Twelve Recipes

Twelve Recipes

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Winner of the 2015 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Award

Forewords by Alice Waters and Michael Pollan

In this dazzling, full color cookbook and kitchen manual filled with lush photographs and beautiful drawings, the chef of Alice Waters' Chez Panisse offers basic techniques and essential recipes that will transform anyone into a confident home cook.

When his oldest son was leaving for college, Cal Peternell, the chef of San Francisco's legendary Chez Panisse, realized that, although he regularly made dinners for his family, he'd never taught them the basics of cooking. Based on the life-altering course of instruction he prepared and honed through many phone calls with his son, Twelve Recipes is the ultimate introduction to the kitchen. Peternell focuses on the core foods and dishes that comprise a successful home cook's arsenal, each building skill upon skill--from toast, eggs, and beans, to vinaigrettes, pasta with tomato, and rice, to vegetables, soup, meats, and cake.

Twelve Recipes will help home cooks develop a core repertoire of skills and increase their culinary confidence. Peternell tells you what basic ingredients and tools you need for a particular recipe, and then adds variations to expand your understanding. Each tip, instruction, and recipe connects with others to weave into a larger story that illuminates the connection between food and life. A deeply personal book, it was written by the chef alone and it glows with warmth and humor as he mulls over such mundane items as toast and rice to offer surprising new insights about foods that only seem exceedingly ordinary. It's a book you're as likely to keep by your bedside as your stovetop. With Peternell as your guide, the journey is pure pleasure and the destination is delicious.

Twelve Recipes features gorgeous color photos and inset illustrations by Peternell's wife and sons (all artists), and forewords by celebrated chef Alice Waters and New York Times columnist and bestselling author Michael Pollan.

Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062270306
0062270303
Characteristics: xv, 288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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Jan 15, 2016

I definitely took some recipes from this book. Though ostensibly meant for a novice, there's plenty here for advanced cooks. All sections are heavily annotated with the author's rather scattered comments about his kids, pets, friends, home life ...etc. which is not something I personally care for. Also, the format is oddly uncookbook-like: very heavy binding and paper.

WVMLlibrarianLynn Jun 20, 2015

Cal Peternell is a professional cook who also cooks for his family and friends. When his eldest son moved away he wrote this book with him in mind. A joyful book of essential recipes for the beginner as well the seasoned cook.

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