Synopses & Reviews
When it comes to hearty, satisfying snacks, one food rules the roostwings. Whether you're watching the big game or hanging out on the patio, serving a tapas meal or putting out cocktail party nibbles, you can't go wrong with these tender, flavorful chicken morsels.
Wings first took flight in Buffalo, where they were paired with hot sauce, celery, and blue cheese. But as Debbie Moose shows in this one-of-a-kind cookbook, there is more than one way to make wings soar. Inside, you'll find 65 terrific recipes and gorgeous color photographs that demonstrate just how deliciously versatile wings can be.
If you're a fledgling wings chef, Moose shows how easy it is to turn out perfect fried, baked, and grilled wingsand impress guests with easy-but-delicious recipes like Crispy Italian Fliers and Crunchy Lemon-Pepper Wings. If you like your wings hot and spicy, she shows you how to blast off with incendiary recipes ranging from Classic Buffalo Wings to Mole Ole, Tangy Thai Wings, and Vindaloo Vipers. And if you're looking for wings that are truly out of this world, try out exotic delights like Wings Go Coconutty, Chinese Five-Spice Chicks, and Ginger-Lime Wings with Rum Glaze.
Complete with recipes for sauces, dips, and salsas that can elevate plain wings into something extraordinary, Wings delivers everything you need to create the perfect party menu. So invite your friends, cook up some special wings, and watch the party take off.
"The best thing about wings is the taste. They pack more tender flavor into a smaller package than almost any other food. It's time for them to soar with flavors that let their goodness shine through. Grilling, roasting, and frying them at home will give you wings worthy of a championship ring. There are so many options that you'll start thinking of wings not just as a munchie but as cocktail party hors d'oeuvres or part of a meal of tapas-style little dishes. Step to the fowl line with any of these recipes and you'll be a winner."
When it comes to hearty, satisfying snacks, one food rules the roost?wings. This full-color cookbook gives you 65 terrific recipes that demonstrate just how deliciously versatile wings can be?from easy choices like Crunchy Lemon-Pepper Wings to incendiary Vindaloo Vipers and exotic Wings Go Coconutty. Watch your parties take off with wings like these!
About the Author
Debbie Moose is a freelance writer, cookbook author, and teacher of writing and cooking classes. Her monthly column “Sunday Dinner” has appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer since 1998. Her work has also appeared in Southern Living, and one of her essays was selected for the inaugural edition of Cornbread Nation 1: The Best of Southern Food Writing, compiled by the Southern Foodways Alliance. She is a former food editor of the Raleigh News & Observer. Moose grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with parents who tended such a large vegetable garden that they never had to buy canned vegetables or tomato sauce. There, Moose learned about the wonderful flavor of fresh ingredients. She earned her degree in journalism from The University of North Carolina and began working as a reporter, first for the Salisbury Post and then for the News & Observer. She combined her interests in food and writing as the editor of the News & Observers food section for seven years, during which time it was twice named best section in the U.S. for its circulation category by the Association of Food Journalists. Moose is now a national-award-winning freelance writer. She has also been recognized for her volunteer work at a Raleigh agency that assists victims of domestic violence, where she is a counselor. She has taught several cooking classes and writing workshops, and volunteers with a literacy organization to teach English as a second language. An ardent college basketball fan since childhood, Moose lives with her husband in Raleigh, North Carolina. Visit Debbies blog, Moose Munchies at DebbieMoose.com.
Table of Contents
The fundamentals of wing preparation, including things youll need to know to safely handle and cook the poultry. Its easy to cut up the wings yourself, and youll learn how here.
Even a rookie can make great wings with these recipes. Quick and simple rubs and marinades, using few ingredients, get the action moving. Look here for basic grilled, fried and roasted wings to which you can add your own embellishments.
3. Fire It Up.
Got that burning love? Satisfy it by bringing the heat of all kinds, from the hottest habanero to blazing black pepper, from Cajun spice to sizzling Mexican flavors. And, of course, the classic Buffalo Wings that started the madness.
4. Fly High.
Welcome to the big leagues. Wings jet around the world with these flavors. Try wings with a sassy Thai touch or the flavor of Chinese five spice. Youll find unusual sauces here, too, plus a few surprises.
5. Dressed to Thrill.
Sauces, Dips, Salsas, and a Few Surprises.