Food & Wine Best of the Best, Volume 5 (2002): The Best Recipes from the 25 Best Cookbooks of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine

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  • Fantastic fish pie

    • Rinshin on January 25, 2020

      I was skeptical when I read Jamie Oliver’s recommendation to serve fish with ketchup and peas in this recipe but wanted to try real foods eaten by Brits. Wish I had flakier fish like haddock or cod but didn’t and used Pacific sea bass which turned out ok but flakier fish would be better here. Instead of serving peas with pie, I added them into the filling and also added cooked bacon bits to the mashed potato topping. Instead of onions, I used caramelized onion I took out from freezer. These turned out to be be good additions and I would increase the quantity next time. And ketchup with this fish pie does go really well because it is mild in taste. My husband really liked this fish pie. If short on time, frozen bag of mixed veggies would work here. For the ketchup part, I may try making sauce of ketchup, lemon juice and horseradish next time to serve with this. This recipe is found online too at Photo added

  • Potato purée (Puré di patate)

    • Acarroll on July 09, 2022

      Nothing special about these potatoes. Would not make again.

  • Little pork meatballs from Bari (Polpette al Barese)

    • Acarroll on July 09, 2022

      Excellent. A little salty, maybe because I used Italian sausage instead of plain ground meat. I made this with the optional greens (I wouldn't do that again - maybe some sautéed garlicky greens). Served with mashed potatoes from the same book.

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  • ISBN 10 0916103749
  • ISBN 13 9780916103743
  • Published Aug 28 2002
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher American Express Food & Wine Magazine Corporation
  • Imprint American Express Food & Wine Magazine Corporation

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Buy only one cookbook this year--and get all the best recipes published this year! Almost 1 million subscribers heartily agree: Food & Wine is the unrivaled leader in the field, and every year their editors search tirelessly for the most delectable dishes from the creme de la creme of cookbooks. Here are their selections-from such top chefs as Emeril Lagasse, Jamie Oliver (The Naked Chef), Bobby Flay, Charlie Trotter, Danny Meyer, and Madhur Jaffrey-now fully kitchen-tested. Prepare something incredible from one of the Editor's Choice Award titles, like Hazelnut Chocolate Meringue with Blackberries from A Year in Chocolate by Alice Medrich, named Prettiest Book. Don't miss the Ecuadorian Potato-Cheese Soup with Avocado from Home Cooking Around the World (David Ricketts), winner of Best Recipe: Savory. And for a truly unforgettable meal, select a dish from Tina Salter's Nuts--the all-around Best Cookbook of the Year. Plus: Joanne Weir, host of PBS's Weir Cooking, offers a tasty Slow-Roasted Beet Salad with Parsley, Celery and Fennel, and Emeril helps you kick it up a notch with Lobster Portuguese-Style or Country Fried Steak with White Gravy. Each recipe will tantalize you on the page, just from the photos and the descriptions. Imagine what they will really taste like on your plate.

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