The New Food Lover s Companion Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

The New Food Lover s Companion

  • Author : Sharon Tyler Herbst
  • Publisher : Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 772
  • ISBN 10 : 0764112589

The New Food Lover s Companion Excerpt :

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide definitions of nearly six thousand terms related to food, drink, and cooking, and features a selection of reference appendices, including a pasta glossary, ingredient substitutes, and measurement equivalents.

The Deluxe Food Lover s Companion Book

The Deluxe Food Lover s Companion

  • Author : Ron Herbst
  • Publisher : B.E.S. Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 854
  • ISBN 10 : 0764167030

The Deluxe Food Lover s Companion Excerpt :

Offers more than seven thousand alphabetical entries providing information on all aspects of cooking and dining, including food preparation methods, cooking utensils, serving suggestions, ingredients, wines, and meat cuts.

Savoring Gotham Book

Savoring Gotham

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-11
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 760
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190263645

Savoring Gotham Excerpt :

When it comes to food, there has never been another city quite like New York. The Big Apple--a telling nickname--is the city of 50,000 eateries, of fish wriggling in Chinatown baskets, huge pastrami sandwiches on rye, fizzy egg creams, and frosted black and whites. It is home to possibly the densest concentration of ethnic and regional food establishments in the world, from German and Jewish delis to Greek diners, Brazilian steakhouses, Puerto Rican and Dominican bodegas, halal food carts, Irish pubs, Little Italy, and two Koreatowns (Flushing and Manhattan). This is the city where, if you choose to have Thai for dinner, you might also choose exactly which region of Thailand you wish to dine in. Savoring Gotham weaves the full tapestry of the city's rich gastronomy in nearly 570 accessible, informative A-to-Z entries. Written by nearly 180 of the most notable food experts-most of them New Yorkers--Savoring Gotham addresses the food, people, places, and institutions that have made New York cuisine so wildly diverse and immensely appealing. Reach only a little ways back into the city's ever-changing culinary kaleidoscope and discover automats, the precursor to fast food restaurants, where diners in a hurry dropped nickels into slots to unlock their premade meal of choice. Or travel to the nineteenth century, when oysters cost a few cents and were pulled by the bucketful from the Hudson River. Back then the city was one of the major centers of sugar refining, and of brewing, too--48 breweries once existed in Brooklyn alone, accounting for roughly 10% of all the beer brewed in the United States. Travel further back still and learn of the Native Americans who arrived in the area 5,000 years before New York was New York, and who planted the maize, squash, and beans that European and other settlers to the New World embraced centuries later. Savoring Gotham covers New York's culinary history, but also some of the most recognizable restaurants, eateries, and culinary persona

The Cheese Lover s Companion Book

The Cheese Lover s Companion

  • Author : Sharon T. Herbst
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062011558

The Cheese Lover s Companion Excerpt :

While there are hundred of cheese books available, most are large, weighty tomes with cheeses arranged by country, which means readers have to know where the cheese is from or search through a confusing index to find it. THE CHEESE LOVER'S COMPANION is the most comprehensive, indispensable, user–friendly A–to–Z guide that includes everything about cheese. Included are entries from Asiago to Zamorano; cheese terminology; information on how cheese is made along with tips for pairing cheese with wine and beer. The small, handy format makes it easy to take the book along when choosing and buying cheese.

The New Wine Lover s Companion Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The New Wine Lover s Companion

  • Author : Ron Herbst
  • Publisher : Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 667
  • ISBN 10 : 0764120034

The New Wine Lover s Companion Excerpt :

The first edition of this popular wine reference was hailed by Jurgen Gothe of the Vancouver Sun as "the best new wine book in more than a decade." The New Wine Lover's Companion has been completely rewritten and updated to make it even better. No wine snobbery here. This book's style is relaxed and conversational, serving up information without intimidating its reader. Arranged alphabetically, nearly 4,000 entries include innumerable details on grape varieties; wine styles; wine-growing regions; wine label terms; winemaking techniques; how to buy, store, and serve wine; how to have a wine tasting; wine-testing terms; sizes and styles of glassware, wine bottles, and wine openers; ordering wine in a restaurant; opening and serving wine at home; temperatures for serving wine; and much more. This book is the only A-to-Z wine reference that offers phonetic pronunciations. It boasts a totally revised and expanded appendix enhanced with charts, line art, and sample labels. Praise for the previous edition came from many food and dining authorities: " invaluable, user-friendly reference. I learned something from the very first page I turned to, and keep learning as I keep turning." --William Rice, Food and Wine Columnist, Chicago Tribune . . . "A great reference! . . . excellent and accurate source for both wine professionals and those involved with wine purely for the love of it." --Jacques Pepin, cookbook author and TV chef

Bowls Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher : America's Test Kitchen
  • Release Date : 2019-12-17
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781945256974

Bowls Excerpt :

A healthy, customizable way to cook every day with 75 complete bowl recipes and mix-and-match bases, toppings, and sauces Want to cook healthier low-stress dinners, improve your lunch game, and find meals that can be prepped mostly in advance? Bowls are for you! The beauty of building a meal in a bowl is its versatility, and this book helps you compose 75 interesting bowls that incorporate a multitude of flavors and textures, from a Harvest Bowl to a Pork Mojo Quinoa Bowl, all while streamlining prep work to keep them casual and fun. Where to start? Choose your base--we've got chapters based on grains, noodles, greens, and broths--and then peruse options as diverse as Seared Tuna Poke Bowl, Green Fried Rice Bowl, Indian-Spiced Chicken Zoodle Bowl, and Vietnamese Beef Pho. Components within recipes are frequently interchangeable, so if you've got pre-cooked grains on hand, or a rotisserie chicken, you can easily swap these foods in. (Lunch tip: Most bowl components can also be made the day before and transported.) Feel like improvising? Turn to our Bowl Basics section which offers 100 components, from Quinoa Pilaf to Quick Pickled Carrot Ribbons. Our vibrant Beet Tzatziki sauce or crunchy Savory Seed Brittle might be just the ticket to transform your bowl improvisation into something special, and everything can be made in advance and stored. Looking to eat vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free? You'll find plenty of options here, plus full nutritional information for every recipe.

