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  • The Spring 2022 Audiozine Issue
    The Spring 2022 Audiozine Issue
    The Spring 2022 Audiozine Issue

    Audiobook

    The Spring 2022 Audiozine Issue

    byClean Eating

    Welcome to the Spring 2022 audio issue of Clean Eating, a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life for the whole family. In this audio edition we show you how to Create a sunny and bright Mediterranean spread, how to turn a chicken-and rice dinner into a gorgeous bowl, among other topics. Make sure to catch all our featured articles in this audio edition of Clean Eating.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Wok: Recipes and Techniques
    The Wok: Recipes and Techniques
    The Wok: Recipes and Techniques

    Audiobook

    The Wok: Recipes and Techniques

    byJ. Kenji Lopez-Alt

    The obsessive mastermind behind one of the decade's bestselling cookbooks returns with the definitive English-language guide to the science and technique of cooking in a wok. J. Kenji López-Alt's debut cookbook, The Food Lab, revolutionized home cooking, selling more than half a million copies with its science-based approach to everyday foods. And for fast, fresh cooking for his family, there's one pan López-Alt reaches for more than any other: the wok. Whether stir-frying, deep frying, steaming, simmering, or braising, the wok is the most versatile pan in the kitchen. Once you master the basics—the mechanics of a stir-fry, and how to get smoky wok hei at home—you're ready to cook home-style and restaurant-style dishes from across Asia and the United States, including Kung Pao Chicken, Pad Thai, and San Francisco-Style Garlic Noodles. López-Alt also breaks down the science behind beloved Beef Chow Fun, fried rice, dumplings, tempura vegetables or seafood, and dashi-simmered dishes. Featuring more than 200 recipes—including simple no-cook sides—explanations of knife skills, and how to stock a pantry, The Wok provides endless ideas for brightening up dinner.

    Rating: 0 out of 5 stars
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  • The February/March Audiozine Issue
    The February/March Audiozine Issue
    The February/March Audiozine Issue

    Audiobook

    The February/March Audiozine Issue

    byClean Eating

    Welcome to the February/March 2022 audio issue of Clean Eating, a lifestyle approach to food and its preparation, leading to an improved life for the whole family. In this audio edition we cover tips for achieving healthy weight and energy levels, learning to embrace anxiety, and we explore why everyone is going mad for mushrooms. Make sure to catch all our featured articles in this audio edition of Clean Eating.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide
    Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide
    Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide

    Ebook

    Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide

    byCecily Wong

    A New York Times, USA Today, and national indie bestseller. A Feast of Wonder! Created by the ever-curious minds behind Atlas Obscura, this breathtaking guide transforms our sense of what people around the world eat and drink. Covering all seven continents, Gastro Obscura serves up a loaded plate of incredible ingredients, food adventures, and edible wonders. Ready for a beer made from fog in Chile? Sardinia’s “Threads of God” pasta? Egypt’s 2000-year-old egg ovens? But far more than a menu of curious minds delicacies and unexpected dishes, Gastro Obscura reveals food’s central place in our lives as well as our bellies, touching on history–trace the network of ancient Roman fish sauce factories. Culture–picture four million women gathering to make rice pudding. Travel–scale China’s sacred Mount Hua to reach a tea house. Festivals–feed wild macaques pyramid of fruit at Thailand’s Monkey Buffet Festival. And hidden gems that might be right around the corner, like the vending machine in Texas dispensing full sized pecan pies. Dig in and feed your sense of wonder. “Like a great tapas meal, Gastro Obscura is deep yet snackable, and full of surprises. This is the book for anyone interested in eating, adventure and the human condition.” –Tom Colicchio, chef and activist “This exquisite guide kept me at the breakfast table until dinner time.” –Kyle Maclachlan, actor and vintner

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol
    Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol
    Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

    Audiobook

    Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

    byMallory O'Meara

    “At last, the feminist history of booze we’ve been waiting for!” —Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist From Los Angeles Times bestselling author Mallory O’Meara comes a lively and engrossing feminist history of women drinking through the ages Strawberry daiquiris. Skinny martinis. Vodka sodas with lime. These are the cocktails that come in sleek-stemmed glasses, bright colors and fruity flavors—these are the Girly Drinks. From the earliest days of civilization, alcohol has been at the center of social rituals and cultures worldwide. But when exactly did drinking become a gendered act? And why have bars long been considered “places for men” when, without women, they might not even exist? With whip-smart insight and boundless curiosity, Girly Drinks unveils an entire untold history of the female distillers, drinkers and brewers who have played a vital role in the creation and consumption of alcohol, from ancient Sumerian beer goddess Ninkasi to iconic 1920s bartender Ada Coleman. Filling a crucial gap in culinary history, O’Meara dismantles the long-standing patriarchal traditions at the heart of these very drinking cultures, in the hope that readers everywhere can look to each celebrated woman in this book—and proudly have what she’s having.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Taste: My Life Through Food
    Taste: My Life Through Food
    Taste: My Life Through Food

