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Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World by Carla Hall

Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World
Carla Hall (Author), Frances Janisch (Photographer), Genevieve Ko (Contributor)

For Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew, food is a wonderful way to forge connections with and between people. In her delicious new cookbook, Carla’s Comfort Foods, she finds inspiration by going around the world in search of the universal home-cooked flavors of comfort. Spinning standbys into distinctive new recipes, she combines the beloved flavors of home with the most delectable, enticing spices and tastes of international cuisine. Carla starts with your essential recipe for perfect all-American burgers; from there, you can choose to do them up Persian-style with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce, lime, and fragrant spices; or give them a Vietnamese twist with pickled veggies, scallions, ginger, and cilantro; or take your burgers to Morocco with gutsy spices, chiles, and feta cheese.

Full of Carla’s entertaining stories, the book shows how seasoning can transform any simple recipe. A comprehensive spice and flavor guide lets you chart your own course in the kitchen by turning your favorite go-to dish into a culinary trip around the world. In recipes that reflect her own vivacious personality, Carla takes you from Southern Chicken with Milk Gravy to West African Spicy- Sweet Chicken Stew; from German Double-Mustard Potato Salad to Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Beef Roast to Indian Chile, Pea, and Coconut Chutney; and from Southern Peach Cobbler to Greek Baklava. We all need an aromatic bowl of chicken soup from time to time; with Carla’s Comfort Foods, you can perk it up Italian-style with fresh basil and oregano; or have a taste of India with cilantro, curry, cumin, and turmeric; for a Caribbean treat, make it fragrant with lime, thyme, and cayenne pepper.

From Nashville to Naples to Nigeria, nothing gathers friends and family around the table like the flavors of home. Now you can hug your friends and family with Carla’s incredibly flavorful takes on creamy soups and noodles, fragrant stews and dumplings, and mouthwatering pastries, pies, and tarts. Join Carla for a delicious journey!

Back Home with the Neelys: Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to Yours

Back Home with the Neelys: Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to Yours
by Pat Neely (Author), Gina Neely (Author), Ann Volkwein (Author)

For Pat and Gina Neely the secret to a truly happy home is a lively mix of food and family. In their new book, the best-selling authors draw on their down-home roots and revisit the classic Southern recipes that have been passed down through generations. We’re drawn into the kitchens of their mothers and grandmothers and back to a time when produce was picked in the backyard garden and catfish was caught on afternoon fishing trips with Grandpa. In their signature style, Pat and Gina have taken the dishes they were raised on and updated them for today’s kitchens.

Inside you’ll find 100 recipes, including Small Batch Strawberry Jam (best when eaten with Easy Buttermilk and Cream Biscuits), Bourbon French Toast, Crunchy Fried Okra, Skillet Corn Bread, Grilled Succotash, Skillet Roasted Chicken, and Brunswick Stew (which combines a little of everything in your fridge).

Pat and Gina believe good food leads to good times and Back Home with the Neelys is sure to bring back fond memories of the tradition, history, and flavors that are present in every family.

Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry



Hardcover
April 8, 2014
Ten Speed Press
African, Caribbean, and southern food are all known and loved as vibrant and flavor-packed cuisines. In Afro-Vegan, renowned chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry reworks and remixes the favorite staples, ingredients, and classic dishes of the African Diaspora to present wholly new, creative culinary combinations that will amaze vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike.

Blending these colorful cuisines results in delicious recipes like Smashed Potatoes, Peas, and Corn with Chile-Garlic Oil, a recipe inspired by the Kenyan dish irio, and Cinnamon-Soaked Wheat Berry Salad with dried apricots, carrots, and almonds, which is based on a Moroccan tagine. Creamy Coconut-Cashew Soup with Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes pays homage to a popular Brazilian dish while incorporating classic Southern ingredients, and Crispy Teff and Grit Cakes with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peanuts combines the Ethiopian grain teff with stone-ground corn grits from the Deep South and North African zalook dip. There’s perfect potluck fare, such as the simple, warming, and intensely flavored Collard Greens and Cabbage with Lots of Garlic, and the Caribbean-inspired Cocoa Spice Cake with Crystallized Ginger and Coconut-Chocolate Ganache, plus a refreshing Roselle-Rooibos Drink that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

With more than 100 modern and delicious dishes that draw on Terry’s personal memories as well as the history of food that has traveled from the African continent, Afro-Vegan takes you on an international food journey. Accompanying the recipes are Terry’s insights about building community around food, along with suggested music tracks from around the world and book recommendations. For anyone interested in improving their well-being, Afro-Vegan‘s groundbreaking recipes offer innovative, plant-based global cuisine that is fresh, healthy, and forges a new direction in vegan cooking.

If You Wanna Get a Man, Learn How to Cook Book by R. Eric Hansen and Chef LisaPilar

How many times have you heard a woman say, “I can’t find a man”? A large number of single women are looking for love in all the wrong places. Some may already know how to cook, but are looking for the “how to” on getting a man to the table. Others may not have a clue about what to put in a pot in order to entice a man’s interest. Today’s younger women may not know how to cook, or may cook very little, and will be intrigued by the thought of getting a man through food — a concept they’ve probably never considered. We surveyed hundreds of men, both married and single, with the result that while being able to cook might seem traditionally old-fashioned, sometimes old-fashioned works!

