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  • Zed
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    McClung, Elizabeth
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    Zed is having a bad day. She's 12 and there's someone around who's killing kids, which she doesn't have time for. Already today, she's knifed a rapist, traded with half the drunks and addicts in town, talked to the dead, bargained with a sociopath, and extracted crucial information from a mental patient, and she hasn't even left the building. Welcome to The Tower, an urban development project no city wants to lay claim to; a place to steer clear of if at all possible, but if you can't, you'll fit right in. This vivid, claustrophobic novel is about madness, survival, and crumbling institutions, in the spirit of J.G. Ballard's High Rise or Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory.

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    Krieger, Ellie
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    Make-ahead recipes from the longtime Food Network star and best-selling author Ellie Krieger, New York Times best-selling and multi-award-winning author, has written a cookbook devoted to the kind of recipes that her fans have been waiting for-make-ahead meals. For those who are always short on time when it comes to cooking, Ellie is here to help. Her recipes-which include breakfast bakes, soups, salads, casseroles, and more-can all be prepared ahead of time, making putting food on the table that much easier. Each recipe includes instructions for refrigerating and/or freezing as well as storing and reheating directions. With exciting dishes like the Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats in Jars and the Herbed Salmon Salad, you'll be able to have meals ready days in advance. As with her other books, all of Ellie's recipes are healthy and come complete with nutrition information. But that doesn't mean they sound like diet food! Just look at the Creamy Tomato Soup, Chicken Enchilada Pie, and Smoky Smothered Pork Chops, to name a few. You Have It Made helps you turn your fridge and freezer into a treasure chest of satisfying, good-for-you meals.

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    Davis, Robin
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    Boba Fett-Uccine and Princess Leia Danish Dos are just the beginning when the Force is with you in the kitchen. Wookiee Cookies is your invitation to fine culinary experiences in the Star Wars frame of mind. From C-3PO Pancakes to Jedi Juice Bars, this intergalactic Star Wars cookbook features healthy snacks, delicious dishes, sweet treats, and easy main courses no Rebel can resist. The ebook includes hilarious photos and safety tips for cooking on Earth as well as in most space stations. Age is no issue when it comes to Star Wars cuisine--kids as well as adults will have a great time with this book. Whether you drove to your first Star Wars flick or just had your fifth birthday, there's no reason you can't whip up some Crazy Cantina Chili at near light speed.

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    Morgan, Lane
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    Anyone can include more local food in their diet at the peak of summer, but what do you do when the tomatoes are done and the first greens of spring are months away' The Winter Harvest Cookbook takes a seasonal approach to eating, even during the coldest months of the year. This fully updated and revised twentieth anniversary edition includes more than two hundred simple, mouth-watering recipes showcasing fresh produce from the winter garden or local market, rounded out by introductions to unfamiliar ingredients, shopping tips, menu suggestions, and resource lists. The author also invites us into her corner of the Pacific Northwest, with vignettes drawn from the region's farming, gardening, and cooking. Tantalize your tastebuds with an incredible array of soups, salads, sides, sauces, entrEes, and desserts such as: -Roasted brussels sprouts with sweet potatoes and garlic -Penne with arugula, kale, and goat cheese -Salad of roasted golden beets with feta and hazelnut oil -Pot roast with hazelnut barley With a greatly expanded array of vegetarian and vegan dishes, Winter Harvest Cookbook is a must-have for anyone who wants to enjoy fresh, local, and delicious food-any time of the year!

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    Luntz, Perry
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    Would you like to better appreciate fine distilled spirits? Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies is your complete guide to selecting and enjoying this family of noble beverages, flavor by flavor. From whiskey, rum, and brandy to vodka, gin, and cordials, this handy reference traces the history of distilled spirits, explains how they are made, and shows you how to evaluate, serve, and savor them.  Ever wonder why the Irish spell it “whiskey” and the Scottish “whisky”? This friendly book tells you as it reveals where the first whiskeys — or “dark” spirits — originated and how they came to the United States. It also explores the origins of clear spirits and the different varieties of each. You’ll compare American and European vodkas, see how to make the new and improved all-purpose Martini, and follow the spread of flavored rums across the globe. A slew of sidebars give you fascinating tidbits of information about these spirits. You’ll also discover how to: * Become a sophisticated taster * Shop for the best spirits * Select the right mixers * Use spirits in cooking * Make 10 classic cocktails * Choose and taste cordials and liqueurs * Know the nutrients in one serving of each type of distilled spirit * Present spirits to guests * Set up tasting events at home This thorough guide also features recipes for cooking with spirits, offering menu choices such as entrees, vegetables, and desserts that all include at least one type of spirit. Complete with an appendix of craft distillers across the United States, Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies will give you the knowledge and hands-on guidance you need to become a connoisseur of such greats as fine Scotch, Bourbon, and Cognac in no time!

