Synopses & Reviews
Marrying simplicity and succulence, steak is a food everyone can understand, and one of the very few to inspire genuine craving. Steak is William Rice's avocation, his passion, and he's researched different preparations and flavors of steak from all over the world. A collection of over 140 recipes, steak lover's cookbook is divided between fancy uptown cuts (e.g., tenderloins, porterhouses, ribs) and the plainer but just as tasty downtown cuts (skirt, chuck, flank, round). It includes the Best-Ever recipe for each type, plus dozens of inviting alternatives, not to mention Steak Fries, Outrageous Onion Rings, and Mississippi Mud Pie. It's a steakhouse at home.
84,000 copies in print.
It's a tremendous book. Bill Rice, one of the country's most talented food journalists, has written the classic cookbook for an all-American classic--steak. -- Emeril Lagasse, co-author of Emeril's New New Orleans Cooking
Steak for Every Occasion. Succulent, sizzling, sublimely delicious--for eating bliss thre's nothing like steak. And for William Rice finding the perfect steak has become a passion. Now the results of his search are served up in the essential steak lover's companion, with over 140 recipes for perfectly cooked steaks, from craving to carving, plus the starters, the sauces, the sides, the desserts, the wines. And steak talk, too.
About the Author
William Rice is the nationally-known food and wine columnist for The Chicago Tribune. One of America's most respected authorities on food preparation and wine, he has co-edited three editions of Where to Eat in America, a national restaurant guide, wrote Feasts of Wine and Food, a wine guide with recipes, and has contributed articles to Travel and Leisure, GQ, Gourmet, Elle, and Connoisseur. Before joining the Tribune, he was the editor-in-chief of Food and Wine magazine. Bill lives in Chicago with his wife, Jill Van Cleave, a specialist in recipe development.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Great Steak
About Steak (Making, Buying, and Cooking Steak)
Uptown Cuts (Tenderloin, T-Bone, Porterhouse, Strip or Top Loin, Rib, Rib-Eye, Sirloin)
Downtown Cuts (Shuck, Round/Eye, Round/Rump, Flank, Skirt, Crosstown Cuts)
All Around the Town (Before the Steak, After the Steak, Mail-Order Steak)