Salmon: Everything You Need to Know + 45 Recipes

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Salmon is the third-most consumed seafood in North America, not only for its exceptional flavor and versatility, but for its undeniable health benefits. Rich in Omega-3s, it's a valuable protein source for those looking to eat healthier, consume less meat, or transitioning to a paleo or pescatarian diet. Salmon features 45 recipes showcasing the best ways to prepare this luscious, accessible fish. James Beard award-winning author Diane Morgan has crafted a go-to reference for home cooks who want to add more creative preparations of salmon to their repertoire. Each chapter highlights a different approach to cooking this incredibly versatile fish. Scandinavian-Style Salmon Gravlax is featured in the chapter, "Raw and Cured." Indian Spice-Rubbed Pan-Griddled Salmon is perfected in the chapter titled, "On the Stove Top." Techniques for cooking Whole Roasted Salmon with Lemon, Fennel, and Onion are detailed in the chapter, "In the Oven." And, of course, no salmon book would be complete without a chapter on grilling. That's included, too, whether you are cedar planking salmon or forming patties and grilling salmon burgers. Recipes include all savory meal occasions—appetizers, dinner, pizza, brunch, and more—providing inspiration for healthy eaters and fish lovers alike.

Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes

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Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes explores the exciting underworld of root vegetables. This go-to volume is both a comprehensive reference book and a cookbook of simple yet creative ways to prepare dozens of different root vegetables, the local ones and the global ones—from beets to malanga to potatoes to turmeric to wasabi. When you really dig into the book, you’ll find twenty-nine chapters, arranged alphabetically by vegetable. The building blocks that help you learn about and work with each root vegetable are presented at the beginning of each chapter. You will discover its history and lore, names and descriptions of some popular varieties, details on its nutritional value; tips on how to recognize what’s seasonally available and how to select the best; and information on storage to keep it fresh. In addition, I provide basic use and preparation techniques for each root, helping you appreciate the different ways it can be cooked and how to go about preparing it. And, beyond that, for each root there are recipes galore, showcasing the goodness and versatility of these subterranean beauties.

Gifts Cooks Love: Recipes for Giving

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From Orange Cardamom Marmalade and Salmon Gravlax to Rustic Rosemary Parmesan Crackers, Bollywood Coconut Curry Popcorn Seasoning, and Blueberry-Blackberry-Basil Margarita Puree, Gifts Cooks Love promises to be on the welcome end of any gift-giving occasion. Because making a handmade gift takes time—one of life’s most precious commodities—Gifts Cooks Love emphasizes that giving a handmade offering expresses something very personal. A homemade gift is a personal expression of thoughtfulness and lets friends know you care. The recipient of a handmade gift of food gets a bonus—a gift that nurtures, comforts, and warms the soul. In this beautifully presented book, Sur La Table and Diane Morgan offer something for every level of cook, providing accessible recipes delivered with helpful kitchen tips and ingredient notes, as well as guidance for artfully wrapping and presenting these edible gifts. Gorgeous full color photographs encourage and motivate creativity, while the 40 recipes inside Gifts Cooks Love are certain to please all palates any time of year, from the sweet-and-simple to the gourmet. Some of the techniques include preserving fruits, dehydrating fresh mushrooms, smoking and curing meat and fish, and creating spirited beverages. For the beginning cook, there are even simple-to-make no-cook food gift. And because tasteful treats deserve equally tasteful presentations, each delicious recipe comes with a beautiful packaging idea. With a few slices of art paper, colorful twists of ribbon, or quick strokes of a brush, Gifts Cooks Love ensures that your hand-made, gift-given items double as a homemade hug, reflective of you and how much you care.


