A Colander, Cake Stand, and My Grandfather's Iron Skillet

A Colander, Cake Stand, and My Grandfather's Iron Skillet : Today's Top Chefs on the Stories and Recipes Behind Their Most Treasured Kitchen Tools

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The chefs: 12 of the 37 were nominated for 2016 James Beard Awards while a majority of the others are icons like Chris Kimball, Jody Adams, Anne Willan, Virginia Willis, and Norman Van Aiken.
Features never-before shared backstories that reveal a history, philosophy, or character of each chef.
Three dozen delicious recipes from today's top chefs in one book.

Chefs and cooking Enthusiasts seeking recipe ideas from today's top chefs
Kitchen enthusiasts who love cooking gadgets & equipment.
Culinary and food enthusiasts who enjoy learning more backstories about chefs and their philosophy and techniques.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 203 x 203 x 17.78mm | 680.39g
  • Nashville, TN, United States
  • English
  • 50 Illustrations, color
  • 1940611369
  • 9781940611365

Table of contents

8 Foreword by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
10 Introduction
14 Conical Steamer Andrew Zimmern
20 An Old Colander Jeremy Sewall
24 Knife Block Jonathan Benno
29 Switchblade & Pocketknife Jonathon Sawyer
34 Copper-Bottom Revere Ware Pots Sarah Schafer
38 Baker's Spatula Kyle Mendenhall
42 Chasseur Saute Pan Robert Wiedmaier
46 Cast Iron Pan and Silver Spoon Rob Newton
50 Biscuit Cutter Tandy Wilson
54 Copper Jam Pot Nicole Krasinski
58 Boning Knife Chris Shepherd
62 Antique Cleaver Steven Satterfield
67 Metal Skewer Stuart Brioza
72 Meme's Cast Iron Skillet Virginia Willis
76 Universal Meat Grinder Norman Van Aken
80 Balloon Whisk Dale Levitski
84 Plating Spoon Zachary Espinosa
88 Oyster Knife Steve McHugh
92 Wood-Burning Indoor Grill Fry Ford
96 Wooden Spoon Kevin Gillespie
100 Rolling Pin Natalie Chanin
104 Sharkskin Wasabi Grater Ken Oringer
107 Grandfather's Skillet Linton Hopkins
110 Mortar and Pestle Alon Shaya
114 Coconut Bench Scraper Bruce Sherman
118 Fluted Parisian Scoop Timothy Hollingsworth
122 Mini Meat Fork Slade Rushing
126 Hand-Crank Cheese Grater Michael Scelfo
131 Wooden Spoon David Guas
136 Microplane Sean Brasel
140 Copper Bowl Anne Willan
145 Cake Stand Rebekah Turshen
151 Double Boiler Chris Kimball
156 Tarte Tatin Pan Seth Raynor
162 Collection of Wooden Spoons Margot McCormack
166 Depression-Glass Juicer Jody Adams
171 KitchenAid Stand Mixer Joanne Chang
177 Index
179 Recipe Index
181 Contributors
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About Erin Murray

A Nashville-based food writer, cookbook author, and magazine editor with a not-so-secret obsession with oysters, Erin Byers-Murray loves telling stories about farmers, cooks, kitchens, and local food communities. She is the author of Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm (2011) and the co-author, along with award winning Boston chef Jeremy Sewall, of of The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes (2014). Currently the co-editor of Nashville Lifestyles magazine, Byers-Murray was also one of the co-founders of Dirty Pages, a culinary storytelling project celebrating shared, passed-down food memories, launched in early 2015. Before moving to Nashville from Boston, she worked a writer and editor at Boston magazine and DailyCandy.com. In her spare time, she writes for various publications including Food & Wine, The Local Palate, Tasting Table, FoodNetwork.com, LuckyPeach.com, AOL Travel, and Wine & Spirits Magazine.
She currently lives in Nashville with her husband and two children. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the managing culinary director of SeriousEats.com, author of the James Beard Award-nominated column The Food Lab, and a columnist for Cooking Light. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Wired Magazine, and Men's Health. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Adriana and two dogs, Jamon and Shabu.
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