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Culinary: New Culinary Books available at MATC Library
The Flavor BibleWinner of the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe--it's knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs' combined experience in top restaurants across the country, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg present the definitive guide to creating "deliciousness" in any dish. Thousands of ingredient entries, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced, provide a treasure trove of spectacular flavor combinations. Readers will learn to work more intuitively and effectively with ingredients; experiment with temperature and texture; excite the nose and palate with herbs, spices, and other seasonings; and balance the sensual, emotional, and spiritual elements of an extraordinary meal.Seasoned with tips, anecdotes, and signature dishes from America's most imaginative chefs, THE FLAVOR BIBLE is an essentialnbsp;reference for every kitchen.
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Bound to the FireIn grocery store aisles and kitchens across the country, smiling images of "Aunt Jemima" and other historical and fictional black cooks can be found on various food products and in advertising. Although these images are sanitized and romanticized in American popular culture, they represent the untold stories of enslaved men and women who had a significant impact on the nation's culinary and hospitality traditions even as they were forced to prepare food for their oppressors. Kelley Fanto Deetz draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present a nuanced study of the lives of enslaved plantation cooks from colonial times through emancipation and beyond. She reveals how these men and women were literally "bound to the fire" as they lived and worked in the sweltering and often fetid conditions of plantation house kitchens. These highly skilled cooks drew upon skills and ingredients brought with them from their African homelands to create complex, labor-intensive dishes such as oyster stew, gumbo, and fried fish. However, their white owners overwhelmingly received the credit for their creations. Focusing on enslaved cooks at Virginia plantations including Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and George Washington's Mount Vernon, Deetz restores these forgotten figures to their rightful place in American and Southern history. Bound to the Fire not only uncovers their rich and complex stories and illuminates their role in plantation culture, but it celebrates their living legacy with the recipes that they created and passed down to future generations.
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Vegan Recipes from the Middle EastEnjoyment, hospitality, tradition, creativity, sustainability and joy of life ̶ these starting points were the inspiration for this book. The cooking of vegetables is treated with reverence in the lands that make up the rich and varied tapestry of the Middle East. The people depend on the grains and pulses, nuts, vegetables and fruits of the region for their daily food and Parvin Razavi has taken the fresh and varied cuisines of Iran, Armenia, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey to create a beautiful vegan cookbook. Whether as a main course or for the traditional mezze, this book contains dishes that blend natural culinary delights from the various food cultures and combines them with contemporary approaches. Here are warm and spicy stuffed vegetables, cool and fragrant soups, delicate preserves, pilafs, breads, pickles, relishes and pastries. The varied cuisines of the Middle East provide a wealth of vegan recipes. PARVIN RAZAVI was born in Iran and spent her early years at the Caspian Sea and in Tehran until their family emigrated to Europe. She had always been fascinated by her family kitchen and her culinary talent was valued for many years just among her circle of friends, before she made her passion into her profession. From then on, she wrote her own very successful foodblog 'thx4cooking' and began as an editor at Biorama, a magazine for a sustainable lifestyle.
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Hotbox by Matt Lee; Ted LeeMatt Lee and Ted Lee take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering, exposing the secrets of a food business few home cooks or restaurant chefs ever experience. Hotbox reveals the real-life drama behind cavernous event spaces and soaring white tents, where cooking conditions have more in common with a mobile army hospital than a restaurant. Known for their modern take on Southern cooking, the Lee brothers steeped themselves in the catering business for four years, learning the culture from the inside-out. It's a realm where you find eccentric characters, working in extreme conditions, who must produce magical events and instantly adapt when, for instance, the host's toast runs a half-hour too long, a hail storm erupts, or a rolling rack of hundreds of ice cream desserts goes wheels-up. Whether they're dashing through black-tie fundraisers, celebrity-spotting at a Hamptons cookout, or following a silverware crew at 3:00 a.m. in a warehouse in New Jersey, the Lee brothers guide you on a romp from the inner circle--the elite team of chefs using little more than their wits and Sterno to turn out lamb shanks for eight hundred--to the outer reaches of the industries that facilitate the most dazzling galas. You'll never attend a party--or entertain on your own--in the sameway after reading this book.
