Wednesday, November 4, 2020

10 Best Cookbooks of 2020

# 1 BEST VEGETABLE COOKBOOK

 
BEST VEGETABLE COOKBOOK

    VEGETABLE KINGDOM 

 

“Phenomenal . . . transforms the kitchen into a site for creating global culinary encounters, this time inviting us to savor Afro-Asian vegan creations.”—Angela Y. Davis, distinguished professor emerita at the University of California Santa Cruz

More than 100 beautifully simple recipes that teach you the basics of a great vegan meal centered on real food, not powders or meat substitutes—from the James Beard Award-winning chef and author of Afro-Vegan

 

# 2  BEST ITALIAN COOKBOOK

 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
When Italian-Americans Cook
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
by Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
Bestselling Italian Cookbooks
 
 
"Come here kid, lem-me show you something.You never know when you're gonna have to cook for 20 guys some day." Pete Clemenza says to Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. It's one of the most famed movie scenes in history, and of great importance to Italian-Americans. Clemenza is making "Gravy" aka Sunday Sauce, the Supreme Dish of Italian-America, and the dish that brings Italian Families together each and every Sunday. Learn How to Make Clemenza's Sunday Sauce, Meatballs, Pasta Fazool, Momma DiMaggio's Gravy, Goodfellas Sauce, and all of the great favorites of The Italian American Table. Cook Sinatra's Spaghetti & Meatballs, Italian Wedding Soup and more, and delight in the many stories and factual information written by Italian Food & Wine Writer Daniel Bellino Zwicke. This book is filled with Joy & Love, and you will get many years of both, reading, cooking and eating the dishes in SUNDAY SAUCE "When Italian-Americans Eat".Do you Love Goodfellas, The Godfather, and Italian Food? Of course you do. Learn How to make Clemenza's Brooklyn Mob War Sauce for 20 people some day. Remember that scene in Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo classic Film Trilogy of the Corleone Family of Sicily and Brooklyn, New York. Recipes in Italian-American New York Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke's Best Selling Cookbook (2 Years Amazon Kindle) SUNDAY SAUCE include; Frank Sinatra Sunday Sauce, Dolly Sinatra's Spaghetti Meatballs, Joe DiMaggio 's mom's Sunday Gravy, and Charlie Scorsese making Sauce in Prison in Martin Scorsese's GOODFELLAS - starring; Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesce, and Ray Liotta making Veal & Peppers and Sunday Sauce. And by-the-way, Joe Pesci and Liotta are both Italians from New Jersey, so they know their stuff when it comes to Italian Food and all things Italian (Mafia speak and so-forth). .
SUNDAY SAUCE With SAUSAGE MEATBALLS BRACIOLE PASTA..Editorial Reviews : Great Recipes & Stories of Italian-America .... I didn't know what to expect before I loaded this on to my Kindle and started reading. The premise of the novel is a set of Italian recipes with each one accompanied by a story. This is the first of its kind that I've ever read or even heard of, so I thought I'd give it a chance and wasn't disappointed after finishing it a few days ago.Daniel does a great job of creating the recipes and making sure that each one feels authentic and taste wonderful. All of the stories with each recipe is also well done and does a great job of connecting the food to the story. It's hard to figure out which one is more enjoyable. The story side or the recipe side of this novel, but I had to chose it would be the recipe side of the novel as the recipes are truly great and highlight Italian cuisine.If you're looking for a great cook book to give you some great Italian dishes to try out all courses, with a few stories to read while your food is cooking, then this is definitely the book you've been looking for. As it does a splendid job of creating wonderful, quality meals..Buy This One ... This is The Best Italian Cookbook Ever !Authentic Italian Cooking ... Many of the recipes are very close to those, my grandmother,who was from Sicily, made. These recipes are very good. My only critique is that the book could be edited better, but the recipes are very good. Buy the book if you want authentic Italian recipes. 
 
From the Author :  I'd like to thank everyone who has obtained anyone of my books and for your many kind words about some of the joys the recipes and stories within have pleased you. It's truly an honor for me for each and every book that anyone obtains of mine and I thank each and everyone of you. 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE was # 1 BEST SELLER of ITALIAN COOKBOOKS on AMAZON KINDLE longer than any other cookbook.
 
 
 
 
Get SUNDAY SAUCE at AMAZON.com
# 3  BEST MEXICAN COOKBOOK
PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE
by Pati Jinich
PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE
 
The host of a highly popular PBS series, Pati’s Mexican Table, and a self-described “overloaded soccer mom with three kids and a powerful blender,” Pati Jinich has a mission. She’s out to prove that Mexican home cooking is quicker and far easier than most Americans think.

