From prolific James Beard Award–winning author Georgeanne Brennan, along with Barbara Bryant, the first cookbook devoted to the versatility of the pistachio nut, featuring 60 sweet and savory recipes
Pistachio: Savory & Sweet Recipes Inspired by World Cuisines celebrates the striking flavor of this jewellike, delectable nut. With over 60 recipes, authors Barbara Bryant and Georgeanne Brennan draw inspiration from the culinary traditions of Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, North Africa, Italy, Greece, Spain, France, and the Middle East, giving the dishes a contemporary spin.
Serving up a feast of snacks, breakfasts, sides, mains, and desserts—such as Pistachio Flour Waffles with Pistachio Butter and Pomegranate Syrup, Cumin-Roasted Cocktail Pistachios, Grilled Zucchini Skewers with Pistachio Dukkah, Chicken Milanese with Pistachio-Parmesan Crust, Pistachio Butter-Basted Shrimp Tacos, Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches, Pistachio Nut Tart, and Baklava with Pistachios—this stunning collection of recipes highlights the taste and flexibility of the pistachio.
In addition to exploring their culinary history and nutritional value, the authors also provide tips on how to toast and store the nut, as well as how to make your own staples, such as pistachio flour, butter, milk, and paste. With Pistachio, you will discover the rich and complex world of flavor that takes this ancient delicacy from the snack bowl to center stage.
Includes Color Photographs by Robert Holmes
“I’m nuts for pistachios, and thrilled to welcome this vibrant collection of recipes that showcases this versatile nut. From crispy Pistachio-Fennel Crackers and Cumin-Roasted Cocktail Pistachios, to pistachio-studded Persian rice fragrant with saffron and Sicilian cannoli and French pistachio financiers, this ode to the much-beloved pistachio offers recipes for appetizers, salads, main courses—and, of course, delicious desserts. If you love pistachios as much as I do, you’ll want to add this gorgeously photographed book to your collection.”DAVID LEBOVITZ, New York Times–bestselling author and chef
“I dare you to page through this beautifully illustrated book without wanting to rush to the kitchen and start cooking. I immediately bookmarked the Pistachio-Date Nut Bread, Grilled Little Gem Salad—that avocado and pistachio dressing!—pistachio pesto, Afghan-style chicken, and every one of the desserts. You may have liked the elegant nut before, but you’ll love it the instant you start reading this book.”DORIE GREENSPAN, James Beard Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling cookbook author