The Flavor Bible

A groundbreaking guide to modern flavor pairings that will revolutionize the way you cook.


Mexican Pasta Salad

Mexican pasta salad is an unbelievably easy and flavorful pasta salad filled with colorful ingredients like black beans, tomatoes, and corn.  With a creamy dressing and spices from onion, cilantro, and cumin, this delicious pasta salad will be the hit of your summer barbecues for sure! We love any pasta salad at our house!  Orzo…
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Cranberry Feta Bowtie Salad with Spinach

Cranberry feta bowtie salad with spinach is an easy salad perfect for potlucks and holidays! Each bite is packed with a zesty Dijon vinaigrette dressing, raisins, and walnuts. Pasta salads are my go-to for potlucks and get-togethers. They’re so easy to whip up and everybody loves them! Try Tuscan, Caprese, or Italian tortellini pasta salads…
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Air Fryer Hash Browns

Make mornings easier with these air fryer hash browns cooked perfectly in minutes! Crispy, golden, and seasoned to taste like your favorite diner hash browns. I’m always looking for fast and easy ways to make my mornings run smoother with my kids, like these air fryer hash browns. I have some other favorite recipes that…
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Taco Pizza

Two classic family favorites, pizza and tacos, come together in this easy weeknight meal that is destined to become a favorite in your home. Taco pizza is loaded with tasty seasoned beef, melty cheese, beans, and fresh veggies for a flavor combination you’ll love! I love tacos in every form. Beef taco salad, taco casserole,…
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Hawaiian Fried Rice

This Hawaiian fried rice is loaded with sweet pineapple, ham, and veggies and is so much better than takeout! Everyone goes crazy over this meal, and it’s definitely a family favorite! Is there anything better than food that tastes like its restaurant quality, but you can make it (and have as much as you want!)…
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Featured Book

The Professional Chef is among the best-selling titles from CIA. This book reflects the way people cook in the kitchen today, with the best of foods and flavors from around the world.

Reviewing ingredients, equipment and skills of the professional chef, exploring the techniques for a full range of food items: vegetables, potatoes, grains, legumes, pasta, meats, fish and seafood, poultry, eggs, fruits, soups, sauces, quickbreads and cakes, yeast breads, and more.

Featuring information on global cuisines, a chapter on Plated Desserts, and information on topics of growing importance such as sous vide cooking, seasonality, and sustainability.

A user-friendly design and structure, guiding readers through the basic principles behind each technique at a glance, and then providing more in-depth information along with step-by-step photography.

Complete with hundreds of recipes and four-color photographs throughout, this is the essential reference for any aspiring chef, culinary student, or cooking enthusiast.

Pages : 1232
Type : Hardback

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto and Plant-based

Easy Shakshuka (with Fresh or Canned Tomatoes)

Easy Shakshuka (with Fresh or Canned Tomatoes)

This savory and saucy shakshuka is MB at its finest, friends! Made in 1 pot with simple ingredients, it’s the perfect quick and satisfying meal suitable for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s subtly spicy, super comforting, and pairs well with toasted bread, grilled cheese sandwiches, roasted potatoes, and beyond. 

It’s especially perfect for tomato season (we see you, summer gardeners drowning in tomatoes!) but can be enjoyed any time of year by subbing canned tomatoes.

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Vegan Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries

Vegan Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries

Friends, say hello to an easy, elegant dessert perfect for berry season and warmer weather: panna cotta! Our plant-based spin on this classic Italian treat is vanilla-infused, rich and creamy like the real deal, plus beautiful! Prep it for a party or a week’s worth of solo desserts (because you deserve it). 

Bonus? It’s naturally sweetened and comes together fast with just 1 pan and 6 ingredients required!

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Portobello Fajita Tacos with Chipotle Pecan Pesto

Portobello Fajita Tacos with Chipotle Pecan Pesto

Prepare your taste buds, friends. These umami-filled portobello mushroom fajitas are smoky, satisfying, herby perfection. Inspired by Bouldin Creek Cafe, they’re topped with our 5-Minute Chipotle Pecan Pesto (a fan-favorite also inspired by Bouldin), creating the ULTIMATE flavorful, plant-based meal! 

These fajitas are perfect for when you’re craving hearty comfort food, and they come together quickly with just 10 ingredients!

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Quick Pickled Jalapeños

Quick Pickled Jalapeños

Ever find yourself with a surplus of jalapeños around (CSA box, anyone)? One of our favorite solutions is quick pickled jalapeños. They’re easy to prepare, last for weeks, and add a delicious kick to quesadillas, tacos, bowls, and beyond! We even like them straight from the jar.

