|The creator of the award-winning
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Seattle, Kurt Beecher Dammeier
knows that great food begins with the highestquality ingredients
prepared simply,so their natural, intense flavors shine through. In
this, his first cookbook, you’ll discover that meals based on
great raw materials require fewer ingredients,take less time to
prepare, are healthier for you and your family, and taste phenomenal.
Flavor, Kurt shares more than 125 favorite recipes from
his popular gourmet food shops and restaurant. This is fresh food that
celebrates the quintessentially American flavors of the Pacific
Northwest region that Kurt calls home. He shows you how pan-searing
locally grown broccoli brings out its unique flavor, how an outstanding
aged American Cheddar turns a bowl of tomato soup into ameal to
remember, how a simple marmalade sauce can effortlessly enliven pork
chops, and how asplash of light vinaigrette punctuated with lemon and
basil makes any fresh fish shine.
Here are recipes for everything from a winning weekend breakfast dish
of Apple-Hazelnut Waffles with Northwest Berry Syrup to hearty dinners
like Dungeness Crab Mac & Cheese.Kurt knows where to find plump
Washington cherries, crunchy Oregon hazelnuts,and fresh Puget Sound
salmon and encourages home cooks to explore the culinary bounties of
their area. He even includes helpful sidebars that demystify food
terms, explaining the difference between Dungeness and peekytoe
crabs,farmed and wild salmon, and “natural”and
Whether it’s the sweet-tart bite of a juicy blackberryor the
pungent tang of awonderful blue cheese, natural and fresh flavors can
be discovered anywhere. With stunning photography and irresistible
Flavor will inspire you to seek out America’s
pure flavors, wherever you live.
Fresh All-American Recipes from the Pacific Northwest
by Kurt Beecher Dammeier
Clarkson Potter, 2007.