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James McNair's Favorites

By James McNair

James McNair's Favorites  
Move over The Joy of Cooking. Make room for James McNair's Favorites!

James McNair is one of the most prolific and popular food writers today, with over 30 cookbooks to his credit and more than 3 million copies in print. In James McNair's Favorites, he has collected, in one must-have volume, his all-time favorites-updated, re-tested, and rewritten for today's busy and more health-conscious cook.

With over 600 pages and more than 400 mouth-watering recipes. James McNair's Favorites, is filled with his trademark style, inspiring photographs, easy instructions, basic techniques, and lots of personality.

Join McNair on a culinary journey that begins with scrumptious breakfasts and ends with a legion of sweets. Nibble on Gorgonzola Wafers and Cajun Chicken Bites with Apricot Mustard, then dip into comforting Tuscan Creamy Sweet Pepper Soup or Louisiana Gumbo, followed by a refreshing Green Papaya Salad or a perfect Caesar.

Hot and hearty main dishes from around the world include Pueblo Vegetable Stew, Chinese Dragon Fish with Gingered Citrus Sauce, Maple Baby Back Ribs, and Moroccan Tagine. Out of McNair's lifelong love of Italy come wonderful recipes for pasta, risotto, polenta, gnocchi, and pizza. For warm-weather dining, try cool and satisfying Smoked Turkey and Wild Rice Salad or a Trio of Cold Poached Fish with Wasabi Mayonnaise. McNair also offers a wide assortment of vegetable side dishes, warm breads, and zesty condiments. And irresistible indulgences like Crème Brûlée, Creole Bread Pudding, and Molten Chocolate Babycakes make for a sweet finale to any meal.

In addition to delectable recipes, readers get the benefit of McNair's time-tested tips on such topics as making pasta, cooking grains of all types, and forming the perfect pie crust. Filled with innovative dishes and a colorful portfolio of photographs. James McNair's Favorites is destined to become a basic text for every 21 st-century kitchen.

About the Author

James McNair's previous books include Pizza (more than 360,000 copies sold), Chicken (more than 210,000 copies sold), Grill Cookbook (more than 120,000 copies sold), and Cold Pasta (more than 115,000 copies sold). He is the recipient of the first International Association of Culinary Professionals Award of Excellence in Food Photography. Raised in the South, today he divides his time between homes in The San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe.

Buy the Book!


James McNair's Favorites
By James McNair
Chronicle Books, September 1999
Hardback, $25.95
616 pages, 64 color photos
ISBN: 0-8118-0115-2
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