A gorgeous, full-color illustrated cookbook and personal cultural history, filled with 100 mouthwatering recipes from around the world, that celebrates the culinary traditions of strong, empowering immigrant women and the remarkable diversity that is American food.
As a child of Italian immigrants, Anna Francese Gass grew up eating her mother’s Calabrian cooking. But when this professional cook realized she had no clue how to make her family’s beloved meatballs—a recipe that existed only in her mother’s memory—Anna embarked on a project to record and preserve her mother’s recipes for generations to come.
In addition to her recipes, Anna’s mother shared stories from her time in Italy that her daughter had never heard before, intriguing tales that whetted Anna’s appetite to learn more. Reaching out to her friends whose mothers were also immigrants, Anna began cooking with dozens of women who were eager to share their unique memories and the foods of their homelands.
In Heirloom Kitchen, Anna brings together the stories and dishes of forty-five strong, exceptional women, all immigrants to the United States, whose heirloom recipes have helped shape the landscape of American food. Organized by region, the 100 tantalizing recipes include: Magda’s Pork Adobo from the PhillippinesShari’s Fersenjoon, a walnut and pomegranate stew, from IranTina’s dumplings from Northern ChinaAnna’s mother’s Calabrian Meatballs from Southern Italy
In addition to the dishes, these women share their recollections of coming to America, stories of hardship and happiness that illuminate the power of food—how cooking became a comfort and a respite in a new land for these women, as well as a tether to their native cultural identities.
Accented with 175 photographs, including food shots, old family photographs, and ephemera of the cooks’ first years in America—such as Soon Sun’s recipe book pristinely handwritten in Korean or Bea’s cherished silver pitcher, a final gift from her own mother before leaving Serbia—Heirloom Kitchen is a testament to empowerment and strength, perseverance and inclusivity, and a warm and inspiring reminder that the story of immigrant food is, at its core, a story of American food.
BUON APPETITO: A Taste of Italy from Canal House Cooking is a collection of our favorite Italian-inspired recipes, the ones we cook for ourselves, our friends, and our families all throughout the year. From sumptuous antipasti like our eggplant caponata to fresh, flavorful main dishes like grilled lamb chops scottadito, these are the recipes that will make you want to forget about everything else and toast to la vita bella with loved ones. We are home cooks writing about home cooking for other home cooks. Our recipes are special enough for entertaining but simple enough for the novice and experienced cook alike. In this booklet we deliver something for every palate. We make flatbreads from scratch for smoky grilled pizzas and scour gardens and farmers’ markets for the best ingredients for rice salad, roasted onions agrodolce, and more. We pick the freshest figs, the sweetest strawberries, and the creamiest ricottas for simple, elegant desserts. Buon Appetito is an enticing taste of what is to come this year from the Canal House kitchen. We publish three volumes a year: Summer, Fall & Holiday, and Winter & Spring, each filled with delicious recipes for you from us. This year we dedicate each title to the robust, fresh flavors of Italy, and to dishes that will delight your palate and warm your hearts. Buon appetito! 23 delicious triple-tested recipes
The low FODMAP diet is increasingly recognised as the primary management strategy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), as it results in a significant reduction of symptoms in over 70% of people who try it.
However, cutting out FODMAPs (a group of short-chain carbohydrates which are frequently malabsorbed in the small intestine) can leave people at a loss as to how to eat well without using staples such as bread, pasta, dairy, onion and garlic.
This book changes all of that.
With 100 delicious recipes - including breakfasts such as Coconut and Mixed Seed Granola, healthy light bites like Prawn Rice Salad, and dinners that include Mexican Chicken Fajitas and Mediterranean Meatballs - you can find real relief and enjoy food once again.
