Top 10 Best Books to Read in Main Courses & Side Dishes - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Main Courses & Side Dishes. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Soup of the Day: 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year (Williams-Sonoma)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Main Courses & Side Dishes - August 2021

A revised collection of seasonal soups for each day of the year, featuring 100 new recipes and new full-color photography. Soup is often thought of as comfort dish for cold weather, Soup of the Day showcases how diverse soups can be. From light gazpachos to hearty chowders, cream of tomato to chicken noodle, vegetable-lentils to steak and potatoes, there’s something to please every palate throughout the year—and plenty of full-meal soups for easy dinner solutions. New recipes include: Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Pancetta & Gremolata Creamy Brussels Sprouts Soup with Maple Bacon Indian-Spiced Parsnip Soup with Grilled Naan Mac & Cheese Chili Tofu-Kimchi Stew Mushroom, Leek, Wheat Berries & Shrimp Soup Snow Pea Consommé with Cheese Tortellini Caramelized Leek Soup with Blue Cheese Crumble Lamb & Chickpea Chili with Cumin Crema Carrot-Gruyere Soup with Brown Butter Croutons Asiago-Stout Soup with Caramelized Spicy Pears Ramen with Roasted Pork & Soft Egg in Spicy, Soy Broth Clam & Celery Root Chowder Cream of Black Bean Soup with Roasted Poblanos & Cotija Cheese Provencal Chard Soup with Lardoons Ginger–Galangal Broth with Chili & Chicken Meyer Lemon & Potato Soup Tomato Tarragon Soup with Fennel Croutons Grilled Asparagus & Green Onion Soup with Poached Egg Corn & Spinach Chowder with Avocado The recipes are categorized by month of the year and laid out in an easy-to-follow, calendar format. The monthly calendars highlight the season’s best ingredients to bring you fresh and delicious flavor combinations all year round.

  • Author: Kate McMillan
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen; Not for Online ed. edition (October 25, 2016)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

2. Fix-It and Forget-It Cooking for Two: 150 Small-Batch Slow Cooker Recipes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Main Courses & Side Dishes - August 2021

You want wholesome and delicious meals but you just don’t have the time to prepare them after a long day at work. Most slow cooker cookbooks offer recipes for a crowd and there are only two of you, or maybe the two of you plus a baby or toddler, and you don’t want a whole week’s worth of leftovers taking up space in the fridge. This slow cooker cookbook is different. The perfect gift for newlyweds, elderly couples, or anyone who is too busy to spend hours futzing in the kitchen, these recipes will put just the right amount of home-cooked food on your table with shockingly little time and effort on your part. You can trust these recipes because they are— Collected from some of America’s best home cooks Tested in real-life settings Carefully selected from thousands of recipes Learn what size slow cooker to purchase, discover tips for easy prep and cleanup, and find scrumptious recipes such as: Chicken Parmigiana Buttery German Chocolate Fudge Taco Bean Soup White Bean and Chicken Chili Poppy Seed Tea Bread And many more!

  • Author: Hope Comerford
  • Publisher: Good Books; Illustrated edition (January 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

3. Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Main Courses & Side Dishes - August 2021

Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate snack boards. Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, these snack boards by Maegan Brown (aka The BakerMama) move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (think red, white, and blue snacks shaped into an American flag for celebrating Fourth of July and a fruit-and-veggie rainbow with cracker clouds to brighten any day). The variety of foods on each board will delight everyone, and the stunning presentation will encourage kids to try foods they might normally refuse. Plus, you can make the boards ahead of time, so you can actually sit down and spend time with your loved ones. In this book, you will find boards for anytime family meals and snacks , seasons and holidays , breakfast and brunch , desserts , and entertaining and special occasions . Impress your family and friends with artful masterpieces , including: Build-Your-Own Parfait Board Mimosa Board Summer Fun Board Take Me Out to the Ball Game Board Mediterranean Mezze Board Barbecue Board S’mores Board Build-Your-Own Sundae Board Along with The BakerMama’s tips to get you into the board mind-set , every board is accompanied by a gorgeous, large photo and step-by-step instructions to make each one easy to recreate. Beautiful Boards is an entertaining game changer that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time having fun. Discover even more inspiring food presentation ideas from The BakerMama in her Beautiful Boards follow-up, Spectacular Spreads .

