A Guide to the Traverse City Area Craft Beer Scene is a 104 page full color guide to our local breweries with the intent of highlighting the people responsible for making our beer scene so awesome. It includes interviews with key players from 17 local breweries/taprooms, 3 hops and malt suppliers and fun activities (TC Brew Bus, Paddle for Pints, TC Cycle Pub, Pour for More) as well as general info and photos. Maps and check list also included. Fun book.
A baking pan gives you the opportunity to bake anything from luscious lasagna to a lively lemon torte. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best baking pan for your cooking enjoyment.
A good microwave is a kitchen essential that provides fast cooking times, convenience, and variety. Read on to discover the best choices for microwaves.
With a mixing bowl, you can do everything from whisking together a marinade to preparing ingredients for a salad. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best mixing bowls for your meal prep needs.
An oven is likely the most-used appliance in your kitchen. From boiling water to broiling steaks, an range oven is indispensable. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best oven for your baking needs.
Casserole dishes are versatile pieces of cookware that handle a wide range of recipes and come in varying sizes and shapes. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best casserole dishes for your cooking needs.
With a baking sheet, you can whip up cookies or an entire dinner for the family. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best baking sheet.
An indoor grill makes grilling your favorite foods easy and convenient. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best indoor grill.
A bread knife excels at slicing artisan and other styles of homemade bread. Our shopping guide is here to help you find the best bread knife to add to your cooking utensil arsenal.
This classic set-and-forget small kitchen appliance is always in style, thanks to its convenience and ease of use. There are several key factors to consider when buying a slow cooker. First, its capacity. How many servings do you want it to cook? Second, settings. Do you need a basic high/low option, or do you want to use your slow cooker for a range of cooking methods? Third is shape. Oval works best for larger cuts of meat, while round is ideal for liquid or small, uniform ingredients. You should also consider the type of lid, inside material, and handle design. Here are our top three recommendations.
Rachel Saunders's The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, now available in paperback, is the definitive jam and marmalade cookbook of the 21s...t century approaching the nostalgic preserving kitchen with a modern, sustainable eye. If you love to cook, are crazy for... read more
"Originally published in slightly different form in hardcover in Great Britain by Ebury Press, an imprint of Ebury Publishing, a d...ivision of the Random House Group Limited, London, in 2008"--Title page verso. read more
Winner, 2017 National Parenting Product Award As mamas, we all want our babies to get the best nutrition possible. In a time when ...the house is messier, showers are shorter, and every wink of sleep is worth its weight in gold, finding the time to cram... read more
Table for Two is the perfect cookbook for young couples, empty nesters, and everyone in between. This easy-to-read resource featur...es over 235 classic and nouveau recipes made with fresh and readily available ingredients - nothing exotic, nothing cute.... read more
The American Craft Beer Cookbook155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and BreweriesJohn HollThe pleasure of going to the local p...ub or craft brewery for a pint and a delicious meal can now be recreated at home with John Holl’s collection of 155... read more
A LIVELY INTRODUCTION TO THE CULINARY DIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF LIGHTS NEW IN PAPERBACKWinner ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year ...Award GoldWinner Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal Chef Danyel Couet s life-long love affair with simple French food began in his paternal grandmother s Parisian kitchen. Here onions gave sweetness to the best of all onion soups, while lentils, asparagus and flavorful sausages were all treated equally lovingly. And the fries! There were no better fries than Grandma s! But of course the gastro polis of Paris offers much more than just the dishes cooked in Grandma s kitchen. After innumerable outings in Paris s many ethnic quarters, he has developed a love for couscous, strudel, and Peking duck that is just as strong as that for boeuf bourguignon and mousse au chocolat. Through eight neighborhoods and just as many kitchens, via markets, shops and restaurants and approximately 90 recipes Couet takes you with him to his Paris. Lusciously photographed by David Loftus, The Paris Neighborhood Cookbook reveals the gastronomic secrets of the City of Light, a place where food and cultural diversity is at the center of Parisian life. read more
