Comptoir Libanais


Author: Tony Kitous,Dan Lepard
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140905229X
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 288
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For over a decade Tony Kitous has been Britain’s most passionate provider of contemporary Lebanese and North African food. His restaurants were the first in London to merge traditional Arabic cooking with easy contemporary eating. There are now seven Comptoir Libanais restaurants in London with more planned in the next 18 months. The success of Comptoir Libanais restaurants centres on an easy, relaxed cafe-style of food: light Arabic home cooking mixed with familiar bistro flavours and techniques. Tony Kitous’ recipes combine fresh vibrant vegetable dishes with simple grills, flat breads, grains, herb salads and dips. Pastries are richly flavoured and delicate, made with syrups and spices. Absolutely the menu for today and adaptable for the home cook. Containing eighty recipes, each one with a full-page photograph, Comptoir Libanais makes achieving a great result easy at home. Tony Kitous’ approach and shortcuts inspire new ways to prepare readily-available ingredients: big on spices, fresh herbs and bright citrus flavours drawn from traditional Arabic cooking. The book is strong on vegetarian and vegan dishes, alongside simple grilled or poached meats, fish and beautiful sauces that are quick to prepare or make in advance. If you want a quick snack for yourself, or an extraordinary celebration feast, all the how-to you’ll need is here. Bringing together the passion of owner Tony Kitous, the extraordinary designs of award-winning graphic artist Rana Salam, and bestselling author and photographer Dan Lepard, the Comptoir Libanais cookbook blends a vibrant culinary tradition with modern flavours and cooking methods

Feasts From the Middle East


Author: Comptoir Libanais,Tony Kitous
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008248354
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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A celebration of authentic Middle Eastern food, Feasts from the Middle East is packed with over 100 deliciously fresh, fragrant and flavourful dishes, inspired by the souks of Lebanon.

Comptoir Libanais Express


Author: Tony Kitous,Dan Lepard
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409052478
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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'Comptoir Express is about those times when I need to race around the kitchen and prepare great food in a hurry. Inspired by the best dishes and ingredients I've eaten in the Lebanon and at Comptoir Libanais, it's about simple ingredients and preparing in advance to take the hassle out of cooking delicious meals.' Tony Kitous is a rising star in the culinary world. Screen-tested for a series on BBC and appearing in 'Food and Drink' he is tipped to be one of the new faces of 2014. Pages on everyday key ingredients, like aubergines or yoghurt, with ideas that transform them from their shopping-bag state into easily prepared components of a fantastic meal. Filled with simple ideas and dishes, you can combine as you like, making relaxed meals that are endlessly variable each time you cook them.

A Feast of Lebanese-Style Home Cooking

Recipes from Comptoir Libanais
Author: Tony Kitous,Dan Lepard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781468316742
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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The dazzling, essential cookbook bringing Mediterranean cuisine to your own kitchen, by one of London's top restaurateurs

Lebanese Cuisine

Past and Present
Author: Andrée Maalouf,Karim Haïdar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780863566448
Category: Cooking, Lebanese
Page: 176
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Passionate and renowned chefs Andree Malouf and Karim Haidar continue the Lebanese tradition of exquisite culinary invention in this collection of soups, salads, meats and deserts."

Palestine on a Plate

Memories from my mother’s kitchen
Author: Joudie Kalla
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
ISBN: 1911127047
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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There has been a huge surge of interest in Middle Eastern food in recent years but very few cookery books that focus on the food of Palestine. While many countries in the Middle East have dishes in common, each country has its own interpretation and style. Palestine on a Plate showcases the wide-ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes of this country and introduces the reader to traditional Palestinian methods, cooking styles and flavours. Furthermore it presents recipes from the Palestinian home, rather than those traditionally found in restaurants and in most books. Whereas many contemporary Middle Eastern cookery books offer a modern interpretation of ancient recipes, which dilute their authenticity, the recipes in this cookbook are the real deal. This practical cookery book will feature colourful, gorgeous photography evoking the vibrancy and romance of the country.

