Joanne Weir's Cookbooks
Williams-Sonoma Complete Pasta Cookbook is an oversized, full-color illustrated cookbook.
Like every volume of the Kitchen Library "Pork and Lamb" includes all the information the home cook needs from equipment and basic techniques to a complete glossary. Each of the easy-to-make recipes is illustrated with a full-page, full-color photograph that shows how the finished dish will look.
This book includes an introduction to equipment; bean basics which tell the types of beans, how to prepare each; rice basics and basic recipes.
The countries that circle the Mediterranean share more than the sea's azure waters. They share a love of first courses -- tapas from Spain, hors d'oeuvres and entrees from France, Italy's antipasti and primi piatti, mezethes from Greece, and the meze of the Levant and North Africa. These small dishes reflect the region's extraordinary bounty, its reliance on seasonal produce, and its emphasis on straightforward preparation.