Jewish Soul Food: From Minsk to Marrakesh, More Than 100 Unforgettable Dishes Updated for Today's Kitchen - Janna Gur

The subtitle of Janna Gur’s Jewish Soul Food (Schocken, $35) brings you right to the heart of what this cookbook offers: “From Minsk to Marrakesh, More Than 100 Unforgettable Dishes Updated for Today’s Kitchen.” Gur, the founder and chief editor of the leading Israeli food and wine magazine, has gathered recipes for comfort food, brings-you-right-back-to-your-childhood, finger-licking good dishes from Jewish kitchens around the world. From chopped liver and gefilte fish to lentil stew or goulash, the real thread that ties all these recipes together is their place among the “best of your grandmother’s kitchen,” all gathered together from those great home cooks around the world. Better still, Gur offers careful modern updates for novices attempting these dishes and helps guide cooks to sources of those ingredients more difficult to locate as well as their more readily available substitutes.
Jewish Soul Food: From Minsk to Marrakesh, More Than 100 Unforgettable Dishes Updated for Today's Kitchen: A Cookbook By Janna Gur Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780805243086
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Published: Schocken - October 28th, 2014

Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life - Heather Greene

Heather Greene has the best job ever: she’s a professional whiskey taster! She travels all over the world tasting whiskey, scotch, and bourbon. She has received a lot of attention for being one of the few women with expertise in this field. When she’s not sipping scotch at the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society in Edinburgh, she’s attending to her duties as a whiskey sommelier and teaching classes at a Manhattan restaurant. Now, with the publication of Whiskey Distilled (Penguin Press, $25), Greene can add author to her resumé. The popularity of the whiskies is on the rise worldwide and so is the demand to understand and appreciate them. Whiskey Distilled gives whiskey lovers (or those who aspire to be whiskey lovers) everything they need to know to understand the “water of life.” Greene guides you through the whiskey-making process, outlining how to taste whiskey, how to distinguish and select the right brand for you, and even how to mix cocktails and stock your home bar.

Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life By Heather Greene Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525429784
Availability: Backordered
Published: Avery - November 3rd, 2015

The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food - Charles Phan

Charles Phan’s improbable rise to stardom in the culinary world is a Horatio Alger-like tale of a working class immigrant with supreme talent making it to the top of his profession. Phan was born in South Vietnam and fled the country with his parents when Saigon fell in 1975. After several years as refugees on Guam, they migrated to San Francisco, where Phan attended high school, took jobs waiting tables, and studied architecture at Cal. A home cook with virtually no formal training, he felt that Asian restaurants were stereotyped as cheap and uniform. So after trying several other professions, he followed his dream and opened the Slanted Door in 1996 in San Francisco’s Mission District. That restaurant was an instant hit. It has since moved to a panoramic space in the Ferry Building, but still emphasizes fresh, local, contemporary ingredients and aesthetics that reflect Phan’s interest in art and design. Sticky rice with sweet potato and shaking beef are among the favorite recipes included in The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food (Ten Speed, $40), as are the many exotic cocktails that Phan’s restaurants (he has several offshoots) have become known for. Phan is widely regarded as one of the most inventive and influential chefs in America and his new cookbook is a gorgeous and mouth-watering tribute to the modern Vietnamese cuisine he has put on America’s culinary map.
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$40.00
ISBN: 9781607740544
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 7th, 2014

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