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From the Ground Up: Hundreds of Amazing Recipes from Around the World for Ground Meats, Including Beef, Chicken, Pork, Seafood, and More

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ISBN13: 9780470571651
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Much like he did for his acclaimed The Bacon Cookbook, James Villas has set his sights on one of America's favorite foods — ground meat. In fact you could look in the refrigerator or freezer of just about any home in American and find a package or two of ground beef (or chicken or turkey), and who doesn’t have a favorite family recipe for hamburgers, meatloaf, or chilli? And yet as famously American as those recipes are, almost every cuisine of the world has loved recipes for ground meat, from Jamaican beef patties to Cuban picadillo to Mexican tacos to Greek moussaka.  Ground meats are usually the best-priced cuts at the supermarket, but even though this book should have great appeal during tough economic times like these, it's also likely to become perennial backlist seller as an amazing, international compendium of comfort food recipes.  The book will be both affordably priced and packed with 223 recipes for all kinds of ground meats, not just beef, including turkey, chicken, pork, lamb, and even seafood.  And because the book is written by James Villas, it will be impeccably researched and well written, with flawless recipes, history, and culture. And much like Villas’s The Glory of Southern Cooking and Pig: King of the Southern Table, this book is sure to be very favorably reviewed.

 

Synopsis:

A World Tour of Glorious Ground Meat Recipes with James Villas

No matter where you go, you'll find that the foods people love most tend to be straightforward, flavorful, and affordable. So it's no wonder that from country to country and continent to continent, many of the world's favorite comfort foods are based on simple, inexpensive ground meats. From the all-American hamburger to Curried Chicken Croquettes, from Greek Chopped Lamb Steaks to Scandinavian Jellied Veal Loaf, from Portuguese Gingered Codfish Balls to French Garlic Sausages, ground meat recipes are popular everywhere. In From the Ground Up, award-winning writer James Villas leads a guided tour of the globe's most delectable ground meat dishes, paying loving tribute to the variety and versatility of these underappreciated delights.

Inside, you'll find delicious ground meat recipes for canapés, soups, sides, sandwiches, casseroles, main dishes, sausages, and more:

  • French Duck Liver Terrine with Pistachios

  • Horseradish Shrimp Dip

  • California Lobster and Avocado Salad in Radicchio Cups

  • Shanghai Chicken Congee

  • Turkish Lamb Burgers

  • Scandinavian Meatballs with Dilled Sour Cream Sauce

  • Pennsylvania Dutch Scrapple

  • Norwegian Venison Croquettes

  • Southern Beef Pot Pie with Cheese Biscuit Crust

  • Crabmeat and Mushroom Soufflé

  • Roman Spaghetti Carbonara

  • Jamaican Chicken-Stuffed Plantains

  • Chiles Rellenos

  • Cajun Boudin Rouge

  • Spanish Chorizo-Stuffed Mushrooms

Synopsis:

A world tour of beloved ground meat recipes from award-winning author James Villas

Ground meats are easily affordable and amazingly versatile—and common in almost every cuisine. Ground beef, pork, poultry, and seafood are staple ingredients across continents and cultures, but they've rarely been given the respect they deserve.

With favorites like the classic American hamburger and steak tartare, croquettes and crab cakes, From the Ground Up collects 200 recipes that span the globe, all presented with the passion and style that make James Villas one of the world's most admired food writers. Here, he pays loving tribute to this underappreciated culinary wonder, letting it take its rightful seat at the head of the table. With delectable dishes from far and wide, this fantastic collection is stuffed with inspiration.

  • James Villas was the food and wine editor for Town & Country magazine for 27 years and is the author of Pig, The Bacon Cookbook, and The Glory of Southern Cooking
  • Features 200 ground meat recipes from all over the world, including British meat pies, Jamaican patties, and American meatloafs and chilis
  • The perfect cookbook for families, with affordable, tasty comfort foods galore

For home cooks looking for quick and delicious dinner solutions, From the Ground Up offers classic dishes the whole family will love.

About the Author

James Villas was the food and wine editor of Town & Country magazine for 27 years, and his work has also appeared in Food & Wine, Saveur, Gourmet, Bon Appétit, the New York Times, and many other publications. He is the author of 16 cookbooks and books about food, four of which have been nominated for a James Beard Award and one of which has won the award. He is also the author of Pig: King of the Southern Table, The Bacon Cookbook, and The Glory of Southern Cooking.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction xiii

An Inventory of Ground Meats, Poultry, and Seafood xiii

Fundamental Equipment for Home Grinding xx

Practical Information and Tips xxiii

Appetizers, Canapés, and Dips 1

Soups and Salads 49

Sandwiches and Turnovers 89

Patties, Balls, and Dumplings 129

Loaves, Croquettes, and Cakes 167

Pies, Quiches, and Soufflés 207

Casseroles and Pastas 245

Hashes and Chilies 277

Stuffed Dishes and Forcemeats 303

Sausage 343

Sauces 381

Acknowledgments 395

Index 397

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Denise Morland, October 31, 2011 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
From the Ground Up by James Villas features recipes using all kinds of ground or minced meats. If you are thinking this is a cookbook full of burgers and meatloaf think again! There are literally recipes from around the world including dumplings, turnovers, quiches and croquettes with a few comfortable favorites like chilis and meatballs through in. I was surprised by the number of fish and seafood recipes included. There are no pictures and the soft cover cookbook is pretty plain, but the recipes are easy to follow and he mentions substitutions making finding ingredients simpler. Below are the recipes I tried and what I thought of them.


