With its irresistible recipes, gorgeous photographs, charming illustrations and narration by award-winning author Judith Choate, An American Family Cooks sets the table to which we all want to be invited. Join award-winning cookbook author Judith Choate in the kitchen and at the table as she and her family of foodies celebrate the new American home cooking. Within its beautifully photographed and delightfully illustrated pages, one will find a sophisticated, yet cook-friendly variety of recipes that meld influences from the fundamentals of traditional home cooking, classic follow-to-the-letter French techniques, contemporary California cuisine, exciting ethnic dishes, holiday classics and the most simple and satisfying of family meals.
An introduction from a veteran and much-published chef to the new American home cooking with a strong emphasis on organics and local and sustainable produce Modern, produce-centric, organic, recipesfrom French classics to California cuisine Fundamental generations-old recipes and techniques no home chef should be without stocks, stews, soups, pastries and cakes, canning and preserving Richly photographed by renowned food photographer, Steve Pool; charmingly illustrated by Stephen Kolyer. 324 full color photographs, and 15 illustrations. An American Family Cooks will be the Featured Selection for The Good Cook Bookclub s late September catalog (announce date 9813, in homes approximately 92513).
Table of Contents Some Thoughts About How We Cook Shopping, Ingredients, Supplies, and Techniques Drinks and Nibbles Chris Talks About Wine Making Hootch Cocktail Treats Grilled Red Devil Quail Olive Swirls Hummus Spicy Bean Dip Holy Guacamole Scallop Seviche Marinated Yogurt Cheese Just Everyday Meals Heirloom Tomato Salads Every Night Salad Octopus Salad Braised Baby Artichokes Boy Oh Boy! Bok Choy (Bok Choy Sauté and Bok Choy, Shiitakes, and Tofu) Champ The Chicken Pot Pie That Nana Made and We All Still Make Pepper Steak Beef Stew Stuffed Cabbage Moms Crook Neck Squash Chris Paella Roasting Chicken Chicken Meets Lemon Fried Chicken Favorite Chicken Chicken Under a Brick Braised Lamb Shanks with Green Olives Talking About Pork (Roast Loin with Garlic Scapes and Stuffed Pork Loin) Pork Scallopine with Arugula Salad Making Mole Fancy Dining Friday Still Means Fish Steves Every Night Shrimp Creole Dungeness Crab at Home Soft Shell Crabs Scallops with Roe and Fiddlehead Ferns Linguine with Clam Sauce Salmon with Curried Carrot Couscous and Green Purée Cod Cakes What Would We Do Without Pizza and Pasta? Pizza Correcto Risotto sample pages Nanas Potato Gnocchi Butternut Squash Ravioli Raw Tomato Sauce Meatballs and Spaghetti Pork in Milk Eggplant Parmigiana Braised Radicchio We Cant Forget the French Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Days Impromptu Soups Black Bean Soup Butternut Squash Soup Corn Chowder Talking About Sandwiches Really, Really Good Cheese Sandwiches Thin Yellow Boys Country Cooking Newsoms Country Ham Fried Green Tomatoes Corn Fritters Digging Ramps Waffles for Dinner Annies Brown Bread Looking Back Chris on Vinegar Pickled Asparagus Easy Pickles Making Old-Fashioned Relish Fresh Fig Relish Making Jams Making Sausage Boston Brown Bread Banana Bread with Canada Making Bread A Short Order Cook; Isnt Breakfast Great Salt-Buzz Breakfast with Biscuits Hash Browns Moms Waffles That We All Still Make Scotch Griddle Scones Laurels Oatmeal Scones Easy Cinnamon Rolls We All Love Dessert Chocolate Chess PieCake Devils Food Cake Pineapple Upside Down Cake Laurel Makes Everybodys Birthday Cake Lemon Meringue Pie Shaker Lemon Pie Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie and Some Others Apple Pizza Chocolate Chip Cookies Ginger Cookies Poached Pears Mickeys Big Birthday Easter Scotch Eggs Greek Easter Bread Uncle Kols Hors dOeuvres Mini Black Bean & Corn Empanadas, Spinach-Feta Phyllo Cups Mickeys Easter Dinner Menu Grilled Leg of Lamb au Jus and Chimmichurri; Potato Gratin; Orange-Cumin Carrots; Grilled Asparagus; Roasted Baby Artichokes; Pearl Onions and Cremini Mushrooms Thanksgiving Chris San Francisco All-Day Thanksgiving Champagne & Fried Eggs on Toasted Baguette with Shaved Truffles and a Drizzle of Honey; Iced Vodka & Caviar with Quail Eggs, Minced Red Onion, and Tiny Toasts; Traditional Turkey Dinner with All the Fixings Perfect Roast Turkey and Gravy My Stuffing Brussels Sprouts Cranberry Ice Easy Rolls, At Least I Think They Are Christmas Mickeys Christmas Dinner Pickled Oysters and Caviar; Gougres; Foie Gras Torchon with Quince Compote (Roasted Beet Salad for the Ladies); Lobster Bisque; Tournedos Rossini on Potato Galette; Tournéed Vegetables; Cheese Board with Grapes and Pears; Bche de Nol Making Fruitcakes for Christmas Giving Date-Nut Bread Cut-Out Sugar Cookies for Decorating My Never-Fail Fudge