  • Author: Maegan Brown
  • Publisher: Rock Point (September 24, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Beverages & Wine
  • ISBN: 978-1631066474
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.4 inches

                 

4. The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes for Spectacular Results -- with Photographs of Every Step


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Main Courses & Side Dishes - August 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The easiest-to-follow Instant Pot cookbook ever: 100 delicious recipes with more than 750 photographs guiding you every step of the way Jeffrey Eisner's popular Pressure Luck Cooking website and YouTube channel have shown millions of home cooks how to make magic in their Instant Pots. Now Eisner takes the patient, fun, step-by-step approach that made him an online phenomenon and delivers a cookbook of 100 essential dishes that will demystify pressure cooking for Instant Pot users of all abilities--and put an astounding dinner on the table in a flash. Every flavor-filled recipe in this book is illustrated with clear photographs showing exactly what to do in each step. There are no surprises: no hard-to-find ingredients, no fussy extra techniques, and nothing even the most reluctant cooks can't master in moments. What you see is truly what you get, in delicious and simple dishes such as: Mac & Cheese Quick Quinoa Salad French Onion Chicken Eisner's popular Best-Ever Pot Roast Ratatouille Stew And even desserts such as Bananas Foster and Crème Brulée.

  • Author: Jeffrey Eisner
  • Publisher: Voracious (April 14, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-0316460835
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 0.75 x 9.13 inches

                 

5. The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning: Everything You Need to Know to Can Meats, Vegetables, Meals in a Jar, and More


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Main Courses & Side Dishes - August 2021

The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning is a safe, practical, step-by-step resource to preserve the low-acid foods that you love. From soups and stews, to meals-in-a-jar, to kitchen staples like broths and beans, pressure canning is a time-honored craft that allows you to safely and affordably preserve the food your family loves to eat. Written by The Canning Diva® Diane Devereaux, The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning delivers everything you need to confidently achieve pressure canning perfection. With The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning you will discover the ease of pressure canning, understand the science behind safe food preservation, and enjoy delicious recipes for stocking your kitchen and feeding your family. In the pages of this all-in-one pressure canning roadmap you’ll find: An overview of pressure canning basics that includes guidance for buying a pressure canner and pressure canning fundamentals More than 80 pressure canning recipes for: stocks, broths, soups, and stews; meats including wild game and fish; meals-in-a-jar; tomatoes and vegetables; beans and legumes; and more Pressure canning charts for safely canning vegetables and meats that include quantity, yield, jar size, processing time, and PSI gauge guidance A “First Batches” Chapter that includes two practice recipes for those new to pressure canning With The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning , readers of all skill levels will learn to successfully preserve and serve wholesome, nourishing foods that everyone will enjoy.

  • Author: Diane Devereaux - The Canning Diva
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (July 24, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-1641520904
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches

                 



6. The Pioneer Woman Cooks―Super Easy!: 120 Shortcut Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, and More


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Main Courses & Side Dishes - August 2021

