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Off The Shelf: Salad for Dinner

By Christopher Stewart | April 22, 2013

Salad for Dinner
salad for dinner, fresh and healthy

Get fresh and light for dinner with this great cookbook.

I know some people are not fans of salad. Some believe it’s not a filling meal, others say it’s too healthy, and a few say it’s too expensive.  I don’t fit into any of these categories. I love eating fresh crisp salads whether it be for a light lunch or a satisfying dinner. Jeanne Kelley, food editor and author of  ”Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for all Seasons”  has compiled a vibrant cookbook, dedicated to everything salad. Starting off, what do you need to enjoy a great salad… none of than fresh greens. With the first section in the book appropriately titled, “A Salad Primer”  you will learn the definition and origins of salad greens, herbs, and foraged greens like chickweed, dandelion greens and wood sorrel, and also what should accompany these lettuces. Read More

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Off the Shelf: Chef Recipes Made Easy

By Christopher Stewart | April 8, 2013

Warm Camembert
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Warm Camembert w/ Wild Mushroom Fricassee from Chefs Recipes Made Easy

Everyone wishes that they could cook like a chef. From the simplest thing like a salad with four ingredients all the way down to a a flawless and delicious Thanksgiving dinner spread, everything chefs put on a plate seems to look amazing. The lettuce for salad pile perfectly on top of one another, nothing is bland and everything is cooked evenly. This magical world of perfect food is not happening in everyday home cooks kitchens and help is very much needed. Read More

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Off The Shelf: Pasta Italiana

By Christopher Stewart | February 20, 2013

Pasta Italiana

 

In this new series we explore the books, new and old, that sit on our conference bookshelf. 

A hot, beautiful bowl of beautifully plated pasta is something every one enjoys. Whether its fresh pasta that has been kneaded and perfectly shaped or dried pasta thats cooked al dente and tossed in a rich pomodoro sauce, a bowl of pasta is the universal language of love. Italian chef, Gino D’Acampo speaks this language of love in 100 ways in his cookbook “Pasta Italiana: 100 Recipes from Fettucine to Conchiglie”. Here, D’Acampo not only shows the reader how to make the perfect plate of pasta from scratch in the comforts of your own home, he also showcases the importance of pasta, pairs accessible and nutritious add ins, and provides nutritional facts about his beloved pasta. Read More

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Off the Shelf: The Modern Vegetarian

By Christopher Stewart | February 13, 2013

Photo courtesy of KyleBooks

Photo courtesy of KyleBooks

 In this new series we explore the books, new and old, that sit on our conference bookshelf. 

In the era of  all things food, the word “vegetarian” still shakes people up a bit. Vegetables are still getting a pretty bad wrap, even with the continual rise of more and more people becoming vegetarians, the success of upscale, all-vegetarian restaurants, and the world wide consumer love of Meatless Monday. Contrary to what some believe, you can be vegetarian and continue to experience bold flavors, new textures and have filling lunches, dinners, snacks and everything else in between. Read More

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Off The Shelf: A Look Back to 1987

By Christopher Stewart | February 6, 2013

Chef Drawings

A plating sketch from 1987 from Paul Mooney, sent to Marcus

Living in a world full of food, chefs and restaurants can be quite delicious. With so many new techniques, heirloom foods, and the rise of the young chef, its always a great day to eat. With the climb of cooking in all art forms, brought along the rapid popularity of cookbooks. Cookbooks have always been popular, dating back to “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Childs and “The Joy of Cooking” by Irma S. Rombauer. These two cookbooks paved the way in the culinary world and are still holding ground amongst some of the best. Read More

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