Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cooking with Les Dames d'Escoffier

Cooking With Les Dames d'EscoffierA dinner party arranged in response to an all-male organization of eminent chefs led to the first-ever all-women’s food society, Les Dames d' Escoffier International (LDEI). To date, LDEI and its chapters have raised nearly $4 million for scholarships and grants for mentoring women in the food and beverage industries and portions of the proceeds from this book will help finance such efforts. Their Green Tables initiative teaches the benefits of eating seasonal, local and sustainable food.

«COOKING WITH LES DAMES D'ESCOFFIER celebrates the collective wisdom of this impressive group of food professionals. A definitive resource, the cookbook is filled with insights and tips for the home cook, together with 125 of the Dames’ most essential recipes. Here are such delights as Lidia Bastianich’s hearth-warming Pork Rib Guazzetto; Susan Feniger’s Roasted Black Cod with Horseradish Coulis and Farmers’ Carrots; Anne Willan’s elegant Twice-Baked Spinach Soufflés; and Alice Medrich’s Bittersweet Soufflés with Nibby Cream. More than 120 recipes include appetizers, first courses, soups, main courses (including vegetarian options), sides, baking, and desserts.»

COOKING WITH LES DAMES D'ESCOFFIER is like sitting down with a renowned chef and teacher across the counter, guiding you along the way in culinary adventures. The recipes are highlighted with tips to insure success, both in preparation and saving time. Once the food is prepared and the aromas are wafting through the room, you'll feel like you're curled up in the inglenook with a hearty bowl of delight.

COOKING WITH LES DAMES D'ESCOFFIER Cookbook tour begins in major US cities in October.

• Hardcover: 368 pages
• Publisher: Sasquatch Books (October 1, 2008)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1570615306
• ISBN-13: 978-1570615306

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