For coffee lovers everywhere, The Perfect Cup is the one book you'll need to appreciate coffee and it s growing status as a gourmet beverage. Coffee expert Timothy Castle chronicles the coffee revolution in America and offers state-of-the-art information on everything from the bean itself to brewing and appreciating the perfect cup. Do different brewing methods produce different-tasting coffees? What is the most common mistake people make at home with coffee? Is theods produce different-tasting coffees? What is the most common mistake people make at home with coffee? Is there reason to be concerned about chemical” decaffeinating processes? These and many other questions are answered in this book.In a section entitled How to Buy Coffee and Whom to Buy It From,” Castle includes interviews with more than thirty of America's foremost coffee retailers and roasters. He also provides an overview of the regions of the world where coffee is commonly grown, and offers more than two dozen unusual recipes featuring coffee in sauces, marinades, main courses, and desserts, such as Grilled CoffeeMarinated Lamb Chops, Cappuccino Muffins, and Chocolate Espresso Souffle.… read more
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Welcome to BigWorld. Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies is for those cooks who may want to inject a little adventure and variety into t...heir cooking. If you've never even thought of using cast-iron cookware, or you have a few cast-iron pots lying around, you'll discover all you need to know about making great food using cast iron. Cast iron has much to offer modern-day cooks; it's easy to use, easy to care for, economical, versatile, and durable, and let's face it, it has a nostalgic appeal that no other cookware has. But more compelling than all those reasons is that it's a great cookware that makes great food. In fact, most cast-iron cooks will tell you that food cooked in cast iron tastes better than food cooked in anything else! So, whether you're a cooking novice or an experienced chef, you can find plenty of enjoyment from cooking with cast iron - and Cast-Iron Cooking For Dummies can show you the way.Tons of delicious recipes, from main and side dishes to desserts and international dishes.Top Ten lists on ways to make your cast-iron cookware last longer, the best dishes suited for cast iron, and tips for achieving success in cast-iron cooking.About The Author - Tracy Barr is an accomplished author. She has written books on Latin, Evolution, Adoption, Leonardo DaVinci, Yorkshire Terriers and more. She lives somewhere..Edited By - Tracy Barr.Binding - Paper.Pages - 360.Publisher - John Wiley And Sons.Year - 2003.ISBN - 9780764537141. Good quality, to bring you more intimate service. read more
Vintage Cookbook in Blue & Green, S/12. Twelve midcentury-era books featuring vintage cookbooks in varied shades of blue and green.... Various authors and publishers: 1955 - 1973. Includes: Golden Gate Gourmet, The Shaker Cookbook, The Joy of Italian Cooking and others. Decorative blue and green cookbooks with lightly distressed overall wear are suitable for reading and kitchen inspired vintage book decor. Standing at the timeless intersection of vintage and vogue is Booth & Williams – proudly offering distinctive vintage and modern book decor! Shop our beautiful decorative books, including vintage coffee-table books, curated collections of old books and a large selection of modern book decor, including our best-selling Modern Books by the Foot and Book Walls! Standing at the timeless intersection of vintage and vogue is Booth & Williams - proudly offering distinctive vintage and modern book decor to homeowners and designers! Shop our beautiful decorative books, including vintage coffee-table books, curated collections of old books and a large selection of modern book decor, including our best-selling Vintage and Modern ColorPaks and Book Walls! read more
America is experiencing a chocolate renaissance, and the epicenter is in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Ghirardelli has long be...en the standard-bearer for great chocolate. Domingo Ghirardelli first began making chocolate drinks for miners during the Gold Rush. In the more than 150 years since, the chocolatiers who have carried on the company's grand tradition have made Ghirardelli the leading premium manufacturer in the country. Growing consumer demand for higher-quality cacao and specialized chocolate products prompted the experts at Ghirardelli to revise this collection of classic cookies, bars, cakes, and drinks. The recipes range from simple sweets to show-stopping desserts, while a special section on hosting a chocolate party comes just in time for holiday baking and entertaining. A stylish revision of the classic cookbook from America's longest continually operating chocolate manufacturer. Includes more than 80 recipes, a primer on chocolate varieties and uses, and more than 25 full-color photographs. This perfect gift for chocolate lovers includes a new holiday recipe section with a guide to creating edible gifts like cocoa mixes and decadent fudge sauce. Previous edition sold more than 65,000 copies.ReviewsTrue chocoholics . . . will want to dip into The Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook, oozing with recipes for homemade hot fudge sauce, lava cake, chocolate waffles and the like.Parade read more
Derrydale Cookbook of Fish and Game by L. P. De Gouy. New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. Two-volume set (Vols. I & II). Limited ...Edition #1192/1250. 638 pages. Hardcover. Rare collectible pair. read more
