A Great American Cook: Recipes from the Home Kitchen of One of Our Most Influential Chefs

A Great American Cook: Recipes from the Home Kitchen of One of Our Most Influential Chefs


By (author) Jonathan Waxman, By (photographer) John Kernick, With Tom Steele, Foreword by Bobby Flay


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  • Format: Hardback | 286 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 257mm x 28mm | 1,134g
  • Publication date: 12 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Boston, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0618658521
  • ISBN 13: 9780618658527
  • Sales rank: 875,160

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Renowned chef Jonathan Waxman knows that becoming a great American cook starts at home--here he shares methods for recipes you can pull together with just a few ingredients. Widely recognized as one of the fathers of New American cuisine, Jonathan Waxman knows how to make magnificent food from just a few ingredients, roasting eggplants and red peppers for an intensely flavored soup or tossing asparagus with oranges and hazelnuts for a refreshing first course. His vision is bold, but strikingly unpretentious: many of the dishes in "A Great American Cook"--like the Shrimp BLT, Crispy Chicken and Goat Cheese Burritos, and Gingerbread with Brandied Plums--are free-spirited plays on classics, and his "less is more" philosophy animates suppers like flash-seared scallops on caramelized onions and chicken cooked under a brick with a sauce of rose wine, bacon, and peas. From a versatile vegetable dish that goes with nearly every main course to handmade pastas with delicate sauces to a foolproof way to cook salmon, Waxman gives you all the techniques and recipes you need for simple, sophisticated cooking at home.

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