Chef Couet's love affair with simple French food began in his paternal grandmother's Parisian kitchen. Now as an adult, he present...s 90 recipes reflecting the Paris he knows through eight neighborhoods, and just as many kitchens, via markets, shops, and restaurants. read more
A field guide to cheese-and-drink combinations that go beyond Parmigiano and ProseccoCheese and wine are a classic combination, bu...t many cheeses taste even better with beer or cider. Steve Jones, proprietor of the Portland- based Cheese Bar and Chizu (cheese served sushi- style), has been successfully matching cheeses with alcoholic beverages for more than two decades. Here he shares his knowledge by introducing 75 different cheeses and pairing each with the beverage that brings out the best in both. Jones provides a treasure trove of delectable, often surprising pairings, as well as simple steps for successful experimentation.This guide will function as a crash course for beginners on buying, storing, and serving cheese and alcohol, while offering more seasoned aficionados page after page of cheese-and-beverage combinations to replicate at home. With gorgeous photographs, this book captures the allure, approachability, and, most importantly, the sheer joy of pairing cheese with beer, wine, or cider. 50 color photographs read more
Transform your dishes with the tremendous flavor of craft beer!The Craft Beer Cookbook doesn't think you need to wait until five o...'clock to pop the cap off of a quality beer. From tender pork chops marinated in a bold and citrusy IPA to apple fritters... read more
Collects recipes for everything from cheese dip to cupcakes that feature a variety of beers, including Hawaiian IPA pulled-pork sl...iders, maple porter-glazed bacon-wrapped dates, spinach artichoke beer cheese crostini, and beer-candied pecans. read more
This book is designed to help the beginning cook and the cook with some experience to learn the basic skills taught to the profess...ional cook. The book is written to follow the same sequence of skills building as taught in most professional culinary schools.In addition to over 100 foundation recipes, the book includes chapters on Nutrition, Food Safety, Equipping the Kitchen, Knife Skills and Tips and Tricks read more
Presents a collection of one hundred recipes that incorporate beer in marinades, glazes, and sauces, and as an ingredient in soups..., main dishes, sides, and desserts, with information on different types of beer and the best techniques for cooking with... read more
Transform your dishes with the tremendous flavor of craft beer!The Craft Beer Cookbook doesn't think you need to wait until five o...'clock to pop the cap off of a quality beer. From tender pork chops marinated in a bold and citrusy IPA to apple fritters drizzled with an amber ale caramel sauce, the recipes in this book are not only delicious, but they also capture the complex notes and flavors of a perfectly balanced brew. Filled with a diverse selection of varieties, each dish transforms everyday fare into top-shelf plates that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning fan of craft beers. A toast to the world's finest brews, this cookbook highlights inspired dishes like:Sausage and pale ale frittataRoasted mushroom and brown ale soupSalmon with dijon beer cream sauce over drunken couscousSlow-roasted maple stout baby back beef ribsChocolate stout cake with chocolate raspberry ganache and whipped creamComplete with 100 imaginative craft beer recipes and dozens of four-color photographs, The Craft Beer Cookbook shows you how to incorporate your true love--beer!--into every meal. read more
One taste of beef brisket smoked ‘low + slow’ in your own backyard smoker and you will be hooked with the passion for Craft Smokin...g. Beginning with the introduction of fire came the discovery of smoke and all of its aromatic flavours. All the same, these wonderful flavours and tender meats of authentic barbeque just do not ‘happen.’ Great barbeque does not require expensive or complicated equipment, nor secret recipes – just old fashioned, simplicity and patience. The Pitmasters Guide to Craft Smoking shares generations of traditional barbeque techniques and cooking knowledge. This book will guide you through, selecting the proper smoker equipment and suggested modifications, selecting tasty smoke woods, proper charcoals, and maintaining the ideal oven temperature. Historical explanations of the terms of smoking vs barbeque vs grilling, the anatomy of the perfect smoke ring, along with traditional barbeque styles divided by region. Suggestions on selecting the right cuts of beef, pork and poultry, and most importantly, the difference between babysitting and patience. The Pitmasters Guide to Craft Smoking is a resource to be valued by any backyard pit master. “What other craft allows you to drink a beer while wearing an apron and brag to your friends how tender you meat is?” The author, RICK HEDRICK, born in Kansas City, the culinary mecca of barbeque, has mastered the artful smoking techniques of traditional barbeque that have endured for generations. The same artful techniques outlined in his book, ‘Pitmasters Guide to Craft Smoking.’ read more
