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Description - Choosing Sides by Tara Mataraza Desmond

Choosing Sides includes 130 fabulous recipes for side dishes to complement any entree and complete meals for every occasion. Here's a cookbook you'll pull from the shelf every time you ask yourself, 'What should I serve with this?' Tara Mataraza Desmond has written an inspired and creative cookbook dedicated entirely to side dishes. Accessorizing the main element of the meal, whether for a weeknight dinner, family get-together, or holiday feast, needs to be artful, nourishing, and practical. Choosing Sides brings excitement to every meal with these innovative and contemporary side dishes.--Diane Morgan, author of Roots: The Definitive Compendium This is an extraordinary collection, able to turn anyone who can roast a chicken or grill a lamb chop into a top chef. Nobody needs another recipe for meatloaf, but accompany your old standby with the likes of Smoked Gouda Grits and Red Grape and Bacon Salad (easy to throw together while the meatloaf is in the oven), and I guarantee your best friend's other best friends will cringe with jealousy.--Andrew Schloss, author of Art of the Slow Cooker and Cooking Slow: Recipes for Slowing Down and Cooking More Oh, to be an entree surrounded by Tara Mataraza Desmond's flavorful, colorful, vibrant sides In Choosing Sides, Tara offers a modern spin on the humble, oft-neglected accompaniment. Her Chorizo Chard; Blood Orange Wild Rice; and Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad are but three examples for how to turn supporting players into shining culinary stars. Tara can fill my plate any day.--Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and VegetablesChoosing Sides, a cookbook devoted entirely to side dishes, honors the standards and offers fresh ideas for new favorites. It capitalizes on our obsession with accessorizing meals using quality ingredients in inspired, varied, and memorable recipes. Every recipe offers multiple entree suggestions and helps cooks design an entire meal. Instead of tagging bland afterthoughts on your plate at the last minute, you can create exciting combinations. The chapters offer a range of recipes for broad appeal, crossing cuisines, techniques, and complexity. You'll find recipes for breakfast, intimate gatherings, picnics, holidays, and more. Coconut Cilantro Toasted Israeli Couscous, Pumpkin Cozy Rolls, Honey Balsamic Peaches and Burrata, and Sesame Braised Bok Choy are just a few. A helpful chart, organized by main entree, gives you a quick look at what to serve with chicken, beef, fish, and the like. Choosing Sides is a singular source for answering the mealtime question, What should I serve with this?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781449427115
ISBN-10: 1449427111
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 218mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tara Mataraza Desmond

Tara Mataraza Desmond writes about food, cooking, and nutritious eating. She has developed original recipes and contributed to media and corporations including Parents magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Specialty Publications, Clean Eating magazine, Whole Foods Market, and the Food Network Kitchens and television productions. She is the coauthor of Almost Meatless: Recipes That Are Better for Your Health and the Planet. Mataraza Desmond blogs at and stays social on Twitter and Facebook at @TaraMDesmond. For more information visit

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