Monthly Archives: March 2011

Cookbook Daily: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Cookbook Daily

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes

Everybody likes bread. Well, maybe not the dedicated Atkins followers. Trust me, they still like bread too, they’re just into some strange type of culinary self denial.

Authors Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois have put together this great book on how to make some fantastic artisan bread right in your own home.

There are almost one hundred recipes included here that don’t need kneading, rising, starting or any of the other usual time consuming steps involved in traditional bread making.

The claim here is that all it takes is five minutes of “active” prep time to create a superbly tasting loaf of bread. There still is a little resting and baking time involved in each recipe. But, even at that, if Jeff and Zoe can take the potential all day aspect out of bread making, I’m all for it.

Author: Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François
Hardcover: 242 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN-10: 0312362919

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Cookbook Daily: Slow Cooker Revolution

Cookbook Daily

Slow Cooker Revolution

It seems like the slow cooker is going through a rebirth of popularity. I know I use mine all the time. The chefs/testers at America’s Test Kitchen (aka Cook’s Illustrated) have put together this collection of great recipes you can whip up using what used to be called a crock pot (not sure what prompted the name change).

This volume includes 200 recipes that cover pretty much anything you could or would want to make using this time honored cooking method.

Whether you’re a busy family on the run or just want to be lazy around the house, this cookbook could be just the thing to make sure you have a great meal waiting for you at the end of the day.

Author: America’s Test Kitchen
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Boston Common Press
ISBN-10: 1933615699
ISBN-13: 978-1933615691

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