Synopses & Reviews
, superstar chef Daniel Boulud, with renowned food writer Melissa Clark, presents the definitive cookbook on the time-honored, sublimely flavorful cooking technique, bringing one-pot meals to a whole new level. Braising uses a "moist heat" method, where food and a small amount of liquid are placed in a closed container and cooked over a long period of time. A successful braise mingles the flavors of the food and the liquid, and results in rich, aromatic flavors.
With inspiring recipes for all kinds of braises—from meat to fish to vegetables—from destinations around the globe, including Thailand, Italy, Mexico, Turkey, Lebanon, France, Russia, and China, Boulud brings the world of braising home with welcome simplicity and intense flavor. Whether he's whipping up the familiar (Pot Roast) for a family dinner or preparing the exotic (Cardamom-Spiced Coconut Lamb) for entertaining, Boulud's expert guidance and easy-to-follow recipes written in Clark's clear and inviting style offer dishes full of variety and unparalleled flavor, sure to delight even the most discriminating palates.
“I look forward to the comforting scents and tastes of slow cooked food … ultimately tender and delicious.” Thomas Keller
“Only Daniel, the expert of slow cooked food, could bring such energy to the art of braising.” Jean-Georges Vongerichten
“The most exciting book on braising…incredible techniques… thank you for so brilliantly sharing your talent with us.” Eric Ripert
“What a treat... sends you running for the kitchen. I cant wait to cook from this book!” Suzanne Goin
“Yum-braise with one of Americas greatest chefs.” Emeril Lagasse
“Daniel Boulud is an undisputed creative genius… Braise is the book he was destined to write… a classic!” Robert M. Parker, Jr.
“I love Daniels food and it tastes so wonderful.” Nobu Matsuhisa
About the Author
Daniel Bouludwas raised near Lyon, France. In 1993 he opened his much-heralded restaurant Daniel, which was awarded four stars by the New York Times and praised as one of the best in the world. He has since opened DB Bistro Moderne and Café Boulud in New York, a Café Boulud in Palm Beach, and Daniel Boulud Brasserie in Las Vegas. Boulud has received countless culinary honors, including Chef of the Year awards from Bon Appétit and the James Beard Foundation, which also named him the country's Outstanding Restaurateur in 2006. He lives in New York City.