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About Rick Rodgers
Rick Rodgers is one of the most versatile professionals in the food business. Through his work as a cooking teacher, food writer, cookbook author, freelance cookbook editor, and radio and television guest chef, his infectious love of good food reaches countless cooks every day.
Rick has been guest chef on the national television shows Today, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, Cooking Live with Sara Moulton, Food Network Challenge, and many others, including media appearances in every major local market.
Rick's combination of down-to-earth humor and solid information brought him the prestigious Bon Appetit Food and Entertaining Award for Outstanding Cooking Teacher. In addition to his publishing work, Rick teaches sold-out cooking classes from coast-to-coast, as well as the occasional international stint (including Korea and France) and he is a speaker at many festivals and seminars.
Rick lives in the New York City area. His website is www.rickrodgers.com.
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Make dinner the Carrabba’s way tonight, with these tasty, Italian family recipes.
For twenty-five years, Carrabba’s Italian Grill has offered its amici (Italian for “friends”) an extraordinary dining experience. Serving hand-prepared, contemporary renditions of traditional family recipes, Carrabba’s makes everyone who walks through the door feel right at home. Each meal is served in the time-honored tradition of warm Italian hospitality and authentically prepared food made from the heart.
Now, you can re-create the Carrabba’s experience in your own kitchen with delicious recipes inspired by generations of family cooking. In the true spirit of generosity, Recipes from Around Our Family Table shares not just these mouthwatering signature recipes, but also the cooking secrets that make them so good.
Features 75 authentic Italian recipes and Carrabba’s favorites, including:
· Chicken Bryan
· Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup
· Pizza Margherita
· Cozze in Bianco
· Pollo Rosa Maria
· Garlic Mashed Potatoes
· Pasta Weesie
· Lobster Macaroni and Cheese
· Prosciutto-wrapped Pork Tenderloin
· Sogno di Cioccolata
· Limoncello Bread Pudding
Also offers tips on successful grilling, preparing perfect pasta, finding the best ingredients, mastering homemade pizza, and more!
Inside these pages, celebrated cookbook author Rick Rodgers shares his cherished recipes for the very best of American-style comfort foods. This collection of over 100 tempting dishes—for lunch, starters, sides, dinner, and desserts—comes to life with personal tales and stunning photography, providing delicious inspiration for everyday cooking.
Recipes feature nurturing dishes guaranteed to improve your mood, including Cheesesteaks, Egg Salad Sandwiches, BLTAs, Chicken Noodle Soup, Creamy Grits, Green Bean Casserole, Baked Beans, Buttermilk Biscuits, Fish & Chips, Mom’s Home-Style Pot Roast, Buttery Mashed Potatoes, Texas Beef Chili, Smothered Pork Chops, Strawberry Shortcakes, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Apple Pie, and more.
In Kaffeehaus, Rick Rodgers celebrates 300 years of tradition with over 150 of the best classic Austro-Hungarian pastries. Using his celebrated skill as a teacher to present the recipes to bakers of all levels, Rodgers expertly shows how to create these glorious treats at home. Included are the explanations of the different kinds of batter, dough, and icing that form the foundation of this baking tradition, in addition to the many beverages—coffee or otherwise—that pair perfectly with the desserts.
This revised second edition features new charts for ingredient weights and measures in addition to updated content and resource lists. One of the few books on authentic Austro-Hungarian baking written in English with recipes for American kitchens and their ingredients. Kaffeehaus beautifully captures the taste and elegance of these cafés, commemorating their culture, history, and the delectable legacy of their desserts.
Rick Rodgers is an award-winning cookbook writer and culinary instructor. An author of over forty diverse books, Rick co-authored Sarabeth’s Kitchen and The Model Bakery Cookbook and edited The Baker’s Dozen Cookbook. Rick often works behind the scenes as a consultant for entertainment figures, celebrity chefs, and corporations to develop their cookbook projects, including over ten cookbooks for Williams-Sonoma. His recipes have appeared in a number of publications such as Cooking Light, Men’s Health, Food and Wine, and many sites online, including Epicurious. He has also presented on television shows such as Today, CBS Good Morning, and Food Network Challenge. Winner of Bon Appétit’s Outstanding Cooking Teacher of the Year Award, Rodgers teaches sold-out cooking classes around the world (including Korea and France). You can learn more at www.RickRodgers.com.
