Ad Hoc at Home

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Artisan Books, 2009 - Cooking - 359 pages
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Thomas Keller shares family-style recipes that you can make any or every day.

In the book every home cook has been waiting for, the revered Thomas Keller turns his imagination to the American comfort foods closest to his heart—flaky biscuits, chicken pot pies, New England clam bakes, and cherry pies so delicious and redolent of childhood that they give Proust's madeleines a run for their money. Keller, whose restaurants The French Laundry in Yountville, California, and Per Se in New York have revolutionized American haute cuisine, is equally adept at turning out simpler fare.

In Ad Hoc at Home—a cookbook inspired by the menu of his casual restaurant Ad Hoc in Yountville—he showcases more than 200 recipes for family-style meals. This is Keller at his most playful, serving up such truck-stop classics as Potato Hash with Bacon and Melted Onions and grilled-cheese sandwiches, and heartier fare including beef Stroganoff and roasted spring leg of lamb. In fun, full-color photographs, the great chef gives step-by-step lessons in kitchen basics— here is Keller teaching how to perfectly shape a basic hamburger, truss a chicken, or dress a salad. Best of all, where Keller's previous best-selling cookbooks were for the ambitious advanced cook, Ad Hoc at Home is filled with quicker and easier recipes that will be embraced by both kitchen novices and more experienced cooks who want the ultimate recipes for American comfort-food classics.


 

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User Review  - midwestin - Overstock.com

This is a famous cookbook for good reason. The recipes are something one could make at home but are complex in taste but not difficulty. Absolutely beautiful cookbook. Makes a superior gift for anyone who enjoys food. Read full review

Thank You Thomas Keller

User Review  - jillnt - Overstock.com

I love this book but the recipes are very involved and time consuming not for everyday cooking but more for special occasions. I love his salad dressing recipes. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Becoming a Better Cook
4
Poultry
12
Meat
36
Fish
78
The Accidental Restaurant
102
Soups
108
Salads
130
Lifesavers
234
Breads Crackers Cheese
268
Desserts
292
Basics
332
Sources
346
Acknowledgments
349
Index
350
Copyright

Veggies Sides
184

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Thomas Keller, author ofThe French Laundry Cookbook,Bouchon, Under Pressure, andAd Hoc at Home, has been honored with innumerable awards, from an honorary doctorate to outstanding restaurateur to chef of the year (for successive years). His two Michelin Guide three-star-rated restaurants, French Laundry and Per Se, continue to vie for best restaurant in America and for ranking among the top five eateries in the world. Ad Hoc, his casual family-style restaurant, opened in 2006.

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