    Audiobook

    Taste: My Life Through Food

    byStanley Tucci

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named a Notable Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington Post From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen. Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen table. He shared the magic of those meals with us in The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table, and now he takes us beyond the savory recipes and into the compelling stories behind them.​ Taste is a reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about his growing up in Westchester, New York; preparing for and shooting the foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia; falling in love over dinner; and teaming up with his wife to create meals for a multitude of children. Each morsel of this gastronomic journey through good times and bad, five-star meals and burned dishes, is as heartfelt and delicious as the last. Written with Stanley’s signature wry humor, Taste is for fans of Bill Buford, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Ruth Reichl—and anyone who knows the power of a home-cooked meal.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Antoni: Let's Do Dinner
    Antoni: Let's Do Dinner
    Antoni: Let's Do Dinner

    Ebook

    Antoni: Let's Do Dinner

    byAntoni Porowski

    In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Antoni in the Kitchen, Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski shares exuberantly easy dinners for every night of the week Let’s Do Dinner is an invitation into Antoni’s easy kitchen. Dinner with Antoni means satisfying meals full of clean protein and loads of vegetables, with splurges of carbs and decadence. Simple, yes, but always special. Antoni keeps shopping lists short and steps and pans to a minimum.  Pulled chicken nachos, pasta carbonara with scallions and peas, or pan-seared steak with harissa butter and crispy potatoes—it’s all good for post-work evenings or casual entertaining. Antoni shows how to crank the flavor, make exciting suppers from pantry staples, create new takes on classics by swapping in one surprising ingredient, and build a rousingly flavored vegan grain bowl. Plus, he lets you in on the secret weapons in every kitchen that get great food on the table fast.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Trisha's Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family
    Trisha's Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family
    Trisha's Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family

    Ebook

    Trisha's Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family

    byTrisha Yearwood

    125 comfort food recipes and family favorites that are simple to prepare and will bring loved ones together, plus fun family stories and photos, from country music star, Food Network star, and #1 best-selling author Trisha Yearwood Trisha Yearwood’s fans know that she can cook up a comforting, delicious meal that will feed a family! Like her earlier bestsellers, Trisha’s Kitchen will include new family favorites and easy-to-make comfort foods, with stories about her family and what’s really important in life.   The 125 recipes include dishes her beloved mother used to make, plus new recipes like Pasta Pizza Snack Mix and Garth's Teriyaki Bowl. Every recipe tells a story, whether it's her grandma's Million Dollar Cupcakes, or her Camo Cake that she made for her nephew's birthday.   As Trisha says: "I love to cook now more than I ever have, because for me, cooking is about love. It's sharing a meal with family and friends and talking about our lives. It's working out thoughts in my head about what I need to conquer or accomplish while I'm working on a homemade pastry crust. Sometimes the feel of cold butter in my hands working through the flour just makes me see things more clearly."

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat
    The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat
    The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat

    Audiobook

    The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat

    byMatt Siegel

    An irreverent, surprising, and entirely entertaining look at the little-known history surrounding the foods we know and love Is Italian olive oil really Italian, or are we dipping our bread in lamp oil? Why are we masochistically drawn to foods that can hurt us, like hot peppers? Far from being a classic American dish, is apple pie actually . . . English? “As a species, we’re hardwired to obsess over food,” Matt Siegel explains as he sets out “to uncover the hidden side of everything we put in our mouths.” Siegel also probes subjects ranging from the myths—and realities—of food as aphrodisiac, to how one of the rarest and most exotic spices in all the world (vanilla) became a synonym for uninspired sexual proclivities, to the role of food in fairy- and morality tales. He even makes a well-argued case for how ice cream helped defeat the Nazis. The Secret History of Food is a rich and satisfying exploration of the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and, yes, culinary subcultures of this most essential realm. Siegel is an armchair Anthony Bourdain, armed not with a chef’s knife but with knowledge derived from medieval food-related manuscripts, ancient Chinese scrolls, and obscure culinary journals. Funny and fascinating, The Secret History of Food is essential reading for all foodies. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue
    Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue
    Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

    Ebook

    Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

    byAdrian Miller

    Across America, the pure love and popularity of barbecue cookery have gone through the roof. Prepared in one regional style or another, in the South and beyond, barbecue is one of the nation's most distinctive culinary arts. And people aren't just eating it; they're also reading books and articles and watching TV shows about it. But why is it, asks Adrian Miller—admitted 'cuehead and longtime certified barbecue judge—that in today's barbecue culture African Americans don't get much love? In Black Smoke, Miller chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and how they are coming into their own today. It's a smoke-filled story of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship. Though often pushed to the margins, African Americans have enriched a barbecue culture that has come to be embraced by all. Miller celebrates and restores the faces and stories of the men and women who have influenced this American cuisine. This beautifully illustrated chronicle also features 22 barbecue recipes collected just for this book.

