• List Price: CDN$ 35.00
  • You Save: CDN$ 10.16 (29%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Ricardo: Meals for Every ... has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Shipped from the US -- Expect delivery in 1-2 weeks. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 5 images

Ricardo: Meals for Every Occasion Paperback – Mar 8 2011

4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 24.84
CDN$ 24.84 CDN$ 8.83

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • You'll save an extra 5% on Books purchased from Amazon.ca, now through July 29th. No code necessary, discount applied at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

  • Ricardo: Meals for Every Occasion
  • +
  • Ricardo: Slow Cooker Favourites
Total price: CDN$ 52.04
Buy the selected items together

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books (March 8 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552859649
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552859643
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 2.3 x 27.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

Quill & Quire

Cooking with beer is often considered the domain of drunken bachelors who, in a flash of inspiration, dump a can of Guinness into their chili pot. Since 2003, however, restaurateur Stephen Beaumont and chef Brian Morin have been trying to change that attitude with beerbistro, an upscale downtown Toronto eatery where everything from the burgers to the ice cream is made with brew. The beerbistro Cookbook aims to extend that culinary education beyond the bounds of the restaurant. The great strength of this book is the depth with which it explores beer – not only cooking with it, but also drinking it. There is a superb, lengthy section at the start that explains in detail how beer is made and how it should be drunk. The authors demystify the different types of beers – from basic ales and lagers to pilsners, stouts, fruit beers, and more – and offer instruction on proper pouring techniques (with photos), and explain how to match beer to food. The recipes themselves tend toward the hearty and robust, with such offerings as porter-braised pulled pork, beer-cured salmon, coq au bier, lamb burger with stout, and numerous mussel dishes. And yes, there are even recipes for beer ice cream. Where the book falls short is its design, particularly its photography. There is no reason in today’s professional creative culture that a cookbook from such a tony establishment should feature amateurish, blurry, unstyled and, in a few cases, downright repulsive photographs. The authors have worked hard to convince us that cooking with beer is for true gastronomes. Too bad they didn’t take their own efforts seriously enough to hire a food photographer who knows his or her stuff. If beerbistro is underdesigned, Ricardo suffers from the opposite problem. One of the big dilemmas facing cookbook publishing is that content is often dictated by another medium: TV. These days, if you don’t look hot on camera, odds are you won’t get a TV cooking show, regardless of how talented a chef you are. And if you don’t have a TV show, your chances of publishing a cookbook are slim. This is not to say that all cookbooks spawned from cooking shows are junk, but the superficial nature of TV can often lead to privileging design over gastronomy. Ricardo Larrivée has done some remarkable things with his Food Network show Ricardo and Friends. Based in Quebec, he is perhaps the only Franco-Anglo crossover food celebrity in the country who hasn’t hammered on les tambours d’habitants while doling out variations on sugar pie, poutine, and tourtière. Yes, the show’s shot in Quebec. Yes, there are French inflections throughout. But Larrivée comes off as just a regular guy cooking creatively in his home kitchen. All of that, and too much more, comes through in his new book, Ricardo: Meals for Every Occasion. In an interesting twist on the title’s promise, Larrivée offers chapters that actually contort the notion of “everyday” into such uncommon occasions as surprise sleepovers and friends visiting from Europe. He also offers chapters about cooking for guys, the boss, unexpected guests, and the tardy. These contrivances push the book into conceptual overdrive, and its designers have employed copious “lifestyle” photography to inflate Larivée’s offering of 125 recipes into a 272-page slab that resembles an Eddie Bauer catalogue on steroids. Sure, the pictures are gorgeous, but the photo-to-recipe ratio of over 2:1 says it all. You can go half-a-dozen pages in this book without encountering a single word. Wade through all that packaging, however, and you’ll find Larrivée’s excellent, approachable, and inventive recipes, such as pork tenderloin with bacon breading, chicken with morels, onion tarte tatin, cream of shallot soup, fiddlehead omlette, and muscat and red grape cake. If this were restaurant cooking, with its simple preparations, interesting ingredients, and basic flavours, we’d call it “new bistro” and happily tuck in. Too bad the book itself features more surface than substance.

About the Author

Ricardo Larriv?e is the popular host of two cooking shows: [i]Ricardo[/i] on Radio-Canada television and [i]Ricardo and Friends[/i] on the Food Network. His magazine, simply titled [i]Ricardo[/i], is published five times a year. Larriv?e is the author of [i]Ma Cuisine Week-End[/i], which was released in English as [i]Weekend Cooking[/i].


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Mary on Aug. 11 2009
Format: Paperback
Ricardo did not disappoint! The chocolate pudding is amazing (especially good over vanilla ice cream. I have also tried the Blue Cheese Lasagna and Maple Beet Pork Roast - both turned out great. I really appreciate the easily laid out index.
11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Just like his other book Ricardo's receipes are easy to follow with results that will make you look like a gourmet chef. Simple, tasty and new, his take on traditional foods reawaken one's tastebuds. An absolut winner.
4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
He doesn't have many cook books out in English and so I thought I'd try this one. It has beautiful photos, but doesn't have many recipes, especially for someone who is allergic to seafood.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
good book in great condition. I enjoyed these recipes and the pictures were inspiring.
I can recommend this book even for beginners.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have tried numerous recipes and we have thoroughly enjoyed them
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse


Feedback