What’s Cooking? Wednesday: Twenty Dinners

Posted May 27, 2015 by dare2bedazzled in Waiting on Wednesday / 0 Comments

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What’s Cooking? Wednesday: Twenty DinnersTwenty Dinners by Ithai SchoriChris Taylor
Published by Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony on April 7th 2015
Genres: Cooking, Courses & Dishes, Entertaining, General, Methods, Outdoor
Pages: 272
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four-stars

A photographer (who happens to be an ex-restaurant cook) and an indie rock star (who happens to be an avid home cook) show you how to slow down your life by cooking beautiful, straightforward, but sophisticated, food for--and with--friends.       When he's on tour with his band, Grizzly Bear, what Chris Taylor misses most about home is the kitchen and the company. With his friend Ithai Schori, he cooks dinner parties for four to forty, using skills Chris learned from his mom and Ithai picked up working at high-end restaurants. Their food is full of smart techniques that make everything taste just a little better than you thought possible--like toasting nuts in browned butter or charring apples for a complex applesauce--but their style is laid-back and unhurried. This is about cooking not just for, but with, your friends, and so the authors enlisted their favorite pastry chef, mixologist, sommelier, and baristas to write detailed material on wine, desserts, stocking a home bar, mixing drinks, and buying and brewing fantastic coffee. Through more than 100 seasonally arranged recipes and gorgeous, evocative photographs of their gatherings you fall into their world, where you and your friends have all day to put food on the table, and where there's always time for another cocktail in a mason jar before dinner.From the Hardcover edition.

Hey fellow foodies,

Today’s book is Twenty Dinners by Schori, Taylor, and Holtzman. This book is really cool the pictures are absolutely breath taking (you all know I am a sucker for the picks). The recipes are pretty cool too. they look delicious some a little out of my comfort zone, but i will try anything at least once. the recipes in this book are very different from my normal cookbooks which was a nice change of pace. I liked how they are separated by meal each recipe chosen to complement the rest. There is even a wine recommendation for each meal. Experimenting is also highly encouraged for each recipe. They want you to leave a stamp on your meal make it special to you. I also like how this book goes over tips like choosing the right wine or how to pick out the food in the store, as well as techniques like knife usage and plating. A great book for the more adventuress non-picky eaters.

four-stars

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