Learn how to cook for your favorite craft beer.Adam Dulye, executive chef to the Brewers Association, has crafted more than 75 rec...ipes that will elevate the food you eat with your craft beer from “pub grub” to chef-driven beer cuisine. Learn about the six distinct flavor profiles of craft beer (Crisp & Clean, Hoppy & Bitter, Malty & Sweet, Rich & Roasty, Fruity & Spicy, and Sour, Tart, & Funky), and how to marry each of them with food. The recipes in this book will dispel the notion that beer is just bubbly stuff served by the pitcher with fried food. Among the recipes, you’ll find appetizers and snacks like Radishes Dipped in Hop Butter, refreshing salads like Four-Carrot Salad with Toasted Grains, hearty entrees like Smoked Beef Brisket with Rosemary Confit Potatoes, and even desserts like Dark Chocolate Soufflés. Complete with beer recommendations that come with each recipe, this book is a treasure trove of ingeniously simple beer-inspired cuisine. read more
As seen on Oprah.com"The beeroness, Jacquelyn Dodd, will help you transform your kitchen into the next pub to be with 100 recipes ...for sliders, skewers and miniature desserts all made with a complimentary brew." - Parade.comHappy hour classics--with a twist!The Craft Beer Bites Cookbook takes your favorite brewpub grub and kicks it up a notch. From Buffalo Chicken Beer Cheese Dip to Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Chocolate Stout Cream Cheese Frosting, each recipe captures the complex flavors of a perfectly balanced brew, allowing you to savor the nutty notes in an American brown ale or the zesty bite of an IPA. Complete with dozens of color photographs, this book shows you how to incorporate your true love into every bite-sized snack with 100 delicious craft beer recipes, such as:Hawaiian IPA Pulled-Pork SlidersBelgian AleMarinated Grilled Steak Crostini with IPA ChimichurriBeer-Battered Shrimp with Chipotle Lime Dipping SauceGrilled Barbeque Chicken and Peach Mini PizzasPeanut Butter Stout MousseTopped BrowniesSo get ready to toast the country's best brews as you transform everyday appetizers into top-shelf plates! read more
In The Party, Sally Quinn turns her trademark sharp wit on the Washington social scene and offers an irreverent look at what goes ...on at the parties you read about in the columns. From seating debacles to real-life scandals, she reveals her firsthand experiences as a member of the Washington power elite to illustrate how to entertain for any occasion. No one knows better than Quinn how to make parties work. She has thrown some of the most talked-about parties and has attended most of the others. As Quinn writes, all that is necessary is that the host live by the golden rule: "Treat your guests the way you would like to be treated." The Party provides a checklist of ideas to help make the important decisions—such as what time of day (or night) or month and how to choose the invitations, the place, the food, the booze, the setting, the table, the entertainment, and, above all, the guests. Within these guidelines, Quinn tells about her own adventures, stories, and techniques from all kinds of different parties—from the elaborate, formal dinner to the impromptu get-together. Her playful, poignant, and often hilarious accounts of party disasters from her own and others' parties will strike a chord with anyone who has ever entertained. The Party is not only an amusing and lively glimpse into the party scene but also a useful and practical guide to making your own parties a success and guaranteeing that your guests will want to come back. read more
Transform your dishes with the tremendous flavor of craft beer The Craft Beer Cookbook doesn't think you need to wait until five o...'clock to pop the cap off of a quality beer. From tender pork chops marinated in a bold and citrusy IPA to apple fritters drizzled with an amber ale caramel sauce, the recipes in this book are not only delicious, but they also capture the complex notes and flavors of a perfectly balanced brew. Filled with a diverse selection of varieties, each dish transforms everyday fare into top-shelf plates that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning fan of craft beers. A toast to the world's finest brews, this cookbook highlights inspired dishes like: Sausage and pale ale frittata Roasted mushroom and brown ale soup Salmon with dijon beer cream sauce over drunken couscous Slow-roasted maple stout baby back beef ribs Chocolate stout cake with chocolate raspberry ganache and whipped cream Complete with 100 imaginative craft beer recipes and dozens of four-color phot... read more