Bring the family together—and take it easy on yourself! Between my family, my website, my cookbooks, and my TV show, I make a lot of food around here! And as much as I’ve always loved cooking (and of course, eating!), it seems that more and more these days, I’m looking for ways to simplify my life in the kitchen. I find myself gravitating toward recipes that are delicious but don’t require a lot of prep or fuss, because they free me up to have more time (and energy) for other areas of my life. This also makes cooking less of a chore and more of a pleasure—exactly what cooking should be! The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Super Easy! will free you up and transform your cooking life as well, with 120 recipes that range from effortless breakfasts to breezy skillet meals to speedy soups to ready-in-minutes Tex-Mex delights, so you’ll have lots of options for any given meal. Many recipes in this cookbook call for step-saving (and sanity-saving) shortcuts that will revolutionize the time you spend making meals for your family, and all of them are utterly scrumptious! I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this new generation of recipes, including Butter Pecan French Toast, Buffalo Chicken Totchos, Speedy Dumpling Soup, Broccoli-Cheese Stromboli (so great for kids!), and an entire section of pastas and grains, such as One-Pot Sausage Pasta and colorful and fresh Hawaiian Shrimp Bowls. You’ll find yummy meals such as Pepperoni Fried Rice, Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers, and ultra-tasty Chicken Curry in a Hurry . . . as well as assemble-in-the-baking-dish casseroles, throw-together sheet pan suppers, and simply decadent desserts such as Mug Cakes, Coconut Cream Pie, and Brownie S’Mores Bars that you’ll dream about. There’s something for everyone in this cookbook, and not a single recipe, ingredient, or step is complicated or difficult. Now that’s the kind of cooking we can all get behind!

  • Author: Ree Drummond
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks (October 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-0062962768
  • Dimensions: 7.94 x 1.17 x 10 inches

                 

7. Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet: Lose Up to 15 Pounds, 4 Inches--and Your Wrinkles!--in Just 21 Days


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Main Courses & Side Dishes - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Lose weight safely and easily while spending less time in the kitchen with Dr. Kellyann’s iconic bone broth diet plan.   “Empowering, user-friendly information supported by the most forward-thinking scientific research available.”—David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain The New York Times says it “ranks with green juice and coconut water as the next magic potion in the eternal quest for perfect health.” ABC News calls it “the new juice craze.” Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Shailene Woodley, and Salma Hayek are hooked on it. It’s bone broth—and it’s the core of the  New York Times bestseller Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet. As a naturopathic physician and weight-loss specialist, Dr. Kellyann has helped thousands of patients achieve spectacular weight loss and more youthful-looking skin through her bone broth diet. Packed with fat-burning nutrients, skin-tightening collagen components, and gut-healing and anti-inflammatory properties, bone broth is the key to looking and feeling younger than ever before. In just 21 days, you, too, can unlock these miraculous results with Dr. Kellyann’s delicious bone broth recipes and groundbreaking mini-fasting plan. You’ll learn the science of why bone broth works and how to lose weight safely and easily—cravings and hunger pains not included. The simple and tasty recipes for beef, turkey, chicken, and fish bone broths are loaded with flavor and nutrients. Unlike other diet plans that involve serious preparation and cooking, the bone broth diet allows you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your newfound vibrancy. With easy fitness routines and mindful meditation exercises, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet is your key to a healthier, happier, slimmer, and younger life.

  • Author: Kellyann Petrucci
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; Reprint edition (February 27, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-1635650259
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.77 x 8.98 inches

                 

8. Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza [A Cookbook]


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Main Courses & Side Dishes - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Portland's most acclaimed and beloved baker comes this must-have baking guide, featuring recipes for world-class breads and pizzas and a variety of schedules suited for the home baker. There are few things more satisfying than biting into a freshly made, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-and-supple-on-the-inside slice of perfectly baked bread. For Portland-based baker Ken Forkish, well-made bread is more than just a pleasure—it is a passion that has led him to create some of the best and most critically lauded breads and pizzas in the country. In Flour Water Salt Yeast , Forkish translates his obsessively honed craft into scores of recipes for rustic boules and Neapolitan-style pizzas, all suited for the home baker. Forkish developed and tested all of the recipes in his home oven, and his impeccable formulas and clear instructions result in top-quality artisan breads and pizzas that stand up against those sold in the best bakeries anywhere. Whether you’re a total beginner or a serious baker, Flour Water Salt Yeas t has a recipe that suits your skill level and time constraints: Start with a straight dough and have fresh bread ready by supper time, or explore pre-ferments with a bread that uses biga or poolish. If you’re ready to take your baking to the next level, follow Forkish’s step-by-step guide to making a levain starter with only flour and water, and be amazed by the delicious complexity of your naturally leavened bread. Pizza lovers can experiment with a variety of doughs and sauces to create the perfect pie using either a pizza stone or a cast-iron skillet. Flour Water Salt Yeast is more than just a collection of recipes for amazing bread and pizza—it offers a complete baking education, with a thorough yet accessible explanation of the tools and techniques that set artisan bread apart. Featuring a tutorial on baker’s percentages, advice for manipulating ingredients ratios to create custom doughs, tips for adapting bread baking schedules to fit your day-to-day life, and an entire chapter that demystifies the levain-making process, Flour Water Salt Yeast is an indispensable resource for bakers who want to make their daily bread exceptional bread.