If You Wanna Get a Man, Learn How to Cook Book focuses on the courtship process from the woman’s perspective, emphasizing the old-school adage of “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!” Filled with practical dating advice and recipes ranging from very simple to complex, this book speaks to a segment of society that is hungry for insight, information, and attention. Single women who want to learn how to cook to please a current man or to attract the attention and interest of a potential man. Single women who hope to enter into a committed relationship.

Most of today’s relationship cookbooks focus on sex or seduction through food. Sex and seduction are easy, and while sex is an important part of a relationship, if that is the singular objective going in, then the relationship may not last very long. If You Wanna Get a Man, Learn How to Cookbook is a refreshing take on the relationship/love-guide book because it focuses on the importance of building a healthy relationship based on trust, communication, understanding, and acceptance. If You Wanna Get a Man, Learn How to Cook Book is a how-to relationship book that will stand out because of its controversial and conversation-provoking approach, funny analogies, and yummy recipes. Not only will women want to read it to see just what we have to say about getting a man, but they will want to read it because it is funny, entertaining, and timely.

If You Wanna Get a Man, Learn How To Cook Book is set up as a series of menu offerings or stages in a relationship. Each “course” discusses an aspect of the courting process followed by recipes with sidebar notes and tips.

There are nine courses or chapters, and at the end of each chapter there is an intermezzo. The intermezzo is an Italian term for a palate-cleansing course, usually a sorbet, which is served during an elaborate meal. Our literary intermezzos provide snippets from various men and women who give their take on a woman cooking, or not cooking, for a man.

Make You Want To Smack Your…Lips by Brenda and Geneva Harrell

This is an easy to follow cookbook with the whole family in mind. Many recipes are from different countries and have become crowd pleasers. Mothers and Fathers may want to try out some recipes with their children to introduce them to the wonderful world of cooking!

A fast selling mother and daughter cookbook filled with wonderful recipes. A book that is filled with scratch family home cooked creations like: Jerk Chicken, “Millennium Potato Salad,” Shrimp Fried Rice, Seafood Lasagna, Spaghetti & meat, and Stuffed Cabbage, just to name a few that will make you want to smack your lips

The Get ‘Em Girls’ Guide to the Perfect Get-Together: Delicious Recipes to Delight Family and Friends

The Get ‘Em Girls’ Guide to the Perfect Get-Together: Delicious Recipes to Delight Family and Friends
by Shakara Bridgers, Jeniece Isley, Joan A Davis

Fireside
Available 05/05/09

For women with an appetite for life — the Get ‘Em Girls’ new cookbook is filled with recipes that will make every occasion one to savor!

Who is a Get ‘Em Girl? She’s a smart, savvy urban professional with a great job, loyal friends, and plenty of style. Still, the working world can really limit time with loved ones and the big city can get very lonely. But here’s a well-known fact: Cooking for special ones is more meaningful (and cheaper) than dining out. The Get ‘Em Girls’ Guide to the Perfect Get-Together will inspire you to round up those special people and show them just how much they matter!

Birthday, family reunion, picnic, baby shower, dinner party, holiday feast, or just poker night — whatever the occasion — The Get ‘Em Girls’ Guide to the Perfect Get-Together has you covered from tips on organizing to setting the mood for a party and more than 140 easy and delicious recipes, including:

– Maple Pecan Crumble French Toast Casserole for a Sunday brunch to impress your new sweetheart’s parents
– Lump crab salad tea sandwiches to add a delicious touch to a baby shower
– Spice-rubbed grilled tilapia for a fantastic family reunion-Beer-batter shrimp with spicy tartar sauce for a knockout fight night bash
– A sinfully good “Cocoa Cure Chocolate Martini” for an in-house cocktail party

And much more! With their trademark witty commentary and innate flair, the Get ‘Em Girls dish the secrets to creating mouthwatering, unforgettable meals that don’t require hours of planning, dicing, and fretting — short on prep time but long on taste. This guide to entertaining is a can’t-fail classic and a must-have in your kitchen!

Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry

Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine
by Bryant Terry

Available 03/02/09

The mere mention of soul food brings thoughts of greasy fare and clogged arteries. Bryant Terry offers recipes that leave out heavy salt and refined sugar, “bad” fats, and unhealthy cooking techniques, and leave in the down-home flavor. Vegan Soul Kitchen recipes use fresh, whole, high-quality, healthy ingredients and cooking methods with a focus on local, seasonal, sustainably raised food.Terry’s new recipes have been conceived through the prism of the African Diaspora – cutting, pasting, reworking, and remixing African, Caribbean, African-American, Native American, and European staples, cooking techniques, and distinctive dishes to create something familiar, comforting, and deliciously unique. Reinterpreting popular dishes from African and Caribbean countries as well as his favorite childhood dishes, Terry reinvents African-American and Southern cuisine – capitalizing on the complex flavors of the tradition, without the animal products.Includes recipes for: Double Mustard Greens & Roasted Yam Soup; Cajun-Creole-Spiced Tempeh Pieces with Creamy Grits; Caramelized Grapefruit, Avocado, and Watercress Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette; and Sweet Cornmeal-Coconut Butter Drop Biscuits.