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Celebrate a birthday, graduation, engagement, anniversary, wedding, Valentine’s Day, or other social event with a Gift Certificate from Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom. Your friends and family will have pleasant memories of this wonderful gift of cooking.
To order a Gift Certificate, you may call us at 310-470-2640 and we can take your information, or you may go online at www.culinaryclassroom.com and click the registration button – fill out the form and email it to us with all of the pertinent details such as what you want the Gift Certificate for (dollar amount, specific class, general class, etc.) – the full name of the recipient, how you wish to sign it, who it is to be mailed to, etc.
When we receive your request, we will create a nice Gift Certificate package. The Gift Certificate comes on an 81/2" x 11” piece of Parchment Paper (so you can write whatever you want) and we place that in an elegant red envelope with our catalog so the recipient may choose their classes. This is then mailed to you in a mailing envelope so all you have to do is put a bow on the red envelope – perfect for gift giving, especially for Valentine’s Day and the Holidays.
We will email or mail the Gift Certificate package to the recipient or you, whatever your choice is. When the person wishes to register, they can call or go online and tell us they have a Gift Certificate and give us their last name (we file under last name). They should call early as our classes tend to sell out. Please call us to discuss this fabulous idea for your next special gift.
Tasty Recipes from Culinary Greats
Compiled by Jeffrey Spear and Dara Bunjon
Edited by Julia M. Pitkin
YUM! Tasty Recipes from Culinary Greats is a collection of 100 wonderful recipes from more than sixty renowned chefs who share their personal favorites. Among the many contributors are Sara Moulton, Nick Malgieri, Suvir Saran, and Jacques Torres in New York; Roy Yamaguchi, Elizabeth Falkner, Tom Douglas, Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, and Joanne Weir in the West; Charlie Trotter and Rick Bayless in the Midwest; Nathalie Dupree, Steven Raichlen, Michel Richard, and José Andres further south; Susanna Foo in Philadelphia; Jody Adams and Ana Sortun in Boston; and Susan Hermann-Loomis in France. The recipes are for appetizers, brunches, soups, salads, main courses, vegetables, deserts, and sauces.
Appetizers are Spicy Garlic & Lemon Crusted Shrimp, Oysters with Peas, Yogurt, Lemon and Altoids, and Braised Arthichokes (in the Country/Roman style).
Brunch recipes are Gruyere and Bacon Tart, Honey-Orange Pancakes, and Bread with Chocolate. Among the soups are Persian Pistachio Soup, West Indian Pumpkin Soup, and Ladies Thighs with Red Pepper Broth & Fresh Peas. Salads include Cold-Poached Salmon with Hearts of Palm and Tamarind, Mango with Red Onion, and Watermelon and Green Tomato Salad.
Main course recipes are Cranberry-Teriyaki Lamb Rack with Couscous Salad, Earl Grey Crusted Salmon, Roasted Balsamic-Glazed Chicken, Sugarcane Barbequed Duck, and Roast Pork Loin with Pomegranate Orange, and Ginger.
Desserts include Margarita Cheesecake, Ginger Citrus Pumpkin Pie, and Apple Crostata with Walnuts and Tipsy Cream.
YUM! Tasty Recipes from Culinary Greats also includes a glossary of cooking terms and conversion tables for metric and imperial measures as well as temperatures. It is sponsored by Microplane®, manufacturers of a wide range of culinary tools. All of the profits Microplane® receives from the sale of the book have been assigned to the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org).
JEFFREY SPEAR is president of Studio Spear LLC, a leading national consumer products marketing consultancy in Baltimore, Maryland, and an accomplished hobby chef.
DARA BUNJON is president of Dara Does It: Creative Solutions for the Food Industry, an active member of the Women Chefs and Restaurateur Association and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
JULIA M. PITKIN is editor-in-chief of Cumberland House Hearthside Books. The editor and creator of more than thirty cookbooks, she lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
According to Irene Watson (www.readerviews.com) “YUM! is a must-have recipe book for all culinary lovers and collectors. It's not often we get a concise book with so many easy recipes from the greats.”
Claudia Kousoulas (www.writingforbooks.com) states “The sheer density of recipes virtually guarantees that you'll find a dish suitable for every palate and occasion.” She goes on saying “If you're looking for a bit of this and a bite of that, this broad and stylish sampling will serve you well.”