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    Wight, Emily
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    A down-to-earth cookbook that proves you don't need a lot of money to create nutritious, beautiful meals at home. In this winsome cookbook, blogger Emily Wight offers fantastic recipes, ideas, and advice on how to prepare imaginative, nutritious, and delectable meals without breaking the bank. Perfect for students, families, and anyone on a budget. Well-Fed, Flat Broke proves that while you may occasionally be flat broke, you can always be well fed. This collection of 120 recipes ranges from the simple (perfect scrambled eggs, rice and lentils) to the sublime (Orecchiette with White Beans and Sausage, Mustard-fried Chicken). Chapters are organized by ingredient so that you can easily build a meal from what you have on hand. Well Fed, Flat Broke has flavours to please every palette including Thai, Dutch, Indonesian, and Latin American-inspired recipes such as Kimchi Pancakes, Salvadoran Roast Chicken, and Pantry Kedgeree, reflecting a diverse array of affordable ingredients and products in grocery stores, markets, and delis. Emily is a working mother and wife who lives with a picky toddler in one of Canada's most expensive cities. She offers readers real-talk about food, strategic shopping tips, sound advice for picky eaters, and suggestions on how to build a well-stocked, yet inexpensive pantry. Cooking every night can be challenging for busy families who are short on time and lean in budget; Emily includes plenty of one-pot dishes to keep everyone healthy, full, and happy. With friendly charm and practical advice, Well Fed, Flat Broke will have you eating like a millionaire without having to spend like one. Emily Wight is a writer and home cook who's been blogging about food for the past six years.

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    Davidson, Brian K., Fouts, David, Meyers, Karen
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    A practical, empowering guide to maintaining your weight after weight loss surgery  Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook For Dummies is a book about food and maintenance: what foods to buy, how to prepare them, and how to enjoy a nutritious post-surgery diet. It helps you solidify new eating habits and enjoy some new recipes, as well as better understand nutrition and your food intake so that you can maintain your weight long after surgery. * Features simple, delicious meals that conform to post-weight loss surgery requirements * Offers easy-to-prepare recipes that are high in flavor and low in fat and calories, that you can eat immediately after your surgery and beyond Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook For Dummies makes it easy to shed the pounds and keep them off!

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    Hood, Sarah B.
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    We Sure Can! celebrates the ongoing "Canvolution," in which urban "preservationists," local-food aficionados, rural picklers and jammers, and food bloggers are rediscovering the lost art of home canning jams, pickles, and other preserves. And we're not talking your standard strawberry jam here; passionate canners are preserving all manner of fruits and vegetables and combining them with unexpectedly exotic spices and ingredients. The book features over one hundred recipes from an international assembly of inventive canners (including the author herself), as well as profiles of those who do it best. The book's recipes are divided according to the seasons; some of the more tantalizing creations include Lemongrass, Ginger, & Kaffir Lime Jelly; Blackberry Lime Jam; Dandelion Jelly; Pickled Ramps; Lavender Peach Preserves; and Pickled Watermelon Rinds. The book also features practical and important information and safety tips for those wanting to start canning produce at home. Perfect for fans of the growing locavore movement and those who are empowered by the idea of "putting up" their own preserves, this book will inspire readers to start their own jam sessions as soon as the year's bumper crop of fruits and vegetables becomes available. Can anybody join the movement' We sure can! Sarah B. Hood is a freelance food writer who has been canning for more than a decade. Her preserves have won prizes from Canada's Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Culinary Historians of Canada. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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    Burton, eena
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    Veganism-the animal-free diet-is here to stay. And Dreena Burton, author of the bestselling The Everyday Vegan, is here to tell you how the decision to "go green" doesn't mean you have to sacrifice nutrition or flavor, and in fact will make you and your family feel healthier and more alive. Dreena and her husband became parents three years ago, and their decision to raise their daughter as a vegan from birth has made the need for an animal-free diet that is fully nutritional all the more crucial. But as Dreena demonstrates in Vive le Vegan!, there's no need to panic: there are simple methods and delectable ingredients you can use that will allow you-whether you're single or have a family-to become vegan without having to be a rocket scientist. And who said that vegan meals lack pizzazz' Not when you can make: Berry Hemp Smoothies Fresh Jicama and Cucumber Slaw Hearty Roasted Tomato Stew Carrot-Shitake Spring Rolls Chipotle Veggie Bean Burritos Morrocan Chickpea Patties Apple Cardomom Cake with Creamy Lemon Maple Frosting The recipes in Vive le Vegan! also don't over-rely on the use of soy, given recent concerns about over-consumption, and many feature whole grains and hemp. They're also disarmingly easy to prepare. So it's time to give up your qualms about the vegan lifestyle and celebrate its vivid possibilities. Vive le vegan!