Everyday Lebanese Cooking


Author: Mona Hamadeh
Publisher: Spring Hill
ISBN: 1908974176
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Using only fresh produce and a balanced mix of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, herbs, fish, poultry and occasionally meat, Lebanese food has the reputation of being amongst the healthiest in the world. This book includes a wide variety of dishes from Lebanese cuisine, including the well known and delicious Hummus, Baba Ghanouj and Tabouleh through to the most authentic and traditional recipes from the rural mountains and bustling cities along the Mediterranean coast. An emphasis on vegetables and pulses means that many recipes are vegetarian friendly as well as being simple, healthy and affordable. You will discover how to turn a few ingredients into a very tasty meal.

Sesame & Spice

Baking from the East End to the Middle East
Author: Anne Shooter
Publisher: Headline Home
ISBN: 1472223616
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Sesame & Spice is an absolute treat; full of warmth and generosity, and so many recipes I want to cook, that I've been headily immoderate with my post-it notes! - Nigella Lawson this is one of the most EXCITING cookbooks I've seen in a long time - Sabrina Ghayour Cinnamon, honey, dates, almonds, apples and pomegranate - these are all flavours that we have grown to love and, here in this stunning book, Anne Shooter has created cakes and bakes that celebrate these wonderful ingredients. Anne has always been inspired by her Jewish family - her grandmothers, mother and aunts who baked honey cake, almond cookies and cinnamon balls, challah bread and cheesecakes. In Sesame & Spice, she gives these recipes a very modern interpretation to create her own collection of bakes for every occasion. A cinnamon coffee cake from the US via Eastern Europe, an apple and blackberry traybake, pomegranate drizzle cake from Jerusalem, flourless chocolate, pistachio and walnut brownies and a chocolate challah bread and butter pudding. But this is evolution, not revolution, and Anne has also kept precious family recipes for tahini cookies, smoked haddock pastries and the bagels and rye breads from her childhood. If you love baking, these recipes will take you on a delightful, delicious journey.

The Book of New Israeli Food

A Culinary Journey
Author: Janna Gur
Publisher: Kuperard (Bravo Limited)
ISBN: 0805212248
Category: Cooking
Page: 303
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Brings together a collection of kosher recipes and culinary history in a volume that captures the broad diversity of modern-day Israeli cuisine, with dishes ranging from new interpretations of traditional classics to innovative exotic specialities.

The Marshmallowist


Author: Oonagh Simms
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473512433
Category: Cooking
Page: 144
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Think marshmallows are just pink or white balls of tasteless fluff? Think again, and prepare to be amazed by delicious, decadent flavour combinations and recipes. The Marshmallowist began life as a street-food stall on London’s iconic Portobello Road, bewitching passers by with marshmallows of unimaginable lightness and fascinating flavours. A Paris-trained patissiere, her creations proved so popular that she now has a bakery all of her own, and sells her wares through the very best food shops including Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. This, her first book, offers sweet treats for every season, as well as tips on how to get your mallow just right. There’s a flavour combination masterclass, as well as recipes sweet marshmallow-themed desserts and treats, such as a brioche loaf, rocky roads and hot chocolate: everything you possibly could need to master the marshmallow in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Fresh Food Fast

