The Flavor Bible

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

Italian

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto is soft short-grained rice that is cooked in broth with flavorful button mushrooms and sweet peas. The flavor combination is incredible and it’s the perfect side dish for any protein! This classic Italian recipe can be served as main dish or a side paired with a hearty meat. This is a comfort meal that…
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Spaghetti all’Assassina (Assassin’s Spaghetti) – Was This the Original, “To Die For” Recipe?

There’s something a little bit suspicious about the origin story of this “to die for” pasta’s name. Sure, a customer jokingly asking the chef if they’re trying to “kill them” with this intensely flavored Spaghetti all’Assassina is sort of believable, but I’ve always felt like there was much more to…to read the rest of Chef John’s article about Spaghetti all’Assassina please follow this link to become a member.)

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And, as always, enjoy!

If you want more information about why the blog format has changed, and why we’re now offering complete written recipes, please read all about that here

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Fluffy Gluten-Free Gnocchi (4 Ingredients!)

Fluffy Gluten-Free Gnocchi (4 Ingredients!)

Soft, FLUFFY, and light, yet sturdy? We’re not talking about your favorite pillow. Behold: gluten-free gnocchi that are just as DREAMY, but you definitely don’t want to sleep on these!

Perfect for a cozy night in, fun date night, or family activity, and just as fun to make as they are to eat. Grab 4 simple ingredients and get your water boiling!

What is Gnocchi?

Gnocchi (pronounced nyo-key) is often associated with pasta, since (like pasta) it originated in Italy and is usually eaten as part of the primi course in traditional Italian meals.

Fluffy Gluten-Free Gnocchi (4 Ingredients!) from Minimalist Baker →

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European

20 Sides to Go With Wings

From crispy onion rings and creamy potato salad to crunchy homemade chips and Korean corn cheese, these sides are the ultimate complement to that juicy plate of wings.

Delicious Slow Cooker Meal Ideas

Slow-cooker meals are simple, delicious, and always so tender! Not only are they cooked to perfection, but they will give you that home-cooked touch that we all go crazy for! Here are 30 AMAZING slow cooker meal ideas to try out for dinner this week! I love how slow cooker meals can be made ahead…
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International

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Show your sweetheart how much you care with these adorable Valentine’s Day cookies! Conversation heart cookies are fun and nostalgic and are customizable with sweet and silly messages. They are delicious, easy to make, and totally unforgettable! Don’t you just love an excuse to bake cookies? I seriously make some for every holiday and special…
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Crockpot Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a classic comfort food that is loved by the whole family! This recipe for crockpot meatloaf is easy to prepare, and using your slow cooker allows the flavors to blend together for a delicious meal. If you love meatloaf then you have to try out some more of my easy and delicious meals…
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King Cake

King cake is a colorful and festive dessert for Mardi Gras celebrations! With its gorgeous swirl of purple, green and gold icing, this sweet and soft cake is a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds. Whether you’re a seasoned king cake aficionado or a newcomer to this sugary delight, there’s no denying…
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Steak Diane

Juicy and succulent Steak Diane is the perfect dinner for any occasion. Diane refers to the delicious cream sauce made that includes mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and Cognac. The steak is flattened and seared in butter, and couldn’t be more flavorful! At my house, a steak dinner is a real treat that we can all look…
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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
Alternative

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto and Plant-based

Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake

Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake

Did you hear? Orange zest and almond extract planned a party with a gluten-free cake, and you’re all invited. Buckle up! We’ll drive. 

This perfectly sweet and moist cake is gluten-free PERFECTION and is sure to steal the show at your next brunch or gathering. Plus, just 10 ingredients and 1 bowl required. Let us show you how it’s done!

To start this lovely loaf, cane sugar combines with orange zest for BIG, zesty flavor.

Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake from Minimalist Baker →

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Vegan Chai-Spiced Coffee Creamer

Vegan Chai-Spiced Coffee Creamer

Your mornings are about to get a LOT cozier thanks to our new chai-spiced coffee creamer. Made with dairy-free milk, maple syrup, and warming spices in a blender in just 5 minutes, it’s like having a coffeehouse in the comfort of your own home! 

Add this EASY, versatile creamer to black tea for a quick chai latte, to a cup of coffee for a dirty chai, or to roasted dandelion root tea for a cozy, caffeine-free option.

Vegan Chai-Spiced Coffee Creamer from Minimalist Baker →

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Fluffy Gluten-Free Gnocchi (4 Ingredients!)

Fluffy Gluten-Free Gnocchi (4 Ingredients!)

Soft, FLUFFY, and light, yet sturdy? We’re not talking about your favorite pillow. Behold: gluten-free gnocchi that are just as DREAMY, but you definitely don’t want to sleep on these!

Perfect for a cozy night in, fun date night, or family activity, and just as fun to make as they are to eat. Grab 4 simple ingredients and get your water boiling!

What is Gnocchi?

Gnocchi (pronounced nyo-key) is often associated with pasta, since (like pasta) it originated in Italy and is usually eaten as part of the primi course in traditional Italian meals.

Fluffy Gluten-Free Gnocchi (4 Ingredients!) from Minimalist Baker →

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Maple Almond Buckwheat Granola

Maple Almond Buckwheat Granola

There’s a new sweet snack on the block and it’s stealing our hearts! This crunchy, maple-infused buckwheat granola is nutty, perfectly sweet, and totally oat-free (we see you, oat-free friends!). Oh, and accidentally oil-free, too!

