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The New Basics Cookbookby Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins
Rosso and Lukins's New Basics is a fantastic overall cooking resource. I'm a bit of a cookbook nut, yet, of all the volumes on my shelves, this is the one that I regularly return to for ideas, guidance on the fundamentals (measurements, roasting time, flavor pairings, etc.), and the plethora of delicious recipes. In lieu of photos, there are detailed drawings that illustrate complicated steps or just add a little character to the page, all of which are a lovely complement to the easy-to-use layout and organization of the chapters. The New Basics gets high marks from this cook.
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It's the 1.8-million-copy bestselling cookbook that's become a modern-day classic. Beginning cooks will learn how to boil an egg. Experienced cooks will discover new ingredients and inspired approaches to familiar ones. Encyclopedic in scope, rich with recipes and techniques, and just plain fascinating to read, The New Basics Cookbook is the indispensable kitchen reference for all home cooks.
This is a basic cookbook that reflects today's kitchen, today's pantry, today's taste expectations. A whimsically illustrated 875-recipe labor of love, The New Basics features a light, fresh, vibrantly flavored style of American cooking that incorporates the best of new ingredients and cuisines from around the world.
Over 30 chapters include Fresh Beginnings; Pasta, Pizza, and Risotto; Soups; Salads; every kind of Vegetable; Seafood; The Chicken and the Egg; Grilling from Ribs to Surprise Paella; Grains; Beef; Lamb, Pork; Game; The Cheese Course, and Not Your Mother's Meatloaf. Not to mention 150 Desserts! Plus, tips, lore, menu ideas, at-a-glance charts, trade secrets, The Wine Dictionary, a Glossary of Cooking Terms, The Panic-Proof Kitchen, and much more.
Main Selection of the Better Homes and Gardens Family Book Service and the Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books.
"There are all sorts of dishes here, family favorites as well as company food, recipes that seem fresh and new but not, in general, overly trendy. An essential purchase." Library Journal
Designed to reflect changing tastes and preferences, as well as new kitchen and culinary styles, this 950-recipe cookbook covers all sorts of dishes, with tips on setting up shop, buying and storing food, and more.
THE CELEBRATION CONTINUES
875 Recipes — 33 Chapters — Illustrations Throughout — Microwave Miracles — Entertaining Tips — The Panic-Proof Kitchen — The New Basics Pantry — Glossary of Cooking and Wine Terms — At-a-Glance Charts: Meats; Fish; Herbs and Spices; Wild and Tame Mushrooms; Grains; Rice; Beans-And the Basic Basics from the Right Cut of Meat to How to Choose a Turnip
In one spectacular volume, Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins celebrate the tastes, ingredients, techniques, and dishes that comprise the best of our cuisine, in all its abundant pleasure and variety. Over 30 chapters include 875 recipes, techniques, charts and tips, microwave miracles, and illustrations.
THE CELEBRATION CONTINUES
875 Recipes-33 Chapters-Illustrations Throughout-Microwave Miracles-Entertaining Tips-The Panic-Proof Kitchen-The New Basics Pantry-Glossary of Cooking and Wine Terms-At-a-Glance Charts: Meats; Fish; Herbs and Spices; Wild and Tame Mushrooms; Grains; Rice; Beans-And the Basic Basics from the Right Cut of Meat to How to Choose a Turnip
About the Author
Julee Rosso Miller co-authored the Silver Palate in 1979, and wrote The Silver Palate Cookbookin 1982, followed by The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbookand The New Basics Cookbook. She also wrote Great Good Foodand Fresh Start, and with her husband runs the Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Sheila Lukins is one of America's best-known and best-loved food writers. She was cofounder of The Silver Palate take-out shop, which inspired a series of cookbooks and food products that changed the way we eat. She is the food editor of Parade magazine and lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
Preface: Our Next Chapter
Introduction: The Basics Become New
THE VEGETABLE PATCH
THE FISH MARKET
WHICH CAME FIRST?
FIRE UP THE GRILLING
THE MEAT MARKET
BREAD AND CHEESE PLEASE
AND EVERYTHING NICE
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