Southern Belly Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Southern Belly

  • Author : John T. Edge
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9781565125476

Southern Belly Excerpt :

Reveals the finest food found in restaurants in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, the Carolinas, Texas, Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Tennessee, in a volume that also includes recipes for the best in regional cuisine.

Ravenous Book
Score: 2.5
From 4 Ratings


  • Author : Dayna Macy
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1401930859

Ravenous Excerpt :

What should I eat? How much should I eat? What does it mean to be nourished? How can I, a food lover and lifelong overeater, learn to be satisfied? These are the questions Dayna Macy asks in her debut memoir, Ravenous. Like many of us, Macy has had a complicated relationship with food. In order to transform this relationship, Macy embarks on a year-long journey to uncover the origins of her food obsessions. From her childhood home in upstate New York, and back up the California coast, Macy travels across the country, meeting with farmers, food artisans, butchers, a Zen chef, a forager, a chocolatier, and others—to understand where her meals come from, why she craves certain foods, and what food means to her. She looks at how nostalgia is deeply embedded in food, and how the powerful forces of family and tradition shape our food choices. Rather than head straight for the diet manuals, she chooses to change her relationship with food from the inside out. She delves deeper into the spiritual underpinnings of eating, examines what it means to be satisfied, and ultimately forges her own path to balance and freedom.

The Food Lover s Guide to Wine Book

The Food Lover s Guide to Wine

  • Author : Karen Page
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2011-12-06
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316084062

The Food Lover s Guide to Wine Excerpt :

A wine book unlike any other, THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE offers a fresh perspective via the single aspect of wine most compelling to food lovers: flavor. At the heart of this indispensable reference, formatted like the authors' two previous bestsellers The Flavor Bible and What to Drink with What You Eat, is an encyclopedic A-to-Z guide profiling hundreds of different wines by their essential characteristics-from body and intensity to distinguishing flavors, from suggested serving temperatures and ideal food pairings to recommended producers (including many iconic examples). The book provides illuminating insights from dozens of America's best sommeliers via informative sidebars, charts and boxes, which complement the book's gorgeous four-color photography. Another groundbreaking work from two of the ultimate culinary insiders, this instant classic is the perfect gift book.!--EndFragment--

Long Way on a Little Book

Long Way on a Little

  • Author : Shannon Hayes
  • Publisher : Left to Write
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 0979439124

Long Way on a Little Excerpt :

Contains easy recipes for meats, poultry, and eggs along with a discussion on livestock and their role in a sustainable society.

The Food Lover s Guide to Paris Book

The Food Lover s Guide to Paris

  • Author : Patricia Wells
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0761114793

The Food Lover s Guide to Paris Excerpt :

An updated travel guide recommends more than 450 restaurants, cafes, tea shops, wine bars, markets, pasta shops, bakeries, cheese shops, and kitchenware stores in Paris and includes fifty French recipes and an expanded glossary. Original. Tour.

Ireland for Food Lovers Book

Ireland for Food Lovers

  • Author : Georgina Campbell
  • Publisher : Georgina Campbell's Guides Limited
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 190316429X

Ireland for Food Lovers Excerpt :

?Everything the food lover traveling in Ireland needs to know: an evocative, highly illustrated region-by-region guide, explaining where to find and buy the best local foods, where to eat themand how to cook them at home.

The Food Lover s Guide to France Book

The Food Lover s Guide to France

  • Author : Patricia Wells
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 559
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018916095

The Food Lover s Guide to France Excerpt :

Describes French restaurants and includes a variety of recipes

Life is Meals Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Life is Meals

  • Author : James Salter
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-10-09
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447254942

Life is Meals Excerpt :

From the award-winning author James Salter and his wife, Kay - amateur chefs and terrific hosts - here is a lively, beautifully illustrated food lover's companion. With an entry for each day of the year, Life Is Meals takes us from a Twelfth Night cake in January to a champagne dinner on New Year's Eve. This is a book rich with culinary wisdom, history, recipes, literary pleasures, and the authors' own stories of their triumphs - and catastrophes - in the kitchen. Entries include: The menu on the Titanic on the fatal night The seductiveness of a velvety Brie or the perfect martini How to decide whom to invite to a dinner party - and whom not to The greatest dinner ever given at the White House Where in Paris Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter had French onion soup at 4:00 a.m. How to cope with acts of god and man-made disasters in the kitchen Sophisticated, practical, opinionated and indispensable, Life Is Meals is a tribute to the glory of food and drink, and the joy of sharing them with others.

The Foodlover s Atlas of the World Book

The Foodlover s Atlas of the World

  • Author : Martha Rose Shulman
  • Publisher : Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1552975711

The Foodlover s Atlas of the World Excerpt :

A comprehensive guide offers young adults an in-depth review of the traditional food staples and seasonings found in each major country in the world, complete with hundreds of color photos, historical influences on food, festive foods, and more.