The Silver Palate cookbook

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With over 2.2 million copies in print, the widely acclaimed The Silver Palate Cookbook is firmly established as a contemporary classic. Originally published in 1982, the book's elegant, innovative recipes and emphasis on pure, fresh, ingredients ushered a new passion for food and hospitality into the American consciousness.

The lively collection of clear, step-by-step recipes ranges from sublimely refined traditions-Pesto, Manhattan Clam Chowder, and Stuffed Artichokes-to original creations certain to become the topic of conversation at any dinner party. There's PatS de Campagne with Walnuts and Juniper Berries. Fruit-Stuffed Cornish Hens. Caviar Eclairs. Blueberry Bisque. Plus over 300 more recipes for hors d'oeuvres, dips and sauces, picnic fare, entrSes, salads, soups, breads, desserts. Throughout the book are valuable menu and serving suggestions, literary quotes, food guides, food lore, and whimsical illustrations. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, Quality Paperback Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books, Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service, and the ABA Basic Booklist. A James Beard Book Awards inductee into the cookbook Hall of Fame.

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User Review  - donnawolfe - LibraryThing

Fabulous. The first book to use spices with abandon, as if we weren't counting the peppercorns before we went to bed. Rich, luscious, changed the way I think about food. Incredibly well-tested. Read full review

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User Review  - bookczuk - LibraryThing

Lovely little cookbook, written by the friend of a friend, and given to me by another friend. I've used many recipes from this one, but particularly liked the chicken marabella (which sounds bettern ... Read full review


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About the author (1982)

Julee Rosso Miller co-authored the Silver Palate in 1979, and wrote "The Silver Palate Cookbook" in 1982, followed by "The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook" and "The New Basics Cookbook". She also wrote "Great Good Food" and "Fresh Start", and with her husband runs the Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, Michigan.

Sheila Lukins is one of America's best-known and best-loved food writers. She was cofounder of The Silver Palate take-out shop, which inspired a series of cookbooks and food products that changed the way we eat. She is the food editor of "Parade" magazine and lives in New York City.

McLaughlin is a food writer and frequent contributor to Bon Appetit magazine.

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