Thursday, August 7, 2014
Over the Counter #224
First up is Pies and Tarts: The Definitive Guide to Classic and Contemporary Favorites from the World's Premier Culinary College by The Culinary Institute of America and Kristina Petersen Migoya.
From the publisher, Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt:
"With easy-to-follow instructions, stunning photography, and more than 150 can’t-fail recipes, Pies and Tarts packs the expertise of America’s top cooking school into one comprehensive, must-have collection. Pies and Tarts features all the beloved classics you’ll want to make again and again—apple pie, lemon meringue pie, French-style fruit tarts, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie. But don’t stop there—you’ll want to try every outstanding recipe, including crowd-pleasers like Fudgy Walnut Brownie Pie and sophisticated new twists like Roasted Ginger Plum Tart. Mix and match the versatile crust recipes, and follow the suggested variations to play around with favorite ingredients or seasonal flavors. A chapter on savory dishes such as pot pies, empanadas, and quiches offers brilliant new options for entertaining or family dinners. Whether you’re an expert baker looking to perfect your craft or a novice seeking to master the basics, Pies and Tarts is sure to become one of your most treasured volumes."
Next up was Comfort Food Made Easy by Southern Living.
From the publisher, Oxmoor House:
"Family-favorite recipes with quick-and-easy shortcuts are the perfect way to put hearty, homestyle meals on the table-even when time is at a premium. This book offers busy home cooks comfort food dishes that are delicious, fast, and easy to prepare in 30 minutes or less. The chapters are organized by cooking methods-such as slow cooker, no-cook, pressure cooker, one-dish--and are rounded out with simple sides and desserts. Smart Shortcut tips from the Southern Living test kitchens help get meals on the table with ease, while With a Twist sidebars offer fresh and flavorful variations on traditional recipes."
Whether it's a slow-cooker favorite, a one-skillet meal, or a no-cook dinner-on-the-go--busy cooks can serve up down-home meals complete with all the cozy feelings that go with them-any day of the week."
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)