This tangy, spicy, versatile condiment awaits with just 1 pot, 6 ingredients, and 10 minutes of hands-on time required.

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The Geeky Chef

Eat your way through the most legendary foods from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, and more, with over 70 recipes of the most delicious and nerdiest eats as realistically imagined by Cassandra Reeder


Travis Lett's new American cuisine from Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant. Standout cookbook featuring 125+ rustic and delicious dishes.

Coffee Art

You have to admit that the art on top of your espresso just makes the beverage yummier - well at least it looks more delicious than ever. And this is where the term latte art comes into the picture.





Spicy Stir-Fried Green Beans

Spicy Stir-Fried Green Beans

Quick and easy green beans that will knock your socks off? Yep, you’ve found ‘em, friends! These stir-fried green beans are gingery, garlicky, and spicy, and we couldn’t stop eating them straight from the pan.

They come together with 9 simple ingredients in 20 minutes and are delicious paired with grains and protein for a satisfying, plant-based meal.

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Hawaiian Fried Rice

This Hawaiian fried rice is loaded with sweet pineapple, ham, and veggies and is so much better than takeout! Everyone goes crazy over this meal, and it’s definitely a family favorite! Is there anything better than food that tastes like its restaurant quality, but you can make it (and have as much as you want!)…

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Skewers (Quick Marinating!)

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Skewers (Quick Marinating!)

Dry, flavorless chicken and lengthy marinating times? Those are things of the past, friends. These quick-marinating grilled teriyaki chicken skewers are incredibly flavorful and bursting with umami and salty-sweet perfection!

We love these satisfying skewers with noodle salads, stir-fries, grilled veggies, or served simply with rice and steamed broccoli! Bonus? They come together quickly with 9 ingredients you probably have around. Let us show you how it’s done! 

How to Make Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

These flavor-filled skewers start with a quick teriyaki-inspired marinade made with tamari (or soy sauce), coconut sugar, garlic powder, rice vinegar, and toasted sesame oil.

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Better Than Take-Out Recipes

Take-out recipes are the best but do you know what’s even better? Take-out recipes that you can make at home! These are the best of the best and you will want to try them all!! I don’t know where to start because these recipes are so good! There is something for everyone when you include…

In the Hands of a Chef

A new approach to the CIA's Professional Chef's Knife Kit, In the Hands of a Chef reveals how professional chefs use their revered kitchen tools in restaurants and at home.

Chef's Book

This encyclopedic technical reference is absolutely indispensable for any foodservice professional who must calculate costs for inventory management or determine exact measurements for portion control.

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The Marijuana Chef

Cannabis cuisine doesn't have to be difficult, and the Marijuana Chef Cookbook has been proving that to its dedicated fans for over a decade now. Easy-to-follow instructions and delicious recipes make this cookbook an essential read for stoners who like their meals medicated, their drug tests passed and their evenings spent higher than a kite with cut strings.

How to Become a Rock Star Chef

Digital Marketing and Celebrity Chef Branding expert Mark Garcia shares hard-won advice and real life examples on how chefs, restaurateurs and food-service professionals can connect and engage with customers, so that they can dominate their competitive marketplace. In his passionate, streetwise style, Chef Mark Garcia's mission is to strengthen the positioning and messaging of chefs, restaurateurs and food-service professionals by training them on best practices and techniques that lead to profitable digital marketing campaigns and promotions.

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Featured Skills Books

A Wealth of Insight

"The first-ever comprehensive and authentic exploration of originality in contemporary cuisine. A Wealth of Insight is a true world atlas of creativity and innovation of the 21st century kitchen." --From the Foreword by Chef Ferran Adrià of elBulli 1846 and elBulli Foundation, Five-time Winner of the World's Best Restaurant


Demonstrating how the disciplines of culinary arts and food science work hand in hand in the research and development of new manufactured food products for the commercial, retail, and foodservice industries. This is the authoritative source that will add value and relevance to this growing discipline and its practitioners.

Kitchen Creativity

Unlock your creative potential with the world's most imaginative chefs. The authors of The Flavor Bible reveal the surprising strategies great chefs use. Kitchen Creativity is a paradigm-shifting guide to inventive cooking (without recipes!) that will inspire you to think, improvise, and cook like the world's best chefs.