Coffee expert Timothy Castle chronicles the coffee revolution in America and offers information on everything from the bean itself... to brewing and appreciating the perfect cup. Do different brewing methods produce different-tasting coffees? What is the mos read more
Now in its fourth revised edition, Kenneth Davids's comprehensive and entertaining Coffee: A Guide to Buying Brewing, and Enjoying... remains an invaluable resource for anyone who truly enjoys a good cup of coffee. It features updated information and definitions, a history of coffee culture, tips on storing and brewing, and other essential advice designed to improve the coffee experience. Coffee lovers everywhere will welcome this lively, complete guide to the fascinating world of America's national beverage. read more
This fully-illustrated, highly-informative, and fun primer presents a whole new way to know and enjoy any type of coffee. In the s...ame format as the highly-praised Wine Isn't Rocket Science. Rocket science is complicated, coffee doesn't have to be! With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and chock-full of the fool-proof and reliable knowledge of a seasoned barista, COFFEE ISN'T ROCKET SCIENCE is the guide you always wished existed. From how coffee beans are grown, harvested and turned into coffee, the history and flavor profiles of beans from every country, making pour-overs, cold brew, and latte art, and the cultural practices of drinking coffee around the world, this book explains it all in the simplest way possible. All information is illustrated in charming and informative four-color drawings that explain concepts at a glance. read more
In this revised and updated edition of the most authoritative guide to coffee, Corby Kummer travels the country and the world to g...ive you all the latest information you need to make a great cup at home: • The best beans and how to buy and store them • The grinder that's essential for great coffee • Incisive reports on brewing and espresso-making equipment and tips on how to get the best from them, with photographs of current models • A complete, up-to-date list of sources for beans, equipment and Fair Trade organizations read more
Here is the ultimate Arabica to Zambia guide to all things coffee. Informative and handily sized, this eminently giftable package ...covers everything that goes into brewing the perfect cup. There's something new to learn on every page! More than 200 entries, colorfully illustrated with artwork throughout, expertly explain everything from terms and techniques, beans and roasts, to equipment and methods. Newbies and connoisseurs will while away the hours "pouring" over the amazing amount of information in this chic and essential reference—a perfect brew for coffee lovers! read more
Paula Lambert is a godsend to cheese lovers everywhere. She so yearned for delicious cheese that she built her own factory, the Mo...zzarella Company, in Dallas, Texas. "The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide" is her indispensable resource on buying, storing, cooking, and serving cheese, and even making your own cheese at home. In more than 150 recipes, Lambert presents a down-to-earth approach to cooking with many varieties, whether it's Gruyere, Camembert, or just tried-and-true Cheddar. Learn to put the cheeses you love into every meal, from appetizers like a Savory Herbed Cheesecake to such desserts as an Orange-Ricotta Almond Tart. With so many wonderful cheeses available, it can be difficult to choose among them. To help navigate this abundance of riches, "The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide" contains descriptions of a hundred cheeses by taste, texture, country of origin, and type of milk used to make them, as well as suggestions on selecting cheeses and putting together a cheese course when entertaining.Reflecting various influences -- Southern, Mexican, Southwestern, and Italian -- "The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide" is at once international and familiar, and always full of flavor. Because Lambert is a cheesemaker, she is not afraid to experiment in the kitchen, and she shares her delicious results. From the bold and unusual Artichoke, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Spring Rolls to the delicious and traditional Fettuccine ai Quattro Formaggi, cheese is the main focus in each of these artfully creative recipes. She also includes recipes for courageous and unintimidated cooks to make their own Creme Fraiche, Fresh Cream Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Mascarpone, Ricotta, Queso Blanco, and Aged Tomme at home. For home chefs and anyone interested in learning more about the delicious world of cheese, "The Cheese Lover's Cookbook and Guide" is ideal. Every cheese lover will be thrilled with the mouth-watering results. read more
BREW is the ideal handbook for the aspiring ale-maker, and a master brewer’s entertaining accomplice. In a series of simple but be...autifully illustrated steps, our expert author describes and demonstrates all the essentials and more. Discover how to PLAN your home brewery and plot your equipment; how to master the essential methods required to MAKE your first batch; how to PLAY with recipes and ingredients to develop your own unique flavors; and where to find the ideas and inspiration to help you GROW your hobby into a business or a lifelong passion. Includes dual measures. read more
A Guide to Beer, Including the History, Types, Brewing, and More