Brew delicious organic beer at home. In this comprehensive guide, Amelia Slayton Loftus covers everything you need to know to brew... at home with organic ingredients, stressing practices that minimize waste and use sustainable resources. Along with 30 irresistible recipes, Loftus provides expert tips on buying equipment, harnessing solar energy, recycling water, using spent grain, and growing your own organic barley, hops, and herbs. You’ll enjoy brewing homemade beer that not only tastes great, but is good for the environment. read more
Pizza is a $35 billion a year business, and nowhere is it taken more seriously than New York City. Journalist Peter Genovese surve...ys the city’s pizza scene—the food, the business, the culture—by profiling pizza landmarks and personalities and rating pizzerias in all five boroughs.In this funny, fascinating book, Genovese explores the bloggers who write about New York pizza, the obsessive city dwellers who collect and analyze the delivery boxes, Mark Bello’s school where students spend a day making pies from scratch, and Scott Wiener’s pizza bus tours. Along the way, readers learn the history of legendary Totonno’s on Coney Island (Zagat’s number-one pizzeria for 2012), along with behind-the-scenes stories about John’s on Bleecker Street, Joe’s on Carmine, Lombardi’s, Paulie Gee’s, Motorino, and more than a dozen other favorite spots and their owners. Throughout these profiles, Genovese presents a brief history of how pizza came to the city in 1905 and developed into a major attraction in Little Italy, a neighborhood that became a training ground for many of the city’s best-loved pizzerias. Enjoyable facts and figures abound. Did you know that Americans put 250 million pounds of pepperoni on their pies every year? Or that Domino’s has more outlets per capita in Iceland than in any other country?Beyond the stories and tidbits, Genovese provides detailed, borough-by-borough reviews of 250 pizzerias, from simple “slice shops” with scant atmosphere to gourmet pizzerias, including shops that use organic ingredients and experiment with new variations of crusts and toppings. Complemented by hundreds of current and never-before-seen archival photos, the book gives the humble slice its proper due and will leave readers overwhelmed by a sudden desire for New York pizza. read more
'These ale-infused recipes will definitely impress. The dishes in The Craft Beer Cookbook by Jacquelyn Dodd are sure to be big win...ners around the turkey day table.' --MensFitness.com 'For brewers who are more comfortable with mash and malts than spices and salts, The Craft Beer Cookbook could be the menu cheat sheet that gives you the edge.' --Craft Brewing Business 'Beautifully illustrated...The Craft Beer Cookbook by Jacquelyn Dodd is a great primer for cooking with beer.... The photography is enticing and the pages are well laid out and easy to digest (pun intended). It would make a great gift or addition to your cookbook or beer library. The best part? You're guaranteed your meal will pair nicely with a nice cold craft beer.' --Brew.Drink.Run. 'The Craft Beer Cookbook consists of 9 amazing chapters, from breakfast foods to breads to desserts - something for everyone in your family... But my absolute favorite part about her book is how she includes tips on which kind of brew would work best for every single recipe!' --Damn Delicious 'The book is very well written, and includes all sorts of wonderful information about craft beer and cooking, for newbies and veterans alike. I'm a big fan of this book, I consider it a must have, the recipes will make you hungry just from reading them.' --The Full Pint 'Flipping through the pages of The Craft Beer Cookbook by Jacquelyn Dodd, I became entranced by the delicious-sounding recipes as they flew past my eyes. Yum doesn't begin to describe it. All three of these recipes were superb. I give this cookbook my absolute highest recommendation. It has a great assortment of recipes, and from what I can tell so far, they're all fantastic.' --Bierkast 'Jacqueline Dodd has...parlayed the success of her blog into a full-fledged cookbook devoted to cooking with craft beer. A short primer touches on common beer styles and pairing basics, but then the text switches over to handsome sounding recipes.' --Los Angeles Magazine 'This