Whether you re just starting to sous vide or looking to improve your sous vide skills, the foolproof instructions in The Essential Sous Vide Cookbook will help you recreate your favorite restaurant experiences using the ease of sous vide with this collection of simple yet delectable recipes. Cooking sous vide is a technique like no other. The quality of sous vide meals is nearly impossible to achieve through traditional cooking methods. However, creating an impressive sous vide dish is surprisingly easy especially with the right sous vide cookbook. Food writer Sarah James came to sous vide by happenstance. She was introduced while working as a food editor and, though she d never sous vided before, her interest was peaked enough to purchase one of the first machines to market. What began as a curious interest quickly became an obsession that eventually led her to create the popular food blog Sousvidely.com. In The Essential Sous Vide Cookbook, Sarah offers creative recipes for making your own restaurant-quality meals from the comfort of your own kitchen. You ll prepare perfectly tender meats, enhance the vibrant flavors in your favorite vegetables, create luscious desserts, and even make your favorite cocktails. SOUS VIDE 101 Even those familiar with the technique need a refresher. Get ready for success by reviewing the basics including selecting a sous vide machine (if you don t have one already!) and the proper way to prep, season, and cook. PRIMED AND READY The Essential Sous Vide Cookbook includes a troubleshooting guide for any issues that may arise, as well as temperature and cook time charts for when you re ready to try the technique on your own. EXCITING RECIPES Enjoy recipes that will satisfy all your cravings whether it be hearty chili, juicy hamburgers, crispy french fries, Korean-style BBQ, or ice cream made to order. This sous vide cookbook also features recipes from chefs and bloggers around the web. TIPS & TRICKS Helpful features such as unique substitution suggestions, a kitchen tool guide, and interesting sous vide facts will take your sous vide know-how to the next level. Whether you re just starting out or you re a seasoned home cook, The Essential Sous Vide Cookbook delivers everything that you need to sous vide with all the gain and none of the fuss. "
Author: Sarah James
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Collects over two hundred recipes for traditional and contemporary Italian dishes, including warm radicchio and prosciutto salad, ricotta tortelli with butter and sage, and filet mignon with balsamic vinegar pan sauce.
Essential Italian Cooking
Author: Michael White,Andrew Friedman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Countless inspiring examples of the successful ecological transformation of cities in Sweden and North America.
How Cities and Towns can Change to Sustainable Practices
Author: Sarah James,Torbjrn Lahti
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Category: Political Science
Because of their cost and size, sous vide cooking devices were once found only in professional kitchens, but that all changed when affordable models hit the retail market. Home cooks are now embracing sous vide in record numbers. In sous vide cooking, food is sealed in plastic bags and submerged in hot (but not boiling) water for long and slow cooking. The end result is food which is juicy and tender. Cooking sous vide also means that temperatures can be maintained within tenths of a degree, which is essential for certain cuts of meat. The hot water also intensifies favors and the resulting texture of the food is perfect. Chris McDonald is a brilliant chef who has long used sous vide to create sublime dishes and he now brings this expertise to the home cook. His recipes are spectacularly delicious yet easy to execute. Eight pages of step-by-step photos provide all the necessary information to start sous vide cooking.
150 Recipes Plus Tips and Techniques
Author: Chris McDonald
Publisher: Robert Rose
A foodie's guide culled from the popular SeriousEats.com online community combines favorite recipes with lists of top-recommended eating spots, guides to regional food styles and unpretentious tips on how to eat well while traveling. Original.
A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Eating Delicious Food Wherever You Are
Author: Ed Levine
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Midwife and mother of four Sarah James has delivered hundreds of babies. She shares her wisdom for new parents in this authoritative and celebratory account of childbirth, from pregnancy through labour (and what to expect afterwards).
Author: Sarah Anna James
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
A collection of more than 80 wonderfully creative, fresh, and delicious cocktails that only require a bottle of your favorite spirit, plus fresh ingredients you can easily find at the market. In The One-Bottle Cocktail, Maggie Hoffman brings fancy drinking to the masses by making cocktails approachable enough for those with a tiny home bar. Conversational and authoritative, this book puts simple, delicious, and inventive drinks into your hands wherever you are, with ingredients you can easily source and no more than one spirit. Organized by spirit--vodka, gin, agave, rum, brandy, and whiskey--each chapter offers fresh, eye-opening cocktails like the Garden Gnome (vodka, green tomato, basil, and lime), Night of the Hunter (gin, figs, thyme, and grapefruit soda), and the Bluest Chai (rye whiskey, chai tea, and balsamic vinegar). These recipes won't break the bank, won't require an emergency run to the liquor store, and (best of all!) will delight cocktail lovers of all stripes.
More than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit
Author: Maggie Hoffman
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Presents a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs.
The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award "The one book you must have, no matter what you’re planning to cook or where your skill level falls."—New York Times Book Review Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)—and use a foolproof method that works every time? As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new—but simple—techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.
