Starting with Ingredients

Starting with Ingredients

By Aliza Green

Running Press Book Publishers, Hardcover, 9780762427475, 1056pp.

Publication Date: October 2006

Each chapter focuses on a single ingredient. The accompanying recipes in Chef Aliza Green's culinary tour de force demonstrate the broad range of possibilities for each ingredient, utilizing a variety of cooking methods, flavors, and ethnic inspirations. This innovative work is the product of Green's ceaseless culinary curiosity and in-depth knowledge of ingredients. With these tools, she has created hundreds of clear and imaginative recipes that will enable experienced and fledgling home chefs to recognize how foods should look and behave, their fragrance and feel, their seasonal changes, how they are transformed by different cooking methods, and their flavor affinities. Extensive sidebars satisfy the most curious epicure.

About the Author
Aliza Green is an award-winning Philadelphia-based author, journalist, and influential chef whose books include "The Fishmonger's Apprentice "(Quarry Books, 2010), "Starting with Ingredients: Baking "(Running Press, 2008) and "Starting with Ingredients "(Running Press, 2006), four "Field Guides "to food (Quirk, 2004-2007), "Beans: More than 200 Delicious, Wholesome Recipes from Around the World "(Running Press, 2004) and collaborations with famed chefs Guillermo Pernot and Georges Perrier. A former food columnist for the "Philadelphia Inquirer" and "Philadelphia Daily News", Green now writes regularly for "Cooking Light", and is known for her encyclopedic knowledge of every possible ingredient, its history, culture, and use in the kitchen and bakery. Green's books have garnered high praise from critics, readers, and culinary professionals alike, including a James Beard award for "Best Single-Subject Cookbook" in 2001 for "Ceviche!: Seafood, Salads, and Cocktails with a Latino Twist" (Running Press, 2001), which she co-authored with Chef Guillermo Pernot. Visit her website at http: //

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