Synopses & Reviews
Millions of cooks the world over count on James McNair for delicious, reliable recipes. Now this best-selling author has collected his all-time favorites (updated, retested, and rewritten for today's busy and more health-conscious cook) in one definitive volume. With over 350 recipes, James McNair's Favorites offers abundant inspiration for entertaining as well as everyday good eating. Join McNair on a culinary journey that begins with scrumptious breakfasts, goes around the world for hot and hearty main dishes (plus vegetables, breads, and zippy condiments), and finishes delectably with a legion of sweets. In addition to terrific recipes, readers get the benefit of McNair's time-tested tips on such topics as making pasta, cooking grains of all types, and forming the perfect pie crust. Filled with innovative dishes and a colorful portfolio of McNair's award-winning food photography, James McNair's Favorites is destined to become a basic text for every 21st-century kitchen.
"James McNair is the king of the pretty little book....McNair is a culinary popularizer, not an explorer. He specializes in carefully written, workable recipes from a wide range of cuisines." Los Angeles Times
"These classics have been updated to reduce the fat without sacrificing the flavor....In addition to the recipes, McNair includes instructions on how to make pasta, cook all types of grains and form the perfect pie crust." Denver Post
"This well-crafted and handsomely designed book...is unquestionably the centerpiece of his cookbook offerings....Armed with Favorites, even novice cooks can create memorable meals, while more expert cooks will use the book as a springboard to other dishes." Sandra Granseth, Traditional Home
About the Author
James McNair is one of the world's most popular food writers, with over 30 cookbooks to his credit and more than 3 million copies in print. He is the recipient of the first International Association of Culinary Professionals Award of Excellence in Food Photography. Born at dinnertime on Thanksgiving Day, he has enjoyed a lifelong interest in food. James McNair divides his time between San Francisco and the north shore of Lake Tahoe in California.