    Rating: 0 out of 5 stars
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  • In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland
    In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland
    In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland

    Audiobook

    In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland

    byBeth Dooley

    When a New Jersey native moves to Minnesota, she discovers a local food movement strong enough to survive the toughest winter. Fascinating and heartfelt, this memoir demonstrates that even in a place with a short growing season, food grown locally and organically can be healthy, community-based, environmentally conscious, and—most of all—delicious.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories
    Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories
    Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories

    Audiobook

    Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories

    byNigella Lawson

    “Food, for me, is a constant pleasure: I like to think greedily about it, reflect deeply on it, learn from it; it provides comfort, inspiration, meaning, and beauty…More than just a mantra, ‘cook, eat, repeat’ is the story of my life.”  Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella Lawson’s engaging and insightful prose. Whether asking “what is a recipe?” or declaring death to the “guilty pleasure,” Nigella brings her wisdom about food and life to the fore while sharing new recipes that readers will want to return to again and again. Within these chapters are more than a hundred new recipes for all seasons and tastes from Burnt Onion and Eggplant Dip to Chicken with Garlic Cream Sauce; from Beef Cheeks with Port and Chestnuts to Ginger and Beetroot Yogurt Sauce. Those with a sweet tooth will delight in desserts including Rhubarb and Custard Trifle; Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake; and Cherry and Almond Crumble. “The recipes I write come from my life, my home,” says Nigella, and in Cook, Eat, Repeat she reveals the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through recipes that make the most of her favorite ingredients, with inspiration for family dinners, vegan feasts, and solo suppers, as well as new ideas for cooking during the holidays.  Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes)
    The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes)
    The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes)

    Audiobook

    The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes)

    byKate Lebo

    A is for Aronia, berry member of the apple family, clothes-stainer, superfruit with reputed healing power. D is for Durian, endowed with a dramatic rind and a shifting odor—peaches, old garlic. M is for Medlar, name-checked by Shakespeare for its crude shape, beloved by gardeners for its flowers. Q is for Quince, which, fresh, gives off the scent of "roses and citrus and rich women's perfume" but if eaten raw is so astringent it wicks the juice from one's mouth. In this work of unique invention, these and other difficult fruits serve as the central ingredients of twenty-six lyrical essays that range from deeply personal to botanical, from culinary to medical, from humorous to philosophical. The entries are associative, often poetic, taking unexpected turns and giving sideways insights into life, relationships, self-care, modern medicine, and more. What if the primary way you show love is to bake, but your partner suffers from celiac disease? Why leave in the pits for Willa Cather's Plum Jam? How can we rely on bodies as fragile as the fruits that nourish them? Lebo's unquenchable curiosity leads us to intimate, sensuous, enlightening contemplations. The Book of Difficult Fruit is the very best of food writing: graceful, surprising, and ecstatic.

    Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
  • Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal
    Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal
    Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal

    Ebook

    Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal

    byMark Bittman

    "Epic and engrossing." —The New York Times Book Review From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and pioneering journalist, an expansive look at how history has been shaped by humanity’s appetite for food, farmland, and the money behind it all—and how a better future is within reach. The story of humankind is usually told as one of technological innovation and economic influence—of arrowheads and atomic bombs, settlers and stock markets. But behind it all, there is an even more fundamental driver: Food.   In Animal, Vegetable, Junk, trusted food authority Mark Bittman offers a panoramic view of how the frenzy for food has driven human history to some of its most catastrophic moments, from slavery and colonialism to famine and genocide—and to our current moment, wherein Big Food exacerbates climate change, plunders our planet, and sickens its people. Even still, Bittman refuses to concede that the battle is lost, pointing to activists, workers, and governments around the world who are choosing well-being over corporate greed and gluttony, and fighting to free society from Big Food’s grip.   Sweeping, impassioned, and ultimately full of hope, Animal, Vegetable, Junk reveals not only how food has shaped our past, but also how we can transform it to reclaim our future.

    Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
  • The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies
    The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies
    The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies

    Ebook

    The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies

    byErin Jeanne McDowell

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Look no further than The Book on Pie for the only book on pie you'll ever want or need. Erin Jeanne McDowell, New York Times contributing baker extraordinaire and top food stylist, wrote the book on pie, a comprehensive handbook that distills all you'll ever need to know for making perfect pies. The Book on Pie starts with the basics, including ways to mix pie dough for extra flaky crusts, storage and freezing, recipe size conversions, and expert tips for decorating and styling, before diving into the recipes for all the different kinds of pies: fruit, custard, cream, chiffon, cold set, savory, and mini. Find everything from classics like Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie, to more inspired recipes like Birthday-Cake Pie and Caramel Pork Pie with Chile and Scallions. Erin also suggests recommended pie doughs and toppings with each recipe for infinitely customizable pies: Mix and match Pumpkin Spice Pie Dough and Dark Chocolate Drippy Glaze with the Pumpkin Pie, or sub in the Chive Compound-Butter Crust for the Croque Madame Pielets . . . the possibilities are endless. With helpful tips, photographic guides, and inspirations—pie-deas—it's almost like having Erin in the kitchen baking pies with you.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Chasing Flavor: Techniques and Recipes to Cook Fearlessly
    Chasing Flavor: Techniques and Recipes to Cook Fearlessly
    Chasing Flavor: Techniques and Recipes to Cook Fearlessly

    Ebook

    Chasing Flavor: Techniques and Recipes to Cook Fearlessly

    byDan Kluger

    In his debut cookbook, James Beard Award–winning chef Dan Kluger shares 190 recipes to help home cooks master flavor and technique Dan Kluger, a chef celebrated for his simple yet flavorful food, knows there’s more to mastering cooking than just following directions. So with each of the innovative, elegant recipes in his debut cookbook, he includes a valuable lesson that applies beyond the tasty dish. For example, master the art of mixing raw and cooked versions of the same ingredient while preparing a Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette.  From homemade pantry items to vegetable mains, meats, and grains, this book is not just sophisticated recipes but a master class of lessons for more flexibility and innovation in the kitchen.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple
    Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple
    Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple

    Ebook

    Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple

    byJacques Pépin

    A New York Times bestseller! 250 of master chef Jacques Pépin's classic and timeless recipes for unexpectedly polished and satisfying meals with minimal prep and cleanup You don't need a kitchen brigade, decades-honed skills, or expensive ingredients to cook and eat like master chef Jacques Pépin. Just like the rest of us, he doesn't always have as much time or energy as he'd like to put together a satisfying meal. So, he came up with Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple, 250 recipes for surprisingly achievable, impressive fare. Covering homemade staples and every course, with tips for kitchen tools and equipment, pantry staples, and techniques to simplify and improve every dish you make, this foundational, classic collection is essential for every busy home cook who refuses to eat poorly. Dine on the Braised Short Ribs in Red Wine Sauce that Jacques is proud to serve, prepared in under an hour. Or, for healthier fare, Suprêmes of Chicken with Paprika comes together in under thirty minutes. Originally published as The Short-Cut Cook, this revised edition is a testament to Jacques' timeless food and advice, and now includes beautiful photographs.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • The Primal Gourmet Cookbook: Whole30 Endorsed: It's Not a Diet If It's Delicious
    The Primal Gourmet Cookbook: Whole30 Endorsed: It's Not a Diet If It's Delicious
    The Primal Gourmet Cookbook: Whole30 Endorsed: It's Not a Diet If It's Delicious

    Ebook

    The Primal Gourmet Cookbook: Whole30 Endorsed: It's Not a Diet If It's Delicious

    byRonny Joseph Lvovski

    Over 100 gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free recipes based on the popular Primal Gourmet blog, fully endorsed by Whole30. Ronny Joseph Lvovski struggled with a lifetime of obesity, failed diets, and low self-esteem before discovering the Paleo diet. Once he eliminated grains and dairy from his diet, his allergies, asthma, upset stomachs, headaches, back pain, lethargy, excess weight, and cravings disappeared. After losing 40 pounds, Ronny set out to create gourmet-quality meals that followed Paleo guidelines and left him feeling satisfied. He shared those recipes on his Primal Gourmet blog, and became one of the most popular contributors to the @whole30recipes Instagram account. The Primal Gourmet Cookbook, Ronny’s first cookbook, is fully endorsed by Whole30 and includes a foreword by Whole30 co-creator Melissa Urban. The cookbook includes more than 120 recipes, with blog fan-favorites plus all-new dishes such as Mojo Loco Chicken Wings, Short Rib Ragu, Jerk Ribs, and Moroccan Lamb Stew, proving healthy diets really can be delicious.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Amboy: Recipes from the Filipino-American Dream
    Amboy: Recipes from the Filipino-American Dream
    Amboy: Recipes from the Filipino-American Dream

