Synopses & Reviews
The tradition of stew-making is as old as the invention of the first pot, so it is only natural that a piping-hot, rib-sticking stew is comforting in a very primal sort of way. In The Best Stews in the World, Cliff Wright takes cooks on a culinary voyage around the world to discover the favorite comfort foods of nearly 50 countries. These 300 recipes are the real deal: classic home food complete with culinary pedigrees. Here you can find authentic versions of Swedish Meatball Stew, Ossobuco alla Milanese, African Groundnut Stew, Irish Stew, Cuban Ropa Vieja, Coq au Vin, Maine Lobster Stew, Spicy Indian Vegetable Stew, and much more. The Best Stews in the World is organized by each recipe's predominant ingredient: beef; veal; pork; lamb; poultry, goat, and rabbit; mixed meats; fish and shellfish; and vegetables. The recipes are easy to follow, the techniques are straightforward, the narrative is rich with the history and tradition of each stew, and, most important, the rewards are plentiful and satisfying.
Where the best-selling Big Book of Casseroles brought bubbling cheese and golden bread crumbs, The Big Book of Soups and Stews brings succulent meats, tender vegetables, and creamy, savory goodness with 262 comforting recipes for soups, chowders, and stews. From a hot and hearty stew for a cold night to a cool, refreshing Vichyssoise for a sizzling afternoon, there's a recipe here for every occasion. Also included are nostalgic classics (like everyone's favorite Chicken Noodle Soup) as well as innovative new creations inspired by the cuisines of the world--from Thai Ginger Chicken to Mexican Seafood. With a wonderful selection of quick bread recipes and a crockpot full of tips and hints to help soup-makers hone their skills, The Big Book of Soups and Stews is the ultimate one-stop comfort food cookbook.
"The Big Book of Soups and Stews" brings succulent meats, tender vegetables, and creamy, savory goodness with 262 comforting recipes for soups, chowders, and stews. From a hot and hearty stew for a cold night to a cool, refreshing Vichyssoise for a sizzling afternoon, there's a recipe here for every occasion.
The Big Book of Soups and Stews contains 250 recipes for soup, stews, bisques, and chowders. There is something for everyone with chapters on beef soups, chicken, fish and shellfish, vegetarian, and cream soups. From classic to contemporary, these soups and stews reach around the globe with influences from Latin America, Asia, Europe, North Africa, and North America. After the success of the Big Book of Casseroles, it's pretty obvious that young and old alike love comfort food and what could be more nostalgic and heartwarming than Chicken Noodle Soup or a hearty beef stew? And with a chapter of tips and a glossary of unusual terms, the perfect soup or stew is right around the corner.
300 Satisfying One-Dish Dinners, from Chilis and Gumbos to Curries and Cassoulet
About the Author
Maryana Vollstedt is the author of several cookbooks, including the popular self-published What's for Dinner? series and Pacific Fresh. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.