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BOOKS FOR THE CHEF
 
large product photo   Edible Pepper Garden, The (The Edible Garden Series)

From sweet peppers to four-alarm spicy ones, here are all the essentials on growing your own private pepper garden, including basic gardening tips and mouth-watering recipes for both the hot pepper lover and the faint of heart.

 


 
large product photo   The Pepper Garden

Describes the various types of peppers, and provides advice on growing and harvesting them, even in climates where they do not grow naturally.

 


 
large product photo   The Great Chile Book

A guide to over ninety of the world's most popular chiles, from the common green bell pepper to the exotic, smoky-flavored pasilla de Oaxaca.

 


 
large product photo   The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia

The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia has the answer to just about any question one could ask about chile peppers. Which chiles are the hottest? What country did the first chile plants come from? What popular brand of dandruff shampoo is made with chile peppers? Can chiles really be used to cure headaches? Even the most devoted "chile-heads" will be satisfied. The encyclopedia is researched and written by Dave Dewitt, the country's foremost expert on hot and spicy foods and longtime editor-in-chief of Chile Pepper magazine.

In addition to entries on chile species, culture, terminology, and agriculture, the encyclopedia includes more than one hundred fiery recipes like Madras Fried Chile Fritters from India and Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings are sure to please any hot-and-spicy food lover. Black and white drawings and photographs, charts, and graphs appear throughout. The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia is an indispensable sourcebook for chile aficionados, gardeners, cooks, and anyone else who has a burning interest in fiery foods.

 


 


large product photo   1,000 Indian Recipes

1,000 Indian Recipes enables home cooks to recreate the authentic flavors of India in their own kitchens. Complete with guidelines for finding ingredients, this book provides recipes for vegetarian and nonvegetarian entrées, seasoning blends, chutneys, rice dishes, breads, desserts, and much more. The author presents information on Indian spices and basic ingredients, such as paneer cheese and pickles, as well as instructions for preparing ingredients ahead of time. There are recipes for such enticing dishes as Cilantro-Lime Chutney, Spicy Spinach Curry, Garlicky Shrimp Rice with Coconut Milk, Chicken Tikka Masala, Fresh Fruit in Rose-Flavored Cream, Layered Green Chile Parantha Breads, Mango Milkshakes, and many more.

 


 
large product photo   The Peppers Cookbook: 200 Recipes

Award-winner Jean Andrews has been called "the first lady of chili peppers" and her own registered trademark, "The Pepper Lady." She now follows up on the success of her earlier books, Peppers: The Domesticated Capsicums and The Pepper Trail, with a new collection of more than two hundred recipes for pepper lovers everywhere. Andrews begins with how to select peppers (with an illustrated glossary provided), how to store and peel them, and how to utilize various cooking techniques to unlock their flavors. A chapter on typical ingredients used in pepper recipes will be a boon for the harried cook. The Peppers Cookbook also features a section on nutrition and two indexes, one by recipe and one by pepper type, for those searching for a recipe to use specific peppers found in the market. The majority of the book contains new recipes along with the best recipes from her award-winning Pepper Trail book. The mouth-watering recipes herein range from appetizers to main courses, sauces, and desserts, including Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Creamy Pepper and Tomato Soup, Jicama and Pepper Salad, Chipotle-Portabella Tartlets, Green Corn Tamale Pie, Anatolian Stew, South Texas Turkey with Tamale Dressing, Shrimp Amal, Couscous-Stuffed Eggplant, and Creamy Serrano Dressing.

 


 
large product photo   Texas Peppers: The Jalapeno Cookbook (Flavors of Home)

"Texas Peppers" - the Jalapeño cookbook, includes over 100 quality, tested recipes using the Jalapeño pepper. There are many that are 4 and 5 ingredients and easy to prepare. Included in this book is a list of Festivals around the state of Texas that include a celebration of the Jalapeño, a chart comparing the "Heat" of different types of peppers and history of the Jalapeño pepper. There are many, many recipes to be found that include these peppers; these are the best of the best for any occasion.

 


 
large product photo   Jalapeno Madness: The Hottest Little Jalapeno Cookbook

Finally, a cookbook for the true jalapeno lover! Jalapeno Madness - The Hottest Little Jalapeno Cookbook has new and unique recipes for every meal, every snack, and every time of day. You'll never wonder again what to do with all of those delicious jalapeno peppers.

 



large product photo   1,000 Mexican Recipes

Mexican cooking is made wonderfully accessible with this comprehensie yet personal cookbook. Offering 1,000 recipes for traditional fare from all the regions of Mexico, as well as dishes inspired by the nueva cocina of today's top Mexican chefs, this cookbook covers what home cooks need and want to know about Mexican cooking. Throughout, the author shares the cultural and culinary heritage of the people and food of Mexico from her perspective as a traveler and impassioned enthusiast of the country.

Home cooks will delight in the mouthwatering recipes such as Corn with Chipotle Butter, Chicken Quesadillas, Pork Chops with Poblano Chile Sauce, and Mexican Coffee Flan. There are two dozen kinds of salsa and more than 45 delicious chicken dishes, plus much more -- enough exciting choices to fill weeknight dinner and special occasion menus for years!

 


 
large product photo   Simply Thai Cooking

125 easy and delicious Thai recipes.

Thai cuisine is considered one of the world's most delicious and continues to maintain its enormous popularity in North America with its unique blend of tastes: hot, sour, and sweet.

With fail-safe, easy-to-follow recipes, Simply Thai Cooking now includes fifteen new recipes and an expanded vegetarian and chicken section.

Create your favorites like Pad Thai, Yum Mamuang (Green Mango Salad), Nuer Num Mun Hoy (Beef with Oyster Sauce and Mushrooms) and Kaeng Khiao Wan Kai (Chicken in Thai Green Curry). Savor new tastes like Pad Kana (Chinese Broccoli with Shiitaki Mushrooms), Tom Ka Tofu (Coconut-Tofu Soup) and Kang Pa Kai (Jungle Curry Chicken).

Most of the dishes can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Because these recipes provide excellent nutrition with little fat, they are as healthy as they are delicious.

 


 
large product photo   500 Hot and Spicy Recipes

These recipes clearly show how to make the most of hot and spicy ingredients in chapters that cover every aspect of cooking with these versatile flavourings, including an inspiring selection of scintillating starters appetizers and snacks; tasty soups, fiery fish and shellfish dishes; scorching poultry and meat recipes; vibrant vegetarian main courses and side dishes; and even piquant salads and vegetable side dishes.