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Eat, drink, and enjoy learning! You'll be prepped to cook, can, bake, bartend, and barbeque with great recipes and techniques.

Food & Drink Books

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Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies

Published 10-04-2022

Discover the world’s healthiest and tastiest diet Ready to transform the way you’ve been preparing dinner? Then it’s time to dive into the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies! You’ll learn to bring home the flavors of Italy, Greece, Spain, Morocco, Lebanon, and southern France, as you discover the cuisine that’s been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack, diabetes, and cognitive decline while delivering extraordinary, authentic flavors. Unlike many of the quick fix and fad diets on the market today, Mediterranean cooking styles contribute to long-term, healthy lifestyles by focusing on fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, olive oils, and moderate amounts of protein and animal fats. And you’ll learn how to combine and prepare these ingredients into delicious recipes, while tapping into the mindful eating habits of the Mediterranean. In this book you’ll explore: Over one hundred and fifty tasty recipes you can cook for any meal of the day Brand-new updates regarding time-saving multi-cooker directions, the latest on the on-going supportive wellness research around the Mediterranean diet, and how to effectively plan and prep over a month of quick & easy Mediterranean meals Mindful eating and living approaches to savor and enjoy the foods and lifestyle of the MediterraneanMediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies is the perfect hands-on guide for anyone looking for an introduction to the Mediterranean cuisine, as well as those already familiar with the diet but need some fresh recipe ideas.

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Bartending For Dummies

Published 09-07-2022

Make drinks like a master mixologist with 1,000 recipes Bartenders are the life of the party—and it’s never been easier to prepare and serve drinks that keep partygoers coming back for more! Whether you want to break into professional bartending or up your ante as a home mixologist, this clear, easy-to-follow guide has you covered. With tips on stocking your bar and working with the right tools and garnishes, as well as information on the latest liquor trends and popular new cocktails, it won’t be long before you hear, “Bartender, may I have another?” Concoct the perfect timeless and modern drinks Learn how to create perfect low and no-alcohol options Replicate everyone’s favorite ready-to-drink cocktails Stock your bar with the best glasses and tools If you’re looking for fresh ideas to keep your friends or customers happy, Bartending For Dummies is the perfect how-to resource for making a splash with great drinks.

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Persian Cooking For Dummies

Published 08-30-2022

Taste Real Home-cooked Persian Food for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner The most celebrated Persian chef in America, Najmieh Batmanglij brings you her favorite traditional, healthy Persian dishes, simplified for modern American kitchens. Persian Cooking For Dummies, written for cooks of all skill levels will transform the way you cook. Offering more than 100 recipes, some of which can be made in less than an hour, this book will guide you through the art and craft of one of the world’s oldest, yet least known culinary, traditions in the West. These flavors and aromas are rarely replicated in restaurants, so prepare to be wowed by your own creations as you follow these easy guidelines in the warmth and comfort of your own kitchen. The distinctive herbs, the heavenly aromas of saffron and rose water, and the sweet and sour flavors will impress your guests and delight your family. Prepare kababs, braises, golden-crusted, tah-dig rice dishes, and delicious desserts Learn the tricks and techniques that have been perfected over thousands of years Enjoy the unique aromas and flavors of the food of Iran—right in your own home Learn the history of Persian cooking and access a glossary of Persian culinary terms Many recipes are one page, simple to follow, and take less than an hour to make.Adapted for today’s lifestyle, Persian Cooking For Dummies is perfect for experienced and novice cooks alike. Take a journey through this exotic cuisine and get cooking, with Dummies.

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Homebrewing For Dummies

Published 08-09-2022

Get hoppin’ with this guide to microbrewing your own beer Thinking of brewing your own beer or want to know how it’s done? Homebrewing For Dummies is for you. If you’re ready to take a crack at making your own brew, you’ll need this guide to the supplies, ingredients, and process of crafting the perfect beer. Follow our recipes for lager, porter, stout, and other brew types—or invent your own. When you’ve tasted your perfect creation (and after the hangover wears off), we’ve got you covered with ideas for entering your beer into homebrewing competitions and selling your beer. This new edition keeps pace with the exciting world of small-batch beer, introducing you to new flavors and varieties that are popular on the microbrew circuit. We’ve also got the details on the latest at-home brewing equipment, software and apps, and resources you can tap (get it?) to make a better beer. Not an IPA person? Not to worry! You can also make your own hard seltzers, flavored malt beverages, and juice drinks with this handy how-to. Get recipes and instructions for brewing lagers, porters, and other beers at home Enhance the quality of your small-batch brews and make your operations more eco friendly Enter homebrewing competitions with your beer, hard seltzer, and malt beverages Discover new gadgets, apps, and resources that can make home brewing even easierHomebrewing For Dummies is for anyone looking for a fun and easy-to-use guide to the exciting, rewarding, and refreshing hobby of beer brewing.

