The sequence in which food has been served at meals has changed greatly over the centuries and has also varied from one country to another, a fact noted in virtually every culinary history. Most food writers have treated the more significant alterations as stand-alone events.
The warble voiced doyenne of television cookery became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule breaker as she touched off the food revolution that has gripped America for more than fifty years. In this biography, the Julia we know and love comes to life.
Robbins shares his dispatches from the frontlines of the food revolution: From his undercover investigations of feed lots and slaughterhouses, to the rise of food contamination, the slave trade behind chocolate and coffee, what he calls the sham of "Vitamin Water," and the effects of hormones on animals and animal products.
Learn to create plated desserts like a master, with recipes from the World and National Pastry Team Championships. Since its founding in 1999, the championship has grown into the United States' most prestigious pastry competition. Boyle presents the most spectacular dessert recipes from the first decade of the competition, and shows how you can recreate the same desserts in your own kitchen.
Purchasing for Chefs is a comprehensive yet concise treatment of the purchasing principles that teaches students and chefs the basic principles of how to purchase goods and services in order to run their businesses effectively. It contains sections on "Purchasing Technology" that explains purchasing lingo beyond the scope of the book as well as illustrating different tools used in purchasing. This book is written in a unique conversational style that makes purchasing an accessible subject.
Sugar: A bittersweet history offers a perceptive and provocative investigation of a commodity that most of us savor every day yet know little about. It reveals how sugar changed the nature of meals in the nineteenth-century, fueled the Industrial Revolution, and generated a brutal new form of slavery. Impressively researched and commandingly written, Sugar is as engaging as it is comprehensive.
Nothing is as irresistible or as delicious as homemade bread fresh from the oven. The comprehensive baking book that belongs on every kitchen shelf, the Bread Bible offers hundreds of inspiring recipes for everything from simple country loaves to waffles, muffins, and celebration breads for special occasions.
Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore's Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.
Curry is one of the most widely used—and misused—terms in the culinary lexicon. Outside of India, the word curry is often used as a catchall to describe any Indian dish or Indian food in general, yet Indians rarely use it to describe their own cuisine. Curry answers the question, “What is curry?” by giving a lively historical and descriptive account of a dish that has many incarnations.
Do you want to turn your passion for food into a career? Take a bite out of the food world with help from the experts in this first-of-its-kind What Color Is Your Parachute? for food related careers.Maybe you're considering culinary school, maybe you're about to graduate, or maybe you're looking for an exciting career change. How can you translate your zest for flavor into a satisfying profession? Should you become a chef or open a specialty foods shop, write cookbooks or try your hand at food styling? Culinary careers are as varied as they are fascinating-the only challenge is deciding which one is right for you.
Antarctica, the last place on Earth, is not famous for its cuisine. Yet it is famous for stories of heroic expeditions in which hunger was the one spice everyone carried. At the dawn of Antarctic cuisine, cooks improvised under inconceivable hardships, castaways ate seal blubber and penguin breasts while fantasizing about illustrious feasts, and men seeking the South Pole stretched their rations to the breaking point. Today, Antarctica's kitchens still wait for provisions at the far end of the planet's longest supply chain.
After thirty years of leading culinary tours throughout Mexico, Marilyn Tausend teams up with Mexican chef and regional cooking authority Ricardo Muñoz Zurita to describe how the cultures of many profoundly different peoples combined to produce the unmistakable flavors of Mexican food. Weaving engrossing personal narrative with a broad selection of recipes, the authors show how the culinary heritage of indigenous groups, Europeans, and Africans coalesced into one of the world’s most celebrated cuisines.
From the quiet simplicity of Myanmar’s rural towns to the bustle of modern day Yangon, this book captures the sights, sounds and flavors of a country that has until recent years, been isolated from the rest of the world. Best described as a mix of Chinese and Indian cuisines with a dose of Thai influence, Burmese cuisine is simple in its execution, yet delivers a complexity of tastes with the use of fish sauce, prawn paste, turmeric, tamarind, lemon grass, coriander, chillies and coconut milk.
Sam Leong is one of the most forward-thinking, talked about, celebrated and controversial chefs of his generation. This entertaining and often amusing account of Sam’s life and career examines his rise from troubled childhood to Modern Chinese culinary maestro and famed celebrity chef. Sam’s innovations and achievements are viewed through the lens of local and international gastronomy, in order to better understand his place in Singapore’s haute cuisine landscape.
The mere mention of soul food brings thoughts of greasy fare and clogged arteries. Bryant Terry offers recipes that leave out heavy salt and refined sugar, “bad” fats, and unhealthy cooking techniques, and leave in the down-home flavor. Vegan Soul Kitchen recipes use fresh, whole, high-quality, healthy ingredients and cooking methods with a focus on local, seasonal, sustainably raised food.