Hot & Cheesy Paperback – Jan 13 2012
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From the Back Cover
A Comforting Collection of Cheese Dishes from the James Beard Award–Winning Author
On a pizza, in a casserole, sprinkled on top, or stuffed inside, melted cheese turns an ordinary meal into a decadent delight. It's a staple ingredient in our favorite comfort foods—from a gooey macaroni and cheese to a spicy quesadilla—but never before have so many diverse and delicious cheese recipes been brought together in one amazing cookbook. Hot & Cheesy offers more than 250 recipes from around the world covering fritters, pastries, casseroles, pastas, sandwiches, pizzas, breads, and almost anything else you can top, stuff, or sprinkle with cheese.
Today's cooks have more varieties of cheeses to choose from than ever before, but what to do with them? Hot & Cheesy solves that cheese lover's dilemma with a wealth of American and international comfort foods dripping with cheeses of every kind. But there is far more than just recipes and cooking directions here. With his trademark wit and worldliness, award-winning author Clifford A. Wright includes entertaining historical and cultural notes that add fascinating context to these incredible flavors. From imported artisanals to the pride of Wisconsin, from Gouda to Gruyere, no matter what your favorite cheese is, you'll find the perfect recipe for it here.
Poblano Chile and Cheese Soup
Fried Provolone Fritters
Veal Parmesan Hero
Empanadilla de Queso de Cabrales
Fontina Val d'Aosta Cheese Pie
Pizza con Pancetta
Sausage and Provolone Calzones
Quesadilla with Ham and Cheese
Hot Crab Dip
Roasted Chile and Cheese Frittata
Macaroni and Cheese
Feta Cheese Puff Pastry
Pine Nut and Bacon Quiche
Risotto con Fonduta
Chile con Queso
About the Author
Clifford A. Wright won the James Beard/KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year award and the James Beard Award for the Best Writing on Food in 2000 for A Mediterranean Feast (William Morrow), which was also a finalist for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook of the Year award that same year. He is the author of fourteen books, twelve of which are cookbooks. Wright's articles on food and cuisine have appeared in Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Saveur, and other magazines. He is a contributing editor to ZesterDaily.com. As an independent researcher, Wright wrote the food entries for Columbia University's Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and has published scholarly articles on food in peer-reviewed journals such as Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean, Food and Foodways, and Gastronomica. Wright has also lectured on food at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, Boston University, Georgetown University, Davidson College in North Carolina, Loyola Marymount University, South Dakota State University, University of California at Santa Barbara, and the Culinary Institute of America, among other institutions. As a cooking teacher, he has taught cooking classes at the Central Market cooking schools in Texas, the Rhode Island School of Design, Institute for Culinary Education in New York, Sur la Table, and other cooking schools around the United States. His website www.CliffordAWright.com is one of the most-visited sites for people interested in Mediterranean foods. In 2009 he launched the Venice Cooking School (www.VeniceCookingSchool.com ) with Martha Rose Shulman in Los Angeles, California. He lives in Santa Monica, California."
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Soups. Sauces & Dips
Fritters with Cheese
Savory Crepes & Pancakes with Cheese
Pies, Tarts, and Quiches with Cheese
Pizzas, Calzones, and Breads with Cheese
Sandwiches with Cheese
Quesadillas, Enchiladas, and Burritos with Cheese
Eggs and Cheese
Cheese and more cheese
Pasta with Cheese
Rice and Polenta with Cheese
Vegetables with Cheese
Meat and Seafood with Cheese
Sweets with Cheese
Hot & Cheesy provides good, basic info about serving & storage tips, along with cooking with cheese techniques, followed by more than 250 mouth watering recipes for the cheese lover. This book will inspire you to visit the cheese section of your local market more often.