My Mother's Kitchen - Peter Gethers

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When author Peter Gethers wants to bond with his 80-something mother Judy, who's suffered a debilitating stroke, he begins a journey to recreate her favorite foods. But first he has to learn how to make them. In his quest, he learns about a lot more than food. He hears storiessome for the first timeabout her family's defunct but once legendary restaurant Ratner's in NYC and about his mother's remarkable cooking career, which began at age 53 in L.A. working alongside Wolfgang Puck (a warm friendship that lasted until Judy's death) and other well-known chefs.
My Mother's Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life By Peter Gethers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805093308
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 4th, 2017

Matzo - Michele Heilbrun

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Where has this cookbook been my entire life? Luckily the author -- a descendant of the Streit matzo founder -- came up with dozens of creative Passover recipes. From breakfast treats like blueberry & cheese blintzes made with matzo meal (page 23), to Caesar salad with matzo ball croutons (41), to Moroccan matzo stuffing (57), there are modern classics like matzo brei and new creative recipes. There is a whole chapter with mouthwatering desserts, two words that rarely come to mind at Passover meals! These recipes are so good that they may just find a place at the table after the 8 day holiday is over.

Matzo: 35 Recipes for Passover and All Year Long: A Cookbook By Michele Streit Heilbrun, David Kirschner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804188999
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 7th, 2017

A Recipe for Cooking - Cal Peternell

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A Recipe for Cooking (Morrow, $29.99) is Cal Peternell’s follow up to his 2014 book 12 Recipes. In the earlier book, Peternell teaches home cooks some basic recipes and techniques, while his newest takes these lessons to the next level. Organized by season, the meals presented here range from intimate dinners for two to banquets designed to feed a large crowd. Some of the recipes included: Savory Tart with Onions, Olive, and Anchovies; Shredded Zucchini Fritters with Basil Mayonnaise; Citrus Salad with Ginger, Cilantro, and Saffron-toasted Pistachios. With photographs and drawings, Peternell explains everything clearly and puts these tasty dishes within range of intrepid home cooks.

A Recipe for Cooking By Cal Peternell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062427861
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Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - October 25th, 2016