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Beef, Chicken and Fish Cookbooks

All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
by Molly Stevens

Braising--cooking food slowly and at low temperatures in a closed pot with a little liquid--produces deeply flavorful food. Molly Stevens's All About Braising is a definitive exploration of this soul-satisfying approach to food. With 125 simple recipes for braises of all kinds--from meat and poultry through seafood and vegetables, plus a thorough anatomy of technique (Stevens explores oven versus stovetop braising, for example)--the book will please cooks at every skill level. Most importantly, perhaps, it will send them to the kitchen to prepare enticing dishes such as Braised Endive with Prosciutto, Whole Chicken Braised with Pears and Rosemary, Duck Ragu with Pasta, and Veal Shoulder Braised with Figs & Sherry. Braises can also taste as good or better the next day, and Stevens supplies advice for second-day service. Included, too, is an "Opinionated Pantry" which, besides exploring relevant ingredients, expresses Stevens's ongoing commitment to using only the best and freshest available.
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Indoor! Grilling
by Steven Raichlen

Heat up the Foreman. Plug in your rotisserie! Make meals in your fireplace and start using that fancy range-top grill. In a marriage made in BBQ heaven, Steven Raichlen, America's grilling guru, brings his mastery of live-fire cooking to the world of indoor grilling. Now, neither snow nor rain nor gloom of apartment regulations will stay the cook from achieving spectacular grilled flavors.
In a contact grill (over 25% of American households own one, with 40 million Foremans alone sold since 1995), make Calgary Hot Wings; Pepper Jack Cheeseburgers with Slow-Burn Jalapeño; Moroccan Grilled Salmon; two dozen panini, cubanos, croque-monsieurs, and muffulettas; and Victory Chicken, the recipe that powered Steven Raichlen to his Iron Chef win. Expand the countertop rotisserie repertoire with Chinese Barbecued Spare Ribs, Leg of Lamb with Garlic Mint Wet Rub, Thai Thighs, and Maple and Cinnamon Spit-Roasted Sweet Potatoes. There are recipes for grill pans, indoor smokers, built-ins on upscale home ranges, and the most basic tool of all--the fireplace.
Sidebars show how to cook most recipes on alternative devices, and tips and techniques abound--how to turn a wok into an indoor smoker, brush bread with olive oil for true crisp-crusted panini, and pick the perfect "grilling" banana--to cook perfectly on a contact grill.
Indoors--it's the new outdoors.
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George Foreman's Indoor Grilling Made Easy : More Than 100 Simple, Healthy Ways to Feed Family and Friends
by George Foreman, Kathryn Kellinger

Here are more than 100 recipes that speak to the reason everyone buys the indoor grill in the first place: easy dishes filled with big, bold flavor for healthy food fast. From breakfast foods to snacks, entrées, side dishes, and even desserts made on the grill, this is food to satisfy the young, the not-so-young, and everyone in between. Most recipes are naturally lower in carbohydrates (after all, George is a carnivore of some note), but some have choice carbs to fuel heavy training days. In addition to the recipes, there are plenty of flavor-enhancing ideas -- marinades, spice rubs, and sauces -- for simple cuts of fish, beef, pork, and chicken. You'll also find insider info on how to make perfect grilled veggies every time. George Foreman's Indoor Grilling Made Easy even includes finger foods for a party and a Thanksgiving dinner made on the grill. Portions feed a family of four but can easily be ownsized for those living on their own (or doubled for Foreman-sized families).
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Bruce Aidells's Complete Book of Pork : A Guide to Buying, Storing, and Cooking the World's Favorite Meat
by Bruce Aidells

Long the world's favorite meat, pork has surged in popularity in American kitchens thanks in part to high-protein diets, but mostly because of its adaptability to just about every taste. Whether you like spicy Asian flavors, flavorful pan braises, or light and healthy grills, pork fills the bill. Now Bruce Aidells, America's leading meat expert, presents a guide to pork's endless versatility, with 160 international recipes and cooking and shopping tips.
This comprehensive collection contains everything cooks need to know about pork, including how to choose from the many cuts available, how to serve a crowd with ease, and how to ensure moist pork chops and succulent roasts every time. Aidells offers temperature charts for perfect grilling, roasting, and braising, as well as a landmark chapter with step-by-step instructions for home curing. With Bruce Aidells as your guide, you will be making your own bacon, salami, and breakfast sausages with ease. If you are looking to enhance everyday dining, there are recipes here for quick after-work meals, as well as dramatic centerpiece main courses that are sure to impress guests. Bruce Aidells's Complete Book of Pork is a matchless all-in-one guide that will become a kitchen classic.
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Williams-Sonoma Collection: Steak & Chop
by Denis Kelly

