Ferment Your Vegetables

There have been a lot of cookbooks on fermentation and pickling that have come out in the past few years, but this one feels like it adds something new to the conversation - new vegetables I've never thought about pickling, new combinations of spices and seasonings I've never thought to try, and new ideas for using these fermented veggies every day. With Ferment Your Vegetables, Amanda Feifer demystifies the trickier aspects of ferme...

Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades--Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too

A very complete digest for creating and understanding rubs, salts and sauces. Highly recommend this book to anyone wanting too expand their knowledge on these subjects. Way better than I expected! I expected to get a few new ideas for bbq sauces and some new rub ideas. Instead I got an obsene amount of recipes I am going to try. The book is not full of worthless filler recipes or mindless dribble. It's well thought out and put togeth...

Make-A-Mix: Over 300 Easy Recipes for Every Meal Of the Day by Karine Eliason, Nevada Harward, Madeline Westover
Make-A-Mix: Over 300 Easy Recipes for Every Meal Of the Day

I rarely give a book five stars, but this one deserves it. Every recipe I've tried has been excellent and received raves from guests as well as my family. The recipes are generally simple, store well, and require only normal ingredients you'll find at your grocery store. Most of the mixes can be used in a variety of ways to save time and money, and allow you (and your family) to eat better on busy days. Most of the mixes are for "hom...

The Winemaker's Hand (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)

For those who are serious about understanding the essence of fine wine, The Winemaker's Hand is a must. Through this book wine lovers can travel, at least vicariously, to important wine regions and experience the dedication and passion of vintners. Special wines come from special places. And special wines are made by special people. This book is special, too -- worthy of its subject and deserving of your attention. Savor it as you wo...

500 400-Calorie Recipes

I am what you could call a professional dieter. Over the last 15 years, my weight has fluctated 30-40 pounds and I have tried everything. I never even considered that losing weight could be as simple as eating 3 400 calorie meals each day. I was able to lose 20 pounds using the Diet to Go meal deliver plan over the course of 7 weeks. I absolutely loved it, and was never hungry, but I couldn't afford to keep paying $160 per week for m...

Tacos: Authentic, Festive & Flavorful

Great book with many wonderful ideas for one of my favorite foods - TACOS! What this book does is put the gears in motion where you realize that you can put just about anything inside a flour or corn tortilla with the right dressings and have a wonderful eating experience!

200 Healthy Feasts

Jo McAuley is a food stylist and food writer living in France. She has worked on a number of magazines and has written several cookbooks including Indoor Grilling, Olive & Oil and 200 Easy Dinners: Hamlyn All Color, all published by Octopus.

The Crabby Cook Cookbook: Recipes and Rants

Introducing a very funny, slightly edgy, winning new kind of cookbook Jessica Harper―that Jessica Harper, star of Minority Report, Stardust Memories, Love and Death, Pennies from Heaven, and more―is a working mother of two who faces the same problems of every other woman who’s the designated home cook: How do you feed a family of picky eaters when you’re not crazy about being in the kitchen in the first place? A natural-born storytel...

Mocktails, Punches, and Shrubs

What to drink when you're "not drinking"? Mix up refreshing mocktails with more than 80 unique, delicious non-alcoholic drink options for everyday and any occasion. Michelin-starred celebrity chef Vikas Khanna has created a dazzling collection of non-alcoholic drink recipes, from herbal infusions to new combinations of teas, from tantalizing elixirs, smoothies, and slushies to the trendy shrubs—or drinking vinegars—now taking over th...