is definitely a must-have for anyone who likes cooking with beer. This book would make the perfect gift for that person on your list who loves good beer and likes cooking with it.' - Colorado Beer Girl 'If you're a beer lover who's ever wished you could sustain yourself solely on the beverage, Jacquelyn Dodd's The Craft Beer Cookbook is for you. Dodd...covers the basic styles of beers and includes a beer-tasting chart to help readers pair beers with various flavors.' --Paste Magazine 'Perfectly sized and chock-full of recipes running from breakfast to dessert...and explains why incorporating brews into food makes perfect sense. Dodd's food photography is lovely and nicely represents the beauty of the wide selection of dishes.... In addition to considering gifting this to almost everyone on my list, I would like to work all the way through the book.' --Austin Chronicle 'These ale-infused recipes will definitely impress. The dishes in The Craft Beer Cookbook by Jacquelyn Dodd are sure to be big winners around the turkey day table.' --MensFitness.com read more
Raise the bar on all your cocktail creations.Cocktail culture is thriving, and this indispensable guide puts you right in the mix.... Unlike most cocktail recipe books, this comprehensive reference source is up-to-date with the latest trends in mixology. You'll learn the secret to making time-honored classics, as well as innovative new craft cocktails.The Classic & Craft Cocktail Recipe Book serves up all the recipes you'll need with simple instructions, a convenient reference index, and practical tips for developing your personal mixing style. You even get a spritz of cocktail history and trivia.The Classic & Craft Cocktail Recipe Book includes: 400+ cocktail recipes, new and old-Learn how to master the cocktail essentials and try your hand at the latest craft creations.Expert insights-Get the skinny on mixology techniques, proper barware and gadgets, cocktail history, and trivia.Comprehensive resources-This cocktail recipe book, complete with a quick reference index, puts a world of cocktail expertise at your fingertips.Show your class with every glass with a cocktail recipe book that'll make you an expert on the subject-and a hit at every party. read more
Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac offers a wide variety of practical ideas on how to benefit from nature's most versatile plants. With ha...nds-on projects, fresh ideas, and tips and techniques, this guide is designed for herb enthusiasts of all skill levels. It also features innovative herbal ideas that span gardening, cooking, crafts, health, beauty, history, and lore. read more
All the lotions, potions, and skin-tightening masks in the world won’t accomplish what a daily dose of collagen may do. And now th...at collagen is easier than ever to find and use, in powdered and liquid supplements, readers need The Collagen Glow. Packed with 40 delicious recipes, this book is the ultimate guide to choosing and using collagen. It includes information on how collagen is harvested, what to look for in an ingredient list, and how to take it to the next level with an easy 10-step plan. Skincare entrepreneur Sally Kim grew up drinking her Korean grandmother’s bone broth― essentially collagen broth―so when she experienced a painful burn and turned to collagen to heal and regenerate her skin, it was an epiphany. She realized that collagen is actually the key to the world-renowned “ten-step” Korean beauty routine. Here, Kim offers a different ten-step plan that includes ingesting collagen for good skin, healthy joints, and strong hair and nails. read more
THE INVESTOR'S COOKBOOK: A GUIDE TO WEALTH CREATION
Eat the Beach is a uniquely informative, practical guide to coastal foraging, essential for anyone interested in survival skills o...r just wanting to get more out of messing about in rock pools. Fraser Christian runs the UK's only specialist Coastal Survival School. He is a fully qualified chef who has led courses for the famous River Cottage and now regularly forages for some of the UK’s top Michelin restaurants. In this book he shares his expertise on safety, particularly with regard to weather and tides, techniques for fishing from the shore, finding, identifying and cooking sea plants (including seaweed) and shellfish, and takes the reader step by step through the process of building a clam oven for the ultimate beach feast. Essential reading for anyone likely to be wild camping by the seashore, or who wants to be equipped for any survival situation (the Coastal Survival School was formed in response to requests from those who found themselves in just such a situation after the 2004 tsunami). The seashore is a rich source of food: this book teaches anyone how to collect it, catch it, prepare it, cook it and enjoy it. read more