Skinny Dips

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Love to eat dips but hate what it does to your hips? You’ll love Skinny Dips, a lip-smacking collection of party dips made with low-calorie and low-fat ingredients without sacrificing rich, robust flavors. Diane Morgan, author of Delicious Dips, brings you all the fun and flavorful dips you crave—with twists that make them healthy and guilt-free. For a party classic, serve the Skinny and Hot Artichoke Dip—so creamy, flavorful and loaded up with Parmesan your guests will never know it’s made with reduced-fat sour cream. For the lightest, crunchiest summer snack, whip up The Svelte Green Goddess Dip, using handfuls of fresh-clipped garden herbs, and eat it with crisp, fresh veggies. Minted Peach Salsa and Charred Tomatillo Guacamole bring exotic flavors to any fiesta, and your guests will be amazed by the big taste and low calories of Curried Pumpkin Hummus or Microbrew Cheddar Cheese Spread—but only if you reveal your secretly virtuous ingredients! Complete with nutrition facts for each recipe, party planning tips and do-ahead tips that make preparation a breeze, it’s time to throw away all the recipes you’ve clipped over the years and get yourself a copy of Skinny Dips. For any occasion, at any time of year, Skinny Dips has a recipe for a dip, dunk, spread, tapenade, hummus, or salsa that will have you coming back for more, loving it—and not feeling bad about it!


Delicious Dips

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Chips and Dips are always a party favorite, and Diane Morgan—the diva of dips and champion of chips—has created more than 50 recipes for your dipping and dunking pleasure. Scoop up classics with a twist like Baked Artichoke-Parmesan Dip. Grab a pita chip and dig into a bowl of warm and creamy Roasted Butternut Squash Dip wit Crème Fraîche. Head south of the border for a lip-buzzing salsa of pineapple and habañero chiles or a smoky guacamole flavored with roasted Anaheim chiles. On the sweet side, buttery bits of Toasted Pound Cake Crisps submerged into Caramel and Dark Rum Fondue will cause any guest to go weak in the knees. Let the party begin with Delicious Dips!


The New Thanksgiving Table

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An American Celebration of Family, Friends, and Food With so many diverse regions across this great country, it’s no surprise to find that the holiday menu changes significantly as you travel from New England to the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest. The New Thanksgiving Table gives you creative recipes for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner—wherever you live. This heartwarming cookbook covers the entire meal, including appetizers; soups and salads; main course; stuffings, casseroles, and biscuits; side dishes; desserts; and even leftovers.


The Thanksgiving Table: Recipes and Ideas to Create Your Own Holiday Tradition

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Thanksgiving celebrates family and tradition. But, for those preparing dinner for relatives and friends, it can be anything but a holiday. The Thanksgiving Table allows you to keep the day special, fun, and relaxing–without being chained to the stove. Diane has roasted hundreds of turkeys, made pan full after pan full of stuffing, and mountains of mashed potatoes in the course of teaching Thanksgiving cooking classes around the country. Her book offers handy menus and tips to help you organize your time and prepare many of the recipes in advance. In addition, don’t leave those vegetarians eating only side dishes; an entire chapter has been devoted to vegetarian entrees.


The Christmas Table

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Recipes and Crafts to Create Your Own Holiday Tradition
Whether you want to add to your own treasured family traditions or start new ones of your own, The Christmas Table takes you from the history and culture surrounding this favorite holiday, all the way to the dinner table with festive recipes that are sure to become your favorites. The Christmas Table serves up comfort and joy with its helpful ideas and recipes to simplify, organize, and plan your holiday feast.

Grill Every Day: 125 Fast-Track Recipes for Weeknights at the Grill

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Whoever started the rumor that grilling was reserved for weekend barbecues is in for a pleasant surprise! Diane’s newest cookbook is her second inspired grill book and is not only for barbecue lovers, but also for practical people who want quick, simple, and flavorful grilled meals throughout the week. With 125 delicious meat, vegetable, and dessert recipes, this essential grilling book will show you why your grill can put dinner on the table every night.


