What to Cook and How to Cook it: Fresh & Easy is the only cookbook you’ll need this summer. Cooking simple, tasty dishes using fresh and wholesome ingredients has never been easier. In What to Cook and How to Cook it: Fresh & Easy, established food writer and recipe editor Jane Hornby has created a mouthwatering collection of 75 easy, step‐by‐step recipes for simple dishes that make the best of fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruit, meat and fish, and shows how straightforward it can be to cook simple meals from scratch using fresh ingredients. From a simple tomato gazpacho, to grilled asparagus with poached egg, Parmesan and balsamic butter, to Vietnamese summer salad, to a spectacular mango and raspberry pavlova, every recipe is illustrated with a clear photograph showing all the ingredients, and step‐by‐step photographs clearly explain every stage of the recipe, so that anyone can follow them. Jane’s friendly, accessible style makes the recipes achievable for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced cooks looking for new inspiration for practical and delicious family meals, and there is also guidance on how to shop for and select the best seasonal ingredients.
What to Cook and How to Cook It is the ultimate cookbook for beginners. It takes 100 easy and delicious recipes back to basics, with clear colour photographs to accompany the ingredients list and every method step, and carefully explained recipes that absolutely anyone can follow. There are popular, accessible and tasty recipes for every occasion, from breakfast muffins to omelettes to tasty roast chicken and classic lemon tart. The clear cooking instructions and tips on what to buy will guide the reader all the way from the supermarket to the dining table.
Learn how to be a vegetarian from the first vegetarian book (1899) possibly ever printed! Approximately 400 choice recipes are given along with directions on healthful cookery, home fruit canning, weekly menus, food combinations, foods for infants, simple dishes for the sick, wholesome drinks, tables on the nutritive values of foods, digestion time of various foods, weights and measures for the kitchen and more.
Preserving, Canning and Drying Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Joseph Cowan
Pubpsher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Cowan’s earlier works dealt with sexual hygiene and the evils of tobacco, but in What to Eat, and How to Cook It he turned to diet. Food and culinary practice had become more complex in American middle-class society by 1870, and Cowan’s cookbook blasted his countrymen for eating “conglomerate mixtures,” ingredients “mixed in all shapes, in all measures, and under all conditions.” He believed that overly manipulated, processed foods led to a “clogged brain” and a “sickly and unenjoyable life.” His conclusion was that, “To live a sweet healthy life implies the use of simple, nutritious food, cooked in a plain, simple manner, and as nearly in its natural relations as possible.” What to Eat, and How to Cook It is an almost exclusively vegetarian cookbook that advocates natural foods consisting mostly of grains, fruits, and vegetables, very simply prepared. Although lean roast beef is permitted in moderation, the list of banned foods is long and sobering: salt, spices, vinegar, tea, coffee, chocolate, fat, virtually all meats, and above all fish. Milk, butter, and cheese are considered “abnormal,” but are allowed in some of the simple recipes. In addition to chapters on many grains, vegetables, and fruits, the book contains sections on food and drink for the sick, water, rules for eating, food not to eat, poisons in daily use, and preserving fruits and vegetables. The book also contains the first known recipe for frying green tomatoes, following the suggestion by New England farmers that this was a use for the many green tomatoes that remained on the vine after the first frost. This edition of What to Eat, and How to Cook It was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary War patriot and successful printer and publisher, the society is a research library documenting the lives of Americans from the colonial era through 1876. The society collects, preserves, and makes available as complete a record as possible of the printed materials from the early American experience. The cookbook collection comprises approximately 1,100 volumes.
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