• Celebrity Chef: Amanda Hesser

    A food reporter and columnist for the New York Times since 1997, Amanda Hesser is the author of the award-winning cookbook The Cook and the Gardener, as well as Cooking for Mr. Latte and Eat, Memory. She is the editor of The Essential New York Times Cookbook, and is the co-founder of the user-generated community website dedicated to recipes and cooking, Food52.com. The Food52 Cookbook is on sale October 25, 2011.

Mushroom Risotto from The Greek Diet

When some of us think of comfort food, a creamy, piping hot bowl of risotto is one of the first things that comes to mind. Today we are showing you the Greek version: Kritharaki Me Manitaria, or Mushroom Risotto, from The Greek Diet by Maria Loi and Sarah Toland. Many people see risotto as a luxury food that is too difficult to prepare … Continue reading

Watch the Video from Camille Styles Entertaining

Here at The Secret Ingredient we love learning the secrets to throwing a simple yet memorable party. We’re excited to share a new book that offers some of the best tips out there! Camille Styles Entertaining is the stunning new book from celebrated Austin-based stylist, event planner, and blogger Camille Styles. Camille’s new book features delicious recipes, … Continue reading

My Usual Table by Colman Andrews

Here at The Secret Ingredient blog, we love learning about the history of iconic restaurants and ever-changing food trends. Dovetailing perfectly with our insatiable thirst for such knowledge is a new book from our friends at Ecco; My Usual Table, by Colman Andrews. Described as a “vivid memoir of a life lived in food”, this book … Continue reading

Day After Panzanella from Three Story House

This week we offer a post from Courtney Miller Santo author of Three Story House, which just went on sale in August, and another TSI favorite, The Roots of the Olive Tree. (You may remember this delicious pasta recipe inspired by that one.) Her latest book, set in Memphis, TN, is the story of three … Continue reading

Garlic Roasted Shrimp Cocktail from Around the Table

Shrimp cocktail is perfect for almost any occasion. Whether it’s appetizers for a summer seafood barbecue or just a quick snack, shrimp cocktail is always a hit. The Garlic Roasted Shrimp Cocktail from Around the Table by Martina McBride is a deliciously seasoned take on the classic recipe. Roasting the shrimp locks in the garlic, lemon, … Continue reading


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