Delicious, Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour
Author: Peter Berley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060515147
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
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From award-winning chef Peter Berley: mouthwatering seasonal vegetarian menus that can be created in under an hour Sophisticated, home-cooked vegetarian meals without the fuss. Is that too much to ask? Absolutely not. True to his roots as a restaurant chef, cooking teacher, and family man, award-winning vegetarian chef Peter Berley has a passion for meals that taste incredible, salute the seasons, and are easy to prepare in under an hour. In Fresh Food Fast, he provides forty-eight meals -- twelve for each season -- including recipes, a shopping list, an equipment list, and a game plan that takes you step-by-step through the menu. Included are substantial, satisfying meals that will bring pleasure to vegetarians and omnivores alike: Spring bibb lettuce and radish salad with crème fraîche citronette braised spring vegetables with grits, poached eggs, and chives summer spicy corn frittata with tomatoes and scallions cucumber salad fall pasta with spicy cauliflower, chickpeas, and cherry tomatoes pan-grilled radicchio salad with honey- balsamic glaze over frisée winter balsamic-roasted seitan with cipollini onions garlic mashed potatoes and parsnips Berley also provides delectable dessert recipes for each season, including spring's Warm Honey Lemon Curd over Strawberries, summer's Blueberry-Nectarine Crisp, fall's Roasted Grapes with Red Wine, and winter's Caramelized Bananas with Blood Orange and Pistachio. In a world where fast food is generally prepackaged and second-rate, Peter Berley teaches us how we can live without compromise and enjoy fresh, wholesome meals any night of the week as we connect with family and friends.

The Ten (Food) Commandments


Author: Jay Rayner
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241976707
Category: Cooking
Page: 128
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Britain's culinary Moses brings us the new foodie rules to live by, celebrating what and how we eat The Ten Commandments may have had a lot going for them, but they don't offer those of us located in the 21st Century much in the way of guidance when it comes to our relationship with our food. And Lord knows we need it. Enter our new culinary Moses, the legendary restaurant critic Jay Rayner, with a new set of hand-tooled commandments for this food-obsessed age. He deals once and for all with questions like whether it is ever okay to covet thy neighbour's oxen (it is), eating with your hands (very important indeed) and if you should cut off the fat (no). Combining reportage and anecdotes with recipes worthy of adoration, Jay Rayner brings us the new foodie rules to live by.

Rasika

Flavors of India
Author: Ashok Bajaj,Vikram Sunderam,David Hagedorn
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006243554X
Category: Cooking
Page: 336
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A vibrant and sumptuous cookbook of innovative recipes and reinvented classics of modern Indian cuisine Using traditional techniques as jumping-off points, Rasika incorporates local, seasonal ingredients to reinterpret dishes from one of the world’s richest and most varied cuisines. Inventive recipes like squash samosas, avocado chaat with banana, eggplant and sweet potato lasagna, and masala chai crème brûlée accompany reimagined classics including chicken tikka masala, grilled mango shrimp, and goat biryani, rounding out Rasika’s menu of beloved dishes and new favorites. With a wide range of vegetarian options and spanning the spectrum from beverages and appetizers to entrees, rices, breads, chutneys, and desserts, Rasika represents the finest of what Indian cuisine has to offer today. Authoritative and elegant even as it incorporates a diversity of flavorful influences, this is the essential cookbook for anyone seeking to cook groundbreaking Indian food. With over 120 recipes and stunning four-color photographs, Rasika showcases the cuisine of one of Washington, DC’s most popular and critically acclaimed restaurants, where visionary restaurateur Ashok Bajaj and James Beard Award—winning chef Vikram Sunderam transform Indian cooking into a fresh, modern dining experience.

Raw

The Uncook Book: New Vegetarian Food for Life
Author: Juliano Brotman,Erika Lenkert
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks
ISBN: 9780060392628
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
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"When you eat raw foods you feel great. I just wanted to share that." -- Juliano Raw [adj]. 1. clean 2. pure 3. uncontrived 4. free 5. safe 6.uncontaminated Raw [adj]. 1. uncooked. 2. in the natural state; not processed or manufactured Cook [v]. 1. to prepare food. 2. Brit. Colloq. to tamper with; falsify. 3. slang to ruin What is Raw? UNcooked UNadulterated UNbelievably Delicious Living Food Raw is the first major guide to preparing gourmet raw cuisine, an introduction to the finest dining this planet has to offer, with unique dishes made entirely from vegetarian and living foods. Raw offers ultimate pure flavor, thousands of textures, and beautiful effects on body, mind, soul and the environment! This isn't 100 variations of salad, but an ultra-gourmet cuisine, which fuses ancient culinary techniques with a modern and practical lifestyle. From sun-baked pizzas, satisfying sandwiches, vegan sushi, the best burritos and sprouted-rice dishes, to sangria and shakes, cookies, pudding, and pies. You're about to acquaint yourself with the vibrant flavors and miraculous nutrition of plant life in a way you never have before.

The Quick Six Fix

100 No-Fuss, Full-Flavor Recipes - Six Ingredients, Six Minutes Prep, Six Minutes Cleanup
Author: Stuart O'Keeffe
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062419765
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Save time and simplify with 100 fabulous quick-and-easy recipes—using 6 ingredients, 6 minutes of prep, and 6 minutes of clean up—from celebrity chef Stuart O’Keeffe. Preparing a meal doesn’t need to be difficult or require a lot of time, celebrity chef Stuart O’Keeffe insists. If you work efficiently while keeping your space clean and cook with minimal yet flavorful ingredients, you can get a great meal from stove to table fast. In The Quick Six Fix, he offers dozens of delicious recipes for breakfast, salads, soups, pasta, fish, chicken, pork, beef, sides, and desserts that will get you in and out of the kitchen in thirty minutes or less. Each requires no more than 6 key ingredients, 6 minutes of prep work, and 6 minutes of clean up. Chef Stuart begins with the pantry essentials and tools you’ll need to whip up a diverse range of amazing dishes at a moment’s notice, such as his tasty culinary school favorites, Moules Frites and Pistachio Basil Buttered Crispy Salmon. Indulge in delights that pay homage to his native Ireland, including Bangers with a Melted Leek Mash and Cranberry Compote, Sweet Berries “Yorkshire Pudding,” and an Easter dinner favorite, Mustard Crusted Pork with Apple Cabbage Slaw. And savor delights like Mexican Street Corn and the “LA” Cheeseburger influenced by his adopted California home. Stuart O’Keeffe believes in simplicity: Fewer ingredients afford higher quality. With The Quick Fix Six, he teaches you how to take smart shortcuts, like pairing key store-bought items with homemade ingredients, to cut kitchen time and save you money. Illustrated with more than 75 full color photos, The Quick Fix Six is the secret to creating easy-to-make, great-tasting dishes that are sure to wow.

Eat Your Drink

Culinary Cocktails
Author: Matthew Biancaniello
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062391291
Category: Cooking
Page: 176
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Create your own artisanal "farm-to-glass" specialty cocktails using local, seasonal, unusual, and organic produce with this illustrated bartending guide from the renowned cocktail chef who is transforming modern mixology. Matthew Biancaniello, the former cocktail chef for the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s famous Library Bar, is creating cocktails the world has never tasted before. Going beyond the quotidian Whiskey Sour or Tom Collins, Biancaniello is mixing it up with imaginative drinks such as “The Heirloom Tomato Mojito”, a twenty-five-year-aged balsamic vinegar and strawberry libation named “The Last Tango in Modena,” and a fresh arugula-infused “Roquette.” One of the fastest-rising and most unique talents in the world of bartending, Biancaniello crafts exciting new drinks based on farm-fresh, seasonal, organic ingredients. A complement to farm-to-table dining, his fresh take on cocktails is ushering in a new age of drinking: “farm-to-glass”, and with the addition of his foraging and gardening methods, “ground to glass.” Captured in gorgeous full-color photographs, the libations in Eat Your Drink are both aesthetically beautiful and delicious. Eat Your Drink explores cocktails that push boundaries though never-before-imagined flavor combinations. Following Biancaniello’s lead, you too can learn to blend alcohol and food together to create an elevated cocktail experience that requires you to savor, explore and . . . eat your drink.

Hawker Fare

Stories & Recipes from a Refugee Chef’s Isan Thai & Lao Roots
Author: James Syhabout,John Birdsall
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062656104
Category: Cooking
Page: 368
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From chef James Syhabout of two–Michelin-star restaurant Commis, an Asian-American cookbook like no other—simple recipes for cooking home-style Thai and Lao dishes James Syhabout’s hugely popular Hawker Fare restaurant in San Francisco is the product of his unique family history and diverse career experience. Born into two distinct but related Asian cultures—from his mother’s ancestral village in Isan, Thailand’s northeast region, and his father’s home in Pakse, Laos—he and his family landed in Oakland in 1981 in a community of other refugees from the Vietnam War. Syhabout at first turned away from the food of his heritage to work in Europe and become a classically trained chef. After the success of Commis, his fine dining restaurant and the only Michelin-starred eatery in Oakland, Syhabout realized something was missing—and that something was Hawker Fare, and cooking the food of his childhood. The Hawker Fare cookbook immortalizes these widely beloved dishes, which are inspired by the open-air “hawker” markets of Thailand and Laos as well as the fine-dining sensibilities of James’s career beginnings. Each chapter opens with stories from Syhabout’s roving career, starting with his mother’s work as a line cook in Oakland, and moving into the turning point of his culinary life, including his travels as an adult in his parents’ homelands. From building a pantry with sauces and oils, to making staples like sticky rice and padaek, to Syhabout’s recipe for instant ramen noodles with poached egg, Hawker Fare explores the many dimensions of this singular chef’s cooking and ethos on ingredients, family, and eating well. This cookbook offers a new definition of what it means to be making food in America, in the full and vibrant colors of Thailand, Laos, and California.

The Little Book of Brunch


Author: Sophie Missing,Caroline Craig
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473547075
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
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Eggs, avocado, bacon, bagels – the roll-call of delicious ingredients shows why brunch is by far the best meal of the day. The Little Book of Brunch features a selection of the world's best ever brunch recipes, ranging from Middle Eastern Shakshuka to traditional English Savouries, from simple Baked Eggs to indulgent Brioche French Toast. Whether you're in the mood to make something sweet or savoury, speedy or slow, these easy and adaptable recipes are everything a meal should be, whatever the time of day.

Drink Pink

A Celebration of Rose
Author: Victoria James,Lyle Railsback
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062676210
Category: Cooking
Page: 96
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Discover one of the most popular yet misunderstood wines—rosé—in this full-color guide and history from an award-winning sommelier, filled with advice on which producers to try, fun information on how it’s made, and a collection of recipes to wet your whistle and whet the taste buds. For years, rosé has struggled to achieve a serious place at the dinner table. Overshadowed by low-quality pink wines, rosé’s reputation and style diminished. But within the past five years, Americans have begun to rediscover the vintage’s myriad pleasures. In this enchanting book, author, sommelier, and restaurant-professional Victoria James offers a spirited look at where rosé comes from and how it’s made, and provides expert insight on what bottles to try (and what bottles to absolutely avoid). She also provides easy traditional and seasonal recipes using this versatile, flavorful wine. Combining delightful stories with whimsical and clever illustrations, Drink Pink is a clever, captivating, and unpretentious look at rosé for novices and connoisseurs and alike. Get in the pink with Drink Pink!

Lulu Powers Food to Flowers

Simple, Stylish Food for Easy Entertaining
Author: Lulu Powers,Laura Holmes Haddad
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061987867
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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From Lulu Powers, one of Los Angeles’s premier caterers and event planners, comes a lively, lushly photographed, full-color cookbook featuring 175 recipes and inspired party-planning tips. Lulu Powers Food to Flowers offers simple, stylish food for easy entertaining—invaluable steps to the perfect party or gathering, from a Coffee and Newspaper Party to a Retro Game Night to a Big City Cocktail Party.