Bonnie Stern’s Essentials of Home Cooking

Bonnie Stern Essentials of Home CookingWinner of the 2004 International Association of Culinary Professionals Award.

For Bonnie Stern, good food is an essential element in turning a house into a home. With this lavish cookbook, Bonnie invites us into her kitchen as she prepares food for the people she loves.

A beautiful cookbook filled with Bonnie’s personal favourites – dishes that reflect modern cooking techniques. You’ll find wonderful recipes such as Caramelized Onion Tart with Gorgonzola, Lemon Meringue Pavlova Roll and Thai Shrimp Dumplings with Orange Chili Sauce. The book also includes some of Bonnie’s most popular dishes, such as Wheat Berry and Grilled Corn Salad, Split Pea Soup with Dill and Old-fashioned Rice Pudding, as well as time-honoured classics like Prime Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Double Fudge Chocolate Cake. The recipes are fresh and full of flavour but never difficult to prepare, and Bonnie’s trademark step-by-step method and reassuring guidance will help even the most nervous cook through techniques like making meringues, working with phyllo and cooking the perfect risotto.

Along with the delicious recipes and striking photographs, Bonnie provides her own insights on topics she considers important to home cooking, from choosing organic produce to preparing light meals and cooking for children. And the text is full of funny and down-to-earth anecdotes gleaned from her extensive travels, her latest restaurant finds and her many years of teaching and working with some of the world’s best chefs.

Published by Random House of Canada, 2003, 208 pages, paperback
$34.95

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