    Ebook

    Amboy: Recipes from the Filipino-American Dream

    byAlvin Cailan

    Filipino recipes from the the creator of the legendary Eggslut in LA, host of the hit online series The Burger Show, and the most prominent Filipino chef in the US. Alvin Cailan has risen to become arguably the most high-profile chef in America's Filipino food movement. He took the food scene by storm when he opened the now-legendary Eggslut in Los Angeles, a foodie cult favorite specializing in affordable but sophisticated egg sandwiches. Alvin also hosts the popular The Burger Show on First We Feast's YouTube channel, with many episodes exceeding 1 million views and guests such as Seth Rogen and Padma Lakshmi. Alvin's story of success, however, is an unlikely one. He emerged from his youth spent as part of an immigrant family in East LA feeling like he wasn't Filipino enough to be Filipino and not American enough to be an American, thus amboy, the term for a Filipino raised in America. He had to first overcome cultural traditions and family expectations to find his own path to success, and this unique cookbook tells that story through his recipes.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Unvarnished: A Gimlet-eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar
    Unvarnished: A Gimlet-eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar
    Unvarnished: A Gimlet-eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar

    Audiobook

    Unvarnished: A Gimlet-eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar

    byDeborah Stoll

    A Kitchen Confidential for the cocktail profession, Unvarnished is a fly-on-the-wall narrative peek at the joys, pains, and peculiarities of life “behind the stick.” When it opened a decade ago, the acclaimed Los Angeles speakeasy The Varnish—owned, designed, and managed by award-winning cocktail aficionado Eric Alperin—quickly became the stylish standard bearer for modern bars. Unvarnished is a candid, voice-driven, no-holds-barred look at the workings of a bar, and the foundation of The Varnish’s success: attention to hospitality and an abiding belief in the nobility of service.  Alperin and veteran bartender and writer Deborah Stoll push back against the prevailing conceit that working in the service industry is something people do because they failed at another career. They offer fascinating meditations on ice as the bartender’s flame; the good, the bad, and the sad parts of vice; one’s duty to their community as a local; the obsessive, compulsive deliberations of building a bar (size matters); lessons from Sasha Petraske—Eric’s late partner, mentor, and the forefather of the modern day classic cocktail renaissance—and the top ten reasons not to date a bartender. At the book’s center are the 100 recipes a young Jedi bartender must know before their first shift at The Varnish, along with examples of building drinks by the round, how to Mr. Potato Head cocktails, and what questions to ask when crafting a Bartender’s Choice.  A sexy, gritty, honest look at the glamour-less work of a glamorous job, written with the intimate honesty of The Tender Bar, the debauched inside view of Kitchen Confidential, and the social commentary of Waiter Rant, Unvarnished will take its place among these classics of the service set. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Procrastibaking: 100 Recipes for Getting Nothing Done in the Most Delicious Way Possible
    Procrastibaking: 100 Recipes for Getting Nothing Done in the Most Delicious Way Possible
    Procrastibaking: 100 Recipes for Getting Nothing Done in the Most Delicious Way Possible

    Ebook

    Procrastibaking: 100 Recipes for Getting Nothing Done in the Most Delicious Way Possible

    byErin Gardner

    “The delicious distraction we need these days.” —The New York Times Whether you need a distraction, a treat, or just a break from your responsibilities, beloved blogger Erin Gardner’s enticing collection of 100 recipes is here to provide a delicious diversion. Sometimes you need to take a mini vacation from the demands of daily life, and the kitchen is the best space for it. How can you return those emails when there’s dough on your hands? It would be counterproductive to handle clean laundry after dipping chocolates all afternoon, right? Whether you’re avoiding work, the news, or just trying to keep your hands busy, baking offers the perfect escape. Pastry chef and beloved blogger Erin Gardner provides the ultimate guide to procrastibaking with pride and purpose in this inspired collection of 100 recipes, from easy one-hour projects to weekend affairs. From Case-of-the-Mondays Morning Treats, to Late-for-Everything Loaf Cakes and Fear-of-Success Snack Cakes, this book has a chapter for every procrastibaking need, and recipes to satisfy any craving for distraction. Not feeling that work project? Work on some Peanut Butter S’more Bars instead. Term paper due tomorrow? Making some No-Bake Cookies-n-Cream Pie will get the creative juices flowing. Does your mother-in-law have you channeling Scrooge? This calls for a procrasti-masterpiece, like a Gingerbread House...from scratch. So don’t worry. Put down the cleaning supplies. Ignore the emails. Treat yourself to a happiness break. It’s time to procrastibake.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier
    Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier
    Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier

