Sample recipes from The New James Beard

Snails with Garlic Butter

Do you know what your next soiree needs? Great appetizers, of course! This recipe for Snails with Garlic Butter is by the illustrious James Beard and is what you need for your next party. The recipe uses just seven ingredients including canned snails and white wine and can be ready to eat with minimal effort. This easy French recipe is as classic as it gets and will be a delightful change from the usual vegetables-and-dip routine. After you have the basics for this recipe under your belt, take a look at the variation from the author.

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Garlic Purée

A Provencal recipe that I have taught for years in my classes is chicken braised with 40 cloves of garlic. While this may sound like an i...

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A spicy sauce from Provence that can be used to flavor a mayonnaise, as a dip for raw vegetables, as a sauce for hard-boiled eggs. Some r...

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Louis Dressing

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Oyster Bisque

A deliciously velvety soup that is equally good hot or cold. If you serve it chilled, gamish with choped chives instead of parsley. Eithe...

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My Quick Chopped Coleslaw

Recently I have been making coleslaw in the food processor, which is idiotically simple. I either make a mayonnaise in the processor, then add chunks of cabbage and process until it is finely chopped, or chop the cabbage and mix it with mayonnaise. If you dont have a food processor, first shred the cabbage and then chop it very fine with a large knife.

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This is such an essential dressing, not just for salads but also for cold poached fish, other cold dishes and mayonnaise-based sauces, th...

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Alexandre Dumas Potato Salad

This summer, add this recipe for Alexandre Dumas Potato Salad to your list of go-to side dish recipes. Zesty and full of flavor, this easy potato salad recipe by the renowned chef James Beard will quickly become part of your repertoire. This recipe has only three steps, too, and is the perfect option for both first-time cooks and people with busy schedules. This versatile side dish is perfect for just about any meal this summer, so bring it along to your next potluck, picnic, or pool party. Instead of purchasing pre-made potato salad, roll up your sleeves and get cooking with this easy potato salad recipe.

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Okra and Corn

If you want a side dish that's colorful, easy to make, and filled with plenty of fresh vegetables, then this recipe for Okra and Corn is for you. You'll love that this side dish will play a supporting role for just about any main course or meal you have planned for dinner, but especially when paired with beloved Southern classics. This easy vegetable side dish recipe makes the most of fresh summer produce, so you just might be able to find most of the ingredients right in your backyard or at least purchased from your favorite farmers market or grocery store!

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This has become an all-time favorite with roast lamb or beef.

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