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A single subject cookbook by best-selling, award-winning author, Michael Ruhlman, on schmaltz, rendered chicken fat flavored with onion. Includes 20 fabulous recipes featuring this underused fat, both traditional Jewish preparations such as matzo ball soup, kishke, and kreplach dumplings, and contemporary recipes such as vichyssoise, chicken confit, and savory brioche. The Book of Schmaltz also includes, four-color photography, both finished dishes and process shots, by the photographer Donna Turner Ruhlman illustrating the dishes. Ruhlman also dishes on the history of schmaltz, how to make your own schmaltz and includes several recipes for different chicken stocks. Ruhlman is the author of twenty books, the cooking apps Ratio and Bread Baking Basics, and the author of the popular blog Ruhlman.com: Translating the Chef's Craft For All Kitchens.
Ruhlman again has created a valuable cooking App
Michael Ruhlman previously created two well used apps which I often reference and use on my iPad. When I read he had just published and released his new iPad app The Book of Schmaltz, a Love Song to a Forgotten Fat, I immediately bought it. At present, I understand it is only available for the iPad. There also maybe a print version at some time. After downloading Schmaltz I could not be more pleased that I did so and recommend others give it a look.
I am very particular about cooking apps for my iPad and iPhone. However, when I see Michael Ruhlman's name attached, whether it is a book or an app, I delve deeper. Schmaltz is another of his quality efforts, not only with his writing and recipe prowness, but it is further enhanced by Donna Ruhlman's excellent photography.
In my opinon, Ruhlman has the gift to weave an interesting story, while at the same time giving confidence to go into the kitchen to try the techinque or recipe. Having always been a visual learner in cooking, Donna's extensive photography further reinforces my desire to try using the recipes in my own kitchen. This is on the same tier as Bittman's How to Cook, the CIA's The Professional Chef and the Epicurious apps, among a very few others.
As usual, Ruhlman does not disappoint. This is a fantastic book and the interface is awesome. The food photography makes you want to try cooking every dish. As a longtime fan of Ruhlman, I love his range - he seems willing to do the research and work to expertly write about nearly any topic. In the intro - Ruhlman makes a comment about how it might seem weird for a gentile to write a book about a staple in jewish cooking. Mr Ruhlman, as a Jew and a fan of traditional Jewish food - I can not think of anyone else I'd rather have write a treatise on schmaltz. I'll keep buying all of your books in any format - they are fantastic!
Schmaltz is a Winner!
Having grown up with grandparents who made schmaltz and gribbenes on a regular basis as well being the grandson who always found 'golden eggies' in his chicken soup, this book was a trip down a wonderful lane of memories.
Beautifully written and complimented with delicious photographs, this book is a loving tribute to a culinary treat and a must for every lover of food and hungry for the real thing: no preservatives, no processing, no artificial ingredients.
- Category: Books
- Released: Dec 14, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 190 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: ruhlman enterprises inc
- © 2014 Ruhlman Enterprises Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.