"French Laundry Cookbook" - From innovative soup techniques, to the proper way to cook green vegetables, to secrets of great fish cookery, to the creation of breathtaking desserts; from beurre monte to foie gras au torchon, to a wild and thoroughly unexpected take on coffee and doughnuts, "The French Laundry Cookbook" captures, through recipes, essays, profiles, and extraordinary photography, one of America's great restaurants, its great chef, and the food that makes both unique.
One hundred & fifty superlative recipes are exact receipts from the French Laundry kitchen no shortcuts have been taken, no critical steps ignored, all have been thoroughly tested in home kitchens.
If you can't get to the French Laundry, you can now re-create at home the very experience the "Wine Spectator" described as 'as close to dining perfection as it gets.' "Ad Hoc At Home" - Keller showcases dishes that can be made every day (and not just for special occasions). Invaluable lessons, secrets, tips and tricks - as well as charming personal anecdotes - accompany recipes for such classics as the best fried chicken, beef Stroganoff, roasted spring leg of lamb, hamburger, the crispiest fried fish, chicken soup with dumplings, potato hash with bacon and melted onions, and superlative grilled cheese sandwiches, apple fritters, buttermilk biscuits, relishes and pickles, and cherry pie - 200 recipes in all.