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Reading List: The Ranch Reads Spring 2017

This bounty of cookbooks for our Spring Ranch Reading List gives us an opportunity to celebrate the vibrant colors and varieties of greens blooming at Tres Estrellas, The Ranch’s organic six-acre farm and home to our cooking school, La Cocina Que Canta. Spring and summer are the perfect opportunities to attend a cooking class with one of these amazing chefs during your stay at The Ranch.  Though not all these books are strictly vegetarian, they will help take your next meal and cooking skills to another level. 

[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Joey Altman will teach at La Cocina Que Canta the week of March 25.  Without Reservations: How to Make Bold, Creative, Flavorful Food at Home contains 120 wonderful recipes. With each recipe Joey shares his tips and explains each step in crafting a simple but bold-flavored meal that is balanced on the palate. With well thought out illustrations Joey shows you how to prepare each step and thankfully, he includes recommendations for beverage pairings. Cheers to that![/ezcol_3quarter_end] 

[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Kate Sherwood Will be teaching at La Cocina Que Canta the week of April 8. In Veggie Nice! Plant-based dishes from The Healthy Cook Kate takes vegetarian cooking to another level. Kate includes a month’s supply of recipes that will surely pack a wallop of flavor at every meal.  Even your non-vegetarian house guests will enjoy these dishes.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Kim O’Donnel will be at La Cocina Que Canta the week of April 15. From the first “Meatless Monday” writer ever, Kim introduces us to the vegetables and cooking of the Pacific Northwest in her soon to be released PNW Veg: 100 Vegetable Recipes Inspired by the Local Bounty of the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to its paperback release on May 9.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Denise Vivaldo will be at La Cocina Que Canta the week of April 22.  The Food Stylist’s Handbook is for any chef, cook, photographer or weekend gourmand who wants to improve their food presentation skills. With over 25 years’ experience, Vivaldo shares her secrets, tips and practical techniques for that perfectly plated, mouth-watering culinary dream. [/ezcol_3quarter_end] 

[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Fran Costigan will be teaching the week of April 29.  Fran shares her secrets for satisfying your sweet tooth while demystifying vegan desserts in Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically And Dairy-Free Desserts. Fran goes into detail in a thorough glossary of ingredients and selecting the best.[/ezcol_3quarter_end]  

[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Jill Nussinow will be teaching at La Cocina Que Canta the week of May 6. Vegan Under Pressure: Perfect Vegan Meals Made Quick and Easy in Your Pressure Cooker. The Veggie Queen returns with this 300-pagebook of 175 recipes and covers everything from breakfast to dessert, spice blends and sauces. Looking for veggie burger recipes? They’re in there.  This is a great guide to cooking legumes and grains and vegetables in a faster, nutrient saving, and flavor intensifying way.[/ezcol_3quarter_end] 

[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Meredith Deeds will be teaching at La Cocina Que Canta the week of May 13. The Mixer Bible: 300 Recipes For Your Stand Mixer, is amazing collection of delicious recipes from appetizers to dessert.  Learn how to properly use your blender and take your meals to another culinary level. [/ezcol_3quarter_end] 

[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Deborah Schneider’s will be teaching at La Cocina Que Canta the week of May 20. Salsas and Moles: Fresh and Authentic Recipes for Pico de Gallo, Mole Poblano, Chimichurri, Guacamole, and More,  is Deborah’s 60 authentic salsa recipes and how to best use them along with the best techniques.  You may buy it as a gift for a friend but you’ll probably keep it. It’s that good. [/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Joe Yonan’s will be at The Ranch the week of May 27. Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes For The Single Cook, has been winning awards and accolades since it was published. Let this Washington Post Food and Dining Editor show you why he’s won two James Beard Awards while expanding your vegetable repertoire. [/ezcol_3quarter_end] 

[ezcol_1quarter] [/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Meadow Linn will be teaching the week oh June 3. The Mystic Cookbook: The Secret Alchemy of Food,  takes you on a journey around the world with Meadow as she gives us recipes from far away places and shares the joy and wisdom of preparing your next meal. [/ezcol_3quarter_end]


Our delightful Winter Ranch Reads is here. Our Fall 2016 Ranch Reads is here. And you can see our full list of Guest Presenters and Specialty Weeks here.