O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook

O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook


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Who wouldn't love to put fantastic food on the table—extraordinary pleasures for everyday eating; delicious treats that can be prepared in record time; comfort food that brings family and friends together; luxurious meals that cost barely more than fast food; divine dishes perfect for guests or just for quiet nights at home? Now you can have all that and more with this first-ever collection of 175 of the best recipes from O, The Oprah Magazine. O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook offers something for everyone—and for all types of occasions, whether you're preparing a feast or looking for a simple dish to satisfy a craving.

Appetizers range from an easy-to-make Crostini with Wild Mushrooms and Mozzarella to Crushed Potato with Smoked Salmon, Caviar, and Chives; from elegant Grilled Sea Scallops with Tomato-Black Olive Vinaigrette to delectable Fried Green Tomato Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing. Inspiration comes from all around the globe, and you can now enjoy at-home dishes such as a tantalizingly bright bowl of Callaloo soup, Moroccan Cinnamon-Rubbed Leg of Lamb, the best Tiramisu ever, an addictive Cuban Grilled Corn on the Cob with Queso Blanco and Lime, and a crazy-delicious New Orleans Creole Gumbo. Desserts include decadent Black Currant-Tea Chocolate Truffles, amazingly simple Chocolate Pots de Crème, Heavenly Fresh Mint Ice Cream, and silky smooth Banana Pudding. Drinks include a Pomegranate Daiquiri and a Strawberry Mint Iced Tea, and a frothy Mexican hot chocolate. Also included are advice on pairings of wine with food and a special index that leads you right to holiday foods, snacks, vegetarian recipes, party favorites, and kid-friendly dishes.

Along with the recipes, more than 60 professional chefs and celebrated gourmands provide informative, entertaining, and vibrant lessons and advice about food and cooking—and life. Maya Angelou talks about food as a way to soothe discord, but even more important, as a joyful part of life; Gayle King describes how a true food lover can take equal pleasure from fine dining in a fancy restaurant and a casual burger joint; Marcus Samuelsson explains how travel can expand your palate; Nina Simonds brings home vital lessons from Asia about family dining; Art Smith gives inimitable advice on how to make eating outdoors easy, delicious, and fun. Other wonderful contributions come from Govind Armstrong, Leah Chase, Colin Cowie, Rozanne Gold, Michel Nischan, Susan Spungen, and Rori Trovato.

More than a collection of recipes, this book is a guide to enjoying food, elevating every dining experience, and appreciating the special role that cooking and eating can, together, play in our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401322601
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/29/2008
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Amy Gross is the editor in chief for O magazine and was one of the founding members of Mirabella magazine. Amy is the co-author of Women Talk About Breast Surgery: Diagnosis to Recovery and Women Talk About Gynecological Surgery.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Oprah writes the introduction to this book. I liked this: ¿I definitely believe in the mystical, magical, healing power of a home-cooked meal.¿ The photographs in O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook, are phenomenal. It¿s actually hard to look at the book without eating! They stand out as truly the most beautiful pictures of food that I¿ve ever seen. The book covers soup to nuts recipes, both fancy and simple. I want to make everything, thanks to those photographs! I really enjoyed the commentary from chefs and foodies alike. On the page with the commentary there is also a list of that writer¿s recipes found in the book. Nice touch. For example, ¿At the Table with Michael Nischan,¿ Nischan writes about his organic garden at his home in Connecticut and his commitment to feeding his five kids as healthfully as possible. The recipes span the globe. There are classic dishes, like Avgolemeno soup, which is a classic Greek chicken soup. There is an egg salad sandwich. What makes the egg salad special is the addition of fresh tarragon, cilantro, shallots, capers and mustard. Then there are creative dishes like crostini with wild mushroom and mozzarella , baby greens with asparagus and pistachios and many more fabulous sounding and looking recipes. I tried the crostini dish and it was absolutely delicious. At the end of the book is a section titled ¿What to Serve¿¿The following are listed: When you¿re really short on time When you want to keep it simple When you crave something healthy For the vegetarians you love If visuals motivate you to experiment with new dishes, buy this book immediately! From the author of the award winning book, Harmonious Environment: Beautify, detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is just as it was stated.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love cooking and really enjoyed the many delightful delicious recipes in this book. I am a visual person and the ravishing pictures were so appetizing. Will be making a lot of these recipes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rarely find cookbooks from which I want to make every single recipe. The recipes and beautiful photos in this cookbook are SO enticing, that's exactly what I plan to do. I highly recommend this book!