Are your taste buds as demanding as your schedule? With busy work and social calendars and family obligations, few people have time to prepare elaborate meals during the week. But that doesn't mean you and your family are doomed to a diet of frozen dinners; with a little planning, anyone can prepare delicious meals even on hectic weeknights. In The Weekend Chef: 192 Smart Recipes for Relaxed Cooking Ahead, Barbara Witt shows you how to cook for pleasure on the weekend and eat with pleasure during the week. Want a chicken potpie on Tuesday? No problem. Make the pie crusts and prep the filling on Sunday, and the dish is almost ready to go. Not sure what to do with the leftover fruit in the fruit bowl on Saturday? Turn those apples and pears into a chutney to serve with a pork dish on Thursday or with lamb chops on Friday. Clean, chop, and bag vegetables on Sunday to add to frozen beef broth for a quick and delicious soup, or make an Italian beef stew and use the leftovers to make a hearty pasta sauce. With a little advance work, the possibilities are endless. The Weekend Chef: 192 Smart Recipes for Relaxed Cooking Ahead includes detailed, step-by-step, mouthwatering recipes for sophisticated dishes like Garlicky Roasted Tomato Soup, Polenta with Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onions, Saffron Rice Pilaf, Five-Spice Baby Carrots, Short Ribs Braised with Three-Color Peppers, Trinidad Curried Pork, Mexican Meat Loaf, Leek and Fennel Pasta Sauce, and Bolognese Meat Sauce. Simple yet sumptuous dessert recipes include 30-Minute Lime Cheesecake and Apple and Currant Sour Cream Pie. Recipes for condiments that can transform a meal -- such as Asian Pear with Mango Chutney, Tomatillo and Green Chili Salsa, and Red Onion Confit -- round out this user-friendly volume. Witt even provides details on how to stock your pantry. After all, what's the point of having pasta sauce in the freezer if you don't have any pasta in the cupboard? The Weekend Chef: 192 Smart Recipes for Relaxed Cooking Ahead is for those who love good food and love to cook but just don't have the time during the week. Witt invites you to relax in the kitchen on the weekends and shows you that with a little planning, weekday meals can be just as wonderful as weekend meals.
The Weekend Chef is a blueprint to simplify your life. This book intends to broaden your cooking repertoire, while at the same time, minimise the time spent in the kitchen during the week. This is accomplished simply by using pieces of your weekend creations to whip up lively weekday dishes. Planning ahead is an acquired skill, but one that can easily learned. It is also the key to cooking with ease. There is no reason why the weekday cooking experience should be chaotic or unpleasant. Rather, it should be just as rewarding as a labour-intensive weekday meal.
'A powerful argument, and practical advice, on the importance of reclaiming your leisure time to live a happier and more fulfilling life' - Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Encroaching work demands - coupled with domestic chores, overbooked schedules, and the incessant pinging of our devices - have taken a toll on what used to be our free time: the weekend. With no space to tune out and recharge, every aspect of our lives is suffering: our health is deteriorating, our social networks (the face-to-face kind) are dissolving and our productivity is down. The notion of working less and living more has given way to the belief that you must be 'on' 24/7. Tired of suffering from Sunday-night let down, award-winning journalist Katrina Onstad pushes back against this all-work-no-fun ethos. Onstad follows the trail of people, companies and countries vigilantly protecting their time off for joy, adventure and meaning, and digs into the history, positive psychology and cultural anthropology of the great missing weekend. The Weekend Effect reveals that taking back those precious forty-eight hours is the key to increasing joy, creativity, productivity and success. It will be your persuasive, practical and much-needed guide to reclaiming your time off and, ultimately, saving yourself.
Forty years ago, when they were both eighteen, it took Sam Roberts one summer to fall in love with Maggie McWilliams. Then it was time for college for both of them; they broke up and went their separate ways. Maggie moved on, got married, established herself in an academic career, and had twin daughters. Sam built a successful broadcasting career of his own—but he has never gotten over Maggie. Now, at fifty-eight, Maggie is a semiretired widow, and her daughters are adults. Although Sam has never wanted to be a home-wrecker, he has kept up with Maggie’s life from a distance. He decides to pay her a visit one weekend and see whether he can convince her that they are meant to be. Sam wants to spend the rest of his life with Maggie, but there’s one problem: her life has been turned upside down, and the last thing she wants is another man. In this novel, a man in his late fifties revisiting his first love has a single weekend to persuade her to give their relationship a second chance.
