Mark Bittman's Kitchen Matrix: More Than 700 Simple Recipes and Techniques to Mix and Match for Endless Possibilities - Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman needs no introduction: he is simply one of the greatest food writers of our time, and the more he experiments and explores, the better it is for all of us.  Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix (Pam Krauss, $35), based on the last few years of his New York Times Magazine “Eat” column, is, unsurprisingly, another masterpiece.  This new work is a textbook on how to improvise in the kitchen; each page focuses on a single ingredient or base recipe, with categories of variations radiating from that center. These matrices serve as flexible guidelines rather than detailed cooking instructions, and they encourage home cooks to customize the given recipe based on what they have on hand and what they are in the mood for.  So whether you are starting with chicken breasts or just have a craving for tomato soup, this book will guide you through the process of thinking about what to make—it is culinary creativity made accessible.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780804188012
Availability: Backordered
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 27th, 2015

My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life - Ruth Reichl

Celebrated food writer, editor, and restaurant critic Ruth Reichl had risen to the pinnacle of her profession as editor-in-chief of Gourmet, when, after ten years at the magazine, publisher Condé Nast decided to close it down.  Having held several of the top food editing jobs in America, and already a best-selling author, Reichl was 61 years old and unsure of what to do next. So she did what she most liked to do: she retreated to her kitchen and cooked. Over the course of a year, she tried new recipes, engaged other cooks and eaters on Twitter, and eventually realized she had the makings of a new book, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life (Random House, $35). Organized around the seasons of the year, the book features Reichl’s unique gift for story-telling and will satisfy the most omnivorous eaters, with recipes that run the gamut from pork roast to purslane tacos to nectarine galette.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781400069989
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Published: Random House - September 29th, 2015

Martha Stewart's Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Snacks, Small Plates, and Other Delicious Hors D'Oeuvres, Plus 30 Cocktails - Martha Stewart

My favorite parties always feature small plates.  Why go through all of the trouble of planning a fine multi-course, sit-down dinner when most people would rather be visiting and popping small bites?  That is why I love Martha Stewart’s Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Snacks, Small Plates, and Other Delicious Hors d’Oeuvres, Plus 30 Cocktails (Clarkson Potter, $27.50).  This cookbook will help you plan a great small-bite party.  It really has it all—from classic recipes like bacon wrapped figs to newer staples like spiced roasted chickpeas.  And all of this from one of the most trusted names in entertaining!  The recipes are simple and fresh.  They will inspire you to have all your friends over for a night in.  A night filled with snacks.  I don’t think there is a better night than a night in that is filled with snacks.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780307954626
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 8th, 2015

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