Books

THE FAMILY SLOW  COOKER

By: 

 The Best of Bridge

The Best of Bridge ladies, like so many of you, have fallen in love with slow cookers all over again.

For most of us, it seems like life is always getting busier and money is always getting tighter, but people are still just as hungry. With all that pressure, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as gathering a few ingredients early in the day, turning the slow cooker on and not worrying about what to eat until dinnertime comes around.

Slow cooking is fun and can even be a bit fancy – from ingenious appetizers to easy desserts, there’s no occasion too big or too small for your slow cooker.

BEST OF BRIDGE HOME COOKING

By: 

 The Best of Bridge

The Best of Bridge cookbooks have nearly 4,000,000 copies in print.

The Best of Bridge is back with this collection of recipes that evoke all the goodness of home cooking — that wonderful feeling of family and comfort. If you’re looking for easy weeknight meals or entertaining ideas, look no further.

This is food that makes you feel good and tastes great, too. These soul-satisfying recipes are easy, dependable, reassuringly familiar and, above all, delicious. They will inspire you to get back in the kitchen and create some special memories around your table.

There are loads of tips to help you deal with the midweek madness of meal preparation and, as always, the dishes are made with ingredients that are easily found at your local supermarket.

Within the 250 recipes, there are dishes for every occasion and meal, whether it’s a soothing soup for lunch, one-pot dinners for those harried weeknights or delicious meatless mains.

BEST OF BRIDGE HOLIDAY CLASSICS

Now available for the first time, the definitive collection of holiday recipes from the ladies of Bridge.

Due to overwhelming interest, we’ve compiled a collection of the Bridge ladies’ favorite holiday recipes, as well as some new recipes that are sure to become instant holiday classics. The best roasts and other special entrées for your celebration are here, along with fabulous recipes for everything from holiday buffets and potlucks to festive libations and treats.
What makes this collection extra-special are the two chapters devoted to Leftovers and Food Gifts. The only problem with holiday repasts is that you’re likely to have leftovers. This chapter includes incredible recipes for transforming unused food into a second delicious meal. And nothing says “happy holidays” more than a gift made from scratch. From homemade toffee to seasoned nuts to preserves, you’ll discover a cache of gift-giving ideas.

As always, the ladies promise you simple recipes with gourmet results. Enjoy!

 

BEST OF BRIDGE HOME PRESERVING

Home canning puts the pleasure of eating natural, delicious produce at your fingertips year-round.

Preserving food is modern, practical and really quite simple, especially when you’re using tried and true recipes from Best of Bridge. As with all their other much-loved cookbooks, these are easy recipes with gourmet results.

The user-friendly recipes will appeal to novice and experienced canners alike. There’s a wealth of fantastic information, including basic equipment lists, food safety requirements and produce purchasing charts. Easy-to-understand detailed processing instructions provide all the information you need before beginning any canning project.

The outstanding variety of recipes covers everything from jams, marmalades, conserves and jellies to chutneys, pickles, relishes, salsas and more. There really is something for everyone right across the country, regardless of your growing region.

 
 

BEST OF BRIDGE SLOW COOKER COOKBOOK

An exciting new collection of recipes from the Best of Bridge kitchen that are not only delicious but incredibly convenient

Sally Vaughan-Johnston and Best of Bridge — the team that brought you Bravo! and Fan Fare! —are back with this collection of recipes created specifically for the slow cooker. This truly is a winning combination: the convenience of a slow cooker, combined with sure-to-please Bridge recipes.

This fantastic collection features recipes for everything from elegant appetizer, breakfast and brunch ideas to delectable desserts. And many of your favorite classic Bridge recipes have been adapted to work in the slow cooker.

The Best of Bridge motto remains the same: “Simple recipes with gourmet results.” The recipes work, and the one-liners will keep you smiling in the kitchen

BRAVO! BEST OF BRIDGE COOKBOOK

All new recipes from The Best of Bridge.