Baking and Happy Food

Tuna Tartare with Cucumber and Avocado

Tuna tartare may sound fancy, but it’s really easy to make! Combine fresh sushi grade tuna, cucumber, avocado, scallions, and the sauce ingredients and serve with baked wonton chips. Tuna Tartare with Cucumber and Avocado My friend gave me a freshly caught tuna, and I created this simple tuna tartare recipe as an appetizer to […]

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Peach Dump Cake

This 5-ingredient peach dump cake is a super easy dessert that is full of warm, cinnamony goodness. Top it off with a scoop of ice cream for a peachy, indulgent dessert the whole family will love. Peach is the perfect summer fruit! Take advantage of it being in season right now with a few of…

Baking Skills

High Altitude Baking

Are your cookies as flat as the Great Plains? Do your cakes fall to sea level? Are your breads as dry as the desert? Then High Altitude Baking is the book for you With over 200 recipes and proven tips developed by the high altitude baking experts

The Royal Touch

Simply Stunning Home Cooking from a Royal Chef: The personal and exclusive memories of the chef to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales, and their young sons -100 family recipes, to impress guests

Great Chefs, Great Chocolate

Rich, intense, and beautiful, the 105 wonderful dessert recipes that make up this book are among the best ever from TV series, "Great Chefs". Modern baking clearly explained with easy to find ingredients that can be made with basic knowledge.

The Professional Pastry Chef

This authoritative reference book contains step-by-step explanations and exact recipes for a wide range of breads, cookies, fruit cakes, pies and cake decorations, desserts, chocolate art, frozen desserts and much more. Over 650 recipes!

Cheese Boards to Share

Providing everything you need to know in order to present and feast upon your perfect cheeseboard, this book features 25 themed boards as well as accompaniments and essential practical information on cheese.



Homemade Mascarpone – Easy Italian-Style Cream Cheesy

I’ll leave real cheese making to the experts, as their cheddar, brie, and blues will almost certainly be better than anything I can make, and believe me, I’ve tried. But there are a few simple, fresh cheeses that anyone can make at home, and mascarpone is one of the…to read the rest of Chef John’s article about Homemade Mascarpone please follow this link to become a member.)

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Hashbrown Casserole

Hashbrown casserole is the ultimate cheesy comfort food! This creamy, hearty dish is perfect for potlucks, parties, and to serve as a side! Casseroles are so easy to prepare and great for a crowd! Chicken parmesan casserole, corn casserole, and this amazing breakfast casserole are more great recipes for when you’re craving an easy, hearty…
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Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)

This delicious Brazilian cheese bread has a perfect combination of delicious taste and texture. Filled with pockets of airy goodness that taste so cheesy, that you won’t be able to stop at just one! I love Brazillian cheese bites because they make the perfect side or appetizer! Make this a meal by serving these with…
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Watch Michelin Chefs Cook Sea Bass

Learn how to cook this versatile and elegant fish as chefs like Atul Kochhar, Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud share some of their favourite sea bass recipes., Michelin Chefs Cook, Channel: Food & Drinks © 2021 Sanpellegrino
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Restaurant Prosperity Formula

Focusing on the operational and cultural aspects of running a restaurant, Peters offers a system--the Restaurant Prosperity Formula(TM)--that allows these businesses to not only survive but thrive in one of the world's most competitive industries. In this book (which the author calls "the most comprehensive restaurant owner manual you've ever read"), restaurant owners will learn the fundamentals needed to accomplish three goals: simplifying operations, making more money than ever before, and bringing balance back to their lives so they can enjoy the benefits of the first two goals!

At the Chef's Table

Culinary Creativity in Elite Restaurants - the creative work of chefs at top restaurants in New York and San Francisco. Chefs at top restaurants face competing pressures to deliver complex and creative dishes, and navigate market forces to run a profitable business in an industry with exceptionally high costs and low profit margins. Creating a distinctive and original culinary style allows them to stand out in the market, but making the familiar food that many customers want ensures that they can stay in business. Chefs must make choices between these competing pressures. In explaining how they do so, this book uses the case study of high cuisine to analyze, more generally, how people in creative occupations navigate a context that is rife with uncertainty, high pressures, and contradicting forces.



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How to Open and Operate a Profitable Restaurant

Plan and organize your new startup restaurant business - Make more money in your existing restaurant and improve ROI This restaurant startup book is easy to read and the tips and strategies are time proven and used by successful restaurateurs worldwide.

Restaurant Startup Business

Despite the substantial risks and the tough hours, owning a restaurant business is one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. If you too have nurtured a lifelong ambition of starting up a restaurant or are currently in the middle of setting up your first restaurant.


Chef's Story

27 Chefs talk about what got them into the kitchen.

Rebel Chef

In search of what matters.

The Devil in the Kitchen

Sex, pain, madness, and the making of a great chef.

Knives and Ink

Chefs and the stories behind their tattoos (and recipes)