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Cooking for Comfort
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"We want to go back to a time when life was not so complicated -- or, at least, when we look at it from a distance, it was one that seemed much simpler. One ofthe few ways most of us can get there together is through our food." -- from the Introduction In these turbulent times, bestselling author and acclaimed New York Times columnist Marian Burros felt the change in America's eating habits. More and more, Burros noticed that people were setting aside their salads and instead reaching for foods like meat loaf and mashed potatoes, while others longed for the cookies, cakes, and pies their moms used to bake. In Cooking for Comfort, Burros shares more than 100 recipes for comfort food. Some are classics, some are streamlined for modern tastes, some have a contemporary twist, and some are unabashedly indulgent. But all are stuff from which taste memories are made. Known for her ability to create deeply flavorful food and foolproof recipes, Burros shares mouthwatering recipes for dishes like classic Maryland Crab Cakes, Cream of Tomato Soup, the ultimate Toasted Cheese Sandwich, the Perfect BLT, Picnic Fried Chicken, Meat Loaf and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, and Great Roast Chicken. They will soothe your mood and satisfy any craving. To calm that sweet tooth, Burros has included more than forty recipes for delectable sweets. Among them are rich and creamy Michael's Chocolate Pudding; no-fail Lemon Meringue Pie; luscious Coconut Cake; and Giant Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Ganache, all of which will feed your soul as well as your stomach. The recipes are as stress-free and enjoyable to prepare as they are to eat, and they will appeal to any level of home cook. Burros has also provided wine suggestions and special notes on ordering specific ingredients, as well as extensive cook's notes that offer helpful hints and variations on recipes. With Cooking for Comfort, Marian Burros has turned out yet another cookbook that is destined to become a classic.
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Marian Burros is the bestselling author of twelve previous books, including The New Elegant but Easy Cookbook (with Lois Levine), 20-Minute Menus, and Eating Well Is the Best Revenge. A columnist and writer for The New York Times since 1981, she lives in New York City and outside Washington, D.C. She can be reached at: marbur@nytimes.com

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Eric Ripert Chef-owner, Le Bernardin; coauthor of "A Return to Cooking" Who wouldn't enjoy eating a great home-cooked macaroni-and-cheese gratin, a simple but delicious quesadilla, or biting into juicy barbecued spareribs? "Cooking for Comfort" is full of simple, unpretentious, yet super-tasty recipes. Finally, the perfect gift for my wife! Marion Cunningham Author of "The Supper Book" "Cooking for Comfort" not only has great, simple-to-make recipes, but wonderful stories, too. Don't pass up this book, even if you don't go into the kitchen! Madeleine Kamman Author of "The New Making of a Cook: The Art, Techniques, and Science of Good Cooking " In this beautiful collection of all-American dishes, Marian Burros again proves what a brilliant cook she is. Her winning way of combining America's favorite ingredients and tastes into thoroughly modern, easy-to-execute dishes will fill older cooks with nostalgia and instill in younger ones the impetus we need to demand and use natural farm foods. For Marian's message is clear; what she wants for all Americans is fresh attractive food, prepared with ingredients that have been grown under the light of the sun, in naturally cared-for soil, so that our peaceful kitchens will continue to resound with the laughter of healthy children. Marion Cunningham Author of "The Supper Book""Cooking for Comfort" not only has great, simple-to-make recipes, but wonderful stories, too. Don't pass up this book, even if you don't go into the kitchen!

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