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Cooking with Nora: Seasonal Menus from Restaurant Nora - Healthy, Light, Balanced, and Simple Food with Organic Ingredients Hardcover – April 23, 1996


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At Restaurant Nora in Washington, D.C., Pouillon serves simple, sophisticated food featuring the finest seasonal, local, organic ingredients. Here, she offers 20 of her four-course menus. Not for the beginner, experienced cooks can comfortably turn out dishes like Indonesian Quail Sate or Sea Scallops in Black Sesame Crust. Pouillon also guides you through presenting the food artfully, with handsome color photos to help.

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Nora Pouillon, the Viennese owner of two popular Beltway eateries, shares her culinary philosophy and know-how in a cookbook comprised of the most popular recipes from her flagship enterprise, Restaurant Nora, in business since 1979. (Asia Nora, a recent arrival, serves fusion cuisine.) Serving healthy, light food elegantly prepared from organically grown meat and vegetables, Nora provides four-course mix-and-match meals built on seasonal availability, wine recommendations, helpful cooking suggestions and "assembly" tips to ensure proper presentation. Dishes range from traditional (Grilled Lamb Chops) to moderate stretches (Leg of Lamb Roast with Rosemary Sauce, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Sugar Snaps) to out-and-out trendy (Jewell Yam Vichyssoise with Chive Flowers), and from the easy-to-fix (Peaches in Red Wine with Mint) to demanding (Chicken Breast with Couscous-Eggplant-Goat Cheese Stuffing, Moroccan Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti Squash, Red Chard and Green Beans-a single entree!). While not a meal-planning method for everyday eating, Nora's inventive approach and her enthusiasm will appeal to those who want to recreate the drama and panache of an expensive night eating out.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Random House, Inc.; First Edition edition (April 23, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517200104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517200100
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #324,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 28, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I have a whole collection of cookbooks, many of which have only given me one or two good recipes. This book, however is in a class by itself: I can honestly say I've never made anything from this book that wasn't a total success, earning rave reviews from my dinner guests. It has provided me with half a dozen menus that have become standbys in my repertoire for entertaining. I simply can't praise it enough to do it justice.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 25, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I received this cookbook as a gift when I was unable to attend Nora's restaurant due to illness. I may have missed one excellent meal, but I have been rewarded with countless fabulous meals prepared in my own kitchen using the well-formulated, easy-to-follow recipes in this book.
Nora's recipes, her suggestions for variations, and her insistence upon fine ingredients make this one of the most frequently utilized cookbooks on my shelf.
My only complaint is that the index and cross-references were improperly compiled by the publisher, sometimes causing a minor nusiance.
I hope that they come out with a new (corrected) edition, because I would love to give it as a gift, and hope that others can enjoy the delicious recipes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Food and Wine Diva on July 11, 2013
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This book must have blown everyone's mind when it came out. Great recipes using only fresh ingredients and only a few ingredients. The recipes are clean and satisfying. Very well written. Keep in mind the date it came out....you've probably seen or cooked many of these recipes already....not knowing it was Nora who was responsible for introducing this type flavorful simplicity that awakened our palates. The more I reviewed it, the more I kept envisioning her passion of "farm to table" and "buy local, fresh and organic" if possible. Good book to have if you are a cookbook collector, but recipes have been around for a while....so there's not much new if you are looking to add to your cooking repertoire.
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