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Italian Recipes For Dummies

Published 04-19-2022

Your roadmap to cooking like an Italian your very own home For those of us not lucky enough to have our very own Italian grandmother or have attended culinary school in Italy, Italian Recipes For Dummies is stepping in to fill the gap. Award-winning chef and author Amy Riolo delivers a step-by-step guide to creating authentic Italian dishes, starting from the basics and progressing to more advanced techniques and recipes. You'll discover how to shop for, plan, and cook authentic Italian meals properly. You'll also find guidance on how to incorporate the cultural, nutritional, and historical influences that shape classic Italian cuisine. This book includes: Individual chapters on staples of the Italian pantry: wine, cheese, and olive oil More than 150 authentic Italian recipes with step-by-step instructions Access to a Facebook Page hosted by the author that provides extended resources and up-to-date information on mastering Italian cooking The perfect book for amateur chefs, Italy aficionados, homemakers, and anyone else looking for culinary inspiration, Italian Recipes For Dummies is also an indispensable guide for people seeking healthier ways of shopping, cooking, and eating without giving up amazing flavors and rich foods.

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Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies

Published 01-19-2022

Your recipe for saving the planet (and some money too!) If you’re like many of us, you waste your fair share of food. And you may think that food waste is an inevitable part of modern life. But in Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies, you’ll learn a little about sustainability in agriculture and where your food comes from, and how to organize your kitchen for less waste. With food waste in mind, you’ll also learn how to meal plan and shop within your budget.And ultimately, you’ll learn how to use every last bit of what’s in your fridge, freezer, and cupboard to make delicious meals, save money, and do your part for the environment. In this book, celebrated dietitian and internationally recognized author Rosanne Rust walks you through every step of transforming how you plan your meals, shop for groceries, store your food, cook your food, and deal with leftovers. Whether you’re more experiences or the type of cook who can burn water, you’ll find tips and strategies that help you buy, use, and waste less food. Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies offers: Dozens of recipes for delicious entrees, appetizers, breakfasts, soups, salads, and more Meal planning ideas that make grocery shopping a breeze, save you real money, and help you make the most of what you have in your kitchen Tips and tricks for how to use leftovers, how to craft new dishes with leftover ingredients so you don’t need to throw anything away, and more This book is a must-read for any homemaker, home cook or anyone looking for ways to save a little money, reduce their carbon footprint, and make some awesome, nutritious meals.

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Mediterranean Lifestyle For Dummies

Published 10-26-2021

Achieve optimal health and live longer with timeless advice from Mediterranean culture The Mediterranean lifestyle offers achievable and enjoyable opportunities for a longer, healthier, and happier life. By incorporating simple and fun habits into your daily life, you can enjoy these lasting benefits. In Mediterranean Lifestyle For Dummies, best-selling author, Mediterranean lifestyle ambassador, chef, and culinary expert Amy Riolo walks you through the basic lifestyle practices that have stood the test of time and will transform the way you eat, socialize, and experience life. You’ll find practical ways to enjoy increased energy, better sleep, an improved attitude, and a revitalized social life. You’ll learn to make a healthy, produce-based diet the centerpiece of a new approach to living that includes engaging with nature, making mealtimes sacred, and laughing at life every day. More than 30 delicious, simple, and authentic Mediterranean recipes from various countries in the region, this book shows you how to: Benefit from ancient wisdom which has enabled people to survive and thrive well into their 90s for millennia Adopt a food-friendly approach that makes cooking for yourself, friends, and family an opportunity for fun and memorable experiences Organize your pantry and kitchen around Mediterranean principles so making simple, healthy foods becomes second nature Make time for yourself, your family, and your friends by reconnecting with the outdoors, siestas, and communal meals The transformational opportunity found in this lifestyle guide is about more than improving your diet and losing a few pounds. It’s about showing you how to find a happier and healthier you without resorting to fads, tricks, shortcuts, or diets that only last a few days. By revealing the often-overlooked cultural traditions and lifestyle components that have earned the Mediterranean Diet top ranking among the world’s diets, this book will help you to achieve lasting and meaningful results, anytime and anywhere.  Mediterranean Lifestyle For Dummies is for anyone who wants more flavor in their food, more wine in their glass, more friends at their table, and more life in their life.