From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Hart comes a mother-daughter PI team, a cold case, and a little bit of luck! It’s St. Patrick’s Day in Beantown, and Mackenzie Elizabeth Taylor needs the Luck of the Irish to solve her latest mystery—namely, who was the mysterious Uncle Al, the man who left her his apartment building as well as his PI business? But that personal investigation has to take a backseat to raising her teenage genius Mac, and dealing with her immature baby-daddy and demanding mother. Not to mention taking on a job that will actually produce some green. The case is a gnarly dispute by two Irish pub owners who happen to be brothers as well as rivals over a missing inheritance. With the entire city out pub-crawling, Mackenzie goes hunting for a pot of gold...but winds up with a body instead. With an assist from Mac, Mackenzie must slip into her gumshoes and go toe-to-toe with Detective Hunter Black, her neighbor, protector, and main squeeze, in order to solve her case. this case and claim the reward before someone else. Can the mother daughter team successfully investigate in the middle of a city-wide chaos? Or is their luck about to run out? Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries: Sleuthing for a Living – book#1 All Sleuth and No Play – book #2 Sleuthing for the Weekend – book #3 What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart's Mackenzie & Mackenzie PI Mysteries: "SLEUTHING FOR A LIVING by Jennifer L. Hart will be one of my new favorite cozy mystery series! Sure to be a hot hit!" ~ Fresh Fiction "What a great start to a new series." ~ Janet's Five Star Review, HEA Fictional Bookstore "A very enjoyable and laugh out loud read that was both engaging and entertaining, and I can’t wait to see what escapades will face Mackenzie and her friends. What a fun book." ~ Dru's Book Musings
The author of international phenomenon THE READER returns with a tale of old jealousies, explosive politics and uncertain futures. Meet the Baader-Meinhof Group, 25 years on... Old friends and lovers reunite for a weekend in a secluded country home after spending decades apart. They plumb their memories of each other and pass quiet judgements on the life decisions each has made since their youth. This isn't, however, just any old reunion, and their conversations of the old days aren't typical reminiscences. After 24 years, Joerg - a convicted murderer and terrorist, is released from prison on a pardon. A former member of the Red Army Faction (or Baader-Meinhof Group), the announcement of Joerg's release is sure to send shock waves throughout Germany. But before this happens, his group of friends - most of whom had been RAF sympathizers - gather for his first weekend of freedom. They are invited by Christiane, Joerg's devoted sister, whose suffocating concern for her brother is matched only by the unrelenting pull of Marcko, a dangerously passionate young man intent on using Joerg to continue the cause.
70 quick-fix weeknight dinners and 30 luscious weekend recipes that make every day taste extra special, no matter how much time you have to spend in the kitchen—from the beloved bestselling author of Once Upon a Chef. “Jennifer’s recipes are healthy, approachable, and creative. I literally want to make everything from this cookbook!”—Gina Homolka, author of The Skinnytaste Cookbook Jennifer Segal, author of the blog and bestselling cookbook Once Upon a Chef, is known for her foolproof, updated spins on everyday classics. Meticulously tested and crafted with an eye toward both flavor and practicality, Jenn’s recipes hone in on exactly what you feel like making. Here she devotes whole chapters to fan favorites, from Marvelous Meatballs to Chicken Winners, and Breakfast for Dinner to Family Feasts. Whether you decide on sticky-sweet Barbecued Soy and Ginger Chicken Thighs; an enlightened and healthy-ish take on Turkey, Spinach & Cheese Meatballs; Chorizo-Style Burgers; or Brownie Pudding that comes together in under thirty minutes, Jenn has you covered.
The brand new cookery book from Britain's favourite baker, Paul Hollywood Containing both sweet and savoury recipes inspired by cities from around the world including Paris, Copenhagen, Miami, New York, London and Naples, Paul takes classic bakes and gives them his own twist. From Madeleines to Kale, cherry and cheese scones, Caprese cake to Chelsea buns and Polish cheesecake to Marble bundt cake, take some weekend time out in the kitchen to discover some new favourite bakes. As Paul found on his travels, baking is very much a family activity and so many of the world's recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. Now he wants to pass them on to you and your families. 'I have wanted to write this book for a long time. It sees me discovering baking cultures of the world in ten of its most amazing cities [...] the experience will stay with me forever.'
In a world dominated by master chefs, kitchen gods, and culinary idols, the story of the humble beginning of a cook is often overlooked or underappreciated. Tony Chavez narrates his own account of what it is to discover great food and adapt to the kitchen lifestyle that inevitably follows. Unquestioning obedience to the vision of a demanding, maniacal chef, and sweaty hours under the tutelage of the brigade of arrogant, exuberant, insane cooks, is what our young hero encounters in his introduction to the professional world of cooking.
