For the first time in five years, Chez Panisse presents an entirely new collection of recipes reflecting the whole range of innovations emanating from the great kitchen of the most influential restaurant in the United States. 16 photos.For the first time in five years, Chez Panisse presents an entirely new collection of recipes reflecting the whole range of innovations emanating from the great kitchen of the most influential restaurant in the United States. 16 photos.Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Good. Worn Corners and/or Edges (Possibly Bent). Used-Good. Sound copy (Mild Reading Wear). May have scuffs or missing DJ. May have some notes, highlighting or underlining. "Our Business is Changing Lives."
Although I will *never* cook most of the complicated recipes in this book, I still enjoyed "reading" it. I guess because of the passion in cooking for real. Somehow it is comforting to know that people use real ingredients to make real food.
Mar 25, 2009
Chez Panisse in Berkeley was a revolutionary force in American cooking, spearheading the movement toward fresh, seasonal, regional ingredients as the basis for all menu decisions. In this book Chef Paul Bertolli shares hundreds of Chez Panisse recipes, for fish, shellfish, vegetables, risotto, pasta, bread, meats, poultry, desserts, preserves, and ?basics? - stocks, broths, oils,creams, and nitrates.
I have raved in another review about the book ?Chez Panisse Pastries?, which is of course my area of expertise; I was so impressed by that book I picked up this one as well. Like their pastry book, there are not a lot of photos or illustrations here - it could be intimidating, or less useful, for a novice - and it is jam-packed with California-influenced recipes. Their ideas and combinations are amazing, and wonderful, with many useful suggestions, including how to make a good menu (even cooler - they have sample seasonal menus from Chez Panisse).
I haven?t made a lot of these recipes, so I can?t really rate this book on usability, like their pastry book. I can recommend it, though - it is stuffed with a lot of great information; if you are a cook and truly interested in learning different approaches to food you will want to pick up this book.
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