There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee in the morning, right? Most people simply buy their espresso, latte, or macchiato from t...heir local coffee shop and be done with it. To others, however, their morning cup of coffee is more than just a swipe of a credit card and a quick energy boost—it’s an art form. With this book, world-renowned latte artist and barista Hiroshi Sawada offers step-by-step instructions on how to make more than fifty delicious coffee drinks. Including recipes for some of the popular drinks in this world—lattes, americanos, cappuccinos, espressos, mochas—and world-class tips from Sawada himself, this coffee compendium is the premier guide for aspiring baristas and amateur home brewers alike. These invaluable skills can be applied either at home or in a professional setting—helping even the most seasoned barista hone their craft. In addition to the recipes, learn the intricacies of the pour, about the different varieties of beans and how to store them, and all the crucial elements necessary to make the perfect cup. read more
"In the decades that Kevin Sinnott has spent meeting with and interviewing hundreds of coffee professionals, rather than crossing ...over to the dark side and becoming one himself, he has taken what he has learned and translated it from coffee geek-speak into English. Why? For the sole purpose of allowing you to better enjoy your coffee. In short, if you like coffee, you will love this book." -Oren Bloostein, proprietor of Oren's Daily Roast There is no other beverage that gives you a better way to travel the world than coffee. You can literally taste the volcanic lava from Sumatra, smell the spice fields of India, and lift your spirits to the Colombian mountaintops in your morning cup of joe. "The Art and Craft of Coffee" shows you how to get the most out of your coffee, from fresh-roasted bean to hand-crafted brew. In "The Art and Craft of Coffee," Kevin Sinnott, the coffee world's most ardent consumer advocate, educates, inspires, and caffeinates you. Inside you will find: Delicous recipes for dozens of coffee and espresso beverages read more
Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed every day. More and more people are turning to go...od quality, fair trade coffee (premiumization); evident by the number of independent coffee shops opening up in towns and cities as well as the number of us playing home barista as the choice of specialist beans and professional coffee-making gadgets grows. This book is the ideal companion for those who want to understand more about how to source and brew quality coffee. Good coffee and wine have much in common, not least how the terroir of the crop affects the flavor profile of the finished coffee from different geographical areas, so that you can choose your beans with confidence. Whether you enjoy light and bright, warm and mellow, or dark and aromatic flavors, discover how to roast and grind your own beans and use the brewing guides to refine your coffee-making skills. read more
Brew a Batch is your quintessential guide to becoming a home brew aficionado. Learn how to brew and bottle your very own beer, mak...e the perfect batch just the way you like it, using only basic home brewing equipment. Christopher Sidwa, head brewer and co-founder of wildly popular craft brewery Batch Brewing Co. in Sydney, walks you through the entire process, from choosing the best ingredients to setting up your home brewery, a full guide to brewing techniques, and most importantly, how to taste and assess your batch. This lively handbook assumes no prior knowledge and covers all the advice you need to start brewing great beer. Learn to brew your favourite styles to make them your own, with step-by-step instructions for authentic brewing method. What are you waiting for? Get brewing! read more
The Home Distiller's Workbook Vol II: How to Brew Beer, a Beginners Guide to Home Brewing
Amazing coffee experiences shouldn’t just happen in coffee shops, join millions of coffee lovers enjoying awesome coffee at home t...his guide is for you. This eBook will give you: Help you to understand why fresh roasted and ground coffee tastes better. Step-by-step instructions for making a great brew. Awesome pro-tips for ensuring the perfect brew read more
Today coffee is grown in a multitude of countries around the world. Whether it is Asia or Africa, Central or South America, the is...lands of the Caribbean or Pacific, all can trace their heritage to the trees in the ancient coffee forests on the Ethiopian plateau.In this book you will find a number of extremely delicious coffee recipes. You may have a new favorite coffee every week! read more
A Beginner's Guide to Wine, Wine Tasting and Classification
Wine UncorkedA Beginner's Guide to Tasting, Pairing and Selecting the Perfect Wine for Every Occasion Wine. Comes in bottles or b...oxes. Made from grapes. Maybe that is all you know of one of the favorite beverages around the world. Perhaps all else is a mystery. It’s possible you have a little information about the process, tradition and experience of the wine business. Maybe you are looking for a guide to help you educate your family and friends to your life’s great passion.For all of these reasons, this guide was created. For lovers of the Vine, the whole world awaits, so pick up this simple guide and open whole new vistas. Learn a bit about the process of wine making, wine identification, and wine tasting. Discover what foods go best with that Chablis, which Champagnes suit a dry palate, and whether a bit of rain in the spring will make your Port too strong. It isn’t rocket science, but knowing your way around the cork will help your social standing, and you won’t leave a sour taste in the mouth of your more knowledgeable friends.Inside You Will Learn:· The Lost History of Wine Tasting and Categorizing Wines by Type· The Ten Steps to Tasting a Wine· Five Defining Characteristics for the Flavor of Wine· What Grapes Make the Best Wines· How to Improve Your Wine Descriptions without Sounding Pretentious· And Much MoreOnce you learn the basics of wines, wine tasting, and the business of wine, there will be no stopping you. It will not only make your everyday life better, it will make you better.Don’t wait another minute. Learn how this skill can and will revolutionize you and your interaction with wine, foods and more.Don’t Delay. Download This Book Now. read more