Call Number: 642.4 L477 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-09
The Secrets to Restaurant Management and Staff TrainingDo you ever feel that you are not fully appreciated? Are you always looking for a better work environment? Do you ever wonder what could be done to make a restaurant run more smoothly and efficiently? The answers lie with the actions of individuals. Schools only focus on culinary arts and other books on the technical aspects on how to perform certain tasks. This book will teach owners, managers, staff, and those who want to work in the industry, how to interact with each other; how to earn respect, trust and understanding; and how to work with each other as a team. It will show the importance of each suggestion and the reasons behind them. Hosts will learn how important their position is in the restaurant, how and why to better communicate with staff members, managers, and guests, how to use the counting system, and many other things. Servers will learn how they can improve their skills and learn new ones, how and why to become a team player, how to handle difficult customers and much more. This book will also demonstrate procedures and certain technical tricks, which will make everyone's job easier. When managers take care of the staff, the staff will take care of the guests, and the guests will always come back!
Call Number: 647.95 L948 2017
Food and Beverage Cost ControlThis fully updated sixth edition of Food and Beverage Cost Control provides students and managers with a wealth of comprehensive resources and the specific tools they need to keep costs low and profit margins high. In order for foodservice managers to control costs effectively, they must have a firm grasp of accounting, marketing, and legal issues, as well as an understanding of food and beverage sanitation, production, and service methods.
Call Number: 647.95 D692 2016
The Underground Culinary TourThe Underground Culinary Tour is a high-octane, behind-the-scenes narrative about how the restaurant industry, historically run by gut and intuition, is being transformed by the use of data. Sixteen years ago, entrepreneur Damian Mogavero brought together an unlikely mix of experts--chefs and code writers--to create a pioneering software company whose goal was to empower restaurateurs, through the use of data, to elevate and enhance the guest experience. Today, his data gathering programs are used by such renown chefs as Danny Meyer, Tom Colicchio, Daniel Boulud, Guy Fieri, Giada De Laurentiis, Gordon Ramsay, and countless others. Mogavero describes such restaurateurs as the New Guard, and their approach to their art and craft is radically different from that of their predecessors. By embracing data and adapting to the new trends of today's demanding consumers, these innovative chefs and owners do everything more nimbly and efficiently--from the recipes they create to the wines and craft beers they stock, from the presentations they choreograph to the customized training they give their servers, making restaurants more popular and profitable than ever before. Finally, Damian takes readers behind the scenes of his annual, invitation-only culinary tour for top chefs and industry CEOs, showing us how today's elite restaurants embrace new trends to create unforgettable meals and transform how we eat. From the glittering nightclubs of Las Vegas to a packed seasonal restaurant on the Long Island Sound, from Brennan's storied, family-run New Orleans dynasty to today's high-stakes celebrity chef palaces, The Underground Culinary Tour takes readers on an epicurean adventure they won't soon forget.
Call Number: 647.95 M696 2017
Probiotic Blends, Smoothies and moreRecent scientific research indicates that probiotics, or "good bacteria", can be used to increase general wellness. The interest of a wide audience regarding the influence of probiotics on our digestion and well-being has spread thanks to popular scientific publications such as Giulia Enders'Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ. Many foods that can be used in smoothies contain probiotics, such as miso, yogurt, or fermented milk, to name but a few. This book offers a wealth of recipes with probiotics and superfoods that will give your digestive system the nutrients it needs to optimize the way it functions.
Call Number: 641.875 M311 2017
Are You There God? It's Me, MargaritaLiterature, puns, and alcohol collide in this clever follow-up to Tequila Mockingbird, the world's bestselling cocktail recipes book. Tim Federle's Tequila Mockingbird has become one of the world's bestselling cocktail books and resonated with bartenders and book clubs everywhere. Now in this much anticipated follow-up, Are You There God? It's Me, Margarita, Federle has shaken up 49 all-new, all-delicious drink recipes paired with his trademark puns and clever commentary on more of history's most beloved books, as well as bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Cocktails include: Fifty Shades of Grey Goose The Handmaid's Ale Little Soused on the Prairie Tender Is the Nightcap A Room With Vermouth Go Get a Scotch, Man As I Lay Drinking and much more!
Call Number: 641.874 F293a 2018
Infused WaterWe know that we should be drinking at least eight glasses of water a day--that's a lot of water! People often substitute with coffee or tea, but do we really want all that extra caffeine and acid? Soft drinks have too many calories, and diet drinks are full of chemicals. The easy answer to staying healthy, hydrated, and happy is infused water. With no calories and delicious flavors, infused water will keep you hydrated throughout the day. Hydration is essential--more than half of your body is composed of water, and it is needed by every cell in your body to function properly. Yet, three-quarters of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Water balances the electrolytes in your body and helps to remove toxins, not to mention the multitude of positive effects it can have on your daily life, including: * Clearer skin * Increased metabolism * More energy * Reduced blood pressure and cholesterol Infused Water provides a simple and tasty way for you and your family to get your daily dose. Water infusers can be purchased at home, kitchen, or department stores for less than $25.00. Water can be infused with cucumber, strawberries, mint, coconut, and many other herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Each of these has unique properties that can provide you with benefits such as energy, balance, or detoxification. Imagine how much more productive, positive, and healthy you will be when properly hydrated!
Call Number: 641.875 T185 2017
How to Make CoffeeTo make any old cup of coffee, you simply need a pot, heat, ground coffee, and water. But you're not just anyone. You are a coffee aficionado, a determined, fearless seeker of the best java. And this is the guide for you. How to Make Coffee provides an in-depth look at the art and science behind the bean. Learn the anatomy of coffee; the chemistry of caffei≠ the best way to roast, grind, and brew the beans to their peak flav∨ and what gadgets you really need (versus what gadgets are for mere coffee dilettantes). With illustrated, step-by-step instructions, How to Make Coffee is for the person who doesn't want to settle for anything less than the perfect cup.
Call Number: 641.877 K554 2015
East Meets VeganA vibrant tour of Asia in 90 vegan recipes When Sasha Gill went vegan, she wasn't about to leave her family's home-cooked favorites behind. Pad thai without fish sauce? Curry without ghee? In East Meets Vegan, Sasha proves that Asian cooking can be plant-based--as well as easy, affordable, and delicious! Here are: Veganized favorites: Spring rolls, red bean pancakes, shiitake ramen, mango lassis Can't-believe-it's-vegan twists: Tandoori cauliflower "wings," pineapple fried rice, jackfruit biryani, "butter chicken," a sushi feast to feed a crowd Mix-and-match pairings: Combine leftovers for your own take on Asian fusion. Bursting with more than 100 sumptuous photographs, this is your passport to a culinary adventure--from the comfort of your kitchen.
Call Number: 641.595 G475 2019
Sauces reconsidered :Apres EscoffierSauces Reconsidered: Apr s Escoffier replaces the traditional French hierarchy of sauces with a modern version based on the sauces' physical properties. While it is not a traditional cookbook, it does include many recipes. Cooks need not slavishly follow them, however, as the recipes illustrate their underlying functions, helping cooks to successfully create their own sauces based on their newfound understanding of sauces' intrinsic properties. Gary Allen explores what makes a sauce the type of sauce it is, how it works, why it is specific to a particular cuisine, and how cooks can make it their own through an understanding of how the ingredients work together to create a sauce that enriches a dish and tantalizes the taste buds.
