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The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book
Savory & Sweet, Breakfast to Dessert, Hundreds of Ways to Use America's Favorite Spread

by Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book  
The Ultimate Cookbook authors are back with The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book: Savory and Sweet, Breakfast to Dessert, Hundreds of Ways to Use America's Favorite Spread the latest addition to their best-selling series. Just in time for the winter season, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough give peanut butter, the ultimate comfort food, new life with hundreds of recipes and variations that include everything from cookies to curries.

Everyone loves peanut butter, but after PB&J sandwiches and a cookie or two, most home cooks are out of ideas for what to do with this rich and creamy treat. With the The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book Bruce and Mark prove that peanut butter makes everything better. From back-to-school treats to Asian inspired suppers and even peanut butter cocktails, the possibilities are endless when cooking with peanut butter. Inventive and delectable recipes include:

  • Peanut Butter Protein Snack Bars: a tasty alternative to those expensive cardboard protein bars out there.
  • Hacked Chicken with A Szechwan Peanut Sauce showcases a great sauce that is also a versatile condiment.
  • Peanut Butter and Apricot Glazed Ham: glazed hams are something of a tradition in the South—so why not use one of the region's famous products as a glaze.
  • Peanut Butter Cheescake: a dense, decadent utterly wonderful cheesecake that will have people sneaking seconds.
  • Frozen Peanut Butter Brandy Alexander: a wild twist on the classic cocktail.

For quick reference. The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book is divided into sections such as Classics, Breakfast, Breads, Sauces and Dressings, Main Courses, Snacks, Drinks, Cookies, and Desserts. Bruce and Mark offer easy-to-follow recipes that make the most of an ingredient while giving home cooks all the information they need for success in the kitchen. Most recipes are followed by tips and ideas to customize dishes, instantly turning them into personal favorites. Let your imagination go wild as you the turn that Peanut Butter Quick Bread into bread pudding or add shrimp to the Szechwan Stir-Fry to satisfy your taste buds.

In addition to the delectable, stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth recipes, Bruce and Mark offer up dozens of nifty peanut facts, and a peanut butter timeline dating back all the way to 2500 BCE. Readers will also savor the fun section of peanut butter facts as much as the peanut butter fudge they will soon make. Now that you know peanut butter is more than a just a spread, pick up that wooden spoon and start cooking!

About the Authors

Bruce Weinstein received his culinary training at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine. Mark Scarbrough writes the "Report from New York" for Passport Newsletter. Together, they are contributing editors at Eating Well, where they write the column "Cooking for Two," and at Weight Watchers Magazine, where they write the "Ultimate Cooking" column as well as the first ever Weightwatchers.com column. The Everyday Gourmet. Bruce and Mark write the "Table for Two" column in Today's Health and Wellness, and are frequent contributors to Gourmet, Fine Cooking, Wine Spectator, and the New York Times, and other magazines. They have written a dozen cookbooks including Cooking For Two, The Ultimate Frozen Dessert Book, The Ultimate Shrimp Book and The Ultimate Muffin Book.


Buy the Book!


The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book
Savory & Sweet, Breakfast to Dessert, Hundreds of Ways to Use America's Favorite Spread

by Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough
Morrow Cookbooks/An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
$16.95 US/$22.95 Canada
ISBN: 0060562765
Information provided by the publisher.


The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book



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