"The Joy of Cooking"
by Marion Rombauer Becker
Alright, next in line on your shelf...
the "Cook's Bible"...Your
mother and grandmother probably learned to cook from this
classic. An absolute must-have for any kitchen. Interesting reading
in general, it will painlessly turn you into an accomplished chef. A soulfood
"Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook"
A great all-around reference book for
your kitchen. Mine's broth-stained, flour-dusted and dog-eared. Yours will get that way, too,
as you'll use it often.. Thorough and informative, from how to stock
a great pantry and purchase needed cooking equipment, to selection
of the right piece of beef for Chateaubriand. Get the one
ring binder. A soulfood cookbooks review.
"The New Best Recipe", by the
Editors of Cook's Magazine
Awesome recipes from Cook's Illustrated's
Test Kitchen. They
set out to find "the best mac 'n cheese", "the best brownie", "the
best meatloaf"... you get the idea. With each recipe, they explain
all the different methods they tried til they came up with the
perfect one. A very popular cookbook, some of the recipes can
get a little complicated. But everything we've tried came out great,
first and every time. A soulfood cookbooks review.
"The Barefoot Contessa, Family Style",
-by Ina Garten
Sinfully delicious versions of honest,
straightforward food. This
cookbook teaches you to cook irresistible meals for warm family
meals, with a minimum of fuss. Who couldn't use a collection
wonderful recipes for comfort foods? A soulfood cookbooks review.
"Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals", Volume 1
"Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals", Volume 2
Rachael Ray is the Food Network Guru,
showing you how to presen great food from
your kitchen, in half an hour! She uses a lot of fresh ingredients,
cooked up healthy and delicious. Unpretentious recipes and meal
plans anyone would be proud to serve... for company or on trays
set in front of the TV. A soulfood cookbooks review.
"Gas Grill Gourmet", by A. Cort Sinnes
You gotta have it... a gas barbecue
grill. Once you've used one,
you won't go back to charcoal. Even a modest single burner will do
for tasty pesto chicken breasts or thick juicy pork chops pronto!
And if there's a man in the house, a gas grill is an absolute necessity.
This cookbook covers the basics, then gets adventurous. Versatile,
informative and user-friendly, the guide is useful for casual home
cooking and weekend entertaining. A soulfood cookbooks review.
"Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook" and
"Weight Watchers Make It In Minutes"
For those of you following the Weight Watchers Points weight-loss program, two official cookbooks to ease you on your way.
Losing weight is all about variety and balance. WW captures the
essence of healthy, wholesome eating with these recipe collections.
Included are low-fat cooking techniques as well as the basics of
the WW plan, tips and ideas for success. "Make it in Minutes" is
for the woman-on-the-go--- fast and easy cuisine that fits right in
with your new slenderizing lifestyle. Faster and cheaper than
take-out; deliciously healthy. A soulfood cookbooks review.
"InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook",
-by Martha Hopkins & Randall Lockridge
As delicious and sensuous to look at as
the dishes are to eat.
This book offers 85 heart-melting, passion-raising dishes,
presented in a visually luscious manner that will have you looking
at food in a whole new light. The dishes are striking and adventurous,
yet simple to prepare. Spectacular photography... gourmet recipes...
exotic and erotic...
"SOULFOOD" COOKBOOKS REVIEW
NOW FOR SOME
GOODIES FOR ADVENTUROUS
Soulfood cookbooks review...
Now, to continue your tour of our "soulfood" cookbooks review,
we include these fun volumes to round out your collection:
A Cookbook for Couples Cooking Together"
by Martha Cotton
What a great idea! Recipes are divided
into Chef Uno & Chef Due.
Split the cooking chores and create tantalizing, romantic meals
together. The meals are fancy and elegant, yet simple to do with
two pitching in. Uncork a chilled bottle of Chablis and let the fun
(*Note: we almost deleted this fun cookbook, as we could not find it cheaper
than $120, even used! It's just a little paperback, and we are intrigued as to
why it costs so darn much. We got it for $10 last year. So we decided to leave
it in here. Let's see what happens...)
"The Seduction Cookbook:
Culinary Creations for Lovers",
-by Diane Brown
The author explains that cooking and
seduction are arts that
involve the hand, the heart and the head. Both thrive on passion,
and this charming cookbook helps you intertwine the food and
love experience into one. The recipes are unusual and elegant, meant to inspire and seduce. Enjoy!
"SOULFOOD" COOKBOOKS REVIEW:
THE MENUS & MUSIC SERIES
Soulfood cookbooks review...
Sharon O'Connor is a musician, author,
and cook who combines her
love of music, food and travel in the "Menus & Music" series of
cookbooks. These elegant packages combine recipes from around
the world with beautiful music CDs appropriate to the theme.
What a lovely way to bring romance, and great cuisine, into your
home! They make an inspired gift, too.
"Dinners for Two", by Sharon O'Connor
The recipes are a little involved, but
gourmet cuisine is the result.
Recipes are from some of the finest country inns of North America.
Included is a lovely, soothing CD of classical music by the San
Francisco String Quartet. The perfect duo for unforgettable,
romantic meals together.
"Italian Intermezzo", by Sharon O'Connor
Extraordinary Italian feasts from 21 of
the finest chefs in Italy
and the U.S. Some of the recipes are lengthy, but also included
are simple traditional Italian meals. The accompanying CD by the
Pizzarelli-Peplowski Sextet is perfect, providing varied sounds of
Italy, from Neapolitan songs and opera to pop and movie songs.
Inspiring and delicioso!
"Bistro", by Sharon O'Connor
Gourmet recipes from some of Paris' most
coupled with a disc of tunes from Edith Piaf, Django Reinhardt and
George Gershwin, set a stylish and romantic Parisian mood. Classic
dishes capture the tastes of easy, old-fashioned French cooking.
"Tasting the Wine Country:
Recipes from Romantic Inns and Resorts",
-by Sharon O'Connor
Great food, wine and music combine to
create perfect getaways
right at home. There are over 100 recipes from classy country
inns and resorts throughout the wine country. Included is a joyful
music CD with classical, Bluegrass, Latin and jazz.. What a great