'Low FODMAP eating can really help those with IBS. Think again if you believe it will be boring. The mouth-watering recipes in here will help you adjust to a way of life that can help you manage your symptoms.' Dr Nina Byrne
'I was told that stress caused my IBS, and I never thought anything could change the pain, wind, bloating, sickness and embarrassment. After years of suffering, now I can live without fear and pain. The Low FODMAP Diet is the solution.' Muna Nahab, Client
'Finding Low FODMAP changed my approach to what I eat. Having suffered with IBS for over 15 years, it's now under control and I have more energy and a healthier lifestyle as a result!' Aoife Mollin, Client
'I started the FODMAP diet after a year of having issues. Immediately it had a major impact on my life. I could eliminate food that were causing my symptoms while introducing new foods into my diet that I still enjoy today. I would highly recommend this diet to anyone. Stick with it and the benefits will last a life time!' Thomas Clarke, Client
A collection of globe-spanning recipes from the acclaimed chef and restaurateur. To Anita Lo, all cooking is fusion cooking. Whether it’s her slow-poached salmon, smoked paprika, spaetzle, and savoy cabbage from her restaurant Annisa, or the smoked chanterelles with sweet corn flan that led her to victory on Iron Chef America, Lo’s food can always be distinguished by its strong multicultural influence. Inspired by the flavors and textures she’s tasted throughout the world, she creates food that breaks down preconceived notions of what American food is and should be. In Cooking Without Borders, Lo offers more than one hundred 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, there’s no better time to enjoy these flavors at every meal, presented by one of our country’s most innovative chefs.
Martha Holmberg is uniquely equipped to bring crêpes into the home kitchen. Trained at the renowned La Varenne cooking school, she has been a food writer, editor, and cook in the United States, England, and France for the past two decades. Her lifelong love of this favorite food is apparent throughout this collection of 50 sweet and savory recipes, ranging from the simple and snacky Butter-Sugar-Lemon of her teenage years to the crepe cakes and cannelloni of an accomplished cook. Her encouraging instructions and master formulas produce beautiful crepes and tempting sauces and fillings that pay homage to the classics while also playing with ambitious and fascinating flavor combinations and ingredients.
Michael Chiarello's fans have watched him on Top Chef Masters, the Food Network, and PBS. He's an Emmy Award winner and award-winning author, with combined cookbook sales of over 400,000 copies. Chiarello returns to the kitchen with a cookbook inspired by the soulful Southern Italian-style menu at his new Napa Valley restaurant, Bottega. It's rich with more than 120 photographs that convey the Bottega experience and 100 amazing recipes for Southern Italian specialties, which, with signature Chiarello style, are designed for the home cook to have as much easy joy cooking as eating. Bottega is Michael Chiarello at his best.
“Heather’s enthusiasm for healthy living will inspire you . . . It’s hard not to fall in love with her fresh, vibrant, and accessible plant-based recipes” (Angela Liddon, New York Times–bestselling author of The Oh She Glows Cookbook). If you’re transitioning to a plant-based diet or you just want some ideas for preparing scrumptious veggie dishes, Heather Crosby provides a step-by-step guide to simply adding more delicious, health-boosting meals to your existing routine, whether you’re a meat-eater or a vegan. YumUniverse: Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free, Plant-Powerful, Whole-Food Lifestyle offers a creative collection of more than 150 crave-worthy recipes without meat, dairy, gluten, or soy. But this is more than just a cookbook—it’s a treasure chest that will help you build health-promoting habits and recipes of your own for a lifetime. As a former veggie-phobe, Heather knows firsthand how overwhelming yet rewarding the transition toward a plant-powerful diet can be, so she offers expert advice for folks seeking to adopt and maintain a whole-food approach to what they eat. Fans of YumUniverse, Heather’s inspirational food blog, and new readers alike will discover recipe goodness like her Fig & Caramelized Onion Tart and Almond-Cardamom Cream Chia Pudding with Fresh Berries, as well as divine desserts like Mexican Unfried Ice Cream and Chocolate & Salted Caramel Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting. A plant-powerful, gluten-free lifestyle is delicious and doable. So, say “goodbye” to the dieting roller coaster and embrace a long-term wellness adventure with tasty, healthy, plant-inspired cuisine. “While offering a cornucopia of outstanding recipes, YumUniverse offers a great deal more with an informed and informative commentary on why and how to live a plant-based dietary lifestyle.” —Midwest Book Review
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