The famous Dean & DeLuca store in New York has introduced a startling array of new flavours and textures to cookery today. Sun-dried tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar are now familiar to most discerning cooks. This book shows how, by selecting the best, and most suitable, fresh ingredients and flavourings, anyone can create memorable and healthy meals. Preparation of this new style of cookery is usually quick and simple, focusing on the main ingredient, and the recipes will appeal to professionals, home cooks, and even non-cooks. There are recipes from all the major cuisines of the world, ranging from Italian, Indian, Thai, Chinese, to Mexican and North American, and hundreds of helpful tips on how to buy the best ingredients. The Dean & DeLuca Cookbook includes a dazzling selection of recipes for delicious salads, soups, sandwiches, pizza and pasta, vegetables, rice, beans and grains, fish and shellfish, meats and condiments and sauces.