Synopses & Reviews
With over 200 recipes, informative sidebars, and full-color photographs, Cook Taste Savor will appeal to cooks everywhere who want to make their meals more vibrant. Whether it's Meyer lemons or mushrooms, Colorado lamb kebabs or green chile burgers, this book takes the reader step-by-step through sixteen signature ingredients used to accomplish this. Each chapter will open with a spectacular photo of the ingredient, then explain how to select and buy it, how to store it, which is the best season for preparing it, and the best ways to serve it. Some readers may use the book as a shopping guide at the farmers' market; some may use it as a source for entertaining or holiday ideas. Others will turn to it to learn a quick noodle soup for a weeknight or how to make an easy apple galette. With these sixteen ingredients -Apples, Artichokes, Avocadoes, Beans, Berries, Cheese, Chicken, Citrus, Crab, Dried Fruit, Lamb, Mushrooms, Onions, Nuts, and Tomatoes as well as six special features on Beer, Bread, Chocolate, Coffee, Olive oil, and wine - people everywhere can cook, taste, and savor their way to better meals every day.
About the Author
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Spokesperson Tori Ritchie is a native to San Francisco and has been writing about food and teaching cooking for over 20 years. She trained at Tante Marie's Cooking School, completing the 9-month professional course and apprenticing at Chez Panisse Café. For the past decade, she's been a featured host and guest of popular TV shows, from hosting 91 episodes of Ultimate Kitchens on Food Network to a 9-person cooking contest on the web called In the Kitchen with Tori Ritchie. She also made appearances on The Early Show in a series called the 5-Minute Cooking School with Hannah Storm. When she is not filming, she teaches at Rancho La Puerta, writes for magazines including Bon Appetit, and volunteers for Food Runners, a nonprofit that delivers food to the needy.