Descriere: Americans have fallen in love with Spanish food in recent years, and no one has done more to play matchmaker than the award-winning chef Jose Andres.
In this irresistible companion volume to his public television show Made in Spain, Jose reminds us in the most alluring and delicious way that the food of his native Spain is as varied and inventive as any of the world s great cuisines. To prove it, Jose takes us on a flavorful tour of his beloved homeland, from Andalucia to Aragon. Along the way, he shares recipes that reflect not just local traditions but also the heart and soul of Spain s distinctive cooking.
In the Basque Country, we discover great fish dishes and the haute cuisine of some of the finest restaurants in the world. In Cantabria, famous for its dairy products, we find wonderful artisanal cheeses. In Valencia, we learn why the secret to unforgettable paella is all in the rice. And in Castilla La Mancha, Jose shows us the land of the great Don Quixote, where a magical flower produces precious saffron.
The dishes of "Made in Spain" show the diversity of Spanish cooking today as it is prepared in homes and restaurants from north to south from casual soups and sandwiches to soul-warming dishes of long-simmered beans and artfully composed salads. Many dishes showcase the fine Spanish products that are now widely available across America. Many more are prepared with the regular ingredients available in any good supermarket.
With more than one hundred simple, straightforward recipes that beautifully capture the flavors and essence of Spanish cooking, "Made in Spain "is an indispensable addition to any cookbook collection."
Susan Wittig Albert
Readers of the China Bayles mystery novels are familiar with the usefulness and wonder of the many herbs the amateur sleuth sells in her beloved Thyme and Seasons shop. Compiled by national bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert at the request of her fans, China Bayles' Book of Days gathers together tidbits and treasures about plants and reveals ways you can put more green into your daily life. Featuring 365 days of recipes, crafts, gardening tips, remedies, and more, this special volume is a personal calendar of the legends and lore of herbs and also features brand-new essays from the author, clues from China's mysteries, and some special contributions by the irrepressible members of the Myra Merryweather Herb Guild, Pecan Springs's oldest civic organization.
One of the most definitive manuals on sausage making in the English language. --Craig Claiborne "If I could only have one book on sausage making this would be the one." -- squidoo.com Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing is the most comprehensive book available on sausage making and meat curing and has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. It is easily understood, contains a wide variety of recipes, and is very effective in helping solve common problems. It is written by a man who learned the art of sausage making and meat curing at a very young age and who made a living smoking and curing meats.Curing and smoking meat using natural and synthetic casingsSelecting and storing meat and choosing other ingredients Fresh Italian Sausage, Dried Beef, Andouille Sausage, Kippered Salmon
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