  • Author: Ken Forkish
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1607742739
  • Dimensions: 8.38 x 0.95 x 10.27 inches

                 

9. The Ultimate Instant Pot cookbook: Foolproof, Quick & Easy 800 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users (Pressure Cooker Recipes)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Main Courses & Side Dishes - August 2021

The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook with 800 Recipes for Beginners & Advanced Users Do you want to make effortless progress in your kitchen regardless of the occasion? Do you want to save time cooking healthy meals on any budget? In this pressure cooker cookbook you will find: Simple and quick solutions as to how to use your Instant Pot effectively Easy-to-cook and delicious-to-taste instant pot recipes Improved techniques on how to cook in the most efficient way using the Instant Pot Thanks to this great cooking device, the Instant Pot, cooking quick and budget-friendly meals is easier than ever. No matter if you're a solo eater, or if you cook for the whole family or friends - you'll always find dozens of recipes to satisfy everyone. In this instant pot recipe book you will find 800 recipes in these categories: Brunch & Side Dishes to die for Easy Pasta and Rice recipes Something for Fish & Seafood lovers Tons of tasty Pork, Beef, Lamb and Poultry recipes Beans & Grains recipes for quick meals Effortless Soups, Stews & Chilis Vegetables & Vegetarian pressure cooker recipes Delicious Snacks & Appetizers Quick-to-prepare Desserts Finally there's your All-on-one Instant Pot recipes cookbook, for any occasion for any guest for any budget! Get the best-selling instant pot cookbook now and master your Instant Pot!

  • Author: Simon Rush
  • Publisher: Independently published; 1st edition (October 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1699451953
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.34 x 11 inches

                 

10. Bianco: Pizza, Pasta, and Other Food I Like


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Main Courses & Side Dishes - August 2021

When Chris Bianco started Pizzeria Bianco in the back corner of a Phoenix grocery store in 1988, he had no idea that he would become a driving force in the artisanal pizza movement. All he knew was that his food would reflect the respect and sincere intention that he brings to each of his recipes, as the result of his relationships with farmers, local producers, customers, and staff.  Now a James Beard Award–winning chef—the first pizzaiolo to receive the honor—and the owner of the legendary pizza mecca, Chris Bianco brings us a full- color, fully illustrated cookbook that illuminates the fundamentals of pizza making and the philosophy behind Chris’s cooking. The book features recipes for his signature pizzas as well as strategies and techniques for translating chef’s methods to the home kitchen.  Bianco celebrates both the simple and the nuanced, revealing the methods that lead to the perfect crust, the sweetest tomato sauce, the creamiest mozzarella, and the most expertly balanced flavor combinations. It also features recipes for salads, antipasti, and dessert options, as well as family meals that are cooked behind the scenes and a new array of big plates showcased at Chris’s highly regarded restaurants. With its attention to detail and tips for making unforgettable, flavorful pizzas, Bianco is an essential manual for anyone serious about pizza, pasta, and more.

  • Author: Chris Bianco
  • Publisher: Ecco; Illustrated edition (July 25, 2017)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine