Big Small Plates by Cindy Pawlcyn

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Fans of Cindy Pawlcyn'¬?s Mustards Grill have been making meals out of her sampler-size starters for years. In BIG SMALL PLATES, Cindy brings home the biggest trend in eating out, with generously scaled recipes that promise less fuss and more flavors than traditional appetizers. The wide-ranging collection of universally appealing recipes spans soups, finger foods, salads, scoopables, and even sweets designed to satisfy big appetites as well as grazers. An alternative to conventional, varietyless main-course cooking, Cindy's small plate recipes deliver the inspiration and reliability that make this new way of eating-and entertaining-practical at home.A cookbook of 150 sampler-size recipes from Mustards Grill, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, and Pawlcyn's home repertoire, in her signature all-American style with Californian and global influences.Includes 150 gorgeous food, ingredient, and location photos.Pawlcyn's previous book MUSTARDS has sold more than 60,000 copies.MUSTARDS won the James Beard award for Best American Cookbook in 2002 and was nominated for the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award.Reviews

"Cindy Pawlcyn is all about big fun and big flavors."-San Jose Mercury News

"Cindy Pawlcyn's rollicking Big Small Plates has a cornucopia of brightly flavored small dishes." -Boston Globe

"As a basic guide to the wonderful fare served at Mustards and Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, Big Small Plates has more than enough to go around." -Wine News

"The kind of cookbook I just can't resist." -Oakland Tribune

"[A]n ample selection of some of the more delicious tidbits you'll ever taste." -Sacramento Bee

"Pawlcyn's new book focuses on small plates-tapas-in a grand way." -Baltimore Sun

"Buy this book because the recipes are flavorful, diverse, and conducive to infinite applications." -ChefTalk.com

"The Napa Valley super chef and entrepreneur's praiseworthy-and successful-attempt to bring the small-plates trend into the home kitchen."-San Francisco Chronicle"Anyone looking for first courses or cocktail party food recipes will find no lack of inspiration here."-Booklist"An enormously appealing book full of heart, and food that's refreshingly real and often adventurous."-Portland Oregonian

 

About Cindy Pawlcyn

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CINDY PAWLCYN helped make the Napa Valley a destination for food and wine in Northern California when she opened Mustards Grill. Today, her trio of restaurants-Mustards Grill, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, and Brassica-are as much loved among locals as they are popular with visitors. She is also the culinary partner for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Cindy was featured on Bravo's Top Chef Masters series, and was a guest judge on the first season of Top Chef. She appeared in Michael Chiarello's Napa on PBS and View from the Bay, as well as the documentary Cat's in the Kitchen. Cindy has twice been nominated for Best Chef in California by the James Beard Foundation and is the recipient of the Robert Mondavi Award for Culinary Excellence. She received a James Beard award for The Mustards Grill Napa Valley Cookbook and is also the author of Fog City Diner Cookbook and Big Small Plates.
 
Published May 15, 2012 by Ten Speed Press. 384 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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