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Forklore: Recipes and Tales from an American Bistro

Forklore: Recipes and Tales from an American Bistro

by Ellen Yin
     
 

Forklore is a collection of recipes and stories from Ellen Yin, one of the leading restaurateurs in the country.  In it, Yin tells of the beginnings of Fork, and how it coincided with Philadelphia's second restaurant renaissance.  She describes how she fell in love with food, how Fork was born, and of the chefs who came through Fork's doors and

Overview

Forklore is a collection of recipes and stories from Ellen Yin, one of the leading restaurateurs in the country.  In it, Yin tells of the beginnings of Fork, and how it coincided with Philadelphia's second restaurant renaissance.  She describes how she fell in love with food, how Fork was born, and of the chefs who came through Fork's doors and helped contribute to its unique cuisine.  And through it all, she offers recipes — simple, delicious, and easy to cook at home — that represent the flavors of Fork and American bistro cooking.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Yin is co-owner of Fork, a popular restaurant in Philadelphia’s Old City, and its offshoot, Fork:etc., a gourmet market next door. Fork has just celebrated its tenth anniversary, and Yin’s very personal cookbook offers a heartfelt narrative of the restaurant’s first decade. The 100 recipes are grouped chronologically into such chapters as “Fork Grows Up” and “From Amour to Amore” (there is also a handy listing of recipes by course), and stories about the chefs and other staff, along with Yin’s own culinary adventures, provide the behind-the-scenes story. The book is attractively designed, and there are color photos throughout of the food, the restaurant, and the people involved. For area libraries and where restaurant books are popular."
—Library Journal

"Fork is one of Philly's greatest assets. For those of us for which Fork is more than an hour away we can now bring a little bit of Fork home with us, beyond the lovely memories. If books were edible I'd start with this one."
—Max McCalman, author of Cheese: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Best

Library Journal

Yin is co-owner of Fork, a popular restaurant in Philadelphia's Old City, and its offshoot, Fork:etc., a gourmet market next door. Fork has just celebrated its tenth anniversary, and Yin's very personal cookbook offers a heartfelt narrative of the restaurant's first decade. The 100 recipes are grouped chronologically into such chapters as "Fork Grows Up" and "From Amour to Amore" (there is also a handy listing of recipes by course), and stories about the chefs and other staff, along with Yin's own culinary adventures, provide the behind-the-scenes story. The book is attractively designed, and there are color photos throughout of the food, the restaurant, and the people involved. For area libraries and where restaurant books are popular.


—Judith Sutton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592136513
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Ellen Yin is owner of Fork Restaurant, the acclaimed New American Bistro in Old City, Philadelphia.  Since its opening in 1997, Fork has received many regional and national accolades including being named one of the "Best New Restaurants" by Philadelphia magazine and one of Philadelphia's "Top Tables" by Gourmet magazine.  In 2004, she expanded Fork to include Fork:etc, a specialty food store with prepared foods, artisanal and gourmet products.  Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Fork continues to delight new visitors from throughout the world as well as its own local fans. Her last cookbook, From Our Restaurant's Kitchen, a compilation of the restaurant's recipes and staff favorites, benefited scholarships for inner city students.

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