A healthy diet is only as good as the food it provides in its plan. Now in The Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook, bestselling author and foremost DASH expert Marla Heller, together with bestselling cookbook writer Rick Rodgers, makes it easy to prepare home-cooked meals that are fresh, fabulous, and DASH-approved.
The DASH diet is a required medical recommendation for patients diagnosed with hypertension or pre-hypertension, a group of almost 130 million people, and this ultimate guide to cooking the DASH way serves up everything necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With recipes such as Cinnamon French Toast with Raspberry Sauce, Filet Mignon au Poivre, Yankee Clam Chowder, and Chocolate Fondue with Strawberries, eating health has never been so easy and delicious.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Steakhouse Creamed Spinach
Buttermilk Dinner Rolls
Daiquiri Lime and Gelatin Mold
Classic cocktails such as Blue Hawaiians, Brandy Alexanders, and Manhattans
And many more!
Each recipe is adapted for the modern palate, with less fat and healthier ingredients than in the originals (no more bacon fat as a kitchen staple!). Full-color photographs showcase the food, proving that retro cuisine can be sophisticated and delicious. The Sensational Sixties Cookbook will also provide tips on hosting the ultimate sixties soiree, complete with menus, music playlists, and table decorations. So grab a swizzle stick, put Bobby Darin on the turntable, and get cooking -- sixties style!
With over fifty recipes ranging from comfortingly traditional to cutting-edge modern, Rick Rodgers expands the role of the beloved meatball inside I Love Meatballs! Dishes inspired by a variety of ethnicities including Italian, Thai, Chinese, Greek, Vietnamese, Swedish, Moroccan, and Indian are made from a full range of meats including beef and veal, pork, lamb, poultry, and even seafood.
Divided into six hunger-inducing categories, I Love Meatballs! shows meatballs as appetizers and dinner entrees, inside soups and breads, and (of course) with pasta, as well as meatballs sizzling off the grill. Recipes range from Greek Keftedes with Tzatziki to Beef Meatballs in Pho, Morroccan Meatballs, Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs, and Grilled Cheeseball Sliders. In addition to sumptuous meatball recipes, readers will find helpful tips and tricks, along with thirty luscious photographs of the meatball doing much more than just sharing the spotlight with spaghetti.
Praise for I Love Meatballs!
“Each recipe is carefully written and easy to follow. . . . Rick’s Lamb Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce is so tasty, I want to make it over and over.” —Bruce Aidells, co-author of The Complete Meat Cookbook
“[Rick Rodgers] has produced the last word on meatballs: which tools to use; how to grind your own meat, if you’d like; how to prepare them ahead of time; and even how to cheat using store-bought meatballs. There is so much mouthwatering variety here that I’m going to have a hard time choosing which recipes to make first.” —Sara Moulton, author of Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101
Featuring menu ideas, timetables, hints and shortcuts, Christmas 101 is your go-to guide to make holiday planning simple, fun and festive. Now revised, updated, and featuring all new recipes including Christmas holiday classics!
Rick Rodgers once again takes cooks by the hand to help them entertain (and still be entertaining) during the hectic season. Christmas 101 features 100 of his never-fail recipes, from holiday classics such as egg nog, glazed ham, and gingerbread cookies to contemporary ideas such as Shrimp Bisque with Confetti Vegetables, Chicken Cassoulet, and Shortcakes with Pears in Brandied Cream Sauce. And since the holiday season keeps going long after the last Christmas present is opened, there are plenty of New Year’s ideas, from an intimate dinner for four to an open house buffet for the entire neighborhood.
Every fourth Thursday of November, Americans open their homes to friends and families. But when was the last time most of us made dinner for such a big crowd? With Thanksgiving 101 by your side, preparing for the holiday will be a pleasure. With step-by-step instructions for classic Thanksgiving dishes, as well as new twists on old favorites, this book will become gravy-stained in its first outing. Whether you're looking for new ways to cook turkey; traditional trimmings, chutneys, or chowders; a vegetarian entrée; or fresh ideas for regional classics, including Cajun-or Italian-inspired tastes, Thanksgiving 101 serves up a delicious education for novice and experienced cooks alike. And cooks will turn to these dishes all year long whenever they are throwing a big party.
With foolproof recipes, detailed menu timetables, and down-to-earth advice, Thanksgiving 101 is the holiday cook's best friend.