All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 17, 2004 - Cooking - 481 pages

From the perfect pot roast to the fragrant complexity of braised endive, there's no food more satisfying than a well-braised dish.

The art of braising comes down to us from the earliest days of cooking, when ingredients were enclosed in a heavy pot and buried in the hot embers of a dying fire until tender and bathed in a deliciously concentrated sauce. Today, braising remains as popular and as uncomplicated as ever. Molly Stevens's All About Braising is a comprehensive guide to this versatile way of cooking, written to instruct a cook at any level. Everything you need to know is here, including:
  • a thorough explanation of the principles of good braising with helpful advice on the best cuts of meat, the right choice of fish and vegetables, and the right pots,
  • 125 reliable, easy-to-follow recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables, ranging from quick-braised weeknight dishes to slow-cooked weekend braises,
  • planning tips to highlight the fact that braised foods taste just as good, if not even better, as leftovers,
  • a variety of enlightened wine suggestions for any size pocketbook with each recipe.
 

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User Review  - tkcs - LibraryThing

Molly Stevens writes as well as she cooks and this beautiful book is a pleasure to use. Be sure to try the Vietnamese Braised Scallops, Braised Cauliflower with Capers, Short Ribs Braised in Ale with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Wright - Goodreads

Many tempting recipes. Great, detailed recipes that are easy to follow. Brought down 1 star by the use/attitude that certain things have "no place in a real cook's pantry." Sorry, demerits for food snobbery in an otherwise accessible book. Read full review

Contents

The Principles of Braising
3
Vegetables
36
Seafood
96
Poultry Game
131
Beef
207
Veal
300
Pork
331
Lamb
404
An Opinionated Pantry
435
Sources
455
Bibliography
459
Index
461
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Molly Stevens is a cooking instructor, writer, and recipe developer. Her cookbooks include All About Dinner as well as the James Beard and IACP cookbook award winners All About Braising and All About Roasting. She has been named Cooking Teacher of the Year by both Bon Appétit and IACP. Her recipes and articles have appeared regularly in Bon Appétit, Fine Cooking, Eating Well, and other national publications. She lives near Burlington, Vermont.

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