COMBO: 3 COOKBOOKS
Cookbook, America’s Home Cooking: Appetizers
Main courses are about feeding people. Appetizers are about people having fun. From dips and hors d’oeuvres to canapés and tapas, these tasty little treats are often more interesting and flavorful than more extensive meals. Since they are generally made ahead, they free the host and hostess to socialize with their guests instead of being tied to the kitchen.
Appetizers are about bold flavors that literally brighten the appetite and start the juices flowing. Salty, spicy, sour and sweet, these little bites may be what guests remember. And appetizers are often a collaborative effort with everyone contributing to a pre-prandial array of dishes.
The recipes we’ve gathered cover a wide range of styles, culinary complexity and ethnic flavors from miniature eggrolls and chicken on a stick to layered Mexican dips and roasted ravioli.
One appealing aspect of these recipes is that cooks are less intimidated by appetizers than they are by other, more complicated preparations. Cooks and non-cooks alike are more than willing to tackle a plate of canapés or an artichoke dip.
We think this subject will be of particular interest during the pre‑holiday season but the program could run at any time of year. Pass the bacon‑wrapped water chestnuts! Softcover - 142 pages.
Cookbook, America’s Home Cooking: Quick & Easy
Description: To paraphrase a famous adage, “Everyone wants to eat but nobody wants to spend hours in the kitchen cooking.” Quick & Easy gathers together over 100 recipes that take only a few minutes to put together and contain 7 ingredients or less. This is the perfect cookbook and program for viewers who do not have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen or in the supermarket. And the big surprise is that you can end up with delicious recipes.
Quick, Easy & Delicious – you don’t have to pick two out of three. Hosts Nancy Polinsky and Chris Fennimore invite guest cooks on the show to demonstrate some of the best in the book including a Reuben Casserole, pasta with peas, blintzes you make in a loaf pan and even a savory chicken and rice dish. These are the recipes that busy cooks are always looking for, collected in one handy volume. Softcover - 161 pages.
Cookbook, America’s Home Cooking: Chocolate
Since the time of the ancient Aztecs, chocolate has been the ultimate comfort food and guilty pleasure. Now we know that chocolate can actually be good for you! So we asked our viewers to send their favorite chocolate recipes for cakes, cookies, pies, soufflés, sauces, brownies, fudge, truffles and mousse. We collected over 120 of these fabulous family treasures into our newest cookbook, and then invited several of the people who sent them in to demonstrate in our kitchen.
What resulted was a double dark chocolate day of delicious cooking including a Kentucky Derby Pie laced with bourbon, a minty chocolate layer cake, a chocolate bread pudding with moist chunks of pear, a chicken braised in a poblano mole sauce, pistachio and chocolate matzo brittle, several variations of brownies, cookies, biscotti and even home made fruit and nut bark.
As we collected the many recipes for the book, we couldn’t help but notice that so many of the recipes were accompanied by passionate descriptions and stories about these chocolate concoctions. They have found their way into people’s hearts and into their family traditions and are just waiting to be adopted into new families and fond memories. Softcover - 146 pages.
- Cakes and Pies
- Cookies and Brownies