All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking (Hardcover)
Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book Award
From the perfect pot roast to the fragrant complexity of braised endive, there's no food more satisfying than a well-braised dish.
The art of braising comes down to us from the earliest days of cooking, when ingredients were enclosed in a heavy pot and buried in the hot embers of a dying fire until tender and bathed in a deliciously concentrated sauce. Today, braising remains as popular and as uncomplicated as ever. Molly Stevens's All About Braising is a comprehensive guide to this versatile way of cooking, written to instruct a cook at any level. Everything you need to know is here, including:
• a thorough explanation of the principles of good braising with helpful advice on the best cuts of meat, the right choice of fish and vegetables, and the right pots
• 125 reliable, easy-to-follow recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables, ranging from quick-braised weeknight dishes to slow-cooked weekend braises
• planning tips to highlight the fact that braised foods taste just as good, if not even better, as leftovers
• a variety of enlightened wine suggestions for any size pocketbook with each recipe.
— Deborah Madison
Stevens's book smashes the braising barrier and proves that she is a gifted technician as well as world-class teacher.
— Alton Brown
The definitive guide to those incomparable one-pot dishes that combine complex sauces with meltingly tender meats and poultry…I know that All About Braising will become a treasure in my own kitchen.
— Anne Willan, founder, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne
Filled with friendly advice, inspired insights, and great recipes, it will make you a better cook.
— Judy Rodgers, author of The Zuni Café Cookbook