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Ad Hoc at Home


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ISBN13: 9781579653774
ISBN10: 1579653774
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elizulrich, January 23, 2011 (view all comments by elizulrich)
My boyfriend received this book as a gift, and once I cracked it open, it was difficult to resist the urge to claim it as my own. Each recipe is more delicious than the next, and the food photography is absolutely stunning. Not to mention, Ad Hoc is chock full of intuitive and brilliantly simple tips on how to be a better chef that we would never have thought of otherwise. The recipes are very simple, straightforward and doable--exactly what we look for in a cookbook.
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ehrrinkeenan, February 17, 2010 (view all comments by ehrrinkeenan)
I've long lusted after a meal at one of Thomas Keller's restaurants, and it remains one of my dining goals in life. This is the first time I've read one of his cook books, but I'd heard that this one was especially geared to the home cook. It is amazing. At first I was put off by the gargantuan size, but then was thankful for every page and every inch. It's lovely, instructional, inspirational. Someday French Laundry/Per Se/Ad Hoc/Bouchon, you will be mine. Well, one of your meals will be.
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Keller, Thomas
Cookery, american
Ad Hoc (Restaurant)
Regional & Ethnic - American - General
General Cooking
Cooking and Food-US General
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11.32x11.26x1.20 in. 5.06 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Artisan - English 9781579653774 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Thomas Keller has yet again produced a true classic, this time for home cooks, with Ad Hoc at Home. This book gives both readers and cooks two temptations: to read it from cover to cover, and to cook from cover to cover.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Keller, one of America's most acclaimed chefs (The French Laundry; Bouchon), shifts his focus from fine dining to family-style meals for the home cook in this accessible and dazzlingly beautiful book based on the fare served at his Ad Hoc restaurant, in Napa, Calif. He does not disappoint, providing a thorough primer on the foundations of cooking, offering clear and easy-to-follow instructions on techniques such as butchering and trussing chickens and tying a pork loin. He also includes a section on becoming a better cook, which helps fine-tune the cook and instructs on using salt properly, learning to make one really good soup and getting organized. Throughout are helpful sidebars that clarify potentially murky subjects, including brining fish and meat, salad basics and using fats. Dishes such as braised beef short ribs, buttermilk fried chicken, and fig-stuffed roast pork loin highlight a vast array of offerings that range from crab cakes to shortbread cookies. This collection is what legions of Keller fans have been waiting for, a book that allows them to replicate the merest glimmer of his culinary genius in their own homes." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this cookbook inspired by the menu of his casual restaurant Ad Hoc in Yountville, California, Keller showcases more than 200 recipes for family-style meals. Full-color photographs throughout.
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