Juicy New York strip steak grilled to perfection and topped with blue cheese butter. Pan-roasted pork chops glazed with a zesty citrus sauce. Veal cutlets sautéeed with wild mushrooms and sherry. The most comforting of comfort food, steaks and chops are easy to prepare and quick to cook -- and their versatile nature allows them to be paired with a wonderful range of flavors.
William-Sonoma Steak & Chop offers more than 40 easy-to-follow recipes, including classic preparations and fresh new ideas. In these pages, you'll discover tempting options for every occasion, from cozy weeknight suppers and casual summer barbecues to festive dinner parties. This vivid, full-color recipe collection, appealing to both novice and expert cooks, will become an essential addition to your kitchen bookshelf.
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Lobel's Prime Cuts: The Best Meat and Poultry Recipes from America's Master Butchers
by Stanley Lobel, Mary Goodbody, Leon Lobel, Mark Lobel, Evan Lobel

From the nationally renowned Lobel's -- New York City's first family of butchers -- come 130 recipes revealing the secrets to getting the most from meat and poultry. These recipes serve up a wide range of cooking styles and flavors, from grilled steak with horseradish butter and braised ribs in ginger beer to spicy ground chicken kebabs and slow-roasted lamb in a pistachio crust. A chapter on game features delicious recipes for duck, quail, pheasant, rabbit, and venison -- meats that can now be found at most local gourmet markets. With clear descriptions of the different cuts of meat, the best knives and cooking equipment for the job, the importance of the proper cooking temperatures, plus simple freezing and meat safety tips, Lobel's Prime Cuts provides the last word on meat and poultry, from the folks who know it best.
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A Chicken in Every Pot: Global Recipes for the World's Most Popular Bird (Capital Lifestyles Books)
by Kate Heyhoe

Chicken is more than nourishment: it’s a comforting, homey and familiar food. Americans have always loved chicken, and with the current economic and emotional trends, American have more reasons to enjoy the thrifty but versatile chicken than ever before. The 150 recipes in this book take chicken around the world, with recipes that are simple to make yet exotic in flavor. Targeted at today’s busy but flavor-hungry consumer, this book also shows the current generation how to save money by cutting up a whole chicken and by deboning their own chicken breasts. The unique sidebars known as 'FlavorPrints: Blueprints for World Cuisines,' act as guides for developing impromptu dishes with international passports.
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The Smart Chicken and Fish Cookbook: Over 200 Delicious and Nutritious Recipes for Main Courses, Soups, and Salads (The Newmarket Jane Kinderlehrer Smart Food Series)
by Jane Kinderlehrer

Now collected in one value-priced paperback over 200 of Jane's inventive, delectable chicken and fish recipes for main courses, soups, and salads, all high-fiber, low-fat, low- or no-sugar, low sodium, and low cholesterol. For the first time, here are Jane Kinderlehrer's collected recipes and tips involving fowl and fish preparations, a companion to her Smart Baking Cookbook, with her recipes on muffins, cookies, biscuits, and breads.
Regarding fish, Jane writes: "Fish is a valentine for your heart and your can pleasure your palate, your waistline and your well-being." Her 101 fish recipes, involving 26 varieties of fin-fish, cover all ways of preparation—baking, broiling, poaching, grilling, smoking, and sautéing—including appetizers, salads, chowders, gumbos, and main courses. Also covered are the facts you need about fish safety, selection, menu planning, and caloric and nutritional analysis.
Regarding fowl, Jane writes: "Though chicken is always a smart choice, not all chicken dinners are smart...a chicken dinner is smart when it is low in fat, sodium, and calories and served with high fiber accompaniments." Her 101 poultry dishes, plus stuffings & accompaniments, can be roasted, sautéed, poached, grilled, baked, and stir fried. Recommended by Julia Child, the tasty poultry offerings include dozens of chicken, capon, turkey breast, pot pie, and stew selections, plus a glossary on terminology and helpful hints on stuffing, carving, storing, and freezing.
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Go Fish : Fresh Ideas for American Seafood
by Laurent Tourondel, Andrew Friedman

Go Fish delivers more than 100 seafood recipes infused with flavor, style, and simplicity. Melt-in-your-mouth appetizers, hearty chowders, perfect pastas and risottos, and aromatic main courses are matched with sides and desserts that complete the seafood-centered feast. Whether presenting vibrant adaptations of time-honored classics like New England Clam Chowder or bold signature dishes like Salmon Steak with Ginger Chili Glaze, Tourondel reveals how sophisticated seafood cuisine can be prepared with accessible ingredients and uncomplicated techniques.
Along with each main course, Tourondel provides a wine recommendation that perfectly accents the flavors and textures of the meal.
Complete with an overview of more than fifty varieties of American fish and shellfish, plus helpful shopping and preparation tips, Go Fish gives home cooks all the tools they need to create memorable meals for family and friends.
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