Ad Hoc at Home

Ad Hoc at Home

Book - 2009
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Workman Press.
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 simpler fare.

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. In fun, 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 a salad. 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 classics.

Baker & Taylor
The owner of the French Laundry and Ad Hoc restaurants provides 200 recipes for casual family-style fare, from burgers and Beef Stroganoff to Roasted Spring Leg of Lamb and Potato Hash with Bacon and Melted Onions, in a book with 250 color photos.

& Taylor

Offers recipes inspired by the author's restaurant, Ad Hoc, with emphasis on casual, family-style dining, and including recipes for such dishes as "Buttermilk Fried Chicken" and "Pineapple Upside-Down Cake."

Publisher: New York : Artisan Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781579653774
Characteristics: 359 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Jul 29, 2012

Thomas Keller has a passion for food and you will too after making just one of these amazing recipes. Some have a number of steps, but the results are always worth it. Give the homemade fried chicken a try - it converts non-fried chicken eaters into fans!

Sep 29, 2011

great info .. I am an avid cook and I found this very informative. Pictures are great, and very in-detail. The recipes are great 'home' recipes, nothing too fancy or gourmet ... I have made a few of the recipes in there now .. great book for one who loves cooking :)


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