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Choosing sides : from holidays to every day, 130 delicious recipes to make the meal /

by Desmond, Tara Mataraza; Pieper, Ben [photographer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2013]Description: xxiv, 215 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781449427115 :; 1449427111.Title notes: $24.99 8-2014 (db)Subject(s): Side dishes (Cooking) | Side dishes (Cooking) | Cookbooks
Contents:
Brunches and luncheons -- Breads for any occasion -- Salads and dressings -- Weeknight dinners -- Warm weather cookouts -- Intimate gatherings -- Potlucks and parties -- Holiday feasts.
Summary: Provides one hundred thirty recipes for side dishes, including coconut cilantro toasted Israeli couscous, pumpkin cozy rolls, and sesame braised bok choy, and offers multiple entrée suggestions for each dish.
List(s) this item appears in: Fall Display 2019
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Choosing Sides includes 130 fabulous recipes for side dishes to complement any entrée and complete meals for every occasion. <br> <br> "Here's a cookbook you'll pull from the shelf every time you ask yourself, 'What should I serve with this?' Tara Mataraza Desmond has written an inspired and creative cookbook dedicated entirely to side dishes. Accessorizing the main element of the meal, whether for a weeknight dinner, family get-together, or holiday feast, needs to be artful, nourishing, and practical. Choosing Sides brings excitement to every meal with these innovative and contemporary side dishes."<br> --Diane Morgan, author of Roots: The Definitive Compendium <br> <br> "This is an extraordinary collection, able to turn anyone who can roast a chicken or grill a lamb chop into a top chef. Nobody needs another recipe for meatloaf, but accompany your old standby with the likes of Smoked Gouda Grits and Red Grape and Bacon Salad (easy to throw together while the meatloaf is in the oven), and I guarantee your best friend's other best friends will cringe with jealousy."<br> --Andrew Schloss, author of Art of the Slow Cooker and Cooking Slow: Recipes for Slowing Down and Cooking More <br> <br> "Oh, to be an entrée surrounded by Tara Mataraza Desmond's flavorful, colorful, vibrant sides! In Choosing Sides, Tara offers a modern spin on the humble, oft-neglected accompaniment. Her Chorizo Chard; Blood Orange Wild Rice; and Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad are but three examples for how to turn supporting players into shining culinary stars. Tara can fill my plate any day."<br> --Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables <br> Choosing Sides, a cookbook devoted entirely to side dishes, honors the standards and offers fresh ideas for new favorites. It capitalizes on our obsession with accessorizing meals using quality ingredients in inspired, varied, and memorable recipes. Every recipe offers multiple entrée suggestions and helps cooks design an entire meal. Instead of tagging bland afterthoughts on your plate at the last minute, you can create exciting combinations.<br> <br> The chapters offer a range of recipes for broad appeal, crossing cuisines, techniques, and complexity. You'll find recipes for breakfast, intimate gatherings, picnics, holidays, and more. Coconut Cilantro Toasted Israeli Couscous, Pumpkin Cozy Rolls, Honey Balsamic Peaches and Burrata, and Sesame Braised Bok Choy are just a few. A helpful chart, organized by main entrée, gives you a quick look at what to serve with chicken, beef, fish, and the like. Choosing Sides is a singular source for answering the mealtime question, "What should I serve with this?" <br>

$24.99 8-2014 (db)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Brunches and luncheons -- Breads for any occasion -- Salads and dressings -- Weeknight dinners -- Warm weather cookouts -- Intimate gatherings -- Potlucks and parties -- Holiday feasts.

Provides one hundred thirty recipes for side dishes, including coconut cilantro toasted Israeli couscous, pumpkin cozy rolls, and sesame braised bok choy, and offers multiple entrée suggestions for each dish.

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Library Journal Review

Side dishes, the crux of holiday dinners, are the subject of several great cookbooks, including Best American Side Dishes: A Best Recipe Classic and Fred Thompson's Fred Thompson's Southern Sides: 250 Dishes That Really Make the Plate. Here, food writer Desmond (The Complete Idiot's Guide to Easy Artisan Bread) takes a unique approach, providing both a variety of recipes and a convenient framework for selecting them. Readers who know what's for dinner can use the "Main-Course Pairings" chart to find instantly complementing sides, or they can rely upon the chapter titles and index to browse by occasion or ingredient. Each recipe lists pairings-for instance, Desmond recommends serving orecchiette verde alongside roasted salmon (recipe not included; she suggests googling). VERDICT This title makes it easy to spice up weeknight meals, holiday feasts, and potlucks. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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