A good cook dispenses happiness … It’s a joy of civilized living.
Noel Tyl is a true renaissance man. He is a Harvard
graduate, author of twenty-nine books, and one of the foremost astrologers in
the world. For over two decades he graced the stage as a star opera singer, and
his current lecture circuit takes him to sixteen countries a year. In other
words, when Noel Tyl goes for it, he goes for it.
Noel is passionate about good food. Now he shares his
talents as a cook and a host in
The Sophisticated Gourmet. Whether it's the Greatest Baked Potato in the
World, Filet Mignon for an Etruscan Queen, or "Eat-Your-Heart-Out, Belguim"
Chocolate Sauce, his recipes for two or more are easy, fast, and thrifty. The
book features over one hundred tasty and health-conscious recipes for everyday
meals, intimate dinners, and festive occasions.
Written with the intention to increase readers’ confidence
and reputation in the kitchen, sprinkled with colorful anecdotes, clever word
play, reminiscences from Tyl’s world travels,
The Sophisticated Gourmet lends readers the courage to tackle any dish –
even snails, monkfish, and rabbit. From a man who has tackled everything, it
also contains problem-solving tips for beginners.
Challenge: “Imagine being given six
months in which to dine with ten exotic figures from history – from any period,
with no rules or regulations and no expense spared. That is what I was offered
Written by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson,
adviser the BBC and the English Tourist Board on historical English food, who
owns a catering business specializing in the creation of historical feasts, this
collection of 50 recipes offers the modern cook ten historical feasts from
around the world, recreated from historical sources and thoroughly tested and
modernized for today’s kitchen. Drawn from a fascinating range of sources, the
recipes are compiled and described in their historical context by the author, an
expert in recreating historical recipes. From the lavish dishes of the Mughal
emperors to the exotic cuisine of the Aztecs, each menu comes complete with
alternative ingredients and serving suggestions.
Festive Feasts Cookbook includes:
More than a cookbook,
Festive Feasts Cookbook is beautifully designed and features sumptuous
color pictures of food and feasting, including period paintings, illuminated
manuscripts, decorative ceramics, prints, and etchings. With lively
introductions that provide a cultural background for the recipes, this book has
much to offer those interested in creative cooking within a historical context.
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