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The Gourmet Garage Cookbook

200 Everyday Recipes Using Fresh and Exotic Ingredients from Around the World

Sheryl and Mel London

Henry Holt and Co.

From New York's hottest and fastest-growing chain of gourmet food stores, a cookbook bursting with new flavors.

Founded in 1992 as a supplier of fresh and exotic ingredients to the chefs and restaurateurs of New York, the Gourmet Garage became a retailing leg when it opened its doors to the public a few years later. Now, award-winning cookbook authors Sheryl and Mel London and the experts of the Gourmet Garage show you how to select from the dizzying array of both everyday and sometimes unfamiliar ingredients, transforming them into simple, wonderful meals in your own kitchen.

Unlike other cookbooks, The Gourmet Garage Cookbook is organized by ingredient and takes you through every section of a specialty food store that is just one step away from the farmer. From the fruit section, papaya and lime combine in a relish for grilled shrimp. Gourmet yams are accompanied by pears, crystallized ginger, and distilled figs. Of particular interest to the home cook are the "Shop Smart" tips in each chapter which tell the reader how to choose the best and freshest products in the marketplace, and "Notes for the Cook," containing dozens of helpful hints for making the most out of fresh ingredients.

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The Gourmet Garage Cookbook
The Old Basics:Herbs and Spices, Flavor Boosters 
 
Sometimes when we cook, the simple, old basic pointers can make a difference in the end result. How much salt, and when do we put it into the recipe if the instructions read, "Salt to taste"? When do you add spices or fresh herbs for best results? Since peppercorns come in all colors and intensities, which do we use for what? Here is a brief synopsis of some of the rules and techniques we have used in testing the recipes in this book.THE RECIPE INSTRUCTIONSWe have tried to be very exact and specific
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REVIEWS

Praise for The Gourmet Garage Cookbook

"A valuable book for home cooks and professionals, including great pointers on saving money and buying the right products..." (Chef Alain Sailhac, The French Culinary Institute)

"...It is a worthwhile addition to the library of any cook, amateur or professional." (Mario Batali, chef and co-owner of Babbo, Po, and Lupa, and host of the Food Network's Molto Mario)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Sheryl and Mel London

  • Mel and Sheryl London have written ten cookbooks and have won or been nominated for numerous awards, including the James Beard Cookbook Award in 1994 for A Seafood Celebration. They create and test their recipes in New York and Fire Island.
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The Gourmet Garage Cookbook

200 Everyday Recipes Using Fresh and Exotic Ingredients from Around the World

Sheryl and Mel London

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Henry Holt and Co.

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