In a Nutshell

Cooking and Baking with Nuts and Seeds

Cara Tannenbaum (Author, Institute of Culinary Education), Andrea Tutunjian (Author, Institute of Culinary Education)

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The must-have guide to cooking with nuts and seeds, from soups and sauces to pasta and dessert.

The only cookbook of its kind, In a Nutshell is a complete guide to cooking and baking with nuts and seeds. After working for years as instructors at the Institute of Culinary Education, Cara Tannenbaum and Andrea Tutunjian deliver the essential cookbook for Mother Nature’s most versatile and nutritious ingredients. With more than 250 recipes exploring the culinary and cultural history of nuts and seeds in everything from Pumpkin Seed Guacamole to Hazelnut Roulade, In a Nutshell unites the smooth, crunchy, savory, and sweet.

In a Nutshell is organized to reflect the way we eat meals today, with chapters like Nibbles, Dip It, Noodles and Nuts, and Family Style. Omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike will delight in dishes both simple and complex, from Almond-Crusted Mac-and-Cheese to Pistachio Biryiani. Culinary cheerleaders for the powerful team of sixteen nuts and seeds featured in the book, Tannenbaum and Tutunjian prove that nuts are so much more than a happy-hour snack.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • August 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-393-06558-9
  • 8.4 × 10.3 in / 384 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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Endorsements & Reviews

“The only cookbook of its kind. . . . Unites the smooth, crunchy, savory, and sweet.” — Institute of Culinary Education

“With a combination of simple and complex dishes that make the book both accessible for novices and exciting for the seasoned cook, Tannenbaum and Tutunjian prove that nuts can transcend the bar snack.” — Saveur

“When the new book, In a Nutshell, came across my desk I scratched my head in wonder that no one had written a book on nuts before. They add so much to our baked goods and desserts, from simple muffins and quick breads to fancy tortes and cakes.” — Bakepedia

“Smartly reflects how people eat today… [T]ake your moles and pestos to a whole new level.” — Grant Butler, The Oregonian

“Andrea and Cara have complied a rich collection of globally-inspired, nut-centric recipes and useful information that will add unexpected texture, flavor, and flair to any kitchen. With ease and style, In a Nutshell demonstrates how varied, nutritious, and delicious nuts and seeds can be, and how instantly they transform a meal from mundane to magnificent!” — Gail Simmons, TV host and author of Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater

“Never before has there been a book that covers everything about nuts and seeds and how to use them in easy, tempting recipes. The information in In a Nutshell is carefully researched and scrupulously exact; the recipes are meticulously tested and so delicious you’ll ‘go nuts’ with pleasure.” — Nick Malgieri, author of How to Bake and Nick Malgieri’s Perfect Pastry

“A comprehensive guide to cooking and baking with nuts and seeds.” — Better Living

“A smart blend of toothsome and approachable recipes, this volume gives readers plenty of options for all times of the day as well as appetites.” — Publishers Weekly