"It's been five years since we last published a new Best of Bridge cookbook. We decided it was time to retire, close the office and hang up our aprons -- which we did. But we kept on cooking, tasting and scribbling kitchen notes. In our "retirement," we have continued to expand our culinary repertoire through travel and sharing food with family and friends. We then met Sally Vaughan-Johnston, food writer, cooking professional and culinary whiz. Not only did she share our enthusiasm for retro recipes and new fangled foods, but she had the same irreverent sense of humor. And so it began, and here we are back with a brand-new volume of brand-new recipes."

The easy-to-use hardcover concealed wiro format is back by popular demand and contains more than
200 recipes that will be treasured for years to come, including:

  • - Mulligatawny Soup
  • Pulled Pork and Coleslaw on a Bun
  • Chocolate Pecan Caramel Bars.

"Still, one thing hasn't changed. Our motto remains 'Simple recipes with gourmet results' and, as our loyal fans have come to expect, the recipes work and the one-liners will keep you smiling."

FAN FARE! BEST OF BRIDGE COOKBOOK

All-new recipes from The Best of Bridge

It’s hard to believe but it’s been two years since the immensely successful and bestselling Bravo! was
published — and it now has 100,000 copies in print.

Now Sally Vaughan-Johnston and Best of Bridge are back with a brand-new volume of brand-new recipes.
They’ve continued to expand their culinary horizons through research, testing and, most importantly, sharing
food with family and friends. This new collection is a wonderful combination: a nod to the retro recipes that
first captured a place in our hearts, along with recipes that incorporate new ingredients for today’s lifestyle.

The ever popular, easy-to-use hardcover concealed wire-o format is back by popular demand, and the more
than 200 recipes are sure to become instant classics.

“Our motto remains ‘Simple recipes with gourmet results’ and, as our loyal fans have come to expect, the
recipes work and the one-liners will keep you smiling.”

Sally Vaughan-Johnston is a chef, food writer and food stylist. She is the bestselling author of Bravo!
and the former Food Editor of the Edmonton Sun. Sally lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

THE COMPLETE BEST OF BRIDGE COOKBOOKS VOLUME ONE

Bestselling cookbooks with more than 3,200,000 copies in print.

Now available for the first time in one collectable and comprehensive volume, all the recipes from the first two books originally published by Best of Bridge Publishing Ltd. These two books, The Best of Bridge, Royal Treats for Entertaining and Enjoy! More Recipes from the Best of Bridge, sparked Canadian cookbook history.

These popular and treasured recipes were enjoyed by thousands of Canadians a generation ago and can now be enjoyed by a whole new generation who want simple recipes with gourmet results.

An easy-to-use hardcover concealed wiro format combined with new photography and updated text all give a nod to the needs of today's home cook, but rest assured, there have been no changes made to the original recipes.

All the treasured recipes for luncheons, brunches, buffets and goodies are here:

Artichoke Nibblers / Zippy Avocado Dip / Stuffed Mushroom Caps / Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs / Polynesian Chicken / Baked Steak / Spaghetti with Eggplant Sauce / Wild Rice Broccoli Casserole / Cannelloni / Sunomono Salad Platter / Frosted Waldorf Salad / Habitant Pea Soup / Zucchini Casserole / Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes / Pecan Macaroons /Grasshopper Pie / Fantastic Fudge Brownies / Sour Cream Coffee Cake.

So whether you are looking to complete your Bridge cookbook collection or simply want to include tried and true recipes in your cooking repertoire, you'll find all this and more in this new collection.

THE COMPLETE BEST OF BRIDGE COOKBOOKS VOLUME TWO

An all-new collection of Bridge favorites.

Now available for the first time in one collectible and comprehensive volume, all the recipes from the third and fourth books originally published by Best of Bridge Publishing Ltd. These two books, Grand Slam: More Recipes from the Best of Bridge and Winners: More Recipes from the Best of Bridge, are still as popular as ever and are part of Canadian cookbook history.

These treasured recipes were enjoyed by thousands of Canadians a generation ago and can now be enjoyed by a whole new generation who want simple recipes with gourmet results.

