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Cooking On Purpose

Author: Diana Riley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781947054141
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How do you mix business with pleasure? In Cooking on Purpose, author and executive chef of The Kitchen Table Catering Company, Diana Riley, shares her secret: by persistently walking in one's God-given purpose. Having tried several times to give up her dream, Riley realized through valuable experience, challenging obstacles, and a supportive family that she was meant to cook, not only for herself, but for others. Now, Riley is sharing her gift of cooking with everyone as she walks us through her journey to becoming an entrepreneurial chef and discovering her divine purpose, while pairing each chapter with recipes to her delicious signature dishes. The encouragement and guidelines in these pages are essential for all aspiring chefs or anyone and everyone with a dream that they cannot give up.

My Grandmother S Chinese Kitchen

Author: Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440624612
Size: 80.93 MB
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Award-winning cookbook author and celebrated food expert Eileen Yin-Fei Lo learned how to cook from her talented grandmother. This inspiring and instructive book collects 100 recipes the author learned in her grandmother's kitchen, along with the life lessons, observations, and other gifts she hopes to pass on to readers and future generations. Cherished holiday recipes include steamed buns and fish congees for birthdays, vegetables prepared during the Lunar New Year, and rice dumplings made for the Dragon Boat Festival. All the essential techniques of the Chinese kitchen are represented, including stir-frying, steaming, roasting, stewing, braising, and more. A volume to cook from, to share, and to read as a memoir in its own right, My Grandmother's Chinese Kitchen celebrates a great culinary tradition by sharing family wisdom and timeless recipes.

The Commonsense Kitchen

Author: Tom Hudgens
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452100330
Size: 76.16 MB
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Every once in a while a cookbook comes along that is at once so useful and so spirited you can imagine it becoming a kitchen staple. The Commonsense Kitchen is such a book. And it's from an unusual source: one of the toughest colleges to get into in the United States, Deep Springs is an organic farm, school, and working cattle ranch in the high desert of the Sierra Nevada. This general cookbook has more than 500 recipes for delicious, honest staples and sassy regional specialties such as Red Chile Enchiladas and Mama Nell's Kentucky Bourbon Balls. What's more, this book features amazing food as well as lessons in life skills, from the proper way to wash dishes to how to make homemade soap. The Commonsense Kitchen is equally at home on the shelf of an urban foodie or a rural home cook.

Gumbo Love

Author: Lucy Buffett
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 1455566462
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A delicious love letter to the Gulf Coast's vibrant food culture. Since she was a young girl, Lucy Buffett has believed in the power of gumbo-the stirring, the transformation of the roux, the simple ingredients cooking up into something much better than just the sum of its parts. It's only fitting that she signs her name with "Gumbo Love" and that she makes a living feeding people the most delicious, soul-satisfying food. Her new cookbook, GUMBO LOVE, is a labor of love and includes recipes from all over the Gulf Coast. The dishes incorporate Caribbean, Cajun, Cuban, Mexican, Old Florida, and Creole influences. Lucy proves through her collection of recipes that the Gulf Coast has its own distinct flavors and traditions that make it a coastal destination year after year. And with some of the best seafood and produce the country has to offer, the Gulf Coast-beyond just New Orleans-has a vibrant cuisine and culture, making it a treasured culinary destination in its own right.Lucy combines over one hundred new recipes with old favorites. She lives by her mother's philosophy: "Life is short-eat dessert first," so the very first chapter is filled with delectable sweets like Classic Southern Pound Cake with Strawberries, Buttermilk Orange Chess Pie, and Salted Butterscotch Blondies. Since you can't live on dessert alone, you'll find Gulf Coast favorites from Tailgate Shrimp and Crab Dip to Lucy's Signature Summer Seafood Gumbo, and Crab and Corn Fritters, along with dozens of other seafood appetizers and main dishes. And if you tire of seafood, Lucy shares her family favorites like Daddy's Fried Chicken, Beer-Braised Beef Brisket, Southern Fried Creamed Corn, and Greens and Grits.Incorporating stories from Lucy's childhood growing up in Mobile, Alabama, adventures traveling the seas as a cook, time spent working as a chef in New Orleans, and her philosophy of relaxation, gratitude, and seizing the day, this cookbook entertains and inspires as it serves up recipe after recipe, each tastier than the last.

How To Cook Your Life

Author: Dogen
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834824329
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In the thirteenth century, Zen master Dogen—perhaps the most significant of all Japanese philosophers, and the founder of the Japanese Soto Zen sect—wrote a practical manual of Instructions for the Zen Cook. In drawing parallels between preparing meals for the Zen monastery and spiritual training, he reveals far more than simply the rules and manners of the Zen kitchen; he teaches us how to "cook," or refine our lives. In this volume Kosho Uchiyama Roshi undertakes the task of elucidating Dogen's text for the benefit of modern-day readers of Zen. Taken together, his translation and commentary truly constitute a "cookbook for life," one that shows us how to live with an unbiased mind in the midst of our workaday world.

