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Saveur : the new classics cookbook
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, California : Weldon Owen Inc., [2014]
Physical Description:
624 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
At head of title: Saveur.

Includes indexes.
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TX714 .N4677 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TX714 .N4677 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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From the editors of America's favorite culinary magazine, Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook features more than 1000 well-curated global recipes in an essential collection for home cooks everywhere. This masterful selection celebrates the brand's authority, heritage, and depth of worldwide culinary knowledge in what will become an indispensable and treasured guide for everyone who relishes authentic cooking and SAVEUR's standard of excellence.

Offering authentic, from-the-source recipes for virtually every type of dish (from tapas and cocktails to salads, dumplings, one pot meals, and more), essential techniques, and practical advice, this thorough collection of recipes from the pages of SAVEUR represents a comprehensive foundation for any home cook looking for a go-to guide--and daily inspiration--from a trusted source. Also includes suggested menus for holidays and occasions; illustrative sidebars that showcase groups of ingredients (such as the Mexican pantry, different varieties of tomatoes, what makes a good tagine) or provide easy-to-follow instructions for techniques (like how to crimp a dumpling or fold an empanada); and two sections of gorgeous full-color photographs that bring the cuisine to life.

The 16 chapters are organized by course and food type. A robust selection of pantry basics (DIY condiments, stocks and sauces, spice blends and rubs, and more) is also included. Each recipe includes a headnote (explaining the origin of the dish, offering suggestions for perfecting the method, or a serving suggestion) and there are illustrations and cook's notes, imparting helpful tips (wear gloves when working with hot chiles, use young ginger for the best flavor) scattered throughout the book. Icons call out vegetarian dishes and other helpful information at a glance. Multiple indexes make it easy to find recipes for any occasion.

Author Notes

Since its founding in 1994, SAVEUR magazine has provided vivid and unprecedented access to the world's cuisines, telling the stories of authentic meals and the cooks behind them through impeccable photography, faithfully reproduced recipes, and expertly crafted articles from the world's most celebrated food writers. SAVEUR's editors are passionate about the stories behind the meals, be they classic dishes known to all, or obscure traditions worth sharing with the world. They understand each ingredient, each person, each meal, has undergone a special journey and this knowledge is at the root of every article and image in SAVEUR. Cherished by travel enthusiasts, home cooks, professional chefs, and culinary adventurers alike, SAVEUR is the magazine of choice for people who experience the world food-first, whether they're slurping noodles from a street cart in Vietnam, or savoring the pleasures of a three-star meal in Paris. Honoring both the humble and the elevated, spontaneous meals and those that take days to prepare, every issue of SAVEUR is a celebration of real food made by real people.

For 20 years SAVEUR has sought out stories from around the globe that weave together culture, tradition, and people through the language of food. SAVEUR has received more than 25 awards, including five James Beard Awards and an award for best single-topic issue from the American Society of Magazine Editors.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The editors of food magazine Saveur deliver a cookbook cum encyclopedia, which offers recipes and excursions into food cultures worldwide. The aim is to redefine the concept of "classics" beyond the familiar U.S. and European standards and add dishes from other regions to the canon. "Classic recipes are maps, biographies, history lessons on a plate," the introduction states. The more than 1,000 recipes in this comprehensive volume are organized into easy-to-follow chapters that range from appetizers to desserts and cocktails. Some dishes are readily prepared, needing only a little preparation time. Into this category fall homey fare like veal piccata, Creole-style fried fish, corn dogs, and Mexican rice. For the most part, though, this is a volume for ambitious home cooks-those willing to put in the effort required to master several labor-intensive steps and long ingredient lists. Examples include bacheofe, an Alsatian meat and vegetable stew (23 ingredients); a black bean burger with salsa fresca and avocado crema; and a Tunisian tuna sandwich. Helpful indexes for searching recipes by ingredient and origin supplement the table of contents. American supermarket staples will suffice for most of these recipes, and the editors offer tips for hunting down ingredients that may be harder to find. The book is illustrated with two inserts of color photos, which will be welcomed by fans of Saveur magazine. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

SAVEUR magazine's former editor in chief James Oseland (Cradle of Flavor) introduces this massive cookbook, in which old favorites such as tomato aspic and Ella Fitzgerald's favorite cheddar cheese log sit comfortably alongside such modern classics as kale and avocado salad and dark chocolate matzo brittle. Striving for comprehensiveness, the editors have included more than 1,000 dishes from around the world. America, France, and Italy are best represented, but nonetheless, the book's global scope is impressive. The recipes cover most courses and food types even drinks, confections, pickles, and spice blends and they're indexed by ingredient, origin, and topic. Technical tips, historical facts, line drawings, color photo spreads, and quotes from Pythagoras and Mark Twain to Anthony Bourdain help to add interest to the hundreds of pages of text. VERDICT Highly recommended for most collections and home cooks who'd like a contemporary, all-purpose kitchen reference. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.