Dressed to Grill: Savvy Recipes for Girls Who Play with Fire

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Leave the all-day barbecue experiments to the guys. The grill game has a whole new look and flavor: sexy and sassy with a no-mistakin’-it brand of girlitude. Dressed to Grill is pegged to the driving forces of a girl’s life: romance and its opposite, bonding parties, everybody’s-feeling-fat-and-on-a-diet dinners, sugar urges and splurges, and cocktails and mocktails to satisfy the devil or angel within. Recipes include chitchat, dating tips, hand-holding on dishes you never learned from mom, and calorie-burning exercises between steps, even though you didn’t ask for them. It’s an ongoing dialogue, like cooking with a friend by your side.


Salmon: A Cookbook

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Author Diane Morgan loves salmon and it shows. From the deck of a commercial fishing boat in Cordova, Alaska to the fish farms on Scotland, Diane has traveled the world on a quest to find out everything there is to know about one of the world’s most delicious seafoods. Here is a website for purchasing wild Alaskan salmon online, plus salmon planks, etc: Vital Choice


Pizza: More than 60 Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pizza

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"Pizza….blew me away! This book could only have been co-written by a real-world, in the trenches, pizza man and pizza aficionado. This read rips down the veil of secrecy on how to make some of the best pizza in the world." - Big Dave Ostrander, The Pizza Doctor, an expert in the pizza industry


Cooking for the Week : Leisurely Weekend Cooking for Easy Weekday Meals

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Roast one chicken and you’ll have a delicious Sunday supper. Roast two, and you’ll be set to whip up a sesame-chicken salad or biscuit-topped chicken pie after work on Monday. Using a little planning and ingenuity, Cooking for the Week takes the “But-Mom-I’m-starving!” panic out of weeknight cooking. This book contains thirteen weekend menus with recipes that will feed four hungry people AND provide enough leftovers to build three or four more appetizing and varied weekday dinners.

The Basic Gourmet

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100 Foolproof Recipes and Essential Techniques for the Beginning Cook
Learning to cook can be like learning to ride a bicycle. Since kitchens don’t come with training wheels, lots of people skin their knees in the process of getting started. The Basic Gourmet comes to the rescue with a wealth of valuable tips and simple techniques that makes cooking both fun and productive. As authors and cooking school teachers we offer 100 foolproof recipes guaranteed to provide a trusted repertoire for the novice cook.

The Basic Gourmet Entertains: Foolproof Recipes and Manageable Menus for the Beginning Cook

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Foolproof Recipes and Manageable Menus for the Beginning Cook
First came the Basic Gourmet. As a beginning cook, you tried its recipes, had some success, built some confidence, and bingo! You want to share your exploits with family and friends. Now the challenge begins–it’s called entertaining. The Basic Gourmet Entertains comes to your aid with more than thirty manageable menus-over eighty foolproof recipes in all. Included are a wealth of valuable tips and simple techniques guaranteed to provide a trusted repertoire for the novice host.

Midnight Munchies: More Than 60 Quick-Fix Snacks

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More Than 60 Quick-Fix Snacks Beginning Cook
It’s Munchietime! Midnight Munchies is packed with snacks to satisfy any craving, any time! Looking to tempt your date inside for a nightcap? Try popping open a bottle of Champagne while you feed each other Sugar-Coated Grapes. Need to cram for tomorrow’s exam? Stay up late with an eye-opening, caffeine-fueled milkshake made with coffee ice cream and chocolate-covered espresso beans. Your tummy is rumbling and needs to be fed-now! Whip up a spicy tomato and cheese dip in no time flat. This book contains over 60 quick-fix snacks.

Very Entertaining: Menus for Special Occasions

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With the success, know-how, and experience of writing and publishing Entertaining People, four of the enthused cooking school teachers went on to write a second full-color, menu-based cookbook, Very Entertaining. For the cook wanting to focus on themed parties and holiday entertaining this book gives them twenty-one special occasion party menus.

Entertaining People: Menus from the Kitchen Kaboodle Cooking School

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Before Martha Stewart ever came on the scene, five enthusiastic cooking school teachers put together and published a beautiful menu-based cookbook full of ideas for casual entertaining. From a casual menu for a family gathering, to a quick Dinner in an Hour, and a crowd-pleasing Pasta Buffet, this book puts it all together for the cook that likes to entertain.