Her dishes are not blanketed with cheese, or heavy and fried, or based on complex sauces. Nor are they necessarily highly spicy. Surprising in their simplicity and freshness, they incorporate produce and grains. Most important, they fit perfectly into an everyday family cooking schedule and use just a handful of ingredients, most of which are already in your pantry. Many are homey specialties that Pati learned from her mother and grandmother, some are creative spins on classics, while others are not well known outside of Mexico.

Dishes like Chicken à la Trash (it’s delicious!), a one-pot meal that Pati gleaned from a Mexican restaurant cook; Mexican Meatballs with Mint and Chipotle; Sweet and Salty Salmon; and Mexican-Style Pasta can revitalize your daily repertoire. You’ll find plenty of vegetarian fare, from Classic Avocado Soup, to Divorced Eggs (with red and green salsa), to Oaxaca-Style Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas.
 
 
 
AVAILABLE on Amazon.com
 
 
 
# 4  BEST FRENCH COOKBOOK
 
 
The BEST FRENCH COOKBOOK
MASTERING The ART of FRENCH COOKING
by Julia Child
50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
 
 
 
This is the classic cookbook, in its entirety—all 524 recipes.
 
“Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere,” wrote Mesdames Beck, Bertholle, and Child, “with the right instruction.” And here is the book that, for more than forty years, has been teaching Americans how.
 
Mastering the Art of French Cooking is for both seasoned cooks and beginners who love good food and long to reproduce at home the savory delights of the classic cuisine, from the historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. This beautiful book, with more than 100 instructive illustrations, is revolutionary in its approach because:
 
• it leads the cook infallibly from the buying and handling of raw ingredients, through each essential step of a recipe, to the final creation of a delicate confection;
• it breaks down the classic cuisine into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of recipes; the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations—bound to increase anyone’s culinary repertoire;
• it adapts classical techniques, wherever possible, to modern American conveniences;
• it shows Americans how to buy products, from any supermarket in the United States, that reproduce the exact taste and texture of the French ingredients, for example, equivalent meat cuts, the right beans for a cassoulet, or the appropriate fish and seafood for a bouillabaisse;
• it offers suggestions for just the right accompaniment to each dish, including proper wines.
 
Since there has never been a book as instructive and as workable as Mastering the Art of French Cooking, the techniques learned here can be applied to recipes in all other French cookbooks, making them infinitely more usable. In compiling the secrets of famous cordons bleus, the authors have produced a magnificent volume that is sure to find the place of honor in every kitchen in America. 
 
Bon Appétit!
 
 
 
 
 
# 5  BEST RECIPES For COVID COOKING
 
 
The BADASS COOKBOOK
 
 
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AMERICA'S FAVORITE FOODS
And SECRET RECIPES
 
So you want to cook like a Badass? Well not really a Badass, it's the recipes that are Badass. And in this case Badass is good, awesomely good. As Good as it gets. We've compiled all of America's Favorite Foods and Best Dishes, with things like; Badass BBQ Sauce & Ribs, The Best Potato Salad Ever, You'll Learn How to Cook The Perfect Steak, make Breakfast, Badass Fried Chicken and Much More. The Badass Cookbook is one of the greatest collections of Awesomely Badass Tasty as Can be Recipes ever assembled. The Thug Kitchen Cookbook ain't got nothing on us. Dam they're vegetarian? Which is fine, but if you really want to Cook Badass Food, that can Kick Any Thug Ass anywhere, then you're gonna want to get your self a copy of The Badass Cookbook. It's badder than Bad (which is Good) and the recipes within will Kick Thug Ass any day of the week. The Recipes are Badass Awesome, so you don't have to be a Badass to Cook them, the recipes already are Badass as Badass can be. Some of the recipes you'll find inside the Badass Cookbook are; The World's Best Potato Salad, KFC Knock-Off Secret Fried Chicken Recipe, New England Clam Bake, Cowboy Chili, The Bomber, The Badass Lobster Roll, Old Fashion Chicken Soup, Badass Porchetta, The Perfect Burger, Burritos, Tacos,Classic Beef Stew, How to Make a McRib, Badass Goulash, How to Cook The Perfect Steak, and much more ... It's all in there and it's Awesome as Awesome can be, It's The Badass Cookbook and everyone has one ...
 
 
 
Available on Amazon.com
 
 
 
 
# 6  HOW to COOK EVERYTHING
 
 
 
HOW to COOK EVERYTHING
 
 
 
The ultimate kitchen companion, completely updated and better than ever, now for the first time featuring color photos

 
For twenty years, Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything has been the definitive guide to simple home cooking. This new edition has been completely revised for today’s cooks while retaining Bittman’s trademark minimalist style—easy-to-follow recipes and variations, and tons of ideas and inspiration.
 