Spanish Chorizo- Stuffed Mushrooms -
This is the best stuffed mushroom recipe I've tried! The salty, meaty sausage combined with the mushrooms make for an unami delight. This will become a regular appetizer at my parties.

Greek Lamb, Raisin, and Pine Nut Spanakopitas -
I liked the idea of this dish better than I liked the reality. The flavors didn't seem to go together very well and the phyllo was messy to work with. This is the one recipe I tried that I likely won't repeat.

Maryland Deviled Crab -
Very rich and not too spicy. This was a decadent way to start a fancy meal. I won't make this often, but when a need something rich and fancy to start, maybe New Years Eve, I'll make this again.

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes -
Easy, healthier and tastier than average sloppy joes. I made these for kids and they were gobbled up. This recipe is perfect for a weeknight supper.

Italian Proscuitto and Spinach Frittata -
This was my favorite recipe from this cookbook. Delicious flavor combination, quick and easy to make, and I would be happy to eat it breakfast, lunch or dinner!

This is a good cookbook for spicing up your regular routine!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780470571651
Author:
Villas, James
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Subject:
Culinary Arts & Techniques
Subject:
Meat
Subject:
james villas, james villas cookbook, james villas ground meat cookbook, ground meat cookbook, ground meat recipes, ground beef recipes, ground beef cookbook, comfort food cookbook, from the ground up, simple ground meat recipes
Subject:
Professional Cooking & Culinary Arts
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Meats
Subject:
Cooking and Food-International General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110922
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.13 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , A World Tour of Glorious Ground Meat Recipes with James Villas

No matter where you go, you'll find that the foods people love most tend to be straightforward, flavorful, and affordable. So it's no wonder that from country to country and continent to continent, many of the world's favorite comfort foods are based on simple, inexpensive ground meats. From the all-American hamburger to Curried Chicken Croquettes, from Greek Chopped Lamb Steaks to Scandinavian Jellied Veal Loaf, from Portuguese Gingered Codfish Balls to French Garlic Sausages, ground meat recipes are popular everywhere. In From the Ground Up, award-winning writer James Villas leads a guided tour of the globe's most delectable ground meat dishes, paying loving tribute to the variety and versatility of these underappreciated delights.

Inside, you'll find delicious ground meat recipes for canapés, soups, sides, sandwiches, casseroles, main dishes, sausages, and more:

  • French Duck Liver Terrine with Pistachios

  • Horseradish Shrimp Dip

  • California Lobster and Avocado Salad in Radicchio Cups

  • Shanghai Chicken Congee

  • Turkish Lamb Burgers

  • Scandinavian Meatballs with Dilled Sour Cream Sauce

  • Pennsylvania Dutch Scrapple

  • Norwegian Venison Croquettes

  • Southern Beef Pot Pie with Cheese Biscuit Crust

  • Crabmeat and Mushroom Soufflé

  • Roman Spaghetti Carbonara

  • Jamaican Chicken-Stuffed Plantains

  • Chiles Rellenos

  • Cajun Boudin Rouge

  • Spanish Chorizo-Stuffed Mushrooms

"Synopsis" by ,
A world tour of beloved ground meat recipes from award-winning author James Villas

Ground meats are easily affordable and amazingly versatile—and common in almost every cuisine. Ground beef, pork, poultry, and seafood are staple ingredients across continents and cultures, but they've rarely been given the respect they deserve.

With favorites like the classic American hamburger and steak tartare, croquettes and crab cakes, From the Ground Up collects 200 recipes that span the globe, all presented with the passion and style that make James Villas one of the world's most admired food writers. Here, he pays loving tribute to this underappreciated culinary wonder, letting it take its rightful seat at the head of the table. With delectable dishes from far and wide, this fantastic collection is stuffed with inspiration.

  • James Villas was the food and wine editor for Town & Country magazine for 27 years and is the author of Pig, The Bacon Cookbook, and The Glory of Southern Cooking
  • Features 200 ground meat recipes from all over the world, including British meat pies, Jamaican patties, and American meatloafs and chilis
  • The perfect cookbook for families, with affordable, tasty comfort foods galore

For home cooks looking for quick and delicious dinner solutions, From the Ground Up offers classic dishes the whole family will love.

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