Simple Pleasures: Recipes And Memories Of Real Food by Chris FennimoreSimple Pleasures: Recipes And Memories Of Real Food by Chris Fennimore

Simple Pleasures: Recipes And Memories Of Real Food

byChris Fennimore, Daniel Aguera

Hardcover | December 1, 2017

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This is a book about good food with heart: 80 easy-to-prepare comfort food recipes. What is it about comfort food? We now know that certain foods can trigger the part of our brain that connects to pleasurable early memories: think of apple pie, mashed potatoes and butter, the smell of garlic and onions sizzling in olive oil. By early childhood we are imprinted with these sense and taste preferences.

For co-authors Chris Fennimore and Chef Daniel Agüera, their food memories started as children in their grandmothers' kitchens. Chris's Italian grandmother could make magic out of the simplest ingredients; Daniel's Spanish abuela taught him to cook from the heart. In this book, they showcase their families' best-loved comfort food traditions, along with American classics that should always have a place at the table. Test kitchen approved - with mouthwatering color photos for every recipe.

Chris Fennimore is a popular figure on Pittsburgh's WQED public television. Since 1993 he has produced and hosted the series "QED Cooks," winning an Emmy and a James Beard Award along the way. He has produced, contributed to and edited more than 100 community cookbooks in WQED's "America's Homecooking Series," used in membership drive...
Title:Simple Pleasures: Recipes And Memories Of Real FoodFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 2017Publisher:St. Lynn's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943366322

ISBN - 13:9781943366323


Read from the Book

WOODEN SPOONS [from "Simple Tools"]Daniel - Aside from being things of beauty that connect us with all our cooking ancestors, wooden spoons are usually the best tool for the job - mixing, stirring, folding. And the handles don't get hot when you leave the spoon in the pot.For various reasons, wooden spoons aren't often used in restaurants anymore. Before they were banned, a wooden spoon was like a maestro's conducting baton in the hands of a chef, including my grandmother. Chefs would use them to point, gesture for emphasis, or even threaten. My grandmother delivered a few well-deserved smacks with a wooden spoon. The memories of her shaking that spoon in the air will forever be dear to me. From time to time, I see a nice piece of wood and think, "That would make a good wooden spoon." I have quite a stash of these pieces of wood by now. One of these days when I have plenty of spare time I may carve some spoons again as I did when I was a kid.

Table of Contents

Simple Tools
Bread and Such

Call It Macaroni
The Egg and Us
Family Favorites
Eat Your Veggies
Sweets for the Sweet

Editorial Reviews

"Simple Pleasures" is the perfect last-minute gift for the cook on your gift list, especially if he or she loves easy-to-prepare comfort food. . Illustrated with mouth-watering photographs, the cookbook will appeal to beginners as well as more accomplished home cooks.