Like The Complete Best of Bridge, Volume 1, it features an easy-to-use hardcover, concealed wire-o format, combined with new photography and updated text, that all give a nod to the needs of today's cook. But rest assured, there have been no changes made to the original recipes.

So whether you're looking to complete your Bridge cookbook collection or simply want to include tried and true recipes in your cooking repertoire, you'll find all this and more in this new collection.

The Best of Bridge cookbooks have over 3,500,000 copies in print

THE COMPLETE BEST OF BRIDGE COOKBOOKS VOLUME THREE

All the fabulous recipes in one handy volume!

Now available for the first time in one comprehensive volume, all the recipes from the fifth and sixth
books originally published by Best of Bridge Publishing Ltd. These two books are still as popular as ever and part of Canadian cookbook history. 

These recipes were enjoyed by thousands of Canadians a generation ago and can now be enjoyed by a whole new generation who want simple recipes with gourmet results. So whether you are lookingto complete your Bridge cookbook collection or simply want to include tried and true recipes in your repertoire, you’ll find all this and more in this new, sure to be popular collection.

BEST OF BRIDGE is more than a company. It’s a testament to the spirit and wherewithal of eight exceptional women whose collective head for business was matched by their commitment to each other. There are now nearly 4,000,000 Best of Bridge books in print.

THE BEST OF THE BEST AND MORE

All the recipes you’ve come to love and rely on over the years — now in a NEW handy, concealed Wire-O hardcover binding

The acclaimed Best of Bridge cookbooks have become an international phenomenon. The combination of always familiar ingredients, always simple gourmet results, as well as The Ladies’ legendary humor, means that they are culinary gems you’ll turn to time and time again. And now this perennial bestseller is available in the NEW concealed Wire-O hardcover binding that cooks across Canada have come to love.

THE REST OF THE BEST AND MORE

The acclaimed Best of Bridge cookbooks have become an international phenomenon, selling 3.2 million copies across Canada and the U.S. to those who want tried and true recipes with outstanding results. They offer tantalizing dishes created from readily available ingredients, as well as the Ladies' legendary humour, for a culinary gem you'll turn to time and again.

A collection of tasty, no-fail favorites, including 100 new recipes, from the bestselling Best of Bridge cookbooks.

A YEAR OF THE BEST

Oh boy! It's 25 years since the first Best of Bridge cookbook! We're still tasting, testing and publishing -- we love this job! Our approach to cooking remains the same: Simple recipes with gourmet results. But it's time for a fresh approach to publishing and you're looking at it!

While we were filming our television series for WTN, we asked Chef Vincent Parkinson, formerly captain of Culinary Team Alberta and Culinary Team Canada and currently the Chief Executive Chef of the Calgary Golf and Country Club, to join us and demystify the art of carving a turkey. We liked his twinkly smile, his dry sense of humour, and his approach to cooking. So we thought to ourselves: Wouldn't it be fun to do a book with him? We could learn lots of new culinary skills and develop a real home-cooked approach to his gourmet creations.

It was an exciting project

We found Chef Vincent was gracious, helpful, tolerant AND twinkly!.

We questioned, we cooked, we laughed and we learned! As the book evolved, we realized we were discovering new ways to celebrate the foods of the seasons. We've enjoyed the culinary adventure and we know you'll enjoy the results! Here's to A Year of The Best!

 

How To Buy Our Books 

If you’d prefer to purchase our books at a retail location, they are available wherever books are sold throughout North America and through selected retailers in Australia and the United Kingdom. Look for Robert Rose titles:

Canada
Coles/Indigo/Chapters / www.chapters.indigo.ca
Local Independent Bookstores

United States
Barnes & Noble / www.bn.com
Borders / www.borders.com
Local Independent Bookstores

United Kingdom
Waterstones / www.waterstones.com

To place an order directly, please contact our distributor Firefly Books and request the customer service department (please note shipping charges will apply):

Canadian Customers
Toll Free Telephone: 1.800.387.6192
Phone: 416.499.8412
Email:  [email protected]

United States Customers
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