Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Wayby John Besh
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James Beard Award-winning chef John Besh shares the lessons he learned from his mentors through 140 accessible recipes and cooking lessons. Featuring lush photography, inspiring personal stories, and a rich expanse of culinary knowledge, Cooking from the Heart is the next best thing to having an apprenticeship with Chef Besh.
Cooking from the Heart, Chef John Besh’s third cookbook, revisits the locations, lessons, and mentors that shaped his culinary journey. From Germany’s Black Forest to the mountains of Provence, each chapter highlights heartfelt memories and delicious recipes—the framework for his love of food.
The all-new, easy-to-follow recipes, complete with regional substitution suggestions, make creating upscale farm-to-table dishes accessible for any at-home chef. The rich production values and personal narrative make this cookbook an equally engaging read.
"a lavish and handsome picture book that's more or less a biography of where Besh, the charismatic former Marine, trained and traveled before establishing his several restaurants in New Orleans, particularly the German Black Forest and Provence." (Corby Kummer, The Atlantic)
"By turning to Cooking From the Heart the adventurous among us will be encouraged to cook like a pro-and learn a few things along the way too!" (Diane Hodges, Cookbook Digest)
"There's a gorgeous rusticity and lustiness to recipes ... that speak to his Cajun sensibilities."
"behind each dish there are also well-honed haute techniques, which Besh passes on in carefully photographed step-by-steps for making classics..."
"...the book is a sophisticated crowd-pleaser"new york time (Betsy Andrews, Saveur)
Meet the Author
James Beard Award-winner John Besh is a renowned chef, owner of nine restaurants, host of John Besh’s Family Table on public television, and author of the best-selling cookbooks My New Orleans and My Family Table. He lives with his wife and four boys outside New Orleans, Louisiana.
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