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The Williams-Sonoma Collection: Chicken
Published: November 1, 2001
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Williams-Sonoma, purveyor of choice gourmet products and kitchenware, has also created a collection of succinct yet comprehensive cookbooks. Part of the series, Chicken offers 40 recipes that reflect the company's signature good taste. The
book presents a wide range of delicious chicken dishes, from classics like Fried Chicken with Herbed Buttermilk Crust and Chicken Cacciatore, to quick supper delights including Spicy Chicken and Basil Stir-Fry, to company dishes such as Chicken with
Shrimp Paella and grilled specialties like Thai Chicken with Lemongrass, Garlic and Chiles. Also included are one-pot specialties such as Chicken with Andouille Gumbo and a chapter that puts basic roasted chicken to great second-day use in dishes like
Warm Chicken and Couscous Salad. Readers will also find a "beyond chicken" chapter that offers treats like Turkey Meatloaf with Sage Gravy and Coriander-Rubbed Duck Breasts with Grilled Oranges.
Accompanied by color photos that show the dishes in
all their glory, the recipes are completely doable, and should appeal to a wide range of cooks. Throughout, sidebars (like "How to Flambé") offer useful information on techniques and ingredients; a glossary and basics section are also helpful. Though
small in size, the book provides an inclusive store of superior recipes and instruction. --Arthur Boehm
About the Author
Rick Rodgers has written dozens of books covering a wide variety of subjects, including the best-selling Thanksgiving 101
and Christmas 101, On Rice, Fried & True, and Pressure Cooking for Everyone. A noted radio and television guest chef and an award-winning cooking teacher, Rodgers is based in New York but teaches cooking classes nationwide.
The amazing versatility of chicken lets you quickly prepare it in a stir-fry, grill it to perfection outdoors on a summer's day, or slowly simmer it in a satisfying pot of chicken noodle soup.
Chicken offers more than 40 easy-to-follow recipes, including both classic favorites and fresh new ideas. In these pages, you'll find chicken dishes designed to suit any occasion -- from a casual lunch to a hearty Sunday dinner. This beautifully
photographed recipe collection, appealing to both novice and experienced cooks, will become an essential addition to your kitchen bookshelf.
"It is my hope that cooking your way through this book deepens the pleasure you take in the kitchen!"
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