    Audiobook

    Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier

    byFindaway

    An affecting memoir from the country's youngest sommelier, tracing her path through the glamorous but famously toxic restaurant world At just twenty-one, the age when most people are starting to drink (well, legally at least), Victoria James became the country's youngest sommelier at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Even as Victoria was selling bottles worth hundreds and thousands of dollars during the day, passing sommelier certification exams with flying colors, and receiving distinction from all kinds of press, there were still groping patrons, bosses who abused their role and status, and a trip to the hospital emergency room. It would take hitting bottom at a new restaurant and restorative trips to the vineyards where she could feel closest to the wine she loved for Victoria to re-emerge, clear-eyed and passionate, and a proud leader of her own Michelin-starred restaurant. Exhilarating and inspiring, Wine Girl is the memoir of a young woman breaking free from an abusive and traumatic childhood on her own terms; an ethnography of the glittering, high-octane, but notoriously corrosive restaurant industry; and above all, a love letter to the restorative and life-changing effects of good wine and good hospitality.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women's Voices: A Cookbook
    Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women's Voices: A Cookbook
    Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women's Voices: A Cookbook

    Ebook

    Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women's Voices: A Cookbook

    byKatherine Alford

    50+ recipes, short essays, interviews, and quotes from some of the best bakers, activists, and outspoken women in our country today The 2016 election. The January 6th insurrection. Impeachment, twice. For many women, baking now has a new meaning. It’s an outlet for expressing our feelings about the current state of American politics and culture. It’s a way to deal with our stress and anxiety, and, yes, rage and fury. Rage Baking offers more than 50 cookie, cake, tart, and pie recipes—with beautiful photography by Jerelle Guy—to help relieve these emotions. And it goes further. Inside you’ll also find inspirational essays, reflections, and interviews with well-known bakers and impassioned feminists and activists alike to help motivate you to take action and organize in your communities. Be inspired with recipes, such as: -Oatmeal Cookies from Ruth Reichl -Lemon Bars from Vallery Lomas -Swedish Visiting Cake from Dorie Greenspan -Rum Raisin Brownies from Julia Turshen -Root Beer Cake with Chocolate–Root Beer Glaze from Carla Hall -Classic Southern Pecan Pie from Cecile Richards -Almond and Chocolate Leche Cake from Pati Jinich -Chocolate Cherry Biscotti from Grace Young -And essays, interviews, and poetry by Ani DiFranco, Jennifer Finey Boylan, Elle Simone, Hali Bey Ramdene, and Von Diaz, among others. Timely, fun, and creative, this cookbook speaks to both skilled and beginner bakers who are looking for new ways to use their sweetest skills to combine food and activism. Rage Baking brings women together with humor and passion as a way to defend, resist, and protest. PROCEEDS OF THIS BOOK GO TO EMILY’S LIST TO SUPPORT WOMEN CANDIDATES

    Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
  • Everyone Can Bake: Simple Recipes to Master and Mix
    Everyone Can Bake: Simple Recipes to Master and Mix
    Everyone Can Bake: Simple Recipes to Master and Mix

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    Everyone Can Bake: Simple Recipes to Master and Mix

    byDominique Ansel

    Named one of the best cookbooks of the season by The New York Times, Chowhound, Eater, Food & Wine, Forbes, and more. Acclaimed pastry chef Dominique Ansel shares his simple, foolproof recipes for tarts, cakes, jams, buttercreams, and more “building blocks” of desserts for home cooks to master and mix as they please. Dominique Ansel is the creator of beautiful, innovative, and delicious desserts, from the Frozen S’More to the Cronut®, the croissant-doughnut hybrid that took the world by storm. He has been called the world’s best pastry chef. But this wasn’t always the case. Raised in a large, working-class family in rural France, Ansel could not afford college and instead began work as a baker’s apprentice at age sixteen. There, he learned the basics—how to make tender chocolate cakes, silky custards, buttery shortbread, and more. Ansel shares these essential, go-to recipes for the first time. With easy-to-follow instructions and kitchen tips, home cooks can master the building-blocks of desserts. These crucial components can be mixed in a variety of ways, and Ansel will show you how: his vanilla tart shell can be rolled out and stamped into cookies; shaped and filled with lemon curd; or even crumbled into a topping for ice cream. This cookbook will inspire beginners and experienced home cooks alike to bake as imaginatively as Ansel himself.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Fix-It and Forget-It Best 5-Ingredient Comfort Food Recipes: 75 Quick & Easy Slow Cooker Meals
    Fix-It and Forget-It Best 5-Ingredient Comfort Food Recipes: 75 Quick & Easy Slow Cooker Meals
    Fix-It and Forget-It Best 5-Ingredient Comfort Food Recipes: 75 Quick & Easy Slow Cooker Meals

