoes with bacon, asparagus, and Cheddar.
Ismeretlen szerző - Cheesecakes, Pavlovas And Triffles
These handy little cookbooks might be small, but they're chock-full of recipes to suit every need and taste. With a wide range of 50 titles to choose from, the series is broken down into 4 distinct categories: the Make It Tonight range is ideal for busy cooks, with fuss-free, fast, delicious food; the Sweet and Simple range satisfies your craving for something sweet, with easy-to-follow recipes that are just a little bit wicked; the Healthy Eating range demonstrates how you can have high flavor but low fat; and the Creative Food range are for those who enjoy adventure in the kitchen. This little series has it all.
Elizabeth David - Summer Cooking
For the great English food writer Elizabeth David, summer fare means neither tepid nor timid. Her stress is always on fresh, seasonal food-- recipes that can be quickly prepared and slowly savored, from Gnocchi alla Genovese ("simply an excuse for eating pesto") to La Poule au Pot to Gooseberry Fool. Divided into such sections as Soup, Poultry and Game, Vegetables, and Dessert, her 1955 classic includes an overview of herbs as well as chapters on impromptu cooking for holidays and picnics. Chockablock with both invaluable instructions and tart rejoinders to the pallid and the overblown, Summer Cooking is a witty, precise companion for feasting in the warmer months.
Lora Zarubin - I am Almost Always Hungry
Lora Zarubin has contributed to I Am Almost Always Hungry: Seasonal Menus and Memorable Recipes as an author. LORA ZARUBIN has known since she was three years old that cooking was her passion, and spent many of her early days cooking with her grandmothers. In 1982 she founded Good Food Catering and ten years later opened the acclaimed restaurant Lora in New York's Greenwich Village. Zarubin has been House & Garden's food editor since 1996. She lives in New York City with her Jack Russell terrier, Bessie.
Ismeretlen szerző - Indonesian Creative Cooking
Indonesian cooking is a big adventure, which begins with colorful, exotic, and strange ingredients. This leads to oriental stores and along unknown paths to the ethnic foods section of the supermarket. Even if there is no Indonesian community in your neighborhood, almost all the ingredients can be found at Thai, Chinese, or Indian grocery stores, or by mail order. Be adventurous, if you like southeast Asian food, you will love Indonesian cusine. There is so much to discover, from Ajam Goreng, Spicy Chicken Croquettes to Bubuh Injin, Black Rice Pudding.
Mary Norwak - Cooking Month by Month
To enjoy foods their best you need to catch them at the peak of their season when they are cheaper and more plentiful. This superb cookbook is packed with recipes to suit all weathers and seasons, including warming soups and puddings throughtout the winter months, special sweet treats for Easter and refreshing fruit dishes and easy-to-pack foods for summer picnics and autumn outings. Sime of the more complicated recipes are illustrated witth step-by-step colour pictures, so that even novice cooks can try their hand with confidence. Following the freezer notes, introductions and food-in-season charts, you can plan ahead for the big culinary events of the year such as Christmas and Easter, and keep pace with the seasonal foods taking advantage of bumper crops for preserves and pickles. With full-colour illustrations throughtout and many delicious and unusual recipes, Cooking Month by Month provides you with all the inspiration and advice you need to capture the flavour of the seasons and to enjoy cooking throughtout the year.
Jamie Oliver - Happy Days with the Naked Chef
Jamie Oliver believes in finding the best ingredients and making tasty, easy, social meals. Like his first two bestselling cookbooks, Happy Days is filled with fantastic salads, pastas, meat, fish, breads, and desserts for all occasions. In 'Comfort Grub' Jamie gives you his contemporary twists on old favorites, and in 'Quick Fixes' he whips up really delicious, easy dinners-just right for when you get home late from work. The 'Kids' Club' chapter is all about involving your kids in your cooking, like having them squash fresh tomatoes for pasta, pit olives, and knead and shape bread. For Jamie Oliver, food is all about Happy Days-good fun and great eating.
Dinah Bucholz - The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie. With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories, such as: • Treacle Tart, Harry's favorite dessert • Molly's Meat Pies, Mrs. Weasley's classic dish • Kreacher's French Onion Soup • Pumpkin Pasties, a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart With a dash of magic and a drop of creativity, you'll conjure up the entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks you need to transform ordinary Muggle meals into magical culinary masterpieces, sure to make even Mrs. Weasley proud.
Emily Ansara Baines - The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook
"Here's some advice. Stay alive." --Haymitch Abernathy When it comes to The Hunger Games, staying alive means finding food any way possible. Katniss and Gale hunt live game, Peeta's family survives on the bread they make, and the inhabitants of the Seam work twelve-hour days for a few handfuls of grain--all while the residents of the Capitol gorge themselves on delicacies and desserts to the heart's desire. For the first time, you will be able to create delicious recipes from the humble District 12 to the extravagant Capital, including: French Bread from the Mellark Family Bakery Katniss's Favorite Lamb Stew with Dried Plums Rue's Roasted Parsnips Gale's Bone-Pickin' Big Game Soup Capitol-Grade Dark Chocolate Cake If you're starving for more from Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, this cookbook is sure to whet your appetite!
Francine Segan - The Philosopher's Kitchen
“It is the culinary legacy of the ancients that inspired this cookbook. . . Re-creating the cuisine of the ancient Greeks and Romans helps us connect in some small but wonderful way to their time, teachings, and lives.” –from the Introduction of The Philosopher’s Kitchen “Pleasure is the beginning and end of living happily,” said the Greek philosopher Epicurus two thousand years ago. Certainly the dazzlingly varied, subtly seasoned cuisine of ancient Greece and Rome measured up to the highest standards of eating pleasure. The Philosopher’s Kitchen offers seductive, modern interpretations of these dishes using a variety of sources, from writings by Plato, Aristotle, Homer, and Cicero to the oldest known surviving cookbook. Here is a rich array of culinary delights, ab ovo usque ab malum, or “from eggs to fruit,” as the Romans said. Mussels in Cumin Sherry Sauce, Chestnut-Mint Puree, Chicken Breasts with Hazelnut Pesto, Lamb with Pomegranate-Glazed Onions, and Walnut Cake with Fig Jam are just a few of the delicious, healthy, and gorgeous recipes in this book that will delight and surprise the modern cook. Francine Segan also allows us a glimpse into the ancient world by putting each recipe in its cultural context, taking us to Greek feasts and Roman banquets and revealing customs, expressions, and superstitions that are still very much a part of modern life. She shares tips on entertaining, even including sample invitations a host can use to summon friends to a Roman spread of his or her own. Organized for easy, efficient use and replete with Tim Turner’s stunning photographs, The Philosopher’s Kitchen is a glorious buffet for the senses, providing literal food for thought.
Donna Hay - No Time to Cook
The queen of delicious, simple food is back! If you love tasty, well-prepared food but don't have time to slave over a hot stove, Donna Hay's sumptuous new book is the answer to your prayers. This is the only cookbook you will need when you're time poor and after flavoursome food - it's food for every cook, every food-lover and every occasion. In her Assembled Dinners and Fast Flavours chapters, Donna shows you how to pull store-bought ingredients together to make easy, mouth-watering meals. Take heart from the simple combinations, which only need a couple of ingredients and a few minutes to let the intense flavours unfold. Hate the thought of endless washing up? The One Pot chapter teaches you to prepare gastronomic delights in one pan. If you're planning ahead, the Some Now Some Later chapter hosts a list of tasty recipes suitable for freezing, something Donna is delighted to have re-discovered as a working mum. All this plus cheat's notes, short cuts and hints on food styling, from one of the world's leading cookbook writers.