Inside, you’ll find hundreds of brand-new features, recipes, and variations, like Slow-Simmered Beef Chili, My New Favorite Fried Chicken, and Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce; plus old favorites from the previous editions, in many cases re-imagined with new methods or flavors. Recipes and features are designed to give you unparalleled freedom and flexibility: for example, infinitely variable basic techniques (Grilling Vegetables, Roasting Seafood); innovative uses for homemade condiments; easy-to-make one-pot pastas; and visual guides to improvising soups, stir-fries, and more. Bittman has also updated all the information on ingredients, including whole grains and produce, alternative baking staples, and sustainable seafood. And, new for this edition, recipes are showcased throughout with color photos.
 
 
 
 
 
# 7 BEST ALL AROUND COOKING
 
 
 
AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN COOKBOOK
 
20th ANNIVERSAY EDITION
 
 
# 8 BEST COMFORT FOOD COOKBOOK
MODERN COMFORT FOOD
 
by Ina Garten
 
# 9 BEST DESSERTS COOKBOOK
MARTHA STEWART 'S 
BAKING HANDBOOK
 
Available on Amazon.com
 
This essential addition to every cook’s library is rich with tips, techniques, and the mouthwatering and stunning recipes for which Martha Stewart is so well known. Covering a delectable array of topics from simple to sophisticated, including biscuits, muffins, scones, cookies, layer cakes, specialty cakes, sweet and savory pies and tarts, and pastries and breads, she provides a dazzlingly delicious yet crystal-clear, vividly illustrated repertoire of recipes. There are cakes that are elegant enough for formal occasions, such as showers, weddings, and dinner parties, and basic favorites meant to be enjoyed every day and then passed down through the generations. Every chapter includes indispensable visual equipment glossaries and features vital make-ahead information and storage techniques. Organized for maximum clarity and practicality, the handbook also offers step-by-step how-to photographs that demystify even the most complex and nuanced techniques. These culinary building blocks will turn good bakers into great bakers, and make great bakers even better.
 
Filled with time-honored classics, such as Marble Cake with White-Chocolate Glaze, Apple Pie, Challah, Baba au Rhum, and Croissants, as well as lots of new surprises, Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook will be reached for again and again, no matter the season or occasion.
# 10 BEST HUMOROUS COOKBOOK
 
GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
 
aka The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
 
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
 
The COLLECTED RECIPES of The DUDE
 
 
"ABIDE in IT" !!!

POSITANO is COMING !!!

 
POSITANO
 
The AMALFI COAST COOKBOOK
 
TRAVEL GUIDE
 
COMING NOVEMBER 28th  2020
 
"The BEST THINGS to HAPPEN in 2020"
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Keith Richards Banana Pudding Recipe

KEEF COOKS
 
 
At ANDY WARHOL 'S HOUSE
 
MONTAUK
 
NEW YORK
QUICK n EASY BANANA PUDDING
 
 
QUICK n EASY BANANA PUDDING
 
QUICK n EASY RECIPES
 
And Of COURSE "TASTY TOO" !!!
 
BURGERS - BURRITOS -TACOS
 
STEAK - MEATLOAF
 
PASTA and More ...
 
GREAT for COVID COOKING
 
BESTSELLING ITALIAN COOKBOOKS
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John Lennon Mind Games

 

 




JOHN LENNON

STROLLING in CENTRAL PARK

NEW YORK






JOHN LENNON

MIND GAMES






BEST SELLING ITALIAN COOKBOOKS





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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Yoko Ono Sean Lennon and Me

 





Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono

Dining al Fresco at Da Silvano Ristorante

Greenwich Village

New York NY

2001



I'm still reeling from watching the John Lennon Special on PBS last night. I've seen it before. It really moved me. And being reminded again of death by that "No Good Derange Piece of Crap Mark David Chapman" and for what? Nothing at all. I used to be the Maitre'd Manager at Da Silvano (20 yes ago) which was the # 1 Celebrity Restaurant in New York and it was Yoko Ono 's favorite restaurant. Yoko used to eat at Da Silvano at least once a week. Many times Sean would eat with her, and Sean would come with various girlfriends on his own. I first met Sean Lennon when he was about 19 years old, and I was shocked at how big he was. Sean Lennon is actually bigger than me, and I'm kinda a big guy. I had just picture him as smaller and shorter, but he wasn't. I can still remember bring him some past, which he loved, and he looked up at me and said, "Thanks this is really good. You guys have the best Italian Food in New York." He was a good kid, always very nice. Yes Back then, I must have seen Yoko about a couple hundred times. Anyway, that's that. Long Live JOHN , RIP









SEAN LENNON with His Dad JOHN LENNON

Mother YOKO ONO

And half Sister KYOKO





Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono








SUNDAY SAUCE






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