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    Fix-It and Forget-It Best 5-Ingredient Comfort Food Recipes: 75 Quick & Easy Slow Cooker Meals

    byHope Comerford

    Family-friendly meals, from the New York Times bestselling series! Who has time to make food these days? And what if you aren’t a cook, but your budget or your household is strongly suggesting that you should be? Everyone needs recipes that are guaranteed to be: Quick to fix Easy for anyone to make Delicious and satisfying The solution? Fix-It and Forget-It Best 5-Ingredient Recipes, the latest in the multi-million-copy Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook series. Gather five or fewer readily available ingredients + your slow cooker + Fix-It and Forget-It Best 5-Ingredient Recipes, and you can have: Apricot chicken Convenient slow-cooker lasagna Bacon feta-stuffed chicken Alfredo bow-ties Raspberry balsamic pork chops Thai chicken Coconut rice pudding Overnight oat groats Garlicky potatoes Easy slow cooker vegetable soup Upside-down chocolate pudding cake And more! Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites can be your new faithful companion.  

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Antoni in the Kitchen
    Antoni in the Kitchen
    Antoni in the Kitchen

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    Antoni in the Kitchen

    byAntoni Porowski

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! *One of Food & Wine’s Essential New Cookbooks for Fall* *One of Eater's Best Fall Cookbooks 2019* *One of Amazon's Best Cookbooks for Fall 2020* "Antoni has a love of food equal to my own. From his Johnny's Queso Blanco (you can never go wrong with melted cheese) to his Polish Hangover Soup (I'm sure this will come in very handy) and all of his desserts, I can't wait to explore the mind and creativity of this extremely hot chef." —Chrissy Teigen Antoni Porowski, the food and wine guru on Netflix's sensation Queer Eye, meets people where they live—literally. With appealing vulnerability, he shows cooks of all levels how to become more confident and casual in the kitchen. The verve and naturalness of his approach earned raves from Food & Wine and Bon Appétit to GQ and the New York Times, which noted his dishes prove that “sometimes simple is anything but simplistic.” Some of the recipes in this book are weeknight healthyish meals, while others are perfect for off-the-cuff entertaining. Visual stunners, they’re often composed of fewer than five ingredients. Whether Bastardized Easy Ramen; Malaysian Chili Shrimp; Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto; or Salty Lemon Squares, all are visual stunners and can be carried off with panache, even by beginners.     

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated
    Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated
    Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated

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    Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated

    byIrma S. Rombauer

    “Generation after generation, Joy has been a warm, encouraging presence in American kitchens, teaching us to cook with grace and humor. This luminous new edition continues on that important tradition while seamlessly weaving in modern touches, making it all the more indispensable for generations to come.” —Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat “Cooking shouldn’t just be about making a delicious dish—owning the process and enjoying the experience ought to be just as important as the meal itself. The new Joy of Cooking is a reminder that nothing can compare to gathering around the table for a home cooked meal with the people who matter most.” —Joanna Gaines, author of Magnolia Table In the nearly ninety years since Irma S. Rombauer self-published the first three thousand copies of Joy of Cooking in 1931, it has become the kitchen bible, with more than 20 million copies in print. This new edition of Joy has been thoroughly revised and expanded by Irma’s great-grandson John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott. John and Megan developed more than six hundred new recipes for this edition, tested and tweaked thousands of classic recipes, and updated every section of every chapter to reflect the latest ingredients and techniques available to today’s home cooks. Their strategy for revising this edition was the same one Irma and Marion employed: Vet, research, and improve Joy’s coverage of legacy recipes while introducing new dishes, modern cooking techniques, and comprehensive information on ingredients now available at farmers’ markets and grocery stores. You will find tried-and-true favorites like Banana Bread Cockaigne, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Southern Corn Bread—all retested and faithfully improved—as well as new favorites like Chana Masala, Beef Rendang, Megan’s Seeded Olive Oil Granola, and Smoked Pork Shoulder. In addition to a thoroughly modernized vegetable chapter, there are many more vegan and vegetarian recipes, including Caramelized Tamarind Tempeh, Crispy Pan-Fried Tofu, Spicy Chickpea Soup, and Roasted Mushroom Burgers. Joy’s baking chapters now include gram weights for accuracy, along with a refreshed lineup of baked goods like Cannelés de Bordeaux, Rustic No-Knead Sourdough, Ciabatta, Chocolate-Walnut Babka, and Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza, as well as gluten-free recipes for pizza dough and yeast breads. A new chapter on streamlined cooking explains how to economize time, money, and ingredients and avoid waste. You will learn how to use a diverse array of ingredients, from amaranth to za’atar. New techniques include low-temperature and sous vide cooking, fermentation, and cooking with both traditional and electric pressure cookers. Barbecuing, smoking, and other outdoor cooking methods are covered in even greater detail. This new edition of Joy is the perfect combination of classic recipes, new dishes, and indispensable reference information for today’s home cooks. Whether it is the only cookbook on your shelf or one of many, Joy is and has been the essential and trusted guide for home cooks for almost a century. This new edition continues that legacy.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
  • Taste of Home Mediterranean Made Easy: 325 light & lively dishes that bring color, flavor and flair to your table
    Taste of Home Mediterranean Made Easy: 325 light & lively dishes that bring color, flavor and flair to your table
    Taste of Home Mediterranean Made Easy: 325 light & lively dishes that bring color, flavor and flair to your table

