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Thomas Keller shares family-style recipes that you can make
any or every day.In the book every home cook has been
waiting for, the revered Thomas Keller turns his imagination
to the American comfort foods closest to his heart—flaky
biscuits, chicken pot pies, New England clam bakes, and
cherry pies so delicious and redolent of childhood that they
give Proust's madeleines a run for their money. Keller,
whose restaurants The French Laundry in Yountville,
California, and Per Se in New York have revolutionized
American haute cuisine, is equally adept at turning out
In Ad Hoc at Home—a cookbook inspired by the
menu of his casual restaurant Ad Hoc in Yountville—he
showcases more than 200 recipes for family-style meals. This
is Keller at his most playful, serving up such truck-stop
classics as Potato Hash with Bacon and Melted Onions and
grilled-cheese sandwiches, and heartier fare including beef
Stroganoff and roasted spring leg of lamb.
full-color photographs, the great chef gives step-by-step
lessons in kitchen basics—
here is Keller teaching how to
perfectly shape a basic hamburger, truss a chicken, or dress
Best of all, where Keller’s previous best-selling
cookbooks were for the ambitious advanced cook, Ad Hoc at
Home is filled with quicker and easier recipes that will be
embraced by both kitchen novices and more experienced cooks
who want the ultimate recipes for American comfort-food
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