Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home Cookbook
In this cookbook inspired by the menu of his casual eatery Ad Hoc, award-winning chef Thomas Keller showcases more than 200 family-style recipes. While best known for his highly acclaimed restaurants French Laundry and Per Se, here the haute-cuisine icon points his toque toward the comfort foods closest to his heart. You'll find accessible recipes for flaky biscuits, chicken pot pies and cherry pies alongside heartier fare like beef Stroganoff and roasted spring leg of lamb - all meant to be served from big bowls and platters and passed hand to hand at the table. A chapter devoted to homemade tapenades, chutneys, mustards and jams will keep you well stocked with all you need to elevate a simple meal in seconds. Stunning full-color photographs accompany step-by-step shots of specific techniques, providing both novice and experienced cooks the ultimate source for America's favorite fare. Hardcover, 359 pages.