Synopses & Reviews
To Anita Lo, all cooking is fusion cooking. Whether itand#8217;s her slow-poached salmon, smoked paprika, spaetzle, and savoy cabbage from annisa
, or the smoked chanterelles with sweet corn flan that trumped Mario Batali on Iron Chef America
, Anita Loand#8217;s food can always be distinguished by its strong multicultural influence. Inspired by the flavors and textures sheand#8217;s tasted throughout the world, Lo creates food that breaks down preconceived notions of what American food is and should be. In Cooking Without Borders
, she offers more than 100 recipes celebrating the best flavors from around the globe, including chapters on appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, and desserts. These recipes show home cooks everywhere how easy it is to think globally and prepare creative and delicious food. Now that we have greater access than ever before to ingredients from all corners of the world, thereand#8217;s no better time to enjoy these flavors at every meal, presented by one of our countryand#8217;s most innovative chefs.
Praise for Cooking Without Borders:
and#8220;Uncompromising, inspiring, and great to cook from.and#8221; and#8212;Beth Kracklauer, Saveur
"Anita Lo has continued her innovative, inspirational and creative approach to food in her new book Cooking Without Borders. I have been eating Anita's delicious dishes since the early 90s and have always been surprised, entranced and above all, pleased."and#160;
"Anita is one of the most natural and intuitive cooks I have ever met, and Cooking Without Borders captures her fascination with both the thoughtful and the delicious in a way that makes me want to cook every single recipe. This book is beautiful to read, to cook from and to look at, and is destined to live on the 'dog-eared pages shelf' of the cookbooks I use the most for true inspiration."
and#8220;The book features dishes and flavors that weand#8217;re excited to discover on a lazy Sunday when weand#8217;ve got some time to experiment in the kitchen.and#8221;
and#8212;Village Voice Fork in the Road blogand#160;
and#8220;Anita Lo is one of those rare chefs who has a way with blending the unexpected, making a name for herself through a style of cooking not dictated by boundaries, geographical, culinary, or otherwise. Loand#8217;s first cookbook, Cooking Without Borders, explores her one-of-a-kind approachand#8212;French technique applied to a global palette of ingredients.and#8221;and#160; and#8212;Serious Eats
and#8220;The book is a combination of recipes from her Michelin-starred restaurant, annisa, and recipes for the home cook. Each chapter is dedicated to a different source of inspiration, from her backyard to her mother, who was from Malaysia. Bonus: several photos of avid fisherwoman Lo armed with net and fishing poll by the ocean.and#8221;
and#8220;An extraordinary collection of recipes.and#8221; and#8212;Todayand#8217;s Diet and Nutrition
Samuelsson, author (The Soul of a New Cuisine; Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine) and co-owner/executive chef of New York City's Riingo and Aquavit, shares more than 300 recipes that attempt to define the unique amalgam of American cuisine. Samuelsson, who emigrated to the U.S. from Sweden, pays tribute to the mix of cultures that have shaped the American culinary landscape. His journey across the country showcases regional food along with the wide range of ethnic dishes that are so common today. From condiments, such as citrus mayonnaise and green salsa, and main dishes, such as Ivory salmon with jicama and ramp salad, to desserts, including rhubarb pudding and lemon-chocolate madeleines, Samuelsson highlights the breadth of our culinary diversity. In addition, he includes recipes for breakfast and brunch, breads and sandwiches, salads and snacks, small plates, soups and stews, holiday dishes and drinks. The result is an eclectic, appealing collection that showcases the richness of the American palate. From beef stir-fry with broccolini to lentil soup with pork and lamb meatballs or empanadas with peanut-mango sambal, Samuelsson takes the reader on a culinary journey unlike any other. 300 color photos. (Oct.) (Publishers Weekly, August 3, 2009)
From the winner of Top Chef Masters
An affectionate, thoroughly diverse tribute to the modern American table
"I'll introduce you to friends I've met along the way who have shared their foods, told me their stories and inspired me with their passion. With recipes that range from elaborate entrees to simple snacks, I give an overview of American food as I see it and, hopefully, will provide a primer to navigate through an array of international influences to bring a world of flavor into your own home."
In his bestselling The Soul of a New Cuisine, Marcus Samuelsson returned to the land of his birth to explore the continent's rich diversity of cultures and cuisines through recipes and stories from his travels in Africa. Now, in The New American Table, Samuelsson takes you on a journey of the inspired food of the United States, his beloved adopted country.
Acclaimed for the distinct and diverse cuisine he has created at Aquavit and Riingo, Samuelsson shares more than 300 recipes that embody the uniquely inclusive spirit of American cuisine, from high-end fare to street food; down-home Southern cooking to Southwestern flavors to Asian cuisines, and beyond.