Hailed by Jerry Shriver in USA Today as “the woman who makes the wine world gulp when she speaks,” Jancis Robinson created in How ...to Taste a classic for connoisseurs of all levels and the first introduction of its kind to focus on practical tasting exercises. Now fully revised and updated, Robinson's renowned guide proves once again that learning about wine can be just as engaging as drinking it.What better way to learn about wine than to taste it? Written in Robinson's trademark accessible style, the new How to Taste features thoroughly updated vintages and producers as well as up-and-coming wine regions and styles. Incorporating wines that are both easily obtainable and reasonably priced, Robinson's lessons are separated into complementary portions of theory and practice to help you both learn and taste your way to wine expertise. One of the world's best-loved authorities on wine, Robinson explains first how to get the most out of the flavor of your wine and food, and then about specific grapes and the wines themselves. By the time you finish the book, you will have learned how to recognize the most popular grape varieties from Chardonnay and Riesling to Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, and why a good sparkling wine is always better than cheap champagne. You will discover how to judge sweetness, acidity, and fruitiness as well as the difference between the length and the weight of a wine. You will also be given practical advice for dealing with wine in the real world: how to choose from a wine list, organize your own wine tastings, and pair wines with specific foods. From the armchair to the wine shop and back to the table, How to Taste will transform anyone on any level into a confident connoisseur who can leave faltering sips behind and have fun along the way. read more
So you wanna brew beer, but you want all the details in a fun, easy, and thorough book? With Home Brewing, you get a 350 page book... that covers all the details. Be sure to look inside to see for yourself. This book contains - 1. A step by step guide that makes your first homebrew easy and fun. 2. 13 amazing recipes of various styles and flavors. 3. A profound list of the best equipment, websites, calculators, forums, brewing apps, recipes, and tons more! 4. A robust list of trouble shooting tips read more
With today's sake drinkers increasingly informed and adventurous, now is the time for a truly expert guide to take you deeper into... appreciation of this complex but delightful Japanese beverage, brewed from rice and enjoyed both warm or chilled.And what better mentor than John Gauntner, the "Sake Guy" and the world's leading non-Japanese sake educator and evangelist? Here in over two dozen no-holds-barred essays, John reveals "the truth about sake" from a connected insider's perspective. No other book or website presents such a knowledgeable, practical, and concise yet complete guide to sake idiosyncrasies, misperceptions, and controversies.Sake Confidential is the perfect FAQ for beginners, experts, and sommeliers. Indexed for easy reference with suggested brands and label photos. Includes:Sake Secrets: junmai vs. non-junmai, namazake, aging, dry vs. sweet, ginjo, warm vs. chilled, nigori, water, yeast, rice, regionalityHow the Industry Really Works: pricing, contests, distribution, glassware, milling, food pairingThe Brewer's Art Revealed: koji-making, brewers' guilds, gradingJohn Gauntner John Gauntner is the only non-Japanese certified Master of Sake Tasting. A resident of Japan since 1988, he has worked in the sake industry promoting and educating since 1994. Each year he conducts Sake Professional Courses for sake professionals and aficionados, and several of his students have gone on to open thriving sake shops, breweries, and izakaya in the United States. read more
A comprehensive guide to the must-know wines and producers of California's "new generation," and the story of the iconoclastic you...ng winemakers who have changed the face of California viniculture in recent years. The New California Wine is the untold story of the California wine industry: the young, innovative producers who are rewriting the rules of contemporary winemaking; their quest to express the uniqueness of California terroir; and the continuing battle to move the state away from the overly-technocratic, reactionary practices of its recent past. Jon Bonné writes from the front lines of the California wine revolution, where he has access to the stories, philosophies, and techniques of top producers. In this groundbreaking debut, Bonné paints an unflinching portrait of the current state of the industry: its strengths and shortcomings, its essential wines and those not worth pursuing. Lush full-color photographs, as well as a region-by-region tour of some of California’s lesser-known growing areas, reveal the people and places behind the bottles. Finally, a comprehensive purchasing reference lists all the must-know producers and their best wines, making The New California Wine an essential resource for finding and buying the very best the state has to offer. read more