Proceeding with an enumeration of essential techniques and "strategic" ingredients (for example, buying high quality can help check calories as people tend to eat less when they eat better), Schneider then offers her innovative recipes. These run the gamut from "Fried" Artichokes with Crispy Garlic and Sage to Oven-Steamed Red Snapper with Fennel Leeks and Curry to Chocolate Chestnut Truffles (chestnut purée helps keep calories in check). Many of the recipes include variations and improvisations--a basic roasted vegetable formula, for example, also offers "tutorials" that encourage cooking freedom. Schneider also presents flavor-enhancing component recipes (such as that for roasted garlic), as well as tips, charts, and other useful information that further extend the book's usefulness. With a chapter on "flavor catalysts" like dry rubs and flavored oils; nutritional analysis; and mail-order and other resources listings, the fully color-photo-illustrated book is a sure thing for readers who want to eat healthily and well. --Arthur Boehm --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Every recipe I've tried from this book has been great.
The recipes include informative introductions, exceptionally helpful notes about ingredients, variations and extensions, and guidelines for advance preparation.
I love this book, and its definitely become one of my bibles, along with How to Cook Everything and (for my pressure cooker) Pressure Perfect.
I love this book, easy to read, no detail too small. The index is a little confusing though! A must have for any culinary library.Published 5 months ago by Robert
I have now had this book for 10 years, have tried many recipes from it, and consult it on occasion for ideas and techniques. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert J. Crawford
I call this my Idea Book. I love thumbing through this and using it as a base for creating meals from what's on hand. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Valerie
I absolutely love this cookbook. Sally Schneider creates creative, healthful and very delicious recipes and I would definitely recommend this book. Fast shipping appreciated.Published 16 months ago by M. Patterson
This is the first book I laid my hands on in a local library when I was discovering (for myself) about food. I have fallen in love with this book and food from this very book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Libby Lou
And I have more than 60 cookbooks. Great Mediterranean and healthy recipes.
This is always included in my wedding gifts with many compliments from receiving. Read more
I got this for Xmas and even though I haven't started using this book yet I can't wait to get started.Published on January 3, 2013 by J. Merz
Been making recipes consistently since the book arrived and I love every one of them. Her approach and the way she offers ideas for improvising are the best.Published on September 17, 2010 by Amazombie