Call Number: 641.814 A425 2019
The Brisket ChroniclesGrill master Steven Raichlen shares more than 60 foolproof, mouthwatering recipes for preparing the tastiest, most versatile, and most beloved cut of meat in the world--outside on the grill, as well as in the kitchen. Take brisket to the next level: 'Cue it, grill it, smoke it, braise it, cure it, boil it--even bake it into chocolate chip cookies. Texas barbecued brisket is just the beginning: There's also Jamaican Jerk Brisket and Korean Grilled Brisket to savor. Old School Pastrami and Kung Pao Pastrami, a perfect Passover Brisket with Dried Fruits and Sweet Wine, even ground brisket--Jakes Double Brisket Cheeseburgers. In dozens of unbeatable tips, Raichlen shows you just how to handle, prep, and store your meat for maximum tenderness and flavor. Plus plenty more recipes that are pure comfort food, perfect for using up leftovers: Brisket Hash, Brisket Baked Beans, Bacon-Grilled Brisket Bites--or for real mind-blowing pleasure, Kettle Corn with Burnt Ends. And side dishes that are the perfect brisket accents, including slaws, salads, and sauces.
Call Number: 641.66 R149 2019
Gyoza - The Ultimate Dumpling CookbookWhether eaten in an exclusive restaurant or at a humble street stall, gyoza dumplings are the ultimate Asian comfort food. Dumplings are surprisingly easy to make once you learn a few basic techniques. Step-by-step instructions, photos, and helpful tips show you how to wrap dumplings like the "Gyoza King," Paradise Yamamoto, himself--even if it's your first try. This book contains 50 delicious dumpling recipes, including: Shiitake and Pork Potstickers Waygu Beef Dumplings Bacon and Egg Carbonara Dumplings Lamb Gyoza with Coriander Many more traditional and playful recipes (including dessert dumplings) With a wide array of shapes, fillings, and customizable options, these recipes are sure to please picky eaters and gyoza connoisseurs alike! Impress friends and family with these satisfying and easy-to-make morsels.
Call Number: 641.5952 Y195 2018
The Perfect CakeCakes are the ultimate all-occasion dessert. Whether you are looking for a party-worthy cake that's sure to bring smiles or a rustic treat for any time, America's Test Kitchen has the perfect recipe in this definitive guide to cake baking. The Perfect Cakeopens with a valuable chapter of mix-and-match layer cakes, frostings, and fillings, allowing anyone to find just the combination they're looking for. The following chapters traverse a range of styles, touching on easy crowd-pleasers, sky-high stunners, American classics, holiday cakes, charming minature cakes, and more. Rigorously tested to ensure the perfect outcome, these never-fail recipes will improve any baker's game, from White Cake Layers with an ultradowny crumb to a perfectly domed Pound Cake, a New York Cheesecake with a browned surface (and no cracks), and superlatively chocolaty Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes. Discover new techniques and flavors with a Blueberry Jam Cake frosted in a stunning ombre pattern, a sweet-salty Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake, and a naked-sided Blackberry-Lemon Mascarpone Cake. And as only the test kitchen can, we fill the book with insight on everything from batter mixing methods to slicing cakes into multiple even layers. The Table of Contents- Introduction Chapter 1- Build-a-Cake- Mix-and-Match Layers and Frostings Chapter 2- Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Mug Cakes, and More Chapter 3- Crowd-Pleasing Sheet Cakes Chapter 4- Sky-High Cakes Chapter 5- Elegant Cakes and Tortes Chapter 6- Great American Cakes Chapter 7- Celebrate! Holiday Cakes Chapter 8- Snack Cakes and Rustic Fruit Cakes Chapter 9- Pound Cakes, Bundt Cakes and Tube Cakes Chapter 10- Cool Down- Cheesecakes, Ice Cream, and Icebox
Call Number: 641.8653 P438 2018
A Year of Gingerbread HousesNothing's more enticing for any holiday or special occasion than an awesome, lusciously decorated gingerbread house. With designs for Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, and birthdays, these exquisite projects include a cottage, chalet, and two-story house. Options as customized windows, doors, chimneys, paths, trees, topiaries, and even lighting add to the charm. More than 200 helpful step-by-step process shots; informative sections on tools, techniques, and components; and patterns, piping templates, and tips on baking, assembling, and troubleshooting assure magical results.