Who wouldn’t love to put fantastic foods on the table—extraordinary pleasures for everyday eating; simply delicious treats that can be prepared in record time; comfort food that brings family and friends together; luxurious meals that cost barely more than fast food; divine dishes perfect for guests or just for quiet nights at home? Now you can have all that and more, any time you choose, with this first-ever collection of 175 beloved recipes from O, The Oprah Magazine.
Featuring more than 75 great chefs and food writers, alongside mouth-watering photographs, this cookbook presents an exquisite array of dishes from cocktails to appetizers, main dishes to desserts, soups to sandwiches, and everything in between.
O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook offers something for everyone—and for all types of occasions—whether you’re looking for a simple dish to satisfy a craving or preparing a feast for your friends and family. Appetizers range from a classic Tomato Soup with Toasted Cheese Croutons to Crushed Potato with Smoked Salmon, Caviar, and Chives; from elegant Grilled Sea Scallops with Tomato-Black Olive Vinaigrette to delectable Fried Green Tomato Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing. Inspirations come from all across the country and the globe, and you can now enjoy at home dishes such as a tantalizing and colorful bowl of Callaloo soup; Moroccan Cinnamon-Rubbed Leg of Lamb; the best Tiramisu ever; an addictive Cuban Grilled Corn on the Cob with Queso Blanco and Lime; and a crazy-delicious New Orleans Creole Gumbo. Desserts include decadent Black Currant-Tea Chocolate Truffles; an amazingly simple Chocolate Pot de Crème; Heavenly Fresh Mint Ice Cream; and Maya Angelou’s Banana Pudding. For drinks? There is a Pomegranate Daiquiri and a Strawberry Mint Iced Tea, both perfect for a summer party; and a frothy Mexican Hot Chocolate, the ideal beverage for a cold winter night.
Along with the recipes, professional chefs and celebrated food lovers provide informative, entertaining, and vibrant lessons and advice about food and cooking—and life.Maya Angelou talks about food as a way to soothe discord, but even more important, as a joyful part of life; Gayle King describes how a true food lover can take equal pleasure from fine dining in a fancy restaurant and scarfing down a juicy burger in the right joint; Marcus Samuelsson explains how travel can expand your palate; Nina Simonds brings home from Asia vital lessons about family dining; Art Smith provides inimitable advice on how to make eating outdoors easy, delicious, and fun. Other wonderful contributions come from Govind Armstrong, Leah Chase, Colin Cowie, Roseanne Gold, Michel Nischan, Susan Spungen, and Rori Trovato. Also included is a diagram on how to set the perfect table, advice on brilliant pairings of wine with food, and recommendations for stocking your pantry with all the essentials you need. And a special index leads you right to holiday foods, snacks, vegetarian recipes, world cuisine, party favorites, and kid-friendly food.
Fifteen million readers a month turn to the recipe pages in O, The Oprah Magazine to see the featured chefs and their fabulous dishes as well as the gorgeous food photography. This collection of delicious recipes embodies the spirit of O, The Oprah Magazine and will inspire you to create irresistible meals for your family and friends, both every day and on special occasions. More than a collection of recipes, this book is a guide to enjoying food, elevating every dining experience, and appreciating the special role that cooking and eating can together, play in our lives.