No matter what the culinary occasion—shopping for fresh produce, planning a Sunday brunch, adding some gourmet glamour to weekday dinners, backyard grilling, or the ultimate in comforting, family-friendly, one-dish meals—The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook has just what you are looking for.
We’ve selected over 375 recipes from among our all-time favorites and organized them into chapters devoted to Beverages and Snacks, Appetizers and Salads, Broths and Soups, Pastas, Casseroles, and Light Fare, Main Dishes, Vegetables and Side Dishes, Egg Dishes and Griddle Cakes, and Baked Goods and Desserts to bring you dishes like Thai-style Fresh Pea Soup, Tomato Sampler with Pan-fried Calamari, Satay of Beef with Peanut Sauce, Seared Scallops with Fiery Fruit Salsa, Moroccan Carrot Salad, Beer Can Chicken, Albuquerque Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Vietnamese Salad Rolls, Baja-style Fish Tacos, Chocolate Mousse, and Fresh Fruit Gallettes. Fill your brunch table with classics like Eggs Benedict and Banana Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup, or try something new: a puffy German-style pancake topped with spicy peaches or a robust potato-filled Spanish tortilla. Try your hand at pastries like Cherry Cheese Baskets or Sticky Buns with Pecans. Or surprise your friends with a dessert from the grill like Grilled Pineapple with Candied Kumquats or Bananas Foster Tartlets.
The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook is more than just a compendium of our favorite recipes. With an array of illustrated techniques, you’ll learn to cook the way the professionals do, whether you want to master the finer points of a perfect creamy risotto or learn to build a perfect coal fire. Look through our tables to find the perfect cooking method for your favorite cut of meat, cooking times for grains and legumes, or grilling times for everything from beef to bananas.