- Hardcover: 120 pages
- Publisher: Free Press (Nov. 1 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743224418
- ISBN-13: 978-0743224413
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 703 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #236,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Williams-Sonoma Collection: Chicken Hardcover – Nov 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 is a renowned cooking instructor and radio and television guest chef who has written dozens of books on virtually every cooking subject, including his best-selling 101 series, and the IACP Cookbook Award nominees Kaffeehaus and The Carefree Cook. Rodgers has also written more than ten titles for a Williams-Sonoma series, as well as Tips Cooks Love by Sur La Table. Rodgers lives in the New York City area.
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There are recipes for any occasion. The book is sectioned to easily find what your looking for. In 'The Classics' you'll find everything from how to roast the perfect chicken,to chicken pot pie. 'Spicy Chicken and Basil Stir Fry' and 'Chicken Saltimbocca' are among the easy fixes in 'Quick Suppers'. There are impressive recipes for 'Dinner With Friends", healthy 'On The Grill" meals and even a section to help you figure out great ways to prepare the leftovers!
The recipes and text by Rick Rodgers have good instuctions and are easy to follow. Most of the ingrediants may be found year round in your local market. Each recipe has a full page colorful picture of what the result might look like, and even if they don't look exactly like the picture, don't worry, they are still delicious and flavorful changes from the same old thing . Each recipe page also has an inset with some other helpful information. How to grind spices,using skewers,perfect pasta, are among the useful tidbits.
If you are a little tired of chicken, there are also included a few tempting dishes made with turkey, duck and quail. You'll find helpful tips on carving, making stock and how to choose and store chicken. There's a nice glossary and Index as well.It's a great collection with many choices.
Forget the Colonel....You'll get all the praise on these fabulous meals!.....enjoy.....Laurie
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