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Top Cookbooks Pertaining To Miami

January 29, 2014 9:00 AM

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Everyone gets stuck in a food rut, making the same few meals over and over at home. It can be expensive to eat out every night and sometimes it’s just time to play host for close friends. The best solution for these occasions are to get a hold of these fabulous Miami-appropriate cookbooks from chefs of the best restaurants in the city – Nobu, Michy’s, Sra. Martinez and Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink. Whichever cookbook you turn to, you’re guaranteed to recreate impressive meals and cocktails.

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“Nobu Miami: The Party Cookbook” – Nobu Matsuhisa and Thomas Buckley
Barnes & Noble
152 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 446-4152
www.barnesandnoble.com

Nearly everyone goes crazy for sushi and other Japanese dishes today. The world-famous Nobu restaurant in Miami Beach has launched a fun cookbook for party treats so readers can wow guests with delicious, at-home Asian fusion. The dishes are largely seafood concoctions and include many locally sourced ingredients, including Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Dried Miso, Baked Florida Oysters and Bahamian Conch Salad. Even cocktail recipes are included, providing readers with the tools for a well-rounded bash. Recipes are the brainchildren of Nobu restaurant’s chef and restauranteur Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu Miami executive chef Thomas Buckley, Spanish chef Ferran Adria and French chef and restauranteur Daniel Boulud, with stunning photos by Masashi Kuma.

Related: Best Asian Fusion Food In Miami

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“Cuisine a Latina: Fresh Tastes and a World of Flavors from Michy’s Miami Kitchen” – Michelle Bernstein and Andrew Friedman
Books & Books
927 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-3222
www.booksandbooks.com

Highly lauded Miami chef Michelle Bernstein’s Latin culture makes a big influence in the dishes she cooks up in her Upper East Side and Design District restaurants – Michy’s and Sra. Martinez. Michy’s is a venture with her husband, David Martinez, and features scrumptious, locally sourced comfort food while Sra. Martinez is a more sophisticated see-and-be-seen venue featuring incredible dishes like Poussin A La Plancha, Wagyu Ribeye and Seared Scallops. Her book, “Cuisine a Latina,” was co-written by Andrew Friedman (co-author of cookbooks for other noted chefs including Tom Valenti) and features recipes from some dishes from Michy’s as well as a slew of others inspired by the restaurant, Miami culture and Latin-American cuisine. Plates are explained well for the laymen and they range from classics like Mom’s Arroz Con Pollo or Shaved Fennel Salad to inventive dishes like Chili-Fried Onion Rings, Roast Beef Salad with Scallions, White Beans and Mustard Vinaigrette or White Gazpacho with Almonds, Grapes and Cucumber.

Related: Best Ethnic Grocery Stores In Miami

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“Michael’s Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat” – Michael Schwartz and JoAnn Cianciulli
Books & Books
927 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-3222
www.booksandbooks.com

Another Design District restauranteur has a great cookbook for serious meals at home: Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink. He stays true to his roots offering recipes for farm-fresh and locally sourced recipes with co-author JoAnn Cianciulli, a seasoned food-programming producer and co-author of cookbooks for other big names in the industry including Michael Mina. The book gives recipes for meals and drinks and everything is easy to prepare and simply delicious. The authors even educate on how to shop to find the freshest foods in your local markets. The book has dozens and dozens of recipes such as Florida Lobster Salad, Lamb Shanks, Grouper Ceviche with Mango Citrus & Cilantro and Mango Upside-Down Cake with Basil Ice Cream.

Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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