Ten years ago, Martha Stewart made cooking a primary focus of her bold new magazine, Martha Stewart Living. Over the decade, each issue has been a treasure of culinary information and inspiration, bringing the pleasures of cooking and entertainingin impeccable styleto millions of devoted readers, from novice cooks to professional caterers.
At last all of Martha's favorite magazine recipes have been gathered in a single volume. The Martha Stewart Cookbook is a compendium of the best of the best from the food pages of every issue. But more than a mere collection, this specially designed volume is a major step in Martha's mission to keep home cooking traditions alive. The Martha Stewart Cookbook is filled with recipes1200 in allfor every kind of cook and every occasion. Some recipes invite you to stretch your cooking knowledge and expertise while others provide inspirationand instructionfor what to have for dinner.
Organized, in trademark style, for maximum practicality and ease of use, this major general-purpose cookbook features nineteen classically arranged chapters, from Basics, Breakfast, and Hors d:Oeuvres to Meat, Poultry, Fish and Shellfish and Desserts. In between there are Salads, Soups, Vegetables and whole chapters devoted to Vegetarian Main Courses and Potatoes. Throughout, there are basic classescooking 101sfor making food that should be in every cook's repertoire: macaroni and cheese, omelets, roast turkey, fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Specialty dishes are here, too, whether the occasion calls for a casual cocktail party, dinner with the in-laws, or a sit down luncheon for abride-to-be. Cooking tips and techniques, pantry and equipment glossaries plus a guide to finding unusual ingredients make the kitchen tested recipes accessible to home cooks everywhere. An ideal reference, The Martha Stewart Cookbook belongs on every kitchen counter in America.
Martha Stewart is the author of thirteen best-selling original books on food, entertaining, gardening, and home restoration, is the chairman and chief executive officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She lives in Connecticut, Maine, and on Long Island.
|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||1 ED|
|Product dimensions:||7.69(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.85(d)|
About the Author
Martha Stewart Living magazine was first published in 1990. Over the years, more than two dozen books have been published by the magazine’s editors.
Martha Stewart is the author of dozens of best-selling books on cooking, entertaining, gardening, weddings, and decorating. She is the host of The Martha Stewart Show, the successful daily syndicated television show.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was quite excited to see this new cookbook. As I paged through all 592 pages, I was pleased to see a recipe for 'Moroccan Preserved Lemons,' 'Tzatziki,' (a cucumber sauce), 'Pistachio-Honey Torrone,' and 'French Almond Nougat.' Those are not recipes you will find just anywhere. Many collectors will enjoy this cookbook for the tantalizing tidbits of information in the headnotes alone. The beauty of this cookbook is that it takes basic foods like 'Macaroni and Cheese' and gives them a more gourmet taste. This can be a great inspiration to cooks who need some new ideas. The recipe titles of 'Tarragon Limeade' and 'Orange Pekoe Lemonade' had my full attention. I want to know how these recipes taste, the titles are so tantalizing. This cookbook begins with page after page of food photographs to show you what some of the recipes will look like. The 'Fresh Apricot Almond Tart' picture looks like the perfect summer dessert, the 'Coconut Layer Cake' has me running to the kitchen to see if I still had a bag of coconut in the freezer. When you see the picture of the Caramel Bourbon Vanilla Sauce, you will long for a warm apple crumble to drizzle it over. Martha has divided her book into logical chapters. You start with a few pages on Basic Kitchen Helps and then dive right into Hor D'Oeuvres, Breakfast, Breads, Soups, Salads, Vegetables, Potatoes, Pasta, Rice and Grains, Meat, Poultry, Fish and Shellfish, Vegetarian Main Courses, Desserts, Pies and Tarts, Cookies and Candy, Drinks and finally, Salsas, Sauces, Dips and More. I recommend this book to cooks who want some new inspiration in the kitchen.
Martha is amazing. She puts together these books to help you prepare the most delicious food, and yet does it with a smile. The book is yet another example of how Martha can do everything and still have time to prepare delicious food and run a multi-million dollar corporation. A natural Wonderwoman!
I don't care what anyone says this woman & her team of experts can cook! Yes you do need a kitchen that is stocked with the essentials. BUT its well worth it, the basics are great as well as the sources. The caesar salad is wonderful, clam chowder & buttermilk kiss biscuits Great! Some recipes are simple others are more complicated, but I don't recommend this for a novice cook.
This cookbook is way too complicated for the new cook..or cook who does not LIVE in the kitchen...i mean weighing ingredients...come on..martha..i barely have measuring cups...now you want me to buy a scale..??anyone who buys this book better forget having a life..your time will be used up doing things Marthas way... if you decide to buy this book..good luck..you will need it..