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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  JeanMarie Brownson  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: in


-- Website -- http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/chi-jeanmarie-brownson-staff-staff.html
-- +Brownson JeanMarie Brownson on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=JeanMarie


Illinois Connection

Brownson lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

JeanMarie Brownson writes the ''Dinner at Home'' column for the Chicago Tribune served as assistant food editor and test kitchen director between 1980 and 1996. She is the culinary director of the Rick Bayless-founded Frontera Foods and Frontera Media Productions, which produces Bayless's PBS TV show. She has co-authored three books with Rick Bayless, including ''Mexico: One Plate at a Time'', winner of the James Beard Foundation's International Cookbook Award.


Published Works

  • Mexican Kitchen: Capturing the Vibrant Flavors of a World-Class Cuisine, Scribner, 1996 - written with Rick Bayless
  • Mexico: One Plate At A Time , Scribner, 2000 - written with Rick Bayless
  • Salsas That Cook, Scribner, 2011 - written with Rick Bayless
  • Dinner at Home: 140 Recipes to Enjoy with Family and Friends, Agate Surrey , 2015


Selected Titles At Your Library

Rick Bayless's Mexican kitchen :
ISBN: 0684800063. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. ©1996.

Chef and teacher Rick Bayless provides the inspiration and guidance that home cooks have needed, from essential recipes and explorations of Mexico's many chiles to quick-to-prepare everyday dishes and pull-out-the-stops celebration fare. He begins by introducing the building blocks of Mexican cooking. Cultural background and practical tips help readers to understand these preparations and make them their own. He includes familiar American recipes with innovative Mexican accents, details the simple techniques for getting the best out of every kind of chile, and guides us through a range of richly flavored regional Mexican dishes, combining down-home appeal and convivial informality with simple culinary elegance.--Publisher information.

Rick Bayless Mexico one plate at a time /
ISBN: 068484186X. OCLC Number:

. .

An authority on Mexican cuisine shares his wisdom and experience on cooking south of the border in this collection of 120 recipes that includes classics as well as some of his own creations.

Salsas that cook :
ISBN: 0684856948. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York, NY :. ©1998.

Tells readers how to compose six authentic, versatile salsas and use them in sixty delicious dishes, including such American standards as ribeye steak.

Dinner At Home :
ISBN: 1572841788. OCLC Number:

Agate Publishing,. Chicago, IL :. 2015.

JeanMarie Brownson has long been a beloved chef and food writer, from her time as the Chicago Tribune's test kitchen director and associate food editor to her ongoing professional partnership with the iconic Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco). Since 2007, Brownson has chronicled her life of cooking in a series of Chicago Tribune columns, the best of which have been hand-picked to form her newest cookbook, Dinner at Home: 140 Recipes to Enjoy with Family and Friends. This book features inventive and easy-to-make recipe ideas, along with gorgeous full-color photography. Organized by course, Dinner at Home also devotes chapters to holiday dinners, party snacks, rubs and sauces, and "breakfast for dinner." Readers will enjoy the seasonal menus, such as those for special occasions (Anniversary Dinner, Ultimate Father's Day, and Sunday Brunch) as well as themed meals (Manhattan Cocktail Party, Saturday Night Beer Tasting, and Wish We Were in Ireland Supper). For Brownson, cooking for others ranks as one of life's greatest pleasures, and her passion for creating trustworthy, approachable recipes is clear throughout Dinner at Home. This book is a must-have for home cooks who love the time spent gathered around the table with friends, family, and delicious meals.


Awards

Mexico

Speaking Engagements

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