E-Book Recommendations: Happy Hour Once Again

Because it is Friday, and because we are much taken by OWWL2Go’s curated book list “Happy Hour,” here are three more suggestions for you of books that feature food, drink, and chefs.

Frozen Drinks: An A to Z Guide to All Your Frozen Favorites

Mudslides. Daiquiris. Margaritas. Whether you’re trying to beat the heat or just take a mental vacation, these icy indulgences are irresistible. Now, you can make restaurant-quality frozen cocktails at home, with Frozen Drinks: An A to Z Companion to All Your Frozen Favorites. Expert bartender Cheryl Charming shares her secrets on how to:

  • Whip up the best frozen drinks, with or without a blender
  • Impress guests with fresh mixers-far superior to the store-bought type
  • Create more than 800 of the iciest libations

Bobby at Home: Fearless Flavors From My Kitchen

With 165+ recipes, Bobby Flay opens up his home and shares his bold, approachable style of cooking for family and friends, along with his no-nonsense, essential advice for home cooks.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND FOOD NETWORK
Welcome to Bobby’s, where powerhouse flavors rule the day. In his most personal cookbook yet, Bobby shares over 165 bold, approachable recipes he cooks at home for family and friends, along with his well-earned secrets for executing them perfectly. Everyday favorites—from pan-seared meats and hearty pastas to shareable platters of roasted vegetables, bountiful salads, and casual, homey desserts—go bigger and bolder with Bobby’s signature pull-no-punches cooking style. Expect crowd-pleasing classics taken to the next level with exciting flavors, such as Spanish-style shrimp and grits, pumpkin pancakes with apple cider syrup, and sticky-savory-sweet Korean BBQ chicken. Riff on go-to dishes just as Bobby does with his master recipes for essentials, along with creative variations that take the base recipe in a range of directions to suit your mood, such as crispy bacon glazed with pomegranate molasses, deviled eggs topped with fried oysters, and mussels steamed in a heady green curry broth. With Bobby by your side, cooking at home just got a lot more exciting.

Antipasti: Fabulous Appetizers and Small Plates

With growing numbers of restaurants specializing in “small plates,” the antipasto is back in style. These little dishes of savory appetizers or small first courses (perfect cocktail food) whet the appetite, enticing the palate for the meal to comeand can even become the meal itself. In Antipasti, Joyce Goldstein reveals the history of antipasti and a host of very delicious recipes. What could be better suited to a La Dolce Vita–inspired event replete with sparkling Bellinis than sun-dried tomato–topped crostini, little panzerotti (pastries stuffed with Gruyre and ham), or prosciutto-wrapped shrimp? For easier fare, a snap to prepare, there is an entire chapter on Shop and Serve antipasti—molto tasty recipes that use high quality store-bought foods such as roasted peppers, olives, soft creamy cheeses, and crusty artisan breads that anyone can throw together for a last minute appetizer or elegant snack. Whether it’s bite-sized pieces of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese drizzled with balsamic vinegar to serve before a dinner party or a more substantial first course of roasted duck breast salad, Antipasti welcomes everyone to the table.

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