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    Havala, Suzanne
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    If you thought you had to be a nutritionist to figure out a vegetarian diet, it’s actually a lot simpler than you think. Eating vegetarian, in addition to being healthy and delicious, is just plain fun. Discovering new and exotic vegetables like celeriac or kohlrabi will widen your palate as well as your sense of adventure in the kitchen. Plus, vegetarian cuisine is chockfull of dishes that are robust and flavorful, and a match for any standard meat dish. And, most important of all, eating a plateful of vegetarian lasagna or pasta primavera, or any other scrumptious dish prepared vegetarian style will let you indulge—without guilt!  With Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies, you’ll get the skinny on just what lacto-ovo, lacto, and just plain vegan diets are all about and how to create nutritious meals from the rich cornucopia of whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and dairy and egg substitutes that are the staple of the vegetarian menu. You’ll also find out: * How to get your full complement of protein and vitamins, including calcium, iron, C, B12, and zinc—and from what, often surprising, food sources * How to successfully convert to a vegetarian diet * How to stock up a vegetarian pantry—including tips on where to shop, starting a kitchen garden, as well as handy weekly and monthly food lists * Vegetarian cooking basics—including preparing ingredients, cooking beans and grains, handling tofu and tempeh, washing and cutting fruits and vegetables * Simple cooking techniques—including baking, boiling, steaming, sautéing, and stewing * The ins and outs of vegetarian etiquette Not only will you become fully acquainted with the new and delicious world of meat replacements (like tofu, tempeh, seitan, textured vegetable protein, veggie burgers and franks) and egg, dairy, yogurt and cheese substitutes, you’ll see how truly simple and enjoyable cooking vegetarian can be. With over delicious 100 recipes, you’ll find yourself choosing among such soon-to-be favorites as: * Smoothie snacks—including a Caramel Apple Smoothie and a Winter Berry Smooth * Breakfast dishes—including Savory Mushroom Tofu Quiche, Healthy Pancakes, and French Toasties * Delicious dips—including Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, and Fresh Avocado and Lime Dip * Soups for all seasons—including Vegetarian Chili with Cashews and Southern Sweet Onion Soup * Scrumptious salads—including Festive Broccoli Salad, Tofu Salad, and Lentil Vinaigrette Salad * Entrees for everyone—including Basic Bean Burritos, Spinach and Mushroom Manicotti, Garden Pizza, and Tempeh Sloppy Joes Full of tips on adapting traditional recipes to vegetarian style cooking, plus a spicy spin on old standbys like Home Fries, Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies lets you reinvent the vegetarian lifestyle to suit your needs and tastes. With pages of full-color photos, black-and-white how-to illustrations, and humorous cartoons along the way, this fun, informative, and upbeat guide makes every meal an exciting step in the journey toward lifelong health.

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    Lewy, Brooke
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    This is a grilling book dedicated to vegetables that eat like meat. The first of its kind, this cookbook features 60 recipes that star vegetables caramelized into succulence for satisfying, flavor-forward meals. Cauliflower "steaks," broccoli burgers, and beets that slow-smoke like a brisket are just three of the meaty but meatless meals to base a great cookout around. More than 30 stunning images showcase the beauty and variety of these recipes, each of which includes instructions for charcoal and gas grilling as well as using a grill pan on the stovetop or under the broiler. For vegetarians, those who love to grill, and anyone looking for more creative ways to prepare vegetables, this handbook is destined to live beside the grill.

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    Kramer, Sarah
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    Sarah Kramer is a vegan superstar; she was named "The World's Coolest Vegan" by Herbivore Magazine, and her first three cookbooks have sold a combined total of over two hundred thousand copies. Vegan a Go-Go! represents a change of pace for Sarah: it is a cookbook and more for vegan travelers, many of whom are daunted by the idea of going on the road and being able to locate and/or prepare the kind of nutritious animal-free meals they enjoy at home. The new book includes 150 recipes, many of them new, and others that have been adapted from her earlier books. All of the recipes are easy to prepare with a minimum of ingredients and are guaranteed to deliver energy, nutrition, and great flavor. The rest of the book contains information and advice pertinent to vegan travelers, from how to deconstruct a restaurant menu to what food items are best suited to carry around in your luggage or handbag. There's even a section on "How to Say 'I Am Vegan'" in numerous languages. The book is also designed with the traveler in mind: it is small enough to slip into one's pocket or purse, yet has a reinforced cover to ensure durability under the harshest conditions. Full of Sarah's high-energy wit and verve, Vegan a Go-Go! makes life for vegan travelers a lot less stressful and a lot more fun.

