A review of Seeds of Change's Korma, Jalfrezi, Tikka Masala, and Madras curry Indian Simmer Sauces. Plus tasting notes, and where to buy this line of shelf-stable, organic, vegetarian, and kosher simmer sauces.
A review of Trader Joe's Precooked Organic Polenta, plus pros and cons of using precooked polenta vs making homemade polenta from scratch with cornmeal.
A review of 479° Popcorn's Madras Curry Coconut Cashew Popcorn. Plus, information about the artisanal popcorn line, including flavor details and buying information.
A review of Once Again Organic Cashew Butter, with cashew butter recipe suggestions and information on where to buy cashew butter online.
McNulty's 7 Fruit Chutney is one of the best chutneys you will find anywhere. Sweet and zingy with large chunks of fruit and gorgeous color. The fruit retains a nice crunchy texture.
Clare and Nevill Turner know about chutney. Clare grew up in East Africa and Nevill in England and they met in the Caribbean where they made chutney together. Their company is located in Washington, Virginia where they specialize in Southern-style chutneys which are sweeter and a little spicy. They go well with pork and chicken dishes.
Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page have created a masterpiece of culinary work with What to Drink with What you Eat. This book is destined to be the definitive guide to matching foods to beverages for many years to come, not only for consumers but also restaurant professionals. Anyone that calls himself a food lover must have this book.
Finally! Someone has written a kitchen-remodeling book that is based in reality. Dont get me wrong; I love reading remodeling books that create lavish kitchens with all the bells and whistles. However, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and putting an addition onto my house doesnt seem very sensible. Kitchens for the Rest of Us by Peter Lemos is a book for real people with modest remodeling goals and modest budgets.
Susanna Foo is the executive chef and owner of Susanna Foo Chinese Cuisine in Philadelphia. She has been called the greatest Chinese chef in America and responsible for elevating Chinese food to gourmet status. Susannas latest book, Susanna Foo Fresh Inspiration, is aptly named. She has indeed found fresh inspiration and has succeeded in communicating it beautifully to her readers.
The first line of Anthony Bourdains new cookbook reads, This is not a cookbook. Hmmm? Its full of recipes, it has the word cookbook in the title, and if you go to your local bookstore, youll probably find a copy in the cookbook section. It is indeed a cookbook, but more importantly, it is also an insight into how Bourdain thinks and acts as a chef.
The Arrows Cookbook is more than a collection of recipes. It is a celebration of food and the tradition of growing products for your own use. The idea of fresh, organic, locally grown foods is paramount to the authors conception of true cooking. Their cookbook reflects this in so much as the book contains a good amount of information on gardening and using products seasonally.
The true genius of Thomas Keller can only be experienced through his food. His passion, however, comes out clearly through the pages of his cookbook, The French Laundry. This cookbook is not just a collection of recipes, but the story of his life.
If the culinary world had a king, Jacques Pépin would be him. No one is more respected or more well known than Chef Pépin. Pépin has written numerous cookbooks throughout his illustrious career, but if I could own only one, Jacques Pépins Complete Techniques would be my first choice. Complete Techniques brings together Pépins two great passions: cooking and teaching. Whether you are an amateur home cook or a professional chef, no kitchen should be without this classic manual.
What if Julia Child had never introduced the American public to French cooking? Would the entire menu of a typical home today consist of frozen TV dinners and leftover casseroles? Would the culinary revolution of 1970s have ever occurred? Perhaps this bleak picture is a bit heavy to lay on the shoulders of one person. Without a doubt, however, Julia Child has had an enormous affect on how Americans eat.