Nancy Silverton Cookbook - A Twist of the Wrist

Nancy Silverton Cookbook - A Twist of the Wrist cookbook is a unique look at recipes from jars, cans, bags, and boxes. Nancy Silverton of Spago and La Brea Bakery is a legend. Here she creates 137 quick and easy dishes you can make at home. 


Format: Hardcover, 262 pages. 

Copyright: 2007 

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf 

Author: Nancy Silverton 

ISBN: 9781400044078

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Description: Award-winning chef Nancy Silverton has conquered the gourmet world as the original dessert chef at Spago and founder of the celebrated La Brea Bakery. Her recipes are legendary, innovative, and delicious. However, in the last few years, there has been a great shift in cooking toward the Home Meal Replacement (HMR), better known as "takeout." 

It's impossible to spend hours in the kitchen after a hard day's work, so more people are buying prepared foods and frozen meals, compromising taste for convenience. Realizing that people's hectic workdays don't afford everyone the time to re-create her epicurean triumphs, Nancy has come up with the perfect solution ... Enter, the jar! 

Compiling a list of her favorite products that come in jars -- and cans, bags, and boxes -- Nancy has created easy-to-follow recipes that require less than thirty minutes to prepare. With this book there's no need to sacrifice flavor, sophistication, or taste just because you're spending less time chopping, cleaning, cooking, or baking. Nancy's shortcuts not only allow us to produce quick and easy meals at home, they let us bring back the pride and the joy of creating gourmet meals for our family and friends. 

A Twist of the Wrist contains 137 quick and delicious gourmet recipes from salads to pasta to meats and desserts, such as: 

  • Cumin Shrimp and Chickpea Salad with Roasted Carrots 
  • Creamy Corn Soup with Bacon and Cheddar Crostini 
  • Orzo with Dried Porcini Mushrooms, Radicchio, and Aged Balsamic Vinegar 
  • Boneless Pork Chops with Creamy Polenta and Fennel Pollen 
  • Seared Rare Tuna with Tomato-Olive Salsa 
  • Duice de Leche Ice Cream Pie with Hot Fudge Sauce, Cajeta, and Salty Spanish Peanuts 


Condition: Good condition. 

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