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    Anderson, Merida
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    Since 2008, self-taught chef MErida Anderson has been hosting vegan secret suppers in Vancouver, Montreal, and New York. With her focus on menu-planning and simple, seasonal ingredients, she offers readers all the tools to create healthy, sumptuous meals. From smoked-cured coconut to a rich sweet potato crEme brulEe, these dishes are certain to delight vegans and non-vegans alike.

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    Rockridge Press
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    Discover the incredible health benefits of going vegan with Vegan Cookbook for Beginners. Eating a vegan diet that is free of animal products requires creativity. For those who are exploring veganism for the first time, Vegan Cookbook for Beginners will inspire you to create filling and flavorful plant-based meals to please even the most skeptical carnivore. With more than 150 versatile vegan recipes, Vegan Cookbook for Beginners will let you experience the benefits of improved health and increased energy through eating vegan with recipes that are hearty, comforting and nutritious. Going vegan is a smart choice for your body and the planet, and Vegan Cookbook for Beginners will take the guesswork out of cooking everyday vegan meals. Vegan Cookbook for Beginners will help you enjoy the benefits of veganism today with: More than 150 easy and delicious vegan recipes straight from Vegan Cookbook; Two-week Vegan Cookbook meal plan; Introduction to the core principles of veganism; Overview of the health benefits of going vegan; Advice on equipping your kitchen and stocking your pantry from the editors of Vegan Cookbook. With help from Vegan Cookbook for Beginners, the transition to a vegan lifestyle will be easy and enjoyable.

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    Kelly, Carla
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    In spring and summer, there's nothing better than enjoying a meal outdoors with friends and family; today, al fresco dining has never been more popular, given the rise in popularity of gourmet takeout and prepared picnic baskets. For those who eschew all animal products, though, outdoor vegan meals usually consist of mundane veggie sandwiches and a fruit salad. But no more! Carla Kelly is an accomplished vegan cook and baker with two previous cookbooks under her belt; she also loves to prepare delicious, casually elegant vegan meals for backyard barbecues, picnics in the park, or parties at the beach. Vegan al Fresco is loaded with beautiful appetizers such as Peanut Potato Salad and Tomato and Olive Tarts, inventive sandwiches including Pita Po'Boys, and amazing grilled dishes like Sweet Chipotle Tempeh with Berries and Cedar Planked Rosemary and Lemon Tofu. Finish off your meal with Strawberry and Basil Scones, Maple and Walnut Cheesecake, or some crazy good vegan ice creams. The book includes prep and cooking times for each recipe, as well as advice on portability, food safety issues, and menu suggestions for special occasions. Full-color throughout, Vegan al Fresco offers delectable and sophisticated ways for vegans to enjoy the great outdoors. Carla Kelly, a vegan for almost ten years, has cooked at hotels around the world. She is the author of two previous cookbooks, Quick and Easy Bake Sale and Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, and operates the food website The Year of the Vegan (veganyear.blogspot.ca).

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    Girol, Didier
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    Quand la femme de Patrick lui écrit : « Va te faire cuire un œuf ! », sa première réaction fût la panique : Patrick ne sait même pas se faire cuire un œuf. On aurait pu croire qu’il allait s’effondrer en pensant à son amour perdu et bien non ! Sa première idée, après le départ de la traîtresse, fût d’appeler Didier, cuisinier de son état et accessoirement meilleur ami d’enfance: « Au secours viens me montrer comment me faire à manger, Françoise est partie ». Dans un style amusant, accessible et efficace, Didier Girol propose Va te faire cuire un œuf !, un livre de cuisine vivant, bien expliqué, avec des recettes simples à réaliser et peu coûteuses, bonifiées de nombreuses capsules d’information et de trucs culinaires. Bref, le livre de cuisine qui satisfera autant les hommes seuls que les femmes célibataires. Ponctué d’humour, saupoudré de culture culinaire et d’anecdotes savoureuses, Va te faire cuire un œuf ! est une histoire d’amour et d’amitié dans la cuisine combinée à un cours de cuisine sur mesure. Vous y trouverez plus d’une centaine de recettes utiles autant pour la cuisine de tous les jours que pour recevoir.

