Lucy Waverman's mission in life is to get all of us into the kitchen and cooking for ourselves. As her thousands of dedicated fans know, trying any one of her expertly written, surefire recipes proves that it's easy to make food at home that tastes simly wonderful. In her beautiful new book, she shares with us one of her major inspirations: fresh, seasonal ingredients. Inviting us into her own kitchen and backyard, Lucy shows us how to take full advantage, month by month, of winter's sturdy pleasures, spring's fresh flavours, summer's rich harvests and fall's incredible bounty.
And, being Lucy, she gives seasonal eating an international kick: what better way to warm up a cold winter night than to serve a spicy meal from a hot country, like marramundi with Coconut Curry Sauce and Spiced Fruit Salad. Or try a family-friendly Victoria Day celebration with Firecracker Chicken Salad and S'mores Squares, entertain food-loving friends with a Caribbean Paella and Chocolate Baby Cakes with Ginger Crunch, or celebrate a Non-traditional Christmas with a Mustard-Glazed Standing RIb Roast and Linzer Tart with Cherries. Every menu also includes hand wine-pairing suggestions.
With monthly features on making the most of seasonal ingredients and on pertinent techniques--such as slow cooking in November and grilling in June--A Year in Lucy's Kitchen helps you share the pleasures of the table with family and friends all year long.
A Year in Lucy's Kitchen (Random House Canada, $35) is available at bookstores everywhere.
Welcome to Lucy's Kitchen, where much-loved Globe and Mail food columnist, Food & Drink Food Editor, author and former cooking school teacher Lucy Waverman will introduce you to outstanding, no-fail recipes with simple instructions and mouth-watering results. Her latest book is packed with essential recipes including reader favourites, such as Mini Crabcakes with Garlic Mayonnaise and Malaysian Stir-fry of Beef, Leeks, Mushrooms and Beans, as well as new recipes such as Roasted Halibut with Mustard Crumb Crust and Asian Chicken with Sticky Rice.
Lucy's Kitchen also includes tips on how to find and handle specialty ingredients; detailed explanations of techniques, such as deep-frying and stir-frying; as well as hints on what equipment a cook can't live without. You'll also find quick and easy recipes for sauces, flavoured oils and spice rubs, which you can adapt to enhance your own repertoire.
With delicious and carefully tested recipes, such as Roasted Asparagus Soup, Fish Baked in Banana Leaves, and incredible desserts, such as Cinnamon Plum Tart and Giant Chocoholic Chunk Cookies, there's something for every cook, from the absolute beginner to the most food-saavy home chef.
Lucy's Kitchen is the winner of the Silver medal at Cuisine Canada's 2007 Canadian Culinary Book Awards in the Cookbooks category.
Lucy Waverman fans will find a wide range of new dishes that reflect her signature approach to cooking--easy-to-follow, thoroughly tested recipes bursting with flavor and flair. Dazzle your food-savvy friends with a sophisticated but stress-free meal that includes slowly braised lamb and a dlectable lemon tart. Entertain your book club with a foolproof sweet and savory chicken-and-fig casserole. Please the extended family with a simple but stunning picnic menu that ends with the best chocolate cupcakes and butter tarts you've ever tasted. Or whip up a fast-and-fresh weekday dinner that highlights the ingredients, and the mood, or the season.
To this array of tempting menus, James Chatto brings his wry wit, knowledge and impeccable taste, suggesting not only which wines to try with which dishes but why the matches make sense. His recommendations range from the classic to the surprising (try a single malt Scotch served straight from the freezer to accompany Lucy's triple chocolate truffle tart) and include apertifs, cocktails and even a few after-the-party's over nightcaps.
"Waverman and Chatto have nothing but appreciation and passion for their subject. And passion. It shows." - Jurgen Gothe, Food & Wine Editor, Nuvo Magazine
"Beyond being a practical tool, this book is a great read." - Jamie Kennedy, Chef and Owner, Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar
"If you buy just one food and drink book this year, make it this one...this is simply the best book on wine and food matching yet." - Natalie MacLean, Wine Expert
In Home for Dinner Lucy Waverman has collected over 200 of her favourite recipes to reflect contemporary tastes and trends. By creating recipes that really work, Lucy helps every home cook achieve maximum results with a minimum of effort.
Based on her successful Globe and Mail columns and CityLine shows, the recipes feature great-tasting food--simple dishes like a luscious Crisp-Skinned Roast Chicken, the hit of any meal. Pair it will Grilled Asparagus, Avocado and Fennel Salad, Mediterranean Roasted Potatoes and Iced Blueberries with Hot White Chocolate Sauce, and you have an easy and elegant dinner for family or friends. One of the book's special features is a chapter on slow cooking, in which easy preparation and longer cooking times draw out the succulent flavor of meat and fish. Home for Dinner includes numerous recipes that take inspiration from cuisines around the world, but are quick to prepare and taste fabulous. Throughout the book are invaluable tips on ingredients, cooking techniques, recipe variations and stocking your pantry.
With Home for Dinner as a kitchen companion, you will find it more inviting than ever to make your evening meal a special occasion. Don't eat home without it!
In today's fast-paced world, dinner can be a simple bowl of soup for the busy professional, a hearty oven-baked casserole for the family or an elegant spread for entertaining. But no matter what the occasion, Lucy Waverman knows that they key is healthy ingredients, fresh flavors and simple preparation. Dinner Tonight, her fourth cookbook, brings you 200 fabulous, painstakingly tested recipes that can be created in a minimum about of time.
Savor the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich for a nutritious supper on the run. Make Crispy Roast Chicken a family favourite, or impress guests with the elegant but easy Salmon with Black Pepper and Ginger. There are dinners for meat-eaters, vegetarians, kids and company. Dinners for two and dinners for a crowd. Plus all the extras to round out any meal--delectable appetizers and soups such as Layered Brie and Roasted Squash Soup with Mushrooms, lively salads such as Lettuce with Pears and Roquefort, quick but different desserts such as Caramelized Apples with Cinnamon Ice Cream.
And all these wonderful recipes are complemented by useful cooking tips and techniques. Simple dishes that taste exotic--Lucy makes it seem so easy. And it is!