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    Taste of Home Mediterranean Made Easy: 325 light & lively dishes that bring color, flavor and flair to your table

    byEditors at Taste of Home

    325 light & lively dishes that bring color, flavor and flair to your table. It’s never been so simple to set the table with light, refreshing foods as it is with the all-new cookbook Taste of Home Mediterranean Made Easy.    Discover how easy it is to eat well with fresh, vibrant meals loaded with flavor—all without taxing your time in the kitchen. Common ingredients, familiar cooking methods and step-by-step instructions add fast new flair to your weeknight menus. These 325 recipes are shared by today’s family cooks who have happily adopted this light and lively Mediterranean cuisine in their own homes. CHAPTERS Mezze, Tapas & Small Plates Salads, Soups & Breads Cheese & Eggs Pasta, Rice & Grains Vegetables & Legumes Beef & Lamb Poultry & Pork Fish & Seafood Sweets Bonus: Yia Yia’s Favorites

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Meals That Heal: 100+ Everyday Anti-Inflammatory Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less: A Cookbook
    Meals That Heal: 100+ Everyday Anti-Inflammatory Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less: A Cookbook
    Meals That Heal: 100+ Everyday Anti-Inflammatory Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less: A Cookbook

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    Meals That Heal: 100+ Everyday Anti-Inflammatory Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less: A Cookbook

    byCarolyn Williams

    100+ delicious, quick, and easy anti-inflammatory recipes to make for the whole family—all ready in 30 minutes or less! “The real key to eating healthy for all ages—is reducing inflammatory foods and increasing certain nutrients. My challenge became how to make anti-inflammatory meals easy, quick, and most importantly, taste good,” writes Carolyn Williams in her bestselling cookbook, Meals that Heal, the FIRST anti-inflammatory book written by a James Beard Award­–winning registered dietician—and the FIRST multi-purpose book on the market for those who want to make changes before they have a condition. With more than 100 quick and tasty recipes featuring natural, healthy ingredients that have researched-backed abilities to cool inflammation, balance gut health, and detox the body, Meals that Heal will show you how to prevent future diseases, as well as heal or improve most conditions by making a few simple changes to your diet. Inside you’ll find: -Information about Inflammation and its effects, including eating recommendations for carbs, proteins, and fats, as well as FAQs -A 4-Step Jumpstart Program: #1 Assess, #2 Detox and Restore, #3 Target or Reassess, #4 Eat and Feel Good -100+ Meals ready in 30 min or less that won’t break your budget, including tips to make the recipes more family-friendly and how to prep in advance -Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free recipes, each marked with colorful graphics to make them easy to find, alongside nutritional information for each recipe in the book -A complete refrigerator/pantry stock list of anti-inflammatory foods, the top inflamers to avoid, a store-bought product buying guide, and on-the-go eating guidelines -7 different weekly menu plans covering the most common conditions: Detox and Restore, Prevent or Manage Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer Prevention, Heart Health, Brain Health, Joint Health and Pain Relief, and Autoimmune Conditions Now you can gain more energy, improve concentration, eliminate headaches and skin conditions, slow the aging process, and so much more, while eating easy and delicious meals!

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
  • Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom
    Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom
    Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom

    Audiobook

    Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom

    byAdam Chandler

    Most any honest person can own up to harboring at least one fast-food guilty pleasure. In Drive-Thru Dreams, Adam Chandler explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. The dark underbelly of the industry’s largest players has long been scrutinized and gutted, characterized as impersonal, greedy, corporate, and worse. But, in unexpected ways, fast food is also deeply personal and emblematic of a larger-than-life image of America. With wit and nuance, Chandler reveals the complexities of this industry through heartfelt anecdotes and fascinating trivia as well as interviews with fans, executives, and workers. He traces the industry from its roots in Wichita, where White Castle became the first fast food chain in 1921 and successfully branded the hamburger as the official all-American meal, to a teenager's 2017 plea for a year’s supply of Wendy’s chicken nuggets, which united the internet to generate the most viral tweet of all time. Drive-Thru Dreams by Adam Chandler tells an intimate and contemporary story of America — its humble beginning, its innovations and failures, its international charisma, and its regional identities — through its beloved roadside fare.

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
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