Best Andrew Dornenburg books
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For anyone who believes in the potential for artistry in the realm of food, Culinary Artistry is a must-read. This is the first book to examine the creative process of culinary composition as it explores the intersection of food, imagination, and taste. Through interviews with more than 30 of America's leading chefsa including Rick Bayless, Daniel Boulud, Gray Kunz, Jean-Louis Palladin, Jeremiah Tower, and Alice Watersa the authors reveal what defines "culinary artists," how and where they find their inspiration, and how they translate that vision to the plate. Through recipes and reminiscences, chefs discuss how they select and pair ingredients, and how flavors are combined into dishes, dishes into menus, and menus into bodies of work that eventually comprise their cuisines.
The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs
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Thousands of ingredient entries, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced, provide a treasure trove of spectacular flavor combinations. Readers will learn to work more intuitively and effectively with ingredients; experiment with temperature and texture; excite the nose and palate with herbs, spices, and other seasonings; and balance the sensual, emotional, and spiritual elements of an extraordinary meal. Seasoned with tips, anecdotes, and signature dishes from America's most imaginative chefs, The Flavor Bible is an essential reference for every kitchen.
Winner of the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book: Reference and Scholarship
What to Drink with What You Eat: The Definitive Guide to Pairing Food with Wine, Beer, Spirits, Coffee, Tea - Even Water - Based on Expert Advice from America's Best Sommeliers
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Winner of the 2007 IACP Cookbook Award for Best Book on Wine, Beer or Spirits
Winner of the 2006 Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award
Winner of the 2006 Gourmand World Cookbook Award - U.S. for Best Book on Matching Food and Wine
Becoming a Chef
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--David Rosengarten, FOOD NETWORK (1995)
The book that first kicked off the boom and established the category of contemporary writing on food, BECOMING A CHEF -- written by Manhattan restaurant chef Andrew Dornenburg and his Harvard MBA wife Karen Page -- was published during the summer of 1995 with extremely modest expectations: Its initial printing was a mere 2500 copies. Yet its first-time authors were interviewed by Matt Lauer on the "Today" Show, and BECOMING A CHEF went on to be hailed for launching "a new dimension in food writing, creating a standard for a whole new genre" (The Record).
"When Julia Child sends a congratulatory note on your recently published book and says she keeps her copy by the bed, you've done a good job...[BECOMING A CHEF] is a comprehensive primer on the culinary profession...a combination of brass tacks and philosophy."
--Mary O'Neill, THE DETROIT NEWS (1995)
By December 1995, BECOMING A CHEF "proved a surprisingly popular gift item" (Forbes), and the book was soon recommended or required reading at schools ranging from The Culinary Institute of America to Wesleyan University. The following spring, the book won the 1996 James Beard Book Award for Best Writing on Food -- and this cult classic (Restaurants & Institutions) was on its way to sales of more than 100,000 copies.
Many culinarians have cited BECOMING A CHEF as a life-changing book that first confirmed their interest in a culinary career. Others were inspired by its future-focused final chapter on food safety and purity, and the book's contention that "chefs cannot remain unmoved by these changes." BECOMING A CHEF's place in culinary history has been marked in timelines published by the National Culinary Review, which noted its 1995 publication as a key milestone for providing "the first compendium of answers to some of the most common questions an aspiring chef can ask."
Becoming a Chef: With Recipes and Reflections from America's Leading Chefs
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The New American Chef: Cooking with the Best of Flavors and Techniques from Around the World
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Today's professional chefs have the world to use as their pantry and draw freely on a global palette of flavors. Now Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page bring together some of the foremost culinary authorities to reveal how to use different flavors and techniques to create a new level of culinary artistry. Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse, Paula Wolfert, and many others share the foundations of ten influential cuisines:
Packed with information, ideas, and photographs that will inspire every cook, The New American Chef shares a mouthwatering array of nearly 200 authentic recipes, including Honey Spare Ribs from Michael Tong of Shun Lee Palace, Gazpacho Andaluz from Jose Andres of Jaleo, and Steamed Sea Bass with Lily Buds from Charles Phan of The Slanted Door.
Chef's Night Out: From Four-Star Restaurants to Neighborhood Favorites: 100 Top Chefs Tell You Where (and How!) to Enjoy America's Best
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For the country's leading chefs, experiencing restaurants fully from the diner's side of the table is crucial to their creative and professional development. Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page present the wisdom of the nation's top chefs about their favorite places to eat across America.
With opinions about four-star restaurants as well as favorite neighborhood haunts, 100 of America's top chefs-including Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, Chicago), Daniel Boulud (Restaurant Daniel, New York), Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill and Ciudad, Los Angeles), and Lydia Shire (Biba and Pignoli, Boston)-share their insights about where to dine and how to maximize the dining experience in more than twenty-five of the top restaurant cities across the country. Renowned photographer Michael Donnelly captures the adventures of these leading chefs.
The book includes a special section entitled "10 Steps to Educating a Palate", which will make anyone a better diner-and even a better cook-and also features sidebars which provide readers with special insights into local and ethnic cuisines, matching foods with the best wines, ordering more creatively and knowledgeably in any type of restaurant, and much more.
The Food Lover's Guide to Wine
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A wine book unlike any other, THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE offers a fresh perspective via the single aspect of wine most compelling to food lovers: flavor.
At the heart of this indispensable reference, formatted like the authors' two previous bestsellers The Flavor Bible and What to Drink with What You Eat, is an encyclopedic A-to-Z guide profiling hundreds of different wines by their essential characteristics-from body and intensity to distinguishing flavors, from suggested serving temperatures and ideal food pairings to recommended producers (including many iconic examples). The book provides illuminating insights from dozens of America's best sommeliers via informative sidebars, charts and boxes, which complement the book's gorgeous four-color photography. Another groundbreaking work from two of the ultimate culinary insiders, this instant classic is the perfect gift book.
Dining Out: Secrets from America's Leading Critics, Chefs, and Restaurateurs
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