"Devotees of G.M. Malliet and Charles Todd will enjoy this different and delicious series." --Booklist Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier and her husband, a renowned restaurant critic, are frequent and privileged guests of Paris's cultured society. Unfortunately, a more refined milieu doesn't keep unsavory behavior like murder off the menu. . . When the body of acclaimed Chef Jean-Louis Brault and a shotgun are discovered in an antique Louis Vuitton portemanteau, the general consensus is suicide. Brault had been understandably distraught, if not quite unhinged, amidst rumors that his restaurant La Mère Denis might lose its rare third Michelin star. But when Capucine investigates the scene of the crime, she doesn't think it's only the boulliabaisse that smells fishy. And when Le Monde suggests that Capucine's investigation is a cover up for the lethal consequences of food critics everywhere--a profession in which her husband takes great pride--she will stop at nothing to solve the case. Praise for Alexander Campion and the Capucine Culinary Mysteries "Riveting gastronomic mystery. . . Readers will want a second helping." --Publishers Weekly on The Grave Gourmet "Steeped in Parisian culture and class structure. . .this mystery makes for a fine getaway read." --Library Journal on Killer Critique
For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes The Weekend was Murder! from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. Mary Elizabeth can’t wait for the weekend to begin at the Ridley Hotel, where a famous mystery writer and a troupe of actors are coming to enact a murder mystery for 150 amateur sleuths. Mary Elizabeth’s role is to discover the “body” in Room 1927, which is supposed to be haunted. But nothing prepares her for the real body she finds in Room 1927… “A masterfully constructed, engaging read that…[is] ingeniously plotted, fast-paced and lighthearted.” –Publishers Weekly “Fans will love wading through the myriad details and placing bets on the outcome.” –Kirkus Reviews “Mystery fans will…enjoy trying to solve the various crimes.” –School Library Journal
From celebrated food stylist and writer Catherine Hill, comes this sumptuous collection of recipes for all home cooks who love celebrity chefs such as Nigel Slater. From stews to slow-cooked joints to mouth-watering veg dishes, this is a fully illustrated cookbook to be relied upon for delicious, original and low-maintenance meals. With chapters from Friday Night Easy to fabulous Sunday lunches, this is the only cookbook you'll need when the weekend comes round. Catherine Hill's unique cookbook is aimed at everyone who wants to cook at the weekend, whether you have a few friends over for a casual Friday night supper or are going away for a self-catering mini-break. Choose from quick, clever recipes like Tomato and Tallegio Tart or Sticky Mango Chicken Salad when you get in late on a Friday night. With a bit more time, impress on a Saturday with Prawn and Chorizo Stew or Marmalade Glazed Barbecue Ribs. And for a Sunday lunch to round off the weekend choose from lots of slow-cook, low maintenance ideas like Moroccan Leg of Lamb with Chickpeas, or Horseradish and Sugar-crusted Beef with Watercress Pesto - perfect for heading home to after a Sunday walk or drink at the pub. With a relaxed approach and packed full of delicious recipes, ingenious tips and advice, make your weekend cooking something to remember.
Hayley Snow loves her job as the food critic for Key Zest magazine, tasting the offerings from Key West’s most innovative restaurants. She’d rate her life four stars, until she’s forced into the spotlight…and another murder investigation. Hoping for some good publicity, Hayley’s boss signs her up to help judge the Key West Topped Chef contest. Stakes are high as the winner could be the next cooking-show superstar. Hayley shows up for the filming nervous but excited, until she sees who’s on the judging panel with her: Sam Rizzoli, big shot businessman—and owner of the restaurant she just panned in her first negative review. When Rizzoli turns up dead, the police assume his killer is one of his business rivals. But Hayley wonders whether someone is taking the contest a little too seriously. With the police following the wrong recipe, it’s up to Hayley to find the killer before she’s eliminated from the show…permanently.
Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is the man who turned the world of cuisine on its head and became a national hero with an OBE and three Michelin stars. This is the full inspirational story of the self taught genius, from a life-changing childhood holiday in France, through to his brief apprenticeship in Raymond Blanc's restaurant. Heston is a gastronomic alchemist who sees the kitchen as a laboratory where he loves to experiment for the new ways to tantalise the taste-buds of diners at his legendary Fat Duck restaurant and the newly opened Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental. Taking a look behind the scenes of Heston's hit television shows including In Search of Perfection and Big Chef Takes on Little Chef, this book shows what drives this remarkable man. With signature dishes including snail porridge and egg and bacon ice cream Heston Blumenthal is an intriguing and bizarre chef. Appearing in a number of TV shows his unique style of cooking is well known, however very little is known about the man himself.
Before the heyday of the Food Network, there was Chef Tell—nickname of Friedemann Paul Erhardt, America’s first TV showman chef. Big on personality and flavor, Chef Tell was once called by Philadelphia magazine the “affably roguish Bad Boy of the Philadelphia restaurant world.” Chef Tell explores how a young German American chef became America’s biggest TV celebrity chef of his time. Most of Chef Tell’s forty million baby boomer viewers—a number comparable to Julia Child’s—never knew his fascinating, hardscrabble life story. Until now. This winning biography brings us “behind the line” into his kitchen and into his, at times, turbulent personal life. Tell was known as a charmer, as he worked the audience for live television shows, but also a quick-witted perfectionist, who demanded only the freshest ingredients for his life of food, fame, fortune, and women. Chef Tell’s life—his colleagues would agree—was a managed, complicated, and mercurial affair, which changed two industries and millions of home cooks. An absorbing account of an extraordinary man, Chef Tell takes us through his personal and professional highs and lows; and his glorious successes that explain why so many loved, or hated, him then and miss him now. The day Chef Tell died messages of surprise and shock flooded the media, including “Chef Tell has died? Stick a fork in him, he’s done.” Chef Tell would have loved that. Readers will know why and agree.
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