In this new book, he explores the full spectrum of this regional American cooking that he has grown to love, meeting people along the way who have brought wonderful foods to their new home and to the receptive American people who have opened their minds and hearts to new foods and new cultures, including
- Green Salsa, to serve over shrimp or as a dip
- Breakfast Burritos
- Salmon Flatbread
- Tempura Crab Salad with Tamarind-Soy Vinaigrette
- Soy-Glazed Dumplings with Sweet Chile Sauce
- Chicken Sate with Baby Spinach and Garlic Feta Dip
- Turkey Meatloaf with Tomato-Spinach Sauce
- Beer-Braised Short Ribs
- Rustic Chocolate Tart
- Red Berry Cobbler
A true celebration of the culinary gifts that define The New American Table, this book is accompanied by stunning food and travel photographs documenting Samuelsson's journeys across America and his discovery of the flavors of a nation. Drawing on his own rich cultural heritage, he has created an exciting tribute to the wide range of cultural influences and culinary traditions that have shaped modern American cuisine. The New American Table presents Samuelsson's interpretation of the food that has evolved from these diverse traditions-a contemporary, original, and uniquely American cuisine.
Acclaimed for the distinct and diverse cuisine he has created at Aquavit and Riingo, Samuelsson shares more than 300 recipes that embody the uniquely inclusive spirit of American cuisine, from high-end fare to street food; down-home Southern cooking to Southwestern flavors to Asian cuisines and beyond.
When Marcus Samuelssonwho was born in Ethiopia and raised in Swedencame to the United States in 1991, it was supposed to be for just nine months. But the young chef was so invigorated, and so delighted, by the uniquely American collision of culinary influences that he decided to make this country his home. Samuelsson went on to open such acclaimed New York City restaurants as Aquavit, AQ Kafé, and Riingo.
As a James Beard Awardwinning chef, Samuelsson has traveled all over the United States, sampling everything from authentic Creole cooking in New Orleans to steaks in Kansas City and heirloom chilies in Arizona. In Texas, he found barbecue but also Czech cuisine. Detroit offered soul food and Lebanese food. Every-where he went, Samuelsson saw the vitality and variety immigration has brought to the American kitchen. In New American Table, he brings all these influences together.
This dazzling book offers more than 300 recipes that embody the uniquely inclusive spirit of American cuisine, from high-end fare to street food, down-home Southern cooking and spicy Southwestern flavors to Asian cuisines, and beyond. From Pad Thai and his wife's authentic Ethiopian Doro We't to a holiday ham reimagined with spicy tamarind glaze, each recipe
bears Samuelsson's unique genius for flavor and texture. Inside you'll find:
Tasty condiments like Grilled Tomato-Mint Salsa,Tamarind-Soy Vinaigrette, and Chunky BBQ Sauce
Tempting snacks like Empanadas with Peanut-Mango Sambal, Caraway Pretzels, and Spicy Dill Popcorn
Irresistible small plates, including Bay Scallops with Nori-Spiced Watermelon and Corn Pancakes with Chili-Covered Gravlax
Everyday dishes like Jerk-Spiced Catfish with Green Papaya Salad and My Mother's Spaghetti with Peas
Hearty fare like Braised Pork Roast with Grilled Chile Vinaigrette, Citrus Chicken with Couscous Stuffing and Slaw, and Lamb Stew with Dill Sauce and Roasted Parsley Root
Reinvented staples like Noodle Paella with Pistachio Aïoli and Israeli Couscous with Crab and Snow Peas
Luscious desserts, including Banana Bread Pudding with Hazelnut Kulfi and Rustic Chocolate Tart
Throughout the book, Samuelsson introduces you to friends he's met along the way who have shared their foods, told their stories, and inspired him with their passion. Recipes that range from simple snacks to desserts transform ingredients into thrilling, irresistible flavor combinations. Samuelsson's spirit of adventure is contagious, and through his inclusive, welcoming approach to cooking, these inspiring dishes bring a world of flavor right into your own kitchen.
A passionate tribute to the new American table
"I was born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, but there's a reason why I've chosen America as the place I want to live. With New American Table, I celebrate both the regional American cooking that I've grown to know and love, and the diverse ethnic-driven cuisine I've found in this country. As I share my experiences as an American immigrant, I pay tribute to all of the immigrant groups who have come here and shared their foods and traditions to create an exciting, thrilling, and wholly original cuisine."
About the Author
MARCUS SAMUELSSON is owner of Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny's Supper Club, and Street Bird. He is the author of Marcus Off Duty; The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef; The Soul of a New Cuisine, which won a 2007 James Beard Award for best international cookbook; The New American Table, and Aquavit. The winner of multiple James Beard Awards, he is the youngest chef ever to receive two three-star ratings from the New York Times. He frequently appears on Bravo's Top Chef and Chopped. Born in Ethiopia, he was raised by adoptive parents in Sweden before training in Europe and finally making Harlem his home, where he lives with his wife.
Table of Contents
CONDIMENTS, DIPS, AND SAUCES.
BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH.
BREADS AND SANDWICHES.
SOUPS AND STEWS.
FISH AND SEAFOOD.
POULTRY, MEAT, AND GAME.
DESSERTS AND DRINKS.