Author: J. Kenji López-Alt
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Collects Argentine recipes that use fire as the primary cooking method, including savory corn pudding, skirt steak and fry bread, boneless porkchops with honey gremolata, and cast-iron-seared octopus with Murcia pimenton.
Grilling the Argentine Way
Author: Francis Mallmann
Publisher: Artisan Books
Why do we cook the way we do? Are you the innovative type, used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Do you want to learn to be a better cook or curious about the science behind what happens to food as it cooks? More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why do we bake some things at 350°F/175°C and others at 375°F/190°C? Why is medium-rare steak so popular? And just how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000 F/540 C? Author and cooking geek Jeff Potter provides the answers to these questions and more, and offers his unique take on recipes -- from the sweet (a patent-violating chocolate chip cookie) to the savory (slow-cooked brisket). This book is an excellent and intriguing resource for anyone who enjoys cooking or wants to experiment in the kitchen. Discover what type of cook you are and calibrate your tools Learn about the important reactions in cooking, such as protein denaturation, Maillard reactions, and caramelization, and how they impact the foods we cook Gain firsthand insights from interviews with researchers, food scientists, knife experts, chefs, writers, and more, including author Harold McGee, TV personality Adam Savage, and chemist Hervé This
Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food
Author: Jeff Potter
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
It has become common knowledge that childhood obesity rates are increasing every year. But the rates continue to rise. And between busy work schedules and the inconvenient truth that kids simply refuse to eat vegetables and other healthy foods, how can average parents ensure their kids are getting the proper nutrition and avoiding bad eating habits? As a mother of three, Jessica Seinfeld can speak for all parents who struggle to feed their kids right and deal nightly with dinnertime fiascos. As she wages a personal war against sugars, packaged foods, and other nutritional saboteurs, she offers appetizing alternatives for parents who find themselves succumbing to the fastest and easiest (and least healthy) choices available to them. Her modus operandi? Her book is filled with traditional recipes that kids love, except they're stealthily packed with veggies hidden in them so kids don't even know! With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, Seinfeld has developed a month's worth of meals for kids of all ages that includes, for example, pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and kale in spaghetti and meatballs. She also provides revealing and humorous personal anecdotes, tear–out shopping guides to help parents zoom through the supermarket, and tips on how to deal with the kid that "must have" the latest sugar bomb cereal. But this book also contains much more than recipes and tips. By solving problems on a practical level for parents, Seinfeld addresses the big picture issues that surround childhood obesity and its long–term (and ruinous) effects on the body. With the help of a prominent nutritionist, her book provides parents with an arsenal of information related to kids' nutrition so parents understand why it's important to throw in a little avocado puree into their quesadillas. She discusses the critical importance of portion size, and the specific elements kids simply must have (as opposed to adults) in order to flourish now and in the future: protein, calcium, vitamins, and Omega 3 and 6 fats. Jessica Seinfeld's book is practical, easy–to–read, and a godsend for any parent that wants their kids to be healthy for a long time to come.
Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food
Author: Jessica Seinfeld
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Family & Relationships
Host a brilliant brunch without the hassle. The secret is plenty of hands-off recipes, good make-ahead options, and the best tips for mastering techniques like poaching eggs. Everything that makes brunch great also makes it tricky to prepare at home. From just-set eggs to high-flying popovers to rich (not soggy) strata, it's challenging to get every element just right. Enter this fresh collection of 75 foolproof recipes that guarantee a perfectly executed brunch every time. This scrupulously tested recipe collection features inventive takes on brunch classics (our Huevos Rancheros delivers a whole meal from one sheet pan), helpful make-ahead options (you can freeze our Quick Coffee Cake unbaked for up to a month), and easy approaches to finicky favorites (our Eggs Benedict offers a hollandaise that holds without breaking and a streamlined egg poaching technique). A smart organization makes building a memorable brunch as easy as flipping through the pages. Go beyond everyday eggs with chile-packed Migas and fuss-free Baked Eggs Florentine (which achieves runny yolks and tender whites in a cheesy spinach base). Chapters on brunch sweets offer new weekend keepers, like Blueberry Swirl Muffins, Cider-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake, and French Toast Casserole (no hovering over the stove). Brunch's savory side gets equal billing with standout recipes like Leek and Goat Cheese Quiche and Savory Bread Pudding with Turkey Sausage and Kale, while a chapter of perfect sides such as Maple-Glazed Oven-Fried Bacon (no messy splattering) and Baked Cheese Grits rounds out the meal. And with recipes serving anywhere from 4 to 16 people you'll find options for brunches large and small.
Author: America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: America's Test Kitchen
Sous Vide (which is French for "under vacuum") is the process of cooking foods, like meats and vegetables, in sealed bags submerged in a water bath that is maintained at a constant temperature. The result is food that is cooked nearly perfectly because of precise temperature control that virtually eliminates the possibility of over-or under-cooking food. The slow, controlled method of sous vide results in meats and vegetables that have a much more delicate texture than if being cooked at high temperatures. Cooking Sous Vide covers the basics of how sous vide works, buying the right equipment, how to season sous vide foods, and how to cook sous vide safely, while achieving optimum results. Over 70 recipes, with beautiful color photography, are featured throughout.