This new twist has all the snackable perfection you know and love about the classic but with an epic flavor duo: cherry + almond. Just 9 ingredients and 30 minutes required! Let us show you how it’s done!

Maple Almond Buckwheat Granola from Minimalist Baker →

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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

Gjelina

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.

Holidays

Holidays

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Show your sweetheart how much you care with these adorable Valentine’s Day cookies! Conversation heart cookies are fun and nostalgic and are customizable with sweet and silly messages. They are delicious, easy to make, and totally unforgettable! Don’t you just love an excuse to bake cookies? I seriously make some for every holiday and special…
Read More »

Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake

Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake

Did you hear? Orange zest and almond extract planned a party with a gluten-free cake, and you’re all invited. Buckle up! We’ll drive. 

This perfectly sweet and moist cake is gluten-free PERFECTION and is sure to steal the show at your next brunch or gathering. Plus, just 10 ingredients and 1 bowl required. Let us show you how it’s done!

To start this lovely loaf, cane sugar combines with orange zest for BIG, zesty flavor.

Gluten-Free Orange Almond Loaf Cake from Minimalist Baker →

Read More »

King Cake

King cake is a colorful and festive dessert for Mardi Gras celebrations! With its gorgeous swirl of purple, green and gold icing, this sweet and soft cake is a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds. Whether you’re a seasoned king cake aficionado or a newcomer to this sugary delight, there’s no denying…
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Asian

Asian

Miso Soup – In and Out

I don’t like to start a meal with soup. I much prefer to begin with something light, slightly acidic, and subtly bitter to get the taste buds going, and to further stimulate my appetite. Soups are usually filling, and there’s nothing worse, culinarily speaking, than…to read the rest of Chef John’s article about Miso Soup please follow this link to become a member.)

Follow this link to get a complete, printable written recipe for Miso Soup!

And, as always, enjoy!

If you want more information about why the blog format has changed, and why we’re now offering complete written recipes, please read all about that here

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

Culinology

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

Baking and Happy Food

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Show your sweetheart how much you care with these adorable Valentine’s Day cookies! Conversation heart cookies are fun and nostalgic and are customizable with sweet and silly messages. They are delicious, easy to make, and totally unforgettable! Don’t you just love an excuse to bake cookies? I seriously make some for every holiday and special…

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.

Cheese

Cheese

Three Cheese Ham Involtini – How to Make “Hamelloni”

There are lots of ways to reduce the amount of carbs in a recipe, but when it comes to stuffed pasta dishes, our options are limited. We could use thinly sliced vegetables like eggplant, or zucchini, but no matter how…to read the rest of Chef John’s article about Three Cheese Ham Involtini please follow this link to become a member.)

Follow this link to get a complete, printable written recipe for Three Cheese Ham Involtini!

And, as always, enjoy!

If you want more information about why the blog format has changed, and why we’re now offering complete written recipes, please read all about that here

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Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Crockpot spinach artichoke dip is the ultimate party pleaser! Not only is it delicious and creamy, but it’s also super easy to make. Just toss all the ingredients in your crockpot and let it do its magic. Homemade dips are a must-make for any party. They’re easy to make (which is a win for me)…
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Garlic Herb Cream Cheese

Garlic herb cream cheese is tangy and full of flavor. It’s the perfect spread for bagels or served as an appetizer with fresh veggies or crackers. It takes 10 minutes to whip up and will be the hit of your next party! An appetizer is the best part of a party in my opinion! I…
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Easy Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

Easy Chipped Beef Cheese Ball is the perfect appetizer full of cheddar cheese, cream cheese, green onions, and dried beef. Salty dried chipped beef pairs perfectly with fresh and tangy ingredients to make each bite an explosion of flavor! If you are looking for an awesome cheese ball recipe you have come to the right…
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Queso Blanco

This recipe will teach you how to make queso blanco from scratch just like they serve at your favorite Mexican restaurant (without Velveeta!). It’s made of high quality cheese and fresh ingredients which come together to make the perfectly creamy dip! Is there anything better than a cheesy dip? I can’t resist making dip for…
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Seafood

Seafood

The Easiest Crab Cakes

These easy-to-make crab cakes are filled with thick chunks of crab meat mixed together with creamy mayonnaise and sweet red bell pepper, topped off with a kick of red pepper flakes. The BEST crab cake recipe you will ever use! These are perfect for a quick dinner, appetizer or snack! If you love seafood as much as I…
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Miso Glazed Salmon

Better than at your favorite restaurant, this miso-glazed salmon is sweet, savory, and full of flavor. It cooks with a delicious caramelized miso glaze on the outside and stays flaky and moist in the middle. You are going to love everything about this recipe! I think it’s safe to say salmon is my favorite kind…
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Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce

best basil pesto in pottery bowl with silver serving spoonThis delicious homemade pesto is bursting with basil leaf flavor balanced by buttery pine nuts, fresh garlic, and earthy olive oil. Here is everything you need to know to make the best basil pesto sauce in just a few minutes! It’s the perfect addition to all of your favorite Italian dishes. If you’ve never tried…
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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.

Diets

Diets

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.

Biographies

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)