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Indian Cooking For Dummies

Published 08-31-2021

Taste the real thing and discover the delights of home-cooked Indian food  Indian food—delicious, diverse, and not as difficult to cook as you might think! In Indian Cooking For Dummies, you’ll learn the fundamentals, plus over 100 make-at-home recipes for your Indian favorites. Even newbie cooks will have no trouble making these easy and delectable dishes right at home. With this book, you’ve got a suite of recipes to suit every dietary need (vegetarians, rejoice!), spice tolerance, and skill level. When you crave a  Bengaluru breakfast, Lucknow lunch, or Delhi dinner, Indian Cooking For  Dummies is for you.  Inside, you’ll learn the steps and secrets used in all the regions of India, so you can create a perfect, balanced Indian meal in your kitchen. With pro suggestions and tips about key ingredients and dish pairings, you’ll be eating healthy, hearty, flavorful food in no time. Imagine your own stay-at-home buffet of rice, Indian breads, curried meats, creamy  lentils, aromatic vegetables, raitas, chutneys, relishes, and more. Hungry yet?   Cook authentic Indian appetizers, snacks, main courses, desserts, drinks, and popular vegetarian dishes  Discover regional Indian cuisine and the ingredients, techniques, and spices unique to each  Eat healthily and cook from scratch, without spending too much time in the kitchen  Enjoy expert advice on how to make a meal for one or feed a large family, Indian style For flavor, aroma, variety, and sheer pleasure, Indian food is tops—and you can make it yourself, with this friendly Dummies guide! 

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Meal Prep Cookbook For Dummies

Published 08-31-2021

Prep ahead and save time all week long! With over 125 time-saving recipes, you can transform your schedule with make-ahead breakfasts, salads-on-the-go, and easy-to-fix charcuterie dinner boards!  With simple prep each week, you can stock your fridge and freezer with heat-and-eat meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner or do partial prep and make dinnertime a breeze. Meal Prep Cookbook For Dummies can help you spend less time in the kitchen, meet health goals, save money, and just plain eat better. With over 125 recipes, plus tips and techniques for making all your favorites ahead of time, this book lets you breeze through your week. Imagine the possibilities that will open to you when you can just pop a healthy and delectable pre-made meal in the microwave, and—ding!—your made-from-scratch dinner is ready. Prep ahead and toss vegetables and your favorite protein on a sheet pan and dinner is ready in under 20 minutes. What will you do with all your extra time?  Why stress about what to eat each day? Meal Prep Cookbook For Dummies will take the uncertainty out of mealtime, as you discover everything from cooking basics to grocery store tips to meal prepping secrets. Whatever your home-chef skill level, you’ll discover new favorite meals, organize your kitchen, store food efficiently, and learn new ideas to take your meal prepping abilities to the next level.  Discover over 125 make-ahead recipes that you can prepare at home in 45 minutes or less, with the cooking tools you already have  Meal prep for any diet (carb conscious, gluten-free, vegetarian), allergy, or food sensitivity  Craft delicious and nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for yourself or your whole family  Get new ideas and tips for sprucing up your staples, planning your grocery trips, and balancing your meals  Before you know it, you’ll have meal prep down to a science, so you can relax a little bit more, knowing breakfast, lunch, and dinner are already taken care of! 

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Canning & Preserving For Dummies

Published 05-04-2021

Get your food preservation skills in the can Craving a juicy peach in the barren midwinter? Yearning for a cupful of home-grown tomato soup before the seeds are even in the ground? Canning makes you the ultimate boss of your food supply all year 'round and helps you reduce costs and maintain quality control over what you eat—and to be prepared in times of food shortages. And Canning & Preserving For Dummies shows you how to do it all, helping you explore hundreds-of-years-old traditions of food preservation in the comfort of your own home. In a friendly and step-by-step style, longtime canner and owner of TheFarmingWife.com Amy Jeanroy takes you inside the canning world to show how modern technology and techniques have made it easy to use the four main methods of preservation—water-bath and pressure canning, freezing, and dehydrating—to keep your pantry packed with delicious, out-of-season delights. She also clues you in on how to match preservation technique to food for the most flavorful results—and what supplies to keep on hand for your next canning adventure. Know the benefits, from healthier eating to self-reliance Follow the latest food safety guidelines Get guidance on food storage in urban living Cook up tasty recipes with your preserved delights Whatever draws you to canning—saving money on groceries, healthy living, or the sheer fun of doing it—this book is stuffed with all the goodness you need to keep your palate happy whatever the season is!

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