Relish

Author: Lucy Knisley
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 1466827092
Size: 22.32 MB
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Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe—many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions. A welcome read for anyone who ever felt more passion for a sandwich than is strictly speaking proper, Relish is a graphic novel for our time: it invites the reader to celebrate food as a connection to our bodies and a connection to the earth, rather than an enemy, a compulsion, or a consumer product. A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013

The Accidental Chef

Author: Caroline Ishii
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522791812
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In this funny, frank, and tender memoir, much-loved Ottawa chef Caroline Ishii recounts how she opened the first vegan fine dining restaurant in Canada - and then, eventually, left it. Born in Toronto to Japanese parents, Caroline learns early to love humble food like daikon pickles and rich mushrooms. So when she decides years later to become a chef, a career switch that is part naïve and part completely inspired, it is early food memories that she mines for encouragement. What unfolds is unexpected and inspiring. Caroline holds vegan pop-up dinners that land an internationally syndicated documentary-reality television show, The Restaurant Adventures of Caroline and Dave, and garner wide support for her restaurant-to-be, ZenKitchen. Together with her community, she raises funds, guts and renovates a space in Ottawa's Chinatown, develops a menu, hires staff, passes inspections, and dodges cameras throughout it all. Part cookbook, part biography, part industry tell-all, each vignette in this memoir is framed as a food memory and accompanied by a recipe for simple, delicious, mostly plant-based fare. The Accidental Chef is a moving and honest account of one woman growing up and into herself. A series of short, compelling narratives traverse Canadian geographies (Vancouver Island, Toronto, Ottawa) as well as international locales from Caroline's yoga and food experiences: San Francisco, New York, and Massachusetts, her extensive travels in Japan, and her time spent as a relief worker in Russia and the Ukraine. This is a cosmopolitan story of the way that food defines memories, losses, accomplishments, and sense of self. Ishii's position as a Japanese-Canadian woman frames The Accidental Chef and lends freshness and insight to personal reflections on childhood, family life, education, entrepreneurship, and, of course, food culture. Sarah Brown, Former Editor, Ottawa Magazine Part memoir, part cookbook, The Accidental Chef is a beautifully crafted chronicle of Chef Caroline Ishii's life journey from rebellious Japanese-Canadian schoolgirl to celebrated vegan chef. Each chapter relates a pivotal moment in that voyage and ends with a recipe - a taste memory that serves as a touchstone Ishii identifies with a key mentor or major event from her past. In one chapter the author focuses on kokoro, a Japanese word used to describe something that comes from the heart. The Accidental Chef embodies kokoro - a generous guide and recipe journal offered with love. Peter Hum, Food Editor, Ottawa Citizen Caroline's life story confirms what you instinctively knew if you'd eaten her delicious and innovative vegan dishes - she's a positive, principled, thoughtful person who gives the best of herself for those around her, be they family, friends or customers. This is an uplifting read - and one you'll event want to cook from. Sachiko Okuda, National Association of Japanese Canadians, Ottawa Japanese Community Association Ishii's style is fresh, insightful and always genuine... the vegan-curious will learn how to create, in their own kitchens, some of Ishii's favourite dishes and desserts. Japanese Canadians will relate to the comfort of ochazuke. And all readers will be nourished, replenished, and motivated to boldly seek out the true flavours of their lives. Chef Brad Long, Chef-Owner, Café Belong at Evergreen Brick Works, and co-host of the Food Network's Restaurant Makeover I love the way Caroline shares deep, personal stories with a quick flit of words and, boom, there's a lesson and a path. I will be trying Caroline's recipes for exactly the reasons she writes about them: to share with my family, to make and eat them together. Jeff Brown, author of Soulshaping and An Uncommon Bond A heartfelt, helpful and healing book. Highly recommended!

Cooking Lessons

Author: Sherrie A. Inness
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742515741
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Meatloaf, fried chicken, Jell-O, cake because foods are so very common, we rarely think about them much in depth. The authors of Cooking Lessons however, believe that food is deserving of our critical scrutiny and that such analysis yields many important lessons about American society and its values. This book explores the relationship between food and gender. Contributors draw from diverse sources, both contemporary and historical, and look at women from various cultural backgrounds, including Hispanic, traditional southern White, and African American. Each chapter focuses on a certain food, teasing out its cultural meanings and showing its effect on women's identity and lives. For example, food has often offered women a traditional way to gain power and influence in their households and larger communities. For women without access to other forms of creative expression, preparing a superior cake or batch of fried chicken was a traditional way to display their talent in an acceptable venue. On the other hand, foods and the stereotypes attached to them have also been used to keep women (and men, too) from different races, ethnicities, and social classes in their place."