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    Stipovich, Kiera
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    Ultimate Appetizer Ideabook is a cook's gold mine. Chock-a-block with updated classics, modern-day favorites, and totally unique recipes for hosts of all skill levels, every single preparation is photographed so party planners can envision their array of treats. The 225 recipes cover everything from dips, spreads, and one-bite nibbles to heartier fare requiring a fork or a spoon as well as a section of little sweets perfect for an all-dessert soiree. Whether hosts want to add snazzy new offerings to their repertoire, establish a set of quick recipes for impromptu gatherings, or just learn to make basic appetizers, this chunky, distinctively packaged little volume makes an exceptional pair with our bestselling Ultimate Bar Book.

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    Kelly, Carla
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    Once the lonely, unattractive kin of sexier, more popular produce, root vegetables (along with tubers and rhizomes) finally get the love and attention they deserve in this inventive and far-reaching vegan cookbook. Instead of heavy stews and soups-the most common uses for root vegetables, in which they play mild-mannered backup to meat-centric ingredients-author Carla Kelly lets roots, tubers, and rhizomes shine on their own in recipes that include lighter versions of those traditional stews and soups as well as juices, salads, desserts, and ethnically inspired entrees such as potato, sauerkraut, and dill pierogies and sweet potato and pinto bean enchiladas. The book includes a great collection of raw bites and sides, as well as information on the wide variety of root vegetables available, including what to do with those mysterious specimens in the market such as kohlrabi, cassava, celeriac, and Jerusalem artichokes. There's also imaginative recipes that find new ways to use the more familiar parsnips, turnips, beets, and potatoes. Be the cool cook on the block and jump on the root vegetable bandwagon before the rest of the neighborhood does with help from Carla's amazing cookbook. Full-color throughout. Carla Kelly is a vegan blogger (Year of the Vegan) and home cook. She is the author of three previous books, the most recent of which was Vegan al Fresco.

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    Crain, Liz.
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    At the heart of Portland's red-hot food scene is Toro Bravo, a Spanish-inspired restaurant whose small plates have attracted a fiercely loyal fan base. But to call Toro Bravo a Spanish restaurant doesn't begin to tell the whole story. For chef John Gorham, each dish reflects a time, a place, a moment. For Gorham, food is more than mere sustenance. The Toro Bravo cookbook is an honest look behind the scenes: from Gorham's birth to a teenage mother who struggled with drug addiction, to time spent in his grandfather's crab-shack dance club, to formative visits to Spain, to becoming a father and opening a restaurant. Toro Bravo also includes 95 of the restaurant's recipes, from simple salads to homemade chorizo, along with an array of techniques that will appeal to both the home cook and the most seasoned, forearm-burned chef.

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    McIntosh, Barbara-jo
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    As an ingredient, canned seafood often gets short shrift; it's often considered a mundane filler for salads, casseroles, and sandwiches by those in a hurry or on a budget. But while fresh is always best, there's no reason why canned seafood has to be boring. Discover how to transform everyday canned seafood into stylish, delicious dishes in this cookbook that features innovative recipes for not only tinned salmon and tuna but clams, oysters, shrimp, crabmeat, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, and more. Make sophisticated versions of traditional seafood dishes such as Creamy Garlic & Clam Chowder; New England Salmon Cakes; and Apple, Cheddar & Tuna Melt; and try out imaginative new recipes such as Oyster & Artichoke Stew, Sardine & Potato Pancakes, Clam & Fontina Pizza, and Shiitake Mushrooms Stuffed with Crabmeat. This cookbook is perfect for students, those on a budget, or those with time constraints, but it's also a sea-worthy companion for any home cook with a pantry. Elevating canned seafood to new and delectable heights, Tin Fish Gourmet proves that there is life after tuna casserole. The foreword is by Michel Roux, whose restaurant Le Gavroche was the first in the United Kingdom to receive three Michelin stars. Barbara-jo McIntosh is an award-winning food professional with over thirty-five years' experience in the food and hospitality industry. Former proprietor of Barbara-Jo's Elegant Home Cooking, a popular Vancouver eatery, she now owns Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks, a bookshop in Vancouver dedicated to the culinary arts. Michel Roux is a French-born chef living and working in the United Kingdom. His restaurant Le Gavroche, which he founded with brother Alain in 1967, was the first in the UK to receive three Michelin stars. He is now proprietor of the Waterside Inn, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Bray, outside of London.

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