Author: Alpha,Thomas N. England
Make delicious and healthy homemade ramen noodle recipes fast and easy! Love homemade ramen but don't want to spend ages looking for remote ingredients and preparing it? Simply Ramen brings delicious, homemade ramen to the table in an easy and accessible way, with a delicious fusion of 75 traditional and non-traditional recipes. Author Amy Kimoto-Kahn will show you how to make traditional basic ramen soup and a variety of different toppings. Enjoy steaming hot pork, chicken, or beef ramen dishes. Or branch out with seafood, vegetarian, or super spicy soups. There's even a host of recipes for cold ramen and other specialty ramen meals. Looking to please a lot of people? Amy Kimoto-Kahn will help you to "build-your-own-ramen" and show you how to start with one basic soup and then add a myriad of toppings to please a crowd. You'll even learn how to use instant ramen for delicious, but quick and easy dinners. Try your hand at: - Hawaiian-Style Pork Ramen - Breakfast Ramen topped with crispy bacon and a poached egg - Chicken Potsticker Ramen - Beef Curry Ramen - California Ramen topped with crabmeat, avocado, and cucumber - Vegan Ramen topped with broccoli, kale, carrots, bean sprouts, and more Why wait? Simply Ramen has all the recipes to make a comforting, steaming bowl of ramen to serve for dinner tonight!
A Complete Course in Preparing Ramen Meals at Home
Author: Amy Kimoto-Kahn
Publisher: Race Point Pub
Use sous vide to cook absolutely anything! If you own a sous vide machine, chances are you’ve tried it out by cooking burgers, steak, and pork. But that’s just the beginning. For years, restaurants have used sous vide to perfectly cook a wide variety of foods—now you can do the same. Join sous vide recipe developer Christina Wylie and take your skills to the next level: Use sous vide to make the perfect soft boiled eggs, then go further and learn how to use it to make scrambled eggs, overnight oatmeal, and other breakfast staples. For lunch, try topping your salad with perfectly cooked sous vide tuna or salmon (the secret is a short brine). For dinner, the options are endless. Choose from Asian dishes like Char Siu Pork Loin and Miso-Marinated Cod, reinvent a favorite with the Deconstructed Beef Wellington or Spicy Southern-Fried Chicken, or enjoy a surprisingly simple 48-Hour Beef Brisket. Finish the meal with a sous vide twist on cheesecake or a nightcap of homemade spiced rum (speed-infused using sous vide, of course). With recommended times and temperatures for every recipe, unique combinations of sous vide with other cooking techniques, and more than 100 recipes to explore, this book will help you get the most out of sous vide.
Techniques, Ideas, and More Than 100 Recipes to Cook at Home
Author: Christina Wylie
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME The back must slave to feed the belly. . . . In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. Here readers will find all the details, in rapid-fire succession, of what it takes to deliver an exceptional plate of food—the journey to excellence by way of exhaustion. Told in second-person narrative, Sous Chef is an immersive, adrenaline-fueled run that offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the food service industry, allowing readers to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors, in real time. This exhilarating account provides regular diners and food enthusiasts alike a detailed insider’s perspective, while offering fledgling professional cooks an honest picture of what the future holds, ultimately giving voice to the hard work and dedication around which chefs have built their careers. In a kitchen where the highest standards are upheld and one misstep can result in disaster, Sous Chef conjures a greater appreciation for the thought, care, and focus that go into creating memorable and delicious fare. With grit, wit, and remarkable prose, Michael Gibney renders a beautiful and raw account of this demanding and sometimes overlooked profession, offering a nuanced perspective on the craft and art of food and service. Praise for Sous Chef “This is excellent writing—excellent!—and it is thrilling to see a debut author who has language and story and craft so well in hand. Though I would never ask my staff to read my own book, I would happily require them to read Michael Gibney’s.”—Gabrielle Hamilton “[Michael] Gibney has the soul of a poet and the stamina of a stevedore. . . . Tender and profane, his book will leave you with a permanent appreciation for all those people who ‘desire to feed, to nourish, to dish out the tasty bits of life.’”—The New York Times Book Review “A terrific nuts-and-bolts account of the real business of cooking as told from the trenches. No nonsense. This is what it takes.”—Anthony Bourdain “A wild ride, not unlike a roller coaster, and the reader experiences all the drama, tension, exhilaration, exhaustion and relief that accompany cooking in an upscale Manhattan restaurant.”—USA Today “Vibrantly written.”—Entertainment Weekly “Sizzling . . . Such culinary experience paired with linguistic panache is a rarity.”—The Daily Beast “Reveals the high-adrenaline dance behind your dinner.”—NPR From the Trade Paperback edition.
24 Hours on the Line
Author: Michael Gibney
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography