New Almond Cookery Cookbook
New Almond Cookery Cookbook is tailormade for almond lovers. There are so many exciting recipes inside, each showcasing amond flavors. Almond Apple Curry Soup, Filet of Beef with Bourbon Sauce, and Espresso Praline Ice Cream are a few shining samples of the recipes you'll find inside New Almond Cookery cookbook.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 193 pages
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Michelle Schmidt
Description: This elegant book offers a new approach to almonds, exploring their many important and creative uses in cookery. These contemporary and sophisticated recipes bring out the flavorful and delectable qualities of the almond.
The almond, with its delicate nutty flavor, adds an entirely new dimension to a wide range of dishes, from soups to desserts. While reflecting the new California cuisine, with its emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients, the recipes in New Almond Cookery are not difficult to execute. Michelle Schmidt's directions are clear and precise, and at no time will the reader feel lost or overwhelmed.
Michelle Schmidt's book emphasizes the presentation of the dishes, and particularly the contrast among varying flavors and textures. Schmidt expertly combines ingredients so that every dish in New Almond Cookery reveals a complexity of flavors.
A curry-scented soup combines the rich, nutty flavor of almond butter with the tart fruitiness of the apple. Creamy fettucine rich with gorgonzola is laced with chopped almonds. New potato salad is brightened with almonds and lightened with lime, cumin, and stylishly julienned vegetables. For a special main course, veal scallops are topped with a sauce made of almonds and calvados. Sole is jazzed up with almonds and a piquant compound butter made of lime and ginger, which acts as a perfect foil for its smooth richness. For dessert, an almond brandy cake combines almonds, almond paste, sour cream, and a dollop of brandy in every moist and dense mouthful.
Condition: Good condition.